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Dr. Mittie N. Den Herder
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr. Mittie N. Den Herder began her position as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in 2010. In this role, she serves as the chief academic officer of the university, responsible for the oversight, development, and implementation of programs, curricula, and policies that support the academic mission of UW-Platteville. Den Herder previously served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education at UW-Platteville. She earned a Bachelor of Science from University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Arts from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Florida.
Dr. Dominic Barraclough
Director of School of Graduate Studies and Academic Projects
Dominic Barraclough began his position as Director of Graduate Studies and Academic Projects in 2013. In this role, he is responsible for oversight of the administration of all graduate programs, the Teaching and Learning Center, the Textbook Center, and the University Governance Office. He previously served in administrative roles focusing on assessment after having been a faculty member and program coordinator in the graduate Counseling Psychology program. Barraclough earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Central Washington University and a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of North Dakota.
Dr. Laura Bayless
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Dr. Laura Bayless began her position as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in 2013. She previously served as the interim vice president for Student Life at Caldwell College in Caldwell, N.J.; vice president of Student Affairs at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, and dean of students and assistant dean for Student Affairs at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. Bayless earned her Bachelor of Arts in speech communications/mass media from Denison University in Granville, Ohio; Master of Science in college student personnel services at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virgnia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.
Dr. Joanne Wilson
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr. Joanne Wilson was appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in 2013. She previously served as the interim assistant chancellor for Student Affairs, and interim dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. Wilson began at UW-Platteville as an assistant professor in the general engineering department in 1986. Past roles at UW-Platteville include department chair of the general engineering department, assistant dean of the College of EMS, and executive director of the First Year Experience Program. Wilson earned her undergraduate degree in applied mechanics and engineering sciences from the University of California at San Diego and a master’s degree and doctorate in engineering mechanics from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
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