Alix Gitelman, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost

As the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost, Alix Gitelman collaborates with Academic Deans, the Faculty Senate, and other administrators to advance the university's goals of offering high quality undergraduate programs onsite, online, and in hybrid formats; design diverse, well-supported and affordable pathways to an Oregon State University degree; create more opportunities for student research and experimental learning; and delivering instruction using leading edge pedagogies and technologies. Currently, Alix serves as a member of the Oregon Statewide Transfer Council, representing the Oregon Public Universities in one of the two Academic Officer seats.

Alix is a Professor of Statistics who joined OSU’s faculty in 1999. During her career as an academic statistician, she has taught, mentored, advised, and provided problem-solving support to numerous undergraduate and graduate students, scientific researchers, collaborators, and colleagues. In her statistical consulting work, she has worked with over 100 OSU researchers, ranging from undergraduate students to senior faculty members. In her role managing the Statistical Consulting Practicum, she has assisted many more students by supervising, training, and mentoring student consultants as they work with peers outside of the Statistics Department. She received the D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service award in 2015. As a faculty member she has been highly engaged on curricular and other issues in the Faculty Senate, serving on the Baccalaureate Core Committee, the Graduate Council, and the Executive Committee. She served as a Provost Fellow during academic year 2017-2018, working on initiatives related to undergraduate transfers to OSU, high school-based accelerated credit programs, legislative proposals affecting academic policies and programs, and OSU’s engagement with the Statewide Provosts Council and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Alix received a Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science from Columbia University and a Masters of Science in Mathematics from Portland State University. She received Masters of Science and Doctored of Philosophy degrees in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. She was a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow, awarded for her research related to education. In the early part of her statistics career, she worked on causal inference problems in situations complicated by statistical dependence. More recently, her research is in development of statistical methods for problems in the Environmental and Ecological Sciences