About the Author

Patti R. Albaugh grew up in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and graduated in 1965. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University (then a college), and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.  She worked for several years at Battelle Memorial Institute as a research scientist and  retired after eighteen years from Otterbein University (then a college) as an Emeritus Professor. While living in Mount Vernon, she served on the board of the Knox County Historical Society and helped archive the memorabilia from Rudin’s Department Store for a Main Street exhibit at the society’s museum on Harcourt Road. Mother of Amy Baker Hoffman, Chicago, and Justin Baker, Los Angeles, she lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband Tom, cat Fuzzy, and dog Tonto. She is the author of a memoir about her father, Walter Rudin, Treat Gently This Gentle Man, and a novel, The Ups and Downs of Miss Margaret Landings, the story of an elevator operator in a small town department store in the 1950s.

Below is a partial list of academic and trade publications.

The Ups and Downs of Miss Margaret Landings, A Novel, 2013, Rudin Press.

“Writing a Codicil to Protect Your Genealogy Collection,”  Family Chronicle Magazine, September/October 2011.

“The Kind Merchant,” Looking Back Magazine, January 2011

Treat Gently, This Gentle Man: A Daughter’s Prayer, A Memoir, 2010, Rudin Press.

“Signs of Old Age Really Badge of Courage”, The Columbus Dispatch, March 1, 2008.

“College and Middle School Students Collaborate on Patriot Research”, The Ohio Council for Social Studies, Columbus, OH, April, 2006.

Albaugh, P. (1997). The role of skepticism in preparing teachers for the use of technology. ERIC Document ED 406 339.

Albaugh, P., Piazza, L., and Schlosser, L.(1997). Using a CD-ROM Encyclopedia: Interaction of teachers, middle school students, library media specialists and the technology. Research in Middle Level Education Quarterly, 20(3), 43-55.

Albaugh, P.R. (1993). Definitions of interactive learning. Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems, 7(3), 36-39.


2 Responses to About the Author

  1. Jerry King says:

    My father was Jim King and I remember him working at the department store.
    Jerry King

    • Jerry, so great to hear from you! Yes, I remember your father, but I can’t remember what he in the store, do you remember? Would love to hear more about what you can recall.Do you know years he worked there?

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