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
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.”
Executive Assistant to the Provost
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.
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Dr. Kendra King Momon
As Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, 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.
Associate Provost for Non-Traditional Programs
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.
Launch Director for the Teaching and Learning Institute for Innovation and Inclusivity
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.
Dean of Student Success
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.
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.
Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Kathleen “Kate” Williams
As the Director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Kate Williams oversees mandatory reporting to federal, state, and other external agencies and provides leadership and support for the University’s accreditation review cycles. The Office is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, managing, and reporting historical and current data from a variety of sources that pertain to students, faculty, and staff. The Office also supports institutional planning, assessment, overall effectiveness, and decision-making that advances Oglethorpe University’s academic mission: to provide exceptional undergraduate education in a small private liberal arts context. Kate holds an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an Ed.D. in Adult and Career Education from Valdosta State University, and she has served as a SAACSCOC on-site reviewer. Kate joined Oglethorpe University in August 2022.
- 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
- Autumn Johnson ’20 – Admissions Counselor
- Philip Ponder – Men’s Basketball Coach
- Cecil Rose – Associate Director, Student Success
- John Tilford – Museum of Art, Curator of Collections, Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies, Compass Advisor
- Brenna Alford – Medical/Scientific Illustration major
- Jada Thomas – Politics and African American Studies major, SGA Diversity Liaison