Committee Structure and Responsibility

The Data Governance Committee and Data Governance Advisory Group, convened by senior leadership, are comprised of faculty and of senior representatives of major academic and administrative units. The work of the committees helps direct the management of university data, protecting its integrity, accuracy and distribution. The committees promote the guiding principles of data governance, support the stewardship roles and responsibilities and, when needed, help resolve conflict and confusion around data ownership and accountability. Additionally, the groups communicate and educate the community on best practices.

Data Governance Committee

This committee meets approximately 6 times a year and has the role of reviewing, sharing, and promoting consistent and effective administrative data policies and best practices. This committee helps establish general guidelines and policies for data usage and access. The Committee also develops and oversees a process for handling requests for exceptions to these policies.

K. Tracy Barnes, Co-Chair
Director of Institutional Research

John Spadaro, Co-Chair
Deputy Chief Information Officer

Robert Fitzgerald
University Registrar

Edward Hawrot
Alva O. Way University Professor of Medical Science, Associate Dean of Biology, Professor of Medical Science

James Kuzner
Associate Professor of English 

Rod Beresford
Professor of Engineering

Susanna Loeb
Director of the Annenberg Institute


Data Governance Advisory Group

This committee meets 2 to 3 times during the academic year. It helps to set strategic priorities for data management and access on campus and provides stewardship of the guiding principles of data governance in their areas. The committee reviews proposed data governance roles across Brown and/or within specific systems. This group promotes the importance of the principles of data governance in their areas of responsibility, including access, consistency, and security. When needed, the group resolves conflict and confusion around data ownership and accountability.

K. Tracy Barnes, Co-Chair
Director of Institutional Research

John Spadaro, Co-Chair
Deputy Chief Information Officer​

Ethan Bernstein
Director of Administration and Operations, Graduate School

Maitrayee Bhattacharyya
Senior Associate Dean of the College for Diversity and Inclusion

Andrew Campbell
Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Medical Science

Mark Dieterich
Director, Information Technology Security

Elizabeth Doherty
Deputy Provost

Robert Fitzgerald
University Registrar

Matthew Gagnon
Chief Risk Officer

Kimberly Galligan
Executive Dean for Administration, BioMed Medical Affairs

Edward Hawrot
Alva O. Way University Professor of Medical Science, Associate Dean of Biology, Professor of Medical Science

Lisa Leblanc
Assistant Director of Data Administration and Records Management, Division of Advancement

Andrew Majcher
Records Manager/Digital Archivist

James Kuzner
Associate Professor of English 

Wendy Octeau
Assistant to the CIS Vice President and CIO/Administrative Manager

Jeanne Pecha
Vice President of Advancement Services and Development Support

Logan Powell
Dean of Admission

Joel Revill
Associate Dean of the Faculty

Rod Beresford
Professor of Engineering

Susanna Loeb
Director of the Annenberg Institute

Paul Stey
Lead Data Scientist

Mary Wright
Director of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

Dean, School of Professional Studies

Chief University Auditor

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer