Associate Provost for Academic Administration | 618-536-5535
Dr. David L. DiLalla, Associate Provost for Academic Administration, is responsible for advising the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs on academic hiring policy, advising central administration on compliance and application of faculty contracts, and assisting the Provost on matters related to promotion and tenure and leaves of absence, including sabbaticals. Dr. DiLalla also serves as a resource person for department chairs, deans, and other administrators with respect to academic administration, including operating paper issues.
Dr. DiLalla earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from the University of Virginia and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He joined the faculty of SIU’s Department of Psychology in 1990 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996. Dr. DiLalla served as Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology from 2004-2005 and as Interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 2006-2008, becoming permanent Associate Dean in 2008. DiLalla became Associate Provost for Academic Administration in 2012.
Dr. DiLalla has research interests in behavioral genetics, psychological assessment, and associations between personality and psychopathology. While at SIU he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Psychological Assessment, Social Development, Personality and Clinical Psychology Practicum. DiLalla’s proudest achievements as a faculty member involve facilitating the successes of undergraduate and graduate students. His mentoring of student researchers includes the direction of more than 40 M.A. theses and Doctoral dissertations.