About the Office

The Office of the University Provost is located in rooms 110 and 111 of the Cope Administration Building. Our regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The main office phone number is (615) 898-2880.

Mark ByrnesMark Byrnes, Ph.D.

University Provost
Email: Mark.Byrnes@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-2953 


Michael Baily  Baily

Director of Academic Integrity
Email: Michael.Baily@mtsu.edu 
Phone: (615) 898-2715

Responsibilities: Investigate and dispose of all academic integrity matters involving MTSU students per protocol; provide support services and establish lines of communication with University offices; serve as an ex-officio member of University committees; schedule hearings and train MTSU’s Academic Misconduct Committee; speak to groups about the academic misconduct process.

Allyson BaughAllyson Baugh

Senior Resource Specialist
Email: Allyson.Baugh@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5544

Responsibilities: Provides assistance to the Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Resources in all budget related functions and activities. Verification of education credentials for SACSCOC for all adjuncts teaching each semester, maintenance of all adjunct faculty files and verification of pay instruments. Maintains online SACSCOC faculty roster, creates departmental staffing assessments, and monitors position budgets.

Layne Bryant

Assistant Vice Provost for Institutional AccreditationBryant Headshot
Email: Layne.Bryant@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5426

Responsibilities: Assist with SACSCOC compliance certification reports, substantive change requests, and the Quality Enhancement Plan; coordinate professional licensure disclosures and other Academic Affairs reporting required by federal regulations; lead Academic Affairs efforts in support of the Carnegie Community Engagement classification; and collaborate with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness Planning, and Research.

Mitzi T. Brandon, M.S.

Mitzi BrandonDirector, Catalog and Curriculum Management
Email: Mitzi.Brandon@mtsu.edu 
Phone: (615) 904-8210 
Jones Hall, Room 311

Responsibilities: Manage and maintain content of the online undergraduate and graduate catalogs and oversee approved catalog changes; ensure data integrity related to undergraduate, and graduate curriculum; work with Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Council to incorporate curricular changes and advise on approval process including implementation dates.

Chris BrewerProfile Photo

Assistant Vice Provost, Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research
Email: Chris.Brewer@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5197
Jones Hall, Room 340

Paula CalahanPaula Calahan

Coordinator, Catalog and Curriculum Management
Email: Paula.Calahan@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-2889
Jones Hall, Room 314


Rebecca ColeBecky Cole

Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Resources
Email: Becky.Cole@mtsu.edu 
Phone: (615) 898-5925

Responsibilities: Budget and resource allocation, faculty recruitment and hiring processes including annual tenure-track renewals, academic payroll processes, market salary studies, workload guidelinesfaculty workload reporting, and faculty immigration support.  Supports Academic Performance Solutions (APS) platform including faculty line request process and annual academic department reviews. 

Mitzi Dunkley

Faculty Recruitment SpecialistMitzi Dunkley
Email: Mitzi.Dunkley@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5128

Responsibilities: Administer faculty workflow through the MTSU online employment system to include electronic and paper workflow for all levels of faculty searches including recruitment plans, advertisements, candidate rating instruments, salary recommendations, verification of credentials for accreditation body requirements, and preparation of employment contract.

David Edgar  David Edgar

Manager, Academic Space Planning
Email: David.Edgar@mtsu.edu

Responsibilities: Space issues

Darlene Fults     Darlene Fults

Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Email: Darlene.Fults@mtsu.edu 
Phone: (615) 898-2881

Responsibilities: Serves as the administrative assistant to the Vice Provost for Academic Programs and the Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Resources; provides support for several curriculum processes (Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, General Education, and Curriculog); manages mail and documents for Academic Support Services and supports faculty workload processes.

Brian P. Hinote, Ph.D.Brian Hinote

Professor and Vice Provost for Faculty and Strategic Initiatives
Email: Brian.Hinote@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-2488

Responsibilities: All matters dealing with the faculty, including tenure and promotion; faculty orientation and development; faculty awards and recognition; academic policy development; commencement; faculty and student concerns including academic integrity and grade appeals; and serve as faculty contact for data and technology in the Office of the Provost. Co-director of Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center.


Mary Hoffschwelle, Ph.D. MaryH

Vice Provost for Planning and Effectiveness
Email: Mary.Hoffschwelle@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5806

Responsibilities: SACSCOC accreditation liaison, coordinator of Academic Master Plan implementation, faculty development, strategic planning, regional initiatives, and selected special projects.

Keith HuberGeneral Huber

Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, (Ret.)
Senior Advisor for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives
Email: Keith.Huber@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5267

Maria Knox Maria Knox

Financial Management Analyst II
Email: Maria.Knox@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5184

Responsibilities: Accounting and website for Technology Access Fees, Data Analysis for Space Utilization

Allison McGoffin Allison McGoffin

Assistant to the University Provost
Email: Allison.McGoffin@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-2953

Susan Myers-Shirk, Ph.D.Susan Myers-Shirk

Director of the True Blue Core 
Email: Susan.Myers-Shirk@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-2386 
Peck Hall 216


Angie PriceAngiePrice

Coordinator of Academic and Strategic Initiatives
Email: Angie.Price@mtsu.edu 
Phone: (615) 898-5941

Responsibilities: Serves as the administrative assistant to the Vice Provost for Faculty and Strategic Initiatives; processes grade appeals; oversees faculty grant award budgets; prepares and organizes processes related to commencement, new faculty orientation, foundation awards (Outstanding Teaching and Career Achievement), fall faculty meeting, promotion and tenure reception, and provides support for accreditation on-site visits and administrative searches.

Amy Aldridge Sanford, Ph.D.Amy Aldridge Sanford

Vice Provost for Academic Programs
Email: Amy.Aldridge.Sanford@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 494-7611

Responsibilities: Academic program development, approval, and management; academic policy development and implementation; curricular initiatives; general education; transfer and articulation issues.

Sabrina WrightSabrina Wright

Business Process Specialist
Email: Sabrina.Wright@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 494-8721

Responsibilities: Manages the operational oversight of the information systems and business processes for the Office of the University Provost. Provides data and analytical support for a variety of functions within Academic Affairs, manages data reporting, and oversees critical data entry and maintenance within Banner for faculty. Serves as the technical advisor for Faculty Success (formerly Digital Measures) and other software as needed. Develops user training for Academic Affairs technology systems and serves as the liaison between IT technical staff and Academic Affairs. 

Laurie Witherow, Ph.D.Laurie Witherow

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Email: Laurie.Witherow@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5046

Responsibilities: Leadership and oversight of all enrollment management functions including undergraduate admissions, financial aid, veterans' services, orientation and new student programs, technical services, and MT One Stop direct service to students.

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