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Letter from the Provost

 
The University of Chicago is a place with a very clear sense of itself; it is defined by a singular pursuit of academic excellence. This excellence is manifested by creating knowledge that redefines fields and delivering an education that transforms students, and it is pursued across every mode of inquiry – from medicine to philosophy, from shaping policy and economics to understanding the origins of life and the universe. A foundational commitment to rigorous inquiry, free expression, and building a community comprised of diverse perspectives, experiences, and viewpoints creates the environment where academic excellence can flourish.
 
The role of the Provost is to ensure that these values, this singular pursuit of excellence, guide day-to-day decision making. At a practical level, the Office of the Provost is the place where academic ambitions meet the realities of resource constraints, where trade-offs must be made, and where the integrity of our academic values must be upheld. Simultaneously advancing the academic eminence and financial capacity is not always an easy task, but is critical to ensuring the University’s continued distinction.
 
As Provost, I am pleased to work with faculty, staff, Deans and the University’s leadership to ensure that the values that have defined our University since its founding continue to govern its daily life.
 
Daniel Diermeier
Provost
Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe

Vice Provost
(773) 702-7857
Assistant: Ashley Alvarado
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Somaiyya Ahmad

Associate Director
(773) 702-9798
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Ashley Alvarado

Executive Assistant to Daniel Abebe
Blair Archambeau

Blair Archambeau

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8813
Sherine Badawi Walton

Sherine Badawi Walton

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

Lori Berko

Chief of Staff to the Provost & Special Assistant to the President
(773) 702-7958
Assistant: Tamara L. Smith
(773) 702-0628
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Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254
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
Assistant: Katie Hill
(773) 702-7783
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Daniel Diermeier

Provost
(773) 702-8810
Assistant: Rachel Kurth
(773) 702-8825
Regina Dixon-Reeves

Regina Dixon-Reeves

Assistant Provost
(773) 702-3557
Assistant: Sarah Willis
(773) 795-5432
Mike Franklin

Michael Franklin

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

Associate Provost
(773) 702-0790
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
Maris García

Maris García

Design Lead for Diversity and Inclusion
(773) 834-4976
Melissa Gilliam

Melissa Gilliam

Vice Provost
(773) 795-5432
Assistant: Sarah Willis
(773) 795-5432
Ingrid Gould

Ingrid Gould

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

Melina Hale

Vice Provost
(773) 702-2102
Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins

Vice Provost
(773) 702-6490
Wu Hung

Wu Hung

Special Advisor to the Provost for the Arts
(773) 702-0274
Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Associate Director of Provost Communications
(773) 834-4538
Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan

Director of Provost Budget Planning
(773) 702-9672
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Kara Kuligowski

Assistant Director
(773) 702-4516
Rachel Kurth

Rachel Kurth

Executive Assistant to Daniel Diermeier
(773) 702-8825
Ka Yee Lee

Ka Yee Lee

Vice Provost for Research
(773) 702-7068
Assistant: Cindy Sullivan
(773) 702-9476
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
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Cassandra Martynow

Associate Director
(773) 702-0098
Jason Merchant

Jason Merchant

Vice Provost
(773) 702-8523
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
Nicki Nabasny

Nicki Nabasny

Associate Provost for Special Projects & Executive Director of Communications
(773) 702-5628
Tiana Pyer-Pereira

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) 702-5354
Assistant: Jon Putnam
(773) 702-7770
Maria Romanucci

Maria Romanucci

Director, Administration & Operations in the Offices of the President and Provost
(773) 702-8815
Assistant: Sidra Malik
(773) 702-9809
Marco Serrato

Marco Serrato

Associate Provost
(773) 702-2341
Assistant: Olivia Castillo
(773) 834-2957
Emily Shen

Emily Shen

Project Coordinator/Lawrence A. Kimpton Fellow
(773) 702-7482
Dillan Siegler

Dillan Siegler

Associate Provost
(773) 834-4415
Assistant: Kara Kuligowski
(773) 702-4516
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Tamara L. Smith

Assistant Director
(773) 702-0628
Katrina Spencer

Katrina Spencer

Associate Vice President for Finance & Budget Director
(773) 702-1224
Bala Srinivasan

Bala Srinivasan

Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, and Strategy, Chief International Officer & Deputy Provost
(773) 795-2901
Assistant: Alison Teague
(773) 834-8453
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

Sarah Willis

Events and Administrative Planner
(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
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

Administrative Modernization

Cassandra Martynow

Associate Director
(773) 702-0098

Campus and Student Life

Michele Rasmussen

Dean of Students in the University
(773) 702-5354
Assistant: Jon Putnam
(773) 702-7770

Communications

Ashley Johnson

Associate Director of Provost Communications
(773) 834-4538

Nicki Nabasny

Associate Provost for Special Projects & Executive Director of Communications
(773) 702-5628

Diversity and Inclusion

Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Associate Director
(773) 702-6015

Sarah Willis

Events and Administrative Planner
(773) 795-5432

Emeriti Faculty

Cassandra Martynow

Associate Director
(773) 702-0098

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

Faculty Recruitment

Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254

Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Associate Director
(773) 702-6015

General Inquiries

Somaiyya Ahmad

Associate Director
(773) 702-9798

Graduate Education

Nicki Nabasny

Associate Provost for Special Projects & Executive Director of Communications
(773) 702-5628

Non-Traditional Education

Marco Serrato

Associate Provost
(773) 702-2341
Assistant: Olivia Castillo
(773) 834-2957

Budget, Operations, and HR

Somaiyya Ahmad

Associate Director
(773) 702-9798

Lori Berko

Chief of Staff to the Provost & Special Assistant to the President
(773) 702-7958
Assistant: Tamara L. Smith
(773) 702-0628

Mark Kaplan

Director of Provost Budget Planning
(773) 702-9672

Post Doctoral Scholars

Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254

Space and Capital Planning

Blair Archambeau

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8813

UChicago Global

Bala Srinivasan

Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, and Strategy, Chief International Officer & Deputy Provost
(773) 795-2901
Assistant: Alison Teague
(773) 834-8453

University Budget

Katrina Spencer

Associate Vice President for Finance & Budget Director
(773) 702-1224

University Research Administration

Ka Yee Lee

Vice Provost for Research
(773) 702-7068
Assistant: Cindy Sullivan
(773) 702-9476