Office of the Provost Staff

Saskia Hamilton
Vice Provost

110 Milbank Hall

Saskia Hamilton was appointed Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Curriculum in July 2018. Her leadership responsibilities include managing faculty governance and curriculum. 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 serves as Chair of the Committee on Instruction and the Sub-Committee on Student Appeals. She manages projects that support curricular innovation and advises on programmatic initiatives. She also 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 as Professor of English she teaches courses in the history of poetry and poetry writing. She is also the director of Women Poets at Barnard. She has served as a member of such faculty committees as Faculty Governance and Procedures (of which she was co-chair), Appointments, Tenure, and Promotion, and Tenure Process Review Committee. She received her Ph.D. from the Editorial Institute at Boston University. 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 a new edition of Lowell’s The Dolphin: Two Versions, 1972, 1973. She is also the co-editor of Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. She is currently co-editing Efforts of Affection: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore. 

Leslie Cawley
Associate Provost for 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.

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.

Giorgio DiMauro
Dean, International and Global Strategy

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.

Monica Miller
Dean, Faculty Diversity and Development

214 Barnard 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.

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.

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

101 Milbank Hall

Bobby O’Rourke supports the Office of the Provost by assisting in budget development, processing financial transactions, and maintaining faculty records. He also provides administrative support for the Facuty Budget & Planning Committee (FBPC) and the Grants Committee. 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.