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Meet the Team

The Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs area prides itself on teamwork.

There is a core team and several units within the Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs area. The directors of these units and a link to their unit's team webpage are shown below.

Dr. Lynne Crosby is the Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Crosby's primary responsibilities include:

  • Academic Program Liaison to THEC
  • Accreditation Liaison to SACSCOC
  • Chair Leadership Program
  • Curriculum Development and Approval
  • Data Governance
  • Faculty Development
  • Faculty Evaluation Processes
  • Faculty Qualifications/Credentials
  • Faculty RTP Policies and Procedures
  • Policy Development
  • Pre-Semester Calendar
  • Program Accreditation
  • Support for Academic Affairs Committee of the APSU Board of Trustees

Dr. Crosby supervises the following academic units:

  • Academic Services and Engagement / QEP
  • Decision Support and Institutional Research
  • Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, including Quality Assurance Funding (QAF)
  • Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence
Lynne Crosby
Lynne Crosby l Senior Vice Provost & Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Lynne S. Crosby serves as Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and the SACSCOC accreditation liaison at Austin Peay State University. Her professional experience includes over 30 years in higher education in academic administration, accreditation, assessment, student services, learning communities, distance learning, military education, articulation, and planning. Dr. Crosby has conducted more than 70 presentations at state, regional, national, and international conferences. She earned her BA from Wake Forest University, MS from Florida State University, PhD from the University of Florida, and a Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research from Penn State University. Dr. Crosby currently serves on the SACSCOC Board of Trustees.
crosbyl@apsu.edu
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Jasmine O'Brien Ι Curriculum Coordinator, Academic Affairs
Jasmine O’Brien holds a Master of Professional Studies and Bachelor of Science degree from Austin Peay State University. Jasmine joined the Academic Affairs staff in May of 2017 after working in the Office of the Registrar for 11 years. In her current role as Curriculum Coordinator, she is responsible for overseeing the development and modification of all program and course offerings at Austin Peay State University and working with Faculty to ensure compliance with THEC curriculum processes and SACSCOC policies related to Degree Requirements, Substantive Change and Credit Hour.
obrienjr@apsu.edu

 

 Please see the link below for more information on Academic Course and Program Development. 

 

Learn More About Academic Course and Program Development

Lisa Phelps Ι Senior Administrative Assistant
Lisa has been employed with Austin Peay State University since 2004, beginning in the Center for Extended & Distance Education. She joined the Academic Affairs team in 2016 where she serves in the role of Senior Administrative Assistant.
phelpsl@apsu.edu
Kyle Christmas
Kyle Christmas Ι Project Specialist
Kyle Christmas serves as the Academic Affairs Project Specialist and joined the APSU team in 2021. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Arts in English from Austin Peay State University. Prior to working in higher education, Kyle spent nine years in secondary education, teaching Honors and Advanced Placement English courses and serving 6th-12th grade students in a variety of capacities.
christmask@apsu.edu

 

 
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Andrew Luna Ι Executive Director for Decision Support and Institutional Research (DSIR)
Dr. Andrew Luna joined the APSU team in 2018 and is the Executive Director for Decision Support and Institutional Research. He has served in higher education for over 35 years with 25 of those years in the field of institutional research, effectiveness, and planning. Dr. Luna earned his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in higher education administration as well as his Master’s and Baccalaureate degrees in journalism all from the University of Alabama.
lunaa@apsu.edu

 

 Please see the links below for more information on Dr. Luna, his team, and the Office of Decision Support and Institutional Research.

 

Meet the Decision Support and Institutional Research Team

 

Find out more about the Office of Decision Support and Institutional Research

 
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Ashlee Spearman Ι Director of Academic Services and Engagement (ASE)
Dr. Ashlee Spearman joined the Governor community in 2012. She graduated from Grambling State University with a B.A. degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and received her Master of Science in Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. She earned her Ed.D. in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change at Lipscomb University. During her time at the Peay, she has been involved in leading several innovative initiatives, activities and leadership roles including Director of Student Transition's office, Director of Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)/Learning Opportunities Center and now serves as the Director of Academic Services & Engagement. She has served as a P.I. for several external grants, mentor for the Achievers & Scholars African American male mentor program as well as a host of other committees and student success initiatives.
spearmana@apsu.edu

 

Please see the links below for more information on Dr. Spearman, her team, and the Office of Academic Services and Engagement.

 

Meet the Academic Services and Engagement Team

 

Find out more about the Office of Academic Services and Engagement

 
Ι Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence

 

 
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Amanda Wornhoff Ι Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment (IEA)
Dr. Amanda Wornhoff is the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and joined the APSU community in 2020. She has experience in curriculum, assessment, faculty affairs, and student success. Prior to working in university administration, Dr. Wornhoff taught and directed undergraduate writing. As a first-generation college student, she is committed to providing accessible, high-quality learning experiences to all students, regardless of background. She holds an Ed.D. in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University and an M.A. in English from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
wornhoffa@apsu.edu

 

Please see the links below for more information about Dr. Wornhoff, her team, and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment.

 

Meet the Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment Team

 

Learn more about the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment