E. Jane Martin has served as West Virginia University’s interim provost since July 1, 2008. During this period she has led the University through a time of transition and a number of significant projects. On Thursday, Dec. 10, the WVU and Morgantown communities are invited to recognize those and other accomplishments at a reception for Martin.

The event will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Stewart Hall.

“Jane Martin has been an integral part of making WVU what it is today,” WVU President James P. Clements said. “She brought us many dedicated, highly qualified and diversified faculty members and University leaders. She has helped to increase support for graduate education, encouraged outreach and engagement with our schools and colleges and worked continuously to meet the University’s strategic goals.

“She is recognized nationally by her nursing peers and administrative colleagues and has been a truly dedicated Mountaineer. I thank her for her wise counsel to me these past six months and for her service to her alma mater – WVU – and the state.”

Prior to serving as provost, she was senior advisor to the vice president for WVU’s Health Sciences Center and dean of the School of Nursing for 15 years.

She earned an undergraduate and nursing degree from WVU. Her teaching career began at Ohio State University, where she earned a master’s degree in English and taught undergraduate English courses. After completing a Ph.D., she taught for 30 years at the postgraduate level at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Akron and WVU. At Pitt, she was an associate dean and led the doctoral program in nursing; at Akron she was dean of nursing.

As interim provost, she implemented recommendations to help improve the University’s record keeping practices, which led to the creation of the position of and hiring of a University Registrar. She supported the recruitment of faculty members in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Martin was also responsible for the hiring of Associate Provost for International Academic Affairs Michael Lastinger, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Elizabeth Dooley and Chief Information Officer and Associate Provost for Information Technology Rehan Kahn.

She is currently transitioning with Michele G. Wheatly, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Wright State University, who will take over as provost and vice president for academic affairs Jan 1.

For more information, visit http://provost.wvu.edu .



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