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José Herrera, Ph.D.

A Message from the Provost

Welcome! Bienvenidos! to the Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mercy College.

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to a collaborative and world-class group of scholars and staff that make up Academic Affairs. Mercy College boasts over 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs taught by a wonderful group of caring faculty and staff working in five different schools: Business, Education, Health & Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. Programs in these five schools prepare a wonderful diversity of students for a wide variety of professions and careers—and more importantly, Mercy’s curriculum actively prepares students for challenges of the ever-changing world with a passion emblematic of our student-centered mission.

It is my sincere hope that you will be able to visit our various locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and main campus in Dobbs Ferry, to experience our focus on individual students and their success. I welcome you and your family to explore our various programs, library, and other facilities—and to interact with our outstanding faculty and staff. If you are near the Dobbs Ferry campus, I hope that you are able to stop by and introduce yourself. We are located on the second floor of Verrazzano Hall.

Go Mavericks!

José Herrera, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Mercy College

Provost Staff

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


Maria Cruzet
Director of Academic Affairs Budget and Planning


Nancy Heilbronner
Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs


Lucretia S. Mann
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs


Danielle Quilligan

Anna Krstevski
Associate Director of Academic Budgets and Planning


Emily Kelly
Academic Program Manager


Cesar Millan Recca
Faculty Affairs Administrator


Maria Walsh-Regotti
Academic Affairs Administrator


Virginia Lee Curtis 
Research and Grants Coordinator


Emily Donovan
Administrative Assistant


Honors Program / Office of the Provost

Reporting Departments

Office of the Registrar

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

Office of Online Learning

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

Contact Information

Office of Educational Assessment

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

Dr. Victoria Ferrara,
Dr. Susan Waddington,

Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

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

Center for Teaching and Learning

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

Office of Sponsored Programs

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

Center for Global Engagement

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

Center for STEM Education

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

Center for Social and Criminal Justice

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

Mercy College Global Honors Program

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

Mercy College McNair Scholars 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