Institutional Funding & Sponsored Research Staff
Dorothy Weaver, MBA, EdD
Executive Director, Institutional Grant Funding and Management
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.
Mark Godwin, MPA
Director, Sponsored Research
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.
Associate Director, Sponsored Research
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
Manager, Institutional Funding
Kari began in Institutional Funding and Sponsored Research in August 2017. Previously, she worked as a consultant on website and content development for non-profits, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, El Museo del Barrio, and Art Education for the Blind. She often served as project manager and liaison between academics, administrators, and technical staff. 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.
Liane Carlson, MA, MPhil, PhD
Research Officer, Institutional Funding
Liane joined Institutional Funding and Sponsored Research in September 2019. She brings over ten years of experience successfully writing grant and fellowship applications for her own research, during which time she secured funding from the Fulbright Association, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program, American Association of University Women, and the Henry Luce Foundation, among others. Prior to joining Barnard, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and New York University. She holds a BA in Religion from Washington and Lee University, as well as an MA, an MPhil, and a PhD in Religion from Columbia University.