Our Team

     
    Judith D. Singer, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and James Bryant Conant Professor of Education at Harvard University

    As Senior Vice Provost, Singer works closely with the President and Provost on critical issues of faculty development and diversity across the University, addressing the need for more systematic review and analysis of appointments, with an eye to ensuring greater excellence and diversity in faculty ranks. She serves as a key adviser in the ad hoc tenure process, chairs the Provost’s Review Committee on Faculty Appointments, and oversees the administration of funds designated to facilitate the appointment of outstanding scholars who increase the faculty’s diversity. She is a member of the Council of Deans, which includes the Deans of the faculties, the President, and the Provost.  To learn more about Judy Singer, please see her full profile.

     
    Elizabeth Ancarana, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

    Elizabeth joined the Office as Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity in January of 2013.  Working closely with the senior administration, faculty, deans, and the larger community across the University, Elizabeth focuses on implementing existing initiatives and developing new ventures to diversify the faculty and enhance their experience at Harvard.  Prior to joining FD&D, Elizabeth served for almost a decade as Assistant Dean for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) where she supported faculty recruitment at all levels.  She also plays a leadership role in the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (New England HERC) and the National HERC organization.  Before joining Harvard, Elizabeth held roles in faculty affairs at Boston University, and in college administration, academic advising, and study abroad at the University of San Diego, Bentley University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is a graduate of Boston College, with a B.A. in French Language and Literature and an M.A. in Higher Education Administration.  She has also completed graduate work in Spanish Language and Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Elizabeth can be reached at elizabeth_ancarana@harvard.edu.

     
    Elizabeth Knoll, Assistant Provost for Faculty Appointments

    Elizabeth joined the Office in March of 2014, to work with the senior administration and deans across the University on faculty appointments and processes. She oversees the review of all faculty appointments, serves on the Provost's Appointments Review Committee, and develops and implements projects to improve Harvard's faculty searches and its processes of promotion and tenure review. Before joining FD&D, she was Executive Editor-at-Large at Harvard University Press, where over the course of seventeen years she created a widely praised and influential list of books on teaching, learning, and current social forces in higher education, and strengthened the Press’s lists in law and behavioral sciences. She has also been a science editor at W. H. Freeman, the University of California Press, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge in history and philosophy of science, and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in Comparative Literature. Elizabeth can be reached at Elizabeth_knoll@harvard.edu.

     
    Krupa Patel, Associate Director of Administration and Technology

    Ms. Patel joined the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity in October 2010. Prior to joining Harvard, Ms. Patel worked for the federal government in the Departments of Interior and Defense managing research and strategic initiatives. She was named a Presidential Management Fellow in 2006 where she served as a Program Analyst with the U.S. Naval Forces Europe & Africa in Italy and the Gulf of Guinea. Most recently, she built technology for a healthcare startup and co-founded a venture that aims to map knowledge in online communities. She has an MSc in environmental science from Yale University and a BA in psychology from Smith College. Ms. Patel may be contacted at krupa_patel@harvard.edu.

     

     
    Robyn Mukherjee, Project Manager

    Ms. Mukherjee joined the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity in June of 2014. Prior to her work with FD&D, Ms. Mukherjee was the Manager, Research Administration for four years and a Research Computing Specialist before that at Harvard Business School. During that time she managed projects and resources available to faculty such as the creation of a new survey tool, upgrading the high performance computing infrastructure, faculty consultations and training for the research information system that feeds their online profiles, and the tracking of a portion of faculty research budgets. She has a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Springfield College and a B.A. in Psychology from Stonehill College. Ms. Mukherjee may be contacted at robyn_mukherjee@harvard.edu.

     
    Roba Khorshid, Program and Events Coordinator

    Ms. Khorshid joined The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity in April 2010, as the Administrative Coordinator. Ms. Khorshid comes to Harvard from the British Council in Cairo, Egypt where she was a project assistant in the Arts Unit. She has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the American University in Cairo. Ms. Khorshid may be contacted at roba_khorshid@harvard.edu.

     
     

     
    Jill Larson, Project Coordinator

    Ms. Larson joined the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity in December 2009 as a Project Coordinator. Prior to her work with FD&D, Ms. Larson coordinated corporate social responsibility programs for Global Vision International (GVI). Jill earned a BS in Foundations of Education at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Larson may be contacted at jill_larson@harvard.edu.