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The Provost serves as Chief Academic Officer for Lesley University to ensure that our academic programs meet high standards for quality. The Provost and all members of the Provost Office team work collaboratively across the university with faculty, academic deans, budget officers, program directors, advisors, admissions counselors, alumni, and current students.

We are physically located on the second floor of University Hall. Many staff work a hybrid schedule. See below for individual contact information.
 

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The Provost’s Office area includes the following offices:

Assessment

Center for Teaching, Learning & Scholarship

Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects
 

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Deanna L. Yameen, Interim Provost

Read more about Dr. Yameen here.

Email: deanna.yameen@lesley.edu | Phone: 617.349.8317

Office location:  University Hall, 2nd floor, Room 2-018.  Interim Provost Yameen works a hybrid schedule. To make an appointment, contact Mary Powell at mpowel15@lesley.edu.

 

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Maureen Creegan-Quinquis, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Dr. Creegan-Quinquis supports faculty and students in the grants process, research, program assessments, reaccreditations, and special projects.

Email: mcreegan@lesley.edu | Phone: 617.349.8233

Office location: University Hall, 2nd floor, Room 2-017. Maureen works a hybrid schedule. Please email for an appointment.

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Shannon Deiana, Academic Affairs Budget Coordinator

 

Email: shannon.deiana@lesley.edu | Phone: 617.349.

Office location:  University Hall, 2nd floor, Room 2-.  Shannon works a hybrid schedule.  Please email for an appointment.

Diana Direiter

Diana Direiter, Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Read more about Dr. Direiter.

Email: direiter@lesley.edu | Phone: 617.349.8970

Office location:  University Hall, 2nd floor, Room 2-019.  Diana works a hybrid schedule.  To make an appointment, please email Diana directly.

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Lisa O'Neill, Director of Academic Affairs Administration

Lisa is responsible for leading the Academic Coordinators Council -- a centralized team of academic coordinators supporting academics across the University.  She also facilitates academic operations and special projects usually involving systems. She enjoys defying the law of entropy. A Lesley graduate, Lisa loves working in a culture that values relationships, community, and social justice. 

Email: loneill6@lesley.edu | Phone: 617.349.8517

Office location:  University Hall, 2nd floor, Room 2-023.  Lisa works a hybrid schedule.  Please email for an appointment.

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Amy Stratman, Assistant Provost of Field Placement Operations

Dr. Stratman works with Field Training Offices across Lesley University to ensure student access to high-quality, transformative field experiences.

Email: astratma@lesley.edu | Phone: 617.349.8673

Office location: University Hall, 2nd floor, Room 2-043. Amy works a hybrid schedule. To schedule an appointment: https://calendly.com/astratma/30min

Academic Coordinators Council

Atoosa Malekani, Senior Academic Coordinator

Atoosa serves as senior member of the Academic Coordinating Council in providing essential administrative support for the university’s academic department leaders and faculty. In this capacity, she functions as a critical resource and partner with academic leadership on various program projects, initiatives, goals, and objectives.

Email: atoosa.malekani@lesley.edu | Phone: 617.349.8026

Office location: Lunder Arts Building, 2nd floor, Room.233. Atoosa works mainly remotely. Please email for an on-campus appointment.

Venise Murphy, Academic Coordinator

Venise is the academic coordinator for Education at Lesley. She enjoys spending time with her son and she is a foodie. She graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s in human services.

Email: venise.murphy@lesley.edu | Phone: 617-349-8440

Office location: University Hall, 2nd floor, Room 2-016. Venise works a hybrid schedule. Please email for an appointment.

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Jen Pappas, Senior Academic Coordinator

Jen is the Senior Academic Coordinator for the Mental Health & Well-Being academic area and provides essential administrative support for department leaders and faculty. In this role Jen functions as a critical resource and direct liaison between the academic departments, enrollment and admissions, student financial services, faculty, staff, students, and the community and serves as a senior member of the Academic Coordinating Council. Jen holds a BA and an MBA from Lesley University.

Email: jpappas@lesley.edu | Phone: 617-349-8331

Office location: Jen is fully remote, please email for an appointment

Mary Powell, Academic Coordinator

Mary is the academic coordinator for Liberal Arts and Business at Lesley. She enjoys singing and playing piano, spending time with family, and trying new places to eat. She graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and holds a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governor's University.

Email: mpowel15@lesley.edu | Phone:

Office location: University Hall, 2nd floor, Room 2-016 . Mary works a hybrid schedule. Please email for an appointment.

Contact Us

Provost’s Office
29 Everett Street
617.349.8517

provost@lesley.edu