Meet the Staff

Jennifer Dempsey Jennifer Dempsey
Writing Center Coordinator
Monica Durham Monica Durham
Director of Academic Advising and Support
Kristen Lindsay Kristen Lindsay
Director of Career Development and Placement
Ellen Nagy Ellen Nagy
Interim Associate Dean of the Owen Center and Director of Graduation Support Services and Assessment
Assistant Professor of German

Dr. Ellen Nagy serves as the director of Faculty Student Advising and the University Assessment coordinator. In this capacity she oversees the faculty student mentoring program, AIM Hei, and coordinates all assessment activity for the university. 

Dr. Nagy earned her bachelor’s degree from Colorado College, her master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in German Language and Literature. She lived in Salzburg, Austria, for two years. Her research interests are in German Studies, especially the history of teaching German at American universities as well as academic and career advising issues. Her publications include the book, Women in Germanics, 1850-1950, published by Peter Lang, and articles focusing on the role and representation of women in the German studies profession. Dr. Nagy has also published (with Heidelberg colleague Kristen Lindsay) a book providing a hands-on approach to navigating the first year of college, So I Got Into College, Now What? Her research has been presented at state and national conferences including the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the National Association of Academic Advisors,  the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the Ohio First Year Summit and the Ohio Academic Advising Association.

Dr. Nagy plays the violin in the Heidelberg University-Community Orchestra and competes in half-marathons and triathlons. She lives in Fremont, Ohio, with her husband. Their son is a sophomore at The Ohio State University, and their daughter, Hannah, is currently a senior at Heidelberg University.

  • Publication: Impressions: Using Reflective Photography to Understand First-Year Students’ Perceptions of College; Academic Advising Today, March 2013
  • Presented: “Focusing and Engaging Second-Year and Transfer Students”; Retention Management System Plus Community Workshop, Chicago, July 2012
  • AIM Hei: Advise, Inspire, Mentor; Reinventing A Model for First-Year and Second-Year Advising; NACADA Region V Conference, Akron, April 2012
Name Title Phone Number
Dawn Shaw Administrative Assistant (419)-448-2301
Todd Thomas Academic Advising Specialist 419-448-2497