The ASC provides individual assessment of study skills and time management problems. We also offers group presentations and class visits on these topics.

Our Philosophy

We believe that all students can improve their time management and study skills to become more efficient and effective learners. Our goal is to empower students with the tools they need to succeed at OWU. The first step is to assess accurately each student's strengths and weaknesses.

We guide students on the path of developing good habits. To be successful, a student needs to solidify these new habits, and that takes practice, persistence, and encouragement. We provide the encouragement. Perhaps you have heard this proverb: "Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day; teach someone to fish and you feed them for a lifetime." The Academic Skills Center teaches fishing.

Our History

The Academic Skills Center was developed in 1997 by Dr. Richard Leavy, a professor in OWU's Department of Psychology. The Academic Skills Center was designed to serve both the needs of the student body by providing individualized assessment and counseling for the many students without adequate study skills while also giving upper division psychology interns an opportunity to learn counseling skills.

The first location for the then-named Academic Skills Assistance Office was in Room 105 University Hall. While this location had the advantage of being in a main university building and next door to Dr. Blake Michael, one of the University's academic deans, it had neither a private entrance nor a reception area for making appointments. Our name changed to Academic Skills Center in 1999, and we moved into the R. W. Corns Building as a part of the Academic Resource Center (later Sagan Academic Resource Center) in 2001.

ASC Coordinator/Coach
Emily Lugg
Office: Corns 316
P   740-368-3930

ASC Coach
Annie Stinemetz
Office: Corns 316
P   740-368-3927


Contact Info


The Academic Skills Center
R.W. Corns Building #316
P 740-368-3925