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Letter from the Provost

The University of Chicago is defined by a deep commitment to open and rigorous inquiry, free expression, and a singular pursuit of excellence. This excellence is manifested in our desire to push the frontiers of knowledge, our faculty’s ability to create field-defining research, and our commitment to providing a transformative education. This pursuit of academic excellence is found across every mode of inquiry – from the arts to medicine, from understanding the universe to shaping policy and economics, from philosophy to addressing challenges of urban life. This is reflected across all our academic programs and is enhanced through a foundational commitment to building a community of people with diverse perspectives, experiences, and viewpoints.

As Provost, it is my role to uphold these enduring values that define our University, and to ensure that they continue to guide our work to support the scholarship of the faculty and advance the University’s academic eminence and educational mission.

It is a privilege to support this University as Provost, and to work with faculty, staff, students, Deans, and University leaders to continue building our intellectual community.

Ka Yee C. Lee
Provost

Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe

Vice Provost
(773) 702-7857
For Scheduling: Hilda De Peder
(773) 834-3250
Somaiyya Ahmad by Erielle Bakkum Photography

Somaiyya Ahmad

Director of Operations
(773) 702-9798
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Trieste Anderson

Administrative Assistant
(773) 795-0779
Blair Archambeau

Blair Archambeau

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8813
For Scheduling: Trieste Anderson
(773) 795-0779
Sherine Badawi Walton

Sherine Badawi Walton

Senior Associate Director, Faculty Awards and Recognition & Special Projects
(773) 702-2085
Paul Castellucci

Paul Castellucci

Associate Provost and University Budget Director
(773) 702-1224
For Scheduling: Norma R. de Yagcier
(773) 834-9382
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Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254
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Geraldine Cole-Heard

Office Assistant
(773) 834-9423
Bridget Collier

Bridget Collier

Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs

Title IX Coordinator for the University
Affirmative Action Officer
Section 504/ADA Coordinator

(773) 702-5671
For Scheduling: Katie Hill
(773) 702-7783
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Hilda De Peder

Executive Assistant to Daniel Abebe and Dillan Siegler
(773) 834-3250
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Norma R. de Yagcier

Executive Assistant to Paul Castellucci and Waldo Johnson, Jr.
(773) 834-9382
Victoria Flores by Erielle Bakkum Photography

Victoria Flores

Associate Director
(773) 702-1468
Mike Franklin

Michael Franklin

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Computation and Data Science
(773) 702-6320
Stephen Gabel picture

Stephen Gabel

Associate Provost
(773) 702-0790
For Scheduling: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
Ingrid Gould by Erielle Bakkum Photography

Ingrid Gould

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8846
For Scheduling: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
William Greenland

William Greenland

Assistant Provost for Institutional Analysis
(773) 702-7433
Melina Hale

Melina Hale

Vice Provost
(773) 702-2102
For Scheduling: Trieste Anderson
(773) 795-0779
Ozge Hemmat by Erielle Bakkum Photography

A. Özge Koçak Hemmat

Associate Director
(773) 702-0098
Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins

Vice Provost
(773) 702-6490
For Scheduling: Trieste Anderson
(773) 795-0779
Wu Hung

Wu Hung

Special Advisor to the Provost for the Arts in Asia
(773) 702-0274
Brenda Johnson

Brenda Johnson

Senior Advisor to the Provost for the Library
Waldo Johnson Jr.

Waldo E. Johnson, Jr.

Vice Provost
For Scheduling: Norma R. de Yagcier
(773) 834-9382
Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan

Director of Provost Budget Planning
(773) 702-9672
Young-Kee Kim

Young-Kee Kim

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Global Scientific Initiatives
(773) 702-7006
Karen Kim Photo by Eddie Quinones

Karen E. Kim

Vice Provost for Research
(773) 702-3149
For Scheduling: Amber Leslie
(773) 834-9475
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Kara Kuligowski

Assistant Director
(773) 702-4516
Ka Yee Lee

Ka Yee C. Lee

Provost
David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor
(773) 702-8810
For Scheduling: Suzanne Mitchell
(773) 702-8825
David J. Levin

David J. Levin

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Arts
(773) 702-8532
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Christine Marrie

Assistant Director
(773) 702-8817
Jason Merchant

Jason Merchant

Vice Provost
(773) 702-8523
For Scheduling: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
Bill Michel picture

Bill Michel

Associate Provost & Executive Director of UChicago Arts and the Logan Center
(773) 702-2673
Suzy Mitchell by Erielle Bakkum Photography

Suzanne Mitchell

Executive Assistant to the Provost
(773) 702-8825
Beth Niestat by Erielle Bakkum Photography

Beth Niestat

Assistant Provost & Executive Director, UChicagoGRAD Administration and Policy
(773) 702-9018
Brooke Noonan by Erielle Bakkum Photography

Brooke Noonan

Assistant Provost & Executive Director, UChicagoGRAD Experience
(773) 702-0871
Nipam Patel

Nipam Patel

Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory
(508) 289-7300
For Scheduling: Sarah Mileikis
(508) 289-7300
Tiana Pyer-Pereira by Erielle Bakkum Photography

Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Associate Director
(773) 702-6015
Ravi Randhava

Ravi Randhava

Assistant Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Identity + Inclusion
(773) 702-7774
Michele Rasmussen

