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Washington State University Office of the Provost

Vice Provosts

Laura Griner Hill joined the Office of the Provost in 2019 and serves as vice provost for faculty development and affairs.

Dr. Hill 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. She assists with planning matters related to the faculty and advise the provost on promotion and tenure decisions, annual reviews, third-year intensive reviews, and professional leave decisions. Dr. Hill sponsors and directs training and development activities for department chairs and school directors, manages a dean on-boarding program, directs New Faculty Orientation, directs activities that foster the professional development of faculty, and manages faculty awards and recognition programs. In addition, she advises the provost regarding faculty diversity and work-life initiatives. Dr. Hill also acts as a liaison between the provost and groups involved in faculty governance, and acts on other matters at the discretion of the faculty.

Laura Griner Hill
Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Affairs
laurahill@wsu.edu

Angela Merrill
Principal Assistant
awight@wsu.edu

Dr. Hill joined the WSU faculty in 2001 and is a professor in the Department of Human Development, where she previously served as chair. She held an administrative appointment as Associate Director for Health Promotion, Research, and Evaluation in the university’s Health and Wellness Services from 2011-2014.  She is a founding faculty member of the interdisciplinary Prevention Science PhD program at WSU and served on the board of directors of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) from 2016-2019.  Hill’s research focuses on risk and protective factors related to substance abuse, evidence-based prevention programs, and parent-child relationships in early adulthood.  Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and other federal and state agencies. Hill and her collaborators have received national awards for their work in translating research to practice.

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