Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Columbia | Faculty Advancement, Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Work/Life

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement promotes and nurtures a vibrant climate of inclusive excellence through creative collaboration with University partners.  Our primary focus is on fostering faculty development, diversity, planning and community-building initiatives that will allow faculty to thrive.

Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

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Faculty Diversity Data

We organize faculty diversity data and support data-driven plans to identify spaces where initiatives are needed to improve faculty recruitment, development, and retention, and to track progress.

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Collaborative Partner

Columbia’s commitment to diversity is supported by a variety of offices and initiatives. We create programs in collaboration with these units to promote faculty development and success.

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Build Diverse Pipeline

Columbia is home to many programs that serve as a bridge for underrepresented minority and female candidates to advance from undergraduate to graduate studies as well as graduate studies to faculty positions. 

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Advisory Council

The Provost's Advisory Council for the Enhancement of Faculty Diversity was established to attract, advance, and retain a diverse faculty of outstanding female and underrepresented minority scholars. 

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Faculty Recruitment

We support diversity plans and assist in meeting placement goals established in University affirmative action programs, by advancing recruitment of outstanding minority and female scholars. 

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Junior Faculty Awards

Each academic year, the Office of The Provost recognizes excellence among the University's junior faculty.

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Mid-Career Faculty Awards

Each academic year, the Office of The Provost recognizes excellence among the University's mid-career faculty.

Faculty Advancement

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Junior Faculty Career Development Sessions

These informal panel discussions focus on career success and promotion for junior faculty.

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The Teaching Hour Series

The Teaching Hour series aims to foster a teaching community among Columbia’s underrepresented and diverse faculty population. 

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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized independent organization dedicated to supporting faculty, particularly under-represented faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in making successful transitions throughout their careers.

Office of Work/Life

Columbia University’s Office of Work/Life fosters the well-being of the Columbia community and its people in their pursuit of meaningful and productive academic, personal and work lives.

Our Team

Dennis Mitchell, wearing a dark gray suit, white dress shirt, and glasses, smiles into the camera in front of a charcoal gray background
Dennis A. Mitchell, DDS, MPH

Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
dmitchell@columbia.edu
(212) 854-7161

Shana Lassiter, wearing a fuchsia sweater and glasses
Shana L. Lassiter, EdD

Assistant Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
slassiter@columbia.edu
(212) 851-2709

Head shot of Adina Berrios Brooks, Assistant Provost for Faculty Advancement
Adina Berrios Brooks, MA

Assistant Provost for Faculty Advancement
adina@columbia.edu
(212) 854-7285

Amy Rabinowitz
Amy P. Rabinowitz, EdD

Associate Provost and Director, Office of Work/Life
apr2010@columbia.edu
(212) 854-9033

Kristen Barnes, Assistant Director for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
Kristen Barnes

Assistant Director for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
kb2916@columbia.edu
212-854-0336

Jennifer Leach, Assistant Director for Faculty Advancement
Jennifer Leach

Assistant Director for Faculty Advancement
jlm2033@columbia.edu 
(212) 854-0434

Angela N. Garcia, Administrative Manager in the Office of the Vice Provost of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion at Columbia University
Angela N. Garcia

Administrative Manager
ag3694@columbia.edu 
(212) 854-7165

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Contact Us

305 Low Library
535 West 116th Street, MC 4339
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-0350
facultydiversity@columbia.edu
facultyadvancement@columbia.edu