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Katherine Rowe

Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Ensures excellence and prosperity in teaching, learning and research at Smith, now and for the future. Creates and leads collaborative processes with all academic heads to advance a shared academic vision.

Katherine Rowe 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.

(413) 585-3000 | karowe@smith.edu



Bill E. Peterson

Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Development

Ensures thriving academic programs at Smith, aligning resources with the curricular and co-curricular missions of the college in a sustainable and equitable way.

Bill Peterson manages the academic budget of the college overseen by the provost. He chairs the Committee on Faculty Compensation and Development and the Committee on Study Abroad. 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. Peterson was hired as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology in 1998. He is a personality psychologist with broad interests in adult development, narrative, and political psychology. Particular interests revolve around the constructs of authoritarianism and psychosocial generativity.

(413) 585-3000 | bpeterso@smith.edu



Danielle Carr Ramdath

Associate Dean of the Faculty

Ensures that Smith faculty are positioned to shape the undergraduate and graduate curriculum and advance their professional development through all stages of their careers. She cultivates effective, respectful partnerships with and within the Provost/Dean of Faculty office.

Danielle Ramdath serves as director of graduate programs and assists with faculty development initiatives. She serves as the staff liaison to the Committee on Academic Priorities, is Interim Director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, and manages the staff and workflow in the Office of the Provost. 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.

(413) 585-3000 | dramdath@smith.edu



Jayne Mercier

Academic Operations Manager

Promotes and strengthens Smith's academic programs by facilitating relationships between the Provost and internal/external constituencies, and by coordinating the deans, faculty, and other college offices in major academic initiatives.

Contact Jayne for: CAP policies and procedures; catalog policies and procedures; online catalog concerns; decennial, midterm, and NEASC review preparations.
Jayne is the primary point of contact for the Provost, Katherine Rowe.

(413) 585-3006 | jmercier@smith.edu



Sandra Blaney

Faculty Recruitment and Appointment Specialist

Promotes a fair and inclusive faculty culture at Smith by ensuring consistent application of faculty search, recruitment, and hiring policies.

Contact Sandra for: tenure-track and non-tenure track searches; research associate appointments; onboarding of new faculty members and instructors. Sandra is the primary calendar contact for the Associate Provost, Bill Peterson.

(413) 585-3004 | sblaney@smith.edu




Cynthia Di Geronimo

Faculty Data and Salary Manager

Promotes consistent, equitable, and sustainable compensation practices for faculty over time, by stewarding, curating and analyzing data on faculty compensation.

Contact Cynthia for: salary and payment inquiries.


(413) 585-3003 | cdigeron@smith.edu



Dana Filibert

Curricular Catalogue Specialist

Provides Smith students and faculty with the curricular information they need to plan successful courses of study, overseeing the integrity of the course catalog.

Contact Dana for: curricular approval guidelines; new course proposals and/or modifications to the major/minor; print/online catalog preparation.


(413) 585-3008 | dfilibert@smith.edu



Saari Greylock

Budget Manager

Develops sustainable academic budget models that advance Smith's educational mission, overseeing academic financial resources in close collaboration with the Associate Provost and Budget Office.

Contact Saari for: departmental and program budget queries; inquiries regarding internal grants including CFCD and starters; financial modeling for new initiatives.


(413) 585-3007 | sgreylock@smith.edu



Ruth Morgan

Program Assistant for Graduate and Special Programs

Promotes successful graduate study experiences at Smith by ensuring consistency in policies and completion of requirements.

Contact Ruth for: graduate application questions; registration assistance; inquires regarding curriculum requirements; requests for extensions.

(413) 585-3053 | rmorgan@smith.edu




Emily Robinson

Sponsored Research Office Administrator

Promotes a thriving research culture at Smith by shepherding the review and approval process of external grant proposals and aligning internal and external partners.

Contact Emily for: external grant deadlines, preparation, and submission; external grant budgets/expenditures administered by the Provost including concentrations and design thinking; hiring UMass graduate student RAs.


(413) 585-3010 | erobinso@smith.edu



Hayley Spizz

Faculty Policies Specialist

Promotes fairness and equity through ensuring consistent application of Smith faculty policies by faculty, staff, and administration.

Contact Hayley for: reappointment, tenure, and promotion procedures and questions; sabbaticals and leaves; faculty record sheets.


(413) 585-3005 | hspizz@smith.edu



Patty Tran

Schedule Coordinator

Promotes a productive work environment by managing the deans' schedules and daily office operations.

Contact Patty for: academic calendar queries. (Patty may also contact you regarding scheduling matters.) Patty is the primary calendar contact for the Associate Dean of the Faculty, Danielle Ramdath.


(413) 585-3000 | ptran@smith.edu