Senior Officers

Office of the Provost

  • Tracy Barnes

    K. Tracy Barnes

    Tracy Barnes

    K. Tracy Barnes

    Director of Institutional Research

    Tracy Barnes oversees the University Office of Institutional Research (OIR). OIR advances the planning and evaluation efforts of the University’s senior administration by conducting research on the University’s academic programs, policies, facilities, enrollment projections, and external environment. 


    [email protected]
    401-863-1914

    Institutional Research

  • Elizabeth Doherty

    Elizabeth Doherty

    Elizabeth Doherty

    Elizabeth Doherty

    Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs

    Senior administrator on academic and faculty affairs; oversees academic program reviews and works with departments and senor officers on strategic planning; staffs the Academic Priorities Committee.


    [email protected]
    401-863-7845

  • Lynda Murphy

    Lynda Murphy

    Lynda Murphy

    Lynda Murphy

    Executive Assistant to the Provost

    Lynda Murphy manages the provost's calendar. She also manages the calendar for the associate provost for space. 

    UH 114
    [email protected]
    401-863-2706

  • Stephen Porder

    Stephen Porder

    Assistant Provost for Sustainability

    Responsible for working with Department of Facilities Management and senior university leaders to develop a plan for Brown to achieve net zero emissions within an ambitious and achievable timeframe. 


    [email protected]
    +1-401-863-6356

    Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Shankar Prasad

    Shankar Prasad

    Shankar Prasad

    Shankar Prasad

    Deputy Provost for Global Engagement & Strategic Initiatives

    University Hall Room 116
    [email protected]
    401-863-3413

    Deputy Provost for Global Engagement & Strategic Initiatives

  • Marisa Quinn

    Marisa Quinn

    Marisa Quinn

    Marisa Quinn

    Chief of Staff to the Provost

    Quinn oversees communications and outreach and a wide range of executive and project support for the provost, advancing and coordinating the work of the office to promote strategic priorities. 


    [email protected]
    401-863-6040

  • Joel Revill

    Joel Revill

    Associate Provost for Special Projects

    In addition to his role as associate dean of the faculty, Joel holds a part-time appointment as associate provost for special projects working with schools, departments, institutes and centers on projects that involve faculty policies and data.


    [email protected]
    401-863-9642

    Associate Dean of the Faculty

  • Kathy Santos

    Kathy Santos

    Executive Assistant

    Provides executive level support to the vice president for finance & chief financial officer, and the deputy provost, Serves as the administrative contact for the University Resources Committee and handles various special projects. 


    [email protected]
    401-863-9075

  • Leah Vanwey

    Leah VanWey

    Leah Vanwey

    Leah Vanwey

    Associate Provost for Academic Space, Professor of Environment and Society and Sociology

    VanWey supports the Provost in space planning to meet strategic university priorities. She also manages the allocation of space and space renewal funding for ongoing academic activities.


    [email protected]
    401-863-3184

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  • Sara Walsh

    Sara Walsh

    Sara Walsh

    Sara Walsh

    Managing Director of Academic Finance and Administration

    Walsh oversees the Dept. of Academic Finance and Administration, which provides shared services for financial and budget management and transactions for units across campus. 

     


    [email protected]
    401-863-3144

    Academic Finance and Administration