Office of the Associate Provost
Dr. Lorraine Bernotsky
Philips Memorial Hall
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
Dr. Lorraine (Laurie) Bernotsky provides leadership in the areas of curriculum development, general education, graduate education, new program development, program review, assessment, accreditation, articulation agreements with other 2- and 4-year institutions, academic policies, and faculty development. She oversees the Office of Graduate Studies, the Office of Institutional Research, the office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services, as well as the Teaching and Learning Assessment Connection.
Dr. Bernotsky is also the founder of WCU’s Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. The Center has strong connections with government and nonprofit organizations in the region and has prepared and disseminated dozens of technical research reports, presented findings in a variety of public and community venues (radio, print media, television, and live events), and maintained an active research, evaluation, and policy expertise presence on behalf of WCU for local and regional nonprofit, public, and private organizations.
Dr. Bernotsky earned an M.Phil. in Politics from the University of Oxford and an M.A. in Sociology from Temple University before completing her D.Phil. in Politics at the University of Oxford. Her research interests and publications include women in politics, economic development, as well teaching and learning.
Assistant to the Associate Provost
Andrea Grinwis began her relationship with WCU in 1994 when she started as a student in the Theatre Arts Department. She earned her B.A. in Theatre in 1998 and shortly thereafter returned to WCU to work in the Registrar’s Office. Mrs. Grinwis has since worked in the Communication Studies Department and is now serving as the Assistant to the Associate Provost – working with Dr. Greenamyer on student academic issues, supporting the Curriculum and Academic Policies Council (CAPC), and assisting the Associate Provost with first-year student scheduling and other projects.
Mrs. Grinwis is an active member of the Barley Sheaf Players, a community theatre in Lionville, where she spends equal time acting onstage and working behind the scenes – writing and directing.
Faculty Associate for Teaching, Learning,
As the Faculty Associate for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, Dr. Scott Heinerichs supports student learning assessment across campus, and manages the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Center (TLAC).The TLAC provides resources for the daily work of teaching, learning, and assessment by faculty and staff. He also provides leadership and support for various faculty committees that focus on related concerns, including the Pedagogy for Engagement Committee, New Faculty Orientation Committee, the University Assessment Advisory Committee, and the Faculty Mentoring Committee.
An assistant professor in the Sports Medicine department, Dr. Heinerichs has taught a range of undergraduate courses and has published in the areas of educational outcomes assessment and the clinical education of athletic training students. He received his Ed.D.in Higher Education from Widener University, his M.A.T. from the University of South Carolina, and a B.S. from West Chester University.
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Provost
Joyce Holste has been with West Chester University since 2002. She held the position of Department Secretary for Geology and Astronomy, Administrative Assistant for the Teacher Education Center, and, most recently, she worked with the Student Affairs Division in the Office of Judicial Affairs and Student Assistance. Prior to WCU, Mrs. Holste worked for ten years with the Coatesville Area School District and was involved with several committees and community service groups. Mrs. Holste comes to the Office of the Associate Provost with over 30 years of secretarial and administrative experience.
Mrs. Holste is also co-chair of the Caregivers Support Group at WCU. In her free time, however, you're most likely to find her working in her garden.
Special Assistant for Academic Policy
Dr. Judy Greenamyer has a D.V.M. from Ohio State University and an M.S. in Cell Physiology from the University of California (Davis). Before she came to West Chester University, Dr. Greenamyer was in private practice as a veterinarian and served in the US Air Force in the Biomedical Science Corps. Her last assignment in the Air Force was at the School of Aerospace Medicine in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Greenamyer is a faculty member in the Department of Biology and, in the past, has served the Biology Department as the Chair, the Assistant Chair, and the Graduate Coordinator. She served on CAPC (The Curriculum and Academic Policies Council) for several years, primarily as a member of the Academic Policies Committee.