Dean of the Faculty

Our Staff

Meet the leadership and staff in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

  • Leah VanWey

    Leah VanWey

    Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Environment and Society and Sociology

    Leah VanWey was named Dean of the Faculty in 2022.  A professor of environment and society, and sociology, VanWey came to Brown in 2008. Her research has focused on the interactions between demographic, social, and environmental change in Brazil. Before her appointment as dean of the School of Professional Studies in 2019, she served in a range of academic leadership positions, including associate provost for academic space, senior deputy director for research at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, and associate director of the University’s Population Studies and Training Center

     

  • Lori Nickerson

    Lori Nickerson

    Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty
    • Annual Reviews, Hiring and Search Process (Regular Faculty)
    • Dependent Care Travel Fund
    • Faculty Funds and Awards
    • Teaching Excellence Awards
    • Scheduling Appointments with Dean and Deputy Dean
  • James Russell

    James M. Russell

    Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty
    • Departmental budgets
    • Chair appointments and support
    • Liaison to the Offices of the Dean of the College, the Vice President for Research, the Graduate School, and Institutional Equity and Diversity
    • Faculty startup and research funds
  • Zachary Sng

    Zachary Sng

    Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty
    • Departmental budgets
    • Chair appointments and support
    • Liaison to the Offices of the Dean of the College, the Vice President for Research, the Graduate School, and Institutional Equity and Diversity
    • Faculty startup and research funds

     

  • Anne Windham

    Anne Windham

    Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty
    • Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty
    • TPAC Dossier Preparation and Evaluator List Approval
    • Interfolio for Tenure and Promotion
    • Family-Friendly Policies and Programs for Faculty
    • Annual Reviews
  • Esther Jones

    Esther Jones

    Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Associate Professor of Africana Studies (Research)
    • New Faculty Orientation 
    • New Chairs' Orientation
    • Faculty Leadership Program
    • Faculty Peer Mentorship Program
    • Faculty development workshops
    • Faculty development resources

     

  • Sam Caldis

    Sam Caldis

    Associate Dean of the Faculty
    • Liaison to the Graduate School
    • Liaison to the School of Professional Studies
    • Support for budget scenario planning and annual budgeting
    • Support for strategic planning
  • Tom Macchi

    Tom Macchi

    Director of Academic Facilities and Operations
  • Sarah Walker

    Sarah Walker

    Director of Academic Human Resources
    • Staff Annual Performance Reviews
    • Staff Hiring and Planning
    • Staff Compensation Job Audits/Promotions
    • Staff Employee Relations
  • Mary Oliver

    Mary Oliver

    Assistant Director - Academic Administration
    • Support to the Academic Human Resources Director 
    • Staff training and academic administration support
    • Staff Hiring
    • Projects
  • Lauren Rheaume

    Lauren Rheaume

    Human Resource Specialist
    • Support to the Director of Academic Human Resources
    • Staff Recruiting 
    • Staff Performance Management 
    • Development & Coordination of Staff Training Programs
    • Special Projects
  • Natalia Ignatyeva

    Natalia Ignatyeva

    Assistant Director, Administration and Faculty Affairs
    • Term Faculty Searches
    • Term Faculty Appointments
    • Leave Requests 
  • Matthew Wheeler

    Matthew Wheeler

    Faculty Affairs and Project Manager
  • Kim Departie

    Kim Departie

    Director of Faculty Administration
  • Michelle Salmans

    Michelle Salmans

    • Leave Requests
    • Moving Policy
    • Term Faculty Appointments
    • Replacement Teaching Funds
    • Search Reimbursements
  • Nicole Bonelli

    Nicole Bonelli

    Faculty Appointment Coordinator
    • Term Faculty Appointments

    • Term Faculty Search Requests

    • Faculty Background Checks

    • Leave/Sabbatical Leaves

     

  • Dawn Cummings

    Dawn Cummings

    Faculty Administration Manager
    • GIF Accrual & Usage Questions
    • Faculty Personnel Action Processing
    • One-on-One Training for Department/Program Managers
    • Sabbatical Leave Savings Questions
    • Chair/Director Stipend Processing
    • Liaison between AFA and Departmental Financial Transactions
  • Pam Dupere

    Pamela Dupere

    Faculty Administration Coordinator
    • Chair/Director Stipend Processing
    • Faculty Personnel Action Processing
    • Liaison between AFA and Departmental Financial Transactions
    • One-on-One Training for Department/Program Managers
  • Tiffany Cordeiro

