Office of the Provost Staff


Leslie Cawley
Associate Provost, Budget and Planning

110 Milbank Hall

Leslie Cawley is responsible for faculty planning and budgeting for the Academic Affairs Division, working closely with department chairs and directors of academic centers and programs to set priorities and determine each unit’s financial needs. In addition, she works closely with College administrators and faculty members on a range of matters related to faculty affairs. She serves as a resource for information about faculty appointments, grants, leaves and promotions, and oversees the Academic Division finances, including sponsored research and external grants. She holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Yale University School of Management.

Giorgio DiMauro
Associate Provost, International Initiatives and Special Projects

101 Milbank Hall

Giorgio DiMauro’s role in the Office of the Provost is to enhance and broaden Barnard’s engagement with the world. He supports faculty interested in expanding their teaching and research to include global partners and perspectives, both internationally as well as through the rich global networks of New York City. He helps to organize and fund faculty-led programs abroad, negotiate agreements with international partners, and provide travel advice and emergency support for faculty abroad. Giorgio is the faculty liaison for the Fulbright Scholars Program and the Responsible Officer (RO) for all international scholars and faculty coming to Barnard, providing visa processing and local support. He also works closely with the President and the faculty on Barnard’s annual Global Symposium which, in conjunction with local partners and alumnae, addresses a global challenge in a particular world region. Giorgio comes to Barnard from Rutgers University, where he directed the Center for Global Education and taught in the Program for Russian and East European Languages and Literatures. Prior to that he worked in the Office of International Programs at Princeton and Harvard Universities. He holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University and an A.B. in Russian Literature from Reed College.

Saskia Hamilton
Vice Provost, Academic Programs and Curriculum

110 Milbank Hall

Saskia Hamilton was appointed Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Curriculum in July 2018. As faculty liaison to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, she works closely with the Faculty Governance and Procedures Committee and manages the Faculty Budget and Planning Committee. She also serves as Chair of the Committee on Instruction and the Sub-Committee on Student Appeals. She manages projects that support curricular innovation, advises on programmatic initiatives, helps coordinate academic planning and assessment, and oversees departmental Academic Program Reviews. She supervises the Provost's Office publications and website. 

Saskia joined the Barnard English Department in 2002, and teaches courses in the history of poetry and poetics, poets’ letters, and poetry writing. She is also the director of Women Poets at Barnard. She is the author of three collections of poetry, As for Dream, Divide These, and Corridor; the editor of The Letters of Robert Lowell, The Dolphin Letters: Elizabeth Hardwick and Robert Lowell, and The Dolphin: Two Versions, 1972, 1973. She is also the co-editor (with Thomas Travisano) of Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. She is currently co-editing (with Eleanor Chai) Efforts of Affection: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore. She received her Ph.D. from the Editorial Institute at Boston University. 

Reshmi Mukherjee
Vice Provost, Academic Research and Centers 

110 Milbank Hall

Reshmi Mukherjee is the Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Barnard College and the Vice Provost of Academic Research and Centers. She joined the Barnard faculty in 1997. Professor Mukherjee received her B.S. from Presidency College, University of Calcutta and her M.A., MPhil, and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. She was previously a postdoctoral research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and McGill University.

In addition to being a professor, she has served as chair of physics and astronomy at Barnard College. Professor Mukherjee's research interests are in high-energy astrophysics and astroparticle physics. She uses ground-based atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes to study galactic and extragalactic high-energy gamma-ray sources. She involved with the study of active galaxies, thought to be powered by super-massive black holes at their centers, and unidentified high-energy gamma-ray sources. 

One of her current projects is VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System), located in southern Arizona. VERITAS is a major ground-based gamma-ray observatory that enables the study of extragalactic and galactic high energy gamma-ray sources. The VERITAS collaboration uses an array of mirrors at night to detect the quick flashes of blue Cherenkov light that result from gamma-ray air showers. Until 2019, Mukherjee was the Spokesperson of VERITAS. Professor Mukherjee is the PI of the recently-awarded NSF grant to upgrade the camera of a novel high energy gamma ray telescope being developed in Arizona. Her research group has participation from several undergraduate students at Barnard College. 

As Vice Provost of Academic Research and Centers, Professor Mukherjee is a key faculty liaison to the Provost with leadership responsibility for managing internal and sponsored research grants and the Academic Centers in the Milstein Center, with secondary responsibility for faculty governance.  The Vice Provost, Academic Research and Centers is also responsible for advising and supporting the Provost on Barnard's long-term strategy for the research in sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts.  

Christopher Barthel
Associate Director, Faculty Support Services

110 Milbank Hall

Chris Barthel oversees the administration of faculty academic reviews and promotions and the post-award implementation of institutional grants. Reporting to the Provost, he is responsible for managing the administrative support necessary for the preparation of third-year reviews, tenure and promotion cases to the Advisory Committee on Appointments, Tenure, and Promotion (ATP) for all tenure-track, tenured, and full-time reviewed and renewable faculty, including coordination with faculty, departmental chairs, and departmental assistants. He also supports faculty with the administration of their external grants and fellowships, including compliance with policies of the College, Department of Labor, as well as Federal and other relevant agencies. He holds a B.A. in History and German Language and Literature from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in History from Brown University.

