Office of Academic Affairs Directory


Executive Vice President & Provost

Melissa L. Gilliam, MD, MPH

Senior Vice Provost

Kay N. Wolf

Executive Assistant

Susan Hurst

Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources

Helen I. Malone

Executive Assistant

Jo'Vanna Zanders

Interim Senior Vice Provost

Ryan J. Schmiesing

Executive Assistant

Jo'Vanna Zanders

Vice Provost for Academic Programs

W. Randy Smith

Executive Assistant

Katie Reed

Project Manager, Alliance for the American Dream

Beth Frey

Assistant Vice Provost

Alan Kalish

Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Human Resources

Jan Neiger

Assistant Vice Provost

Melinda Nelson

Graduate and Professional Student Ombudsperson

Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza, Ph.D.

Faculty Ombudsperson

Mollie V. Blackburn


Communications and Marketing Manager

Tom Rinderle

Digital Communications Strategist

Stephen T. Begala

Fiscal Services

Interim Director

Kerry Schmidt

Data Analyst

Deborah Miller

Fiscal Officer

Kimberly Wilson

Human Resources Service Center

HR Business Partner

Bobbie Houser

HR Consultant

Chrissy Sprouse

Institutional Research and Planning

Senior Resource Planning Analyst

Sheila Craft-Morgan

Associate Director of Institutional Research and Planning

Jay V. Johnson

Ohio State Academy

Program Director

Michele Brown

Assistant Director

Kelli Reavling-Cobb

Outreach and Engagement

Interim Senior Vice Provost

Ryan J. Schmiesing

Director of Communications and Special Projects

Benjamin Lewis

Program Director

Mark McCann

Assistant Vice Provost

Nicole Nieto

Program Coordinator, Events and Programs

Jason Homan

Program Director, Programs and Partnerships

Jody Poth

Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching & Learning

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

Associate Director

Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo

Instructional Consultant

Jessica Riviere

Associate Director

Stephanie Rohdieck

Office Assistant

Chelsea Taylor

Program Manager, Conferences & Events

Jennie Williams