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Staff & Responsibilities

We are committed providing excellent service to faculty, students, and staff.

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.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Hazel May

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
[email protected]

DEAN'S INITIATIVES AND FACULTY AFFAIRS

Eric Fillinger

Program Director
[email protected]

  • 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

Edwin Rodriguez

Program Coordinator
[email protected]

  • Faculty Affairs programming and events
  • SIPA Dean’s Challenge Grant
  • SIPA Lemann Innovator Fellows Program
ACADEMIC AND FACULTY AFFAIRS

Deirdre Brady

Senior Assistant Dean
[email protected]

  • Faculty appointments, searches, and reviews
  • Faculty leave management
  • Research scholar appointments, searches, and reviews
CURRICULUM AND FACULTY AFFAIRS

Julie Kearney

Program Coordinator
[email protected]

  • Adjunct faculty appointments
  • Faculty bios
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Andrew Johnson

Director
[email protected]

  • Curriculum, academic program, and course planning, management, and logistics
  • Committee on Instruction
  • Instructional and assistantship allocation and resources
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Jennyville Labuga-Rumenik

Coordinator
[email protected]

  • Instructional support
  • Classroom and course scheduling
  • Adjunct faculty office hours
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Rita Agyiri

Business Manager
[email protected]

  • Faculty research accounts
  • Visas for faculty and researchers
  • Visiting scholar appointments
  • Student hiring
  • Purchase Orders
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Karine Lafargue

Administrative Assistant
[email protected]

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

Alexander Velasquez

Administrative Assistant
[email protected]

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

Suzanne Hollmann

Program Director
[email protected]

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

Saleha Awal

Program Coordinator
[email protected]

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