Academic Leadership

Lois Agnew

Lois AgnewLois Agnew serves as associate provost for academic programs. In this role, she works with colleagues in Academic Affairs and across campus to support teaching, learning and student success.


Duncan Brown

Duncan BrownDuncan Brown is vice president for research and Charles Brightman Endowed Professor of Physics. He is an internationally recognized leader in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics and was integral to the discovery of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory.

Julia Cartwright

Julia CartwrightJulia Cartwright is chief of staff to the vice chancellor, provost and chief academic officer. In this role she works as a primary liaison to the Provost with internal and external University and community constituencies, serves as a member of the provost’s leadership team and drives initiatives in support of the provost and Office of Academic Affairs.

Christina Eiffe

Chris EiffeChristina (Chris) Eiffe is associate vice president for academic operations. She brings nearly 25 years of experience in budget and operations, financial planning, accounting, and controls. Eiffe joined the University in 2008, where she most recently served as senior director of budget, operations and strategic initiatives in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Marcelle Haddix

Marcelle-HaddixMarcelle Haddix serves as associate provost for strategic initiatives. In this capacity, she partners with the provost and others to connect the Office of Academic Affairs with the campus and surrounding community. She is the primary liaison to the University Senate and oversees the First-Year Seminar and Universitywide arts and humanities affiliates and programs.

Roberta “Bobbi” Jones

Roberta JonesRoberta “Bobbi” Jones is the assistant provost for strategic planning and budget. Her primary responsibility is to serve as chief budget officer for the Office of Academic Affairs and to serve as advisor to the provost on strategic planning and initiatives.

David Seaman

David SeamanDavid Seaman is dean of libraries and university librarian. He leads a talented library staff to deliver the services and collections necessary to drive 21st-century research, teaching and learning, and to provide innovative spaces for study, collaboration and innovation.

Peter Vanable

Peter VanablePeter Vanable was appointed associate provost for graduate studies and dean of the Graduate School in January 2017. He previously served as interim vice president of research from Jan. 1, 2016, to Aug. 31, 2017. Vanable is a professor of psychology and an adjunct professor of medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Erika Wilkens

Erica WilkensErika Wilkens is assistant provost and executive director of the University’s Syracuse Abroad program, overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day operations  including academic programming, personnel, compliance, budget and real estate. Wilkens plays a key role in developing a long-term strategic plan and advancing the University’s vision and commitment to internationalization.

Ryan Williams

Ryan WilliamsRyan Williams is the University’s vice president for enrollment services. In this role, he oversees the Office of Admissions, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs, the Enrollment Processing Center, the Office of Institutional Research and the Student Employment Office.

Jamie Winders

Jamie WindersJamie Winders serves as associate provost for faculty affairs. In this capacity, she partners with the provost and other academic affairs leaders to support key faculty initiatives and advance the University’s vision and mission as outlined in the Academic Strategic Plan.