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Office of Academic Affairs Staff

Beth Harville, Ph.D.

Interim Provost
Associate Professor Biology & Chemistry
bharville@drury.edu

Dr. Harville came to Drury in 2005. She received her bachelor’s degree from Southwest Missouri State University and her doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.   She teaches in both the chemistry and biology departments.   Her teaching interests include biochemistry and molecular biology.  Dr. Harville also has an active undergraduate lab focusing on identification and characterization of new proteases.  Currently she and her students are studying a protease identified and isolated from the periodontal pathogen, Tannerella forsythia.   Her students regularly present research at regional and national meetings. 

Education:
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1989
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1995


Peter MeidlingerPeter Meidlinger, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Academic Quality & Professor of English
pmeidlin@drury.edu

Provides key leadership in the development, implementation, staffing, assessment, and oversight of the general education curriculum and works to assure coherence and integrity of students’ general education experience. Collaborates with university grants officer to identify external funding opportunities to support faculty and course development initiatives.Works closely with Community Outreach to strengthen Engaged Learning offerings for students that build partnerships between Drury and the community.

Biographical Information:
Dr. Meidlinger has been a member of the Drury University faculty since 1992 and assumed his current leadership position in 2012. He received his Ph.D. (1994) and M.A. (1985) in English from the University of Iowa and his B.A. from University of Iowa (1981).


Bruce CallenBruce Callen, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Academic Operations and Professor of Physics
bcallen@drury.edu

Provides key leadership in the development, implementation, assessment, and oversight of the course evaluation process. Collaborates with academic leadership team and faculty to identify to support faculty and course development initiatives. Oversees the Center for Academic Planning and serves as division representative on the Student Intervention and Retention Team.

Biographical Information:
Dr. Callen has been a member of the Drury University faculty since 1991 and assumed his current leadership position in 2007. He received his Ph.D. (1988) in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Carleton College (1981).


Marline FahertyMarline Faherty, M. S.

Director of Academic Affairs Support Services
mfaherty@drury.edu

Supports the Division of Academic Affairs by providing management and oversight of various processes pertaining to faculty (i.e. faculty contracts, promotion/tenure, faculty awards, sabbatical leaves, faculty governance, and faculty evaluations), budget, academics, and institutional accreditation. Serves as coordinator for annual faculty salary surveys (i.e. CUPA and AAUP).

Biographical Information:
Ms. Faherty has been a member of the Drury University staff since 2007. She received her M.S. (2006) in administrative studies from Missouri State University and her B.S. from Drury University (2001).


Justin Leinaweaver, Ph.D.

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Assistant Professor of Political Science
jleinaweaver@drury.edu

An integral part of the university’s strategic planning, the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness provides leadership for activities and initiatives that support institutional decision making and effectiveness. Dr. Leinaweaver collects, develops, analyzes, and communicates institutional data and other information to constituents throughout the university and to relevant external audiences, to support and enhance informed decision-making, problem solving, strategic planning, policy development, and institutional self-assessment.

Dr. Leinaweaver's research focuses primarily on the use of policy to solve environmental problems at both the domestic and international levels. His other research interests include quantitative methods, technology issues, political economy and the use of experimental methods.

Dr. Leinaweaver has been a member of the Drury University faculty since 2012 and assumed his current leadership position in 2016. He received his Ph.D. (2012) in Political Science from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland; his M.S. (2008) in International Relations from the University College (also in Dublin); and his B.S. (2004) from Florida State University.