Alix Gitelman

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Alix Gitelman is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Statistics. She collaborates with the academic deans, the Faculty Senate, and other administrators to advance the university’s goals of offering high quality undergraduate programs onsite, online and in hybrid format; designing diverse, well-supported and affordable pathways to an OSU degree; creating more opportunities for student research and experiential learning; and delivering instruction using leading edge pedagogies and technologies. Alix received a BA in computer science from Columbia University and a MS in mathematics from Portland State University. She received MS and PhD degrees in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research is in statistical methods for the environmental and ecological sciences.

Caine Francis

Director, Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO)

Caine Francis serves as Director of the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO), administering study abroad and international internship programs for OSU students and those from partner campuses across the Pacific Northwest.  He first joined OSU GO in 2015 as the Senior International Programs Consultant, supporting academic advisors, faculty, and international coordinators at the college and department level to increase student participation in education abroad. He develops systems, policies, and procedures to improve best practices in curriculum integration and outbound program development. Prior to joining the OSU GO, Caine served as the International Programs Coordinator in both the OSU College of Engineering (2011-2015) and the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park (2008-2011). He has significant experience in outbound program development, faculty training and support, and systems for curriculum integration. With an MA in Applied Anthropology, he brings cultural perspectives and methodology to the work of creating processes and systems to internationalize higher education.

Daniel López-Cevallos

Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Daniel López-Cevallos is Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies. He collaborates with college leadership and faculty to improve course-based learning and success, and create a transformative education that is accessible to all learners. In that capacity, he provides strategic leadership and oversight of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts, the STEM Leaders Program, and the APLU Adaptive Courseware Initiative. He also serves as liaison with Army ROTC, Navy/Marines ROTC, and Air Force ROTC, and provides principal counsel to the Vice Provost to conceptualize and implement initiatives that advance and support undergraduate academic experiences. His research & evaluation work focuses on the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, class, and other socioeconomic and sociocultural constructs, and their relationship to health and health care issues. He earned his PhD in Public Health at OSU, and MPH and BS degrees from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.

Caryn Stoess

Operations Manager, Office of Academic Programs and Assessment

Caryn Stoess serves as the Operations Manager for the Office of Academic Programs and Assessment (APA). She is working with the academic programs staff to continue improving the instructions used by faculty submitting curriculum proposals. She also helps coordinate the 10-year undergraduate academic program reviews. Since she joined OSU in 2017, Caryn has worked in departments that promote faculty development.  Prior to OSU, she worked at the University of Oregon for 20 years creating career development content and software.  Caryn received a BA in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and a MS in Developmental Psychology from the University of Oregon.