About Us

The Office of the Provost (OtP) is responsible for carrying out the academic mission of the University of Oregon. In doing so, the office works closely with faculty and staff to enhance academic excellence, student success, and the UO’s overall academic profile.

Led by the provost and senior vice president, OtP is a dynamic office that leads and manages a variety of initiatives, processes, and services. The office:

  • Supports and coordinates matters that pertain to faculty success, including hiring, retention, promotion, and tenure processes
  • Promotes the highest standards in teaching, research and service
  • Works closely with the schools and colleges and other critical academic units to advance individual unit success
  • Manages academic financial allocations
  • Advances the UO’s outreach to the community, state, nation, and world through various reporting units

OtP Operational Structure

Contact Us:

Mailing Address            
1258 University of Oregon            
Eugene, OR 97403-1258

Physical Address            
Suite: 207 Johnson Hall            
Office: 202 Johnson Hall

Call or Email       
Phone: 541-346-3081            
Email: otp@uoregon.edu


Interim Provost & Senior Vice President

Interim Provost Karen Ford


Karen Ford

Interim Provost and Senior Vice President          
Executive support: Caitlin Caldwell

Karen J. Ford serves as interim provost and senior vice president of the University of Oregon. As chief academic officer, she serves as steward of the university’s academic mission, working with faculty and staff members, students, deans, and other stakeholders to ensure the university maintains the highest quality of scholarly activity and educational programs.

Ford is a professor of English who studies nineteenth- and twentieth-century American poetry and poetics, and the politics of literary form — how writers employ poetic forms for social and political purposes. Her first book, Gender and the Poetics of Excess, explores the extravagant writing styles of some women poets who simultaneously parody the stereotype of the gabby female and demand a place for their words in a literary tradition that is inhospitable to women writers. Her second, Split-Gut Song: Jean Toomer and the Poetics of Modernity, investigates how Toomer and other modernist writers equated certain poetic forms with specific racial or national identities. Her scholarship has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Ford has served in numerous leadership roles in her 30 years at the university, including interim executive vice provost, dean for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, interim dean of the Clark Honors College, and senior divisional dean for humanities in CAS. She has received awards for teaching and service on campus, including the Senate’s Wayne T. Westling and Shared Governance, Transparency, and Trust awards, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, the Herman Faculty Achievement award, Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching, and a Williams Fellowship.

As the chief academic officer for the university, the provost provides leadership for matters that affect academic programs, research, and outreach involving faculty members, students, and staff members. The provost oversees the quality of programs of instruction and research through collaborative work with vice presidents, deans, vice provosts, and numerous other units related to the university. Additionally, the provost is responsible for overseeing academic and budgetary planning and priorities.

The provost helps ensure the quality of the faculty by providing leadership in matters related to faculty appointments and promotions, working conditions, and tenure. The provost also works to ensure the quality of student learning by overseeing the curriculum and encouraging and coordinating initiatives in undergraduate and graduate education.

The provost reports to the president of the university and, in his absence, acts on behalf of the president. As chief academic officer, the provost serves as the spokesperson for academic matters at the university.


Office of the Provost

Academic Affairs

renee irvin

Renee Irvin        
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs        
Executive support: Anne Riggs

Ron Bramhall

Ron Bramhall        
​​​​Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs        
Executive support: Carolyn Vogt

Sung-Woo Cho

Sung-Woo Cho        
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Data Analytics        

sierra dawson

Sierra Dawson        
Associate Vice Provost for Faculty & Leadership Development        
Executive Support: Jill Stupp


Troy Elias        
Associate Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion        
Executive support: Jill Stupp

Carol Gering

Carol Gering        
Associate Vice Provost for Online and Distance Education    
Executive support: Carolyn Vogt

Lee Rumbarger

Lee Rumbarger        
Associate Vice Provost for Teaching Engagement        
Director, TEP        
Executive support: Pam Joslin

