Provost's Office

The Provost's Office oversees all aspects of the academic experience, so that we can provide a dynamic, integrated learning environment for all students. 

The way in which we recruit, support, and evaluate faculty, design our ever-emergent curriculum, implement the Plan process, and provide many varied opportunities for outside-of-the-classroom learning enables students to create a rigorous, wide-ranging, and cohesive course of study within a community of caring and motivated peers. We are dedicated to providing the most meaningful and transformative education possible, and (like Bennington students and faculty) constantly review, question, and—when necessary—change our approach to better achieve these ends.

The following offices and programs fall under the umbrella of the Provost's Office: Academic ServicesCrossett Library; the Elizabeth Coleman Center for the Advancement of Public ActionField Work Term; Graduate Programs (MFA in Dance, Music, Public Action, and Writing), and Postbaccalaureate Premedical ProgramInstitutional ResearchRegistrar.


  • during term: M–F, 9:00AM–5:00PM
  • summer/FWT: M–F 8:30AM–4:00PM


  • Barn 123



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Barbara Alfano
Director of First-Year Forum


call call 802-440-4378
Maurice Hall
Maurice Hall


call call 802-440-4400
Image of Sarah Harris
Sarah Harris
Dean of Faculty


call call 802-440-4379
Image of Kelly Hayes
Kelly Hayes
Executive Assistant to the Provost
call call 802-440-4400
Image of Bryan Knights
Bryan Knights
Provost's Office Assistant
call call 802-440-4409
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Thomas Leddy-Cecere
Associate Dean of Pedagogy and Advising


call call 802-753-2462
Meredith Meurs
Meredith Meurs
Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs
call call 802-440-4406
Noelle Murphy
Noelle Murphy
Dean of Studies
call call 802-440-4664
Karen Prime
Karen Prime
Budget Manager
call call 802-440-4363

Program Coordinators

The Program Coordinator provides general administrative services and support to the faculty, staff, and students associated within the academic area, including: managing area budgets, purchasing equipment and supplies, managing student workers, coordinating field trips, coordinating campus visits for guest speakers and artists.

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Olivia Biro
Music Library and Program Coordinator
call call 802-440-4382
Liza Charbonneau
Liza Charbonneau
Senior Program Coordinator - Visual Arts, Dance, and Drama
call call 802-440-4549
Valene Gallett
Valene Gallett
Program Coordinator - Science and Mathematics
call call 802-440-4460
Jessica Lynn
Supervisor, Program Coordinators and Senior Program Coordinator for Literature; Society, Culture, and Thought; Cultural Studies and Languages
call call 802-440-4376