Provost’s office announces two interim appointments

Rebecca Flynn and Ellen Hermann

Scott Pratt, executive vice provost for academic affairs, announced that Ellen Herman, professor of history and faculty co-director of University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, and Rebecca Flynn, managing co-director of the Wayne Morse Center, will be joining the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs in interim roles.

Herman will serve as interim vice provost for academic affairs and Flynn will serve as interim assistant vice provost for academic affairs. Together, they will be responsible for managing tenure-track faculty review, and tenure and promotion processes.

In her 18-year tenure at the UO, Herman has served as a faculty member, department head and as co-director of the Wayne Morse Center. Flynn joined the university in 2011 as administrator for the Wayne Morse Center and has a background in law, politics and strategic planning.

Both Herman and Flynn’s appointments in the provost office will be halftime while they continue their work in the Wayne Morse Center. The search for a permanent vice provost will resume in the spring.