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
Kelly Heath, MEd
Director, Study Abroad
Kim Kleinman, PhD
Director, Undergraduate Academic Advising
Patty Li, MA, MS
Director, Webster University Confucius Institute
Kyle McCool, MSEd
Senior Director of Student Success
Kim McGrath, MA
Director, WINS (Webster International Network of Schools)
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
Lauren Bommarito, MBA
Data Analyst, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Coordinator, Graduate Student Processes
Coordinator, Office of the VP for Academic Affairs
Linda Jakob, MBA
Coordinator, Adjunct Processes
Coordinator, Faculty Credentials and Personnel Processes
Oluday (Dayo) Adesina, BS
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.
Highlights from Webster University
Professor Morton Receives Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
November 21, 2022
Weinke Receives Service Award from National Academic Advising Association
November 14, 2022
McCool to Lead New Division of Student Success
November 10, 2022
The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the creation of a new Division of Student Success which will be...