Charles R. Carlson began his tenure as Senior Vice Provost for Academic Excellence on October 1, 2015.
As Senior Vice Provost for Academic Excellence, he is responsible for Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Education, the UK International Center, and the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching. Dr. Carlson works collaboratively with the deans of the Colleges and the Provost’s Leadership Team on policies and strategies designed to foster academic excellence and student success.
In the spring of 2015, Carlson was named the Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is also an endowed professor in the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women, where most recently he was part of the team that crafted and implemented a successful campus wide survey regarding campus safety, sexual assault and violence. A faculty member at UK since 1988, he has served two terms as chair of our nationally ranked Department of Psychology and holds joint appointments in the College of Dentistry and Medicine.
Academic Excellence Team
Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning: Kathi Kern, Director of CELT
Enrollment Management: Don Witt, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management
Student Affairs: Victor Hazard, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
UK International Center: Susan Carvalho, Associate Provost for Internationalization
Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies
Vince Kellen is the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Kellen brings a rare combination of business, academic and IT architecture experience to his role, with a focus on transformational leadership within IT. Dr. Kellen earned his Ph.D. in computer science from DePaul University and is a senior consultant and Business Technology Council member with the leading IT industry think-tank, Cutter Consortium, where he writes on business and IT strategies. Dr. Kellen also speaks nationally and internationally on IT strategy topics. He serves on advisory boards to top IT companies, including Dell, AT&T, Apple and Blackboard.
Since 1998, he has served as a faculty member and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on IT and strategy, enterprise architecture and information systems. In his role, Dr. Kellen leads a staff of 275 supporting 28,000 students, 18 colleges, and 13,000 employees and manages the planning of and support for IT strategic planning, enterprise software, high performance computing, learning spaces, classroom technology, learning management systems, business intelligence, student information systems, data center operations, network infrastructure, distance learning and information technology support.
G. T. Lineberry is the Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement, is a native of Bluefield, W.Va., and received his doctorate from West Virginia University in Mining Engineering. Upon accepting the Associate Provost position, last Fall, Dr. Lineberry was in his 30th year on the Mining Engineering faculty at UK. He has authored or co-authored approximately 70 journal articles, conference papers, books, book chapters and government documents and has given over 140 conference presentations, seminars, and invited lectures. In his role as Associate Provost, he has responsibility for matters relating to the full span of the career of UK faculty members.
Sonja Feist-Price, Interim Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs; firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance and Operations
Lisa Wilson is the Associate Provost for Finance and Operations at the University of Kentucky. In her role as Associate Provost, Ms. Wilson provides leadership, oversight and direction to budget development and implementation; business and administrative process and policy development; and the allocation of resources (including space) for all units reporting to the Provost. Ms. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has more than 22 years of experience in higher education administration.
Kristen Cheser, Assistant Provost, Budget Office; email@example.com