Provost Staff

Matt Waller

Senior Executive Advisor to the Provost

Phone:
812-855-9011
Email:
wallerm@indiana.edu

Matt manages the provost’s office staff and facilitates communication among vice provosts, deans, and directors on the Bloomington campus.  He also coordinates strategic initiatives for the campus and advances the priorities of the provost. 

Deborah Westerfield

Executive Assistant

Phone:
812-855-9785
Email:
dwesterf@indiana.edu

Deborah maintains the provost’s calendar and coordinates his travel, while also providing day-to-day support for the provost and other staff members.

Karen Easter

Project Management Specialist

Phone:
812-855-9090
Email:
easterk@indiana.edu

Karen manages schedules for Vice Provost Aimee Heeter and Vice Provost Carrie Docherty. She also manages special projects related to the strategic vision of the office and serves as fiscal liaison for multidisciplinary programs.

Nicole Griffin

Director, Visitor Information Center

Phone:
812-856-4648
Email:
nsg@indiana.edu
Website:
https://visitorcenter.indiana.edu/

Nicole manages the visitor information center and supervises a staff of undergraduate and graduate students.  Additionally, she coordinates campus tours, serves as a liaison to the Bloomington community, and works to provide a welcoming environment for prospective students, visitors, alumni, etc.

Brandi Host

Project Manager

Phone:
812-856-2689
Email:
bmhost@indiana.edu

Brandi manages executive searches and reviews. She also works on special events including the Staff Merit Awards and Retiring Faculty Reception.

Deb Kremer

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Phone:
812-855-5752
Email:
dlkremer@indiana.edu

Deb supports with coordination, strategy, and implementation of campus initiatives. 

Dixie Mobley

Wells House Manager and Residence Coordinator of Provost Residences

Phone:
812-856-1090
Email:
dilmoble@iu.edu

Dixie oversees Indiana University Bloomington’s historic Wells House, including event planning and space management.

Jennifer Piurek

Director, Communications and Special Projects

Phone:
812-856-4886
Email:
jpiurek@iu.edu

Jennifer oversees strategic communications for the Office of the Provost. This includes both campus-wide, internal, and public-facing, external communications that align with campus goals and advance the reputation of IU’s flagship campus. Jennifer also serves as a liaison for key internal and external stakeholders, working to ensure effective, engaging, and collaborative storytelling and public affairs initiatives.

Steph Slone

Communications Generalist

Phone:
812-855-3722
Email:
saslone@iu.edu

Steph supports Provost initiatives through strategic communications planning and graphic design. She runs the Provost social media accounts, manages the websites, facilitates mass email sends, and fulfills the office's graphic design needs.

Lana Spendl

Speechwriter and Communications Specialist

Email:
lspendl@indiana.edu

As speechwriter and communications specialist, Lana conducts research; writes correspondence, speeches, and news stories; plans events; and coordinates with schools and units across campus and with the City of Bloomington.

Abby Van Alstine Brown

Executive Secretary and Assistant to the Senior Advisor to the Provost

Phone:
(812) 855-4346
Email:
apvanals@iu.edu

Abby serves as the executive secretary for the Office of the Provost. She welcomes visitors to the office at the front desk and answers the main phone line, in addition to working closely with the Chief of Staff.

Interns & Graduate Assistants

Ashutosh Hathidara

Graduate Multimedia Intern

Email:
ashuhath@iu.edu

Cat DeSantis

Multimedia Intern

Email:
catdesan@iu.edu

Maddie Pence

Senior Graphic Design Intern

Email:
mlpence@iu.edu

Evelyn Sanchez

Podcasting and Multimedia Intern

Email:
sancheve@iu.edu

Michael Krauter

Digital Marketing Intern

Email:
mikraut@iu.edu

Tristan Reed

Multimedia Intern

Email:
trisreed@iu.edu