Rachel Geesa

Rachel Geesa

Assistant Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 923

About Rachel Geesa

Dr. Rachel Geesa is an experienced teacher, administrator, and scholar in P-12 schools in Indiana and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). She joined the faculty at Ball State in 2015. Dr. Geesa’s research agenda includes exploring academic, professional, and personal development and support of educational leaders in local to international areas.

Professional Experience

Dr. Geesa is an Assistant Professor who teaches primarily in the principal preparation program. She also works with doctoral students in a peer mentoring program and serves as the director of the department’s Graduate Enrollment Management (GEM) Program.


Ball State University 2014
Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision

Recent Research and Publications

Geesa, R. L., Lowery, K., & McConnell, K. (2018). Design, implementation, and evaluation of a peer mentoring program for education doctoral students. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 13, 471-495. https://doi.org/10.28945/4148
Lowery, K., Geesa, R., & McConnell, K. (2018). A review of peer mentoring in graduate school literature for the design of a peer mentoring program for education doctorate (EdD) students. Higher Learning Research Communications, 8(1), 1-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.18870/hlrc.v8i1.408
Lowery, K., Quick, M., Boyland, L., Geesa, R. L., & Mayes, R. D. (2018). “It wasn’t mentioned and should have been”: Principals’ preparation to support comprehensive school counseling. Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership, 3(2), Article 3. Retrieved from: https://digitalcommons.gardner-webb.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1046&context=joel
Geesa, R. L., Rose, A., & Stith, K. (2018). STEM education for all students: Leading to promote integrative STEM curricula in schools. Indianagram: Indiana Association of School Principals, 20(7), 19. Retrieved from http://www.iasp.org/ingram/august2018.pdf

Geesa, R. L. (2017). Keeping pace with evolving needs and expectations in schools: Reconsidering effective roles of school counselors. Indianagram: Indiana Association of School Principals, 19(9), 19. Retrieved from http://www.iasp.org/ingram/october2017.pdf