Senior Vice Provost
Dean, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
Professor of Public Policy & Administration
Dr. Osgood serves as the principal deputy to the Provost and represents her to the university community. As Senior Vice Provost, he advises the Provost on a wide range of matters of institutional importance, including operational and strategic planning. As the Provost’s second, he is responsible for maintaining meaningful relationships with the president, other vice presidents, and deans. The Senior Vice Provost plays a critical role in promoting shared governance as a member of Deans’, Academic Affairs and President’s Councils, and the Curriculum and Academic Policies Council. As Senior Vice Provost, Dr. Osgood supports and provides leadership for the Office of Institutional Research, the Teaching Learning and Assessment Center, the University’s Libraries, and the division of Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services.
Dr. Osgood has primary responsibility for providing leadership in the areas of academic program and policy development, accreditation, assessment, faculty and staff development, program review, and serves as liaison with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Middle States Commission of Higher Education.
Additionally, Dr. Osgood serves as Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, which includes the Office of Graduate Studies, the Honors College, and key university-wide academic programs that are interdisciplinary in nature. He is responsible for the strategic growth of graduate enrollment and the development of new graduate programs and the maintenance of graduate policies.
Vice Provost (Interim)
Professor of Special Education
Dr. Murphy serves as the Vice Provost (Interim) of Academic Affairs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in West Chester, Pennsylvania (July 2017 to present). She maintains a wide portfolio of responsibilities supporting the Provost and Senior Vice Provost, including the university’s academic programs and policies, accreditations, faculty and staff development, program review, and academic, as well as conduct-based, probation, dismissal, and readmission decisions. She facilitates the development, interpretation, and implementation of courses, programs, policies, regulations, and procedures related to the Division’s academic programs. Additionally, Dr. Murphy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and serves as the grant director for the PA State System of Higher Education Autism Support Grant.
Associate Provost for Student Success(Interim)
Professor of Psychology
As the Interim Associate Provost for Student Success, Dr. Rieser-Danner serves as the Provost’s liaison to a wide variety of student success efforts and programs across campus. She is working to create a centralized location for campus-wide student success information and to link the student success efforts of multiple divisions across campus, particularly those of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. She is working with representatives of multiple university offices and divisions to develop models for predicting student success using existing tools and data and to identify specific groups of students in need of support services to improve academic success. She is also supporting the work of a campus-wide group dedicated to closing equity gaps with regard to access, retention, and graduation rates.
Academic Affairs Programs and Policies Manager
Andrea Grinwis began her relationship with WCU in 1994, when she started as a student in the Theatre Arts Department. She earned her B.A. in Theatre in 1998 and shortly thereafter returned to WCU to work in the Registrar's Office. Mrs. Grinwis has since worked in the Communication Studies Department and is now serving as the Academic Affairs Programs and Policies Manager. Mrs. Grinwis works with the Associate Provost on student academic issues, which include academic standing changes, academic integrity violations, and grades appeals. She also supports the work of the Curriculum and Academic Policies Council (CAPC) and assists the Senior Vice Provost and other key academic affairs personel with the coordination of first-year student scheduling, the management of the university's curriculum management system (CIM), and editing the university's undergraduate and graduate catalogs.