    Tiffany Cordeiro

    Faculty Administration Coordinator
  • Ed Goll

    Ed Goll

    Administrative Coordinator
    • Workday Academics
    • Document Retention and Archiving
    • Welcome Email Notification
    • Core Data Collection
    • Emeriti Research Fund 
  • Lauren Arsenault

    Administrative Coordinator
  • Sarah Aneyci

    Sarah Aneyci

    Director of Academic Research Management and Development
  • Melissa DeAugustinis

    Manager, Research Management Support (RMS)
    •  Management of the research management support team supporting diverse and complex sponsored projects, contract proposal preparations, submissions and funded research support.
    •  Develop and implement Research Management Support policies and practices.
    •  Communicate with Faculty and Departments regarding RMS services, pre- and post-awards policies, compliance and reporting.
    •  Liaise with OSP; OVPR; DOF and other administrative offices regarding research compliance, reporting and policy.
    •  Pre‐ and post-award management for departments, institutes, and centers.
    •  Funded research financial services for departments, institutes, and centers
    •  Budgetary/financial planning and analysis for sponsored awards.
    •  PSA and contracts oversight on assigned funded research.
  • Michelle Andolfo

    Grants and Financial Manager, Research Management Support (RMS)
    •  Pre‐ and post-award management for departments, institutes, and centers.
    •  Funded research financial services for departments, institutes, and centers (including: payroll reconciliation, purchasing oversight, account management).
    •  Budgetary/financial planning and analysis for sponsored awards.
    •  PSA and contracts oversight on assigned funded research.
    •  Communicate with Faculty and Departments regarding pre- and post-awards policies, compliance and reporting.
    •  Liaise with OSP; OVPR; DOF and other administrative offices regarding research compliance, reporting and policy.
  • Lauren Young

    Lauren Young

    Grants and Financial Manager, Research Management Support (RMS)
    •  Pre‐ and post-award management for departments, institutes, and centers
    •  Funded research financial services for departments, institutes, and centers (including: payroll reconciliation, purchasing oversight, account management).
    •  Budgetary/financial planning and analysis for sponsored awards.
    •  PSA and contracts oversight on assigned funded research.
    •  Communicate with Faculty and Departments regarding pre- and post-award compliance and reporting.
    •  Liaise with OSP; OVPR; DOF and other administrative offices regarding research compliance, reporting and policy.

     

  • Caryl Jardon

    Caryl Jardon

    Grants and Financial Specialist, Research Management Support (RMS)
    •  Pre‐ and post-award management for departments, institutes, and centers
    •  Funded research financial services for departments, institutes, and centers (including: payroll reconciliation, purchasing oversight, account management).
    •  Budgetary/financial planning and analysis for sponsored awards.
    •  PSA and contracts oversight on assigned funded research.
    •  Communicate with Faculty and Departments regarding pre- and post-award compliance and reporting.
    •  Liaise with OSP; OVPR; DOF and other administrative offices regarding research compliance, reporting and policy.
  • Emma Miceli

    Emma Miceli

    Grants and Financial Specialist, Research Management Support (RMS)
    •  Pre‐ and post-award management for departments, institutes, and centers
    •  Funded research financial services for departments, institutes, and centers (including: payroll reconciliation, purchasing oversight, account management).
    •  Budgetary/financial planning and analysis for sponsored awards.
    •  PSA and contracts oversight on assigned funded research.
    •  Communicate with Faculty and Departments regarding pre- and post-awards compliance and reporting.
  • Mariesa Fischer

    Grants and Financial Specialist, RMS
    •  Pre‐ and post-award management for departments, institutes, and centers
    •  Funded research financial services for departments, institutes, and centers (including: payroll reconciliation, purchasing oversight, account management).
    •  Budgetary/financial planning and analysis for sponsored awards.
    •  PSA and contracts oversight on assigned funded research.
    •  Communicate with Faculty and Departments regarding pre- and post-awards compliance and reporting.
  • Kaitlyn Rabold

    Kaitlyn Rabold

    Grants and Financial Coordinator, Research Management Support (RMS)
    •  Pre‐ and post-award management for departments, institutes, and centers
    •  Funded research financial services for departments, institutes, and centers(including: payroll reconciliation, purchasing oversight, account management).
    •  Budgetary/financial planning and analysis for sponsored awards.
    •  PSA and contracts oversight on assigned funded research.
    •  Communicate with Faculty and Departments regarding pre- and post-awards compliance and reporting.
  • Aaron Cervone

    Building and Operations Manager
    • Oversees daily facilities and operations for the physics department
    • Liaison for Physics PIs and facilities management 
    • Oversee all lab start-ups and close-outs
    • Manages all projects in the Physics portfolio
  • Tricia Rose

    Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives