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Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

Evans Hall, Suite 104
660 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK 73019

Email: provost@ou.edu
Phone: 405.325.3221
Fax: 405.325.7470

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Meet the Team

Leadership

J. Irvine Jill Irvine

Interim Senior Vice President and Provost

jill.irvine@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

Mark Morvant Mark Morvant

Vice Provost for Instruction and Student Success

mmorvant@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Leads student retention and graduation initiatives
  • Oversees General Education and Multi-Disciplinary Studies program
  • Leads enrollment planning and instruction
  • Oversees classrooms, schedules, and space management for Academic Affairs
  • Serves as OU liaison to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
M. Banz Martha Banz

Associate Provost for Continuing Education

mlbanz@ou.edu

James P. Pappas Administration Building, Suite 126

  • Provides access to OU degrees/programs for place-bound students
  • Coordinates lifelong learning opportunities and serves as a campus resource for continuing education initiatives
  • Assures compliance with accreditation guidelines for distance-based and online programs
Stewart Berkinshaw Stewart Berkinshaw

Associate Vice President & Chief Budget Officer

sberkinshaw@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Oversees financial operations of academic affairs
  • Coordinates development of online master's programs
  • Manages Academic Personnel Records department
  • Coordinates faculty recruitment process
Jeff Blahnik Jeff Blahnik

Senior Associate Vice President for the Division of Enrollment Management

jblahnik@ou.edu

Buchanan Hall, Room 226

  • Leads division with teams that include Admissions and Recruitment, Financial Aid, Registrar and Enrollment Communication.
  • Leads university undergraduate enrollment growth efforts.
  • Works with the Colleges to optimize enrollment through communication and outreach.
  • Collaborates with other departments on retention and graduation efforts.
Greg Heiser Greg Heiser

Associate Provost for Student Academic Integrity

gheiser@ou.edu

Academic Integrity website

Conflict of Interest website

Carnegie Hall, Room 305a

  • Coordinates research ethics initiatives and investigations
  • Manages faculty and staff conflict of interest process
  • Oversees student academic integrity office and initiatives
Jane Irungu Jane N. Irungu

Associate Provost for Inclusive Faculty Excellence & Executive Director SWCHRS

janeirungu@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Coordinates education and training for inclusive excellence in academic initiatives
  • Contributes to the institution's efforts on recruitment and hiring of diverse faculty
  • Partners with campus stakeholders on programs that promote faculty development and education on DEI issues
Susannah Livingood Susannah Livingood

Associate Provost and Director,
Institutional Research and Reporting

slivingood@ou.edu

Institutional Research and Reporting website

Old Science Hall, Room 310

  • Oversees Institutional Research & Reporting, which maintains official university data
  • Publishes annual fact book
  • Coordinates official response to external surveys
  • HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer/Assurance System Coordinator, IPEDS Keyholder, and UDS Data Coordinator
K. S. Smith Kathleen Shea Smith

Associate Provost for Academic Advising

kathleensheasmith@ou.edu

Cate 1, Room 418

  • Oversees institutional advising systems to ensure student-centered outcomes
  • Contributes to the institution's retention initiatives
  • Coordinates academic life coaching to enhance advising delivery systems
  • Partners with campus stakeholders to achieve student success and degree completion
  • Serves as liaison to the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Academic Advising
Chris Walker Chris Walker

Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Affairs

chriswalker@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Oversees faculty concerns and student appeals
  • Serves as Provost's liaison to the President's Hotline, Disability Services, and the English Assessment Program
  • Represents the Provost's Office on the Behavioral Intervention Team
Matt Hamilton Matt Hamilton

Special Assistant to the Provost

mhamilton@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Serves as liaison to Soonerbooks.com, OU’s online official bookstore
  • Coordinates with veteran programming and serves as “University Champion” for PAVE (Peer Advisors for Veteran Education)
  • Represents the university as Trustee to the Lew Wentz Foundation, which provides low interest supplemental loans to students on all OU campuses
G. Allman Grey Allman

Director of Operations

greyallman@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Serves as Chief of Staff to the Provost
  • Manages office communications and operations
  • Administers annual awards, dream courses, and course/program approvals
  • Plans and coordinates special events
  • Oversees provost-sponsored special projects
A. Biggs Aaron Biggs

Executive Director of Technology Advancement

abiggs@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Serves as Chief Technology Strategist and advisor to the Senior Vice President and Provost
  • Oversees course and instructor evaluations
  • Develops and administers iAdvise, ClassNav, eValuate, eSurvey and TPS applications
  • Serves as Chair of the Provost Advisor Committee on Learning Technologies
  • Serves as Chair of the Campus Information Technology Leaders group
  • Represents the Provost's Office on the Information Technology Council
  • Oversees technology support for the Provost Office and Provost-direct units

Operational Support Staff

Megan Donaghe Megan Donaghe

Assistant to Lori Snyder and Chris Walker

Direct Line: 405.325.1254

meganbird@ou.edu
  • Provides administrative support for Vice Provost of Faculty, including promotion and tenure, academic program review, and PACWI
  • Coordinates special events
  • Manages the Provost's Administrative Calendar
Megan Lottie Megan Lottie

Assistant to Stewart Berkinshaw and Matt Hamilton

Direct Line: 405.325.5033

megan.lottie@ou.edu
  • Provides administrative support for Associate Provost
  • Manages the Provost's Academic Bulletin
  • Coordinates faculty, staff, and GTA Awards
Paula Hansen Paula Hansen

Assistant to Interim Provost Jill Irvine

Direct Line: 405.325.3223

paula.hansen@ou.edu
  • Provides administrative support to the Provost and to the Director of Operations
  • Manages the Provost's schedule and calendar
  • Coordinates Dean's Council new faculty luncheons
  • Coordinates appointments to campus councils and committees
Shearon Wood Shearon Wood

Assistant to Dr. Mark Morvant

Direct Line: 405.325.3198

skwood@ou.edu
  • Provides administrative support for Vice Provost of Instruction and Student Success
  • Provides administrative support for PAC-GEO and PAC-CS
  • Processes President's Honor Roll and Multi-Disciplinary Studies Honor Roll

Academic Financial & Personnel Records Staff

D. Fitzpatrick Diana Fitzpatrick

Manager Academic Personnel Records

dfitzpat@ou.edu
  • Coordinates Academic Personnel Records
  • Oversees Regents agenda and actions
  • ePAF review and approval at Provost-Senior level, including Arts & Sciences (Modern Languages to Women’s & Gender Studies)
  • Freeze form review
  • OU Net accounts (academic)
Alicia Mahoney Alicia Mahoney

Staff Assistant

alicia.mahoney@ou.edu
  • ePAF review and approval for Arts & Sciences (AFAM to Math), Graduate College, Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences, Education, Earth & Energy, Journalism, and Law
  • Prepares Regents’ agenda items and correspondence
S. Wahpepah Shelly Wahpepah

Staff Assistant

swahpepah@ou.edu
  • ePAF review and approval at Provost-Initial level for Architecture, Business, Engineering, Fine Arts, International Studies, Professional & Continuing Studies, Provost-Direct Units, University College
  • Reviews and approve supplemental payments
  • Manages sabbatical requests for Provost approval