News and Announcements

I write to share information about both the School and Child Care Search Service and The School at Columbia. As the father of four (and grandfather to ten)…I encourage families who wish to utilize these supports to reach out as early as possible.

"...I study the political causes and consequences of the disenfranchisement of migrants, who typically embody a cultural “other” in ethnically diverse societies. In many developing countries, rural-to-urban migrants face a great degree of discrimination in destination cities, for example, by being excluded from public housing or public education. They typically live in shanty towns or slum colonies where they are invisible to the government. This systematic exclusion has a materially adverse impact on their welfare."

Some four weeks into my stint as interim provost, I should like to share my sense of priorities for the academic season and report on some current developments.

A brief update on the status of the continued union negotiations with the Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW and the Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW.

I am very pleased to announce that Jeri Henry has been appointed as Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. In this role, she will be responsible for the management of the University's employee policies and procedures on discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault; and will serve as the University’s compliance officer for equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action laws. 

"...I intervene in a really active area of social science research that has advanced the claim that diversity has negative consequences for things like trust and cooperation. Basically, research doesn’t often meet the burden of proof to make that kind of claim. And this has gone unnoticed because there is a lot of confusion around the term “diversity.” Often, we will say “diversity,” when actually what we mean and what we measure is something else, something that is not really diversity at all; it’s just the presence of non-whites."

To maintain and enhance the academic excellence of our schools, I have relied on the engagement of faculty colleagues and committees across a range of programs and policies within the Office of the Provost. These include the awarding of tenure to outstanding faculty; conducting rigorous reviews of schools and other academic units; facilitating the effective use of space and resources; fostering innovative teaching; and building on our commitment to faculty diversity and inclusion.

The fund awards grants for faculty members to leverage and engage the nine Columbia Global Centers.  The program supports projects within and across these sites, in order to increase global opportunities for research, teaching, and service.


Guidance for Columbia community members planning international travel.

A key component of Columbia’s ongoing commitment to maintaining a diverse and thriving faculty body is the Provost’s Grants Program for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University. The ten faculty members below are the Fall 2018 recipients of the Junior Faculty Diversity Grants program.

New salary ranges for the 2019-20 academic year for full-time officers of research

I am pleased to invite applications for the following Columbia faculty fellowship and exchange opportunities. 

I am pleased to share an exciting set of funding opportunities for faculty who are looking to integrate new educational approaches and technologies into their classrooms, or to develop jointly-taught interdisciplinary courses.

The Bridge Program to the Ph.D. will extend into the STEM disciplines of engineering and economics starting in fall 2019.

I have put in place a number of organizational changes and appointments. These developments will help the Office to ensure that Columbia’s academic programs are of the highest quality and that we can support the recruitment and retention of an outstanding and diverse faculty.