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Ann Christy

  • Professor, Food, Agr & Biological Eng
  • Asst Dean, Teaching / Learning, COE Undergrad Educ/Std Svcs
  • Professor, Dept of Engineering Education
  • 2070 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-3171

Honors

  • 20120601

    Recipient of the Resolution of appreciation for the leadership vital in developing strategies and a structure to implement the transition of The Ohio State University from the quarter to semester system, Resolution No. 2012-100.

  • 20120101

    Star Student Supporter Award.

  • 20070101

    Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.

  • 20050101

    Boyer Award for Excellence in Teaching Innovation.

  • 20050101

    North Central Regional Teaching Award.

  • 20040101

    Charles E. MacQuigg Student Award for Outstanding Teaching.

  • 20040101

    Best Proceedings Paper Award, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division.

  • 20030101

    Teaching Award of Merit.

  • 20020101

    Distinguished Service Award.

  • 20010101

    Plimpton Outstanding Teaching Award.

  • 20010101

    Outstanding Publication Award for the Special Issue of the Ohio Journal of Science entitled “Fractures in Ohio’s Glacial Tills”.

  • 20000101

    Award for Excellence in Teaching Materials and Methods in Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

  • 19990101

    Fellow.

Chapters

2010

  • 2010. "Anaerobic Bioreactor Landfills." In Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering, edited by Dennis R. Heldman,

2003

  • 2003. "Bioreactor Landfills." In Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering, edited by Dennis R. Heldman,

Journal Articles

2017

  • Saba, B, AD Christy, Z Yu, AC Co, T Park, 2017, "Simultaneous Power Generation and Desalination of Microbial Desalination Cells Using Nannochloropsis salina (Marine Algae) Versus Potassium Ferricyanide as Catholytes." Environmental Engineering Science 34, no. 3, 185-196 - 185-196.

2016

  • NR Baral, L Slutzky, A Shah, TC Ezeji, K Cornish, A Christy, 2016, "Acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation of corn stover: current production methods, economic viability and commercial use." FEMS Microbiology Letters 363, no. 6, 1-11 - 1-11.

2012

  • Chen, Q., A.D. Christy, M.E. Owens, D. Bortz, W. Greene, and B. King, 2012, "Two-plus-two construction management programs and articulation agreements.." International Journal of Construction Education and Research 8, no. 1, 4-25 - 4-25.

2009

  • Christy, A.D., 2009, "Barn Again in Ohio and Barn Awards." Ohio Country Journal 24 - 24.
  • Abadie,A; Christy,A; Jones,J; Wang,J; Lima,M, 2009, "LONGITUDINAL SURVEY OF FEMALE FACULTY IN BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING." TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASABE 52, no. 4, 1397-1405 - 1397-1405.

2007

  • Rismani-Yazdi, H.; Christy, A. D.; Dehority, B. A.; Morrison, M.; Morrison, M.; Yu, Z.; Tuovinen, O. H., 2007, "Electricity generation from cellulose by rumen microorganisms in microbial fuel cells." Biotechnology and Bioengineering 97, no. 6, 1398-1407 - 1398-1407.
  • Christy, A.D., and M. Lima, 2007, "Teaching creativity and multidisciplinary approaches to engineering problem-solving." International Journal of Engineering Education 23, no. 4, 636-644 - 636-644.

2006

  • Kim,Eun,Kyoung; Christy,Ann,D, 2006, "Use of soil texture analysis to predict subsurface fracturing in glacial tills and other unconsolidated materials." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 106, no. 2, 22-26 - 22-26.
  • Weatherington-Rice,Julie; Christy,Ann,D; Angle,Michael,P; Aller,Linda, 2006, "DRASTIC hydrogeologic settings modified for fractured till: Part 1. Theory." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 106, no. 2, 45-50 - 45-50.
  • Weatherington-Rice,Julie; Hottman,Ava; Murphy,Earl,Finbar; Christy,Ann,D; Angle,Michael, 2006, "Fractured tills, Ohio's ground water resources, and public policy considerations addressed by DRASTIC maps." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 106, no. 2, 64-73 - 64-73.
  • Weatherington-Rice,Julie; Christy,Ann,D; Angle,Michael,P; Gehring,Richard; Aller,Linda, 2006, "DRASTIC hydrogeologic settings modified for fractured till: Part 2. Field observations." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 106, no. 2, 51-63 - 51-63.

