Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs oversees the administration of all academic functions at the university, including services and programs that support the success of each student. Oglethorpe is committed to teaching excellence, meaningful scholarship, transformative pedagogical practices, and the development of innovative academic programs.

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Kathryn McClymond

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Dr. Kathryn McClymond

As the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Kathryn McClymond serves as the chief academic officer of the university where she oversees academic programs. The Provost oversees all academic functions of the university, including academic divisions and the Hammack School of Business, the Core curriculum, the Philip Weltner Library, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, the Office of Student Success, the Office of the Registrar, and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. The Office of the Provost advances the university’s mission: “Atlanta’s Oglethorpe University is committed to teaching excellence in an inclusive learning environment. We prepare students for success in professional endeavors as responsible and productive contributors to a global society.”

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Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dr. Kendra King Momon

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Dr. Kendra King Momon

As Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dr. Kendra King Momon oversees faculty development in areas of teaching and leadership, develops diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives affecting faculty in collaboration with the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, oversees academic grade appeals, and manages special projects. Dr. King Momon is also a Professor of Politics at Oglethorpe.

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Associate Provost for Non-Traditional Programs

Dr. Kate Keib

Kate Keib

Dr. Kate Keib

As Associate Provost for Non-Traditional Programs, Dr. Kate Keib is responsible for continuing and new programs beyond the university’s Traditional Undergraduate Program, including the Adult Degree Program (ADP). Dr. Keib is also an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies.

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Launch Director for the Teaching and Learning Institute for Innovation and Inclusivity

Dr. Andrew Walden

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Dr. Andrew Walden

Dr. Andrew Walden is leading inaugural efforts to establish the Teaching and Learning Institute for Innovation and Inclusivity (TALIII) under the direction of the Provost and the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This faculty-led Institute will support faculty professional development in classroom-based teaching strategies, targeted online teaching, advanced pedagogies, strategies for advancing equity and inclusivity in the classroom and student research, and curriculum development. TALIII will also support continuing improvement in faculty teaching observation and evaluation. The Director invites applications for up to 3 TALIII Faculty Fellows for 2022-23, to be identified this summer.

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Dean of Student Success

Brad Blitz

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Brad Blitz

As the Dean of Student Success, Brad Blitz works with the Office of the Registrar, Student Affairs, and faculty to support students’ academic progress. Blitz joined Oglethorpe University in the summer of 2021. Learn about student success at Oglethorpe.

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Registrar

Melinda Peerboom

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Melinda Peerboom

As the Registrar, Melinda Peerboom oversees the office responsible for registering students, maintaining official academic records, maintaining dates in the academic calendar, and creating course and exam schedules. Peerboom is a graduate of Oglethorpe University. She has worked at Oglethorpe University since 2013 in the Office of Admissions as well as the Office of the Registrar. Visit the HUB for information on registration, records, financial aid, billing, and payments.

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Executive Assistant to the Provost

Pam Streator-Dixson

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Pamela Streator-Dixson

As the Executive Assistant to the Provost, Pam Streator-Dixson provides administrative support to the Office of the Provost team and to key faculty groups in the university.

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Faculty

  • Jeffrey Collins – Program Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies; Art Histories, Archaeology, Anthropology, Architecture
  • Lejla Marijam Ibrahimbegovic – Lecturer, Core Program
  • Jamie Iredell – Lecturer, Core Program
  • Janelle Pham – Assistant Professor, Sociology
  • Seema Shrikhande – Professor, Communication Studies
  • Andrew Walden – Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Leah Zinner – Associate Professor, Psychology

Staff

  • Autumn Johnson ’20Admissions Counselor
  • Philip PonderMen’s Basketball Coach
  • Cecil RoseAssociate Director, Student Success
  • John Tilford Museum of Art, Curator of Collections, Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies, Compass Advisor

Students

  • Brenna Alford – Medical/Scientific Illustration major
  • Jada Thomas – Politics and African American Studies major, SGA Diversity Liaison