About the Office
The Office of the University Provost is located in rooms 110 and 111 of the Cope Administration Building. Our regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The main office phone number is 615-898-2880.
Brad Bartel, Ph.D.
Assistant to the Provost for Special Initiatives
Responsibilities: Co-director of Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center, SACSCOC reaccreditation liaison, coordinator of Academic Master Plan implementation, faculty development, strategic planning, regional initiatives and selected special projects.
Administrative Assistant I
Responsibilities: Administrative Assistant to the University Provost
Coordinator of Special Events
Responsibilities: New Faculty Orientation, Foundation Awards & Fall Faculty Meeting, Outstanding Teacher, Promotion & Tenure Reception, Retirement Reception, Career Achievement Award, LT&ITC Faculty Learning Communities support, HERS Bryn Mawr Conference, SACSCOC Conferences, Administrative Searches coordinator/support.
Newtona (Tina) Johnson, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Responsibilities: Reports to the University Provost. The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs provides leadership in all areas of academic administration including policy formulation and administration, personnel decision-making, academic assessment of programs and staff, faculty mentoring programs, and general education. The Vice Provost handles student complaints, chairs the University Graduation Committee, as well as ex-officio on other committees. Acts as Chief Diversity Officer for the University.
Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Responsibilities: Administrative assistant to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, grade appeals, international travel authorization, subscriptions and memberships approval processing, graduation planning, oversee faculty grant award budgets, Curriculum Committee paperwork processing, portal management of faculty and staff web page, assist Director of General Education and General Education committee, maintain website for General Education, oversee General Education budget, and other assigned tasks.
Mitzi T. Brandon, M.S.
111 Cope Administration Building
Responsibilities: manage and maintain content of the online undergraduate and graduate catalogs and oversee approved catalog changes; ensure data integrity related to undergraduate, graduate, and Regent's Online Campus Collaborative; work with University Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Council to incorporate curricular changes and advise on approval process including implementation dates.
Dr. Watson Harris
Director, Academic Technology Planning and Projects, ADA Coordinator
Manager (Space Allocation)
Responsibilities: Space issues
Financial Management Analyst II
Associate Vice President, Academic Resources
Specialist, Faculty Recruitment and Immigration
Responsibilities: Administer faculty work flow through the MTSU online employment system to include electronic and paper work flow for all levels of faculty searches including recruitment plans, advertisements, candidate rating instruments, salary recommendations, verification of credentials for accreditation body requirements, and preparation of employment contract.
Financial Management Analyst II
Responsibilities: Provides assistance to the Associate Vice President for Academic Resources in all budget related functions and activities. Verification of education credentials for SACS for all adjuncts teaching each semester, maintenance of all adjunct faculty files and verification of pay instruments. Maintains online SACSCOC faculty roster, creates departmental staffing assessments, and monitors position budgets.
Specialist, Academic Resources
117 Cope Administration Building
Responsibilities: Preparation of Fall and Spring term Faculty Cohort reports. Preparation of the Administrative Staff and Full-Time Faculty List book for publication each Fall. Preparation and submission of CUPA faculty reporting each Fall. Banner data entry and verification of faculty credentials for reporting, University Catalog, etc. Primary liaison between Academic Affairs and Information Technology as it relates to administrative software.
Sheila Otto, Ph.D.
Peck Hall 240
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Dr. Peter Cunningham
Professor, Health and Human Performance
Academic Affairs Administrative Fellow
Responsibilities: Academic Common Market, Curriculum Development
Jeremy Ancar, J.D.
Coordinator, Academic Misconduct
Responsibilities: Academic Misconduct Review
Assistant Vice Provost, Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research
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