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 Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation
K. Laurie Dickson is Vice Provost for Curriculum, Assessment and Accreditation and a Professor of Psychological Sciences. Previously, she served as Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning Design and Assessment, Associate Vice Provost for Curriculum and Assessment, and Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Dickson has published widely in her areas of expertise, including psychological sciences and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She’s won awards for her teaching (Outstanding Teacher in SBS Award and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow) and her teaching, research, and service contributions (NAU President’s Award). Dr. Dickson earned a B.A. from Hamline University, an M.A. from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. She has been at NAU since 1994 and was appointed to her current position in July 2016.
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Astrid Klocke is Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and a Professor in the Department of Global Languages and Cultures. Previously, she served as Interim Director of the School of Art, Interim Vice President for Extended Campuses, Associate Chair of the Department of Modern Languages, and Faculty Senate President. Dr. Klocke’s main research areas include Holocaust literature and film, literary translation, and blended learning. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in German Literature from Indiana University-Bloomington. She has taught at NAU since 2002 and was appointed to her current position in July 2020
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.