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Katherine Frank

Provost/Vice-President for Academic and Student Life

Provost Katherine Frank

Central Washington University welcomes Katherine Frank as the new provost/vice president for academic and student life. Frank was the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). There, she oversaw the university’s largest college, which includes a School of the Arts, ten academic departments, and five centers.

Frank previously was Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indiana University East. During her tenure, she oversaw a restructuring of that institution’s largest school, with ten undergraduate programs, three of which were delivered at campus satellite centers.

She also served at Colorado State University-Pueblo for 10 years, serving as Chair of English and Foreign Languages and the Writing Program Administrator. At Pueblo she also was the founding director of the Southern Colorado Writing Project and founding director of the first-year experience program.

She earned her B.A in English from Bates College and her M.A and Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington.

Charlene Andrews

Faculty Relations Coordinator

Charlene Andrews

As the Faculty Relations Coordinator, Charlene provides professional contract support for and collaboration with the Provost, Academic Deans, appointing authorities, and others involved in faculty employment and evaluation.  Charlene serves as a labor negotiator responsible for developing and implementing CWU faculty labor relations and collective bargaining policies and strategies.  She is responsible for the oversight of and compliance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement.  In addition to her collective bargaining responsibilities, Charlene is the liaison between all parties involved with faculty workloads and evaluations.  She coordinates and provides oversight for reappointment, tenure, promotion, and post tenure review.  Charlene’s past experiences include K-12, R&D, banking and ranching.

Kevin Archer

Dean, Graduate Studies and Research

Kevin Archer

Kevin Archer is the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.  He joined the faculty at CWU in September 2012 as Chair of the Department of Geography after serving for many years in the same capacity at the University of South Florida.  At the latter institution he chaired a department with 21 faculty which offered a Ph.D., three Masters, and two Bachelor’s degrees as well as three graduate and undergraduate certificates in Geography, Environmental Science and Policy, and Urban and Regional Planning.  He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and Masters degree from McGill University.  Dr. Archer has published widely on globalizing cities and polities, the social construction of the environment, and urban and regional development and policy.

Paul Ballard

Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies

Paul Ballard

Paul Ballard joined Central Washington University as the Dean of the College of Education and Professional studies in April 2015. Prior to his arrival at CWU he was the Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He spent his last three months at MSU Denver serving as the acting Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. Previously he worked at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan where he served as assistant dean, department chair, program director and faculty. He has over twenty years of experience in program and student learning outcome assessment. He currently serves as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and has over twelve years of experience in accreditation as a site visitor for specialized program agencies. His academic background includes exercise physiology, athletic administration, and athletic training.

Gayla Stoner

Associate Provost, Extended Learning & Outreach

Gayla Stoner

Gayla Stoner is the associate provost for Extended Learning and Outreach. She is responsible for off-campus academic program operations and is responsible for developing, growing, and overseeing academic activity and operations at university centers. She also provides coordination of the office for multimodal learning and leadership in the development and growth of online academic programs. Stoner previously served as executive director of UIC Extended Campus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to that she worked for 17 years at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, including as director of the Extended Campus, where she oversaw university-wide development of on- and off-campus initiatives, including summer and winter session.

She has a Master of Science and PhD in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Gail Mackin

Associate Provost, Undergraduate and Faculty Affairs

Gail Mackin

Gail Mackin joined Central Washington University as the associate provost for undergraduate and faculty affairs in 2017.  Gail previously served as senior associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern Kentucky University (NKU).  While at NKU, she also held the position of interim department chair of the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and director of Project SOAR, a National Science Foundation funded scholarship program for STEM majors with financial need.

Gail earned her PhD and MS in mathematics from Virginia Tech and has a BS in mathematics and physics from Keene State College in New Hampshire.  As an applied mathematician, her research spans various disciplines including continuum mechanics, ecology and geology.  A dedicated teacher, research mentor and advisor, Gail has been recognized by the Mathematical Association of America Kentucky Section with the Distinguished College or University Mathematics Teacher of the Year.

Tim Englund

Dean, College of the Sciences

Tim Englund

Dr. Tim Englund received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his B.S. from Grand Valley State University. He has been a member of the mathematics faculty since 1998. His current primary research interests include interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues in Nutrition & Health Sciences examining elementary school lunches. Previous research has focused on the representation theory of Chevalley groups. Prior to joining the Dean's office, he served as the chair of the Mathematics Department and as the Faculty Coordinator for the Ronald E. McNair Program at CWU.

