Staff Listing

Meet Our Leadership Team

  • Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Professor, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest insect ecology
  • Insect/fungus/plant interactions in forest ecosystems
  • Impacts of exotic species on forest ecosystems
  • Interactions among fire, insects and disease in forests
  • Urban forest health
  • Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Professor, Physics

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Cloud and aerosol physics and chemistry
  • Nucleation

Marika Seigel

  • Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Dean of the Pavlis Honors College
  • Associate Professor, Humanities

Research Areas

  • Educational Innovation
  • Rhetoric of Health and Medicine
  • Writing Program Administration


  • Facilitate implementation of Michigan Tech’s undergraduate curriculum
  • Support ongoing growth in the Pavlis Honors College


Meet Our Administrative Team

Jean DeClerck

Jean Straw DeClerck

  • Assessment Manager


MS in Rhetoric & Technical Communications, Michigan Technological University


  • Manages learning-goal assessment systems for both General Education and undergraduate degree programs.
  • Assists faculty in planning learning-goal assessment approaches intended to reveal opportunities to help students.
  • Promotes collegial, knowledge-sharing initiatives to improve instructional practices and student-learning-goal achievement across disciplines.
Alexandria Guth

Alexandria Guth

  • Director of Academic Accreditation and Compliance


  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to the Higher Learning Commission
  • Manages accreditation and compliance processes for online programs and courses
  • Geoscience Education
Heather Harry

Heather Harry

  • Finance and Planning Analyst


  • Budget monitoring and planning for the student side of academic affairs
  • Assist Senior Finance and Planning Analyst with special projects
  • Manage and administer graduate student support
Robyn Johnson

Robyn Johnson

  • Business Systems and Data Analyst


  • Administrative lead for faculty reporting via Digital Measures
  • Faculty training and technical support
  • Data quality and consistency assurance
Amie Ledgerwood

Amie Ledgerwood

  • Assistant to the Provost & Senior VP for Academic Affairs


  • Academic Affairs Support
  • Coordinate faculty promotion, tenure and reappointment process
  • Manage logistics for provost's office
Alan Ollanketo

Alan Ollanketo

  • Senior Finance and Planning Analyst


  • Budget analysis
  • Analysis of Provost's initiatives
  • Analysis of data to create and communicate statistical information to the Board of Trustees
  • Assistant Provost for Faculty Development
  • Professor, Mathematics Education
  • Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests  

  • Mathematics Teacher Noticing
  • Mathematics Teaching Practice
  • Teacher Professional Development
Shannon Vairo

Shannon Vairo

  • Manager, Partner Engagement & Faculty Support


  • Partner Engagement Program
  • Visiting Professor Program
  • Assists with tracking and monitoring of endowed positions
  • Provides support to the Assistant Provost for Faculty Development