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Northwest Missouri State University

About Us

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.

Dr. Doug Dunham (Provost)Timothy Mottet, Ed.D.


Dr. Timothy Mottet was named Northwest Missouri State University's top academic officer in June 2014.  He oversees all academic programs at the University. 

Mottet returned to Northwest, where he completed some of his undergraduate work, from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he had served as dean of fine arts and communication since 2011. He came to Northwest with more than 15 years of experience in higher education that also includes teaching and extensive scholarship and research activities.

Previously, Mottet worked for the University of Texas-Pan America in Edinburg, Texas, from 2007 to 2011, serving as a professor and endowed chair in communication as well as assistant chair and chair of the Department of Communication. Between 1999 and 2007, Mottet held assistant professor and associate professor roles in the Department of Communication Studies at Texas State University. 

Prior to working in higher education, Mottet worked for Northwest Airlines from 1986 to 1993 as the director of inflight service operations.

Mottet began his undergraduate education at Northwest and completed two years before earning his bachelor’s degree in communication at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Mottet also has a master’s degree in mass communication from Boston University in Boston, Mass., and his education doctorate in communication and learning/higher education from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.V.

View Dr. Mottet's vita here.

Dr. Gregory HaddockGregory Haddock, Ph.D. 

Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Dr. Greg Haddock was named Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School in July 2010.  His responsibilities as Vice Provost include overseeing Northwest-Kansas City, International Programs and the campus grants coordinator.

Haddock has held a wide range of roles during his tenure 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. Haddock earned his doctorate of philosophy in geography in 1996 from the University of Idaho.