2002

  • Engelmann,C,JK; Ward,A,D; Christy,A,D; Bair,E,S, 2002, "Application of the basins database and NPSM model on a small Ohio watershed." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION 38, no. 1, 289-300 - 289-300.

2000

  • Christy, A.D., and J. Weatherington-Rice, 2000, "Field workshop on subsurface fractures in glacial till and their environmental implications: An educational experience for professionals and decision makers." Ohio Journal of Science 100, no. 3/4, 94-99 - 94-99.
  • Christy, A.D., M. Lima, and A.D. Ward, 2000, "Implementing real-world problem solving projects in a team setting." NACTA (National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Journal 44, no. 3, 72-77 - 72-77.
  • Christy, A.D., L. A. McFarland, and D. Carey, 2000, "The use of test pits to investigate subsurface fracturing and glacial stratigraphy in tills and other unconsolidated materials." Ohio Journal of Science 100, no. 3/4, 100-106 - 100-106.
  • Cauble, S., A.D.Christy, and M. Lima, 2000, "Toward plugging the leaky pipeline: Biological and agricultural engineering female faculty in the United States and Canada." Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 6, no. 3, 229-249 - 229-249.
  • Klingman, M.H., and A.D. Christy, 2000, "Development of a continuous system for sanitizing whole apples with aqueous ozone." Transactions of the ASAE 43, no. 6, 1989-1996 - 1989-1996.
  • McMahon, M., and A.D. Christy, 2000, "Root growth, calcite precipitation, and gas and water movement in fractures and macropores: A review with field observations." Ohio Journal of Science 100, no. 3/4, 88-93 - 88-93.
  • Fausey, N., G. Hall, J. Bigham, B. Allred, and A.D. Christy, 2000, "Properties of the Fractured Glacial Till at the Madison County, Ohio, Field Workshop Pit Site." Ohio Journal of Science 100, no. 3/4, 107-112 - 107-112.
  • Myers,M,J; Christy,A,D; Tuovinen,O,H, 2000, "Design of a laboratory scale bioreactor for treating landfill waste." APPLIED ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE 16, no. 6, 747-756 - 747-756.
  • Weatherington-Rice, J., A.D. Christy, and J. L. Forsyth, 2000, "Ohio’s Fractured Environment." Ohio Journal of Science 100, no. 3/4, 36-38 - 36-38.

1999

  • Lima, M., A.D. Christy, M. Owens, and J.C. Papritan, 1999, "The use of student portfolios to enhance learning and encourage industrial ties in undergraduate education." NACTA (National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Journal 43, no. 3, 51-54 - 51-54.

1998

  • Christy, A.D.; Lima, M., 1998, "Use of student portfolios in engineering instruction." Journal of Engineering Education 87, no. 2, 143-148 - 143-148.

Presentations

  • "Using wastes to produce electricity with Microbial Fuel Cells." 2010, Presented at Ohio Water Quality and Waste Management Conference: Waste to Energy for Rural Ohio,
  • "Using wastes to produce electricity with Microbial Fuel Cells." 2010, Presented at Sino-US Symposium on New Technology of Biogas and Low Concentration Waste Water Treatment,
  • "Teaching biology, chemistry, physics, and bioenergy with Microbial Fuel Cells." 2010, Presented at Columbus Public School Professional Development Day,
  • "Workshop on Microbial Fuel Cells." 2011, Presented at The Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators Conference and Agricultural Education Hands-on-Training Conference,
  • "Biomass to Bioenergy." 2008, Presented at US Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) Conference,,
  • "Microbial fuel cells: Cellulose conversion to electricity." 2009, Presented at OARDC / OSU Renewable Energy workshop,
  • "A new air-cathode design for use with microbial fuel cells." 2013, Presented at Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE),
  • "Feasibility of blood-based microbial fuel cells for biomedical applications." 2013, Presented at Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE),
  • "Electrical field amplified microbial fuel cells." 2013, Presented at Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE),
  • "The benefits of diversity with a Next Chapter Book Club." 2013, Presented at The Next Chapter Book Club and Beyond: A conference on literacy for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities,
  • "Economic analysis comparing microbial desalination cells and reverse osmosis technologies." 2015, Presented at Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers,
  • "Collaborative on-line course design for education in controlled environment animal production (eCEAP)." 2015, Presented at Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers,
  • "Workshop on Microbial Fuel Cells." 2012, Presented at The Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators Conference and Agricultural Education Hands-on-Training Conference,
  • "The OSU Department of Engineering Education." 2016, Presented at OSU Diverse student open house,

