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What's New in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty

DREW ALLEN JOINS THE DEAN'S OFFICE

December 2015

Drew Allen joined our office as Associate Dean for Data Analysis and Operations in December 2015. In this newly created role, Drew will be supporting key business processes, organizing and reporting data that support these processes, and providing the Dean and fellow University leaders with reports and analyses for institutional planning. Drew will be the primary point of contact regarding data and research requests and matters involving our office’s web-based solutions. Drew joins Princeton most recently from the City University of New York (CUNY), where he served as the Founding Director of the Office of Research, Evaluation and Program Support.  Please join us in welcoming Drew to our office.

KATE BAXTER JOINS THE DEAN'S OFFICE

September 2015

Kate Baxter joined our office as Assistant Dean of the Faculty in September 2015. In her role, Kate will be responsible for reviewing all lecturer and visitor teaching appointments, including the Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching (VPDT). Kate manages the leave process for all faculty, as well as workload relief for new parents, and works closely with departments to appoint program, center and institute directors as needed. She oversees the faculty conflict of interest reporting process and the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching (PADT). Kate joins us most recently from Columbia Business School.  Please join us in welcoming Kate to our office.

LISA SCALICE JOINS THE DEAN'S OFFICE

July 2015

Lisa Scalice has joined our office as Assistant Dean of the Faculty. In this new role, Lisa will be responsible for academic professional staff and visitor matters in the four University academic divisions, as well as the University Library and the Art Museum, including the search process, their appointments and advancements, salaries, leaves, and terminations.  She will also manage the appointment and reappointment process for academic advisory councils, acting as liaison with the Development office and academic departments. Many may know Lisa already from her prior position as department manager in Psychology. Please join us in welcoming Lisa to our office.

TAMARA THATCHER JOINS THE DEAN'S OFFICE

November 2014

Tamara Thatcher joined our office as Assistant Dean of the Faculty. In this role, Tamara will have primary responsibility for monitoring and managing the University’s teaching budget and will represent our office in conversations related to the teaching budget. She will review all lecturer and visitor appointments and reappointments prior to approval; manage the faculty leave process; and work to ensure faculty assignments are accurately recorded in the University’s Labor Accounting system. In addition, she will manage the University’s assistants-in-instruction budget, working with administrative and academic offices to see that resources are employed effectively and efficiently. Many may know Tamara already from previous positions in the Humanities Council and Psychology. Please join us in welcoming Tamara to our office.

DEBORAH PRENTICE SELECTED AS DEAN OF THE FACULTY

June 2014

Deborah Prentice, Princeton's Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and chair of the Department of Psychology, will become dean of the faculty on July 1.
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