Lesley M. Hallick began serving as president of Pacific University on Aug. 1, 2009, following a distinguished 32-year career at Oregon Health & Science University. With 20 years experience as chief academic officer, Hallick quickly became known for her leadership in the areas of equality, environmental stewardship and sustainability, innovative thinking and philanthropy.

Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

A former elementary school teacher who taught in regular, special, and gifted education, Mark Ankeny has spent the last 15 years as a professor and leader of teacher and administrator education programs.

Vice Provost and Executive Dean

Ann Barr-Gillespie, PhD, DPT is Vice Provost and Executive Dean for the College of Health Professions.

Dean & Professor, School of Graudate Psychology

Dr. Joaquín P. Borrego Jr., PhD is dean of the School of Graduate Psychology in the Pacific University College of Health Professions.

Associate Vice President for Engagement & Operations

Martha Calus-McLain '03 began working for Pacific University in 2006 and has been associate vice president for engagement & operations since 2018.

Headshot of Professor Carstens.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Professor of English
+1 (503) 352-2141

Professor Carstens specializes in early 20th-century Anglo-American literature, with additional interests in fiction from late-19th to contemporary, gender and sexuality studies, and critical and creative writing. Currently her primarily role is administrative, serving as Pacific’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Director & Professor, School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Kevin K. Chui PT, DPT, Ph.D is a director and professor at Pacific University's School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training.

Director, School of Dental Hygiene Studies

Amy Coplen worked as a clinical dental hygienists for six years, earned her master's degree, then developed online patient simulations for genetics education.

Dean & Professor

Jennifer Coyle is the Dean of the Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Coyle, a graduate of Pacific University, completed a residency in contact lenses at the same institution and a Master's of Science in Clinical Optometry.  She team-taught the contact lens didactic, laboratory and clinical curriculum for 14 years at Pacific University.

Associate Dean & Director, School of Arts & Humanities

David DeMoss is a professor of philosophy and director of the School of Arts & Humanities.

Director, School of Learning & Teaching (Eugene)

Dr. Mindie Dieu joined Pacific University in the summer of 2017 as the Director of the School of Learning and Teaching. She has taught in colleges and universities, in middle school, and in the prison system since 2004.

Professor, Director School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership; Director, Master of Healthcare Administration Program; Administrative Director, PhD in Education and Leadership Program

Laura Dimmler, PhD, MPA is Director of the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership; Program Director of the MHA program and a Professor at Pacific University.

Photo of Ian Doyle
Associate Dean for Pharmacy Practice & Associate Professor

My professional interests include nephrology, immunology, and kidney transplantation. I maintained a collaborative practice at Legacy Good Samaritan Transplant Service in Portland until 2015, at which time I began serving as Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Practice. Research, which had included optimizing drug dosing of immunosuppressants and the medication adherence of transplant patients, has now transitioned to legal and regulatory affairs issues affecting pharmacy.

Assistant Vice President, Undergraduate Admissions

Karen Dunston, MS is the Assistant Vice President for Pacific University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Interim Program Director

Joseph (Joe) Gallegos has been a professor of social work education with over forty years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education. He received his MSW from Portland State University and his PhD from the University of Denver. His research has broadly focused on cultural mental health, including specialization in gerontology and social policy. He is cited in the social work literature as initiating the concept of cultural competence which has guided much of his research and advocacy work. Joe also runs Western Research Associates, a consulting firm specialized in social research and program development. Most recently, he served two terms in the Oregon State Legislature House of Representatives.

Isaac Gilman
Dean of University Libraries

Isaac leads the Libraries' faculty and staff in delivering resources and services to students and faculty across all of Pacific's programs and campuses.

Headshot of Leif
Dean, College of Education

Leif has served as Dean of the College of Education since 2014 and is continually energized by the creativity, intelligence, and compassion of the faculty and staff.

Director, School of Audiology

Wendy D. Hanks, PhD is the Director of the Pacific University School of Audiology.


Anne Herman is the registrar for Pacific University.

