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Virtual On-Campus Interviews Set for Undergraduate AVP Finalists

April 10, 2020

The University of Wyoming is conducting virtual on-campus interviews for three candidates for the associate vice provost for undergraduate education position. Members of the UW campus community and the public are invited to join candidate presentations via WyoCast Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 13-15.

The finalists are: Stephanie Anderson, professor and head of the School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies; Steven Barrett, professor and associate dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science; and Teena Gabrielson, professor and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Anderson, who will be interviewed Monday at 3 p.m., holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. She joined UW in 2004 and teaches courses in political science, international studies, and gender and women's studies. Her research focuses on the nexus between European Union identity and security policy. She has won two Fulbrights and held three senior fellow positions. She is the author of two books and has published in several journals and edited volumes.

Anderson’s interview will air at 3 p.m. at Click here to view her curriculum vitae (CV).

Barrett, who will be interviewed Tuesday at 2 p.m., has been with UW since 1999. He earned a B.S. from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, a master’s degree from the University of Idaho and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas-Austin. After serving as an active-duty faculty member and professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he is now professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate dean for academic programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. His research interests include digital and analog image processing, computer-assisted laser surgery and embedded control systems.

Barrett’s interview will air at 2 p.m. at Click here to view his CV.

Gabrielson will be interviewed Wednesday at 2 p.m. She joined UW in 2006 and is a professor in the School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies, where she teaches courses in political theory. She earned her Ph.D. and her M.A. in political science from the University of California-Davis and a B.A. in political science from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Her recent research focuses on questions of environmental citizenship and environmental justice and has been published in journals such as Environmental Politics, Citizenship Studies and Environmental Humanities. Since coming to UW, Gabrielson served as department head of political science from 2014-17 and as associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences from 2017 to present.

Gabrielson’s interview will air at 2 p.m. at Click here to view her CV.

Each candidate’s public presentation will cover his or her vision for excellence in undergraduate education at UW.

The search committee welcomes input on the three candidates from members of the UW community. A survey will be available to submit comments after the candidates present.

For more information, email Mandy Gifford at

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