Lacey Opdycke

A photo of Lacey Opdycke

Senior Secretary

Military Science and Leadership

18 Roosevelt


[email protected]


  • BA, History, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (2018)
  • MA, History, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (2021)
  • Graduate Certificate, Cultural Museum Studies, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (2021) 

Selected Publications

  • "'Women with Their Eyes on the Stars:' The Women Airforce Service Pilots’ Fight for Recognition, 1939-2016." (Proquest, 2021)
  • "The Women's Army Corps: Female Soldiers in WWII," Museum Exhibition, (National Women's History Museum, 2020)
  • "Be a Marine, Free a Marine to Fight: The United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve, Museum Exhibition, (National Women's History Museum, 2020) 

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society

Additional Information

Originally from Swartz Creek, MI, Lacey Opdycke attended school at Swartz Creek High School and graduated in 2014. She moved to Ypsilanti, MI to attend college at Eastern Michigan University where she obtained a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in political science in 2018. Upon the completion of her master's thesis on the Women Airforce Service Pilots of the Second World War, she graduated once more from Eastern Michigan University with a master's in history and a graduate certificate in cultural museum studies. Lacey specializes in women's military history, twentieth century military history, and social history. 

Currently, Lacey serves as the Senior Secretary for the Military Science and Leadership Department. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in Second World War living history reenactments. She and her partner, John Frye, are the proud parents of two cats, Maverick and Lucy.