Chris Riley-Tillman

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness


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T. Chris Riley-Tillman is the Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at the University of Missouri. In this role, he fulfills four main functions. First, his responsibilities include managing all faculty affairs, including faculty recruitment, hiring, salary and workload adjustment, and the faculty promotion and tenure process. Second, he works with Faculty Council to support faculty governance.  Third, he functions as the primary point of contact in the Office of the Provost for strategic implementation of data-based initiatives. Fourth, he serves as the liaison to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Vice Chancellor for Inclusion Diversity and Equity.

Specific duties that Dr. Riley-Tillman fulfills include:

  • Serving as the point person in the Office of the Provost for all faculty recruitment and hiring
  • Serving as the point person regarding human resources, salary increases, and extra compensation
  • Management of the faculty promotion and tenure process
  • Strategic implementation of data-based initiatives
  • Supervisor for the Senior Director of Institutional Research
  • Provost liaison to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity
  • Provost liaison to the Faculty Council and NTT Faculty Committee
  • Other duties as assigned

Prior administrative appointments include serving as a Department Chair at both the University of Missouri and East Carolina University and Faculty Fellow to the Chancellor at MU.  Dr. Riley-Tillman received a B.A. from Ithaca College in 1994 and a M.A. and Ph.D from Syracuse University in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He is a recognized authority in evidence-based practice in schools and the application of experimental design and analysis in applied educational settings. Dr. Riley-Tillman has participated in leadership roles on nine federal grants and the National Center on Intensive Intervention. He has published over 80 journal articles and 6 books on social behavior assessment, school wide service delivery, and single case design. Finally, he is a Fellow of Division 16 of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science Fellow, a member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology and Recipient of the 2017 Tom Oakland Mid-Career Research Award.