People and Appointments

  • For general questions, please email [email protected]
  • If you are seeking a Dean Certification, please consult the Dean Certifications page.
  • Current undergraduates and alumni are welcome to schedule advising appointments.


Ginger Fisher, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Pre-Professional Advising
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Prior to joining Brown, Dean Fisher served as Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Master’s in Biomedical Science program at the University of Northern Colorado. Her early research focused on the physiology of aquatic organisms, but she moved to research in the area of bioeducation where she examined the impact of course-based undergraduate research experiences on students’ attitudes, science identity, and sense of belonging. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Fisher has been advising pre-health students at both the graduate and undergraduate level for more than 20 years. She was responsible for the creation and implementation of the Master’s in Biomedical Science degree program at the University of Northern Colorado and served as its director since its inception. In this role, she has helped to guide students as they complete their journey to a career in healthcare. Dean Fisher earned her B.A. in Biology and B.S. in Environmental Health from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her M.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Biology with a specialization in Aquatic Physiological Ecology from Wake Forest University. 

Ari Gabinet, J.D.
Legal Expert in Residence; Watson Institute Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs
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Ari Gabinet has thirty-five years of experience in the legal profession spanning private practice, government and corporate positions. He spent twenty years as a trial lawyer in a large multi-national law firm, representing clients in litigation including discrimination and securities class actions, contested takeover cases (going public and going private), valuation proceedings, complex commercial cases, insolvency and bankruptcy litigation and workouts of defaulted real estate loan portfolios). From 2002 to 2005 he was the director the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Philadelphia office, overseeing the SEC's enforcement and regulatory examination programs in the mid-Atlantic region. From 2005 to 2010, he managed the securities regulation, shareholders services, litigation, tax and international legal function for Vanguard, the world's largest mutual fund complex, and from 2010 to 2016, he was General Counsel of OppenheimerFunds, a top ten U.S. mutual fund company, where he was a member of the senior leadership team and was responsible for the legal, compliance and internal audit functions. At Brown he teaches Policy 1700M, an introduction to the regulation of corporations and securities markets.


Jamall Pollock, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the College
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As Associate Dean of the College, Jamall collaborates closely with colleagues both within and outside of the College to develop and execute cohort-based learning opportunities for students from historically marginalized identities, with a focus on men of color. He also works to advance equity and access in specific programmatic areas within his portfolio, in close partnership with other advising deans and professional staff. Like all academic deans, Jamall provides academic advising and support for undergraduates.

Jamall Pollock is a licensed social worker in New York and Rhode Island who worked at Brown Counseling and Psychological Services for approximately eight years. He has held adjunct instructor positions at Rhode Island College, Yeshiva University, Hunter College, and Columbia University. Jamall obtained his Ph.D. and Master’s in Social Work from Yeshiva University, and completed his undergraduate degree at Williams College. Before his work at Brown, Jamall designed educational programming for an out-of-school program focused on preparing New York City high school students of color for admission into selective colleges. He has also worked as a high school teacher, academic advisor, and athletics coach in NYC area private schools.

Lindsay Garcia, Ph.D., MFA, MA
Assistant Dean of the College for Junior/Senior Studies and Recovery & Substance-Free Student Initiatives
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Lindsay Garcia is the academic advising dean responsible for coordinating the academic, co-curricular, and degree completion process for junior and seniors. Additionally, as part of the long tradition of collegiate recovery at Brown dating back to 1977, she provides leadership, advocacy, and support for students, faculty, and staff with respect to issues of substance use disorders, recovery, and substance-free status.

Garcia received her B.F.A. in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design, M.A. in Contemporary Art History from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, M.F.A. in Visual Arts from State University of New York, Purchase College, and Ph.D. in American Studies from William & Mary. She is also a practicing artist, scholar of environmental humanities, and apocalypse aficionado. She lives in Providence with her wife and punk poodle Winslow.

Advising Appointments - 2022/2023 Academic Year

    We are glad to talk to all students and alumni about education and careers in law, whether you are just starting to explore the profession or preparing your law school applications. If you wish to discuss your résumé or personal statement in the meeting, please bring a draft.