Austin Hocker

Austin Hocker        
Assistant Vice Provost for Data & Decision Support        

Denita Strietelmeier

Denita Strietelmeier        
Program Manager        

jenny talusan

Jenny Talusan         
Program Manager        

Marit Legler

Marit Legler   
Program Manager   

ines moran

Ines Moran   
Data Analyst   


Academic Operations

dennis galvan

Dennis Galvan        
Interim Vice Provost for Academic Operations and Strategy        

Connie Brady  
Acting Director, Central Business Services Office        

suzette howard

Suzette Howard        
Executive Recruitment and Special Projects Manager        



Office of the Provost Administration

hal sadofsky

Hal Sadofsky    
Executive Vice Provost for Academic Administration     
Executive support: Anne Riggs

allison blade

Allison Blade        
Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff        
Executive support: Sarah Allen

sarah allen

Sarah Allen        
Operations Manager and Executive Assistant        
Provides scheduling for Allison Blade

karen jefferis

Karen Jefferis        
Director of Financial Services        

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Judy Kanavle        
Director of Program and Project Management       

Katy Krieger

Katy Krieger        
Interim Director of Faculty Personnel and Policy     

Executive Assistant Team

Jill Stupp

Jill Stupp        
Executive Assistant        
Provides scheduling assistance for Sierra Dawson and Troy Elias

Anne Riggs

Anne Riggs        
Executive Assistant        
Provides scheduling assistance for Hal Sadofsky and Renee Irvin

Carolyn Vogt

Carolyn Vogt        
Executive Assistant        
Provides scheduling assistance for Ron Bramhall and Carol Gering

caitlin caldwell

Caitlin Caldwell      
Executive Assistant      
Provides scheduling assistance for Karen Ford



bruce blonigen

Bruce Blonigen        
Dean, Lundquist College of Business        

Bruce Blonigen was named the Edward Maletis Dean of the Lundquist College of Business in 2022. In more than 25 years at the UO, Blonigen has worn a variety of hats, including Tykeson Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, department head in economics, associate dean for social sciences, and dean for faculty and operations in the College of Arts and Sciences. He’s the first in his family to earn a college degree, which informs his passion for student success. He also cofounded the UO’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning, a pipeline program for under-represented and low-income high school students. He is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science, a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His university accolades include the Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching, the University of Oregon’s highest teaching honor. He earned economics degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College (BA) and University of California, Davis (MA, PhD).  

marcilynn burke

Marcilynn Burke        
Dean, School of Law        

Marcilynn A. Burke was named dean of the School of Law and the Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership in Law in 2017. She studies leadership, property, environmental, and natural resources law. Her scholarly works have featured in the Notre Dame Law Review, the Land Use and Environmental Law Review, the University of Cincinnati Law Review, and the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. Before coming to Oregon, Burke served in the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management. She also served two stints as associate dean and associate professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her law degree from Yale Law School, where she served as editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, as well as the Yale Journal of International Law.   

sabrina madison-cannon

Sabrina Madison-Cannon        
Dean, School of Music and Dance        

Sabrina Madison-Cannon serves as the Phyllis and Andrew Berwick Dean and Professor of Dance in the School of Music and Dance at the University of Oregon. Madison-Cannon received her professional training as a scholarship student at the National Academy of Arts and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. A soloist with the Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco), Madison-Cannon worked with renowned choreographers, including Talley Beatty, Milton Meyers, and Elisa Monte. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in dance from the University of Iowa.  Her teaching experience includes faculty positions at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Southern Methodist University, and the University of North Texas - and is the University of Georgia’s first “Willson Center for the Arts - Franklin College Visiting Scholar” in the departments of Dance and African-American Studies.  

Madison-Cannon was invited to present her research from the Library of Congress’ Lester Horton Collection in a paper titled, “Lester Horton and his Continued Influence on the African-American Dance Ethos” for the Society of Dance History Scholars conference in Durham, North Carolina. Her choreography has been presented nationally and internationally including Beijing, Tianjin, Barcelona, Madrid, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York. 

laura lee mcintyre

Laura Lee McIntyre        
Dean, College of Education        

Laura Lee McIntyre, the Castle-McIntosh-Knight Professor of School Psychology, was appointed dean of the College of Education in April 2023. She previously served as interim dean of the College of Education, department head of Special Education and Clinical Sciences, director of the school psychology program and director of the Prevention Science Institute. McIntyre’s research focuses on children’s mental and behavioral health, special education, and prevention and intervention to promote child and family well-being in vulnerable and underserved populations. She is known for her work in early childhood, autism, family-centered interventions, and family–school partnerships for children with disabilities. A Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, certified school psychologist, and board licensed psychologist, she has professional experiences in both school and hospital settings. Prior to joining the UO faculty at the University of Oregon, she was a faculty member in the Psychology Department at Syracuse University and an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Development, Behavior, and Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has been at UO since 2009.

