Office of the Provost

Provost's Office Staff

Office of the Provost

Dennis M. Kratz

Senior Associate Provost and Director, Center for Asian Studies

PhD, Harvard University, 1970

Michael L. Thomas

Associate Provost and Director, The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001

Francesca M. Filbey

Associate Provost

PhD, King's College London, 2002

Mehrdad Nourani

Associate Provost

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 1994

Stephen Spiro

Associate Provost

PhD, The University of Sheffield, 1988

Heather Burge

Assistant Provost

Arnold Duenes

Administrative Project Coordinator III

BSEET, DeVry University, 1991

Vicki Allison Carlisle

Administrative Project Coordinator II

Rebecca J. Ernst

Administrative Assistant I

BARS, Lourdes University, 1987

Jill Cohn

Assistant to the Provost

BBA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1987

Cerise Gideon Hawker

Administrative Assistant I

BA, University of North Texas, 2016

Cyndi Haynes

Administrative Assistant II

Alejandro "Alex" Lazos

Business Administrator

BS, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2016

Alexander "Web" Pierce

Director of Academic Data Services

BBA, Texas A&M University, 2008

Nicole Harrington

Business Manager

MPA, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2008

Michelle Armstrong

Program Coordinator

BA, Southern Methodist University, 2007

Academic Programs and Planning

Paul F. Diehl

Associate Provost

PhD, The University of Michigan, 1983

Margaret Fair

Program Coordinator

PhD, University of North Texas, 1995

Karen Huxtable

Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning; Senior Lecturer III, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

PhD, The Ohio State University, 1995

Beverly B. Reed

Administrative Assistant II

BS, University of Southern Mississippi

Michael B. Seeligson

Assistant Provost

JD, University of Virginia, 2009

Programs, Accreditation, and Assessment

Serenity Rose King

Associate Provost for Policy and Program Coordination and SACSCOC Liaison
UT System and THECB liaison, New programs, SACSCOC accreditation, Assessment

PhD, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2019

Gloria Shenoy

Director of Assessment
Academic and non-academic assessment

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013

Mary Jo Venetis

SACSCOC accreditation, Substantive Change Policy

PhD, University of North Texas, 2008

Lance Kyle Bennett

Assistant Director
General Education/Core Curriculum Assessment

MA, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Melissa Ray

Director of Administrative Assessment

PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013

Vy Trang

Administrative Associate

MBA, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2009

Web Applications and Technology

Simon A. Kane

Assistant Provost

MFA, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2010

Robert Leeper

Web Coordinator
Designer, Website Management

MFA, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2019

Ramona Metcalf

Web Specialist
Website Management

MLS, Texas Woman's University, 2005

Rosa L. Thompson

Administrative Assistant II
Course Evaluations, Faculty Records

BA, University of Virginia, 1988