BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Division of Academic Affairs recently announced Dr. Jacqueline “Jacqui” Z. Bergman, professor in Appalachian’s Department of Management, has accepted a permanent appointment as vice provost for faculty affairs. Her new position will become effective July 1.
Bergman has served as interim vice provost for faculty affairs since July 2018, leading policy development, implementation and assessment, particularly in relation to faculty matters.
“It’s been a genuine pleasure working with everyone in Academic Affairs and across the university this past year,” Bergman said. “I’m honored to be able to continue serving the faculty and the institution in this role.”
Of Bergman’s service to university faculty, Dr. Darrell Kruger, provost and executive vice chancellor, said, “Dr. Bergman has overseen faculty development programs that enhance teaching, research, creative and service activities, as well as help faculty to sustain rewarding personal lives while advancing their careers.”
Bergman has provided oversight and support for revision and interpretation of Appalachian’s Faculty Handbook; worked with the provost, faculty, departmental chairs and deans; provided clear understanding of promotion, tenure and reappointment and other faculty personnel policies; and served as Academic Affairs’ liaison on all personnel matters, working closely with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance, and the Office of the General Counsel.
Additionally, she has worked closely with the university’s Faculty Senate and represented the provost on the Faculty Governance Committee.
In her new appointment, she will continue to oversee Appalachian’s Center for Academic Excellence and serve as liaison to the University of North Carolina System Office regarding academic affairs issues. She will also act as a representative for the provost and Division of Academic Affairs on various university committees.
About Dr. Jacqui Bergman
Bergman came to Appalachian as a visiting assistant professor in 2005 and was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2012. She was promoted to full professor in July 2018.
She is one of 10 faculty members in the university’s Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (IOHRM) program — an interdisciplinary Master of Arts offered by the departments of Psychology and Management that prepares graduates for work in business, industry and government.
Her research interests include group dynamics and team processes, leadership, social perception, and personality with an emphasis on narcissism.
Prior to joining the faculty at Appalachian, Bergman received her Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She also holds an M.S. in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a B.A. in liberal arts from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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About the Division of Academic Affairs
The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for student learning and success at Appalachian State University, including oversight of the university’s challenging academic curriculum, active classroom environments, and close collaboration between faculty members and students on scholarly activities. Academic Affairs encompasses the degree-granting College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Beaver College of Health Sciences, Reich College of Education, Walker College of Business and Hayes School of Music; as well as the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School, the Honors College, University College and 12 other units that support the innovative, interdisciplinary and integrative academic experience for which Appalachian is known. Learn more at http://academicaffairs.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.