juan-carlos molleda

Juan-Carlos Molleda        
Dean, School of Journalism and Communication        

Juan-Carlos Molleda has served as the Edwin L. Artzt Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication since 2016. He has more than two decades of experience teaching and researching public relations and communications management. His research interests are in global corporate public relations management, including coordination and control mechanisms and transnational crises; public relations practices, regulations, professionalism, and social roles in Latin America; multi-sector partnerships creation and maintenance; and the interplay between the construct of authenticity and strategic communication practices. He has introduced the theories of cross-national conflict shifting and the social roles of public relations in Brazil and Colombia. He is co-director of the Latin American Communication Monitor and senior counsel to the Public Relations Society of America’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of The LAGRANT Foundation Board of Directors, Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations’ Board of Advisors, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Leadership Council, and University of Sharjah College of Communication’s Advisory Board. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela, a master’s degree in corporate and professional communication from Radford University in Virginia, and a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication from the University of South Carolina.  

adrian parr

Adrian Parr        
Dean, College of Design        

Adrian Parr, an internationally recognized environmental, political, and cultural thinker and advocate, author, and filmmaker, has been dean of the College of Design since 2021. She is a transdisciplinary scholar working at the intersection of architecture criticism, aesthetics, political theory, and environmental studies. She’s authored eight books, the latest three of which focused on environmental politics and sustainability culture, and she has served as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) water chair for eight years. The driving force behind her works is the question of how to overcome economic and ecological scarcity. Her 2016 documentary, “The Intimate Realities of Water,” won more than a dozen awards, including Best Documentary at the 2016 United International Independent Film Festival. Before coming to the UO, she served as dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington, and as director of the Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati. She is a senior fellow at the Design Futures Council. 

chris poulsen

Chris Poulsen        
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences        

Christopher J. Poulsen, a climate scientist and professor of earth science, was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2022. His research seeks to understand the causes of past climate change on Earth and what lessons they hold for predicting our future climate. He is an associate editor of the American Journal of Science, and a former associate editor of Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Before coming to the UO, Poulsen was associate dean for natural sciences in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan, among other administrative roles. He earned his Ph.D. in geosciences from Pennsylvania State University and his bachelor’s degree in geology from Carleton College.

carol stabile

Carole Stabile        
Acting Dean, Clark Honors College        

Carol Stabile was appointed dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College in September 2020. She previously served as associate dean for strategic initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences. Stabile has been a professor at the UO since 2008 in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well as the School of Journalism and Communication. Her academic interests include media history, feminist media studies, media and communication, digital publishing, gender race and class in media, Cold War television and the FBI, and feminist media and digital publishing. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Mount Holyoke College and her Ph.D. in English from Brown University. At the UO, she co-chaired the University Senate’s Task Force to Address Sexual Assault and Survivor Support, as well as the UO Committee on Sexual and Gender-based Violence. Before joining the UO faculty, she taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  


Administrative Unit Leadership

Academic Administration

Krista Chronister headshot

Krista Chronister        
Vice Provost, Graduate Studies        

dennis galvan

Dennis Galvan        
Vice Provost, Division of Global Engagement        

kimberly johnson

Kimberly Johnson        
Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education and Student Success        

alicia salaz

Alicia Salaz        
Vice Provost and University Librarian, UO Libraries        

jennie leander

Jennie Leander        
Director of Services for Student-Athletes, Associate Athletic Director        

Academic Priorities

bill cresko
kate mclaughlin

Katie McLaughlin        
Executive Director, Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health        

Museums and Academic Auxiliaries

mark brenner

Mark Brenner        
Co-Director, Labor Education and Research Center        

todd braje

Todd Braje        
Executive Director, Museum of Natural and Cultural History        

gordon lafer

Gordon Lafer        
Co-Director, Labor Education and Research Center        

joe snyder

Joe Snyder        
Army ROTC/Military Science        

john weber

John Weber        
Executive Director, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art