Paula Whetsel-Ribeau, Ed.D.

Paula Whetsel-Ribeau, Ed.D.

Emerita

Dr. Paula Whetsel-Ribeau is co-principal investigator for Howard University Advance Institutional Transformation Program and founder and chair of Women as Change Agents. Dr. Whetsel-Ribeau worked at Howard University serving as the Executive Director of the Alternative Spring Break Program and was a faculty member in the Afro-American Studies Department. She has also served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and an Education faculty member at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is currently Special Assistant to the President for Community Leadership at Mount St. Mary’s University.

Dr. Whetsel-Ribeau was appointed by the U.S. Department of Education to the National Board for the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education. She also serves on the Weinberg Center for the Arts and has served on the Board of Trustees at the Wood County Hospital and the Cocoon Shelter for Domestic Violence of Women and Children. She is a member of multiple professional organizations and has been involved in numerous community service activities, both locally and nationally. Most notably, she received the 2011 Excellence in Mentoring and Philanthropy at the 2011 Global Mentoring and Philanthropic Summit as well as the 2010 Excellence Award for Community Service at Howard University.

Dr. Whetsel-Ribeau received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University, her Master’s in Education Degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, and graduated summa cum laude with a Doctorate in Education, also at Bowling Green State University.