Joe Cline, professor of chemistry and College of Science assistant dean, has been named vice provost, undergraduate education.
Cline has long been involved in the development and enhancement of undergraduate curricula. He is a member and past interim chair of the University's Course and Curriculum Committee and is a member of the University's General Education Task Force. He has been an active participant in the University's Core Curriculum. He has served as chair of course and curriculum committees at the department and college levels, and was appointed to the Quality in Undergraduate Education team to develop standards in the sciences and history at the University. He represented the University on the Nevada K-12 Science Standards review panel and has conducted science training workshops for junior and senior high school teachers.
Cline is a past recipient of the Regents' Academic Advisor Award, is a Senior Scholar Mentor honoree and has directed student research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also served on and has chaired the University's Promotion and Tenure Committee.
"Joe has been deeply involved in undergraduate education in many capacities over his 22 years with the University," said Heather Hardy, interim executive vice president and provost. "We look forward to having his leadership and experience available to us as we continue to advance the instructional mission of the University."
Cline, who joined the University in 1990, received his bachelor's degree in chemistry at the University of Virginia and his doctorate in chemistry at the California Institute of Technology.
As vice provost, undergraduate education, Cline will oversee the development of the University's undergraduate curriculum, the periodic review of all instructional programs, and undergraduate international programs. The directors of the Academic Advising Office, Honors Program, University Studies Abroad Consortium, Intensive English Language Center, Service Learning Office and Core Curriculum all report to the vice provost, undergraduate education. Cline will also serve as the University's liaison to various K-16 outreach initiatives.
"I am honored to have this opportunity to serve Nevada's students by directing the future of our strong undergraduate program at the University," said Cline.
Cline officially begins in the vice provost role May 22, 2012.