FAS Office for Faculty Affairs


Science Center Gate DetailThe Office for Faculty Affairs (OFA) is a home base of support for faculty and research scholars at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Its network of deans, appointment administrators, and other staff members extends throughout each of the academic divisions and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. We work with faculty and administrators every day, providing information and advice on appointments, promotions, professional development opportunities, leave, retirement, and other aspects of academic life. With the FAS deans, we conduct data-driven and qualitative analyses, develop policies, and help launch initiatives to enhance faculty life. To further support our faculty, we organize orientations and trainings and publish handbooks on a variety of subjects. Our ultimate purpose is to help the FAS to build an outstanding faculty and to create an environment where these extraordinary scholars and teachers can do their best work.

Dean for Faculty Affairs and Planning

Nina Zipser
617-496-2969
zipser@g.harvard.edu

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Kwok Yu
617-495-7483
kwok_yu@harvard.edu

  • Faculty Appointments Office
  • FAS Representative to the University's Equal Employment Opportunity Committee
  • Affirmative Action

Chief of Staff

Jerrine Milke
617-495-0531
jmilke@g.harvard.edu

Office for Faculty Development

Laura Fisher
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development
617-496-1162
laura_fisher@harvard.edu

Jennifer Ivers
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
617-384-5920
ivers@fas.harvard.edu

Ruth Molina
Director of the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
617-495-9154
rmolina@fas.harvard.edu
 
Noel Bane
HERC Coordinator
617-495-9154
nbane@fas.harvard.edu

Tyler Kirsch
Administrative Coordinator
617-496-3578
kirsch@fas.harvard.edu

Faculty Appointments Office

Ben Marciniak
Assistant Director of Academic Appointments
617-496-4456
bmarcin@fas.harvard.edu

  • Aurora, FROPS
  • Arts and Humanities Departments/Committees
  • Social Science Departments/Committees

Leanne Chaves
Academic Appointments Coordinator
617-496-3248
lchaves@fas.harvard.edu

  • Harvard College: Freshman Seminars, Expository Writing, Residential Houses
  • Research Centers
  • Museums
  • Office of the Secretary of the Faculty
  • SEAS
  • HERC postings
  • Any other units not specifically listed

Yangsoon Ji
Data Resource Analyst
617-496-1225
yangsoonji@fas.harvard.edu

Veronica Ortega
Academic Appointments Administrator
617-496-6668
veronica_ortega@harvard.edu

  • Science Departments

    Assistant Deans for the Divisions and SEAS

    Zoe Fonseca-Kelly
    Assistant Dean for Science
    617-495-5083
    zoefonseca-kelly@fas.harvard.edu

    Chris Kruegler
    Assistant Dean for Social Science
    617-495-3305
    kruegler@fas.harvard.edu

    Heather Lantz
    Assistant Dean for Arts and Humanities
    617-384-5025
    heather_lantz@harvard.edu

    Diane Schneeberger

    Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
    617-496-2869
    dls@seas.harvard.edu

    • John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Assistant Dean, FAS Faculty Affairs and Development Planning

    Beth Thompson
    617-495-9014
    beth_thompson@harvard.edu

    Office for Faculty Affairs Members

    Seth Avakian
    Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct
    617-495-9583
    avakian@fas.harvard.edu

    Dmitry Kurochkin
    Senior Research Analyst
    617-496-0152
    dkurochkin@fas.harvard.edu

    Andrea McDonough
    Administrative Coordinator
    617-496-9697
    amcdonough@fas.harvard.edu

    • Staff Assistant for Standing Committee on Women

    Lisa Mincieli
    Director of Special Projects
    lisa_mincieli@harvard.edu

    Johannah Park
    Manager of Academic Programs
    Sexual Harassment Officer
    617-495-9892
    jkpark@fas.harvard.edu

    • Endowed Professorships
    • Faculty Professional Development and Programming
    • OFA Consultant for Harvard College
    • Australian Studies Committee
    • Science Departments/Committees

    Andrea Shen
    Associate Director
    617-496-5242
    andrea_shen@harvard.edu

    Moriah Silver
    Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct
    617-495-0321
    moriah_silver@harvard.edu

    Eric Young
    Ad Hoc Committee Coordinator
    617-495-7484
    ryoung@fas.harvard.edu

    Director, FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

    Stephen Kargere
    617-495-2052
    kargere@fas.harvard.edu