Vice provosts and other members of the Provost's senior staff support the initiatives and objectives of the Office of the Provost, helping advance GW toward ever stronger academic programs. Through the offices of senior staff, the provost focuses on developing an ever more diverse and inclusive community, one in which teaching excellence is supported and where faculty members find multiple opportunities to develop their scholarly interests.

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M. Brian Blake
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

[email protected] | 202-994-6510




The provost oversees all academic matters—teaching, learning, research and scholarship—across GW’s ten schools and colleges. Also included in his purview are issues of student life on campus, international programs, graduate enrollment, and institutional assessment.

Academic Affairs and Planning

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Teresa Murphy
Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs

Necia Thompson, Executive Associate
[email protected] | 202-994-5186


Role of the Office of the Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs

The deputy provost for academic affairs, along with the provost, is responsible for integrating the academic experience with student life beyond the classroom through all of the offices and departments under the Office of the Provost. This role provides oversight for the undergraduate and graduate academic administrative functions of the university, including the university's international strategy. The Deputy Provost is also responsible for the design, management, and use of academic space on all campuses, and she oversees the university’s reaccreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

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Caroline Laguerre-Brown
Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement
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Keely Walston, Administrative Manager
[email protected] | 202-994-7297


Role of the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

The Office of 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 for diversity and inclusion 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.

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Enrollment Management

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Ed Gillis
Interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

David Iselin, Director of Operations
[email protected] | 202-994-6710


Role of the Office of the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

The vice provost for enrollment management oversees GW’s efforts to recruit and retain diverse and academically talented undergraduate and graduate students.

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Faculty Affairs

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Christopher Bracey
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Aysia Woods, Administration Associate
[email protected] | 202-994-1620


Role of the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

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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Libraries and Academic Innovation

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Geneva Henry
Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation

Tyler Cundiff, Special Assistant
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Role of Libraries and Academic Innovation

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.

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Robert H. Miller

Robert H. Miller
Vice President for Research

Contact: [email protected] | 202-994-6255



Role of the Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President 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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