President Upham Bio


Doctoral of Philosophy-Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1980

Dissertation title: Political Continuity and Change in the Plateau Southwest
M.A., Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1977
B.A., University of Redlands, Redlands, California, 1971

Major areas of study: English Literature and Spanish

  • Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 1969-1970
  • University of Redlands, Redlands, California, 1967-1969

Professional or Community Services

President of the National Physical Science Consortium; President of the Western Association of Graduate Schools; Chair of the Council of Graduate Schools’ Board of Directors; Member of the Executive Committees of the Association of Graduate Schools of the Association of American Universities and the Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges; Commissioner for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission; Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the American Council on Education; and National Director of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. His current directorships include the American Mutual Funds, Capital Group Companies; St. Francis Health System; Tulsa Chamber of Commerce; Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce: Oklahoma Conference on Community and Justice; Tulsa Community Foundation; National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).


2005 Phi Kappa Phi
1993 Fellow, American Anthropological Association
1978 Sigma Xi