Dean's Message

At the University of North Alabama, we take great pride in a campus culture focused on caring for everyone in the North Alabama family. The Office of Graduate and Online Education plays an important role in that culture by working collaboratively with the Provost and the deans of the academic colleges to create a campus culture that promotes students' academic and career success, provides a safe, healthy, nurturing and welcoming environment for a diverse student body, and creates a sense of community and connection for our students both on-campus and online.


Our office is responsible for a number of units and initiatives, including:


Our office also provides support for the faculty-led graduate curriculum process, and we contribute to student success by providing support and professional development opportunities for administrators, faculty, and staff. Student success is everyone’s business here at the University of North Alabama, and the Office Graduate and Online Education is proud to partner with offices across campus to support our students. Our office collaborates extensively with all academic colleges, as well as the Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Office of Student Financial Aid, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Office of International Affairs, Division of Student Affairs, and others across campus in order to make the student experience at North Alabama exceptional. Please let us know how we can be of service to you.

Dr. Amber Paulk

Dr. Amber Paulk

Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs

Dean of Graduate & Online Education