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Washington State University Office of the Provost

Vice Provosts

Douglas Call joined the Office of the Provost in 2023 and serves as senior vice provost. Dr. Call advises the provost, deans, chancellors, vice chancellors for academic affairs, department chairs, and school directors on system-wide policy and procedural matters related to faculty, and on personnel issues related to individual faculty members as they arise.

He assists with planning matters related to the faculty and advises the provost on promotion and tenure decisions, annual reviews, third-year intensive reviews, and professional leave decisions. Call sponsors and directs training and development activities for department chairs and school directors, directs New Faculty Orientation, and directs activities that foster the professional development of faculty. In addition, he advises the provost regarding faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion and work-life initiatives and acts as a liaison between the provost and groups involved in faculty governance.

Dr. Call was raised in the Pacific Northwest with his high school years spent in rural western Washington before coming to Pullman, WA as a first-generation college student. He spent the next 12 years working as field biologist while earning a B.S. in Wildlife and Wildland Recreation Management (’87, WSU), an M.S. in Wildlife Management (’90, Humboldt State Univ.), and a Ph.D. in Zoology (’97, WSU). As a trailing spouse in 1997, he moved to a postdoctoral position at the University of Michigan in the field of immunopathology, and then worked as a postdoc at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the field of environmental microbiology.

In 2000, he started as an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Pathology where he initiated a research program in antibiotic resistance, eventually training 18 Ph.D. students and publishing over 250 peer-reviewed papers. After joining the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health in 2012, Dr. Call’s work in antibiotic resistance expanded to include a focus on people and animals in communities and hospitals in Tanzania, Kenya, Guatemala, and Brazil, supported by funding from the NSF, NIH, CDC and the Wellcome Trust.

In 2019, Dr. Call was promoted to Regents Professor and in 2021 he received the WSU Sahlin Eminent Faculty Award while also serving as the chair for the Faculty Senate. He continues to work in biomedical science while serving on the board of directors for the Washington State Academy of Sciences and as the director of the WSU-T32 Biotechnology Training Program at WSU. He and his family reside on a hobby farm outside of Pullman, WA where they raise critters and escape on whitewater adventures every summer.

Douglas Call
Senior Vice Provost

Haylee Hansen
Senior Principal Assistant