Verrazzano Hall

Office of the Provost

Eva Fernandez

A Message from the Provost

Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mercy University.

As Mercy’s Chief Academic Officer, it’s my responsibility to ensure our academic strategy and priorities are in concert with our mission of transforming students’ lives through personalized and high quality learning environments. The Office of the Provost is a team of dedicated professionals who work collaboratively with faculty and support offices across Mercy to help our students realize their academic and professional goals.

We oversee Mercy’s undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, which are designed to help our students develop the skills, knowledge, and experience needed for their desired profession or career. Even more importantly, we ensure our curriculum prepares students for lifelong learning: Mercy graduates are ready to face the challenges of an ever-changing world. Our over 90 undergraduate and graduate programs are offered within our six Schools:

We also serve our experienced and highly qualified faculty, which includes Fulbright Scholars, published authors, and nationally and internationally recognized authorities devoted to excellence in teaching and serving the community. As leaders in their fields, our distinguished faculty bring timely, relevant, real-world experience into the classroom, blending theory with practice to provide impactful learning experiences.

In addition, we provide a number of mission-critical resources for faculty and students, including the Libraries, Office of the Registrar, Office of Online Learning, Office of Educational Assessment, Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation, Center for Teaching & Learning, and more

Our degree programs, our faculty, and our academic resources make Mercy an exciting place, and I invite you to learn more about us at our facilities in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx, and Manhattan, as well as online.

Eva M. Fernández, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mercy University

Provost Staff

Saul Fisher
Associate Provost for Research, Grants, and Academic Initiatives

Maria Cruzet
Executive Director, Financial Planning and Academic Operations

Linda Bastone
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Dena Whipple
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Christopher Partridge

Joi Sampson
Director of Academic Engagement, Equity, and Inclusion

Anna Krstevski
Director, Financial Planning and Academic Operations

Sophia McCallum
Academic Program Manager

Julia Kuhlman
Research and Grants Manager

Rachahd Garguilo-Tosado
Faculty Affairs Administrator

Anthony Dushaj
Academic Affairs Administrator

Office of the Provost News

President Parish receives the President's Medal at her inauguration

Friday September 22, 2023

Mercy University Celebrates Inauguration of Susan L. Parish as its 13th President

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Artist and sculpture surrounded by Mercy officials and alumni

Thursday September 21, 2023

Sculpture by Famed Puerto Rican Artist is Permanently Installed at Mercy University Westchester Campus

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Tuesday September 19, 2023

Mercy’s Maverick Magazine Wins Prestigious Graphic Design National Award

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Reporting Departments

Oversees course schedules, registration, and Academic Calendar;  processes declarations of majors and minors, enrollment verifications, immunization records, and transcript requests; maintains student records, conferral of degrees, and diplomas. 

Learn More About Office of the Registrar

Provides training opportunities and support to faculty teaching online, hybrid and web-enhanced courses. Learn More About the Office of Online Learning

Contact Information

Guides and supports faculty and staff in improving the quality of courses, programs, and the student learning experience by clarifying expectations and using reliable and valid measures of learning achievement to determine the impact of pedagogical and support strategies. Learn More About Office of Educational Assessment

Brooke Ellsworth, Director |

Provides a learning environment for assistance in writing, math, science and other subjects. Learn More About CAEI

Engages with faculty colleagues to advance innovative pedagogy and best practices across the curriculum and in the disciplines. Learn More

Supports Mercy faculty and staff in seeking external funding for research, teaching, and related endeavors. The Office provides pre- and post-award services to those interested in pursuing grant funding.

Learn more about the Office of Sponsored Programs

Tarrytown Offices
Suite 104
(914) 674-7657

Offers programs and initiatives to encourage international learning and understanding. Learn More About the Center of Global Engagement

Creates opportunities for groups typically underrepresented in STEM to engage in enrichment activities for learning, career readiness, enjoyment, and personal and community growth, which may not be available through school districts. Learn More About the Center for STEM Education

Seeks to advance our understanding of social and criminal justice institutions and their relations to and effects on social life. Learn More About the Center for Social and Criminal Justice

Seeks to transform highly motivated and talented students into intellectually sophisticated and civically-minded college graduates through curricular and co-curricular programming that emphasizes interdisciplinary, collaborative, experiential, and self-directed learning. Learn More About the Global Honors Program

Supports low-income, first-generation students and those from groups underrepresented in graduate education, through enriching experiences that prepare eligible students for doctoral study. Learn More About the McNair Scholars Program
(914) 674-7810