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Office of the Provost

Meet the Office of the Provost Staff

Greg Couts
Office: WAC G-102B
Phone: 773-298-3424

Greg Coutts
Acting Dean of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Director of Theoretical Studies, Music Department Chair

Greg Coutts, Ph.D., is currently the chair of the Music Department (since 1997), director of theoretical studies and an associate professor at Saint Xavier University. Dr. Coutts has taught courses in music theory, aural skills, form and analysis, and applied composition.

Additionally, Dr. Coutts serves as the acting dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Xavier (since 2006). In addition to his duties at SXU, Dr. Coutts is the director of music at Grace Fellowship Church in Oak Forest, Illinois.

Peg Gallagher
Office: WAC E-333
Phone: 773-298-3742

Peg Gallagher, Ed.D., RN, CNE
Interim Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Associate Professor

Peg Gallagher, an associate professor of nursing, teaches courses in gerontology nursing, research/EBP and administration. Gallagher earned a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from Northern Illinois University. Currently, she acts as the interim dean for Saint Xavier University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Yue MaOffice: WAC L-135
Phone: 773-298-5166

Yue Ma
Interim Director of the Center for Instructional Design and Academic Technology (CIDAT)

Yue Ma joined Saint Xavier University in 2012. As the interim director at the Center for Instructional Design and Academic Technology (CIDAT), she is responsible for administrative leadership for CIDAT staff members and student workers. Ma has a deep passion for online education. She works closely with SXU faculty to develop on-campus and online courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Ma is also working on her online Ed.D. degree in Instructional System Technology (IST) and minoring in Adult Education at Indiana University Bloomington. She completed her M.S. in IST from Indiana University Bloomington. She also holds a B.A. in Management and in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai.

Faisal Rahman
Office: GSM 100
Phone: 773-298-3601

Faisal Rahman
Acting Dean of Graham School of Management, Professor

Faisal M. Rahman, Ph.D., is the founding dean and current acting dean of the Graham School of Management at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois. As a tenured professor of management, Dr. Rahman areas of interest and teaching are strategic management and global environment of business.

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Office: WAC A-209
Phone: 773-298-3780

Kelly Fox Reidy
Director of the Center for International Education

Kelly Fox Reidy is the director for the Center for International Education. As director, Reidy is responsible for administrative leadership in international programming within the University and for the oversight of both faculty-led international coursework and individualized, international study abroad opportunities for students. Reidy also works as the international specialist for undergraduate and graduate international students, advising students on international affairs and maintaining student information to achieve compliance with Department of Homeland Security standards.

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Phone: 773-298-3350

David Stern
Library Director

David Stern is responsible for the administration and operation of the library, supervising librarians, support staff and student workers. Stern also serves as the business and science liaison librarian and maintains the institutional repository.

He is a member of the Deans' Council for campus-wide strategic planning, the IBPC Space and Facilities Team, the Graduate Council, Student Affairs Advisory Board for the Learning Center and Disability Services and the IT Strategic Planning Council.

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Office: WAC A219-A
Phone: 773-298-3946

Richard Venneri, Ph.D.
Associate Provost
Director of Graduate Programs

As associate provost, Richard Venneri's primary responsibility is stewardship of the University's interactions with two regulatory bodies: the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission, the University's regional accrediting agency. Dr. Venneri serves as the designated liaison -- a role that includes documenting the University's compliance with Federal regulations. He also serves as administrative representative to the University's Institutional Review Board and is the institutional representative to both the West Suburban Dean Council and to the Associated Colleges of Chicago Area. Most recently he has been designated the director of graduate programs and convenes the Graduate Advisory Council, whose membership includes all graduate degree program directors.

Dr. Venneri has a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Washington. He has been at the University for twenty-five years; for the past decade in the Office of Academic Affairs and prior, he served as dean of Continuing and Adult Education.

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Office: WAC A-208
Phone: 773-298-3010

Maureen Wogan
Associate Provost for Records, Retention and Advising

Maureen Wogan is an experienced university administrator; her expertise includes academic advising, academic policies and procedures, academic records, high-risk students, student retention. and program development. In addition to Records and Advising, Maureen oversees a variety of student support programs and has led the implementation of five Colleague modules, including the Program Evaluation and Student Planning.

Karen Wood
Office: WAC E-321
Phone: 773-298-3749

Karen Wood
Interim Director of General Education
Associate Nursing Professor