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Academic Affairs Office Staff
Faculty Fellow/Associate Provost
701.777.4950 | thomasine.heitkamp@UND.edu
Thomasine Heitkamp began her service as Faculty Fellow/ Associate Provost with the Vice President of Academic Affairs in August 2013. In this capacity, she serves as a member of the academic team joining Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Thomas DiLorenzo in carrying out the mission of Academic Affairs. Her portfolio includes various administrative responsibilities including coordinating program reviews, supporting adjunct faculty, conducting leadership training seminars, and partnering with external stakeholders to create a robust engagement with the State of North Dakota. She also serves on the VPAA Cabinet.
Heitkamp has been employed at the University of North Dakota since 1983. In addition to her role as Faculty Fellow/Associate Provost, she is a Professor of Social Work. Previously, she served in various leadership capacities at the University of North Dakota including Chair of the Department of Social Work from 2004-2013. As Chair of the Department of Social Work, she led the department twice through self-study writing and preparation for reaffirmation of its accreditation. Heitkamp is widely recognized for developing the first distance education program in social work education. Additionally, she launched two successful collaborative tribal college programs through the Department of Social Work.
Heitkamp is engaged in all aspects of service in her 30 years at UND. She has served on the Faculty Rights Committee and University Senate for many years. She chairs the Unmanned Arial Systems Research Compliance Committee at the University of North Dakota. Heitkamp is an active community member serving on many non-profit boards and been appointed by the Governor of ND to various Commissions. Her primary scholarship interest includes research on distance education where she has published in social work journals. She is Co-PI for a federal grant funded through the National Institute on Justice to study the impact of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in the oil industry of North Dakota and Montana. She has also conducted numerous program evaluations for non-profit agencies in collaboration with the Child Welfare Research Bureau at UND.
Heitkamp teaches social policy and community practice. To advance her instructional skills, she served as a Bush Teaching Scholars in 2003-2004. She was a nominee in 1996 for the Outstanding Faculty Member for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the United States. In recognition for her work in continuing and distance education, she received the national service award for University Continuing Education Association, Division of Conferences and Professional in 1998. She received the UND Spirit Award in 2011.
Academic Affairs Special Projects Coordinator, and Assistant to VPFO
701.777.2049 | email@example.com
Senior Associate for Academic Affairs
701.777.6284 | diane.hadden@UND.edu
Diane Hadden serves as the Executive Assistant to the Provost handling all calls, scheduling and travel arrangements for him. She also manages the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as liaison to the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Office, North Dakota University System Academic Affairs Council, and the VPAA Academic Cabinet. Additionally, she manages assigned aspects of special projects, programming, and new initiatives in Academic Affairs. She assists with human resource issues and questions on policy and procedure, and serves on several university committees.
Diane began employment at UND in 1979, and joined the Academic Affairs office in 2005. Prior to that she worked in the Computer Center, Graduate School, the College of Education and Human Development and the University Bookstore – Barnes & Noble. Diane attended UND and majored in Communication/Public Relations.
Special Projects Coordinator, and Assistant to Associate VPAA
701.777.2167 | michelle.hamilton@UND.edu
Michelle Hamilton is the Special Projects Coordinator, and Assistant to Associate VPAA.
Prior to joining the Academic Affairs Office, she interned at UND Athletics in the media relations office and was employed at the UND Memorial Union. Michelle earned her degree in Communication from UND in 2014.
701.777.4138 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirsten Gudgeon is a Communication Intern.
Kirsten Gudgeon completed her B.A. in English at UND in 2013 and quickly discovered that she wanted to continue working in UND’s academic community. She is currently working on completing her M.A. in English, and is focusing on rhetoric and composition. Prior to her work as a graduate teaching assistant during her M.A. program, Kirsten worked at the Chester Fritz Library. Throughout her career, she has come to know the interworking of UND, and love the detail that goes into all mediums of communication.