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Faculty Fellow/Associate Provost
701.777.4527 | julie.anderson@UND.edu
Julie M. Anderson, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines and is currently serving as Associate Provost in the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs at UND.
Dr. Anderson has served various positions in academia including Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Nursing, Director of the PhD Program in Nursing, and Interim Dean of Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics and Social Work. Her primary research interests center on skin and wound care, and she has published more than 40 articles and book chapters on related topics including venous, arterial, and pressure ulcers, pressure mapping, support surfaces, maggots and honey as wound treatments, and palliative wound care. Anderson is also passionate about internationalization, global health, interprofessional learning experiences, and issues affecting higher education in the U.S.
She has served in various leadership positions locally and nationally and currently serves on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Master's Committee and the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health.
In the Provost's Office Dr. Anderson is serving as the Provost's representative on the University Curriculum Committee and is a liaison between Academic Affairs and University faculty in the promotion and development of strong, academically and financially vetted curricula. She is privileged to work with the Office of International Programs and with other University international events and efforts in academics, research, and service.
Throughout her career, she has been committed to excellence in nursing practice, which transfers to her work in academia. She is dedicated to continual personal growth and development of herself and in colleagues.
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.
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.
Director of Academic Affairs Budget and Finance
701.777.2165 | connie.gagelin@UND.edu
Connie Gagelin is the Director of Academic Affairs Budget and Finance. In this role, Connie manages the Division of Academic Affairs’ budget and its entire process; prepares financial reports and makes projections; assists with the development of funding models and reallocation of resources; assists colleges and support units in annual budget preparation; and provides leadership in identifying, analyzing and resolving budget issues for those units reporting directly to the Provost. In addition, Connie serves on several committees and is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).
Connie has worked at UND since 2001, and joined the Academic Affairs Office in 2004. Prior to that she worked in the Office of the Registrar. Connie earned her degree from the University of North Dakota in 2002. She received the University’s Meritorious Staff Award in 2008.
Administrative Assistant to Vice Provost/Chief Strategy Officer
701.777.3231 | kim.pastir@UND.edu
Kim Pastir serves as the administrative assistant to the Vice Provost/Chief Strategy Officer handling all calls, scheduling, and travel arrangements. In addition, she provides support to the Academic Affairs office with conducting dean searches, maintaining the website, special projects, and events.
Kim began employment at UND in 1996, and joined the Academic Affairs office in 2013. Prior to that she worked in the Division of Continuing Education/CIO from 1996-2012), and most recently with the NDUS, System Information Technology Services unit from 2012-2013. Kim graduated from Northwest Technical College and attended UND. She received the University’s Meritorious Staff Award in 2002.
701.777.2168 | andrew.keller2@UND.edu