Robert M. Ransom
Robert M. Ransom received his B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University. Dr. Bob (as his students and co-workers affectionately called him) in his thirty years of tenure atOSU has served as Director of several Offices, including The Special Services program, The Nigerian Education Program, and The Office of Affirmative Action. He retired as Director of the Office of Equity & Diversity, within OSU’s College of Education and Human Ecology. In this position he provided vision and leadership to create an environment that appreciated and valued equity and diversity, and ensured that the College’s graduates were prepared to be educators and leaders in our changing and diverse world. Under Dr. Bob’s leadership, the Office created effective programs, for students of Color, in all phases of the educational pipeline, from encouraging high school students to become urban teachers, to recruiting students for graduate degrees for work in higher education and educational administration. Dr. Ransom’s research interests include multi-cultural research methodologies, educational program development and evaluation, and issues of equality and Affirmative Action in highereducation. He has published research papers and made presentations at national conferences on these various topics. Dr. Ransom is currently managing an educational consulting firm helping community agenciesand organizations gain federal and state funding, staff and program development, and evaluation and research.