Office of the Provost Staff

Patricia D. Denison
Associate Provost

110 Milbank Hall

Patricia Denison was appointed Associate Provost in July 2014.  In this role, she provides leadership responsibility in managing faculty governance, grants, grievances, curriculum, and adjunct hiring.  As faculty liaison to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, she works closely with the Faculty Governance and Procedures Committee. She serves as Chair of the Committee on Instruction and the Faculty Grants Committee.  She also oversees Academic Program Reviews and serves as the Barnard College Research Integrity Officer.  She manages projects that support faculty development and curricular innovation, helps coordinate academic planning and assessment, and supervises the Provost's Office publications. 
Patricia joined the Barnard Department of English in 1990, and as Senior Lecturer in English and Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Drama and Theatre Arts, she teaches courses in dramatic literature and theatre studies.  She has served as Acting Director of the First-Year Seminar Program, Interim Chair of the Department of Theatre, member of committees such as Faculty Governance and Procedures, Faculty Advisory Council, Joint Faculty and Administrative Benefits Committee, and Chair of Faculty Finance and Resources Committee.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia; has published articles on Victorian drama, modern British drama and American drama; has edited a collection of essays, John Osborne: A Casebook; and is finishing her book: A. W. Pinero in Perspective: Victorian Theatre and Dramatic Modernism.

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.

Debra Minkoff
Dean, Faculty Diversity and Development

332D Milbank Hall

Debra Minkoff was appointed Dean for Faculty Diversity and Development in 2013. In this half-time position, she is responsible for supporting the increase of diversity among the faculty and expanding the College's support for faculty throughout their careers. Dean Minkoff serves as an important adviser on faculty search committees and works with faculty as they join the college as well as when they prepare for third-year and tenure reviews. Working with the Faculty Diversity and Development Committee, Dean Minkoff oversees new faculty orientation, the faculty mentor program, the junior faculty research talk series, the Willen seminar, and other initiatives undertaken to reach the goals of diversity and development.

Anne Debassac
Executive Assistant to the Provost and Office Manager

110 Milbank Hall

As Executive Assistant to the Provost, Anne Debassac facilitates all communication to and from the Provost’s Office and is the first point of contact for many. Anne is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Provost, which include managing the Provost’s calendar, correspondence, and travel arrangements. She also provides administrative support for the committees and meetings sponsored by the Provost. Anne received her bachelor's degree from Hunter College and is pursuing her master's at The Graduate Center at CUNY.

Joseph DeGuzman
Academic Coordinator, Curriculum Implementation

101 Milbank Hall

Joe DeGuzman supports all aspects of the College’s new curriculum implementation, collecting and distributing data, researching related topics, staffing the committees, and organizing activities connected to the implementation process. He also coordinates correspondence among and across sub-committees, and outreach to varied constituents, including faculty, staff, students, and peer institutions. Joe received his B.A. in English from Rutgers University and his M.A. in Writing Studies from Montclair State University.

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.

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.

Madeleine Welte
Coordinator, Academic Affairs

101 Milbank Hall

Madeleine Welte maintains Provost Office communications through the website, including Faculty News, and other publications. She supports the Associate 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 curricular information for the online course catalogue, works with IMATS to manage the course evaluations process, and oversees the implementation and use of Barnard's new Course Inventory Management (CIM) system. She provides additional support for special projects as assigned by the Provost. Madeleine holds a B.A. in English from Yale University.