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Letter from the Provost

The University of Chicago is distinguished among its peers by its firm commitment to rigorous inquiry in all its forms. Many universities pay homage to the centrality of scholarship. But it is the day-to-day dedication to a place where ideas come first--“the intense, strenuous, and constant intellectual activity of the place,” in the words of President Robert Maynard Hutchins--that makes the University of Chicago what it is. 

The Provost's most important task is to ensure that these academic values continue to guide day-to-day decisions. At a practical level the Provost's Office is also the place where academic ambitions meet the realities of resource constraints, where trade-offs must be made, and where the integrity of our academic values must be upheld. These are not always easy tasks.  In the words of the University of Chicago’s first Provost Edward Levi, "The life of reason is a difficult life.  It requires clarity, intellectual rigor, humility, and honesty.  It requires commitment and considerable energy.  It requires that we ask questions not only of others but of ourselves.  It requires that we examine not only the beliefs of others, but those newly acquired doctrines which all are prone to believe because they are held by a group we favor, or are the cherished inspirations which come to us in the middle of the night and which we are certain cannot be wrong."

As Provost, I look forward to working with the faculty, the staff, the Deans, and the University’s senior leadership to ensure that the values that have defined our University since its founding continue to govern its daily life. 

Daniel Diermeier
Provost

Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe

Vice Provost
(773) 702-7857
Assistant: Ashley Alvarado
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Somaiyya Ahmad

Associate Director
(773) 702-9798
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Ashley Alvarado

Executive Assistant to Daniel Abebe
Blair Archambeau

Blair Archambeau

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8813
Lori Berko

Lori Berko

Chief of Staff
(773) 702-7958
Assistant: Tamara L. Smith
(773) 702-0628
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Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254
Bridget Collier

Bridget Collier

Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs

Title IX Coordinator for the University
Affirmative Action Officer
Section 504/ADA Coordinator

(773) 702-5671
Assistant: Katie Hill
(773) 702-7783
Daniel Diermeier

Daniel Diermeier

Provost
(773) 702-8810
Assistant: Rachel Kurth
(773) 702-8825
Regina Dixon-Reeves

Regina Dixon-Reeves

Assistant Provost
(773) 702-3557
Assistant: Sarah Willis
(773) 795-5432
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Cassandra Dunn

Associate Director
(773) 702-0098
Mike Franklin

Michael Franklin

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Computation and Data Science
(773) 702-6320
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Stephen Gabel

Associate Provost
(773) 702-0790
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
Maris García

Maris García

Design Lead for Diversity and Inclusion
(773) 834-4976
Melissa Gilliam

Melissa Gilliam

Vice Provost
(773) 795-5432
Assistant: Sarah Willis
(773) 795-5432
Ingrid Gould

Ingrid Gould

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8846
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
Melina Hale

Melina Hale

Vice Provost
(773) 702-2102
Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins

Vice Provost
(773) 702-6490
Wu Hung

Wu Hung

Special Advisor to the Provost for the Arts
(773) 702-0274
Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Associate Director of Provost Communications
(773) 834-4538
Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan

Director of Provost Budget Planning
(773) 702-9672
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Kara Kuligowski

Assistant Director
(773) 702-4516
Rachel Kurth

Rachel Kurth

Executive Assistant to Daniel Diermeier
(773) 702-8825
Ka Yee Lee

Ka Yee Lee

Vice Provost for Research
(773) 702-7068
Assistant: Cindy Sullivan
(773) 702-9476
David J. Levin

David J. Levin

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Arts
(773) 702-8532
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Christine Marrie

Assistant Director
(773) 702-8817
Jason Merchant

Jason Merchant

Vice Provost
(773) 702-8523
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
Nicki Nabasny

Nicki Nabasny

Associate Provost for Special Projects & Executive Director of Communications
(773) 702-5628
Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Associate Director
(773) 702-6015
Ingrid Ramon Parra

Ingrid Ramon Parra

Design Researcher
(773) 834-4976
Ravi Randhava

Ravi Randhava

Assistant Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Identity + Inclusion
(773) 702-7774
Terrance Range

