Academic Affairs

Office of Academic Affairs

Provost & Staff

Ruth Striegel Weissman
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ext. 2010
Walter A. Crowell University Professor of the Social Sciences 
Ruth Striegel Weissman 
  • Direct Reports
      • Athletics
      • Center for the Arts
      • Graduate Studies
      • Institutional Research
      • Registrar
      • Special Assistant to the Provost
      • University Librarian
      • Wasch Center for Retired Faculty
      • Center for Faculty Career Development
      • Institutional Review Board
      • Wesleyan University Press
      • Center for Pedagogical Innovation
Mark Hovey
Interim Associate Provost
Ext. 2337
  • Key Responsibilties
Sheryl Culotta
Associate Provost
  • Key Responsibilities
    • Direct reports:

      • Continuing Studies

      Key responsibilties:

      • Faculty personnel administration
      • Faculty data reporting and data project development
      • Departmental and chair support
      • Budget planning
      • Pre-major faculty advising
      • Grants and donor utilization
      • Liaison and special projects

Academic Deans

Andrew Curran
Dean of Arts and Humanities and Director of Curricular Initiatives
Ext. 3110
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Andrew Curran
  • Key Responsibilities
    • Arts:

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


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


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

Joyce Jacobsen
Dean of Social Sciences and Director of Global Initiatives
Ext. 2357
Andrews Professor of Economics



Joyce Jacobsen 
  • 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


      • 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

Ishita Mukerji
Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Director of Technology Initiatives
Ext. 3110
Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry


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


      • College of the Environment
      • McNair Program

      Facilities Management:

      • Animal Facilities
      • Hall-Atwater/Shanklin 


Megan Flagg
Executive Assistant to the Provost and Academic Deans
Ext. 2726  

  • Key Responsibilities
      • Administrative support for Provost
Eloise Glick
Faculty Personnel Analyst
Ext. 2708


 Eloise Glick
  • 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
Ext. 3428
Lisa Sacks
  • 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
      • Oversee Univeristy Fellowships
      • Support the Office of Institutional Research 


Joy Vodak
Associate Director, Office of Academic Affairs
Ext. 2705
 Joy Vodak
  • Key Responsibilities
      • Liaison for administrative support staff and Chairs on HR issues
      • Fiscal Manager for Academic Departments
      • Oversee computing and non-computing Capital process and awards
      • Oversee Grants in Support of Scholarship process and awards
      • Implement new portfolio applications
      • Coordinate monthly administrative support staff meetings
      • Manage office work flow
Maureen Zimmer
Coordinator, Office of Academic Affairs
Ext. 3090
Maureen Zimmer 
  • Key Responsibilities
      • Process vouchers, journals and budget transfers from Deans’ discretionary and research budgets
      • Reconcile accounts monthly
      • Oversee Senior Associate, Associate Provost and Deans’ calendars
      • Schedule meetings, including Humanities Luncheons
      • Coordinate External Reviews
      • 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
      • Coordinate review with Registrar’s Office and Academic Deans of new course proposals and Gen Ed designations for courses taken in Study Abroad Program

Institutional Research

Rommel Guadalupe
Assistant Director
Ext. 2305
Rommel Guadalupe
Michael Whitcomb
Ext. 5340

Office of the Academic Secretary

Ashraf Rushdy
Academic Secretary
Ext. 3351
  • 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.