1444 North Capitol Street N.W., Suite 445B, Washington, DC 20001
Provides support to operations and activities of John Glenn College Washington, DC Office
Coordinates recruitment activities on-campus for WAIP and meets with prospective students
Coordinates activities for WAIP programming (study tours, policy salons, professional development, alumni mentorship program)
Provides on-ground support to Glenn Fellows in WAIP during their Washington semester
Oversees WAIP Buddies program
Compiles and manages WAIP student and program data
Sydney Rubin joined the Glenn College's DC office in April 2019, and is a proud 2018 graduate of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Before joining the DC office, Sydney worked as a Community Relations Aide with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, as an Office Assistant for the Glenn College for over three years, as an intern at CQ Roll Call during WAIP, and a House Intern with an Ohio State Representative. As a WAIP alumna, Sydney is passionate about coordinating a holistic experience for students while they are in DC and helping them gain professional skills to be successful in the future. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys exploring different cuisines in DC and binge watching true crime documentaries.
Director of Washington Programs
1444 North Capitol Street N.W., Suite 445B, Washington, DC 20001
Directs operations and activities of John Glenn College Washington, DC Office
Manages recruitment, marking and outreach for Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP)
Manages application and selection process for WAIP and works with students to place them in high-quality internships in Washington, DC, advising students through internship application and interview process
Develops WAIP programming (study tours, policy salons, professional development, alumni mentorship program) and provides on-ground oversight and management to all aspects of WAIP and Glenn College Washington, DC activities
Teaches Student Internship in Public Affairs- DC (4191.02) for WAIP and Washington Navigator skills course for MPA-DC
Supports application and admissions process for MPA-DC, and manages MPA-DC internship placement and programming
Serves as staff advisor for the OSU chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Katy is a two-time graduate of Ohio State, graduating with a dual degree in Political Science and International Studies in 2011 and with her MPA from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs in 2013. Katy returned to the Glenn College in summer 2014 to oversee and manage the Washington Office and Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP), which she has grown significantly to bring more Buckeyes to Washington for internship experiences. Katy has played a significant role in developing and launching the MPA-DC program. Katy enjoys supporting students in discovering their passions through meaningful professional experiences in Washington, DC. In her spare time, Katy enjoys facilitating salary negotiation workshops for women in both Columbus and Washington and traveling as much as possible.
MPAL Program Manager
110 Page Hall
Manages recruitment and marketing activities for the online Master of Public Administration & Leadership (MPAL) and the Certificates in Criminal Justice Administration and Public Management
Facilitates application and admission process for MPAL and Certificate programs
Serves as the academic advisor for MPAL and Certificate students
Plans recruitment, orientation, and community building events for MPAL and Certificate students
Acts as liaison with Glenn College Alumni Services as well as Management and Development Programs (MDP) to promote engagement and lifelong learning
Melinda has degrees in Higher Education Administration and Education Studies. She has 17 years of experience working with Master-level students and most recently managed a hybrid distance program for executive students. She has recently returned to Ohio State where she is relearning the OH-IO cheer while exploring interesting and historical spots on campus.
Graduate Programs Manager
110H Page Hall
Manages recruitment, marketing and outreach for the MPA, MPA-DC, MA and PhD programs, as well as dual degrees
Facilitates applications and admissions process for MPA, MPA-DC, MA and PhD programs
Plans and directs recruitment and onboarding events at the Glenn College, such as spring visit day and orientation
Serves as the academic advisor for In-Career MA and dual degree students
Manages graduate ambassador program
Serves as a liaison to university offices and groups, such as the Graduate School, Graduate/Professional Admissions, AGPA
Sammie graduated from Ohio University in 2011 with a degree in Cultural Anthropology and went on to earn her MPA from the Glenn College in 2013 with the ultimate goal of working in higher education administration. She worked for the College of Medicine at Ohio State for a couple of years before re-joining the Glenn College in 2016 as the graduate programs manager. Sammie enjoys recruiting new students into various Glenn College programs that will fit their professional goals, and helping current students find the best ways to tailor their degree to their own specific interests. In her free time, Sammie likes reading, gardening, and growing her vinyl collection.
Emily (Em) Underation
110D Page Hall
Coordinates the Ohio Government Internship Program (OGIP) and the High School Internship Program (HSIP)
Coordinates the Ohio Public Service Internship Network (OPSIN) through the State of Ohio Leadership Institute (SOLI)
Advisor for John Glenn Learning Community
Meets with students who are interested in pursuing the Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP)
Teaches Public Affairs 4191.01 – Public Affairs Internship
Assists with undergraduate recruitment efforts
Em joined the Glenn College in March 2018. She is an alumna of the Glenn College and WAIP, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs in 2016 from Ohio State. She is a Master of Public Administration candidate from Kent State University. Em was a Legislative Aide in the Ohio House of Representatives before joining the Glenn College Student Services team. She loves working for the Glenn College and giving back to students because she received so much from JGCPA in her undergraduate career.
Career Services and MPA Academic Advisor
110F Page Hall
Responsible for Career Services functions throughout the college
Advise and train students in professional development competencies
Manage Glenntern partnerships
Responsible for assisting students resume reviews, cover letter writing, mock interviews, salary negotiation, etc.
