Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs
The Office of Academic Affairs is dedicated to serving students, faculty and staff throughout Webster University’s global network in advancing our mission to ensure high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. The centers, offices and divisions of Academic Affairs provide leadership to services for faculty and students that foster academic success and support for initiatives and programs to continuously improve our programs.
In collaboration with the President, we set and implement strategic priorities to further excellence in teaching and learning and in research and creative endeavors. In partnership with the Office of Student Affairs, we focus on providing students with success plans — and a dedicated team to support those plans.
The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for accreditation, assessment, academic policy, the academic catalogs, faculty development and opportunities, institutional research and data for academic decision-making, global program development and delivery, academic resources and planning, and management of academic offerings and state licensure at our extended locations.
Academic Continuous Improvement
We collaborate with faculty on assessment of student learning outcomes, academic program review and curriculum development to ensure program quality and effectiveness.
Faculty Opportunities and Resources
We advance excellence in teaching and learning and research and creative endeavors with grants, awards, fellowships, professional development and resources.
We provide leadership for data-driven initiatives and programs that improve student success outcomes such as persistence, timely degree completion and participation in enriching high-impact experiences.
Academic Administration, Planning and Policies
We provide guidance and support for the schools and colleges, international campuses and extended U.S. locations through academic policies and processes and strategic planning and resource allocation.
Nancy Hellerud, JD
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Thao Dang-Williams, EdD
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
John Buck, DMgt
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
DJ Kaiser, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Josette Bradford, MA
Director, Reeg Academic Resource Center
Kelly Heath, MEd
Director, Study Abroad
Kim Kleinman, PhD
Director, Undergraduate Academic Advising
Kyle McCool, MSEd
Senior Director of Student Success
Erik Palmore, MA
Senior Director, Office of Academic Affairs
Rita Smith, MBA
Senior Director, Academic Resources and Planning
Hannah Verity, MA
Director, Global Program Development
Coordinator, Graduate Student Processes
Heather Goodin, MAT
Coordinator, Catalog, Curriculum and Communication
Linda Jakob, MBA
Coordinator, Adjunct Letters of Appointment and Related Processes
Raven Pugh, MA
Coordinator, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Olivia Radle, MBA
Coordinator, Full-time Faculty and Faculty Records
Thelma Vazquez, BS
Unyimeabasi Etim, BS
- Academic Program Review Committee (APRC)
- Division of Global Education (DGE) Advisory Committee
- Global Advising Council
- Academic Affairs Technology Committee (AATC)
- University Assessment Committee
The Webster University Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for the review of all human subjects' research at the main campus in Webster Groves, Missouri, and all worldwide campuses, United States and international.
With its main campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is an independent nonprofit university with students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, and in a robust learning environment online. The University is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Prepare for your next step and explore our community resources.