Rebecca (Becky) Warner received her Ph.D. in Sociology at Washington State University. She arrived at OSU in the fall of 1990 and currently holds the rank of Professor in the School of Public Policy. For nine years Becky served as Chair of Sociology and during that time she helped to design and implement the Master of Public Policy program in the College of Liberal Arts. Her primary research interests include the study of gender and families, particularly related to public policy issues. Becky has been the recipient of the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award, the Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award, the Thomas R. Meehan Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 2004 she was awarded the College of Liberal Arts Award for Excellence.
Units that report to the senior vice provost include Academic Success and Engagement; Center for Teaching and Learning; Difference, Power and Discrimination Program; Writing Intensive Curriculum Program; Office of Work-Life; Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation; Institutional Research; the ROTC units; and the OSU Libraries and Press.
This position also is responsible for leadership in all areas of academic personnel policy, including promotion and tenure, appointments and reappointments, sabbatical requests, and faculty development. The senior vice provost serves as the liaison on university accreditation and related activities.
The senior vice provost is the senior associate to the Provost and Executive Vice President, and acts in his or her absence. Given the close working relationship with the Provost and Executive Vice President, the senior vice provost is involved in all aspects of academic affairs, including academic budgeting and strategic planning, and serves as a member of the Cabinet and Provost's Council.