Hometown: Leonia, NJ (Jersey Girl)
Favorite Sport Teams: NY Knicks, NY Giants, NY Yankees, and the Buckeyes!
Dr. Gisell Jeter-Bennett is an Assistant Director for the Office of Diversity, Outreach and Inclusion (DOI) in the College of Engineering at Ohio State. She supervises the Engineering House Learning Community (EHLC), supports programs and initiatives for women in engineering students, and currently designing a COIL program that explores academic and personal experiences of undergraduate women of color in engineering programs. Prior to her time with DOI, she worked as the Intercultural Special for Women Student Initiatives in the Student Life Multicultural Center at OSU.
Dr. G advises Black and Brown Women in Engineering Science Technology (BBWEST) and Society of Sisters an undergraduate student organizations. Whether she is organizing a program, teaching a course or hosting students in her office, it is Dr. G’s aim to foster an environment that strengthens students’ sense of belonging, self-efficacy and persistence. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and her Master’s and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She lives in Columbus with her husband Robert A. Bennett III and their sons Amari and Karim.