Provost's Office Staff
The Provost's Office is responsible for Simmons' academic operations.
We work closely with faculty and staff throughout the University on matters of curriculum, research and faculty affairs.
The Provost's Office also oversees the Career Education Center, the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Registrar, Scott Ross Center for Community Service, Study Abroad, Student Life and the Tutoring Center.
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Stefan Krug, MSW, PhD, served as Dean of the Simmons University School of Social Work (SSW) from 2007 until 2014. He provided leadership for the BSW, MSW, and PhD degree programs and was responsible for the School of Social Work's strategic planning, faculty hiring, budget management, as well as oversight of curriculum development, administration of student services, admissions, field education, and special programs. As Dean, Dr. Krug had oversight of all activities related to regional and disciplinary accreditation for the School of Social Work. He began his service at the Simmons SSW in 1989 and served in the Field Education Department, as Assistant Professor, Doctoral Program Director, Chair of the Clinical Practice Sequence, Associate Professor, Professor, and Associate Dean. His previous practice as a social worker focused on children, adolescents, and families. Among the courses Dr. Krug has taught are: Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Leadership Skills for Social Work Practice, Social Work Practice, and Qualitative Research Methods. Dr. Krug's professional service includes membership on the editorial board and as consulting editor for the Journal of Ethics and Behavior and Family and Society, respectively; as a Council for Social Work Education certified site visitor; founding member of the Center for Social Work Research & Practice. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Council on Social Work Education.
Associate Provost and Dean of the Undergraduate Program
Catherine Paden (Ph. D. , Northwestern University) is Associate Provost and Dean of the Undergraduate Program and also serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Paden came to Simmons in 2006 as a faculty member in the Political Science and International Relations Department, where she is currently an Associate Professor. As Associate Provost and Dean of the Undergraduate Program, Paden is responsible for the implementation of the Simmons core curriculum, the Simmons PLAN — Purpose, Leadership, ActioN. She also oversees Undergraduate Advising, the Center for Global Education, and the Writing and Tutoring Centers. Paden's research and teaching interests focus on American politics, racial politics, social movements, interest groups, and how underrepresented groups gain political representation. She is the author of Civil Rights Advocacy on Behalf of the Poor (2011), which assesses whether, and how, low-income African Americans gain representation in anti-poverty legislative battles. Her current book project examines the impact of local civil rights and economic justice organizing on national policy and interest group priorities. She has published in the DuBois Review and has contributed research on the Nation of Islam to a volume on religion and American politics (University of Virginia, 2012). Paden has served as the Faculty Assistant to the Dean on Diversity Initiatives, on the Dean's Diversity Task Force, and on Simmons's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC).
Dean of Students
Susan Antonelli, a Public Relations / Marketing Communications graduate of Simmons, returned to the University in 2011 after working for eleven years at colleges and universities around Boston. She served as Dean of Students at Wheelock and Cambridge Colleges and as the senior student and academic affairs officer at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Antonelli received her Master of Education degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Susan oversees Student Leadership & Activities, Residence Life, Multicultural Student Affairs, and Spiritual Life. She is a student in the Higher Education Leadership doctoral program at Northeastern University, focusing her research on the role of Italian-Americans in higher education.
Associate Provost for Planning, Assessment, and Accreditation
Richard Voos is responsible for coordinating planning and accreditation work at Simmons. He co-chairs the All Simmons Assessment Committee, working with faculty and administrators in the assurance of student learning. The Office of Institutional Research reports to Voos.
Previously, over 19 years at Babson College, Voos served in a number of roles, including Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Clerk of the Corporation, Chief of Staff to the President, and Associate Vice President for Planning. Among his responsibilities were coordinating the work of the President's cabinet, directing strategic planning, overseeing institutional research and assessment, and coordinating meetings of the Board of Trustees.
Richard Voos earned a B. A. degree in history from Dartmouth College and an M. S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons. He is currently the Chair of the Board of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School in Framingham, MA.
Suzanne Mullarkey is the Director of Operations for the Office of the Provost. She has more than 16 years of experience in higher education. She is the liaison to departments across the University and in addition to daily operations, has taken on responsibility for the new Faculty Support Center and events such as Convocation and Commencement. Prior to moving to the Provost's Office in 2014, she was the Director of Operations in the School of Social Work, worked several years as the Social Work Registration Coordinator, and was an Administrative Assistant for the Education Department. Mullarkey served ten years on Simmons's Staff Council. Suzanne previously worked in the real estate and the legal arenas for over ten years and owned a small property management business on the South Shore.
Simmons is a family tradition; her mother and daughter are also graduates. She is a triple Simmons alum, with a BA in Communications, an MS in Communications Management, and an MBA.
Director of Academic Budget
Wayne Malloy is the Executive Assistant to Provost Conboy and supports operations for the Provost Office. New to higher education, Wayne comes to Simmons after 10 years as a marketing and development leader with a national retailer. He studied music education at the University of Southern Maine, and performs locally with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus.