OAFA OFFICE STAFF

Sarah Kirk

Sarah R. Kirk

Provost and Dean of Faculty

Provost Kirk, as chief academic officer and dean of the faculty, is responsible for the planning, development and delivery of the Colleges' educational programs and services. The Provost works with the faculty on curricular management and operations, supports faculty initiatives and development, and supervises academic support offices and centers of the Colleges. Provost Kirk started at the Colleges in June 2021.

Joseph Rusinko

Joseph Rusinko

Senior Associate Provost

Associate Provost Rusinko deals primarily with faculty development and support issues for the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs. He oversees faculty orientation, development, and support projects for the Office; identifies and assists faculty members with developmental and procedural matters; and works with various institutional offices to assist with grantsmanship and other faculty support service. Rusinko is a tenured member and Associate Professor of the Math and Computer Science Department and has been at the Colleges since 2015.

David Galloway

Jamie MaKinster

Associate Provost for Curricular Initiatives and Development

Associate Provost MaKinster deals primarily with curricular matters for the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs. She oversees the Bidisciplinary and First Year Seminar programs; supports departments and programs in curricular matters; works with chairs on staffing and scheduling issues for the academic year; supports faculty and students in the advising process; and represents the interests of the faculty in institutional decision making. MaKinster is a tenured member and a Professor in the Education Department and has been at the Colleges since 2002.

Missy Weaver

Missy Weaver

Academic and Faculty Coordinator

Weaver supports the Provost and the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs on faculty personnel matters, including the maintenance of faculty compensation, planning, and budgeting. She also maintains official records on the faculty regarding hiring, tenure and promotion, emeriti status, community service, faculty salaries, faculty bylaws, and sabbatical and leave requests as well as coordinates materials for staffing plans and enrollment management. Additionally, she supervises the Academic Department Coordinators. Weaver has been at the Colleges since 2007.

Kenda Furgeson

Kenda Furgeson

Assistant to the Provost

As the Assistant to the Provost, Furgeson is responsible for the operational budget including faculty travel and research grants of the Office and for course evaluations for First-Year Seminars and the Bidisciplinary Programs. She serves as the office manager and scheduler for the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs and assists the Provost with endowment and grant management. Furgeson has been at the Colleges since 2018.

 

Constituent Offices of OAFA

CONTACT

The Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs
Coxe Hall
Second Floor
Phone: (315) 781-3304
Fax: (315) 781-3334
oafa@hws.edu


2020-21 Faculty Prize Recipients

Faculty Prize in Teaching:

Julie Kingery

Associate Professor of Psychological Science Julie Kingery



Faculty Prize in Scholarship:

Jamie Bodenlos

Associate Professor of Psychological Science Jamie Bodenlos



Faculty Prize in Community Service:

Brien Ashdown

Associate Professor of Psychological Science Brien Ashdown

 

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.