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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, New Jersey; 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, Virginia. 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, Virginia.
Executive Director in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
Nettie Daniels began her position as Executive Director in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment in July 2014. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Platteville family, she served as associate vice president for planning and institutional effectiveness at Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana; and as associate vice president for institutional research, planning and evaluation at the University of Louisiana System in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Daniels earned both her bachelor and master’s degrees from Alcorn State University located in Lorman, Mississippi.
Executive Director, Alternative Delivery Systems
Dawn Drake oversees all administrative aspects of distance and continuing education, Desire2Learn administration, and Instructional Center for Educational Technologies. Drake earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (emphasis in personnel and marketing) from UW-Platteville, her Master of Business Administration (emphasis in management) from UW-Whitewater, and her doctorate (all but dissertation) in continuing and vocational education (emphasis in human resource development and distance education).
Dr. Molly Gribb
Dean, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science
Dr. Molly Gribb earned her Bachelor of Science degree in textiles and design from UW-Madison, her Master of Science degree in civil engineering from UW-Milwaukee, and her Ph.D. in civil engineering from UW-Milwaukee. She most recently served as professor and civil and environmental engineering department head at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Throop
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Education
Dr. Elizabeth A. Throop earned her bachelor’s degree from Macalester College, graduating summa cum laude with a major in anthropology. She then earned a master’s in social work from the University of Illinois-Chicago before completing her master’s in arts degree and her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Wayne Weber
Dean, College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture
Dr. Wayne Weber earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology (genetics emphasis), a Master of Science in Zoology (genetics emphasis) and Ph.D. in Zoology (genetics emphasis) from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Weber has been a professor in the biology department at UW-Platteville for 14 years and served as biology department chair for six of those years.
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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