John Thistlethwaite, Ph.D., Named Recipient of 2013 Conley Award for Outstanding Teaching

John Thistlethwaite, Ph.D.


Columbus, OH (43219) Ohio Dominican University (ODU) assistant professor of Anatomy and Physiology, and director of its Exercise Science program, John Thistlethwaite, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of 2013 Conley Award for Outstanding Teaching. 

The Conley Award is presented annually to professors who demonstrate excellence in teaching, and dedication to students and the University. Recipients of the Conley Award are selected by the student body. 

“I am very humbled, as there are a number of great professors at ODU that are very deserving of this award,” said Thistlethwaite. “I am greatly appreciative of the students for their recognition. They are the reason I do what I do.” 

“Dr. Thistlethwaite is exceptionally deserving of the Conley Award for Outstanding Teaching,” said ODU Vice President for Academic Affairs, Theresa Holleran, Ph.D. “He possesses and demonstrates a unique and rare ability to connect and engage with students, which enriches their academic experience. We are extremely fortunate to have him in our classrooms and on our campus.” 

Thistlethwaite came to ODU in 2008, and teaches gross human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, and nutrition and is also the director of the pre-nursing program. He has received awards for his work in the field and in the classroom, and has delivered numerous presentations and professional papers on cardiovascular research and metabolism. 

Thistlethwaite earned his Bachelor of Science from Ohio Northern University, and his Master of Science and Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo. 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.