Beckett Broh, Ph.D., has been the Director of Diversity and Community Life at Columbus Academy since 2012. She also teaches courses and advises in our Upper School. In her role at Academy, Beckett works across all divisions and departments to foster the school’s diverse and tight-knit community. She feels great responsibility to continue building on the rich history of relationships and community at Academy. Beckett holds degrees in psychology, exercise physiology, and sociology. She began her career after graduate school working as a senior education researcher for the Ohio Legislature. She then served on the faculty at two liberal arts colleges where she taught in the sociology departments and directed service-learning programs. Beckett also has served on the ISACS Equity and Justice Committee, and regularly leads trainings on cultural competency at conferences and other schools. She has also participated in several service-based activities, including with Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors at Hilltop Shalom Zone, and as Worthington Youth Boosters Commissioner and a Special Olympics coach. Beckett grew up in Cincinnati and has strong ties to her family’s roots in West Virginia. She is the youngest of three siblings and attended Finneytown High School where she played four varsity sports, was a member of the band (percussion, saxophone) and orchestra (cello), and was active in theater. She continued to play soccer and softball in college and later pursued coaching at the high school and college levels. Today, she enjoys coaching her children in soccer and basketball. Outside of work, Beckett enjoys time with her mother (Jenny), brothers (Randy and Scott) and her sons (Elijah and Will), as well as playing sports, fitness, and renovating her home.

  • B.A. Albion College
  • M.A. The Ohio State University
  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University