Provost’s Office

The Provost’s Office supports RISD’s academic programs and the work of faculty and students across all divisions. The college's vice provost, associate provost for research and strategic partnerships, associate provost for social equity and inclusion, and all deans report directly to the provost.


Soul Brown
Director, Research

Justine Bubar
Faculty Recruitment and Development Coordinator
401 709-8482

Deanna Casanovas
Director, Provost’s Office
401 454-6594

Joshua Chodorow
Administrative Assistant
401 454-6336

Janine Connelly
Director, Academic Budgets and Planning
401 454-6596

Sarah Cunningham
Vice Provost for Strategic Partnerships
401 454-6298

Richard Gann
Vice Provost
401 277-4833

Katryn Livingston
Communication Project Manager
401 454 6225

Nicole Merola
Dean of Faculty
401 454-6585

Anais Missakian
401 454-6162

Beth Papagolos
Administrative Assistant
401 454-6104

Jennifer Roberts
Executive Director, Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
Assistant Provost for Social Equity and Inclusion
401 454-6397