Vice Provost for Academic Operations
John Georgas serves as the Vice Provost for Academic Operations for Northern Arizona University. He has previously served as the interim Dean for the College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences (CEIAS), the interim Associate Dean for CEIAS, the Associate Director for the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems, the Associate Director for the Informatics and Computing program, and the Associate Chair for the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northern Arizona University. He holds the Ph.D and M.S. degrees from the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. He also holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Roger Bounds is the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and a Professor in the Department of Health Sciences. After serving two years as interim Dean for the College of Health and Human Services, Dr. Bounds is returning to his previous role as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. He has also served as Chair for the Department of Health Sciences and was a member of the Executive Committee for the Academic Chairs council. Roger has been a faculty member at NAU since 2002 and believes equitable access to the value of high quality post-secondary education is fundamental to the success of society. From his various leadership roles in higher education, he works to support a diverse group of engaged, well-supported, and accountable faculty to empower a new generation of students to change lives, improve and diversify communities, and make the world a better place.
Vice Provost for NAU Online & Innovative Educational Initiatives
Gayla Stoner serves as the Vice Provost and Dean for Online and Innovative Educational Initiatives at Northern Arizona University. She has previously served as the Associate Provost at Central Washington University where she oversaw multi-modal learning and statewide centers. She holds Ph.D and M.S. Ed., degrees from the Department of Workforce Education and Development at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Dr. Stoner’s educational interests include enabling access to affordable high-quality education for all interested learners, faculty perspective of online education, alignment of labor demand and higher education programming, and workforce education and development.