Welcome to HESA and SPA!

HESA Class of 2017 and Faculty

Thank you for your interest in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program at The Ohio State University!  The HESA and the Student Personnel Assistantship Program (SPA) have cultivated a 70+ year tradition of preparing leaders for higher education and student affairs.

The HESA program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of higher education grounded in theory and research from human development, organizational behavior, diversity studies, and international perspectives.  HESA faculty members engage in active programs of research, and are committed to having an impact on higher education scholarship, policy, and practice.

The SPA program is the student affairs arm of HESA that facilitates programming, recruitment, the assistantship process, interview days, and more! SPA links HESA students with funded assistantship opportunities at Ohio State. Students hold assistantships in housing, admissions, academic affairs, student activities, multicultural programming, and career counseling–just to name a few!

Contact Us: Complete this brief form and a representative of the SPA Program will follow up with you shortly.

If you’re interested in our Prospective Student Info Sessions, please visit the Info Sessions page.


Dr. Jasmine Abukar
Clinical Assistant Professor
SPA Program Coordinator
Adrian L. Bitton
Ph.D. Candidate
SPA Assistant Coordinator