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Katherine Rowe

Provost and Dean of the Faculty
karowe@smith.edu
(413) 585-3000

The Provost and Dean of the Faculty serves as the chief academic officer and works closely with the President of the College. She is responsible for the curriculum and for support for faculty teaching and research; she chairs the Committee on Academic Priorities and oversees the long-term composition of the faculty. Katherine comes to Smith from 16 years on the English faculty at Bryn Mawr College, where she helped lead curricular innovation and directed the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center for leadership and public engagement. A scholar of literature and media history, she is co-founder of Luminary Digital Media, a social reading platform that is bringing literary works to mobile devices, including iPad apps of the Folger Library Shakespeare editions.

 

Joseph O'Rourke

Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Development
jorourke@smith.edu
(413) 585-3000

Joseph O'Rourke manages the academic budget of the College overseen by the Provost. He chairs the Committee on Faculty Compensation and Development, the Committee on Study Abroad, and the Online Learning Task Force. He has responsibility for faculty development, support in research and teaching, and serves as the director of sponsored research. Among his responsibilities are the Botanic Garden, the Clark Science Center, the Campus School, and non-tenure-track faculty recruitment and hiring. Joe was hired to start and chair Smith's Computer Science Department in 1988, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Mathematics.

 

Danielle Carr Ramdath

Associate Dean of the Faculty
dramdath@smith.edu
(413) 585-3017

Danielle Ramdath serves as director of graduate programs, coordinates the college’s visiting scholars program, and assists with programming and faculty development initiatives. She serves as the staff liaison to the Committee on Academic Priorities, manages the staff and workflow in the Office of the Provost, and works closely with academic assistants across the campus. Before coming to Smith in 2007, she taught mathematics at Bryn Mawr and Sarah Lawrence Colleges and served as a Program Officer in Higher Education at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Jayne Mercier     jmercier@smith.edu     585-3006

Jayne is the Executive Assistant to the Provost and Curricular Coordinator. She handles the Provost's calendar and daily schedule and provides staff support, in collaboration with the Associate Dean of the Faculty, to the Committee on Academic Priorities (CAP), supervising the catalog preparation process, the decennial review process and the Liberal Arts Luncheon series. She serves as staff support for the Lecture Committee and provides supplemental support work for the Office of the Board of Trustees. Jayne also maintains our office's website.

Hayley Spizz     hspizz@smith.edu     585-3005

Hayley can help you with sabbatical eligibility as well as reappointment, tenure and promotion matters. She also provides support to the Chaired Professor Committee, Visiting Scholars Committee, Sherrerd Teaching Award Committee, Phi Beta Kappa, Emeriti Committee, administers the faculty listserv, and receives Faculty Record Sheets.

Cynthia Di Geronimo     cdigeron@smith.edu     585-3003

Cynthia manages information, processes, and records related to faculty and academic staff salaries and budgets, department and program staffing, appointments, and retirements. She also has responsibility for reports, analysis, and surveys in these areas pertaining to faculty salaries and appointments, and advises on related issues and systems.

Saari Greylock     sgreylock@smith.edu     585-3007

Saari serves as the Budget and Faculty Recruitment Specialist for the Provost's Office. She administers the office budgets and is the point of contact for all financial questions, including all CFCD grants and Fellowships, starter and research grants, one-time funding commitments from our office, and annual department budget requests. She also administers faculty and course support searches, providing training and guidance for search committees and ensuring faculty recruitment compliance with College policy and applicable law.

Emily Robinson     erobinso@smith.edu     585-3010

Emily serves as the Sponsored Research Office Administrator, working with faculty and staff in the preparation of externally sponsored grant proposals. In addition, Emily assists with appointment letters for a number of regulatory boards; she provides financial tracking and management of institutional grants overseen within the Provostís Office as well as PI indirects funding; she is the point-of-contact for UMass-Amherst graduate student research assistant appointments; and she works with the Associate Provost on the Online Learning Task Force.

Ruth Morgan     rmorgan@smith.edu     585-3053

Ruth is the administrative assistant for graduate programs. She provides support work related to all aspects of our graduate offerings and works closely with the director of graduate programs, as well as departmental graduate advisers.

Patty Tran     ptran@smith.edu     585-3000

Patty is our front desk Administrative Assistant. She will be happy to direct your calls, help you if you are unsure of who to contact, or assist with any matters not covered above. She also handles faculty reader requests, mailing lists. She maintains the Associate Dean's calendar and schedules the Emma Proctor Conference Room (College Hall 301).

Telephone (413) 585-3000        Fax (413) 585-3070

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