The Office for Faculty Affairs provides innovative resources and meaningful guidance to ensure that all faculty members thrive throughout their lifecycles at the university. The Office works to ensure that faculty are well-positioned to transform students into citizen/leaders through high-quality instruction and expand the frontiers of knowledge through faculty scholarship and research. From recruitment to retirement and beyond, Faculty Affairs works collaboratively with all campus stakeholders to establish and maintain a vibrant, diverse, inclusive, and internationally recognized academic community of scholars. 

Faculty Affairs Office


Rumana Riffat, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
[email protected] | 202-994-6783

Shelese Smith, Executive Director for Faculty Affairs
[email protected] | 202-994-7456

Sarah Krauss, Director,  Full-Time Faculty Administration
[email protected] | 202-994-0732

Debra Churos, Director, Part-Time Faculty Administration
[email protected] | 202-994-4329

Zachary Hawk, Associate Program Director for Faculty Affairs
[email protected]| 202-994-3410

Danielle Swails, Administrative Supervisor for Faculty Affairs Operations
[email protected] | 202-994-2322

John Vail, Faculty Affairs Specialist, Recruitment and Data Analysis
[email protected]   | 202-994-7503

Ashley Maas, Full-Time Faculty Personnel Coordinator
[email protected] | 202-994-6527

Valerie Brown, Faculty Personnel Assistant
[email protected] | 202-994-5963

Javelle Chase, Faculty Affairs Coordinator
[email protected] | 202-994-6511

Society of the Emeriti Coordinator

Cassandra Wiseman, Administrative Coordinator & Society of Emeriti Coordinator
[email protected] | 202-994-0143

Technology Commercialization Office

Brian Coblitz, Executive Director
[email protected] | 202-994-4345

Michael Harpen, Sr. Licensing Manager
[email protected] | 202-994-8975

Mary Rose Luceri, Program Coordinator/Paralegal
[email protected] | 202-994-1917

Sarwat Naz, Licensing Manager
[email protected] | 202-994-3095

Toya Rosser, Program Manager
[email protected] | 202-994-0718