Cerelia V. Bizzell, She/Her/Hers

Cerelia V. Bizzell (she/her/hers) has worked with in higher education for over six (6) years and has maintained her commitment to equality, diversity, empowering students and advocates, and creating a space to (re)imagine and embrace elements of liberation. Through advising, program and curriculum development, teaching, and writing, she hopes to assist students and the OSU community in their vision to create a safe, impactful, and transformative society. 

Cerelia received a BA in Pre-law Political Science from The Ohio State University, a BS in Psychology from Wright State University, an MS in Business Psychology from Franklin University, and an MS in Education from the University of Dayton.

Cerelia is a Ph.D. candidate from Miami University-Oxford, OH, in which her research focus is on the experiences of Black women student affairs professionals, tokenization, racial surveillance, performativity, radical black subjectivity, and school segregation. She is a published author and uses her passion for research and writing to bring attention to the voices and journeys of diverse communities. 

Outside of research, Cerelia is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and works with local high school students to introduce them to opportunities that will enhance their understanding of collegiate life, assist with their exploration of self and community, and find strength within their voice and ability to change the world.