Michael J. Boehm was named vice provost for academic and strategic planning in 2010.
He came to the Office of Academic Affairs from the Department of Plant Pathology, where he was professor and chair.
Vice Provost Boehm has taught at all levels of the curriculum and has been active in advising and mentoring students and postdoctoral researchers. His widely-published research focuses on the biology, ecology and management of fungal diseases of turfgrass and on the integrated management of Fusarium head blight of wheat.
In addition to his academic career, he served for 20 years in the military reserves and was recalled to active duty as a microbiologist with the Navy after 9/11 and the intentional release of anthrax.
Vice Provost Boehm is the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Phytopathological Society and, at Ohio State, an Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. He was recognized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities with that organization’s 2010 National Teaching Award, one of only two presented nationwide.
Dr. Boehm earned his bachelor’s degree at Heidelberg College and both his Master’s degree and doctorate at The Ohio State University. He joined the Ohio State faculty in 1996.