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The Office of the Provost provides leadership and administration for the College’s academic programs and faculty excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship, and oversees academic assessment, policies, and operations.

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Dr. Michael Middleton, Provost/Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Growth

The Provost/Vice President for Teaching, Learning, & Growth oversees the Teaching and Learning Core; provides strategic vision and inclusive leadership; participates in college-wide planning, program and policy development and review; encourages opportunities for distinctive programmatic synergy in support of the liberal arts mission of the College; contributes to the College’s visibility and reputational efforts; works collaboratively across the College to foster a culture of trust, dignity, and mutual respect in carrying out the mission, advancing the vision, and upholding the values of the College. The Provost partners closely with the President, vice presidents, deans, faculty, and various college councils and committees to carry out the mission of the College.

New for Academic Year 2023-2024 - Provost's Open Office Hours

Michael Middleton, Provost/Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Growth will be holding regular open office hours to meet and get to know members of the Ramapo community. These office hours are open to all Ramapo faculty, staff, and students. No appointments are needed, and you can come with questions or ideas, or just come to say hello.

All sessions will be in the Provost’s office suite on the first floor of the Mansion.

The schedule for the Spring 2024 semester is as follows:

Wednesday, February 14 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Friday, March 15 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm **Canceled**

Tuesday, April 16 – 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Monday, May 6 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Office of the Provost Leadership

Michael Middleton, Ph.D.
Provost/Vice President for Teaching, Learning, & Growth
(201) 684-7330

Joyce Shim, Ph.D., MIA, MSW
Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs
(201) 684-7585

Vanessa Arriola, M.Ed., MBA
Interim Assistant Provost for Administration, Budget, & Planning
(201) 684-7532

Academic Deans

Deans Eddie Saiff, Ken Goldstein, Leigh Keller, Ed Petkus, Susan Hangen, and Aaron Lorenz

Ed Petkus, Jr., Ph.D.
Dean of the Anisfield School of Business
(201) 684-7377

Ken Goldstein, MFA
Dean of the School of Contemporary Arts
(201) 684-7363

Susan Hangen, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Humanities and Global Studies
(201) 684-7406

Aaron R.S. Lorenz, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Social Science and Human Services
(201) 684-7624

Edward Saiff, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the School of Theoretical and Applied Science
(201) 684-7734

Leigh Keller, M.S., L.I.S.
Dean of the Library and Learning Commons
(201) 684-7316

Contact the Provost's Office Staff

Jennifer WeinkauffPicture of Jennifer Weinkauff
Administrative Coordinator for Teaching & Learning
(201) 684-7330

Contact Jen for: Provost’s calendar; requests for the Provost; payments and reimbursements for Faculty Scholarship Funding; payments and reimbursements for Career Development Funding; Schomburg Distinguished Scholar awards; payments for faculty completing extraordinary College service; staff personnel performance review packages; faculty search candidates’ visit logistics; Provost-approved Travel Authorization Request; independent studies.

Ariela Castillo
Secretarial Assistant 3
(201) 684-7515

Contact Ariela for: academic integrity policy/procedure and reporting; faculty awards (Bischoff Award, Provost’s Faculty Service Award, Thomases Award, Jack Richardson Award); Academic Achievement Ceremony; COPLAC Regional Undergraduate Research Conference; Conveners; CWAAC; Vice Provost’s calendar; requests for the Vice Provost.



Donna Lee SchweizerPicture of Donna Schweizer
Academic Affairs, Special Programs Coordinator
(201) 684-7210

Contact Donna for the College Honors Program.





Teaching & Learning Core

Academic Assessment

Michael A. Unger
Director of Academic Assessment and Associate Professor of Political Science
(201) 684-7761
Assessment of Student Learning

Grants & Sponsored Programs

Bernadette Connors
Assistant Director of Grants & Sponsored Programs
(201) 684-7616

Office of the Registrar

Jeneen Kelly
(201) 684-7385
Office of the Registrar

Councils & Committees

Read more about the councils and committees which govern academics at Ramapo.