The Provost's Office oversees the faculty, curriculum, and student support programs and services at Southern Oregon University.

Susan Walsh is Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Southern Oregon University. She earned a PhD in Communication and Society from the University of Oregon. As a Professor of Communication, her teaching and research interests have focused on the social construction of race and gender within various forms of human and electronic communication. Dr. Walsh currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Southern Oregon Public Television (SOPTV) and Southern Oregon Regional Development, Inc. (SOREDI), and is a member of the Southern Oregon Success (SORS) Key Leaders Council.

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Susan Walsh, PhD

  • Provost & Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
  • Professor of Communication
  • walsh@sou.edu


Jody Waters, PhD

Jody Waters
  • Associate Provost and Director of Graduate Studies
  • Associate Professor of Communication
  • watersj@sou.edu




Karen Stone, PhD

Karen Stone
  • Associate Vice President for Academic Resource Management
  • Professor of Biology
  • stonek@sou.edu




Deborah Lovern

Deborah Lovern




Mary Ann Gardner

Mary Ann Gardner



Patrick Stubbins

Patrick Stubbins





Joanna Steinman

Joanna Steinman


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