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About the Provost Office

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs handles all areas related to Academic Affairs. These include

  • Program administration, personnel decisions, and budget management
  • Academic growth and development of faculty, staff, and students
  • Advancement of educational values, goals, and mission of the university.

Office Address:

333 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071

Telephone: (270) 809-3744
Fax: (270) 809-3565

Office Hours:

Regular hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Summer hours: M-F 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Academic Affairs Staff

[+] Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education -- Dr. Renae Duncan
Dr. Renae Duncan


Contact Details:

T. (270) 809-3744

E-mail

Dr. Renae Duncan, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and professor of psychology, provides leadership in undergraduate programs and oversees undergraduate education initiatives such as the Honors Program, University Studies, Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity, Freshman Reading Experience, and the Center for Service Learning. 

Dr. Duncan is also responsible for the implementation of Murray State University’s Quality Enhancement Plan, representing the University on Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education workgroups, and overseeing assessment of academic degree programs.

Dr. Duncan earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and her Master’s degree and Ph.D. from Florida State University. Dr. Duncan joined the Murray State faculty in 1993.

[+] Interim Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Research -- Dr. Robert Pervine
Dr. Robert Pervine


Contact Details:

T. (270) 809-3744

E-mail

Dr. Robert Pervine, interim Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Research and professor of mathematics and statistics, provides leadership for graduate programs and research. Dr. Pervine provides administrative leadership and oversight for the academic support units of the Office of Graduate Admissions, the Office of Graduate Recruitment, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management, the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Compliance, and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology.

He also provides campus-wide leadership as the co-director of Murray State’s Quality Enhancement Plan, an institutional requirement for reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), as well as serving as a liaison to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and other administrative oversight bodies. Dr. Pervine received his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, his Master’s degree from Western Kentucky University and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Pervine joined the Murray State University faculty in 1985.

[+] Executive Assistant -- Mary Ann Gardner
Mary Ann Gardner


Contact Details:

T. (270) 809-6465

E-mail

Responsibilities:

  • Academic agenda items for Board of Regents
  • Special Events (Commencement, Honors Day, Faculty/Professional Staff luncheon, New Faculty Reception, New Student Convocation)
  • Dean's meeting
  • Faculty files
  • Faculty leave
  • Open Positions
  • Offer Letters
  • Promotion and Tenure


[+] Administrative Assistant -- Brenda Owen
Brenda Owen


Contact Details:

T. (270) 809-6464

E-mail

Responsibilities:

  • Faculty assignment to Banner
  • Faculty/Advisor categories
  • Inventory
  • Textbook orders
  • Faculty transcripts


[+] Administrative Assistant for Undergraduate Education -- Lisa Bucy
Lisa Bucy


Contact Details:

T. (270) 809-3423

E-mail

Responsibilities:

  • Freshman Reading Experience
  • Quality Enhancement Plan
  • PAs for Residential College Seminars


[+] Administrative Assistant for Graduate Education -- Donna Miller
Donna Miller


Contact Details:

T. (270) 809-4273

E-mail

Responsibilities:

  • Faculty Banquet
  • PA processing for Graduate Assistantships
  • Thesis approval processing
  • Graduate Studies Committee


[+] Academic Accounts Coordinator -- Andrew Cain
Andrew Cain


Contact Details:

T. (270) 809-3383

E-mail

Responsibilities:

  • Manage academic accounts
  • Budget transactions
  • Contracts
  • Extra compensation forms
  • Inter-account transactions
  • Personnel Action forms


[+] Publications Specialist and Secretary to the Academic Council -- Shelia Haley
Shelia Haley


Contact Details:

T. (270) 809-3752

E-mail

Responsibilities:

  • Academic Bulletin
  • Academic calendars
  • Academic Council
  • Academic program inventory (CIP codes)
  • Class scheduling
  • Course maintenance
  • Publications
  • Banner/Cognos reports
  • Schedule corrections


[+] Coordinator for Domestic Graduate Recruitment and Retention -- Courtney Noland

Courtney Noland

Contact Details:

T. (270) 809-5304

E-mail

Responsibilities:

  • Graduate Recruiting Materials
  • Graduate Recruitment
  • Minority Graduate Fellowships


[+] Academic and Administrative Technology Specialist -- Riza Marjadi
Riza Marjadi


Contact Details:

T. (270) 809-3158

E-mail

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of University of Washington - Instructional Assessment System
  • Administration of Digital Measures - Activity Insight System
  • SACSCOC reaccreditation research
  • Ad-hoc reports
  • Website maintenance


 


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