Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning

Howard Dewald, Associate Provost for Faculty & Academic Planning

Howard Dewald, Associate Provost for Faculty & Academic Planning 

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About the Office


Howard Dewald, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry


Howard Dewald was appointed Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning on July 15, 2013.
 

Dr. Dewald has been at Ohio University for over 30 years. Serving in the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s office since July 2002, he was an associate dean and then a senior associate dean. In both capacities he had responsibilities for faculty, graduate studies, research, and space planning in the university’s largest college. He also served as the interim dean of the College during the 2011-2012 academic year.
 

A Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Howard received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Wyoming and a Ph.D. in chemistry from New Mexico State University.
His research in electroanalytical chemistry resulted in a substantial record of peer-reviewed publications. A recipient of the college’s Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award, Dr. Dewald has taught many entry-level and upper level undergraduate and graduate courses. He has also supervised master’s theses and mentored doctoral students.
 

In his position as associate provost, Howard serves as a member of the executive vice president and provost’s senior staff and assists the EVPP with policy development and the implementation of measures designed to enhance the university’s ability to serve students and advance knowledge and creativity.

 



Position Overview


The Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning is a member of the Executive Vice President and Provost's senior staff and serves on the Academic Leadership Council. This position plays a key role in ensuring that academic excellence and high professional standards are hallmarks of the work of faculty at Ohio University. The Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning also:

  • Helps guide strategic planning efforts to meet the university's stated goal of being the nation's best transformative learning community
  • Is responsible for all aspects of academic personnel matters for tenure track and non-tenure track faculty, and has approval authority for most matters under her/his purview
  • Is the primary point of contact for the offices of Legal Affairs; Equity and Civil Rights Compliance; Diversity; and Human Resources
  • Works extensively with Faculty Senate, Deans, Chairs, and Directors on faculty-related issues
  • Assists the Executive Vice President and Provost in policy development as it relates to academic issues and identifies ways of enhancing the university's ability to serve students and advance knowledge and creative activity
  • Is the Executive Vice President and Provost's primary liaison for curricular issues
  • Represents the Executive Vice President and Provost on university and state committees
  • Provides support within the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for advancing the University's academic mission in a broad range of activities
  • Works closely with the Executive Vice President and Provost on faculty and academic issues