Peter Betjemann, Associate Vice Provost for Arts and Humanities and Patricia Valian Reser Executive Director (PRAx)

Peter Betjeman is a prominent figure at Oregon State University, holding the position of Associate Vice Provost for Arts and Humanities and the Pratricia Valian Reser Executive Director. He is recognized for his expertise in art, design, and literature, and his scholarly work includes the book "Talking Shop: The Language of Craft in an Age of Consumption" which examines the influences of arts objects on literary production. Peter's current research project, "Revolutionary Readers: Early American Narrative Painters and the Radicalization of Literature," explores the interpretive insight of 19th-century literary-themed painting. He is also a principle investigator on a National Science Foundation grant that uses early landscape painting in the United States to access historical forest conditions. 

In his role at the Arts and Eduction Complex, Peter focuses on inclusivity and aims to make art accessible to all, challenging the traditional notion that art is for a privileged few. He manages the complex's staff, programming, curation, fundraising, marketing, public relations, budget, and community and educational outreach. His vision includes developing a unified arts calendar, creating internship opportunities and elevating the national profile of various art disciplines.

Gloria Crisp, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Gloria is a Professor of Adult and Higher Education and Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Oregon State University. She has published over 60 articles, book chapters, and policy reports and her research has been cited over 9,000 times. Gloria’s scholarship has been published in leading education journals including The American Educational Research Journal, The Journal of Higher Education, Review of Educational Research, Teachers College Record, Research in Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, and The Journal of College Student Development. Her research has been supported by The National Science Foundation (NSF), The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), and The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).​​ Gloria’s recent book, Unlocking Opportunity through Broadly Accessible Institutions (co-edited with Kevin McClure and Cecilia Orphan) was published in 2022.

In my role as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, I develop and lead programs that support the professional advancement and recognition of OSU’s faculty and academic leaders. I also collaborate with campus partners to implement faculty recruitment and retention strategies and initiatives.  

I earned my doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Houston in 2006. I have held a variety of faculty and leadership positions at colleges and universities including serving as chair and acting associate dean of academic affairs. I maintain an active role as Professor of Adult and Higher Education in the College of Education. More information about me can be found on my research website.  

Contact me with questions, input, or ideas regarding:  

  • Academic Affairs' faculty and leadership development programs (link to list of programs)
  • Faculty recruitment and retention strategies and initiatives
  • Recognizing outstanding OSU faculty through national and international awards


Anne-Marie Deitering, Delpha and Donald Campbell Dean of Libraries at OSU Libraries and Press

As the Delpha and Donald Campbell Dean of Libraries at Oregon State  University Libraries and Press (OSULP) Anne-Marie oversees OSU's Valley Library in Corvallis, the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the OSU Press. As dean, she builds relationships and facilitates conversations across OSU's academic, student affairs and central administration units to develop sustainable strategies for OSULP to provide equitable and sustainable access to scholarly communication, and the vast array of information tools and resources essential to OSU's teaching, research, and engagement missions.

Anne-Marie grew up in rural Clackamas County, Oregon and joined the OSU library faculty in 2003. She has a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master's Degree in History from Syracuse University. She completed her Masters of Science in Library degree at Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management.



Mary Gardner, Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs

As the Executive Assistant (EA) for Academic Affairs, Mary provides proactive problem solving, managing projects and tasks to completion, organizes committees meetings and searches, and overall operational support. Mary manages and coordinates the calendars for Alix Gitelman, the Senior Vice Provost and Steve Wuhs, the Associate Vice Provost. Mary coordinates the budgets of the Division of Academic Affairs and it's reporting units. 

Mary Gardner was raised in Southern Oregon. She joined OSU in 2018 after working at Southern Oregon University as the Academic Resource Coordinator. For 20 years, she was an owner operator of an Oregon winery-vineyard. She also spent eight years as an the Accountant/Office Manager at a Fish Processor in Ketchikan, Alaska. Mary holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from the University of Oregon.



Alix Gitelman, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Alix Gitelman is Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Statistics. She collaborates with the 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 format; designing diverse, well-supported and affordable pathways to an OSU degree; creating more opportunities for student research and experiential learning; and delivering instruction using leading edge pedagogies and technologies.

Alix received a Bachelors of Art in Computer Science from Columbia University and a Masters of Science in Mathematics from Portland State University. She received Masters of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research is in statistical methods for the Environmental and Ecological Sciences.



Ashley J. Holmes, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

Starting 7/31/2024, Dr. Ashley Holmes will enhance and further the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) programming for faculty development and student learning in alignment with OSU's institutional mission. The AVP collaborates within Academic Affairs, including with OSU Libraries and OSU Press, Curriculum Management and Accreditation; Assessment; Core Education; Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC); and Difference, Power, and Oppression (DPO) - and outside of Academic Affairs with units/entities.

