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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Steven Blalock

Program Coordinator 
301E Mershon Center
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B.A., International Studies, Old Dominion University
M.A., Political Science, Ohio University

Job Duties
Steven is responsible for events planning and coordination at the Mershon Center. He is the person to see to schedule a speaker or event.  He conducts event management, compiles information about speakers, updates events on the website, and is responsible for A/V technology at events.  Steven is also responsible for the grants application process, including the faculty and student research grants and the undergraduate study abroad scholarship. Finally, he supervises the Mershon Center's student work force and provides support to Mershon Center Interim Director Rick Herrmann

Professional Experience
Steven joined the Mershon Center in August 2014 as program coordinator. Before that, he worked as a legislative aide for an Ohio state senator for three years, and also as a legislative fellow for the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus for one year.

Before entering state government, he spent a year as a teaching assistant with the Austrian-American Educational Commission/Fulbright Commission, where he taught at two schools in Austria. He also served as a graduate research and teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science at Ohio University.