Provost and Dean of Faculty
Provost Kirk, as chief academic officer and dean of the faculty, is responsible for the planning, development and delivery of the Colleges’ educational programs and services. The Provost works with the faculty on curricular management and operations, supports faculty initiatives and development, and supervises academic support offices and centers of the Colleges. Provost Kirk started at the Colleges in June 2021.
Senior Associate Provost
Associate Provost Rusinko deals primarily with faculty development and support issues for the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs. He oversees faculty orientation, development, and support projects for the Office; identifies and assists faculty members with developmental and procedural matters; and works with various institutional offices to assist with grantsmanship and other faculty support service. Rusinko is a tenured member and Associate Professor of the Math and Computer Science Department and has been at the Colleges since 2015.
Associate Provost for Curricular Initiatives and Development
Associate Provost MaKinster deals primarily with curricular matters for the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs. She oversees the Bidisciplinary and First Year Seminar programs; supports departments and programs in curricular matters; works with chairs on staffing and scheduling issues for the academic year; supports faculty and students in the advising process; and represents the interests of the faculty in institutional decision making. MaKinster is a tenured member and a Professor in the Education Department and has been at the Colleges since 2002.
Academic and Faculty Coordinator
Weaver supports the Provost and the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs on faculty personnel matters, including the maintenance of faculty compensation, planning, and budgeting. She also maintains official records on the faculty regarding hiring, tenure and promotion, emeriti status, community service, faculty salaries, faculty bylaws, and sabbatical and leave requests as well as coordinates materials for staffing plans and enrollment management. Additionally, she supervises the Academic Department Coordinators. Weaver has been at the Colleges since 2007.
Assistant to the Provost
As the Assistant to the Provost, Furgeson is responsible for the operational budget including faculty travel and research grants of the Office and for course evaluations for First-Year Seminars and the Bidisciplinary Programs. She serves as the office manager and scheduler for the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs and assists the Provost with endowment and grant management. Furgeson has been at the Colleges since 2018.
2020-21 FACULTY PRIZE RECIPIENTS
Faculty Prize in Teaching
Associate Professor of Psychological Science Julie Kingery
Faculty Prize in Scholarship
Associate Professor of Psychological Science Jamie Bodenlos
Faculty Prize in Community Service
Associate Professor of Psychological Science Brien Ashdown