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 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 email@example.com.
Ms. Patel joined the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity as the Senior Project Manager 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Nelson joined the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity in January 2012 as a Project Manager. Prior to joining Harvard, he worked as a Program Coordinator and Business Analyst at an international student travel company. He holds a BA in History from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Nelson can be contacted at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Shepherd is working as Temporary Coordinator through March 2014. Ms. Shepherd comes to the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity after having served as Interim Building Coordinator for the Office of the President and Provost at Massachusetts Hall. She has a B.A. in Soviet Area Studies from the University of Vermont and an M.A. in International Relations from Boston University. Ms. Shepherd may be contacted at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.