Academic Affairs

Staff Listing

Meet Our Leadership Team

Jacqueline E. Huntoon

  • Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering Sciences
  • Affiliated Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences


  • Geoscience
  • Teacher Education
  • Evaluation and Assessment

Jean Kampe

  • Associate Provost for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering


  • Chairs Assessment Council
  • Coordinates General Education
  • Oversees Academic Advising
  • Assists with Faculty Development

Pushpalatha Murthy

  • Dean of the Graduate School
  • Associate Provost for Graduate Education
  • Professor, Chemistry


  • Oversees all aspects of graduate education
  • Evaluates graduate programs and student outcomes


Meet Our Administrative Team

Jean DeClerck

Jean Straw DeClerck

  • Instructional Design & Assessment Specialist
  • MS in Rhetoric & Technical Communications, Michigan Technological University


  • Designs and delivers workshops in instructional technologies, pedagogical practices and course design
  • Assists faculty and programs in assessment plans that enable evidence-based action for meeting learning goals
  • Promotes collegial, knowledge-sharing initiatives to improve instructional practices 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
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

  • Administrative Assistant


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

Audrey Mayer

  • Assistant to the Provost for Academic Equity and Inclusion
  • Associate Professor of Ecology and Environmental Policy, SFRES
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Social Sciences


  • Chairs the University Diversity Council and oversees the University Climate Study
  • Michigan Tech’s institutional diversity representative for APLU, MASU, and KCP
  • Promotes communication on diversity topics between the Senate and other offices and groups
  • Assists with the development and implementation of opportunities for diversity minor students and for participants and leaders of externally supported programs (such as MICUP, KCP, and AGEP)
Alan Ollanketo

Alan Ollanketo

  • Manager of Finance and Planning


  • Budget analysis
  • Analysis of Provost's initiatives
  • Analysis of data to create and communicate statistical information to the Board of Trustees
Carrie Richards

Carrie Richards

  • Partner Engagement Program Manager


  • Meets with partners to determine their interests and their family’s interests in order to connect them with appropriate resources.
  • Assists departments with dual career partner orientation to the University and community.
  • Works with community employers to identify opportunities for dual career partners
  • Collaborates with Career Services and the SmartZone to connect partners with professional development services

Shari Stockero

  • Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Development
  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences


  • Leads the Early Career Management program
  • Works with research staff members to identify priorities to support mid-career and non tenure-track faculty
  • Coordinates staff in the Offices of the Provost and Vice President for Research in order to host and recruit faculty for the Michigan Tech Research Forum
Heather Suokas

Heather Suokas

  • 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
Shannon Vairo

Shannon Vairo

  • Executive Support Assistant


  • General office support
  • Assists with tracking and monitoring of endowed positions
  • Provides support to the Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Development and the Assistant to the Provost for Academic Equity and Inclusion