Ryan Smith, Ed.D (he/him/his)
Assistant University Ombudsperson
Ryan Smith joined Michigan State University as the Assistant University Ombudsperson in December of 2018. In this role, he helps members of the university community to navigate conflict, as well as university policies and procedures. Prior to his work at MSU, he worked in various student affairs capacities including residence life, student activities, and student conduct. Ryan also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania where he taught high school English and organized youth development programs. Ryan holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education and an M.A. in International Development from the University of Denver; as well as a B.A. in History from Regis University. Ryan has additional experience and training in conflict mediation, conflict coaching, and restorative justice.