Academic Affairs Listings by Office

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UH System
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, UH
Paula Myrick Short, Ph.D.

P: 832-842-0550
F: 832-842-5142

Direct Reports:

Chief of Staff
Cindy Mejia | 713-743-5369

Director of Communications and Marketing:
Brian Waddle | 713-743-6191 

Web Developer:
Christine Klocke | 713-743-1182

Executive Administrative Assistant:
Sharon Sanders | 832-842-0552

Pamela Simpson | 832-842-0549

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Academic Programs

Vice Provost, Academic Programs
Bruce Jones, Ph.D. | 713-743-2490

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Education Innovation and Technology

204 Ezekiel W. Cullen Building
F: 713-743-0358

Associate Provost, Education Innovation and Technology
Jeff Morgan, Ph.D.

Administrator, Business Department:
Lorri Karafa-Guegel | 713-743-1652

Financial Coordinator:
Ashley Walker |

Executive Administrative Assistant:
Janis James | 832-842-4725

Direct Reports:

  • Marketing and Enrollment Support

  • Off-Campus Operations

Director, Off-Campus Operations:
Nancy Herron | 713-743-5096

  • Distance Education

101 Conrad N. Hilton Hotel & College
P: 713-743-3327
F: 713-743-3300

  • UH Northwest Campus

20515 SH 249
P: 832-842-5700
F: 832-842-5701

Program Director, UH Northwest Campus:

  • Educational Technology-Faculty Design and Instructional Support

204 Classroom and Business Building

Director, Faculty Design and Instructional Support:
Tamara Hoskings | 832-842-2141

  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies

102 Conrad N. Hilton Hotel & College
F: 713-743-3300

  • Continuing Studies

102 Conrad N. Hilton Hotel & College
P: 713-743-1060
F: 713-743-1203

Director, Continuing Studies:
Mercedes Suraty-Clarke | 713-743-1185

  • Blackboard Functional Support

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Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs

Interim Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs
Mark Clarke, Ph.D.

Direct Reports:

Executive Administrative Assistant:
Lisa Farr | 713-743-6894

  • Academic Policy

Assistant Provost, Academic Policy, Faculty Affairs
Jane Olinger | 713-743-9392

  • Faculty Affairs and Assessment

Senior Faculty Affairs and Assessment Analyst:
Sarah Castillo | 713-743-9168

Faculty Affairs Analyst:
Jessica Torres | 713-743-1515

  • Faculty Engagement and Development

Interim Executive Director, Faculty Engagement and Development:
James Groccia, Ed.D.

Interim Associate Director, Faculty Engagement and Development:
Emad Mansour, Ph.D. | 713-743-6683

  • Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity and Diversity

Assistant Provost, Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity and Diversity:
Currently Vacant

Executive Administrator for Faculty Recruitment and Retention:
Olga Selley | 713-743-9576

  • Ombuds Services

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Faculty and Staff Ombudsperson
Jeanna Abbott, Ph.D.

Ombuds Services

Please call or email for an appointment
Ombuds Office: 713-743-2417
Faculty Office: 713-743-2413

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Finance and Administration

Associate Provost, Finance and Administration
Sabrina Hassumani, Ph.D.

Reporting Unit:

Manager, Academic Fees:
Theresa Caldwell | 713-743-0454

Administrative Coordinator:
Alyssa Barrineau | 832-842-0556

  • Academic Budgets and Administration and Provost Central Business Office (ABA-CBO)

502 Ezekiel W. Cullen Building
F: 713-743-0457

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Global Strategies and Studies

Vice Provost, Global Strategies and Studies
Jaime Ortiz, Ph.D.

Direct Reports:

Administrative Coordinator:
Leah Scott | 713-743-9338

  • Global Initiatives

  • International Student and Scholar Services

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  • Learning Abroad

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Graduate School

102 Ezekiel W. Cullen Building

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Vice Provost and Dean, University of Houston Graduate School
Dmitri Litvinov, Ph.D.

