Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Leadership

Carnegie Mellon is fortunate to have exceptional academic leadership at the helm of its schools, colleges, and international programs. Through the Office of the Provost, university deans, vice provosts and senior staff oversee the delivery of the transformative educational experience Carnegie Mellon is renowned for the world over.  In addition, the university operates one of the nation's Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, the Software Engineering Institute, which activities focus on addressing critical software and cybersecurity needs of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Centers and Institutes Leadership


David Mawhinney

Executive Director, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

Paul Nielsen Portrait

Paul Nielsen

Director and CEO of the Software Engineering Institute

Senior Staff

Becky Culyba Portrait

Becky Culyba

Director of the Office of the Provost

Kelly Elder Portrait

Kelly Elder

Executive Administrator to the Provost

Kathleen Flanigan Portrait

Kathleen Flanigan

Director of Finance

Georgia Giatras Portrait

Georgia Giatras

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Financial Strategies and Resource Planning

Lisa Krieg portrait

Lisa Krieg

Associate Vice President and Director of Enrollment Services

Tim McNulty Portrait

Tim McNulty

Associate Vice President for Government Relations

David Quinn Portrait

David Quinn

Director, Research Initiatives and Special Projects

Janel Sutkus Portrait

Janel Sutkus

Director of Institutional Research and Analysis