Provost and Associate Provosts
Timothy R. Boosinger, PhD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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 about Dr. Boosinger
J. Emmett Winn, PhD
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 about Dr. Winn
John Liu, PhD
Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Research
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 about Dr. Liu
Constance Relihan, PhD
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies
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 about Dr. Relihan
Bobby Woodard, PhD
Associate Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs
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 about Dr. Woodward
Taffye Benson Clayton, PhD
Associate Provost and Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity
Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton is the inaugural Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusion and Diversity at Auburn University. Dr. Clayton and her team are tasked with expanding Auburn’s diversity and inclusion footprint within the institution and nationally. Dr. Clayton formerly served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and as Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer at East Carolina University. Read More about Dr. Clayton
Royrickers Cook, PhD
Associate Provost and Vice President for University Outreach
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 about Dr. Cook
Overtoun Jenda, PhD
Assistant Provost for Special Projects and Initiatives
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 about Dr. Jenda
Drew Clark, PhD
Director, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
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 about Drew Clark
Megan Good, PhD
Director, Academic Assessment
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.
Executive Director, Gogue Performing Arts Center
Christopher J. Heacox serves as the inaugural Executive Director of the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University where he leads the artistic, administrative, and philanthropic direction of the center. His work in performing arts presenting spans over fifteen years including Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), Friday Musicale (Jacksonville, Florida), the Porter Center for the Performing Arts (North Carolina), and Riverside Fine Arts Association (Jacksonville, Florida). Read more about Chris Heacox.
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Communications
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 about Julie Huff.
Director,Provost Budget Services
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 about Amanda Malone
Margaret Marshall, PhD
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 about Margret Marshall.
Special Assistant to the Provost for Human Resources
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 about Kerry Ransel
Information Technology Manager
Kevin Watson is a 1997 Auburn University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He is a fourth generation Auburn University employee in his 20th year of service. Kevin provides support and consultation . . .Read More about Kevin Watson.
Administrative Support Specialist
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 about Lavelle Bledsoe.
Last Updated: August 29, 2017