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

Members

  • 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
  • Alexander Sens, Interim 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
  • Catherine Armour, Deputy to the Provost
  • Kathy Olesko, Associate Professor & Chair of the Main Campus Executive Faculty

Members

  • Chandan Vaidya, Vice Provost for Faculty and Professor of Psychology
  • Deborah Tannen, University Professor of Linguistics
  • Rebecca Ryan, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Aviel Roshwald, Professor of History
  • Mark Rose, Paduano Distinguished Professor of Biology
  • Barbara Schone, Teaching Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Mark Giordano, Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environment and Energy, School of Foreign Service
  • LaMonda Horton-Stallings, Chair and Professor of African American Studies 

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.

2019-20 Members

  • Aleida Olvera
  • Alexander Lo
  • Heerak Christian Kim
  • Henry Watson
  • Harry Rose
  • Mackenzie Grimm
  • Trevor O’Connor
  • Winnie Shi
  • Lewis May
  • Sally Hayes
  • Norman Francis
  • Juan Martinez
  • Forrest Gertin
  • Kristina Cary
  • Sonali Rudra

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

2019-20 Members

  • Janay Watson
  • Obianama Okani
  • Ian Murakami
  • Chukwuma Okoro 
  • Camille Vincent
  • Tara Ravishankar
  • Saumya Shruti
  • Noah Mathews
  • Hrithik Saride
  • Elizabeth George

Members

  • Robert Groves, Provost
  • Abigail Lewis, Director of the Capitol Applied Learning Lab
  • Adanna Johnson, Senior Associate Dean of Students & Director of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success  
  • Al Bertrand, Director of Georgetown University Press
  • Ali Whitmer, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives 
  • 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
  • Carole Sargent, Director of Scholarly Publications
  • Catherine Armour, Deputy to the Provost
  • Chantal Santelices, Executive Director of the Center for Intercultural Education and Development
  • Charles Deacon, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Craig Rinker, Director of Global Education 
  • Darryl Christmon, VP and Chief Operating Officer for Main Campus 
  • David DeBoer, Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Drew Allen, Associate Vice President for Institutional Data Analytics
  • Edward Maloney, Executive Director of The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship 
  • Gabriel Wolfe, Associate ROTC Director
  • Harriette Hemmasi, Dean of the Library 
  • Jesse Szeto, Director of Research Services
  • 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
  • Patricia McWade, Dean of Student Financial Services
  • Sandra Gleason, Director of Faculty Affairs
  • Sonia Jacobson, Assistant of Academic Affairs 
  • 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

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.  

Members

  • 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
  • Jaime Briseno, Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Jeff Gall, Associate Dean, Student Financial Services 
  • Michele 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
  • Rohan Williamson, Vice Provost for Education and Professor of Finance
  • 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
  • Kim Sneed, Deputy University Registrar
  • Justin Smith, Assistant Dean and Director of Assessment and Student Services, McDonough School of Business
  • Sue Lorenson, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education
  • Maria Snyder, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Council of Associate Deans (COAD) Meeting Minutes and Agendas

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

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

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?”