TO:                Executive Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices

DATE:            December 12, 2014

FROM:           Deba Dutta, Provost

SUBJECT:       Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning


I am pleased to announce that Dr. Frank J. Dooley will be vice provost for teaching and learning beginning immediately. Frank has held this position in an interim capacity for nearly four months. I selected him based on the input I received from the search committee and I am pleased that he has accepted the position.

Frank joined the Office of the Provost in 2011 as a provost fellow assigned to help us develop Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT), and expand Purdue’s summer program. His ability to recognize opportunities and generate effective, positive results was quickly recognized and he was named associate vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs in 2012.  

In his role as vice provost for teaching and learning, Frank will work closely with Beth McCuskey, interim vice provost for student life, and Pam Horne, associate vice provost for enrollment management and dean of admissions, to ensure the smooth integration of programs and initiatives for the new Division of Student Academic Affairs.

Frank has received numerous awards for teaching, research and service including the Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2009 and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher in 2011. He was inducted into Purdue's Teaching Academy in 2002 and into the University's Book of Great Teachers in 2014. His research interests include logistical and supply chain management for food and agribusiness. Frank, who received his bachelor's degree from St. John's University, his juris doctorate from University of North Dakota, and his doctoral degree from Washington State University, came to Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics in 1998.

I want to express my gratitude to the search committee chaired by Dean Rhonda Phillips for their thorough work in interviewing candidates. I also wish to thank the faculty members who came forward and submitted their names for consideration.

Please join me in thanking our search committee, congratulating Dr. Frank J. Dooley, and supporting the division of Student Academic Affairs.