Faculty Affairs & Research


Dr. Jay D. Gatrell

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Research

 Jay D. Gatrell, Ph.D. is professor of geography & environmental students and vice provost with an administrative portfolio that includes the Office of Sponsored Projects, Internationalization, Veteran Student Services, curriculum development, and broader research initiatives. Additionally, Jay oversees critical compliance issues and works with the University’s Institutional Review Board and Biosafety Committee. Finally, he has responsibilities in the broad area of internationalization, as well as serving as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator.

Dr. Gatrell is an economic geographer with interests in human environment interactions. He earned a B.S. in political science from Eastern Michigan University, as well as graduate degrees in geography from the University of Toledo (M.A.) and West Virginia University (Ph.D.). Prior to joining Bellarmine, he held appointments at Indiana State University and Wright State University. He was selected and served as an ACE Fellow at Bellarmine in 2012-13.

You may contact Dr. Gatrell at jgatrell@bellarmine.edu.