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Position

Email

Telephone

John H. Pearson Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs jpearson@pointpark.edu 412-392-3976
James H. Thomas Associate Provost jhthomas@pointpark.edu 412-392-3983
Jordan Nofziger Director, Academic Administration jnofziger@pointpark.edu 412-392-3938
Elizabeth Rosemeyer Title IX Coordinator erosemeyer@pointpark.edu 412-392-3980
Jan Ryan Coordinator for Student Support jryan@pointpark.edu 412-392-3484
Denise Kunz Executive Assistant to the Provost dkunz@pointpark.edu 412-392-3976


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Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

John H. Pearson serves as Point Park University's provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs and dean of faculty. He is a professor of English in the Department of Literary Arts.

Pearson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Eckerd College and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in English from Boston University.

Before his appointment as provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs in June of 2016, Pearson had a long career at Stetson University in Deland, Fla. At Stetson, Pearson served as associate vice president for academic affairs from 2013 until joining Point Park University. Other positions held by Pearson at Stetson University include director of the general studies program from 2001 to 2011 and chair of the Department of English from 1996 to 2001 and from 2012 to 2013, in addition to being a tenured professor of English.

Selected Publications

Books

  • The Prefaces of Henry James: Framing the Modern Reader (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997). Reissued in paperback 2005.

Articles & Chapters in Books

  • “Henry James, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and the Fashioning of Southern Identity.” In Witness to Reconstruction: Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson and the South. Ed. Kathleen Diffley. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2011.
  • “The Art of Self Creation: Henry James in the New York Edition Prefaces.”  In Fashioning the Self: Essays on Modern Novelists. Ed. Marysa DeMoor, Ed. (London: Palgrave P, 2004).
  • "Constance Fenimore Woolson's Critique of Emersonian Aesthetics." Constance Fenimore Woolson's Nineteenth-Century: Essays. Ed. Victoria Brehm. (Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2001). 51-65.
  • "Repetition and Subversion in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw." In New Casebooks: The Turn of the Screw and What Maisie Knew.Ed. Neil Cornwell and Maggie Malone. London: Macmillan P; Boston: St. Martin's P; 1998.

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James H. Thomas

Associate Provost

James Thomas serves as Point Park University's associate provost. He brings approximately 30 years of higher education experience to Point Park University. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Dickinson College, a Master of Education in counseling from the University of Missouri, and an Ed.D. in higher education leadership from West Virginia University.

Thomas has served in many different capacities over the years including chairperson, program director, and associate professor of leadership studies at Geneva College, vice president for academic services at Community College of Beaver County, interim assistant vice president for academic services at West Virginia State University, and dean of student development at Wheeling Jesuit College in West Virginia. Before his appointment as associate provost in 2011, Thomas served as the assistant dean in the School of Arts and Sciences since 2008.

 

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Jordan Nofziger

Director, Academic Administration

Jordan Nofziger is responsible to the provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs and dean of faculty for the management of academic administration responsibilities in Academic Affairs. He is responsible for directing and managing the administrative functions related to faculty contracts and faculty recruitment; working with Human Resources and the academic departments to facilitate timely processing of new faculty appointments and faculty reappointments; maintaining faculty files and monitoring promotion and tenure, sabbaticals, faculty evaluations, and faculty development processes. He also supports the function of adjunct faculty affairs.

Before joining taking on his current role in the Office of Provost, Nofziger was the executive assistant to the senior vice president of academic and student affairs, assistant to the dean in the School of Arts and Sciences, and the administrative assistant in of Office of Career Development. Nofziger graduated from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007 and an M.Ed. in higher education management from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015.

 

Elizabeth Rosemeyer

Title IX Coordinator

Elizabeth Rosemeyer is responsible to the provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs for the implementation and monitoring of appropriate policies, procedures, grievances processes and training programs related to and in compliance with Title IX. In addition, Rosemeyer assists in the processing of student, faculty, and staff inquiries or complaints of Title IX violations. Finally, Rosemeyer maintains knowledge of current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX.

Rosemeyer holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and a juris doctorate from the Washington College of Law at American University.

 

Judkis_Ryan_Jan_portraits_staff_Acad_Affairs_EDIT_WEB_130722_9480Jan Ryan

Coordinator for Academic Support

Jan Ryan is responsible to the associate provost for coordination and support related to Academic Affairs; managing inter-office communication, assisting in the documentation and maintenance of academic policies, assisting events planning and other offices in the coordination of academic events and functions, and keeping minutes of committee and operational area meetings. Before joining the Office of Provost staff, she was the executive assistant to the dean of students.