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

Award Grant Fellowship

Prof. Moncada's $40,000 ACLS fellowship will support a research project entitled "Social Resistance to Criminal Protection Rackets in Latin America."

Award Grant Fellowship

In December, 2017, and January, 2018, three members of Barnard's faculty were awarded research grants.

Award Grant Fellowship

Prof. Hawley's works Sur's Ocean and Surdas: Poet, Singer, Saint will each be honored with an award.


Prof. Marten writes about the possible effects, or lack thereof, of NATO expansion on US relations with Russia in the 1990s.