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

Dr. Susan Walsh is Provost & Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. She is a Professor of Communication, and has served as Associate Provost and Director of Graduate Studies, Chair of the Department of Communication, and President of the Association of Professors at Southern Oregon University.  Dr. Walsh received her Ph.D. in Communication and Society from the University of Oregon.

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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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