Office of the Provost

Herbert A. Medina, Ph.D.

Provost and (effective July 1, 2021) Acting President

B.Sc., University of California at Los Angeles, 1985; M.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1987; Ph.D., ibid, 1992.

Gerardo Cifuentes, M.S.

Associate Provost of Admissions
B.S., Christian Oklahoma University, 2008; M.S., Warner Pacific University, 2011.

Eduardo Contreras, Jr., Ed.D.

Associate Provost for International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1998; M.A., ibid, 2001; Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2009; Ed.D., ibid, 2015.

Elise Moentmann, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1985; M.A., ibid, 1988; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1998.

John C. Orr, Ph.D.

Assistant Provost for Scholarly Engagement and Career Readiness

B.A., Hardin-Simmons University, 1980; M.A., University of Oklahoma, 1983; Ph.D., Duke University, 1992.

Glenna M. Andrews, B.A.

Assistant Athletic Director for Academic and Student-Athlete Development
B.A., Lewis & Clark College, 2015.

Amy E. Cavanaugh, M.S.

Director, Career Center

B.A., St. Mary’s College, Indiana, 1996; M.S., University Portland, 2006.

Karen E. Eifler, Ph.D.

Executive Co-Director, Garaventa Center
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1982; Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1997.

Rev. Charles B. Gordon, C.S.C., Ph.D.

Executive Co-Director, Garaventa Center
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1977; M.Div., ibid, 1986; Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1999.

Col. R. Scott Grainger, M.M.A.S.

Commander of Air Force ROTC, and Professor, Aerospace Studies

B.S., University of Portland, 1994; M.S., University of Missouri, 1998; M.M.A.S., Air University, 2007.

Brenda Greiner, M.A.

Director, Shepard Academic Resource Center
B.S., Oregon State University, 1995; M.A., University of Portland, 2008.

Michael F. Johnson, Ph.D.

Director, Institutional Research
B.A., Lafayette College, 2006; M.A., University of Hawaii Manoa, 2009; Ph.D., ibid, 2014.

Roberta D. Lindahl, M.B.A.


B.S., University of Portland, 1997; M.B.A., ibid, 2000.

Daniel M. McGinty,Ed.D.

Director, Dundon-Berchtold Institute for Moral Formation and Applied Ethics
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1995;.M.A., University of Portland, 1997, Ed.D., ibid, 2019.

Michael J. Pelley, M.S.

Director, International Student Services
B.A., University of Oregon, 2009; M.S., University of Portland, 2009.

Lt. Col. Jeremy L. Rockwell, M.B.A.

Commander of Army ROTC, and Professor, Military Science
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 2002 ; M.B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, 2013.


Xan Arch, M.L.I.S.

Dean, Clark Library

B.A. Stanford University, 1999; M.A., ibid, 2000; M.L.I.S., San Jose State University, 2007.

Michael L. DeVaughn, Ph.D.

Dean, Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr., School of Business Administration

A.B., Brown University, 1986; M.B.A., Indiana University, 1990; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.

Brian Fabien, Ph.D.

Dean, Shiley School of Engineering

B.E., The City College, CUNY, 1981; M.S., Columbia University, 1983; M.Phil., Columbia University,1990; Ph.D., ibid, 1990.

Norah Martin, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

B.A., Connecticut College, 1984; M.Litt., University of Edinburgh, 1989; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1994..


Casey R. Shillam, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Nursing

B.A., Portland State University, 2000; B.S., Oregon Health & Science University, 2002; M.S., ibid, 2004; Ph.D., ibid, 2008.


John L. Watzke, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education and Graduate School
B.A., University of Iowa, 1990; M.A., ibid, 1994; Ph.D., ibid, 2000.