J. Steven Brown, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Vice Provost for Administration and Dean of Graduate Studies, is an ordinary professor of mechanical engineering. He supervises the administrators and staff in the Office of the Provost, including the Academic Budgets team. As Dean of Graduate Studies, he works collaboratively with faculty and administrators from CUA's 12 schools to enhance the academic quality of graduate programs, and provides leadership and support to the University's graduate mission. He handles all graduate academic appeals, and is the ex officio chair of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions of the Academic Senate.
Ralph Albano, M. Eng., M.B.A., Vice Provost for Sponsored Research, Research Compliance, and Technology Transfer, acts as the point of academic coordination for the submission of proposals for research support, acceptance of awards, administration of internal funding of research, coordination of University research and technology development and more. He works with the Division of Finance to implement efficiencies that directly impact on research operations.
Duilia de Mello, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Global Strategies, is an ordinary professor of physics. She is responsible for overseeing the University's international programs and initiatives, increasing the international presence of The Catholic University of America as a research institution, and supporting initiatives that engage faculty and students in experiences in research, teaching, and learning throughout the world. She supervises the Office of Global Strategies, which includes CUAbroad, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, and the Intensive English Program.
David P. Long, S.T.L., M.Phil., J.C.D., Vice Provost for Academic Operations and Strategic Planning, serves as the chief of academic operations. He partners with deans across schools to leverage resources to meet long- and short-term goals, leads the academic area in strategic planning and resource management across the schools, departments, centers, and institutes, and provides guidance to the deans to identify required faculty and staff infrastructure growth to ensure programs are fully supported. He also assists the Provost and school deans in developing and executing capital plans for the academic area.
Lynn Mayer, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Teaching and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, is an associate professor of social work. Her major responsibilities include overseeing the First-Year Experience program, the University Honors Program, and the Center for Academic and Career Success. Dr. Mayer is leading the development of the university-wide core curriculum for undergraduates. She handles undergraduate academic appeals.
Angela McRae, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, is an associate clinical professor of education. She coordinates the implementation of online courses and programs, as well as the quality assurance and training aspects of online teaching and learning at the university. As director of the CTE, Dr. McRae oversees the training and professional development of all instructors and works closely with units across the university to coordinate community outreach initiatives and partnerships with high schools, including K-12 teacher training.