Dean's Office

The Dean’s office is responsible for guiding the overall goals and mission of the Columbia Climate School, developing and executing short and long term priorities. The Dean oversees strategic academic and organizational planning and guide the research, education, and fourth purpose activities at the highest level. The Dean’s office serve as a key conduit to the rest of the university, developing and maintaining key relationships across schools and departments.

Strategy & Leadership
We support the Dean in developing and executing the School’s strategy and advancing new institutional structures and policies as the design of the School evolves. We also provide data-driven analysis and recommendations to the Dean on a wide variety of operational and strategic issues. We are thought-partners to senior staff across the School and within the University, supporting problem-solving and idea generation.

Internal Communications
We manage internal communications, in partnership with the Communications and Administration team, including email announcements, School-wide newsletters, and town-halls and other School-wide events.

Special Projects
We lead and staff special projects, in particular those that are cross-departmental and/or high-profile, such as COP planning and a Signature Speaker Series.

Dean Communications
Working closely with the Communications team, we support the Dean in his internal and external communications, including speaking engagements, Board presentations, interviews, traditional and social media.




Name Title Email
Munson, Charlotte Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives
Shaman, Jeffrey Interim Dean
Kenneally, Jennifer Administrative Manager
Corlett, Sean Chief of Staff