Provost's & Deans' Responsibilities

The provost has overall responsibility for all aspects
of the academic life at Wellesley College.

The responsibilities of the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College are distributed among the provost and the dean. These responsibilities outlined below are:  Major Areas of Responsibility, Department and Program Assignments, Committee Assignments, and Direct Reports.

  Andrew Shennan
Provost & Dean of the Colleges
Ann Velenchik
Dean of Academic Affairs
Major Areas of Responsibility Strategic planning
Institutional budget planning
Faculty appointments
Academic programs and budgets
Centers
Curricular matters:
instructional and academic development
academic innovation
instructional technology
institutional research
student learning and assessment
Department and Program Assignments
Africana Studies
Architecture
Art
Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS)
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
East Asian Languages and Cultures
East Asian Studies
English
French (and French Cultural Studies)
German (and German Studies)
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Music
Peace and Justice Studies
Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics
Russian (and Russian Area Studies)
South Asia Studies
Spanish
Theatre Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Astronomy (and Astrophysics)
Biological Chemistry
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Environmental Studies
Geosciences
History
International Relations
Mathematics
Media Arts and Sciences
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Quantitative Reasoning
Religion
Sociology
Women's and Gender Studies
Writing Program
Committee Assignments
Advisory Committee on Academic Staffing (ACAS)
Advisory Committee on Merit (chair)
Agenda Committee
Budget Advisory Committee
Committee on Faculty Appointments (chair)
Honor Code Hearing Review Panel
International Study Committee
 
Academic Review Board
Advisory Committee on Academic Staffing (ACAS)
Advisory Committee on Merit
Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (chair)
 Direct Reports
- Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion (Robbin Chapman)
- Associate Provost and Director of Strategic Growth (Nancy Coleman)
-Assistant Provost for Institutional Planning and Assessment (Pamela Taylor)
- Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs (Ruth Frommer)
- Assistant Provost for Operations and Budget (Beccah Sparkes)
- Building Director, Founders/Green (Eve Zimmerman)
- Building Director, PNW/Jewett (Phyllis McGibbon)
- Chief Information Officer and Associate Provost (Ravi Ravishanker)
- Clerk of the Commitee on Faculty Appointments (Jen Ellis)
- Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women (Layli Maparyan)
- Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (Bridget Belgiovine)
- Director of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center (Lisa Fischman)
- Director of International Studies (Jennifer Thomas-Starck)
- Director of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs (Joanne Murray)
-Director of the Newhouse Center for the Humanities (Anjali Prabhu)
- Director of the Office of Sponsored Research (Liz Demski)
- Director of the Science Center (Cathy Summa)
-Building Director, Knapp Social Sciences Center (Courtney Coile)
- Director of the Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center (Akila Weerapana)
-Faculty Director of the Child Study Center (Maureen Morgan)