"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
—Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX is commonly thought of as pertaining to varsity sports. However, the law is actually much broader. Title IX prohibits gender-based discrimination in all programs and activities of any educational institution receiving federal funding. Although two of the most common applications of the law are athletics and sexual harassment/misconduct, Title IX also applies to admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling and medical services, and all other programs and activities available to students at Marietta College.
As Marietta College's Title IX Officer, Victoria A. Ford hold the primary responsibility for coordinating the College's Title IX compliance efforts, including overseeing all complaints of noncompliance and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Questions or concerns may be directed to her as follows:
Compliance, Training, and HR Administrator, Title IX Officer
Dept: Human Resources
Degrees: MA (Organizational) Communication, Michigan State University, 1988; BA Management of Human Resources, Spring Arbor University, 1986
Year appointed: 1991
Ms. Ford has more than 20 years of experience in the field of human resources. She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification, the highest professional designation in her field. She and her husband, Glen, a lifelong Marietta resident, reside in Devola. They are the parents of two adult children.
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Director, Human Resources
Dept: Human Resources
Year appointed: 2012
Name: Mark A. Miller
Title: Associate Provost for Academic Administration
Department: Office of Academic Affairs/Department of Mathematics, Computing & Information Systems
Education: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Denver, 1999; Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Denver, 1993; B.S.E. in Mathematics, John Brown University, 1984
Research Interests: Combinatorics and Finite Geometry
Mark A. Miller and Casey D. Trail, Sparse domination of (t,k)-prisms, Bulletin of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, 46 (2006), pp.81-87
Mark A. Miller, Finite thinking in an infinite world, Bulletin of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, 36 (2002), pp. 103-108
Mark A. Miller, Spreads and ovoids of generalized quadrangles of order (s, s + 2), Congressus Numerantium, 146 (2000), pp. 125-130
S. E. Payne and M. A. Miller, Collineations and characterizations of generalized quadrangles of order (q+1, q-1), Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo, Serie II, Suppl. 53 (1998), pp.137-166
Courses (Fall 2014): Excursions in Mathematics
Courses (Spring 2015): None
Phone: (740) 376-4811
What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?
I like to help students think differently about what exactly mathematics is. Mathematics is a language of truth and beauty. It’s hard to see that sometimes, but I hope that students end the semester with a stronger appreciation of both the utility and the beauty that mathematics has to offer.
What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?
Probably my favorite part of being a professor is getting to know our students and getting to play a role in their development.
When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?
I enjoy playing bridge, working crossword puzzles, and traveling to places with beaches, mountains, or windmills.
Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?
I like my Kindle, but I still love the old-fashioned books on paper.
What is your favorite location on campus and why?
One of my favorite places on campus is the Anderson Hancock Planetarium. The vastness of space fills me with wonder and causes me to reflect on Kierkegaard’s quote, “God in heaven, let me really feel my nothingness, not in order to despair over it, but in order to feel the more powerfully the greatness of Thy goodness.” Also, the seats are very comfortable.
What is your favorite Marietta College event?
I love Founders Day. We observe the history of the College, celebrate the accomplishments or our employees, and are inspired by invited speakers.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html