Todd Ryser-Oatman M.S.
Assessment Graduate Assistant
Todd Ryser-Oatman is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology working in the Gatton College Office of College Effectiveness. In his current role, he assists with data collection and reporting related to the College’s accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and with collecting and reporting on student learning outcomes assessment. Another central focus in this role is to attain new accreditation statuses for Gatton degree programs, such as the Quality Assurance Commons for the Accounting program. Lastly, Todd assists with ongoing data collection and research for ways to engage and collect feedback from current and former students about program development. Prior to his work with the Office of College Effectiveness, Todd served as a graduate assistant at the University of Kentucky Evaluation Center, an assistant to the Director of Clinical Training in Counseling Psychology, and as an instructor of record for EDP 202. He has also served as a career counselor practicum student in the Graham Office of Career Management in the Gatton College. Todd earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis in 2013 with a minor in Human Development. He has provided mental health and community services to incarcerated populations, in community mental health, with undergraduate students, domestic violence survivors, and individuals coping with grief, loss, and critical incident stress. Todd’s research interests focus on well-being in the LGBTQ community; currently he is interested in the help-seeking experiences of sexual minority men who have experienced intimate partner violence in their same-sex relationships.