Dean of the Faculty

Our Staff

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

  • 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


  • Janet Blume

    Deputy Provost, Deputy 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
  • Joel Revill

    Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty, Associate Provost for Special Projects
    • Interfolio for Searches and Hiring
    • Appointments & Reappointments
    • Conflict of Interest Reporting
    • Course Buyout Approvals
    • Faculty Data
    • Sabbaticals and Leaves
    • Roster Questions
    • Multi-Year Academic Planning
  • 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
  • Sam Caldis

    • Liaison to the Graduate School
    • Liaison to the School of Professional Studies
    • Support for budget scenario planning and annual budgeting
    • Support for strategic planning
  • Melissa Cote

    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
  • Sarah Walker

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

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

    Administrative Coordinator
    • Document Retention and Archiving
    • Welcome Email Notification
    • Core Data Collection
    • Corporation Room Set Up
    • Emeriti Research Fund 
  • Carina Hermann

    Director of Faculty Administration
    • Appointment and Reappointment Questions
    • Faculty Appointment Processing
    • Faculty Salary Questions
    • Moving Policy
    • Roster Questions
  • Dawn Cummings

    Faculty Administration Specialist
    • 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
  • José Mendoza

    Faculty Appointment Manager
    • Leave Requests
    • Moving Policy
    • Non-Regular Faculty Appointments
    • Replacement Teaching Funds
    • Search Reimbursements
  • 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
  • Meghan Hall

    Faculty Data Analyst Manager
    • Faculty Reports/Surveys
    • Faculty Data Governance
    • Cognos Access
    • Workday Academics
  • Maegan Hawley

    • Workday Academics
    • Faculty Data Collection
  • Tricia Rose

    Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives