Dr. Terry Ballman joined Western Kentucky University as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs August 1, 2018. Prior to becoming provost, Dr. Ballman served as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at California State University, San Bernardino. A first generation college student, she earned her PhD in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Texas.
Dr. Ballman's administrative experience includes department chair (at Western Carolina University and CSU Channel Islands), Academic Senate Chair, and Special Assistant to the Provost. She is committed to WKU's mission of being a student-centered, applied learning university of impact and significance to the region and beyond.
As a Spanish professor, she has published articles and co-authored Spanish language textbooks and volumes for teachers. She has made about 100 presentations at international, national and regional conferences and meetings.