• BA, English and sociology, Bowling Green State University
  • MLIS, Kent State University


Diana Tebo is the administrative assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Research; the Center for Learning, Education, and Research in the Sciences; and the Office of Fellowships and Awards at Oberlin College.

A former low-income and first-generation college student, Tebo earned degrees at Bowling Green State University and Kent State University. Her undergraduate thesis centered on the depiction of female sexuality in William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury versus Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. For a master’s practicum, she researched and built a family collection of titles on grief for the End of Life Library at the Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Tebo has a knack for organizing information, a love affair with the research process, and a passion for helping people, especially college students. She wants to use those qualities to help disseminate needed resources to underserved populations of all kinds.

In addition to an extensive laundry list of job duties, Tebo is available to meet with current fellows in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowshp and Oberlin College Research Fellows programs to discuss and provide access to research and travel funds. She also coordinates logistics for office and campus events; coordinates travel arrangements for student conferences; handles reimbursements; organizes and handles logistics of the summer research programs, including STRONG; oversees the STRONG Book award; and other duties.

She also is pleased to be teaching an Oberlin Summer Research Institute (OSRI) workshop on organizing your research data for the long haul.

Her interests include yoga, spirituality, hiking, and music.