Provost Leadership Fellows

The Office of the Provost is committed to supporting career development and skill-building opportunities for faculty as a pathway to enhancing academic governance and leadership at Columbia and to promote and nurture a climate of inclusive excellence.  The Provost Leadership Fellows Program was established in 2013 to further these priorities.  The program aims to develop leadership skills for some of Columbia’s outstanding mid-career and senior faculty.  Fellows have opportunities to develop greater insight into key campus strategic initiatives and academic processes, strategic planning, budget issues, and challenges in higher education.  They also take part in professional development sessions designed to enhance their networking and relationship-building skills and personal communication styles as they prepare for heightened leadership roles.  Over the course of the program, participants strengthen their peer networks across campus.  Fellows are appointed for two-year terms.  Meetings are held three to four times a semester.  The list of current and prior Fellows appears below. 

Provost Leadership Fellows

Luca Carloni, Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Ruben Gonzalez, Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Matthew Hart, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Ellie Hisama, Professor of Music, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Bert Huang, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law  and Vice Dean for Intellectual Life, School of Law

Elisa Konofagou, Robert and Margaret Hariri Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Professor of Radiology (Physics),  Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Jose Luchsinger, Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons; Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Mailman School of Public Health

Maria Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs;  Director, Institute of Latin American Studies

Desmond Patton, Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Christine Rohde, Associate Professor of Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Galia Solomonoff, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Marni Sommer, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences,  Mailman School of Public Health

Maria Uriarte, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Tian Zheng, Professor of Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Read the Announcement of the Provost Leadership Fellows 2017-2019 Cohort

Greg Bryan, Professor of Astronomy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Henry Colecraft, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics; Associate Professor of Pharmacology, College of Physician and Surgeons

Patricia Dailey, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Director, Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality

Roseanna Graham, James Winston Benfield Associate Professor of Operative Dentistry (in Dental Medicine) at CUMC and Director, Division of Operative Dentistry, College of Dental Medicine

Ioannis (John) Kymissis, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Malia Mason, Associate Professor and Director, Behavioral Research Laboratory, Business School

Ana Navas-Acien, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health

Rocco Servedio, Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Arlene Smaldone, Professor of Nursing and Dental Behavioral Sciences (in Dental Medicine) at CUMC, Assistant Dean, Scholarship and Research, and Director, PhD Program, School of Nursing

Melissa Stockwell, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, College of Physician and Surgeons; Associate Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health

Julien Teitler, Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work

Gina Wingood, Sidney and Helaine Lerner Professor of Public Health Promotion (in Sociomedical Sciences) and Director, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, Mailman School of Public Health

Weiping Wu, Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Director, Urban Planning Program, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Read the Announcement of the Provost Leadership Fellows 2015-2017 Cohort

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, Faculty of 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, Faculty of 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

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

Read the Announcement of the 2013-2015 Provost Leadership Fellows Cohort

Ana Abraido-Lanza, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health.

Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs; Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy   

Angela Christiano, Richard and Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Matthew Connelly, Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School; Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at the Earth Institute

Fredrick Harris, Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Andreas Hielscher, Professor of Biomedical & Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Director of Columbia’s Biophotonics and Optical Radiology Laboratory

Nick Homma, Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor of Medicine at CUMC, Associate Chief of Cardiology Division, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Olatunde Johnson, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Kathryn Johnston, Professor of Astronomy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Laura Kaufman, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Holger Klein, Professor and Chair, Art History and Archaeology, Faculty of Arts and Science