Office of the Provost & Dean of the Faculty

The Provost and the Dean of the Faculty is the College's chief academic officer and carries out responsibilities central to the performance of the College's mission, ensuring that the liberal arts education offered to its undergraduates meets the highest standards of quality. To this end, the Office of the Provost serves the Barnard faculty and supports their excellence in scholarship, teaching, service, and governance.

The Provost is responsible for the development and administration of all instructional programs, academic affairs, and academic policies of the College. She oversees forty academic departments and programs, the Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (BLAIS), and the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW).  She also recommends to the Barnard President all nominations for appointment to the Faculty, and develops and implements the academic budget. In addition, the Provost is the academic liaison with appropriate counterparts at Columbia University.


Recent Faculty News

Award Grant Fellowship, General

Barnard College presented the exceptional faculty with awards to honor their commitment to teaching and research.


The volume, which is edited and introduced by Prof. Alberro, has been published by the MIT Press.

Honors and Other News, Book

Prof. Postlewate's translation of Joseph by Marie-Hélène Lafon is the first English-language translation of Lafon's work.


Scholars react to Prof. Autesserre's assertions about local peacebuilding efforts, and Autesserre reinforces that elections cannot guarantee peace.


Jack Hawley, Professor of Religion, will publish his latest book Into Sūr’s Ocean: Poetry, Context, and Commentary in April 2017. It will be published by Harvard University Press.