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The Office of Faculty


The Emory College Office of Faculty is the primary resource for faculty and works to advance the academic mission of Emory University by supporting faculty recruitment, retention, research, and teaching.

Under the leadership of Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Deboleena Roy, the office oversees the recruitment and retention of faculty candidates, the tenure and promotion review and reappointment of College faculty, and reviews faculty leave requests.

The Office of Faculty works closely with the Office of Research Funding Support to help facilitate faculty grants and awards, including the Program to Enhance Research and Scholarship (PERS).

The Office also leads the annual review of every academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences and supports the collection of institutional data for the College.

Duties of the office also include oversight of the Robert E. Hightower Fund, the appointment of named chairs, and other faculty awards (Winship Award for Lecture Track Faculty, Cuttino Award, Emory Williams Award, and nominations for external research awards and fellowships).

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Laura Papotto
Sr. Director of HR and Faculty Operations/Chief of Staff
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Susan Lee
Manager of Faculty Appointments
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Lori Cavagnaro
Associate Dean of Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives
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Lane DeNicola
Director of Institutional Research
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Cheri Kersey
Assistant Director of Program Review