The Office of the Provost supports faculty and students. Members of the office have particular areas of responsibility, but any member of the office will be glad to receive questions or concerns.

Margaret T. McFadden

ProvostĀ and Dean of Faculty
Phone: 207-859-4772

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Oversight of tenure-track and continuing faculty hiring
  • Oversight of promotion and tenure review
  • Faculty performance review
  • Diversity initiatives
  • Department and program resource allocation and budgets
  • Oversight of academic resources and facilities
  • Trustee initiatives
  • Oversight of the Colby Libraries, Off-Campus Study, Department of Athletics

Mandy A. Grant

Executive Assistant to the Provost and Dean of Faculty
Phone: 207-859-4772

Carol A. Hurney

Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
Phone: 207-859-4787

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Faculty development
  • Faculty orientation
  • Faculty mentoring

Russell R. Johnson

Associate Provost for Academic Programs
Phone: 207-859-4776

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Curricular oversight
  • Jan Plan curriculum
  • Department and program assessments
  • Faculty course evaluations
  • Summer student research
  • Hiring visiting faculty

Jean Marie Layton

Assistant Director of Faculty HR
Phone: 207-859-4784

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Faculty human resource management
  • Faculty searches, appointments, relocation, on boarding
  • I-9 employment verification
  • International faculty visas
  • Faculty payroll requests

Arne Koch

Dean for Global Engagement
Phone: 207-859-4788

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Global initiatives for faculty
  • Global initiatives for students


James M. Sloat

Associate Provost and Associate Dean of Faculty
Phone: 207-859-4786

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Academic affairs administration
  • Oversight of Registrar’s office
  • Oversight of Academic Administrative Assistants
  • Fellowships
  • Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS)
  • Assessment/Accreditation
  • Academic schedule
  • Liaison to non-academic administrative offices