Sharon Jonassen

Senior Academic Finance Manager

Sharon Jonassen 

Sharon is the Senior Academic Finance Manager providing budget, accounting, financial analytics, and policy support to the Academic and Student Life Division. She has been working at Central Washington University since April of 2010. She draws on over twenty plus years of experience including software development, implementation and support; budget, accounting, financial analytics, and change management. Her experience spans public and private sector spanning multi-state and global environments.

Bernadette Jungblut

Associate Provost, Accreditation, Academic Planning, and Assessment

Bernadette Jungblut

Bernadette Jungblut is associate provost for accreditation, academic planning, and assessment. She is responsible for university efforts in the areas of accreditation, academic program planning and assessment, strategic planning, and general education. Prior to coming to CWU, Jungblut served as West Virginia University’s executive director for academic success initiatives and the first-year experience, and as university assessment officer in the Office of the Provost.
Jungblut received her bachelor’s degree at Binghamton University and her master’s and PhD degrees at Rice University, all in political science.

Ediz Kaykayoglu

Executive Director, Office of International Studies & Programs

Ediz Kaykayoglu previously served as faculty and the director of Education Abroad at Kent State University.  He has worked in higher education since 2003 and has expertise in computer technology, educational technology, and international education.

Ediz became director of Education Abroad in 2015 and was the assistant director of the program for two years prior. He was Education Abroad manager from 2010 to 2013 and special assistant to the executive director of the Office of Global Education at Kent State from 2009-2010. He also taught information technology courses at Kent State from 2003-2006. 

Ediz has a BS in computer engineering from Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a master’s degree in computer technology from Kent State University. He is currently pursuing his PhD in instructional technology education at Kent State, focusing his research on evaluating online intervention methods to enhance cultural intelligence.

Anne Cubilie

Executive Director, Douglas Honors College

Anne Cubilie

Anne Cubilié moved to CWU in August of 2013 following 10 years working for the United Nations. Dr. Cubilie was Director of the CWU William O. Douglas Honors College (DHC) for two years, moving to the position of Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Extended Learning in 2015. After two years as Associate Provost, Dr. Cubilie returned to her position at the DHC to work more closely with students and faculty on the shared educational mission of the university. At the United Nations, Dr. Cubilie worked in humanitarian response and development policy both at headquarters and in the field. She joined the United Nations from Georgetown University, where she was an assistant professor. Throughout her time at the United Nations, Dr. Cubilié maintained close ties to the academy and a consistent interest in bridging the gap between academic research and the political and policy considerations of international aid.

Dr. Cubilie has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Egypt. Her book, Women Witness Terror: Testimony and the Cultural Politics of Human Rights, reads testimony by women survivors of war and human rights abuse through critical frameworks of ethics, trauma and witnessing. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the University of Oregon, graduating from the Robert D. Clark Honors College.

Rebecca Lubas

Dean, James E. Brooks Library

Rebecca Lubas joins CWU as the Dean of Libraries. Previously she served as associate dean of the library at The Claremont Colleges in California, since 2014 and prior to that was director of discovery, acquisitions, and consortial services and associate professor at the University of New Mexico and head of cataloging and metadata services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lubas holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, an MLIS from Louisiana State University, and an MA in English from Ball State University. She is editor of Practical Strategies for Cataloging Departments, co-editor of Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers, and co-author of The Metadata Manuel and The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management. She was awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to conduct training at the University Library in Kosovo in 2016.

Jeff Stinson

Dean, College of Business

Dr. Jeffrey Stinson is the Dean of the Central Washington University College of Business.  Prior to serving as Dean, Dr. Stinson served as Associate Dean of the College of Business for 3 ½ years, and Chair of the Management Department for 3 years.  He has been a member of the Marketing faculty at CWU since 2008.

Dr. Stinson received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Oregon, and served on the faculty at North Dakota State University for three years prior to joining CWU.  His research centers on the influence of intercollegiate athletics programs on the fundraising for both athletic and academic programs at colleges and universities.  He teaches Sport Business and Marketing courses at CWU.

