Academic Affairs

The provost and vice president for academic affairs provides leadership for the university's colleges and academic programs, working to ensure a high quality experience for all learners-whether undergraduate or graduate, on-campus, online, or off-campus.

The vice president works collaboratively with the president, and Board of Trustees, and faculty and staff members to realize the mission of the university in an ever-changing environment.

Reporting to the VPAA:
Patrick Archer, Assoc. Provost
Luke Beatty, Director, Library
Dawn Henning, Executive Assistant to the Provost
Regina Matheson, Assoc. Vice President for Academic Grants and Sponsored Programs
Ryan Saddler, Assoc. Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tracy Schuster-Matlock, Assoc. Vice President for Assessment and Institutional Research
Brittany Tullis, Interim Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Lynn Kilburg, Dean, College of Health & Human Services
Katie Van Blair, Dean of Innovation, Adult, and Graduate Studies
Dan Zeimet, Registrar
Lindsay Adolphs, Executive Director, Academic and Career Planning
International Education

Welcome from the Provost

Office of Academic Affairs

endeavors to offer all learners accessible and quality educational opportunities across their lifespans. Whether you are a traditional undergraduate student, a graduate student, or an online learner, will challenge and support you, helping you to envision and embrace opportunities you may not even have imagined.

The Office of Academic Affairs believes that meeting the needs of learners requires challenging and supporting faculty and staff to design and implement creative and innovative learning experiences across a variety of platforms in ways that meet the needs of a wide variety of learners. It also requires a commitment to evaluating and assessing our work on an ongoing basis so that we can continue to strengthen student learning and outcomes.

We invite you to join us as we co-create the future.

Joseph Roidt, PhD
Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Support Services

In addition to guidance and direction, the Academic and Student Affairs office offers a number of support services. These include:

  • Maintaining the current list of faculty committee members
  • Maintaining the current list of department chairs
  • Processing adjunct and overload contracts
    Each semester the office collects hundreds of contract requests from department chairs and deans for adjunct and overload contracts. As the semester approaches, the office creates and mails these contracts to faculty, who return them for processing through human resources and payroll. Those interested in teaching a class, should contact the department chair for assignment. Contract requests will not be processed without the approval of the chair of the department, as well as the dean of the college.
  • Scheduling the Ambrose Hall conference room and Lewis Boardroom
    To schedule the conference room located on the third floor of Ambrose Hall (Conference Room 301W) or the Lewis Boardroom located on the third floor of Ambrose Hall, contact the administrative assistant for the Academic and Student Affairs office to reserve the room. The key can be picked up in Academic and Student Affairs 15 minutes prior to the room reservation or by arrangement. To reserve either room, email us. Food and beverage service, room configuration, and equipment must be handled through Sodexo, Housekeeping, and IT/Library, respectively.


Joseph Roidt, PhD

Academic Affairs
Ambrose Hall, 1st floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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