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John Alvin Ramseyer


John Alvin Ramseyer, American educator.


Ramseyer, John Alvin was born on April 13, 1908 in Husson, Illinois, United States. Son of Louis and Iva (Mohr) Ramseyer.


Bachelor of Arts, Bluffton College, 1929. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1934, Doctor of Philosophy., 1948.


High school teacher, Sulphur Springs, O., 1929-1931, Dover, O., 1935-1938. High school teacher, principal, Genoa, O., 1931-1935. Teacher, U. School, Ohio State University, 1938-1946, assistant director, 1943-1946, director, 1946-1951.

Summer teaching U. North Carolina, University of Virginia, Emory University, Ohio State University, 1938-1951. Director Sch-Community Development Study, Ohio State University, 1951-1956, professor educational adminstrn. 1951-1968, director School Education, 1965-1968.

Professor educational administration, Washington State University, summer, 1958. Interim director U. Council Ednl. Administration, summer 1959.

Special consultant committee for advancement school administration, American Association School Adminstrs., Washington, 1962. Consultant Ednl. Administration Project New England Board Higher Education, 1962 U. Hawaii, 1965, Pennsylvania Department Education, 1965, University of Pennsylvania, 1966. Board Governors Phi Delta Kappa Ednl.



  • Author: Supervised Correspondence Study Series in Mathematics, 1940-1941. (with Margaret Willis, Gene Oppy, Harold Reynard) Secondary Education for Veterans of World World War II, 1945. Aviation Education in Ohio, 1946.

    (with Lewis Harris, Millard Pond, Howard Wakefield) Factors Affecting Educational Administration, 1955. (with Roald F. Campbell) The Dynamics of School-Community Relationships, 1955. (with Campbell, Corbally, Junior) Introduction to Educational Administration, 1958, review, 1962, 1966.

    (with others) Leadership for the Improvement of Instruction, 1960. (with others) Educational Administration: Selected Readings, 1965 (with Glenn Immegart) A Rondo of Discord, 1962. Contributor articles professional journals.


Member U. Council Ednl. Administration (trustee, 1956-1962, treasurer 1962-1968), Ohio Association School Adminstrs., National Association Secondary School Prins., National Education Association, American Association School Adminstrs., Committee for Advancement School Administration, National Council Accreditation Teacher Education, National Association professors School Administration, (member planning committee 1967-1968), International Platform Association, Ohio Education Association Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Delta.


Married Zoa Manges, August 1931. Children: John A., Elinor Jeanne ((Mistress.

Louis Ramseyer

Iva (Mohr) Ramseyer

Zoa Manges

John A. Ramseyer

Elinor Jeanne ((Mrs Ramseyer