Pratt Institute began the search for a new provost during the fall 2021 semester. As the chief academic officer, the provost serves as a critical member of Pratt’s senior leadership, responsible for advancing the academic enterprise and supporting the success of students and faculty at the Institute.

The search will be chaired by the president’s chief of staff, Nicole Haas. AGB Search, a national firm with extensive experience and a proven track record conducting executive searches for higher education institutions, led by consultants Concetta Stewart and Ellen Meyer, will assist the Institute. 

Search Committee

The search committee represents faculty, staff, and students and includes members recommended by Pratt’s Academic Senate and Staff Council.  

Eve Baron, Chair, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment

Anita Cooney, Dean, School of Design

Nicole Haas, Chief of Staff to the President and Provost Search Committee Chair

Gaia Hwang, Acting Assistant Dean and Visiting Associate Professor, School of Design

Avishi Jain, President, Student Government Association

James Kempster, Vice President, Communications and Marketing

Duks Koschitz, Professor, Undergraduate Architecture

Pierre de Looz, Adjunct Associate Professor, Humanities and Media Studies

Monica Maceli, Associate Professor, School of Information

Camille Martin-Thomsen, Acting Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Adjunct Professor

Leslie Mutchler, Chair, Foundation ArtAmir Parsa, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Christopher Ruggieri, Chair, Staff Council

Uzma Rizvi, Associate Professor, Social Science and Cultural Studies

Maira Seara, Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Jane South, Chair, Fine Art


November 2021

AGB Search consultants conduct pre-search meetings and surveys with the Pratt community, including President Frances Bronet, administration, faculty, staff, and students.

President Bronet charges the search committee and AGB at the first committee meeting.

December 2021

Search launches through the AGB website.

January 2022

Committee meets to review procedures.

Candidate applications are received mid-month.

Committee reviews applications and selects semifinalists.

Early February 2022

Semifinalist interviews

February 21–March 4, 2022

Finalist on-campus interviews

April 2022 

President announces new provost. 

July 2022

Provost begins work at Pratt Institute.