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Message from the Provost

 
The University of Chicago is deeply committed to rigorous inquiry, freedom of expression, and diversity of perspectives. Our scholars push disciplinary boundaries to shape and define fields, generating impactful research that helps us address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. We also deliver a transformative educational experience to our students and benefit from their rich contributions to our academic community.
 
As provost, I strive to uphold the University’s core values to advance the academic eminence of our institution and its scholars. The Office of the Provost aids in this work by providing the infrastructure and resources needed to support our exceptional academic and research programs.
 
It is a privilege to serve as provost and collaborate with faculty, deans, students, staff, and University leadership to advance our shared pursuit of academic excellence across all modes of inquiry.
 
Katherine Baicker
Provost
Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Governance
(773) 702-7857
For Scheduling: Hilda De Peder
(773) 834-3250
Erin Adams

Erin J. Adams

Vice Provost for Research
(772) 702-3109
For Scheduling: Aurora Parra
(773) 834-9475
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Somaiyya Ahmad

Director of Operations
(773) 702-9798
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Trieste Anderson

Administrative Assistant
(773) 795-0779
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Blair Archambeau

Senior Associate Provost
(773) 702-8813
For Scheduling: Trieste Anderson
(773) 795-0779
Katherine Baicker

Katherine Baicker

Provost
Emmett Dedmon Professor
For Scheduling: Susan Rushford
(773) 702-8825
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Brooke Carrell

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

Paul Castellucci

Associate Vice President 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
Geraldine Cole-Heard

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: Nancy Newell
(773) 702-4701
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Hilda De Peder

Executive Assistant to Daniel Abebe and Katherine D. Kinzler
(773) 834-3250
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Norma R. de Yagcier

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

Associate Director
(773) 702-1468
Michael Franklin

Michael Franklin

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Computation and Data Science
(773) 702-1493
Jim Furman

Jim S. Furman

Associate Provost
(773) 702-2674
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Ingrid Gould

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

William Greenland

Assistant Provost for Institutional Analysis
(773) 702-7433
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Michelle Hoereth

Assistant Provost
(773) 795-3650
Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins

Vice Provost for Research Infrastructure
(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
Jeff Jackson

Jeff Jackson

Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs
(773) 702-0024
Waldo Johnson Jr.

Waldo E. Johnson, Jr.

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
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

Special Advisor to the Provost
(773) 702-7006
Katherine D. Kinzler

Katherine D. Kinzler

Vice Provost for Academic Career Advancement
(773) 702-0710
For Scheduling: Hilda De Peder
(773) 834-3250
Stacy Lindau

Stacy Lindau

Special Advisor to the Provost
(773) 834-8986
Catriona MacLeod

Catriona MacLeod

Vice Provost for the Arts
(773) 702-2301
For Scheduling: Aurora Parra
(773) 834-9475
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Christine Marrie

Assistant Director
(773) 702-8817
Jason Merchant

Jason Merchant

Vice Provost for Academic Appointments and Graduate Education
(773) 702-8523
For Scheduling: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
Mario Moreno Zepeda

Mario Moreno Zepeda

Chief of Staff
(773) 702-8214
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Beth Niestat

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

Nipam Patel

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

Associate Director
(773) 702-6015
Benjamin Ransom

Benjamin Ransom

Communications Specialist
(773) 937-5039
Michele Rasmussen

Michele Rasmussen

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

Katheryn Rotthoff

Academic Affairs and Human Resources Specialist
(773) 702-8816
Sue Rushford

Susan Rushford

Executive Assistant to the Provost
(773) 702-8825
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
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Dillan Siegler

Associate Provost
(773) 834-4415
For Scheduling: Trieste Anderson
(773) 795-0779
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Tamara L. Smith

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

Geertrui M. Spaepen

Associate Provost for Operations and Initiatives
(773) 702-8925
For Scheduling: Tamara L. Smith
(773) 702-0628
Michael Tessel

Michael Tessel

Assistant Provost
(773) 702-0790
Jonathan Trotter

Jonathan Trotter

Assistant Director, Faculty Recognition and Awards
(773) 702-3557
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Carol E. Wilinski

Secretary of the Faculties
(773) 702-0112
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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

Academic Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure

Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254

Jeff Jackson

Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs
(773) 702-0024

Christine Marrie

Assistant Director
(773) 702-8817

Academic Policies

Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254

Ingrid Gould

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

Arts

Catriona MacLeod

Vice Provost for the Arts
(773) 702-2301
Assistant: Aurora Parra
(773) 834-9475

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

Katheryn Rotthoff

Academic Affairs and Human Resources Specialist
(773) 702-8816

Geertrui M. Spaepen

Associate Provost for Operations and Initiatives
(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

Benjamin Ransom

Communications Specialist
(773) 937-5039

Melissa Sherwin

Director of Provost Communications
(773) 702-6171

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

Michelle Hoereth

Assistant Provost
(773) 795-3650

Waldo E. Johnson, Jr.

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
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

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: Nancy Newell
(773) 702-4701

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

Brooke Carrell

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

Beth Niestat

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

Institutional Analysis

William Greenland

Assistant Provost for Institutional Analysis
(773) 702-7433

Non-Traditional Education

Daniel Abebe

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Governance
(773) 702-7857
Assistant: Hilda De Peder
(773) 834-3250

Dillan Siegler

Associate Provost
(773) 834-4415
Assistant: Trieste Anderson
(773) 795-0779

Postdoctoral Researchers

Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254

Christine Marrie

Assistant Director
(773) 702-8817

Space and Capital Planning

Blair Archambeau

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

UChicago Laboratory Schools

Dillan Siegler

Associate Provost
(773) 834-4415
Assistant: Trieste Anderson
(773) 795-0779

University Budget

Paul Castellucci

Associate Vice President 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

Erin J. Adams

Vice Provost for Research
(772) 702-3109
Assistant: Aurora Parra
(773) 834-9475

Workday Academic Matters

Christine Marrie

Assistant Director
(773) 702-8817

Katheryn Rotthoff

Academic Affairs and Human Resources Specialist
(773) 702-8816