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Washington State University Office of the Provost

Meet the Provost


T. Chris Riley-Tillman was named WSU provost and executive vice president in May 2024 and joined WSU on July 1, 2024.

Prior to joining WSU, Dr. Riley-Tillman was the Dean of the College of Education & Human Development at the University of Missouri. He held the Joanne H. Hook Dean’s Chair in Educational Renewal and was a Professor in the Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology.

He previously served as Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness. Dr. Riley-Tillman is one of the co-developers of Direct Behavior Ratings as well as a recognized authority in evidence-based practice in schools and the application of experimental design and analysis in applied educational settings.

Related to these interests, Dr. Riley-Tillman has participated in leadership roles on seven federal grants and is a Senior Advisor for the National Center on Intensive Intervention. He is also the creator and lead developer of the Evidence Based Intervention Network, a nonprofit website which contains free evidence-based intervention and assessment resources for educational professionals developed by researchers. He has published over 80 journal articles and 6 books.

Provost Riley-Tillman’s CV

T. Chris Riley-Tillman
Provost and Executive Vice President

Haley Klemmetson
Executive Assistant

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