Biography / Resume
Camille A. McKayle was appointed Interim Provost of the University of the Virgin Islands in July, 2012. Immediately prior to this appointment, she served as Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, 2008-2012.
From 2005 - 2008, Dr. McKayle served at the National Science Foundation as a Program Officer for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program in the Division of Human Resource Development, in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. During that time, that program reached approximately 59 of the 103 HBCUs through planning grants, implementation grants, education research grants and discipline specific targeted infusion grants.
Dr. McKayle is active in the Mathematical Association of America, where she serves, or have served, on various committees, including the Committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics (co-chair), the Committee on the Participation of Women, and the Committee on Professional Development.
Dr. McKayle serves as co-Principal Investigator on various grant projects. Current grants are the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Historically Black College and University Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) project at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), and the NSF Robert Noyce Capacity Building Project aimed at strengthening STEM teacher preparation at UVI. She has also led or participated in a variety of other projects at the university aimed at strengthening the quality of the preparation of UVI students in science and mathematics, with an overall goal of increasing the number of students that choose graduate study in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines or choose to enter into the STEM workforce. Dr. McKayle has been quite active in a variety of outreach activities aimed at increasing interest in science and mathematics for students in grades 3 through 12. Through these activities, she tries to relay her love and enjoyment of mathematics to elementary, middle, and high school students.
Dr. McKayle received her B.S. in Mathematics from Bates College, ME, and went on to receive her Ph.D., also in Mathematics, from Lehigh University, PA. She is Professor of Mathematics.