Academic Affairs

Staff Listing

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


  • 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
Chad Arney

Chad Arney

  • Director Strategic Initiatives


  • Supports the continued success and adoption of the faculty activity reporting system, Activity Insight by Digital Measures
  • Campus lead for the partnership with Keypath Education
  • Advocate for the development of high-quality online degree programs
  • Faculty outreach, training, and support
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
  • Provides advanced support for Canvas as well as other learning and collaboration tools
  • 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
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
Anita Quinn

Anita Quinn

  • Policy and Planning Analyst


  • Supports analysis of current academic procedures
  • Assists in the development of a framework for the holistic management of academic policies and procedures
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