Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Dr. Jacqueline (Jacqui) Z. Bergman began serving as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, in the Office of Academic Affairs on July 1, 2019. Dr. Bergman served as chair of Appalachian's Department of Management from 2013-2018, and interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs from 2018-19. She came to the university as a visiting assistant professor in 2005. Jacqui has had a breadth of leadership and industrial-organizational experiences during her years at Appalachian. Her insights into faculty, curriculum, human resource management, and employment law and student issues will serve her well as vice provost for faculty affairs. Her trusted experience and management skills will make her a valuable addition to the Office of Academic Affairs.
As vice provost, Dr. Bergman will lead policy development, implementation and assessment, particularly in relation to faculty matters; provide oversight and support for revision and interpretation of the Faculty Handbook; work with the provost, faculty, departmental chairs and deans; provide clear understanding of promotion, tenure, and reappointment and other faculty personnel policies; and serve as Academic Affairs liaison on all personnel matters and work closely with the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance and the Office of the General Counsel.
In addition, she will work closely with Faculty Senate and represent the Provost on the Faculty Governance Committee; oversee faculty development programs which enhance teaching, research, creative and service activities as well as helping faculty to sustain rewarding personal lives while advancing their careers; supervise the director of the Office of Faculty and Academic Development; supervise the director of Learning Technology Services; serve as liaison to UNC General Administration regarding Academic Affairs issues; and represent the provost and Office of Academic Affairs on various university committees.
Prior to coming to Appalachian, Jacqui received her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She also holds an M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a B.A. in liberal arts from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.