Provost & Staff

  • Nicole Stanton

    Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


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    Professor of Dance

    Key responsibilities
    • Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life
    • Athletics
    • Center for the Arts
    • Fries Center for Global Studies
    • Dean of Arts and Humanities
    • Dean of Social Sciences
    • Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • Gordon Career Center
    • Institutional Research
    • Jewett Center for Community Partnerships
    • NAGPRA Coordinator
    • Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship
    • Registrar
    • University Librarian
  • Mark Hovey

    Associate Provost for Budget & Personnel


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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
    • Faculty Resource Specialists, Office of Academic Affairs
    • Graduate Studies
    • Wesleyan University Press
  • Sheryl Culotta

    Associate Provost for Curriculum & Strategic Initiatives


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    Key responsibilities
    • Accreditation
    • Curricular initiatives
    • Pre-major faculty advising 
    • Liaison to Educational Policy Committee
    • Liaison to Admissions, Communications, ITS, and Student Affairs

    Direct reports:

    • Academic Writing
    • Assistant Director for Curricular Initiatives, Office of Academic Affairs
    • Center for Pedagogical Innovation
    • Center for Prison Education
    • Continuing Studies
    • Institutional Review Board
    • Office of Faculty Career Development
    • Service Learning
    • Wasch Center for Retired Faculty

Academic Deans

  • Roger Mathew Grant

    Dean of Arts and Humanities


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    Associate Professor of Music

    Key responsibilities


    • 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
  • Mary-Jane Rubenstein

    Dean of Social Sciences


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    Professor of Religion

    Key responsibilities

    Social Sciences:

    • African American Studies
    • American Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Archaeology
    • College of Education Studies
    • 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


    • Quantitative Analysis Center
    • Center for African American Studies
    • Center for Jewish Studies
    • Public Affairs Center
  • Martha Gilmore

    Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


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    Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences; George I. Seney Professor of Geology

    Key responsibilities


    • Astronomy
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • College of the Environment
    • College of Integrative Sciences
    • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Environmental Studies
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
    • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    • Neuroscience and Behavior
    • Physics
    • Psychology


    • McNair Program

    Facilities Management:

    • Animal Facilities
    • Hall-Atwater/Shanklin 


  • Sterling Berry-Whitlock

    Faculty Employment Specialist


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    Key responsibilities
    • Creates and maintains personnel records for visiting faculty and scholars
    • Manages full onboarding process for all visiting faculty and scholars
    • Implements visiting faculty compensation process
    • Coordinates with Finance, Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll regarding visiting faculty matters
    • Assists with immigration process for all faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and Foreign Language Teaching Assistants
    • Alternate Responsible Officer for J-1 Program
    • Manages calendars for the Academic Deans
  • Megan Flagg

    Executive Assistant to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


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    Key responsibilities
    • Provides direct executive assistance to the Provost / Senior VPAA with responsibility for coordinating projects
    • Manages the Provost's calendar and communications
    • Manages calendars for the Associate Provosts
    • Fiscal Manager (reviews Vouchers, Journals, POs)
    • Website Management
    • Manages Division 3 Dean’s budgets and sends divisional emails on behalf of Division 3 Dean
  • Lisa Sacks

    Assistant Director for Curricular Initiatives


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    Key responsibilities
    • Manages the faculty search system (PeopleAdmin or Careers)
    • Manages the Teaching Evaluation system (eXplorance Blue)
    • Manages PBK Manage Course Fees, Field Trips, Course Assistants, One Day Retreats
    • Manages External Reviews Manage IRB system
    • Fiscal Manager (review Vouchers, Journals, POs)
    • Website management
    • Assigns advisors in PeopleSoft
    • Manages Division 1 Dean’s budgets, send monthly smartkey summaries and process reimbursements. Send divisional emails on behalf of Division 1 Dean
    • Manages Shasha Seminar
  • Joy Vodak

    Associate Director, Office of Academic Affairs


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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
    • Assists with the implementation of new portfolio applications
    • Coordinates monthly administrative support staff meetings
    • Manages office workflow
  • Maureen Zimmer

    Faculty Employment Specialist


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    Key responsibilities
    • Creates and maintains personnel records for full time faculty, including onboarding of new full time faculty
    • Implements faculty compensation
    • Manages reappointments, tenure and promotion process
    • Manages sabbaticals and leaves
    • Faculty and University Governance support including Advisory Committee, Review and Appeals Board, Academic Council and Board of Trustees
    • Coordinates faculty elections
    • Maintains Faculty and Advisory Handbooks
    • Manages Division 2 Dean's budgets

Institutional Research

  • Michael Whitcomb



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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
  • Rachael Barlow

    Associate Director for Assessment


  • Rick Shoup

    Institutional Research Analyst

Office of the Academic Secretary

  • Peter Gottschalk

    Academic Secretary


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    Professor of Religion; Coordinator, Global South Asian Studies Program

    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.