Ryan Niemeyer

Assistant Provost for Regional Campuses and Associate Professor of Leadership and Counselor Education

Ryan Niemeyer


Dr. Ryan Niemeyer is an Associate Professor of K-12 Educational Leadership and currently serves as the Chair for the Department of Leadership and Counselor Education. Prior to his current administrative roles, he served as the Co-director for the Mississippi Teacher Corps and Director of the University of Mississippi Grenada Center. His main area of expertise and research are in the areas of school administration and education policy. Dr. Niemeyer was awarded the School of Education’s Exemplary Service Award in 2016 for his work as Director of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program. He is a member of the Education Law Association (ELA) and the Southern Political Science Association. He is also an active Rotarian and currently serves as Club President for the Oxford – Ole Miss Rotary Club. Dr. Niemeyer has ten years of experience as a former teacher and administrator in both public and private schools in the state of Mississippi. He also served 14 years in the Mississippi Army National Guard achieving the rank of Captain. Dr. Niemeyer received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Education in Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Curriculum Vitae


B.S. Sports Administration, University of Southern Mississippi (1996)

M.Ed. Educational Administration, University of Southern Mississippi (2001)

Ph.D. Education, The University of Mississippi (2008)