About Us

Department of Educational Studies Student Services and Graduate Studies

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(614) 688-4007

Ramseyer Hall, Room 122

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Alisa D. Tate

Director, Office of Student Services and Graduate Studies
Pronouns: she/her/hers
122B Ramseyer Hall/Remote on Wednesdays

Alisa’s primary responsibilities include degree completion and progression for masters and doctoral students, provides guidance to faculty and students regarding department and Graduate School policy and procedures, and supports with the overall functionality of the unit.

Alisa received her MSEd in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk) and has been a practitioner in the field since her graduation in Spring 2013. She’s also a doctoral student pursuing her EdD in Higher Education and Student Affairs. When she’s not working or studying for class, you can find her participating in hip hop fitness classes, attending concerts, going for walks, and exploring new places.

Ryan Provost

Graduate Career and Professional Development Coordinator and Manager of Events and Strategic Marketing
Pronouns: he/him/his
139B Ramseyer Hall

Ryan’s responsibilities include student programming, department communications and newsletters, social media, events management, and outreach.

Ryan received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia and his M.S. in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee. Before his current role, Ryan worked in Ohio State’s First Year Experience office and Dalton State College’s Office of Student Life. In his free time, Ryan enjoys going to movies, spending time at the gym, and hanging out with his dog Scout.

Megan Tuttle

Admissions Specialist
Pronouns: she/her/hers
122 Ramseyer Hall/Remote on Thursdays and Fridays

Megan oversees the admission process from application receipt to decision posting for our degree programs, licensures, certificates, and endorsements.

Megan received her B.A. in Nutrition and Community Health and her M.A. in Educational Studies from The Ohio State University. Before her current role, Megan supported our office as Program Assistant as well as working with cancer patients with The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. In her free time, Megan enjoys hiking, working in her garden, and traveling with her husband.

Ian O’Donnell

Assistant Director of Recruitment and Enrollment
Pronouns: he/him/his
139A Ramseyer Hall

Ian oversees the department’s recruitment efforts and is responsible for communications with prospective students. He also assists the office with various administrative and advising tasks including graduation applications.

Ian has a B.A. in History from Thomas More University and an M.A. in Public Humanities from Virginia Tech. His previous professional experience includes admissions work at Thomas More and Wittenberg Universities as well as adjunct teaching and course development. In his spare time Ian enjoys cooking, classic Hollywood movies, and is an avid roller coaster enthusiast.

Lakisha M. Mays

Academic Program Service Specialist
Pronouns: she/her/hers
145B Ramseyer Hall/Remote on Thursdays and Fridays

Lakisha’s primary responsibilities include providing administrative support for both faculty and students for the Ed.D. graduate programs and licensure programs, assisting with program assessment efforts, evaluating and tracking program data requests, assisting with refining and developing program policies, and planning events and workshops for Ed.D. students.

Lakisha received her B.S. in Psychology from The Ohio State University and her M.A. in Organizational Communications from Ohio University. Prior to working in Educational Studies, Lakisha worked as a Financial Aid Counselor in the Financial Aid Office at Columbus College of Art and Design, as an Admissions Counselor in the Graduate and Professional Admissions Office at The Ohio State University, and as a Graduate Program Coordinator at The Ohio State University. During her free time, Lakisha enjoys searching for unique food experiences and new travel opportunities.

Christina Terry

Program Coordinator
Pronouns: she/her/hers
A342 PAES Building

Christina’s responsibilities include administrative support for the Special Education, Learning Technologies, Philosophy and History Education, and HESA programs. She also assists in the tracking program data, along with supporting students in their field placements.


Rebel Bolton

Administrative Assistant
Pronouns: she/her/hers
122 Ramseyer Hall

Rebel manages email and phone call inquiries for the Educational Studies department along with other general administrative tasks. She also assists with the scheduling of classes as well as student registration.

Rebel received her B.S. in Environmental Science from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and her M.A. in Human Behavioral Psychology from National University in La Jolla, California. Before her current role, Rebel worked as a custodian for The Ohio State University’s’ Facilities Operations and Development department. In her free time Rebel enjoys reading, exploring Columbus, and spending time with her cat, The Dutchess.