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College Leadership

Dean Donald Pope-Davis

Don Pope-Davis (PhD, Stanford University) is Dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. He is passionate about using higher education to address issues of equity, economic growth and the psychological well-being of educators and students. 

An educator for more than 25 years, he previously was dean of the College of Education at New Mexico State University, a Hispanic-serving institution. He also served in senior-level positions at the University of Notre Dame. Pope-Davis’ work on religious attitudes, multicultural competence and unintentional racism in counseling is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. He is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association's Society for Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues and a Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology. 

His most recent book, published by Cambridge University Press, examines the attitudes of Black Catholics in America. He is president-elect of the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI), a member of the steering committee of Deans for Social Justice and Equity in Education and past chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee of Ethnic Minority Affairs.

Central Leadership

Nicole Luthy

Nicole Luthy, PhD
Chief of Staff/Director of Strategic Operations

Kelly Crawford
Chief Administrative Officer of Finance and Business

Arpana Inman

Arpana Inman, PhD
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Natasha Slesnick

Natasha Slesnick, PhD
Associate Dean – Research and Administration

Anastasia Snyder

Anastasia Snyder, PhD
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

Lori Patton Davis

Lori Patton Davis, PhD
Chair – Educational Studies

Marc Guerrero

Marc Guerrero, PhD
Associate Chair,
Department of Educational Studies

Erik Porfeli

Erik Porfeli, PhD
Chair – Human Sciences

Brian Focht

Brian Focht, PhD
Associate Chair, Department of Human Sciences

Antoinette Miranda

Antoinette Miranda, PhD
Chair - Department of Teaching and Learning

Patti Brosnan

Patti Brosnan, PhD
Associate Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning

Pablo Banhos

Pablo Banhos
Executive Director of Advancement

Laura Justice

Laura Justice, PhD
Executive Director of Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy


Community Impact

Our work at the College of Education and Human Ecology brings together theory and practice to share and improve the community in powerful ways. Our centers and programs develop and execute innovative strategies that improve educational and healthy living opportunities for children, adults and families in cities, states and nations around the world. 
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College Council

The College Council is an elected body of faculty that advises the dean on college academics, policies and procedures such as programs, fiscal matters and personnel decisions. 
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