Professor/Associate Dean of Academic Programs

Dr. Fraser Horn is the Associate Dean of Academic Programs. Along with his passion for teaching, he has a passion for sports vision and ocular disease.

Associate Dean & Director, Undergraduate Research & Summer Learning

Price 103

Photo of Dean Reza Karimi
Dean & Professor

Dean Karimi's interest areas include assessment and educational research and outcomes; pharmacy practice, proteases biochemistry, and the role of antibiotics on bacterial protein synthetic machinery.

The Dean is the chief administrative and academic officer of the School of Pharmacy and provides leadership to support conducive teaching, learning, and research endeavors at the School and assists faculty, staff, and students in achieving their professional and academic goals.

Ted Krupicka
Interim Chief Information Officer

Ted Krupicka is the interim chief information officer for Pacific University, leading the University Information Systems team.

Assistant Vice President, Graduate and Professional Admissions

Jon-Erik Larsen is the Assistant Vice President of the Graduate and Professional Admissions

Controller & Associate Vice President, Finance & Administration

Allie C. Losli, MBA is Controller & Associate Vice President, Finance & Administration

Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Jenni Luckett is the associate vice president for Marketing & Communications. She joined the Pacific University staff in 2011 as senior writer and editor of Pacific magazine and now leads the 10-person MarCom staff with an expertise in journalism and storytelling, design, and communication strategy. Contact Jenni to learn about university marketing, advertising, website and metrics;build a marketing or communications strategy for your unit; or start a project or story with MarCom.

Provost & Vice President, Academic Affairs

John S. Miller, PhD is the Provost & Vice President of Pacific University's Academic Affairs


William O'Shea, PhD is the Director at the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment

Director of Budget Operations and Reporting

Susan Pedersen is the Director of Budget Operations and Reporting at Pacific University's Budget Office

Dean of Students & Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Will Perkins, MC is the Dean of Students & Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Photo of Sarah Philips
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Sarah Phillips studies how people behave in groups and societies, hoping to help create a better, safer, more egalitarian world.


Stephen Prag, MPA is the Director of International Programs at Pacific University.

Associate Vice President, Finance and Administration

Bill Ray, CPA, MBA is the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration

Associate Dean for Pharmaceutical Sciences & Associate Professor

The neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis affects ~12 million people annually, with resulting illnesses ranging from cutaneous ulcerative lesions to fatal visceralizing infections. A better understanding of parasite biology and host-parasite interactions is critical for the development of much needed new therapeutic strategies and the overall goal of our research is to validate the polyamine pathway as a medical target. Polyamines are metabolites that play central roles in rapidly proliferating cells, and recent studies have highlighted their critical nature in Leishmania parasites. We are using a variety of techniques, including molecular biology, biochemistry, and tissue culture to elucidate the functions of polyamines for parasite proliferation and survival.

Director, Athletics

Ken Schumann, MEd is the Director of Athletics at Pacific University.

Professor & Director, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Helen has served as the Director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders since August 2016 and has the pleasure of working with enormously talented faculty who are committed to student learning and to moving the field of speech-language pathology forward through research.

Photograph of Dean Smith.
Assistant Professor & Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs
(503) 352-2717

Steve Smith is the Assistant Professor & Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs.

Jan Stricklin
Associate Vice President for University Advancement & Campaign Director

Jan Stricklin is the associate vice president for university advancement and campaign director for Pacific University.

Professor Emeritus, Distinguished University Professor

Carole Timpone's expertise is in ocular disease, glaucoma and primary care optometry.

Mary Von
Director & Professor, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Director and Academic/Clinical Faculty

Vice President, University Advancement

Cassie Warman, MPA is the Vice President of University Advancement at Pacific University

Director, MFA Program

Shelley Washburn, MAT is the Director of Pacific University's MFA Program

Associate Dean & Director of the School of Social Sciences
Jaye Cee Whitehead is an alumna — and now assistant professor — of Pacific University's sociology program.
Director, School of Occupational Therapy

Professor Gregory Wintz is the Program Director in the School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University.