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Provost’s Office

Fall 2020 information

Hours of operation: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–6 pm

The Provost's Office staff are working remotely during normal business hours. We are not holding in-person meetings at this time.

For scheduling please email To leave a voicemail please call 401 454-6400.

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.


Patricia Barbeito
Dean of Faculty
401 454-6575

Justine Bubar
Faculty Recruitment and Development Coordinator
401 709-8482

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

Daniel Cavicchi
Vice Provost
401 454-6134

Joshua Chodorow
Administrative Assistant
401 454-6336

Janine Connelly
Acting Director, Academic Budgets and Resources
401 454-6596

Sarah Cunningham
Associate Provost for Research and Strategic Partnerships
401 454-6298

Daniel Hewett
Executive Director, Strategic Design Pedagogies
401 454-6516

Kent Kleinman
401 454-6406

Katryn Livingston
Administrative Assistant, Academic Events and Communications
401 454 6225

Beth Papagolos
Administrative Assistant
401 454-6104

Matthew Shenoda
Associate Provost for Social Equity and Inclusion
401 454-6444