People

The University of Chicago’s Faculty Development Program is led and managed by the Office of the Provost. Key University partners have contributed to its curriculum

Melissa Gilliam

Vice Provost and Ellen H. Block Professor
Office of the Provost
mgilliam@bsd.uchicago.edu

As Vice Provost, Melissa oversees leadership and academic development for department chairs and faculty at each academic rank.
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Regina Dixon-Reeves

Assistant Provost
Office of the Provost
rdixonreeves@bsd.uchicago.edu

Regina supports professional development for department chairs, faculty, other academic appointees, and postdoctoral scholars.


Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Associate Director
Office of the Provost
tianap@uchicago.edu

Tiana supports and coordinates programs for academic development for department chairs, faculty, other academic appointees, and postdoctoral scholars.


Sarah Willis

Events and Administrative Planner
Executive Assistant to Melissa Gilliam and Regina Dixon-Reeves
swillis80@uchicago.edu

Sarah provides event and administrative support for the Faculty Development Program. 


Paul Rand

Vice President for Communications
University Communications
prand@uchicago.edu

Paul leads the development of strategic and digital communications to support the momentum of the University’s research and teaching initiatives.


Candace Mueller

Executive Director of Communications Strategy and Chief of Staff
University Communications
candacem@uchicago.edu

Candace works to equip faculty and other academics at the University with resources, information, and best practices through the Academic Communicators Network.


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