The Provost's senior leadership team supports the initiatives and objectives of the Office of the Provost, helping to further enhance GW’s academic programs. Through these administrative and academic leaders, the Provost is able to develop an ever more diverse and inclusive community, one in which the student experience is enhanced, teaching excellence is supported, and faculty members and students find many opportunities to develop their scholarly interests.


Leadership Team 

Carla Berg



Cheryl Beil, Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Assessment


Contact: Ethan Brown | [email protected] | 202-994-0933
[email protected] | 202-994-6712
[email protected]
Associate Provost Beil's Bio

The Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Assessment is responsible for meeting the University's growing need for accurate and timely institutional data for federal reporting, to support university decision-makers, and to response to external requests for information; providing guidelines and methods to evaluate and assess students learning experiences; undertaking major survey research about students, faculty, and staff and by coordinating the development, distribution, and analysis of these results; and for the annual production of the university Bulletin

Support Offices




Chris Bracey



Christopher A. Bracey, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Contact: Cassandra Wiseman | [email protected] | 202-994-0143
[email protected] | 202-994-5884

Vice Provost Bracey's Bio

The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is responsible for all matters related to the life cycle of a GW faculty member, including recruitment and hiring, orientation of new faculty and department chairs, promotion and tenure criteria, and part-time faculty support and development.

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Imani Cheers



Imani Cheers, Interim Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

[email protected] | 202-994-7932
Interim Senior Associate Provost Cheers' Bio

The Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education focuses on enhancing the academic experience of undergraduates across the university. This includes developing and facilitating programs to improve student satisfaction and retention, student success, and the overall learning environment. In addition, the Senior Associate Provost coordinates the review of programs and policies affecting undergraduate education and works with all of GW’s colleges and schools to create a dynamic learning environment and advance university priorities.

Support Offices


Jay Goff



Geneva Henry



Geneva Henry, Dean, Libraries and Academic Innovation

Contact: Tyler Cundiff, Special Assistant | [email protected] | 202-994-1069
Dean Henry's Bio

The Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation is responsible for enriching the academic experience of scholars at GW both through maintaining excellence in library services and collections and providing access to cutting-edge technology. The dean contributes to the success of the university's strategic plan by generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.

Support Offices


Caroline Laguerre-Brown



Caroline Laguerre-Brown, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement

[email protected] | 202-994-7297
Vice Provost Laguerre-Brown's Bio

The Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement supports the university’s vision for excellence through diversity initiatives and programming. These tools enable the university to transform itself and higher education by attracting, retaining and leveraging the talents of diverse individuals to facilitate first-rate teaching, learning, scholarship and service in a climate that is welcoming and inclusive.

The Vice Provost works with senior leadership, administrators, faculty, staff and students to advance the university’s commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive community. Other responsibilities include providing leadership to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement, which consists of centers and offices that cultivate and leverage the benefits of diversity within the GW community and the Washington metropolitan area.

Support Offices


Caroline Laguerre-Brown



Terry Murphy, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

[email protected]

Senior Vice Provost Murphy's Bio

The Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs is responsible for academic planning across all of the schools and academic units and related matters.

Support Offices


Carla Berg



Pamela Norris, Vice Provost for Research

Contact: Caroline James |  [email protected] | 202-994-7315
[email protected]
Vice Provost Norris's Bio

The Vice Provost for Research works in tandem with faculty to facilitate all phases of the external and internal funding processes and provides support for faculty and student research initiatives.

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