Provost Leadership Team
T. Gerard (Gerry) Bradley, BDS, MS, Dr.Med.Dent., is the Executive Vice President and University Provost (EVPUP) for the University of Louisville. As EVPUP he is second in authority over the university, serves as the chief academic officer, and oversees all colleges, schools and deans. He joined UofL as dean of the School of Dentistry in August 2016 and has served as Provost since 2022.
Before coming to Louisville with his wife and five sons, Provost Bradley was chair and professor of Developmental Sciences at Marquette University School of Dentistry and served also as the associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the American Dental Association, the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Dental Education Association, the International Association for Dental Research, and is a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics.
Provost Bradley received his BDS in Cork, Ireland, his orthodontic specialty training and MS degree at The Ohio State University, and a Doctorate in Dentistry at the University of Bern, Switzerland.
The EVPUP (PDF) manages both the day-to-day and long-term academic operation of the university. The EVPUP provides leadership for the academic affairs of the university and not only is responsible for setting the university’s academic course, through collaboration with faculty, staff and students, but also is charged with assuring that it stays on course. The EVPUP is an advisor to the university president and acts as president during presidential absences.
Gail DePuy, Ph.D.,P.E., is the Senior Vice Provost of the University of Louisville. In her role, Dr. DePuy works in partnership with the provost to oversee all academic programs and services across the university.
Dr. DePuy is a professor of Industrial Engineering with over 25 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience. She was previously the associate dean of academic and student affairs for the J.B. Speed School of Engineering from 2015-2021 and she served as interim dean of the Speed School from 2017-2018.
Dr. DePuy received her Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, her M.S.I.E. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and her B.S. in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. Dr. DePuy is a licensed Professional Engineer, has authored over 80 technical papers and has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on over 5 million dollars of funded research.
Sarah Hargis Lopez, Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President and University Provost, serves as an advisor and communications strategist for the Provost. She assists the Provost in overseeing the direction and momentum of strategic initiatives; facilitates the coordination of the Provost Leadership Team, Deans Council, Council of Academic Officers, and Provost Office Staff to align operations as well as special projects across the institution; and serves as a Provost liaison with University stakeholders and constituents.
Sarah started at the University of Louisville in 2020 in the Office of Communications and Marketing where she was the Director for Internal and Executive Communications, working closely with the President, Provost, EVPRI and other leaders of the President's Cabinet to lead and communicate the university's COVID-19 response. She has spent the last 13 years of her career directing operations and communications in both the public education and non-profit sectors in some of the nation’s largest cities, including San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; and now Louisville, KY. Sarah is a member of UofL's Hispanic Latinx Faculty & Staff Association, and she is a First-Gen Mentor.
Sarah received her BA in Sociology from Centre College and will earn her MBA from UofL in the summer of 2024.
Robert (Bob) S. Goldstein, the Vice Provost for Assessment and University Decision Support/Analytics leads the Office of Academic Planning and Accountability (OAPA), which consists of three reporting units: Institutional Research and Planning (IRP), Institutional Effectiveness (IE), and Accreditation and Academic Planning (AAP).
Direct responsibilities support several key university-wide functions, including institutional research, data analytics and visualization, strategic planning, and institutional effectiveness.
The vice provost is also responsible for all matters concerning institutional accreditation (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission of Colleges [SACSCOC]), program-level accreditation, academic program approval and review, educational affiliations, centers and institutes, tuition reciprocity, and the academic common market.
The position also serves as the university liaison to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) on academic-specific data matters.
Vice Provost James Begany has the overall strategic and tactical responsibility for undergraduate recruitment, retention, advising practice, and collaboration with academic unit-based advisors and academic support programs.
This individual directs a staff of about 130 in Admissions, Enrollment Management, REACH (Resources for Academic Achievement - the university-wide academic success resource center), Registrar, Student Financial Aid, and Student Success Center, and works regularly with about 65 professional advisors who report to the deans of the schools and colleges.
Cherie Dawson-Edwards, the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, works with the provost and academic deans to oversee all faculty personnel actions and to provide faculty and administrator professional development programs.
Personnel transition services include coordinating and advising related to the university's promotion and tenure process; and assisting deans, department chairs and faculty with issues associated with hiring, retention, reviews, and sabbatical and medical leaves.
The office offers an annual academic leadership program for department chairs and other administrative leaders. The office offers an orientation program for new faculty and deans, and a year-long new faculty professional development program. In addition, the office facilitates the nomination process for national and internal awards and recognition.
The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs serves as the provost's liaison to the Faculty Senate, and serves in an ex officio capacity on administrative searches and reviews.
The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs partners with the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs to develop strategies for enhancing faculty diversity and inclusiveness.
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Beth Boehm, the Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs, serves as the provost’s liaison to the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, which provides university-wide service and support for graduate degrees, academic success and programs that complement the curriculum.
The Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs serves as the provost’s liaison to the Graduate Council (faculty), the Graduate Student Council, the deans and the academic unit faculties, academic advisers and academic support programs to promote graduate student success, engagement and satisfaction at the University of Louisville.
Brad Andersen, provides vison and leadership for the effective use of current and emerging technologies in support of academic, research, patient care and public service missions. By aligning technology resources and service delivery, he enables enhanced customer experiences, personalization and digital transformation. His expertise in managing innovativee orgranizations, partnering with businesses, and developing technology strategic plans allows him to promote collaboration and cooperation among all constituents within a complex university environment.
James Michael Mardis, the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, is the chief student affairs officer for the University of Louisville, overseeing the areas of Campus Housing, Career Services, Counseling, Disabilities, Student Support Services (Grant), Student Involvement, Recreational Sports, Student Activities Center, Student Government, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Dean of Students Office, Off-Campus Student Programs, Service and International Service Learning, Assessment & Planning, Student Grievance, and Student Advocacy.
Kelvin Thompson, the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, has the following responsibilities:
- Provide oversight for the SACS QEP.
- Assist units with putting entire academic programs online.
- Provide training and faculty development for faculty members putting courses online.
- Provide support for the learning management system, Blackboard, so that it is an effective system in which faculty teach their online classes.
- Provide faculty development opportunities for faculty teaching face to face classes.
- Schedule meetings and conferences on Shelby Campus using both the Founders Union building and Burhans Hall.
- Provide professional development opportunities to both Greater Louisville businesses as well as the university community.
- Facilitate marketing plans for all of the units in the Delphi Center to adequately inform others of the opportunities available through the Delphi Center.
- Provide fiscal oversight of the entire budget for this organization.
Undergraduate affairs provides university-wide service and support for undergraduate programs and policies, general education (assessment and curriculum), academic policies and program review. The office works with the deans on undergraduate issues of all types, including retention, LLCs, and the summer bridge program. The vice provost also serves as liaison to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education for undergraduate issues.
Paul Hofmann is the Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs. In this role as senior international officer, he oversees international student recruitment, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Education Abroad, International Travel, Global Initiatives and Partnerships, and the Passport Place @ UofL.
Paul earned a BA in Political Science from Adrian College, a MA in Political Science from the University of Toledo, a MA in Higher Education from San Jose State University, and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University. He also studied Chinese at Peking University and has lived and traveled extensively throughout Asia.