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Dr. Stacy Hammons
Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Stacy Hammons earned her doctorate and master's degrees in sociology from Washington State University. Additionally, she holds an MSW from the University of Denver and a BSW from the University of Missouri at Columbia. She has served as Indiana Wesleyan’s Provost since 2016.  In addition to various administrative roles, she was also a faculty member at Tabor College and Fresno Pacific University, where she taught both social work and sociology. Her scholarship has focused on family relationships, gender, and most recently, assessment and adjuncts.


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Dr. Don Sprowl
Associate Provost for Accreditation and Assessment  

Dr. Don Sprowl recovered from a previous life as a geophysicist to discover joy in institutional research and accreditation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Houghton College and a doctorate in Geophysics from the University of Minnesota. He served as assistant professor of geophysics at the University of Kansas and professor of physics and earth science at Louisiana College before coming to IWU in 2006. Recent publications include two "Best Paper" awards from the Indiana Association for Institutional Research.


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Dr. Joanne Barnes
Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Organizational Leadership

Dr. Joanne Barnes is a Professor in the Organizational Leadership doctorate program at Indiana Wesleyan as well as the Dean of the Graduate School. Her current research involves intersectionality and social identity theory as well as unconscious bias in global leadership. Dr. Barnes serves on the Board for Houghton College and the International Leadership Association as well as several book and journal editorial review boards.


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Sheila Carlblom
Dean of Library Services, Jackson Library

Sheila Carlblom received her Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa and her Master of Arts in Religion in Pastoral Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. In addition to serving as the Dean of Library Services for Indiana Wesleyan University's Jackson Library, she also teaches courses in information literacy and serves in several professional organizations, including the Academic Libraries of Indiana, the Association of Christian Librarians, and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities Library Directors Group.


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Dr. Barbara Ihrke
Vice President of Academic Affairs, School of Nursing

Dr. Barbara A. Ihrke, Ph.D., RN, has served at Indiana Wesleyan since 1994, first as faculty and most recently as VPAA. Previously, she was a missionary nurse teaching in a school of nursing and doing primary healthcare projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to her scholarship, she is passionate about working with students in global settings. This has resulted in over twenty-five global trips with students to foster an understanding of cultural concepts. Her areas of expertise are transcultural nursing, global health, and nursing higher education.


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Dr. Abson Joseph
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Wesley Seminary

Dr. Abson Joseph is originally from Haiti. He holds a Diploma in Theology from Caribbean Wesleyan College, Jamaica, a Master's in Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in New Testament Interpretation from London School of Theology/Brunel University, England. He is an ordained minister of the Wesleyan Church of Haiti, and is passionate about international theological education.  Two of his publications are A Narratological Reading of 1 Peter (2012) and Shaping Theological Education in the Caribbean: A Community Approach (2011).


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Dr. J. Michael Manning 
Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Adult and Professional Studies

Dr. Mike Manning, the recipient of the Indiana Wesleyan University President’s Award for Meritorious Service in 2016, is passionate about equipping faculty to provide excellent curriculum and instruction.  He seeks to create a team of connected and engaged faculty so that the needs of students can be met by providing outstanding learning experiences from a Christian perspective. As a demonstration of this passion, he has presented at professional conferences on such topics as hiring diverse faculty and effective use of student feedback.


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Kim Nicholson
University Registrar

Kim Nicholson works with all academic committees across the University and serves to ensure that the students who pursue their educational goals meet the academic standards established by Indiana Wesleyan University. As a result of her commitment to accuracy, Kim was awarded the Athletic Director’s Award for Outstanding Service and Contributions to IWU Athletics. She works closely with the Indiana Commission on Higher Education on state initiatives and is a member of the state and national Association of Admissions Counselors and College Registrars.


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Dr. Martin Rice
Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Professor of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Martin Rice, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA received in 1996 a doctorate in motor learning and control and his bachelor's degree in 1984 in rehabilitation education from the Pennsylvania State University. In 1987, he received his master's degree in occupational therapy from the Western Michigan University. Although he has worked with a wide variety of patient populations, he has spent the majority of his clinical experience with persons with stroke, head injury, or dementia. Dr. Rice has published over 50 articles and given over 100 presentations regionally, nationally, and internationally. 


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Dr. Aly Williams  
Vice President of Academic Affairs (IWU-Marion), 
College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Aly Williams holds a doctorate in public health and a master's degree in physical education with an emphasis in exercise science. She has served at IWU since 2000. Prior to her role as Vice President of Academic Affairs (IWU-Marion), she was a professor of athletic training and exercise science. Her scholarship focuses on assessing an individual’s perceived exertion during exercise and evaluating the effectiveness of various types of exercise equipment in tracking exercise intensity. She is also passionate about promoting student thriving and enhancing academic advising, working to strengthen the relationship between faculty and students.


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Jay Wise
Dean of Library Services, Off-Campus Library Services

Jay’s proudest moments come when students complete a task or achieve a milestone they believed impossible. These moments are followed quickly by times he can provide staff, administrators, and faculty with needed resources. Jay is the creator of Christian Theologians, an online index of links to the writings of selected Christian theologians and is the author of “Evangelical Christianity: A World Religions List for Teens,” published in VOYA magazine. He has also presented at the American Theological Library Association annual conference.


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Jeanette Wisehart
Executive Assistant to the Provost

Jeanette Wisehart has served at Indiana Wesleyan since 2008, most recently as Executive Assistant to the Provost. She holds an Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and the CWCA Designation - Certified World Class Assistant. Jeanette manages the daily operations of the Provost’s Office and extends administrative support to the Provost’s direct reports and the Scholarship Council.