503 Crouse-Hinds Hall
Dr. Winders serves as associate provost for faculty affairs. In this role, she partners with Vice Chancellor, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Gretchen Ritter and other academic affairs leaders to support key faculty initiatives and advance the University’s vision and mission as outlined in the Academic Strategic Plan. A professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, Winders was also the founding director of the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute.
Dr. Garland is the assistant provost for faculty affairs. In this role, she supports all operational functions and strategic initiatives within Academic Affairs as they relate to the faculty career progression, ongoing professional development, and leadership support with a specific emphasis on enhancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Specifically, she provides guidance on broadening faculty recruitment, structures orientation and mentoring for new faculty, and supports programs that encourage work/life and wellness. She also supports development opportunities for department chairs, program directors, and other emerging leaders. Finally, she implements and evaluates changes in processes designed to enhance faculty support services. Her academic training and expertise is in organizational development and workplace communication.
Ms. Bielowicz is an administrative specialist, serving as the principal administrative support for the associate provost for faculty affairs. In addition, she provides support to the University Senate Academic Affairs Committee.
Center for Faculty Leadership and Professional Development
550 Bird Library
Ms. Alestalo is a program director in the Center for Faculty Leadership and Professional Development. In this role, she supports the program development of the center, as well as works directly with faculty who are underrepresented in their disciplines or fields. Her continuing work with the Women in Science and Engineering program specifically supports women faculty and students in STEM disciplines. Ms. Alestalo also works with review committees for various faculty awards.
Ms. Presutti is an administrative assistant supporting a wide variety of initiatives in faculty affairs. She coordinates events for the Center for Faculty Leadership and Professional Development and assists with financial reporting for the Women in Science and Engineering program. She also manages the faculty affairs website and assists with production of faculty profiles for various media outlets.