Provost and Associate Provosts

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Timothy R. Boosinger, PhD

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
334-844-5573
provost@auburn.edu

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. In total, twenty-five academic support units and colleges report directly to the Provost. These units focus on the instructional, research, and outreach missions of the institution, operating under a total budget of $290 million. He currently serves as chair of the Enrollment Management Council, the University Campaign Feasibility Task Force, and the Efficiency Task Force.

Dr. Boosinger served as Interim Provost from June 2011-June 2012, and Dean of Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine from 1995-2011. Prior to being appointed Dean, he served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1993-1995, having joined the Auburn University faculty in 1983. He has served multiple terms as a university senator and has chaired search committees for university leadership positions, most recently the search committee for the dean of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. National leadership positions include six years of experience on the American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education that accredits all colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada, plus four schools in the United Kingdom, three in Australia, and one in New Zealand. In addition, during 2006-2009, Dr. Boosinger served as an officer for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, serving as president in 2007-2008.

He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1976 and a PhD in pathology in 1983, both from Purdue University. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Read More

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J. Emmett Winn, PhD

Associate Provost
(334) 844-5776
winnjoh@auburn.edu

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.Read More

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John Liu, PhD

Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Research
(334) 844-4784
liuzhan@auburn.edu

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.Read More

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Constance Relihan, PhD

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies
(334) 844-4924
relihco@auburn.edu

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... Read More

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Overtoun M. Jenda, PhD

Associate Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
(334) 844-4184
jendaov@auburn.edu

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. Read More

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Bobby Woodard, PhD

Associate Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs
(334) 844-2354
vpsa@auburn.edu

Dr. Bobby R. Woodard¬†is the university’s senior student affairs officer and oversees 12 departments who directly serve more than 25,000 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Woodard and the Division of Student Affairs promote personal growth and development of Auburn University students by cultivating a supportive campus environment and engaging students through advanced learning and leadership opportunities. Read More

Assistant Vice Presidents and Directors

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Royrickers Cook, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Outreach
(334) 844-5700
cookroy@auburn.edu

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.Read More

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Drew Clark, PhD

Director, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
(334) 844-4765
clarkj3@auburn.edu

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... Read More

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Megan Good, PhD

Director, Academic Assessment
(334) 844-6844
mrg0030@auburn.edu

Dr. Megan Rodgers Good is the Director of Academic Assessment at Auburn University, serving as a resource to academic programs on all phases of student learning outcomes assessment (e.g., outcome creation, instrument development, data collection strategies). Megan earned her PhD in Assessment and Measurement from James Madison University. Her doctoral work focused on connecting assessment with teaching and learning strategies to evidence student learning growth at a programmatic level.

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Julie Huff

Director, Strategic Initiatives and Communications
(334) 844-5777
hilljul@auburn.edu

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. Read More

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Margaret Marshall, PhD

Director
(334) 844-7474
mjm0030@auburn.edu

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... Read More

Provost's Staff

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Amanda Malone

Special Assistant to the Provost for Budget Management
(334) 844-0280
malonad@auburn.edu

An Auburn alumna, Amanada Malone was born and raised in neaby Valley, Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy/Business Administration. Prior to working in the Provost's Office, Amanda was an accountant in the Office of the Dean in the College of Human Sciences ... Read More

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Kerry Ransel

Special Assistant to the Provost for Human Resources
(334) 844-2940
ranseka@auburn.edu

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. Read More

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Kevin Watson

Information Technology Specialist
(334) 844-6851
kw@auburn.edu

Kevin Watson is a 1997 Auburn University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He is a fourth generation Auburn University employee and has worked for the University for 16 years. Watson provides support in areas of Information Technology and also works on special projects related to IT. Read More

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Lavelle Bledsoe

Administrative Support Specialist
(334) 844-5771
ldb0002@auburn.edu

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... Read More

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Tammy Mayo

Executive Assistant to the Provost
(334) 844-5773
bushtam@auburn.edu

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. Read More

Last Updated: August 20, 2015