Provost and Associate Provosts

Timothy R. Boosinger, PhD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (334) 844-5773

Dr. Timothy R. Boosinger was appointed Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Auburn University on June 22, 2012. In this position, he oversees the academic programming for twelve colleges and is responsible for fostering the advancement of the University's strategic plan. -More-

J. Emmett Winn, PhD
Associate Provost
Phone: (334) 844-5776

Dr. J. Emmett Winn is a Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication and Journalism and has been serving as Associate Provost since 2009. Winn earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication from Auburn University and his Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. -More-

Constance Relihan, PhD
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (334) 844-4924

Constance C. Relihan, joined the Auburn faculty in 1990 and currently holds the rank of Professor in the English Department. Prior to accepting the position as Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies... -More-

Overtoun M. Jenda, PhD
Associate Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Phone: (334) 844-4184

Dr. Jenda was appointed Associate Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs effective January 1, 2006. Dr Jenda was a faculty at University of Malawi, University of Botswana, and University of Kentucky before coming to Auburn University in 1988. -More-

Dr. Zhanjiang (John) Liu
Associate Vice President for Research and Associate Provost
Phone: (334) 844-8727

Dr. John Liu was appointed Associate Vice President for Research and Associate Provost at Auburn University on December 1, 2013. In this position, he provides leadership for research operations in the academy and serves as the liaison between the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Provost Office, and the University’s colleges/schools and other units. -More-

Assistant Vice Presidents and Directors

Royrickers Cook, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Outreach
Phone: (334) 844-5700

Dr. Royrickers Cook provides university-wide leadership for all outreach and engagement initiatives, spanning 12 colleges and schools, aimed at advancing Auburn University’s outreach mission of applying its educational resources to problems and issues faced by citizens of the State of Alabama and beyond.-More-

Drew Clark, PhD
Phone: (334) 844-4765

Drew Clark joined the faculty of Auburn University in 1982 and holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of English, where he long taught courses on English Renaissance literature and on the Bible.He became the University's Director of Assessment in 2001 and Director of... -More-

Julie Huff
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Communications
Phone: (334) 844-5777

Julie Huff is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications for the Provost’s Office and is responsible for coordinating the University’s strategic planning process, overseeing the communication initiatives for the Provost, and managing projects that support the strategic goals of the Provost’s Office. -More-

Margaret Marshall, PhD
Phone: (334) 844-7474

Margaret Marshall received her PhD from the Joint Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan in 1991. Before joining Auburn in January 2010 as Professor of English and Director of the University Writing Program she served as Director of the University of Pittsburgh's Writing Center... -More-


Provost Office Staff

Jenny Barton, PhD
Special Assistant to the Provost for Budgets
Phone: (334) 844-0280

After graduating from Auburn University with a B.S. degree in accounting in 1989, Jenny worked in public accounting for five years. She came to Auburn University in 1995 as a Property Accountant in Risk Management & Property Services. She was in this position for one year and was promoted to an Accountant II... -More-

Kerry Ransel
Special Assistant to the Provost for Human Resources
Phone: (334) 844-2940

Ransel was born in Munster, Indiana and received a bachelor's degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned a master's degree in Environmental Science from Ohio University in Athens. However, her career led her in other directions, gaining experience in personnel-related fields. -More-

Tammy Mayo
Executive Assistant to the Provost
Phone: (334) 844-5773

Tammy Mayo is the Executive Assistant to the Provost. Tammy began her career at Auburn University in October 1998 in the Athletics Department. She moved from Athletics to Campus Recreation and then on to the Provost’s Office where she has worked since August 2005. -More-

Kevin Watson
Information Technology Specialist
Phone: (334) 844-6851

Kevin Watson is a 1997 Auburn University graduate, with a bachelor’s degree of arts and English. He is a fourth generation Auburn University employee and has worked for the university for 16 years. Watson currently serves as information technology specialist. -More-

Lavelle Bledsoe
Administrative Support Specialist
Phone: (334) 844-7620

Lavelle is an Opelika native. She graduated from Opelika High School and attended Southern Union State Community College. She has been working in the Provost Office since 2008. Prior to working at Auburn University, she worked at International Paper for 27 years. Her responsibilities as... -More-

Aleem Ahmed
Student Worker

The son of an Auburn University professor, Aleem Ahmed spent many of his early days on campus, even attending kindergarten at the Early Learning Center across from the Haley Center. Now a junior in Aerospace Engineering, he is avidly pursuing research on the subsonic performance of slender hypersonic vehicles and can often be found working in Auburn University's... -More-

Anna Peek
Student Worker

Anna Leigh Peek grew up on her family’s cotton farm in Limestone County Alabama. She developed a deep love and passion for agriculture growing up and is currently a senior in Agricultural Communications at Auburn. During her years at Auburn she has been involved in several different clubs and organizations on campus. She has also enjoyed many Auburn football games in... -More-

Courtney Ruggles
Student Worker

Courtney Ruggles is a senior at Auburn studying Public Relations. She has been a student worker for the Provost’s Office since May and assisted Julie Huff with creating reports for the University’s 2013-2018 strategic plan. For the past year, she has been a contributing writer for Southern Views Magazine as well as edited stories and scripted events for the publication. -More-


Last Updated: January 15, 2014