Associate Provost for Academic Programs

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Dr. Lizette R. Chevalier, Associate Provost for Academic Administration has primary administrative responsibility for development and coordination of academic and curricular matters on the SIU Carbondale campus. This position is essential to ensuring that the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is responsive to the need of our students, faculty, colleges and departments regarding all academic and student matters.

Dr. Chevalier earned her BS in Civil Engineering from Wayne State University and her MS and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University.  She joined the SIU Department of Civil Engineering in 1995 as an Assistant Professor.  She earned tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999.  She served as the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2002-2008.  She was promoted to Full Professor in 2007.  She served as the Acting Associate Dean for the College of Engineering from 2010-2012, becoming permanent Associate Dean from 2012-2017.  She has been the Associate Provost for Academic Programs since March, 2017.

Dr. Chevalier’s scholarship aligns with national and global issues in water resources engineering, environmental engineering, and engineering education.  She has over forty peer-reviewed papers in journals and conferences in venues ranging from Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering Science, the proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education, the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, and Advances in Environmental Research.  She has been awarded over $5M in grants that notably include an interdisciplinary IGERT grant in Watershed Science and Policy from the NSF, a McNair grant from the DoE promoting the academic advancement of undergraduate students from underserved populations, and an NSF S-STEM grant providing scholarship and academic support for energy related undergraduate STEM majors.