Ray Schuck, a retired museum director, is currently the Director of the Public History/Museum Studies Program at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. During his twelve-year tenure he established and teaches courses in the Public History/Museum Studies Program, including an archaeology field school. He travels extensively, and has researched and written on a variety of topics in history and archaeology. He serves as the university’s rugby advisor and women’s team coach.
2002-Present Member of the Northwest State Community College Historic Preservation Advisory Committee
2000-Present Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Collections Specialist, Rugby Advisor/Coach, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio.
2000-2009 Member of the Book Awards Committee for the Conference on Local History, Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
1993-2000 Committee Member, Ohio Academy of History, Historical Societies and Archives Committee.
1995 Member of the British Council’s Museum Professionals’ Study Tour of Northern Ireland.
1993 Member of the Museum Studies Delegation to Russia, People to People International Program.
1992-1996 Council Member, Ohio Museums Association.
1991-2000 Editorial Consultant, Popular Culture in Libraries Journal.
1985-2000 Grant Reviewer for the Institute of Museum Services
1982-1986 Council Member, Society of Ohio Archivists.
1982-1984 Council Member, Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums.
1981-1982 OAC/OHC Grant Director, Study of Pre-Civil War Rural Black Settlements in West-Central Ohio.
1980-2000 Director, Allen County Museum, Lima, Ohio.
1979-1983 Guest Lecturer, Museology Program, The Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio.
1975-1980 Curator, Allen County Museum, Lima, Ohio.
1984 Graduate of the Principles of Management for Cultural Institutions Seminar, Museums Collaborative, N.Y.
1979 M.A., American History/Museum and Archival Administration, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.
1978 Graduate of the Seminar for Historical Administration, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.
1977 Two-Month Archival Administration Internship, The Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green, Ohio.
1974 Four-Month Archaeology Internship, The Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio.
1974 B.A., Anthropology/Museology, The Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio.
1972 A.A., Liberal Arts, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, N.Y.
Professional Service and Awards:
2010 Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, Department of History, Politics and Justice in the Getty College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio Northern University.
2006-2009 Assisted with the legal establishment of the Wilson Football Museum, including applications for non-profit status and organizational and curatorial development.
2000-Present Annual lectures and presentations on a variety of topics to the docents and the general public and technical and professional assistance at area historical societies and museums, including the Allen County Museum, Lima, Ohio; the Delphos Historical Society, Delphos, Ohio; and the Swiss Community Historical Society, Bluffton, Ohio.
2000-Present Instructor for the Ohio Northern University Field School in Archaeology.
2000 Lima City Schools Archaeology Residency
1997 Rostov-On-Don, Russia
1994 Beaverdam Site, Beaverdam, Ohio.
1980-1982 Kirian-Treglia Site, Allen County, Ohio.
1975 Fort Mason Site, Nogales, Arizona.
1974 Mound City Site, Chillicothe, Ohio.
1974 Fort Meigs Site, Perrysburg, Ohio.
1974 Fort Gower Site, Hockingport, Ohio.
2012 Schuck, Raymond I. and Ray Schuck, eds. Do You Believe in Rock and Roll: Essays on Don McLean’s American Pie, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. Author contribution: A Line by Line Analysis of a Classic Song, pp. 49-75.
2012 Schuck, Ray. Reopening the Curtain on Rugby in America, American History Through American Sports: From Colonial Lacrosse to Extreme Sports, Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Press.
2010 Schuck, Ray. Book review for Northwest Ohio History, Vol. 79, No. 2 (Spring 2012): Lisa Swickard, Calamity and Courage: Tiffin’s Battle During Ohio’s Deadly 1913 Flood. Melmore, Ohio: Virgin Alley Press, 2010.
2008 Schuck, Ray. When the Broadway Limited Stopped in Lima: An Ohio Town Embraces the Babe, Baseball and the “Sultan of Swat”: Babe Ruth at 100. AMS Press.
2008 Schuck, Ray. Book Review for the Journal of Popular Culture: Generation on Fire: Voices of Protest From the 60s, An Oral History. Jeff Kisseleloff. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2007.
2001 Sciulli, Paul W. and Ray Schuck. Terminal Late Archaic Mortuar Practices II: The Boose Cemetery,Pennsylvania Archaeologist 71:29-42.
2000-2005 Field Reports In Archaeology, Annual Reports of the Metzger/Hillier Family Foundation Site, 33TU590. ONU Publications.
1994 Schuck, Ray. Outreach Through Partnerships and Collaborations, History Outreach: Programs for Museums, Historical Organizations, and Academic History Departments. Krieger Press.
1993 Sciulli, Paul W., Ray Schuck, and Myra J. Geisen. Terminal Late Archai Mortuary Practices at Kirian-Treglia(33AL39), Pennsylvania Archaeologist, 63: 53-63.
1989 Schuck, Ray. A Partnership In Community History: The Town and City Gallery, History News, AASLH Publication.
1988 Schuck, Ray. Collecting 20th Century Artifacts Means Big Things Literally, The Local Historian. OAHSM Publication.
1984 Schuck, Ray. Exhibit Planning In the Small Historical Society Museum, The Local History Notebook. OAHSM Publication.
1974 Schuck, Ray. Chronology of Dunmore’s War and Fort Gower, Fort Gower Preliminary Report: Field Reports in Archaeology. The Defiance College Publication.