Todd Shiver

Interim Dean, College of Arts & Humanities

Todd Shiver

Todd Shiver, DMA, is the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Central Washington University (CWU).  A Georgia native, Todd earned his bachelor’s degree in Music and the Masters Degree of Music Education from Auburn University, a second Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia College & State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education with a minor in Trumpet Performance from The University of Georgia.  His faculty and administrative career includes twenty years at Georgia College & State University where he served as the Director of Bands and the Interim Department Chair.  He served seven years as the chair of the department of music at CWU and is now serving as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at CWU where he oversees eight departments and three interdisciplinary programs that provide more than eighty degree programs and areas of study for CWU students.

Gregg Heinselman

Dean, Student Success 

Reporting to the Provost, Gregg Heinselman serves at the Dean of Student Success, working to provide leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the Office of the Dean of Student Success.  Student Success provides students educationally-purposeful programs, events, services and activities that promote academic, personal, and professional growth within and beyond the classroom.

The Dean of Student Success provides direct leadership to the Associate Dean for Student Living, the Associate Dean for Health and Wellness, the Associate Dean for Student Development and Achievement, the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and the Director of Academic Success Initiatives.  Indirect support is provided to a comprehensive array of services including; Disability Services, Orientation and Transition Programs, Student Involvement, Housing and Residence Life, Wellness Center, Recreation, Student Counseling Services, Student Medical Services, Career Services, Gear Up, College Assistant Migrant Program, Learning Commons, Professional Advising, Exploratory Advising, Academic Achievement, and the Veterans Center.

The Dean of Student Success serves as a member of the Provost’s Council, Dean’s Council, President’s Budget Advisory Committee, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, Ethics Advisory Committee, Retention Team, Strategic Enrollment Management Planning Team, and the Title IX Committee. The position serves as a liaison to shared governance and provides direct support to Associated Students of Central Washington University.

Amy Claridge

Chair, Faculty Senate

Dr. Claridge is an associate professor and program director in Family and Child Life and the Faculty Senate Chair for 2018-2019. She earned her BS in Psychology and MEd in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon and her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington.

Dr. Claridge studies protective factors and mechanisms through which family risk factors, such as parental mental health issues, unplanned pregnancy, and hospitalization, are associated with child developmental outcomes. She is particularly interested in understanding factors that contribute to resilience among underserved and multi-stressed populations in order to inform prevention and intervention with at-risk families. She was named the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s 2015 Emerging Scholar, and has published her scholarly work in international family science and child development journals. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on romantic relationships, divorce and remarriage, child development, parenting education, and research methods. She also serves as director of the Family Resource Center which provides services to university and community families.

Teresa Walker

Provost Faculty Fellow
(Non-voting member)

Teri Walker

Teresa Walker (Thompson) has served CWU since 1995, currently as an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Professional Studies and newly appointed Provost Fellow, as a distinguished faculty fellow of academic service-learning. With a servant leader focus, she uses her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seattle University to promote social justice, equity, and voice.

Representing faculty voice and shared governance through Faculty Senate is a passion, as senator, Executive Committee member, and Curriculum Committee member/past chair.

Recently, she was selected to become a higher education program reviewer by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Her background includes service as a Tacoma Public Schools training specialist, Head Start and Washington’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) administrator, public school teacher, and LearningScapes, Inc business owner.

Emersion in the non-profit world has afforded experience writing, reviewing, and coordinating grants, as well as, the promotion of interagency community collaboration and consulting opportunities. Areas of consultation include organizational restructuring, position analysis, community needs assessment, transition planning, and wage & compensation plan development.

She created Transrelational Leadership theory to promote intentional family leaders. Additionally she holds organizational development, curriculum development, and adult learning as special interests.

Jim Johnson

Chair, Academic Department Chairs Organization (ADCO)


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Anne Smethurst

Provost Council Support Staff

Anne Smethurst

Anne is the Administrative Assistant 3, providing coordination and managing general office operations for the Office of the Provost.  She demonstrates professionalism and courtesy in dealing with students, faculty, staff, and external entities.  Anne provides clerical and administrative support to the Provost, the Faculty Relations Coordinator, and the Senior Academic Financial Manager. She works closely with other staff in the Office of the Provost on a variety of issues and projects


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