Announcement of Provost Leadership Fellows 2015-2017

Provost Leadership Fellows 2015-2017

I am delighted to announce that thirteen faculty members have been selected for the 2015-2017 Provost Leadership Fellows program.  There was strong competition for this program.   We received nominations from nearly every school at Columbia.  Nominations were evaluated by a review committee that included senior faculty members from both campuses.  All Fellows have outstanding track records of scholarship, research, teaching and service, along with a clear interest in administrative service. 

A  University-wide Task Force on Faculty Development had identified leadership training opportunities for faculty as a key pathway to enhancing academic governance.  Moreover, the Provost's Advisory Council for the Enhancement of Faculty Diversity has expressed support for programs to increase the presence of female and underrepresented minority faculty in leadership positions. To further these priorities, the Provost Leadership Fellows Program was established in 2013.  The first group of twelve Fellows completed the program in May.

The program is designed for faculty members at Columbia who seek to complement their research and scholarly activities with administrative and leadership responsibilities.  Fellows will have a number of learning and leadership development opportunities; interact with the University’s senior administrators; and collaborate with colleagues in the Provost's Office and in other academic and administrative offices across campus. 

Please join me in congratulating the 2015-2017 Fellows.

John H. Coatsworth
Provost

 

Provost Leadership Fellows 2015-2017

Wendy Chung, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (in Medicine), College of Physicians and Surgeons

James Colgrove, Professor and Deputy Chair, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health

Mitchell Elkind, Professor of Neurology and Chief, Division of Neurology Clinical Outcomes Research, College of Physicians and Surgeons; Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health

Ali Gharavi, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Nephrology, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Sidney Hemming, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences

Neeraj Kaushal, Professor, School of Social Work

Evanthia Lalla, Professor and Senor Associate Dean for Faculty Development, College of Dental Medicine

Eugenia Lean, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Director, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Arts and Sciences

Helen Lu, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Maureen Ryan, Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Chair, Film Division, School of the Arts

Mary Beth Terry, Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health; Co-Director, Cancer Epidemiology Program, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Research Center, Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Mabel Wilson, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Global Africa Lab, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Pierre Yared, Associate Professor, Business School; Co-Director, Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Policy, Business School and Law School