Office of the Senior Vice Provost

What We Do

The Office of the Senior Vice Provost supports the Office of the Provost’s mission by advancing excellence in teaching and learning, promoting global engagement, and supporting administration and planning.

Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

Oversees the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (OTLI), the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the annual Provost’s Teaching and Learning RFPs, the Provost’s Conversations on Online Learning series (PCoOL), and the Science of Learning Research (SOLER) Initiative.

Columbia Online

Spearheads initiatives to enable the University to accelerate the expansion of its innovation in online and hybrid offerings.

Global Academic Partnerships and International Services

Promote international engagement that enriches teaching and research through developing and supporting global partnerships; supporting international students, faculty, researchers, visiting faculty, and their families at Columbia; and providing operational support to enable Columbia students, scholars, faculty and staff to focus on their teaching and research abroad.

Administration, Planning, and Financial Management

Provides support to the Provost’s Office budget and financial commitments. Provides Human Resources support for Provost's Office employees. For assistance with leaves, hiring, or other Human Resources needs, please contact Sabrina Small.

Schooling and Faculty Housing

Liaises with Tompkins Hall Nursery School, the School at Columbia, and Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering, and Administers programs related to faculty housing and housing mobility. For other child care and schooling matters, please visit the Office of Work/Life.


Soulaymane Kachani

Senior Vice Provost and Professor
[email protected]
(212) 854-1804

David Austell

Associate Provost and Director, International Students and Scholars Office
[email protected]
(212) 854-6263

Michelle Baggan-Bacchus

Director of Finance and Administration
[email protected]
(212) 854-5632

Adam S. Brown

Program Director, Science of LEarning Research (SOLER) Initiative
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Sarah Carswell

Executive Assistant, CTL
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(212) 851-7298

Sarah Jubinski

Assistant Provost for Administration and Planning
[email protected] 
(212) 854-3843

Carrie Marlin

Associate Provost for Administration and Planning
[email protected]
(212) 854-0218

Mauricio Matiz

Senior Director, CTL
[email protected]
(212) 854-2665

Tshaye Meaza

Associate Director of Finance
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(212) 854-9581

Laura Nicholas

Communications and Outreach Manager, CTL
[email protected]
(212) 854-7783

Merrell Norden

Associate Director of Online Education
[email protected]
(212) 854-2180

Sabrina Small

Associate Director of Human Resources
[email protected]
(212) 854-3650

Catherine Ross

Executive Director, CTL
[email protected]
(212) 853-0674

Sandesh Tuladhar

Associate Provost for Online Education
[email protected]
(212) 851-7696

Regina Valdez

Manager of Special Projects
[email protected]
(212) 854-0362

Contact Us

309H Low Library
535 West 116th Street, MC 4343 
New York, NY 10027 

(P) (212) 854-0362
(F) (212) 932-0418