Provost & Staff



  • Joyce Jacobsen

    Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

    x2010

    wesprovost@wesleyan.edu

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    Andrews Professor of Economics
    Key responsibilities
    • Archaeological Collections & NAGPRA Coordinator
    • Athletics
    • Center for Global Studies
    • Dean of Arts and Humanities
    • Dean of Social Sciences
    • Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • Institutional Research
    • Registrar
    • University Librarian
  • Mark Hovey

    Associate Provost

    x2337

    mhovey@wesleyan.edu

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    Professor of Mathematics
    Key responsibilities
    • Budget management and planning
    • Budget Working Group
    • Liason to Finance and Facilities Planning
    • Liason to Compensation and Benefits Committee and Honors Committee
    • Special Projects

    Direct reports:

    • Associate Director, Office of Academic Affairs
    • Center for the Arts
    • Graduate Studies
    • Wesleyan University Press
  • Sheryl Culotta

    Associate Provost

    x3680

    sculotta@wesleyan.edu

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    Key responsibilities
    • Faculty personnel administration and data reporting
    • Departmental and chair support
    • Accreditation and assessment
    • Pre-major faculty advising 
    • Liaison to Education Policy Committee, Communications, and ITS

    Direct reports:

    • Faculty Resource Specialists, Office of Academic Affairs
    • Assistant Director for Curricular Initiatives, Office of Academic Affairs
    • Continuing Studies
    • Institutional Review Board
    • Wasch Center for Retired Faculty
    • Center for Pedagogical Innovation
      • Faculty Career Development
      • Instructional Design and Development
      • Pilot Programs

Academic Deans

  • Ellen Nerenberg

    Dean of Arts and Humanities

    x2706

    enerenberg@wesleyan.edu

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    Dean of Arts and Humanities

    Professor of Italian

    Hollis Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

    Key responsibilities

    Arts:

    • Art and Art History
    • College of the Moving Image
      • Cinema Archives
      • Film Studies
    • Dance
    • Music
    • Theater

    Humanities:

    • Classical Studies
    • College of East Asian Studies
    • College of Letters
    • English
    • German Studies
    • Less Commonly Taught Languages
    • Romance Languages and Literatures

    Centers:

    • Center for the Humanities
    • Davison Arts Center
    • Language Resource Center
    • Shapiro Writing Center
    • Writing Programs
  • Marc Eisner

    Dean of Social Sciences

    x2707

    meisner@wesleyan.edu

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    Henry Merritt Wriston Chair in Public Policy
    Key responsibilities

    Social Sciences:

    • African American Studies
    • American Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Archaeology
    • College of Social Studies
    • Economics
    • Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
    • Government
    • History
    • Latin American Studies
    • Medieval Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Religion
    • Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
    • Science in Society
    • Sociology

    Centers:

    • Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life
    • Center for Community Partnerships
    • Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship
    • Quantitative Analysis Center
    • Service-Learning Center
    • Center for African American Studies
    • Center for the Americas
    • Center for Global Studies
    • Public Affairs Center
  • Joe Knee

    Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

    x2727

    jknee@wesleyan.edu

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    Professor of Chemistry
    Key responsibilities

    Sciences

    • Astronomy
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Environmental Studies
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
    • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    • Neuroscience and Behavior
    • Physics
    • Psychology

    Centers:

    • College of the Environment
    • McNair Program

    Facilities Management:

    • Animal Facilities
    • Hall-Atwater/Shanklin 

Staff

  • Megan Flagg

    Executive Assistant to the Provost and Academic Deans

    x2726

    mflagg@wesleyan.edu

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    Key responsibilities
    • Administrative support for Provost
  • Eloise Glick

    Faculty Resource Specialist

    x2708

    eglick@wesleyan.edu

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    Key responsibilities
    • Faculty personnel processes and reporting
    • Faculty database and systems
    • Sabbaticals and leaves
    • Teaching evaluation data
    • Support Advisory Committee
    • Support Review & Appeals Board
    • Immigration issues
  • Lisa Sacks

    Assistant Director for Curricular Initiatives

    x3428

    lsacks@wesleyan.edu

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    Key responsibilities
    • Faculty Searches
    • Fiscal Manager for Academic Departments
    • Teaching Apprentice program
    • Course Assistant program
    • Coordinator for Institutional Review Board
    • Oversee the grader process, external reviews, one-day retreats
    • Oversee funding for course fees and field trips
    • Support the Office of Institutional Research 
  • Joy Vodak

    Associate Director, Office of Academic Affairs

    x2705

    jvodak@wesleyan.edu

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    Key responsibilities
    • Liaison for administrative support staff and Chairs on HR issues
    • Fiscal Manager for Academic Departments
    • Oversees computing and non-computing Capital process and awards
    • Oversees Grants in Support of Scholarship process and awards
    • Implementation of new portfolio applications
    • Coordinate monthly administrative support staff meetings
    • Manages office work flow
  • Maureen Zimmer

    Faculty Resource Specialist

    x3090

    mzimmer@wesleyan.edu

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    Key responsibilities
    • Maintain and reconcile Deans’ discretionary and research budgets
    • Oversee Deans’ calendars
    • Fiscal Manager for Academic Departments
    • Manage divisional blogs, newsletters and communications
    • Support the Academic Secretary and chair of the EPC
    • Oversee purchase and rental of regalia for newly tenure/promoted faculty and for commencement
    • Maintain Faculty and Advisory Handbook
    • Maintain Academic Affairs website

Institutional Research

  • Michael Whitcomb

    Director

    x5340

    mwhitcomb@wesleyan.edu

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    Key responsibilities
    • Provides data and analytic support for data-driven decision-making
    • Conducts internal and external reporting
    • Conducts surveys and other research studies
    • Supports the development of the University's analytic infrastructure
  • Jordan Knicely

    Associate Director

    x2530

    jknicely@wesleyan.edu

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    Key responsibilities
    • Provides data and analytic support for data-driven decision-making
    • Conducts internal and external reporting
    • Conducts surveys and other research studies
    • Supports the development of the University's analytic infrastructure

Office of the Academic Secretary

  • Ashraf Rushdy

    Academic Secretary

    x3577

    arushdy@wesleyan.edu

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    Key responsibilities
    • Provide guidance, strength, stability and consistency to faculty governance
    • Advise committees and individuals on matters of academic governance
    • Codify and clarify existing and new legislation, and provides substantive and logistical support for faculty leadership, the Advisory Committee, the Review and Appeals Board, and the Academic Council.
    • Serve as legislative archivist and parliamentarian and administers faculty elections.