Office of the Provost & Dean of the Faculty

The Provost and the Dean of the Faculty is the College's chief academic officer and carries out responsibilities central to the performance of the College's mission, ensuring that the liberal arts education offered to its undergraduates meets the highest standards of quality. To this end, the Office of the Provost serves the Barnard faculty and supports their excellence in scholarship, teaching, service, and governance.

The Provost is responsible for the development and administration of all instructional programs, academic affairs, and academic policies of the College. She oversees forty academic departments and programs, the Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (BLAIS), and the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW).  She also recommends to the Barnard President all nominations for appointment to the Faculty, and develops and implements the academic budget. In addition, the Provost is the academic liaison with appropriate counterparts at Columbia University.


Recent Faculty News


Prof. Reagan writes on Fornés' distinctive aesthetic in a theatre history piece published in American Theatre.


Ron Briggs, Associate Professor of Spanish & Latin American Cultures, will publish his second book The Moral Electricity of Print: Transatlantic Education and the Lima Women's Circuit, 1876-1910 on July 18, 2017.

Award Grant Fellowship, General

Barnard College presented the exceptional faculty with awards to honor their commitment to teaching and research.


The volume, which is edited and introduced by Prof. Alberro, has been published by the MIT Press.

Honors and Other News, Book

Prof. Postlewate's translation of Joseph by Marie-Hélène Lafon is the first English-language translation of Lafon's work.