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Dr. Atnip serves as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, responsible for the quality, development, coordination, and promotion of all academic and non-credit programs and courses on the campus. He is also responsible for faculty personnel matters, for periodic review of academic programs, and for assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness. He oversees the development and use of learning resources, including the library. Along with the associate vice chancellor and the dean for research, he develops programs to improve teaching and learning, to encourage and support faculty research and creative work, and to promote the cultural and intellectual growth of the academic community.
Dr. Atnip is also a Professor of Psychology. He has served IU Southeast since 1975 in several capacities including Dean of Social Sciences, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, and Assistant and Associate Professor of Psychology.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Dr. Atnip earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Stetson University in Florida and his Master of Arts and Ph.D degrees in Experimental Psychology from The Ohio State University. His primary areas of research are in learning and memory, experimental analysis of behavior, and the history of psychology.
In addition to serving IU Southeast, Dr. Atnip has served Indiana University as co-chair of the IU Academic Leadership Council and chair of the Strategic Directions Academic Mission Subcommittee. His local involvements include the presidency of Floyd County Youth Services Bureau Advisory Board and the Chairmanship of the Kentuckiana Metroversity Academic Council.
Dr. Finkel is currently serving as part-time Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. She received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and math at Centre College and completed her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Minnesota. She has been a member of the psychology faculty in the School of Social Sciences at IUS since 1992. During her time at IU Southeast, Dr. Finkel has served as Director of International Programs and Dean for Research. Currently she is also Director of the Masters in Liberal Studies Program.
Dr. Wyandotte is currently serving as part-time Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. She is an Associate Professor of English who earned her B.A. from Hillsdale College, her M.A. from Ohio University, as well as a Juris Doctor from Indiana University Indianapolis. She subsequently earned a Ph.D. in English specializing in composition and rhetoric from Ball State University. Since coming to IU Southeast in 1992, Dr. Wyandotte has also participated in the Writing Program Administration and served as Dean of the School of Arts and Letters.– Back to Top –
Dr. Ryan serves as the chair of the IU Southeast Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects. His position provides oversight to ensure that the rights and welfare of research subjects are in accordance with University policies as well as federal regulations and guidelines. The welfare of animal subjects is secured by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, which reports to the Dean for Research.
Dr. Ryan received his bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Education and his masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada and his Masters of Science (Mathematics) and Ph.D degrees in Curriculum and instruction from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He arrived at IU Southeast in 1996 and is currently Associate Professor of Education. Dr. Ryan coordinates the elementary transition to teaching program in the School of Education and teaches courses in elementary and middle school mathematics education. His research interests include the use of community resources to improve the teaching of K-8 mathematics.
Dr. Ryan has served IU Southeast as coordinator of the undergraduate elementary education program and as a member of the faculty senate nominating committee.