Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs works to ensure the integrity and quality of Western’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The Office provides careful stewardship of human, fiscal and physical resources associated with academics.

Academic Affairs oversees the following departments:

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Faculty

Abel Chávez, Ph.D. headshot
Dean of Graduate Studies; Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability
B.S., University of Colorado Denver, M.B.A., University of Houston, Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 104
Melanie Hulbert, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., Western Washington University, Sociology, M.A., State University of New York at Albany, Women’s Studies, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, Sociology
Phone: 970.943.2055
Office Location: Taylor Hall 322
Kathleen M. Kinkema, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor, Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science Department
B.A., Grand Valley State University, M.S., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Phone: 970.943.7133
Office Location: Wright Gym 229
William L. Niemi, Ph.D. headshot
Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of Politics and Government
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz , M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles
Phone: 970.943.3045
Office Location: Taylor Hall 322