Department of Educational Studies
Student Services and Graduate Studies
Ramseyer Hall, Room 122 (main office)
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (autumn and spring semesters)
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (summer term)
Director, Office of Student Services and Graduate Studies
139B Ramseyer Hall
Ryan’s primary responsibilities include degree completion and progression for masters and doctoral students, providing guidance to faculty and students regarding department and Graduate School policy and procedures, and supporting with the overall functionality of the unit. Ryan also supports with 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. He is currently pursuing his Ed.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio State University. 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.
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.
Lakisha M. Mays
Academic Program Service Specialist
145B Ramseyer Hall (Remote on Mondays and Tuesdays)
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.
122 Ramseyer Hall (Remote on Tuesdays)
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.