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Kathleen Hagerty

Kathleen Hagerty

Provost

2-143 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-491-5117

nuprovost@northwestern.edu

Kathleen Hagerty became Provost on Sept. 1, 2020. She joined the Office of the Provost as Associate Provost for Faculty in August 2019, and previously served as Interim Dean of the Kellogg School of Management. Full bio.

Central Office Staff

Kayla Atkins

Kayla Atkins

Faculty Project Coordinator

1-119 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-7263
Kayla Atkins joined the Office of the Provost in January 2022. Kayla serves as the Faculty Project Coordinator, managing numerous faculty facing programming and events. Full bio.
Laura Cardimen

Laura Cardimen

Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Education

1-112 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-5884
laura.cardimen@northwestern.edu 

Laura joined the Office of the Provost in April 2019. Prior to joining the Office, Laura worked as a Communication Assistant for the Kellogg Center for Executive Women at Northwestern. Full bio.

Lorraine Cassis

Lorraine Cassis

Executive Assistant

1-112 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-5266
l-cassis@northwestern.edu

Lorraine joined the Office of the Provost in March 2018. Prior to joining the Office, Lorraine has served in other roles at Northwestern since 2010. Full bio.

Sumitrajit (Sumit) Dhar

Sumitrajit (Sumit) Dhar

Associate Provost for Faculty

1-110 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-491-8543
assoc-prov-faculty@northwestern.edu

Sumitrajit (Sumit) Dhar joined the Office of the Provost as Associate Provost for Faculty in February 2021. He was previously Associate Dean for Research at the School of Communication. Full bio.

Celina Flowers

Celina Flowers

Assistant Provost for Faculty

1-223 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-491-7041
c-flowers@northwestern.edu

Celina Flowers joined the Office of the Provost in December 2008. Full bio.

Mark John Francis

Mark John Francis

Associate Provost for Administration, Finance and Facilities

1-220 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-6826
mark.francis@northwestern.edu

Mark Francis, as Associate Provost for Operations and Facilities, is responsible for supporting and enhancing academic operations, work processes, resource allocation processes, and space/facilities planning and execution, both within the Office of the Provost and across the University. Full bio. 

Miriam Gamoran Sherin

Miriam Gamoran Sherin

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

1-114 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-491-7040
assoc-prov-undergrad@northwestern.edu

Miriam Gamoran Sherin assumed the role of Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education September 1, 2018. Sherin joined the Northwestern faculty in 1997 and has served in a number of leadership roles during her more than 20 years with the School of Education and Social Policy including Director of Undergraduate Education and Associate Dean for Teacher Education. Full bio.

Samantha Haevers

Samantha Haevers

Executive Assistant to the Provost

2-143 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-491-5117
Fax: 847-467-1630

samantha.haevers@northwestern.edu

Samantha Haevers is the Executive Assistant to the Provost of Northwestern University. She joined the Office of the Provost in January 2018. Full bio.

Mike Hines

Mike Hines

Director of Communications and Academic Initiatives

1-120 Crown, Evanston
Phone: 847-467-3227
mike.hines@northwestern.edu

Mike Hines is the inaugural Director of Communications and Academic Initiatives in the Office of the Provost. Full bio.

Joan M. Johnson

Joan M. Johnson

Director, Faculty

1-222 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-7565
joanmjohnson@northwestern.edu

Joan Marie Johnson joined the Office of the Provost in December, 2015. Full bio.

Jake Julia

Jake Julia

Vice Provost for Administration and Chief of Staff

2-147 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-491-2912
jjulia@northwestern.edu

Jake Julia was appointed Vice Provost for Administration and Chief of Staff on December 1, 2017. Full bio.

Roma Khanna

Roma Khanna

Associate Provost for Strategy and Policy

1-118 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-5317
roma.khanna@northwestern.edu

Roma Khanna leads a range of efforts aimed at ensuring the University has an effective set of strategies and policies to serve faculty, students, and staff. Full bio.

Paulina Kijek

Paulina Kijek

Manager, Administration and Finance

1-209B Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-491-8783
paulina.kijek@northwestern.edu

Paulina Kijek joined the Office of the Provost in January 2020. She serves as the Manager for Administration and Finance, supporting business operations for the Office of the Provost and reporting units. Full bio.

