Office of Academic Affairs Directory


Executive Vice President & Provost

Melissa L. Gilliam, MD, MPH

Vice President for Budget and Resource Management

Brad Harris

Senior Director of Communications and Marketing

Kevin Leonardi

Senior Vice Provost for Faculty

Patrick Louchouarn

Senior Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence

Wendy Smooth

Senior Vice Provost for External Engagement

Ryan J. Schmiesing

Executive Assistant

Andrew Perz

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Leadership

Kay N. Wolf

Faculty Ombudsperson

Mollie V. Blackburn

Graduate and Professional Student Ombudsperson

Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza, Ph.D.

Project Manager, Alliance for the American Dream

Beth Frey

Vice Provost for the Arts

Lisa Florman

Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Human Resources

Jan Neiger

Assistant Vice Provost

Melinda Nelson

Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources

Helen I. Malone

Vice Provost for Academic Programs

W. Randy Smith

Executive Assistant

Katie Reed

Director of Design and Innovation

Sarah Gallimore

Executive Assistant

Storm M. Henderson

Executive Assistant

Andrew Perz

Executive Assistant

Katie Reed

Executive Assistant

Jessica Ruby

Executive Assistant to the Provost

Robby Stephens

Communications and Marketing

Senior Director of Communications and Marketing

Kevin Leonardi

Digital Communications Strategist

Stephen T. Begala

Content Strategist

Suzanne Bressoud

Senior Communications Specialist

Kyle Kuhlman

Director of Communications and Special Projects

Benjamin Lewis

Executive Writer

Tom Meehan

Strategic Communications Program Manager, Graduate School

Matthew Swift

Human Resources

HR Business Partner

Bobbie Houser

HR Consultant

Courtney Crawford

HR Consultant

Lindsey Mick

Institutional Research and Planning

Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning

Michele J. Hansen, PhD

Associate Director of Institutional Research and Planning

Jay V. Johnson

Reporting and Analytics Senior Analyst

Mitsu Narui, PhD

Data Analytics & Visualization Specialist

Negash Negash

Statistical and Analytics Specialist

Mohammed Rahman, PhD

Ohio State Academy

Program Director

Michele Brown

Assistant Director

Kelli Reavling-Cobb

Outreach and Engagement

Senior Vice Provost for External Engagement

Ryan J. Schmiesing

Assistant Vice Provost

Nicole Nieto

Program and Event Management

Director of Program and Event Management

Jody Poth

Event Manager

Jason Homan

Program Coordinator

Jacqueline Honeck

Program Assistant

Aidan Detterman

Buckeye Precollege Program

Executive Director of Academic Summer Programs

Christine S. Parker

Assistant Director of Student Experience

Mandie Kollman

Assistant Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Rachel Tuttle

Scarlet and Gray Advantage

Project Director

Ann Talbot

Project Manager

Kristin Garner

Finance and Business Services

Executive Director of Finance and Business Services

Kerry Schmidt


Yusra Akileh

Manager of Grants & Sponsored Programs

Ginette Busque

Senior Fiscal Associate

Chris Feil

Senior Global Accountant

Nicholas Gallagher

Manager of Procurement, Receivables, and Customer Service

Timothy E. Hornsby

Kirti Pawan Jain


Mary Johnson

Accounting & Operations Assoc.

Shammi Liyanage

Fiscal Associate

Nicholas Maddron

Business Services Liaison

Sheri Matheny

Data Analyst

Deborah Miller


Matthew Pfanz


Juanita Ramirez-Huerta

Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching & Learning

Associate Vice Provost and Director

Anika Anthony

Office Admin Associate

Christobel Anandappa

Faculty Fellow

Mary Jo Fresch

Instructional Consultant and Coordinator of Academic Inclusion and Associated Faculty

Sarah Holt

Assistant Director and Coordinator for Assessment and Curriculum Design

Teresa Johnson

Assistant Director and Coordinator for International Initiatives

Laurie Maynell

Instructional Consultant

Jessica Riviere

Associate Director

Stephanie Rohdieck

Office Assistant

Chelsea Taylor

Program Coordinator

Audrey Van Ostran

Program Manager, Conferences & Events

Jennie Williams