Michele Rasmussen

Dean of Students in the University
(773) 702-7770
For Scheduling: Jon Putnam
(773) 702-7770
Melissa Sherwin

Melissa Sherwin

Director of Provost Communications
(773) 702-6171
Neil H. Shubin

Neil H. Shubin

Special Advisor to the Provost for the Life Sciences
(773) 834-7472
Dillan Siegler

Dillan Siegler

Associate Provost
(773) 834-4415
For Scheduling: Hilda De Peder
(773) 834-3250
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Tamara L. Smith

Assistant Director
(773) 702-0628
Geertrui M. Spaepen

Geertrui M. Spaepen

Chief of Staff
(773) 702-8925
For Scheduling: Tamara L. Smith
(773) 702-0628
Philip F. Venticinque

Philip Venticinque

Assistant Provost
(773) 702-0024
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Carol E. Wilinski

Secretary of the Faculties
(773) 702-0112
Sarah Willis by Erielle Bakkum Photography

Sarah Willis

Event and Program Manager
(773) 795-5432
Dali Yang

Dali L. Yang

Senior Advisor to the President and the Provost on Global Initiatives

William Claude Reavis Professor in the Department of Political Science and the College

(773) 702-8054
Elena Zinchenko

Elena Zinchenko

Assistant Provost for Research
(773) 702-7158
Laurie Zoloth

Laurie Zoloth

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Programs on Social Ethics

Academic Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure

Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254

Academic Policies

Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254

Ingrid Gould

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8846
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254

Administrative Modernization

Melina Hale

Vice Provost
(773) 702-2102
Assistant: Trieste Anderson
(773) 795-0779

A. Özge Koçak Hemmat

Associate Director
(773) 702-0098

Arts

David J. Levin

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Arts
(773) 702-8532

Bill Michel

Associate Provost & Executive Director of UChicago Arts and the Logan Center
(773) 702-2673

Budget, Operations, and HR

Somaiyya Ahmad

Director of Operations
(773) 702-9798

Geraldine Cole-Heard

Office Assistant
(773) 834-9423

Mark Kaplan

Director of Provost Budget Planning
(773) 702-9672

Geertrui M. Spaepen

Chief of Staff
(773) 702-8925
Assistant: Tamara L. Smith
(773) 702-0628

Campus and Student Life

Michele Rasmussen

Dean of Students in the University
(773) 702-7770
Assistant: Jon Putnam
(773) 702-7770

Communications

Melissa Sherwin

Director of Provost Communications
(773) 702-6171

Geertrui M. Spaepen

Chief of Staff
(773) 702-8925
Assistant: Tamara L. Smith
(773) 702-0628

Diversity and Inclusion

Norma R. de Yagcier

Executive Assistant to Paul Castellucci and Waldo Johnson, Jr.
(773) 834-9382

Victoria Flores

Associate Director
(773) 702-1468

Waldo E. Johnson, Jr.

Vice Provost
Assistant: Norma R. de Yagcier
(773) 834-9382

Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Associate Director
(773) 702-6015

Sarah Willis

Event and Program Manager
(773) 795-5432

Emeriti Faculty

Philip Venticinque

Assistant Provost
(773) 702-0024

Equal Opportunity Programs

Bridget Collier

Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs

Title IX Coordinator for the University
Affirmative Action Officer
Section 504/ADA Coordinator

(773) 702-5671
Assistant: Katie Hill
(773) 702-7783

Faculty Governance

Carol E. Wilinski

Secretary of the Faculties
(773) 702-0112

Faculty Life (resources, dual career, childcare, K-12 education, and housing support)

Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254

Liv Leader

Director of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation
(773) 702-0076

Faculty Recruitment

Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254

Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Associate Director
(773) 702-6015

General Inquiries

Somaiyya Ahmad

Director of Operations
(773) 702-9798

Graduate Education

Beth Niestat

Assistant Provost & Executive Director, UChicagoGRAD Administration and Policy
(773) 702-9018

Brooke Noonan

Assistant Provost & Executive Director, UChicagoGRAD Experience
(773) 702-0871

Institutional Analysis

William Greenland

Assistant Provost for Institutional Analysis
(773) 702-7433

Non-Traditional Education

Daniel Abebe

Vice Provost
(773) 702-7857
Assistant: Hilda De Peder
(773) 834-3250

Post Doctoral Scholars

Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254

Space and Capital Planning

Blair Archambeau

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8813
Assistant: Trieste Anderson
(773) 795-0779

UChicago ECo

Melina Hale

Vice Provost
(773) 702-2102
Assistant: Trieste Anderson
(773) 795-0779

A. Özge Koçak Hemmat

Associate Director
(773) 702-0098

UChicago Laboratory Schools

Dillan Siegler

Associate Provost
(773) 834-4415
Assistant: Hilda De Peder
(773) 834-3250

University Budget

Paul Castellucci

Associate Provost and University Budget Director
(773) 702-1224
Assistant: Norma R. de Yagcier
(773) 834-9382

Norma R. de Yagcier

Executive Assistant to Paul Castellucci and Waldo Johnson, Jr.
(773) 834-9382

University Research Administration

Karen E. Kim

Vice Provost for Research
(773) 702-3149
Assistant: Amber Leslie
(773) 834-9475

Elena Zinchenko

Assistant Provost for Research
(773) 702-7158