Angie Wellman, PhD

Angie Wellman (she, her, hers) is the Director of Belonging and Education for Student Life after having served as Associate Director in the Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change (formerly the Multicultural Center) since fall 2016. She had previously been an Intercultural Specialist in the Center for six years. Her transformational work with LGBTQ and other under-represented students, staff, faculty and alumni was recognized with the University Distinguished Staff Award in 2016.

Angie is a proud first-generation college graduate who earned her bachelor's degree from Kent State University, a Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling and School Guidance Counseling from the University of Dayton and a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. The supervisory needs of higher education professionals who were first generation college students was the focus of her doctoral research.  An experienced scholar-practitioner, Angie’s ongoing research interests are in the cultivation of individual self-efficacy, institutional access, and organizational development.

A licensed professional clinical counselor, Angie is a lecturer in the College of Social Work and College of Education & Human Ecology at The Ohio State University, and she also serves as a STEP Faculty Mentor. Before her work at Ohio State, Angie held the position of Executive Director at Kaleidoscope Youth Center. Prior to this, she led programming efforts at other non-profit organizations including Stonewall Columbus, Oriana House and an Akron-area YMCA. 

As the Director of Belonging and Education, Angie serves as a thought-partner with Student Life colleagues on staff-focused belonging, inclusion and equity-minded initiatives, working to ensure that inclusion and equity are imbedded in our collective work.  She facilitates community building and educational opportunities scaffolded to continuously develop Student Life team members’ capacity to effectively relate, work and lead across identity, cultures, and experiences. Angie supports Student Life managers and supervisors in advancing a culture in which students and staff feel valued, included, and affirmed as integral parts of the work we do at the university.