Jacqueline Huntoon is Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Michigan Technological University. Huntoon joined Michigan Tech in 1990 and has served as Dean since 2005. She is also a Professor of Geology and an Adjunct Professor of Cognitive and Learning Sciences at Michigan Tech. From 2003-05 she served as the Program Director for Diversity and Education for the Geosciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation.
As Dean, Huntoon leads efforts to enhance graduate education on the Michigan Tech campus. Since she became dean, she and her staff have overhauled the University’s graduate application, admission, and tracking systems. She has worked with faculty and administrators to develop new graduate programs to serve the needs and interests of students. These include interdisciplinary programs, international dual-degree and BS/MS programs, accelerated master’s programs, and blended and online programs. Graduate enrollment has grown substantially during her tenure as Dean; as have the services offered to support the professional development of students on the Michigan Tech campus.
Huntoon received her PhD from The Pennsylvania State University, master’s degree from The University of Utah, and bachelor’s degree from The University of California at Santa Cruz. She has also earned Certificates in Evaluation Practice and Analytical Evaluation from the Evaluator’s Institute at George Washington University. Huntoon is Member-at-Large in the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) and a member of the board of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). She is Vice President for Programs for the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) and a life member of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Huntoon is a member of the governing board of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and associate editor for the Journal of Sedimentary Research. She is active in STEM education and diversity enhancement activities and is involved in several federally funded research projects.