Terrance Range

Associate Director
(773) 702-1446
Michele Rasmussen

Michele Rasmussen

Dean of Students in the University
(773) 702-5354
Assistant: Jon Putnam
(773) 702-7770
Maria Romanucci

Maria Romanucci

Director, Administration & Operations in the Offices of the President and Provost
(773) 702-8815
Assistant: Sidra Malik
(773) 702-9809
Marco Serrato

Marco Serrato

Associate Provost
(773) 702-2341
Emily Shen

Emily Shen

Project Coordinator/Lawrence A. Kimpton Fellow
(773) 702-7482
Dillan Siegler

Dillan Siegler

Associate Provost
(773) 834-4415
Assistant: Kara Kuligowski
(773) 702-4516
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Tamara L. Smith

Assistant Director
(773) 702-0628
Katrina Spencer

Katrina Spencer

Associate Vice President for Finance & Budget Director
(773) 702-1224
Bala Srinivasan

Bala Srinivasan

Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, and Strategy, Chief International Officer & Deputy Provost
(773) 795-2901
Assistant: Alison Teague
(773) 834-8453
Philip F. Venticinque

Philip Venticinque

Assistant Provost
(773) 702-0024
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Carol E. Wilinski

Secretary of the Faculties
(773) 702-0112
Sarah Willis

Sarah Willis

Events and Administrative Planner
(773) 795-5432
Dali Yang

Dali L. Yang

Senior Advisor to the President and the Provost on Global Initiatives

William Claude Reavis Professor in the Department of Political Science and the College

(773) 702-8054
Laurie Zoloth

Laurie Zoloth

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Programs on Social Ethics

Academic Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure

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Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254
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Stephen Gabel

Associate Provost
(773) 702-0790
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Ingrid Gould

Ingrid Gould

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8846
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Christine Marrie

Assistant Director
(773) 702-8817
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Jason Merchant

Jason Merchant

Vice Provost
(773) 702-8523
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Academic Policies

Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe

Vice Provost
(773) 702-7857
Assistant: Ashley Alvarado
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Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254
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Stephen Gabel

Associate Provost
(773) 702-0790
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Ingrid Gould

Ingrid Gould

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8846
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Jason Merchant

Jason Merchant

Vice Provost
(773) 702-8523
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Administrative Modernization

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Cassandra Dunn

Associate Director
(773) 702-0098
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Melina Hale

Melina Hale

Vice Provost
(773) 702-2102
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Campus and Student Life

Michele Rasmussen

Michele Rasmussen

Dean of Students in the University
(773) 702-5354
Assistant: Jon Putnam
(773) 702-7770
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Communications

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Somaiyya Ahmad

Associate Director
(773) 702-9798
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Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Associate Director of Provost Communications
(773) 834-4538
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Nicki Nabasny

Nicki Nabasny

Associate Provost for Special Projects & Executive Director of Communications
(773) 702-5628
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Diversity and Inclusion

Regina Dixon-Reeves

Regina Dixon-Reeves

Assistant Provost
(773) 702-3557
Assistant: Sarah Willis
(773) 795-5432
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Maris García

Maris García

Design Lead for Diversity and Inclusion
(773) 834-4976
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Melissa Gilliam

Melissa Gilliam

Vice Provost
(773) 795-5432
Assistant: Sarah Willis
(773) 795-5432
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Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Associate Director
(773) 702-6015
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Ingrid Ramon Parra

Ingrid Ramon Parra

Design Researcher
(773) 834-4976
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Ravi Randhava

Ravi Randhava

Assistant Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Identity + Inclusion
(773) 702-7774
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Terrance Range

Terrance Range

Associate Director
(773) 702-1446
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Sarah Willis

Sarah Willis

Events and Administrative Planner
(773) 795-5432
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Emeriti Faculty

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Cassandra Dunn

Associate Director
(773) 702-0098
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Ingrid Gould

Ingrid Gould

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8846
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Melina Hale

Melina Hale

Vice Provost
(773) 702-2102
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Equal Opportunity Programs

Bridget Collier

Bridget Collier

Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs

Title IX Coordinator for the University
Affirmative Action Officer
Section 504/ADA Coordinator

(773) 702-5671
Assistant: Katie Hill
(773) 702-7783
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Faculty Governance

Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe

Vice Provost
(773) 702-7857
Assistant: Ashley Alvarado
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Carol E. Wilinski

Secretary of the Faculties
(773) 702-0112
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Faculty Life (resources, dual career, childcare, K-12 education, and housing support)

Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe

Vice Provost
(773) 702-7857
Assistant: Ashley Alvarado
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Melissa Gilliam

Melissa Gilliam

Vice Provost
(773) 795-5432
Assistant: Sarah Willis
(773) 795-5432
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Ingrid Gould

Ingrid Gould

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8846
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Kara Kuligowski

Assistant Director
(773) 702-4516
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Sarah Willis

Sarah Willis

Events and Administrative Planner
(773) 795-5432
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Faculty Recruitment

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Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254
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Stephen Gabel

Associate Provost
(773) 702-0790
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Melissa Gilliam

Melissa Gilliam

Vice Provost
(773) 795-5432
Assistant: Sarah Willis
(773) 795-5432
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Christine Marrie

Assistant Director
(773) 702-8817
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Jason Merchant

Jason Merchant

Vice Provost
(773) 702-8523
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Associate Director
(773) 702-6015
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General Inquiries

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Somaiyya Ahmad

Associate Director
(773) 702-9798
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Graduate Education

Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe

Vice Provost
(773) 702-7857
Assistant: Ashley Alvarado
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Jason Merchant

Jason Merchant

Vice Provost
(773) 702-8523
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Nicki Nabasny

Nicki Nabasny

Associate Provost for Special Projects & Executive Director of Communications
(773) 702-5628
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Non-Traditional Education

Marco Serrato

Marco Serrato

Associate Provost
(773) 702-2341
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Bala Srinivasan

Bala Srinivasan

Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, and Strategy, Chief International Officer & Deputy Provost
(773) 795-2901
Assistant: Alison Teague
(773) 834-8453
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Budget, Operations, and HR

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Somaiyya Ahmad

Associate Director
(773) 702-9798
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Lori Berko

Lori Berko

Chief of Staff
(773) 702-7958
Assistant: Tamara L. Smith
(773) 702-0628
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Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan

Director of Provost Budget Planning
(773) 702-9672
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Maria Romanucci

Maria Romanucci

Director, Administration & Operations in the Offices of the President and Provost
(773) 702-8815
Assistant: Sidra Malik
(773) 702-9809
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Tamara L. Smith

Assistant Director
(773) 702-0628
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Post Doctoral Scholars

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Janice Cobb

Assistant Director
(773) 702-5254
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Stephen Gabel

Associate Provost
(773) 702-0790
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Jason Merchant

Jason Merchant

Vice Provost
(773) 702-8523
Assistant: Janice Cobb
(773) 702-5254
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Space and Capital Planning

Blair Archambeau

Blair Archambeau

Associate Provost
(773) 702-8813
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Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins

Vice Provost
(773) 702-6490
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Kara Kuligowski

Assistant Director
(773) 702-4516
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UChicago Global

Bala Srinivasan

Bala Srinivasan

Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, and Strategy, Chief International Officer & Deputy Provost
(773) 795-2901
Assistant: Alison Teague
(773) 834-8453
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UChicago Laboratory Schools

Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe

Vice Provost
(773) 702-7857
Assistant: Ashley Alvarado
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University Budget

Katrina Spencer

Katrina Spencer

Associate Vice President for Finance & Budget Director
(773) 702-1224
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University Research Administration

Ka Yee Lee

Ka Yee Lee

Vice Provost for Research
(773) 702-7068
Assistant: Cindy Sullivan
(773) 702-9476
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Mike Franklin

Michael Franklin

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Computation and Data Science
(773) 702-6320
Profile
Wu Hung

Wu Hung

Special Advisor to the Provost for the Arts
(773) 702-0274
Profile
David J. Levin

David J. Levin

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Arts
(773) 702-8532
Profile
Dali Yang

Dali L. Yang

Senior Advisor to the President and the Provost on Global Initiatives

William Claude Reavis Professor in the Department of Political Science and the College

(773) 702-8054
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Laurie Zoloth

Laurie Zoloth

Senior Advisor to the Provost for Programs on Social Ethics
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