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.
Interim University Provost
Jeremy Ancar, J.D.
Coordinator, Academic Misconduct
Responsibilities: Academic Misconduct Review
Specialist, Academic Resources
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.
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 TN eCampus curriculum; work with University Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Council to incorporate curricular changes and advise on approval process including implementation dates.
Assistant Vice Provost, Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research
Associate Vice President, Academic Resources
Dr. Peter Cunningham
Professor, Health and Human Performance
Academic Affairs Administrative Fellow
Responsibilities: Academic Common Market, Curriculum Development
Specialist, Space Planning
Responsibilities: Space issues
Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Phone: (615) 898-2881
Responsibilities: Administrative assistant to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, grade appeals, international travel authorization, subscriptions and memberships approval processing, oversee faculty grant award budgets, Curriculum Committee paperwork processing, portal management of faculty and staff web page, and assist Director of General Education.
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, (Ret.)
Senior Advisor for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives
Phone: (615) 898-5267
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.
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 and chairs the University Commencement Committee, as well as ex-officio on other committees. Acts as Chief Diversity Officer for the University.
Financial Management Analyst II
Administrative Assistant I
Responsibilities: Administrative Assistant to the University Provost
Dr. Sheila Otto
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, 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.
Coordinator of Academic Events
Responsibilities: Commencement, 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.
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