Monica L. Miller
Dean, Faculty Diversity and Development

214 Barnard Hall

Monica L. Miller was appointed Dean for Faculty Diversity and Development in July of 2018.  Her responsibilities include advancing the college’s diversity, inclusion, and equity agenda as it pertains to faculty hiring and development and the creation of a more inclusive and equitable community for the College.  The FDD Dean consults closely with the Provost and Committee on Faculty Budget and Planning on all faculty hiring and leads the Committee on Faculty Diversity and Development.  She collaborates and consults with the FDD Committee on initiatives such as New Faculty Orientation, the Faculty Mentoring program, faculty development and diversity seminars and workshops (including the Willen Seminars), and the Junior Faculty talks.  Serving ex officio on the Council for Diversity and Inclusion, she also provides leadership for other initiatives designed to support and advance the college’s recommendations from the recent Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion. Trained as a diversity and inclusion advocate within higher education through her experience in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF), which she entered as a college sophomore in 1989, her work on diversity, inclusion, and equity issues at Barnard include: long-time service as the Faculty Coordinator of Barnard’s MMUF program, service on the FDD Committee from its inception, and service on the Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.

Miller is Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies and has been at Barnard since 2000.  A specialist in contemporary African American and Afro-diasporic literature and cultural studies, she is the author of the book Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity, which was winner of the 2010 Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Prize for the best book in African American literature and culture and shortlisted for the 2010 Modernist Studies Association Book Prize.  A frequent commentator in the media and arts worlds, she teaches and writes about black literature, art, and performance, fashion cultures, and contemporary Black European culture and politics.  A grantee from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, she is currently at work on a new book project, Blackness Swedish Style: Race, Diaspora, and Belonging, which considers cultural production by the emerging black community in Sweden and its connection to black European identity formation and cultural/political movements.

Jeanette Drew 
Executive Assistant 

110 Milbank Hall

Sarah Greene
Program Manager, Barnard Teaches: Real Place + Digital Access

101 Milbank Hall

Sarah Greene manages Barnard Teaches: Real Place + Digital Access, a technology and place-based learning initiative made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She collaborates closely with Barnard faculty, administrators, and staff as well as partner institutions located in New York City. She is responsible for completing various administrative tasks, some of which include aiding in the preparation and execution of Barnard Teaches courses as well as providing support for summer internships at partner institutions. Sarah received her M.S. in Communications Design from Pratt Institute and has worked at the College since 2008.

Jane Holmes
Academic Budget Director

101 Milbank Hall

Jane Holmes is responsible for the planning and budgeting of the academic division of the College. In her role she works closely with department chairs and directors of programs and centers to assess and advocate for the financial needs of the academic division. Previously Jane worked as the Associate Director of International Affairs and Non-JD Programs at Fordham Law School, which followed her service in roles at Barnard including Senior Academic Affairs Coordinator in the Office of the Provost. Jane holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. 

LaShawn Keyser
Manager, Academic Affairs

101 Milbank Hall

LaShawn Keyser maintains curricular information for the online course catalogue and course management system and works with IMATS to manage the course evaluations process. She supports the Vice Provost in conducting Academic Program Reviews (APRs) and coordinating the Committee on Instruction (COI) and the COI Sub-Committee for Student Appeals. She also maintains Provost Office communications through the website, including Faculty News. She provides additional support for special projects as assigned by the Provost. LaShawn holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from University of Pittsburgh.

Elizabeth McKee
Assistant Office Manager

101 Milbank Hall

Liz McKee performs administrative and organizational tasks such as coordinating files for Faculty Conference Travel Grants, digitizing documents, and assisting with processes throughout the office. She tracks office purchasing and expenses, and she checks information on financial documents, revising where necessary. Liz also maintains the Executive Assistant and Office Manager position in Anne Debassac's absence.

Emma McMahon Murdock
Administrator, Curriculum Implentation and Special Projects

101 Milbank Hall

Emma McMahon Murdock supports all aspects of the College’s new curriculum implementation, collecting and distributing data, researching related topics, staffing the committees, and organizing activities connected to the implementation process. She also coordinates correspondence among and across sub-committees, and outreach to varied constituents, including faculty, staff, students, and peer institutions. Emma received her B.A. in English from Barnard College.

Robert O'Rourke
Associate Director, Academic Budget and Administrative Support

101 Milbank Hall

Bobby O’Rourke supports the Provost's Office by assisting in budget development, processing financial transactions, and maintaining faculty records. He also provides administrative support for the Grants Committee, and manages a number of the academic department assistants. Bobby received his A.A. in Liberal Studies from Union County College, his B.A. in English from Rutgers University, and his M.A. in Creative Writing and Literature for Educators from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Haley Schoeck
Coordinator, International Programs and Special Projects

101 Milbank Hall

Haley Schoeck supports international programs led by Barnard’s faculty and coordinates special projects, including the Global Symposium, that enhance the global experiences of the Barnard community. She also provides additional support for many of the College's elected and appointed faculty committees—including the Faculty Development and Diversity Committee (FDD)—and assists in organizing faculty elections. Haley is an alumna of Barnard College, class of 2016, with a double major in English and Film studies. She also holds an M.A. in Higher and Post-Secondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.