OSU-Tulsa Associate Professor Stacy Takacs was named director of the American Studies Program within the OSU College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2012.
Takacs received her Ph.D. in American Literature and Cultural Studies in 2000 from Indiana University and has been a core member of the OSU American Studies faculty since 2002.
Her most recent book, Terrorism TV: Popular Entertainment in Post-9/11 America, was published in 2012.
Takacs succeeds Professor Laura Belmonte who has served as director of the American Studies Program since 2007. Belmonte will return to full-time teaching and research duties with the OSU History Department.