Governance and Advisory Groups

The Governance and Advisory Groups include the provost office, faculty governance and general education and student learning committees.

Provost’s Office


  • Christopher Celenza, Dean of Georgetown College
  • Joel Hellman, Dean of the Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Kelly Otter, Dean of the School of Continuing Studies
  • Norberto Grzywacz, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Paul Almeida, Dean of the McDonough School of Business
  • Maria Cancian, Dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Carol Roan Gresenz, Interim Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies


  • Reena Aggarwal, Vice Provost for Faculty and Professor of Business
  • Deborah Tannen, University Professor of Linguistics
  • Rebecca Ryan, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Sue Lorenson, Senior Associate Dean of Georgetown College
  • Aviel Roshwald, Professor of History
  • Mark Rose, Paduano Distinguished Professor of Biology
  • Barbara Schone, Professor of McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Rebecca Hamilton, Michael G. and Robin Psaros Chair in Business Administration

In Fall 2012, Provost Groves instituted a student advisory committee, made up of undergraduate and graduate students from across the main campus programs, to discuss student-focused initiatives, new ideas, and current events. The committee meets monthly throughout the academic year.

2018-19 Members

  • Caroline Provost
  • Elaine Les
  • Kevin Durham
  • Kristina Cary
  • Madhur Kumar
  • Margaret Chappell
  • Naba Rahman
  • Nakshidil Sadien
  • Sahil Nair
  • Shuai You
  • Sonali Mirpuri

The Provost’s Committee for Diversity was convened in 2014 to bring together students, faculty and staff around issues regarding inclusivity at Georgetown. While often this student-driven group engages with issues of race, important concerns centered on many communities, including undocumented students, specific interest groups such as Latin American students, and first-generation students for example, are also addressed. 

Each year, the Diversity Commitee supports and engages in projects in an effort to improve the experience of diverse committees at Georgetown. In 2016-2017, the Committee has focused its efforts on training for and organizing a series of dialogues around racial justice. The students of the Diversity Committee participated in several training sessions in dialogue facilitation and were mentored by faculty and staff of the Center for New Design in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) and the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA). 

On Thursday, February 16th, the Provost’s Committee for Diversity hosted a student-led dialogue on diversity and inclusion. Thanks to a partnership with the GUSA program, What’s a Hoya, nearly 40 first-year student participated in the first dialogue event, “Practicing Cultural Competency in Community,” held in the Healey Family Student Center. We invite you to read about these efforts here

For more information about the Provost’s Committee for Diversity, click here.

2018-19 Members

  • Alejandra Parra
  • Ashanti Callender
  • Christa Pluff
  • Cindy Tran
  • Danielle Maduka
  • Derrick Arthur-Cudjoe
  • Grace Ramstad
  • Ijeoma Njaka
  • Mary Margaret Ewens
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Reginald Boateng
  • Saki Migliorato
  • Skylar Luke
  • Taylor Riddick
  • Zeke Gutierrez


  • Robert Groves, Provost
  • Adanna Johnson, Senior Associate Dean of Students & Director of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success  
  • Ali Whitmer, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives 
  • Allison Savoy-Logan, Senior Administrative Officer at the Office of the Provost
  • Amol Dani, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 
  • Andria Wisler, Executive Director at the Center for Social Justice Research
  • Annamarie Bianco, Associate Vice President and University Registrar
  • Artemis Kirk, University Librarian Emerita
  • Catherine Armour, Deputy to the Provost 
  • Charles Deacon, Dean of undergraduate admissions
  • Chantal Santelices, Director, CIED
  • Christopher Duffy, Associate Vice President of Program Initiatives
  • Craig Rinker, Director of Global Education 
  • Darryl Christmon, VP and Chief Operating Officer for Main Campus 
  • Darryl Jones, Administrative Program Assistant 
  • David DeBoer, Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Edward Maloney, Executive Director of The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship 
  • Harriette Hemmasi, Dean of the Library 
  • John Q. Pierce, Special Assistant to the Provost and Registrar Emeritus
  • John Glavin, Professor at the Department of English
  • Lauren Tuckley, Sr. Associate Director at Gervase Programs
  • Lesley Sebastian, Director of the Office of Academic Appointments 
  • Matthew Weber, Affiliate Director- ROTC 
  • Mieke Martinez, Assistant Vice President and Chief Business Officer
  • Phyllis Barrow, Director, Finance and Operations 
  • Patricia McWade, Dean of Student Financial Services
  • Randall Bass, Vice Provost for Education and Professor of English 
  • Sonia Jacobson, Assistant of Academic Affairs 
  • Steven Spaulding, Senior Director,  PROV Vice President for Finance and Data Analytics
  • Susan Campbell, Director at the Cawley Career Education Center 
  • Todd Olson, Vice President for Student Affairs 
  • Tammi Damas, Director of Education and Academic Affairs 
  • Vanessa Meyers, Director of Global Services
  • Walker Pheil, Interim Senior Director of Main Campus Research Services

The Council of Associate Deans handles institutional and academic planning for the Main Campus. In the past, it has dealt with issues such as: the academic calendar; allocation of credit hours for courses; grade appeals; ROTC issues; Honor Council Policy; and many others. It can serve as a gateway committee to the Council of Deans (which is overseen by the Provost), dealing with policy issues in conjunction with School Deans. Meeting minutes and agendas can be found in the link below.  


  • Allan Angerio, Emeritus Faculty, School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • Annamarie Bianco, University Registrar and Associate Vice President
  • Adanna Johnson, Senior Associate Dean of Students & Director of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success 
  • Barbara Schone, Professor at McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Craig Rinker, Director of Global Education
  • Ellen Eck, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 
  • Jaime Briseno, Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Jeff Gall, Associate Dean, Student Financial Services 
  • Mitchele Mackie, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Compliance at SCS
  • Mitch Kaneda, Associate Dean, School of Foreign Service
  • Peggy Fry, Deputy University Librarian
  • Patricia Grant, Interim Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, McDonough School of Business
  • Randy Bass, Vice Provost for Education and Professor of English
  • Sonia Jacobson, Assistant, Academic Affairs
  • Stephanie Lynch, Assistant Dean for Residential Living
  • Sue Lorenson, Associate Dean, Georgetown College
  • Tammi Damas, Director of Education and Academic Affairs at the Office of the Provost

Council of Associate Deans (COAD) Meeting Minutes and Agendas (new window)

Faculty Governance

The Georgetown University Faculty Senate is a university-wide faculty governance body that advises the University President on academic, administrative, and financial issues that affect all three campuses. Its membership consists of seventy-five full-time faculty members elected by the three campuses, plus the three Executive Vice-Presidents, the Senior Vice President, and four Main Campus Deans.

Faculty Senate Webpage (new window)

The Main Campus Executive Faculty, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Deans, shall formulate Main Campus academic policies. Academic policies are those that concern such fundamental areas as curriculum, content and methods of instruction, and the conditions of faculty life in terms of teaching, research, and service. Main Campus policies are those that are not confined to one school or that affect the Main Campus as a whole.

Main Campus Executive Faculty Webpage (new window)

General Education and Student Learning Committees

The charge to the General Education Working Group (henceforth, GEWG), given in Spring 2010 jointly by MCEF and the Provost, was to ask, “What would it take to have a successful general education curriculum that embodies and transmits the values of the institution? What would it take to have high confidence that such a curriculum actually does what it sets out to do?”