Reporting Units:

Assistant to Dean:
Princess Ephriam | 713-743-9100

  • Graduate Admissions

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Institutional Planning and Analysis

204 Ezekiel W. Cullen Building
F: 713-743-7899

Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Provost, Institutional Planning and Analysis
Chris Stanich, J.D.

Reporting Units:

Planning Analyst II:
Rebecca (Becky) Claytor | 832-842-8713

  • Planning and Policy

Assistant Provost, Planning and Policy
Sabrina Hassumani | 713-743-2755

  • SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation

124 Ezekiel W. Cullen Building

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  • Institutional Research and Institutional Effectiveness

  • Office of Institutional Research

101 Energy Research Park, Building 2
F: 713-743-0646

Director, Institutional Research
Susan Moreno | 713-743-0640

IR Research/Systems Analyst:
Mark Fiore | 713-743-0643

Planning Analyst:
Julie T. Nguyen | 713-743-0657

Institutional Research Analyst:
Vyas Krishnamurthy | 713-743-0644

  • Office of Institutional Effectiveness

320 J Student Services Center

Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment, and Accreditation
Miguel A. Ramos | 713-743-4372

Director, Assessment and Accreditation Services
General Education Assessment
Mary Ochoa | 832-842-5640

Director, Assessment and Accreditation Services
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Amy O'Neal | 713-743-8735

Director, Assessment and Accreditation Services
Youmei Liu | 832-842-8707

  • Measurement and Evaluation Center

210D Student Service Center 1
F: 713-743-5383

Executive Director, Learning and Assessment Services
Patrick N. Daniel | 713-743-5434

Secretary II
Albertha Shields | 713-743-5431

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Outreach and Community Engagement

Associate Provost, Outreach and Community Engagement
Richard D. Phillips, M.S.

Direct Reports:

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Strategic Enrollment Planning

Associate Provost, Strategic Enrollment Planning
Maureen Grimes Croft, Ph.D.

Senior Research Analyst:
Robert Armand | 713-743-7492

Senior Research Analyst:
Stan Hall, Ph.D. | 713-743-7440

Senior Research Analyst:
Emily Leffler | 713-743-1576

Senior Research Analyst:
Jenna Tucker, Ph.D. | 713-743-6355

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Undergraduate Student Success

Vice Provost, Undergraduate Student Success
Teri Elkins Longacre, Ph.D.

Reporting Units:

  • Undergraduate Student Success Center

P: 832-842-2100

Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Student Success:
Melissa Pierson, Ph.D.

  • Exploratory Studies 

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  • Challenger Program

319 Student Service Center 1

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  • Educational Testing

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Patrick Daniel | 713-743-5434

  • Learning Support Services

N109 Cougar Village (bldg. 563)

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  •  Pre-Health Advising

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  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Assistant Dean:
Heidi Kennedy, Ph.D. | 713-743-9187

Student Success Analyst:
Caroline Neary | 713-743-7105

Program Coordinator - Student Contact:
Sara Diaz | 713-743-9112

  • Retention and Graduation Initiatives

P: 713-743-0289

Director, Retention and Graduation Initiatives:
Tara Boyle, M.S. | 713-743-1603

Program Coordinator 2, Retention and Graduation Initiatives:
Dewayne Stafford | 713-743-7543

Program Coordinator 2, Retention and Graduation Initiatives:
Sara Khalifa | 713-743-7773

  • Writing Center

234 Classroom and Business Building

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Executive Director:
Marjorie Chadwick | 713-743-2587

  • Transfer Advising Program

Welcome Center
F: 713-743-0955

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Program Director 2:
James Simpson | 713-743-1905

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UH Energy

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Chief Energy Officer
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Ph.D.

Executive Administrative Assistant:
Stephanie Coates | 713-743-6530

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UH Health

Interim Chief Health Officer
Earl L. Smith, O.D., Ph.D.

Administrative Assistant:
Dana Green | 713-743-4798

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