Student moving through campus with art supplies


The Office of the Provost shapes and supports all aspects of academic life at Pratt, with the aim of creating an inclusive and engaging environment that allows students, staff and faculty to do their best work. Under the leadership of Pratt’s chief academic officer Provost Kirk E. Pillow, the Provost’s office staff works closely with Pratt’s academic and administrative leaders to:

  • Improve Pratt’s performance in building a diverse pipeline of creative professionals and scholars
  • Support faculty in their scholarly and creative practices
  • Encourage innovation in teaching and learning
  • Develop and offer a high quality and forward-looking curriculum
  • Engage meaningfully with our local communities in Brooklyn and New York City
  • Create opportunities for education abroad
  • Collaborate with industry through research and professional partnerships
  • Provide support for grant seekers and guidance on matters related to intellectual property


Kirk E. Pillow, Provost
Donna Heiland, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Allison Druin, Associate Provost for Research and Strategic Partnerships 
Peg Fox, Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs
Andrea Jeyaveeran, Director of Public Programs and Campus Event Services
Jennifer Leao, Director of Government Relations 
Amir Parsa, Director of Interdisciplinary Study 
Rebecca Armstrong, Program Assistant, Interdisciplinary Study

Maria Soares, Director of Study Abroad and International Partnerships
Laurel Voss, Director of Academic Budget and Operations
Ellen Connell, Budget and Operations Coordinator
Robert Yee, Academic Data Analyst
Jeannie So, Executive Assistant

Graduate Assistants

Saraphine Carlson, Communications Design, Spring 2018
Bhumi Doshi, Design Management, Spring 2018
Vida Habibi, Design Management, Spring 2018
Ar. Pratik D Jadhav, Masters of Science in Architecture, Spring 2018
Cashaé J. Louden, Master of Arts in Media Studies, Spring 2018

Emeritus Faculty

Awarding of Emeritus/Emerita status at Pratt Institute is an honor, designating a retired faculty member as having demonstrated a distinguished professional career and having made significant contributions to the Institute.