Margaret McFadden, Provost and Dean of Faculty

The provost and dean of the faculty is the chief  academic officer of the college, and is responsible for strategic planning to ensure the strength and vibrancy of the academic program and to provide the resources necessary to support faculty and staff in their teaching, scholarship and service.

Working with a team of associate provosts and other administrative staff, the provost oversees the work of Colby’s 36 academic departments and programs, the libraries, the Registrar’s Office, the Institutional Research Office, the Arts Office, the Center for Teaching and Learning,  the Center for Arts and Humanities, the Oak Institute for Human Rights, The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs, and the Farnham Writer’s Center, as well as numerous external academic partnerships.

The Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculty supports the teaching, scholarship, and professional development of the faculty.  For information on whom to contact for assistance, please click on the Faculty Support tab.

Russell R. Johnson

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Professor of Biology

Eustis 307
Phone: 207-859-4776
[email protected]

Carol A. Hurney

Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

Eustis 203-A
Phone: 207-859-4787
[email protected]

James M. Sloat

Associate Provost and Associate Dean of Faculty

Eustis 203-C
Phone: 207-859-4786
[email protected]

Melissa J. Glenn

Associate Provost for Academic Programs
Professor of Psychology

Eustis 203-B
Phone: 207-859-4788
[email protected]

Stephanie (Steph) H. Sylvester

Director of Academic Administration and Chief of Staff

Eustis 203
Phone: 207-859-4790
[email protected]

Rose Meunier

Executive Assistant to the Provost and Dean of Faculty

Eustis 306
Phone: 207-859-4772
[email protected]

Stephanie J. Frost

Assistant Director of Faculty Human Resources

Eustis 205
Phone: 207-859-4784
[email protected]

The Office of the Provost is responsible for the academic operations of the College.  The following offices support the academic mission and report to the Provost.

Oak Institute for Human Rights

Valerie Dionne
Director

[email protected]
Phone: (207) 859-4659

Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs

Kimberly Flowers
Executive Director

[email protected]
Phone: (207) 859-5318

The Arts Office at Colby

Teresa McKinney
Diamond Family Director of the Arts

[email protected]

Center for Arts and Humanities

Dean Allbritton
Director

[email protected]
Phone: (207) 859-4673

Center for Teaching and Learning

Carol Hurney
Director

[email protected]
Phone: (207) 859-4787

Farnham Writers’ Center

Ghada Gherwash
Director

[email protected]
Phone: (207) 859-5297

Colby Writing Program

Stacey Sheriff
Director

[email protected]
Phone: (207) 859-5292