Kimberly Wright Cassidy, Provost and Professor of Psychology
Office: Taylor 103
The Provost is the College's chief academic officer. She is a member of the President's Cabinet and reports to the President.
All academic departments and programs report to the Provost, as do theOffice of Sponsored Research and Athletics and Physical Education. Working with the President, the Committee on Appointments, and--as appropriate--the Deans of the College, the Provost is responsible for the hiring of new faculty members and the review, reappointment and promotion of faculty members. The Provost convenes the Council on Institutional Priorities (CIP), which has appointed representatives from the student bodies, faculty, administration and staff.
The Assistant to the Provost maintains Provost’s Calendar and operations of Provost’s Office. She supports all personnel matters handled by the Provost’s Office. She coordinates External and Bi-Co Program Reviews. She also supports the Chair of the Faculty as needed.
The Assistant Provost for Administration performs budget administration for academic division. This roles supports academic departments and programs in the hiring of interim faculty and post-doctoral fellows and manages appointment processes for exchange faculty, and other affiliates with faculty status. The Assistant Provost is also works with Foundation and Corporate Programs on institutional grants, supports the Flexner Lectureship and coordinates monthly Emeritus programs.
Sabree Barnes, Faculty Affairs Associate
Office: Taylor 104
Telephone: 610-526-5215 (direct)
The Faculty Affairs Associate works with the Assistant Provost. She administers the Faculty Sabbatical and Professional Development Leaves program and the Faculty Travel Pool. She also manages the appointment processes for Research Associates, the invitation of International Guests, coordinates Faculty Professional Development activities, maintains the Faculty Curricula Vitae (CVs), the Faculty Expertise Database, and is the project manager for the Provost's area's IS projects.
The Faculty Appointments Coordinator is responsible for coordinating for College-wide Faculty Searches. She supports and processes Appointments and Reviews of tenure-track, tenured, and continuing non-tenure track faculty. She also supports the Committee on Appointments and the Committee on Academic Priorities (CAP).
Sarah Theobald, Academic Program Administrator
Office: Taylor 104
Telephone: 610-526-5509 (direct)
The Academic Program Administrator coordinates the College's 360 course clusters, coordinates the College's Science Posse program, adminsters the annual Balch Lecture, and supports other innovative academic initiatives.
Nona Smith, Director of Sponsored Research
Office: Taylor 109
Telephone: 610-526-5298 (direct)
The Director of Sponsored Research oversees the operations of the Office of Sponsored Research and is the authorized signer for all external grant applications requiring institutional authorization. She supports faculty on both pre-award and post-award sides. She sets-up and manages start-up funds and all internal research accounts. She manages internal grants awarded by the Committee on Faculty Awards and Grants.
The Post-Award Grants Associate receives and processes Faculty research reimbursements (TT and CNTT) from the Faculty Research Pool. She supports the Provost and works closely with the Assistant Provost for the administration and coordination of several externally-funded projects for the academic division of the College.
Jennifer Spohrer, Coordinator for Academic Technology Initiatives
Office: Taylor 208
Telephone: 610-526-7636 (direct)
The Coordinator for Academic Technology Initiatives assists the Provost and the faculty with researching and implementing educational and research technologies. She works closely with the Research Support and Educational Technology group in Information Services.
The Sponsored Programs Associate supports the work of the Director of Office of Sponsored Research and the Director of Foundation and Corporate Programs. He assists faculty and staff in targeting sources of external funding and assists faculty and staff in proposal development and submission. He gathers information on grant funded activities and writes reports to institutional funders. He also participates in grants compliance activities.
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