Office of the Provost

Administrative Staff

Our staff serve the division of Academic Affairs and have a wide variety of responsibilities. More complete descriptions of individual areas of focus are available in the Department Chairs Guide.

The Associate Provosts

Sarah Bridges

Associate Provost and Dean of Research and Strategic Initiatives
sbridges@gustavus.edu 
507-933-6514
Some of Sarah Bridges’ areas of focus include research, grant-potential areas, and departmental staffing and budgets. She also serves as the director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
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Sarah Ruble

Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Programs and Accreditation
Professor of Religion
sruble@gustavus.edu 
507-933-7541
Some of Sarah Ruble’s areas of focus include curriculum, student concerns, and department course planning. She also serves as Director of January Term and Faculty Assessment Director.
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The Deans

Kyle Chambers

Dean of Academic Analytics and Innovation
Professor of Psychological Science
kchamber@gustavus.edu 
507-933-7541
Some of Kyle Chambers’ areas of focus include data and technology, faculty search processes, and department/program reviews. He also serves as Academic Data Scientist
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Pamela Conners

Dean of Faculty Development
Professor and Chair of Communication Studies
pconners@gustavus.edu 
507-933-7541
Some of Pamela Conners’ areas of focus include faculty development and mentoring, academic advising, and diversity initiatives. She also serves as Director of the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning and Public Deliberation and Dialogue Director.
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Administrative Staff

Shanon Nowell

Executive Assistant to the Provost
snowell@gustavus.edu 
507-933-7541
Shanon Nowell works collaboratively with the Provost, Associate Provosts, and Deans in the leadership and administration of academic areas of the College. 
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