Ashley's background and Ph.D. are in the areas of rhetoric, composition, and the teaching of English. Her research centers around high-impact practices, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and student success. Her passion for faculty development and pedagogy is evident in her body of work and service, and her research-driven approach is central to her leadership. Her recent book, Learning on Location: Place-Based Approaches for Diverse Learners in Higher Education (Routledge, Nov. 2023) draws on her own teaching as well as interviews with faculty across many disciplines in the U.S. and Canada. She brings a depth of experience teaching and mentoring in both undergraduate and graduate courses.




Rebecca Mathern, Associate Vice Provost and University Registrar

Rebecca Mathern has been involved in higher education for over twenty years. She first learned to collaborate with academic leaders as a student government officer in college, she has served as Dean of Students at a very small non-profit technical school, Registrar of Portland Community College and is currently Associate Provost and University Registrar for Oregon State University.

Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and continued there to earn an interdisciplinary Master’s Degree focused on organization development and human resources. She has her Doctorate of Philosphy in Public Administration and Policy from Portland State University.



Kristin Nagy Catz, Director of Assessment

As the Director of Assessment, Kristin builds and maintains strong networks with university faculty and partners working on assessment and accreditation. Kristin manages the plannings, coordination, execution, and maintenance of activities assessing the University's effectiveness in serving its various constituents including the NWCCU.

Kristin has a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in Molecular Biology, a master's degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD from Vanderbilt University in Science Education. She joined OSU in 2022 from Southern Oregon University where she was the Director of University Assessment. Kristin also served as the Assessment Specialist at the Research Group at University of California, Berkeley. Kristin currently chairs the statewide Learning Outcomes and Assessment group and is co-chair of the Common Course Number System Outcomes Assessment Subcommittee.



Tenisha L. Tevis, Director of the Difference, Power, and Oppression Program

The Difference, Power, and Oppression Program contributes to the universities' social justice mission. This program works to create an inclusive curriculum addressing intersections of gender, race, social class, sexual identity, age, ability and other institutionalized systems of inequity and privilege. As director, Tenisha provides faculty with educational opportunities and resources to enable the re-visioning of course content and classroom practices such as issues of difference, power, and oppression are addressed.

Dr. Tevis is an Associate Professor of Adult and Higher Education in the College of Education here at Oregon State University. She earned her Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in Educational Theory and Policy Studies and holds a Master and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Sacramento. She has taught an impressive array of courses including but not limited to power and privilege in leadership, research methods, and policy issues in higher education at the graduate level, and sociology, criminal justice, and writing courses at the undergraduate level. Her scholarship, creative activity, and service are impressive, and reflect her sincere dedication to advancing equity and inclusion. She has consistently conducted research that critically examines systems of power and privilege in the educational context, with a particular focus on race, class, gender, and ability. She has held positions as a faculty member, director, and research analyst, demonstrating a strong commitment to program administration and assessment, faculty and curriculum development, as well as student success.



Steve Wuhs, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

The Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs is the senior liaison responsible for strategic leadership and management focused on improving undergraduate education experiences and championing access and education equity for underserved populations. Steve oversees the university's experiential learning programs through the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Office of Global Opportunitites, Marine and Coastal Opportunities, the Reserve Office Training Corps units (Aerospace Studies, Military Science, and Naval Sciences), and university-wide academic programs like Core Education and INTO Academic programs. Through his oversight of transfer student pathways, university academic advising, and engagement with the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), he contributes to student success across Oregon State University.

Dr. Wuhs served as a faculty member for almost 20 years at the University of Redlands. He also served as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Provost for Internationalization, a role in which he oversaw international student support and coordinated university-wide study abroad and overseas risk management. As a scholar of Mexican and Latin American Politics, he served as the chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of both Latin American Studies and International Relations. In various administrative roles he worked on projects related to student success and he advocated for DACA students and Latinx students by leading a campus HSI designation working group and grant writing team. He is currently participating in La Academia de Liderazgo, a leadership academy run by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. 


Katheryn Yetter, University Policy and Standards Specialist 

Consulting with unit leaders and other stakeholders Katheryn develops and maintains OSU's University Policies and Standards, which are published in the University Policy and Standards Manual. These governance documents express the goals, values, and culture of the university and collectively, provide the authority and guidance that is required to achieve the university’s mission, and outline the relevant responsibilities to the university community.  

Before joining Oregon State University in April 2022, Katheryn served as the associate provost for academic affairs and was a member of the faculty at The National Judicial College. Katheryn is an active member of the Oregon State Bar and holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon.  

Contact with questions about:

  • Best practices in drafting University Policies, University Standards, unit rules, and procedures.  
  • Ideas you may have for new University Policies or Standards, or suggestions for revising or retiring existing ones.  
  • How to apply existing policies to factual scenarios to analyze impact.  
  • Whether the university has a University Policy or Standard on a particular subject, or whether there is other governance that might help to guide decision-making.
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