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 Distinguished Service Professor of Health Justice
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.


Melissa Sherwin

Communications Lead
melissasherwin@uchicago.edu

Melissa directs communications related to UChicago’s Faculty Development Program and co-manages the Academic Communicators Network in partnership with the Office of Communications.


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. 


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