Provost's Office Staff

Thomas Stephenson

Thomas Stephenson

Provost
Phone: x8319
tstephe1@swarthmore.edu

The Provost is the chief academic officer of the college and is responsible for the faculty and the curriculum. All academic departments report to the Provost, as do academic support departments including the Library and Information Technology Services, and athletics.

Sunka Simon

Sunka Simon

Associate Provost for Faculty Development
Phone: x7354
ssimon1@swarthmore.edu

Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Outreach and Professor German and Film and Media Studies.   Sunka  is responsible for faculty lunches and lectures, new faculty orientation, and diversity and inclusion programming for faculty. She also manages the process for selecting the Cornell visiting professor, organizes faculty reading/writing groups, and serves as a liaison to the Center for Leadership and Innovation.

Rich Wicentowski

Rich Wicentowski

Associate Provost for Educational Programs
Phone: x5643
rwicent1@swarthmore.edu

Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Curriculum Support and Associate Professor of Computer Science. With the Office of Institutional Research, Rich leads the programs for the assessment of student learning and coordinates the external reviews of academic departments and the internal reviews of interdisciplinary programs. He provides administrative support for the Curriculum Committee, supports the work of the Provost on CEP, coordinates reviews of Swarthmore-sponsored off-campus study programs and organizes faculty programming in teaching and learning.

Marcia Brown

Marcia Brown

Executive Assistant to the Provost
Phone: x8320
mbrown1@swarthmore.edu

The Executive Assistant to the Provost supports the work of the Provost in a variety of areas, including oversight of the operating budgets related to academics, management of faculty employment records and payroll, records of faculty meetings, and the assignment of faculty housing.

Robin Huntington Shores

Robin Shores

Director of Institutional Research
Phone: x6879
Office: 259 — West Parrish Hall
rshores1@swarthmore.edu

In addition to her primary responsibilities, one-third of the Director of Institutional Research's time is dedicated to guiding faculty efforts to assess student learning. Her goal and charge is to help the faculty find ways to conduct meaningful assessments that are consistent with Swarthmore's culture, that support teaching and scholarship, and that ensure the College meets the standards of external agencies.

Amy Hagelstein

Amy Hagelstein

Institutional Review Board and Research Compliance Manager
Phone: x6150
ahagels1@swarthmore.edu

 

Joanne Kimpel

Joanne Kimpel

Administrative Coordinator
Phone: x8319
jkimpel1@swarthmore.edu

 

Cathy Pescatore

Cathy Pescatore

Administrative Coordinator
Phone: x8027
cpescat1@swarthmore.edu

 

Debbie Thompson

Deb Thompson

Administrative Assistant
Phone: x6337
dthomps1@swarthmore.edu