The Office of Academic Affairs supports the scholarship, teaching, and research of the faculty of the School of International and Public Affairs. In so doing, the office oversees the curriculum, manages procedures for appointing and promoting faculty and research scholars, implements the program of required capstone workshops, supports the Dean’s academic and curricular initiatives as well as Faculty events and meetings, and provides some academic and financial administrative services to faculty.

Hazel May
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Room 1419
Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Academic and Faculty Affairs

Hande Mutlu-Eren
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Research scholar appointments, searches, and reviews
  • Lecturer searches and reviews
  • Faculty leaves
  • Research internship applications
  • Grading issues
  • Title IX management


Curricular and Faculty Affairs

Andrew Johnson
Director of Curriculum & Faculty Affairs

  • Curriculum and course planning, management, and logistics
  • Curricular and academic program data
  • Instructional and assistantship allocation and resources
  • Committee on Instruction
  • Visas for faculty and researchers
  • Adjunct faculty appointments
  • Visiting scholar appointments

Curricular and faculty support

  • Faculty office hours
  • Classroom reservations
  • CourseWorks support for faculty
  • Teaching resources
  • Faculty biographies

Dean's Initiatives and faculty Affairs 

Deirdre Brady
Program Director

  • Full-time faculty appointments, searches and reviews
  • SIPA Faculty committees and meetings
  • Academic Affairs programming and events
  • Dean's Faculty Grants
  • Grant and Gift funded Dean's initiatives 
  • School and Columbia-wide competitions 

Dean's Initiatives and faculty Affairs 

Eric Fillinger
Program Coordinator

  • Academic Affairs programming and events
  • SIPA Dean’s Challenge Grant
  • SIPA Lemann Fellows Program



Capstone Workshops

Suzanne Hollmann
Program Director

  • Program development
  • Client recruitment
  • Project development
  • Faculty recruitment & training
  • Student placement & training
  • Programmatic oversight


Capstone Workshops

Saleha Awal
Program Coordinator

  • Supporting materials
  • Student application, registration and scheduling
  • Website and budget management
  • Logistics

Business administration

  • Student hiring
  • Faculty research accounts
  • Purchase Orders

Business Administration

Alexander Velasquez
Administrative Assistant

  • Faculty reimbursements
  • Student hiring
  • Casual employee timesheets
  • Faculty stationery, printing, & scanning


Business Administration

Karine Lafargue
Administrative Assistant

  • Support for concentration & specialization activities
  • Faculty stationery, printing, & scanning