Office of the 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, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women.  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

Honors and Other News, Journal

Prof. Etengoff published an article in the Journal of Homosexuality in April 2016.


The article has been published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a top chemistry journal.

Honors and Other News

Prof. Autesserre reflects on the difficulty of collecting information in areas of war, and the potential bias present.

Honors and Other News, Book

Feeding Gotham analyzes food markets in New York City from early America to the Civil War.