Chemistry - Faculty
- Acting Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
- WAB 219
Structural studies of small molecule cancer inhibitors using single crystal x-ray diffraction, molecular modeling, and experimental charge density analysis.
Dr. Cheryl Stevens is the Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (April 2019 – present). Prior to this appointment, she served as Dean of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering (January 2012 – March 2019). She is particularly interested in issues related to student success, workforce and regional economic development, and diversity and inclusion. In addition to serving as Provost, Dr. Stevens serves as the President of the WKU Research Foundation (January 2015 - present). Through this role, she works with a Board of Directors to oversee the Research Foundation's financial activity and to promote scholarly activity, technology transfer, and economic development. She is Director of the Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP) at WKU, a Kentucky Program of Distinction. She earned a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Tampa and the PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of New Orleans. Before coming to WKU, Dr. Stevens served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Associate Dean for Research at Xavier University of Louisiana and was awarded the Margaret W. Kelly Endowed Professorship in Chemistry.