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Academic Affairs Office Staff

Dr. Maria Cronley headshot
Browning 109 | (931) 221-7676
Dr. Maria Cronley joined Austin Peay State University as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs on July 6, 2020. Provost Cronley most recently served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Marketing at Ohio Northern University. Prior to her time at Ohio Northern, Dr. Cronley was employed at Miami University in an array of academic and leadership positions, including professor of marketing, senior associate dean of the Farmer School of Business and senior associate provost. She also served as an assistant professor of marketing at Wright State University. Dr. Cronley earned her Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Cincinnati and her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Bowling Green University.

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Lynne Crosby
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Dr. Lynne S. Crosby serves as Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and the SACSCOC accreditation liaison at Austin Peay State University. Her professional experience includes over 30 years in higher education in academic administration, accreditation, assessment, student services, learning communities, distance learning, military education, articulation, and planning. Dr. Crosby has conducted more than 70 presentations at state, regional, national, and international conferences. She earned her BA from Wake Forest University, MS from Florida State University, PhD from the University of Florida, and a Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research from Penn State University. Dr. Crosby currently serves on the SACSCOC Board of Trustees.

Senior Vice Provost & Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Lisa has been employed with Austin Peay State University since 2004, beginning in the Center for Extended & Distance Education. She joined the Academic Affairs team in 2016 where she serves in the role of Senior Administrative Assistant.
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Jasmine O'Brien
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Jasmine O’Brien holds a Master of Professional Studies and Bachelor of Science degree from Austin Peay State University. Jasmine joined the Academic Affairs staff in May of 2017 after working in the Office of the Registrar for 11 years. In her current role as Curriculum Coordinator, she is responsible for overseeing the development and modification of all program and course offerings at Austin Peay State University and working with Faculty to ensure compliance with THEC curriculum processes and SACSCOC policies related to Degree Requirements, Substantive Change and Credit Hour.
Kyle Christmas
Browning 109 | (931) 221-7992
Kyle Christmas serves as the Academic Affairs Project Specialist and joined the APSU team in 2021. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Arts in English from Austin Peay State University. Prior to working in higher education, Kyle spent nine years in secondary education, teaching Honors and Advanced Placement English courses and serving 6th-12th grade students in a variety of capacities.