Academic Affairs Staff

Provost Carlota Ocampo, Ph.D.

Provost Carlota Ocampo oversees academic affairs, assessment, and planning at Trinity Washington University.  She earned her Ph.D. in neuropsychology from Howard University in 1997, subsequently joining Trinity as assistant professor of psychology and in 2003 earning tenure and promotion to associate professor.  She has also served as associate provost for assessment, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (directing academic advising and the first-year experience), and as chair of the Psychology and Human Relations programs at Trinity.  She is an alumna and current advisory council member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP) and has served on APA task forces on educational assessment and diversity. She is on the national advisory board for the Steve Fund/Equity in Mental Health Framework for Students of Color and is a volunteer peer evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Her interests encompass interactions among diversity, structural inequity, health, and education; she has numerous publications and presentations on pedagogical reform with changing student populations, racist-incident based trauma, and ethnicity, gender, and disease.  She supports and directs academic grants for equity in STEM and in general education for women from underrepresented groups.  She enjoys promoting student-centered academic initiatives, culturally relevant health and wellness, and life-long learning and holistic development.  |  202.884.9209  |  Office location: Main 202

 Academic Affairs Administrators and Staff

Debbie Van Camp, Ph.D., Vice President for Assessment and Academic Success

Dr. Debbie Van Camp is Associate Provost for Academic Assessment at Trinity Washington University. In this role she supports the Provost in assessing Trinity’s academic and co-curricular activities. Dr. Van Camp received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology, with a minor in Statistics, from Howard University in 2010. After receiving her Ph.D. she joined the faculty of Trinity Washington University and taught a wide variety of classes until accepting her current administrative role. Her research examines the structure and development of group identity, including racial and religious identity. Another area of interest is in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Van Camp enjoys using her statistical training and analytical skills and taking a data-driven approach to supporting Trinity in its mission.  |  202.884.9247  |  Office location: Main 206

Kathelon Toliver, Assistant Provost for Academic Administration

Kathelon Toliver supports the Office of Academic Affairs by working directly with the Provost and other senior staff on projects that involve full -and-part time faculty. Her administrative duties include the academic calendar, course scheduling, academic catalog, new program roll-outs, grants management, book adoptions, faculty scholarship, and other comprehensive assignments and academic initiatives that support the university. Kathelon also works directly with the faculty services team to facilitate and support their efforts. She has received her M.A. in Organizational Communication from Howard University and a B.A., in Creative Writing from Florida State University. Kathelon has served over 15 years in academic administration and enjoys collaborating with faculty and staff.  | Office location: Main 203

Trisha SmithTrisha Smith, University Librarian

Trisha Smith brings a liberal arts background and a degree from Catholic University’s Masters in Library and Information Science program to enrich the Academic Affairs team. As University Librarian, she believes in the library as a community change agent that forwards social innovation through collective impact. At Trinity, Trisha Smith continues the work of transforming the Sr. Helen Sheehan Library into a cutting edge learning center by focusing on electronic resources, innovative services and space, educational programming, community outreach, and maintaining a strong core collection that supports Trinity’s curricula across all five schools. |  202.884.9351 |  Office location: Library

Katie Wanschura, Director of Instructional Technologies

Katie Wanschura is students’ and faculty members’ first point of contact for questions about Moodle, Trinity’s learning management system.  She also works directly with the Information Technology Team and Academic Affairs in coordinating and developing support for instructional technologies at Trinity. Her background prior to Trinity includes experience supporting a newly developed online course as a teaching assistant, managing the technology and website for a non-profit association, launching a complex membership-only, online magazine site, and researching new media with a focus on podcasting. She has two B.A.s from the University of Virginia, an M.A. from American University, and a graduate certificate from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the Instructional Systems Development. |   202.884.9713  |  Office location:  Payden Academic Center, 122C

For More Information

Please see the following pages if you would like more information about the Library, Academic Support Services, Disability Support Services, Career Services, or any of Trinity’s collegiate units:  the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Professional Studies; the School of Nursing and Health Professions; or the School of Education as well as Continuing Education.