About Us


Dorothy Weaver, MBA, EdD
Executive Director, Institutional Grant Funding and Management
(212) 870-2523
Dorothy joined Barnard in 2011, bringing her experience as an executive in the for-profit and the non-profit sectors. Prior to completing her doctorate, Dorothy held three positions of increasing responsibility at New York University: Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at the Steinhardt School; Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for NYU's central Development office; and Executive Director, School Campaigns for the $3 billion campaign for NYU. In her earlier career, she was the Director of Corporate Relations at both Columbia Business School and the American Museum of Natural History, and completed major development consulting projects for the New York Botanical Garden and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as an independent consultant. She completed her doctorate in 2011; her dissertation research explored how professional women learn to speak up and negotiate on their own behalf in the work place.
Chris Johnson, MPP, PhD
Director of Sponsored Research
(212) 870-2524
Chris joined the Institutional Funding team at Barnard College in July 2013 after having worked for nine years at two of CUNY’s community colleges, where she helped secure and administer more than $20 million in grant funds to support research and academic programs, and helped launch several high-profile initiatives in areas such as undergraduate research and service learning. Prior to her work in higher education, Chris was engaged in program development, policy analysis, and grants administration with a variety of institutions including K-12 school districts, California’s court system, and a large hospital consortium in Los Angeles County. She has a master's degree in public policy from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


Mark Godwin, MPA
Associate Director, Institutional Funding
(212) 870-2525
Mark joined Barnard as the Associate Director of Institutional Giving in March 2014.  He brings to this role over nine years of experience in higher education fundraising. Most recently he headed up the corporate and foundation funding area at Pace University. Prior to that, he worked at New York University, where he served as a prospect researcher, a writer, and ultimately, as the assistant director of corporate and foundation relations, working primarily with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Mark started his career as a grant writer for arts organizations. He has a BA in English from Duke University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Wagner School at NYU.
Pamela Tuffley
Manager of Sponsored Research
(212) 870-2526
Pamela joined the Institutional Funding team in August 2016 with over ten years of experience securing funding for arts and educational institutions. She began her career at Primary Source as a program and grants associate, where she developed funding requests for professional development programs in global history for K-12 teachers, and coordinated the organization’s study tour program. Pamela has also held positions focusing on institutional giving at China Institute and the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Prior to her arrival at Barnard, Pamela served as institutional giving manager at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where she led the Museum’s research, proposal development, and grants administration efforts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from UMass Amherst.

Kari Steeves, MFA
Institutional Funding Research Officer
(212) 870-2527
Kari joined Barnard as Institutional Funding Research Officer in August 2017. Her background includes project management, website design and content development, and liaison between art historians, academics, and technical staff on projects for non-profits, including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently she managed a nationwide marketing and awareness-raising campaign for Refugee Kids, a documentary film. Kari holds a bachelor’s of art in humanities from Yale University and a master’s in fine art from Hunter College.