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The Office of the Provost promotes collaboration across the University and oversees policies and initiatives that shape the academic life of the University as a whole. In coordination with academic deans, directors and faculty, the Office of the Provost is responsible for advancing the University's mission through the administration of academic programs and the management of academic administrative and support services.
Provost Douglas Dunham was named Northwest Missouri State University's top academic officer in March 2010, after eight months as interim. He oversees all academic programs at the University.
Dr. Dunham came to Northwest in 1995 when he joined the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Counseling as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2002 and full professor in 2008. After serving as the department's chair from 2005-2007, Dr. Dunham was named interim director of the Office of Assessment, Information and Analysis and assistant to the provost in 2007.
He became associate provost in 2008. Dr. Dunham has served on numerous campus academic and administrative committees. He was the Faculty Senate president in 2001-2002 and has been a member of the Institutional Review Board, the General Education Curriculum Committee, the Graduate Council and the Academic Chairs Council.
He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from Ball State University and completed his Ph.D. with an emphasis in psychophysiology at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also completed post-doctorate studies at the Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Greg Haddock was named Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School in July 2010. His responsibilities as Vice Provost include overseeing Outreach, International Affairs and the campus grants coordinator.
Dr. Haddock has held a wide range of roles during his 14 years at Northwest, including Faculty Senate president, chair of the geology and geography department, and two years as interim graduate dean.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree in music and geography in 1990 from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va., and a master of science in geography in 1993 from the University of Idaho. Dr. Haddock earned his doctorate of philosophy in geography in 1996 from the University of Idaho.