Papers in Proceedings

2017

  • Lima, M.; Christy, A.D. "Service learning in biological and agricultural engineering: Journeys in community engagement." (6 2017).
  • Christy, A.D.; Fasina, O. "Student ePortfolios for undergraduate professional development: A comparison of two programs." (6 2017).

2014

  • Faze, N.R.; Girme, G.M.; Bower, T.A.; Christy, A.D. et al. "Life cycle analysis of a microbial desalination cell." (1 2014).
  • Faze, N.R., G.M. Girme, T.A. Bower, A.D. Christy, and B.R. Bakshi "Life Cycle Analysis of a Microbial Desalination Cells." in ASABE Annual Meeting. (7 2014).

2013

  • Christy, Ann D. "Student portfolios for assessing ABET a-k outcomes." in 2013 ASEE North Central Section Conference. (4 2013).

2012

  • Weatherington-Rice, J., E.K. Kim, A.D. Christy, Y.W. Kang "Predicting nutrient and contaminant transport via fractures in glacially-related fine-grained soils using field and laboratory soil texture data." in Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. (10 2012).

2010

2009

  • Ward, A.D., A.D. Christy, R.J. Gustafson, J. D'Ambrosio, and K. Paterson "Globalizing Engineering Education: Lessons Learned from Africa and USA Partnerships." in Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education. (1 2009).

2008

  • Corcoran, B.A.; Henry, J.C.; Rice, R.R.; Rismani-Yazdi, H.D. et al. "Cellulosic ethanol from sugarcane bagasse using rumen microorganisms." (1 2008).

2007

  • Christy, A.D.; Weatherington-Rice, J.; Angle, M.; Aller, L. "Field verification of ground water pollution potential in fractured environments using modified DRASTIC methodology." (11 2007).
  • Christy, A.D.; Owens, M.E.; Faure, M.J. "Student portfolios, business communications, engineering poetry contests, and grading multiple drafts of technical writing documents." (11 2007).

2005

  • Christy, A.D.; Graf, J.A. "Departmental to inter-collegiate engineering poetry contests." (8 2005).
  • Rismani-Yazdi, H.; Christy, A.D.; Dehority, B.A.; Tuovinen, O.H. "Bioconversion of cellulose into electricity using rumen microorganisms as biocatalysts in a microbial fuel cell." (12 2005).
  • Christy, A.D.; Mancl, K.M.; Rowan, M.A. "Co-teaching an engineering class with an agricultural technology management class on the topic of waste and wastewater treatment." (12 2005).

2004

  • Christy, A.D. "Renaissance learning and poetry contests in biological and agricultural engineering." (10 2004).

2000

  • Christy, A.D.; Fausey, N.R.; Allred, B.J.; Hall, G.F. et al. "Hydraulic, physical, and chemical properties of fractured glacial till." (12 2000).
  • Christy, A.D.; Lima, M.; Alocilja, E.C.; Papritan, J.C. et al. "The use of student portfolios to enhance learning, industrial ties, and accreditation in biological engineering education." (12 2000).
  • Klingman, M.H.; Christy, A.D. "Design of an aqueous ozone treatment chamber to decontaminate whole apples prior to cider pressing." (12 2000).

1999

  • Christy, A.D.; Lima, M. "Biological engineering student design projects with real clients." (12 1999).

1998

  • Christy, A.D.; Lima, M. "Use of student portfolios to encourage industrial ties in undergraduate engineering education." (12 1998).