Dr. Megumi Akehi, Associate Director of Graduate Student Life and Wellness
Dr. Megumi Akehi is the Associate Director of Graduate Student Life and Wellness, a collaboration between The Graduate School and Student Affairs and Services. In her role, she seeks to create opportunities for wellness across all sectors of a graduate student’s life: intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, social and occupational. She holds a PhD in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) from MSU, a Master’s degree in Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include graduate student socialization, identity development, and leadership. Prior to her role with GSLW, Dr. Akehi served as a mental health counselor at MSU, with an emphasis on serving graduate students, college athletes and non-traditional student. She also has a background as a consultant for individuals and organizations concerning mental health issues, team dynamics, conflict resolution, leadership development and personal development.