Plan and implement career workshops and trainings for students annually
Manage the First Destination Survey
Responsible for Instagram (@glennstudentservices) and twitter (@JGC_studentserv) social media accounts
Allie has been with the Glenn College since Spring 2017. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication from Cedarville University in May 2015. While she wasn’t always a buckeye, she proudly became an alum of The Ohio State University in May of 2019 when she received her Master of Arts in Educational Studies. Allie has over four years of experience in Career Services due to working as the Assistant Director of Career Services at Cedarville University prior to joining OSU. She has been in both centralized and decentralized offices and is well versed in all Career Services functions by acting as career fair coordinator, employer outreach, resume reviewer, student manager, and social media guru. She enjoys working with students and wants to be sure that every student finds success in their individual career path.
Chris Adams, MPA
Director of Student Services and Programs
110D Page Hall
Directs student services office and supervises staff
Manages recruitment and marketing for undergraduate degree programs
Manages academic advising (scheduling, petitions, transfer credit, etc.) for Glenn students
Works with faculty on the development of new classes, specializations, programs, and assessment tools
Directs Glenn College honors program
Serves as staff advisor for John Glenn Civic Leadership Council and Public Affairs Student Association
Serves as liaison to University offices such as Undergraduate Admissions, First Year Experiences, Honors & Scholars, Education Abroad, and Student Life
Chris has been at The Ohio State University in one capacity or another since 2001, when he began as a student. Chris graduated from Ohio State University with a double major in History and Political Science in 2005 and then enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program at the Glenn School. After completing the MPA program in 2007 Chris worked as an Academic Advisor with the College of Arts and Sciences before joining the Glenn College staff in January of 2008. Chris played a lead role in the development of the Glenn College’s undergraduate program and now oversees all aspects of the student services office, including recruitment, advising, career services, and co-curricular student leadership programs.
Admissions and Scheduling Assistant
110 Page Hall
Serves as the advisor for undergraduate minor programs
Manages Student Services front desk and student workers
Manages the college’s schedule of classes
Manages Page Hall room reservations
Compiles and maintains student and program data
Facilitates Graduate Admissions Process
Serves as liaison to Univ. Registrar and curricular partners across campus
Steve has worked at Ohio State since graduating in 2003 with a double major in History and Political Science. Before joining the Glenn College in 2013, he has worked with: the Undergraduate Admissions office, University Advancement, the Department of History, and the Graduate School. While a student, Steve was a University Ambassador, accumulated 14 Intramural Championship T-shirts, and played sousaphone in TBDBTIL - “dotting the i” three times.
Kate Hallihan, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Students and Instruction
110C Page Hall
Oversees recruitment, academic, and career advising for all programs
College Diversity Officer
Curricular Planning and Development
Course Design, Pedagogy, and Teacher Support
Assessment and Accreditation Reporting
Ph.D. Advising and Career Counseling
Kate has been with the Glenn College since May 2010 when she joined the organization to assist with semester conversion and program development. Prior to the Glenn College, Kate was the Director for Curriculum and Assessment in the College of Arts and Sciences and also worked as the Director of Professional Development for Graduate Students and Faculty at the Graduate School. Kate has a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Ohio State (2005), specializes in Program and Course Assessment, and is a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the National Association of Schools of Public Administration and Affairs (NASPAA). She loves teaching and working with students, and has studied in Berlin, Bonn, and worked in Hamburg, Germany.
Assistant Director of Career Services & Certified Federal Advisor
110F Page Hall
Manages career services advising and programming for Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Glenn College.
Meets with students individually to counsel and discuss topics such as resume writing, personal branding, job search strategies, networking, and individual professional development.
Oversees job posting for the Glenn College's exclusive job and internship posting board, Friendship 7.
Coordinates placement of selected students to Graduate Administrative Associate positions with local agencies such as the Franklin County Board of Elections, United Way of Central Ohio, and Ohio Department of Education.
Liaises with and develops relationships with local, regional, and national employers.
Assists with placement of interns for the High School Internship Program.
Collects and interprets employment data of Glenn College alumni.
Collaborates with other OSU career services offices.
Maintains active involvement with professional organizations, NACE, Midwest ACE, and NASPAA.
Alex joined the Glenn College team in March of 2013 in order to help Glenn College students and alumni better understand their professional development and connect with employers. Before coming to Ohio State, Alex held the position of Assistant Director for Employer Relations with the Career Center at the University of Akron where he also earned a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in 2012. Prior to this, he held the position of Income Development Coordinator for three years with the American Cancer Society which allowed him to gain a better understanding of nonprofit management, volunteer recruitment, and grassroots fundraising. Alex earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from Ohio University in 2007.
110E Page Hall
Provides advising for current and prospective undergraduate major students
Teaches first-year and transfer survey courses- PUBAFRS 1100
Assists with undergraduate workshops and programming, including orientation
Participates in recruitment and admissions events for undergraduate programs
Coordinates graduation application and confirmation process for undergraduate students
Whitney joined the Glenn College in May 2014, after graduating with her Master of Education from Ohio University’s College Student Personnel Program. While in graduate school, Whitney worked as an academic advisor in the Allen Student Help Center, where she assisted undeclared students, led academic success workshops, and provided academic coaching. She also has experience in career advising and orientation programming. Whitney loves working as an advisor in the Glenn College because the students inspire her daily!