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, research, and learning through developing and supporting global partnerships; supporting international students, faculty, researchers, visiting faculty, and their families, both as they prepare to arrive and while at Columbia; and providing pre-travel and operational support to enable Columbia students, scholars, faculty and staff to focus on their teaching, research, and learning abroad. Directs protocols for supporting affiliates in the instance of domestic and international emergencies.

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.

Faculty Housing

Advances the Office of the Provost's mission to recruit and retain excellent faculty through the administration of the University's faculty housing policy and oversight of programs that support faculty members' external housing needs.

K-12 Schooling

Manages key relationships related to early childhood through 12th grade schooling, including oversight of The School at Columbia University and Tompkins Hall Nursery and Childcare Center and liasing with NYC Department of Education's Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering. 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

Jane Acton

Director of Faculty and Scholar Services
[email protected]
(212) 854-6356

Abdibasid Ali

Administrative Coordinator, Alliance
[email protected]
(646) 745-8545

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
[email protected]
(212) 851-7298

Jennifer Crewe

Associate Provost and Director, Columbia University Press
[email protected]
(646) 741-4292

Jessica Fertinel

Administrative Manager
[email protected]
(212) 854-0362

Amanda Irvin

Senior Director of Faculty Programs and Services, CTL
[email protected]
(212) 853-0654

Sarah Jubinski

Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives
[email protected] 
(212) 854-3843

Emmanuel Kattan

Director, Alliance Program
[email protected]
(646) 745-8592

Mauricio Matiz

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

Samantha Lu

Director for International Student Services
[email protected]
(212) 854-3951

Carrie Marlin

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

Tshaye Meaza

Associate Director of Finance
[email protected]
(212) 854-9581

Linda Mischel Eisner

Executive Director
[email protected]
(212) 854-9557

Laura Nicholas

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

Merrell Norden

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

Mark L. Phillipson

Director of Graduate Student Programs and Services
[email protected]
(212) 854-0210

Maria Reynoso

Director of Compliance
[email protected]
(212) 854-6357

Catherine Ross

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

Aida A. Sarr

Senior Finance and Operations Manager, Alliance
[email protected]
(646) 745-8547

Sandesh Tuladhar

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

Contact Us

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

(P) (212) 854-0362
(F) (212) 932-0418