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Dr. Daniel Reardon, associate professor of English and technical communication, has accepted the role of interim vice provost for undergraduate education, formerly known as the vice provost for academic support. Reardon will fill the position held since 2020 by Dr. Kathryn Northcut, who is returning to full-time teaching as a professor of English and technical communication. Northcut will assist with the transition through the month of August.
The role of the vice provost for undergraduate education is to improve the learning environment and enhance student learning outcomes. Reardon will oversee several offices that target excellence in undergraduate programs such as Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE), the Honors Program, Learning Enhancements Across Disciplines (LEAD), Hit the Ground Running, the S&T Advising Center, the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center, the Student Success Center, the Student Veterans Resource Center and the Writing Center.
Reardon joined Missouri S&T in 2003 as an adjunct lecturer in English and became a full-time instructor in 2007. He served as assistant director for the Writing Center from 2009 to 2011 then accepted a position as assistant professor in English and technical communication. He was promoted to associate professor in 2017. Reardon’s service to S&T includes membership on the student success committee and the assessment committee, among other roles. His research and scholarship focuses on first-year course planning, academic program administration, and human computer interaction through technical communication practices.