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

K. David Harrison

Associate Provost for Educational Programs
Phone: x5785
harrison@swarthmore.edu

Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Professor of Linguistics. With the Office of Institutional Research, David works on programs for the assessment of student learning and coordinates reviews of academic departments and interdisciplinary programs. He provides administrative support for the Curriculum Committee, supports the work of the Provost on CEP, and coordinates reviews of Swarthmore-sponsored off-campus study programs. He organizes faculty programming in pedagogy and curriculum mapping, and plans faculty lunch talks and lectures. In the Linguistics Department, David teaches courses in language diversity, endangerment, and documentation, and conducts field research in Micronesia and Vanuatu.

Marcia Bmedian

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.

Kimberly Fremont

Special Assistant to the Provost, Administration & Divisional Programs
Phone: x2051
kfremon1@swarthmore.edu

Kim supports the Provost with the administration of the academic area and related divisional programs.  She provides budgetary oversight for academic area operational budgets and restricted funds, conducts research and analysis for special projects, provides project management for technical initiatives, and liaises with other offices to streamline business operations of the academic area.  In collaboration with faculty directors and chairs, Kim also manages divisional programs, overseeing budgets and developing policies and procedures related to these programs.  Kim holds a PhD in Educational Psychology.

Robin Shores

Robin Huntington 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.

Joanne Kimpel

Joanne Kimpel

Administrative Coordinator
Phone: x8319
jkimpel1@swarthmore.edu

Cathy Pescatore

Cathy Pescatore

Administrative Coordinator
Phone: x8027
cpescat1@swarthmore.edu

Deb Thompson

Debbie Thompson

Administrative Coordinator
Phone: x6337
dthomps1@swarthmore.edu