Madison Pintér

Madison Pintér

Administrative Assistant, Administration and Finance

1-208B Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-491-2737
madison.pinter@northwestern.edu

Madison Pintér joined the Office of the Provost in November 2021 and serves as the Administrative Assistant for Administration and Finance. Madison supports the business operations of the Office of the Provost, including budgetary and financial planning, human resources, and IT administration. Full bio.

Jenny Puchtel

Jenny Puchtel

Assistant Provost for Administration and Finance

1-211 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-491-3481
jpuchtel@northwestern.edu

Jenny Puchtel currently serves as Assistant Provost for Administration and Finance. In this role, Jenny oversees business operations for the Office of the Provost, including finance, budget, and human resources. Full bio.

Mearah Quinn-Brauner

Mearah Quinn-Brauner

Director for Strategy and Policy

1-112 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-5895
mearah@northwestern.edu

Mearah Quinn-Brauner is the Director for Strategy and Policy within the Office of the Provost. Prior to joining the Office, Mearah served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice Provost in Emory University’s Office of the Provost. Full bio.

Alex Rot

Alex Rot

Assistant Provost, Faculty Operations

1-225 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-4127
alex.rot@northwestern.edu

Alex Rot is the Senior Director of Faculty Operations within the Office of the Provost at Northwestern University.  Full bio.

Lee West

Lee West

Director, Undergraduate Education

1-226 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-6323
leewest@northwestern.edu

Lee West joined the Office of the Provost in December 2016. Prior to Lee's arrival at Northwestern, she was a Senior Associate Director for Stanford Introductory Studies. Full bio.

Brad Zakarin

Brad Zakarin

Director, Academic Initiatives

1-124 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-1044
b-zakarin@northwestern.edu
Brad Zakarin joined the Office of the Provost in March 2022. Full bio.

Reporting Unit Staff

Jasmine Gurneau

Jasmine Gurneau

Director, Native American and Indigenous Affairs

1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 5-200, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-6368
jasmine.gurneau@northwestern.edu

Jasmine joined the Office of the Provost in September 2017. Jasmine previously served as the Assistant Director - Native American Content Expert for Multicultural Student Affairs and Undergraduate Admission at Northwestern. Full bio.

Marianna Kepka

Marianna Kepka

Associate Vice President for Organizational Strategy and Change

1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 2-206, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-491-8548
m-kepka@northwestern.edu

Marianna Kepka joined the Office of the Provost in August 2008 after working for a higher education consulting company. Full bio.

Louie Lainez

Louie Lainez

Manager, Diversity and Inclusion

1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 5-200, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-5197

Louie joined the Office of the Provost in December 2018 and serves as the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Full bio.

Alicia Löffler

Alicia Löffler

Associate Provost for Innovation and New Ventures

1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 5-504, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-2097

Alicia Löffler was named Associate Provost for Innovation and New Ventures in April 2014, while still retaining her position as Associate Vice President of Research. Full bio on the INVO website.

Michelle Manno

Michelle Manno

Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

1800 Sherman Ave., Suite 5200, Evanston Campus
Michelle Manno is the Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Manno provides strategic and tactical support on critical activities for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Full bio.
Kelly Mayo

Kelly Mayo

Associate Provost for Graduate Education

The Graduate School, 1-539
Phone: 847-491-8502
tgsdean@northwestern.edu

Kelly E. Mayo, PhD, joined The Graduate School in Spring 2020 as the Interim Dean and Interim Associate Provost for Graduate Education. He was appointed the permanent role on May 1, 2021. Full bio on The Graduate School website.

Robin R. Means Coleman

Robin R. Means Coleman

Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

1800 Sherman Avenue, 5-203, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-3488
rrmc@northwestern.edu

Robin R. Means Coleman joined the Office of the Provost as Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer in February 2021. She is responsible for leading and coordinating efforts to create a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all Northwestern community members. Full bio on the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion website.

Leona Quist

Leona Quist

Executive Assistant, Diversity and Inclusion

1800 Sherman Ave., Suite 5200, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-467-3488
leona.quist@northwestern.edu
Leona Quist is the Executive Assistant for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, she directly supports the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. Full bio.
Annelise Riles

Annelise Riles

Associate Provost for Global Affairs and Executive Director of the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

1800 Sherman Avenue, 3-030, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847-491-4481
annelise.riles@northwestern.edu

Annelise Riles began her tenure as the Associate Provost for Global Affairs and Executive Director of Northwestern Buffett in September 2018. As such, she is helping develop the University’s global strategy and creating avenues for collaboration that will address critical global challenges. Full bio on the Buffett Institute website.