Provost and VPAA Search Committee Members

Updated as of June 19, 2018

Chairperson:

Russell J. DiGate, Ph.D.
Dean
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences               

Committee Members:

Mark J. Browne, Ph.D.                                 
Professor and Chair, School of Risk Management
School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

Elaine Chiu, J.D.
Professor and Director, Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights
St. John’s School of Law

Rev. Patrick S. Flanagan, C.M., M.Div., Ph.D.                   
Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Caroline Fuchs
Associate Professor/Librarian
University Libraries

Sharon Hewitt Watkins, C.P.A.
Vice President for Business Affairs
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Office of Business Affairs

Aliya Holmes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
The School of Education

Azzedine Layachi, Ph.D.
Professor, Government & Politics
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Nada Llewellyn, Esq.
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy General Counsel
Offices of General Counsel and Human Resources

Katia Passerini, Ph.D.
Dean
College of Professional Studies

Sandra E. Reznik, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Christina Schweikert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
College of Professional Studies

Brian T. Shea
Member, St. John’s University Board of Trustees
Former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Investment Services for BNY Mellon

Christopher P. Stephens
Vice President, Student Government, Inc.
Member, President’s Society
Sociology major, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

Roberta Villalon, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Support Person:

Maureen A. O’Brien
Administrative Assistant
Office of the President