Provost's and Associate Provosts' Staff
- Nayef Samhat, provost, professor of international studies and political science
- Joseph Klesner, associate provost, professor of political science
- Jan Thomas, associate provost, professor of Sociology
- Jane Martindell, dean for academic advising
- Ellen K. Harbourt, registrar
- Jami Peelle, faculty grants and fellowships coordinator, irb administrator
- Darlene Tedrow, coordinator for faculty support
- Pamela Faust, executive assistant to the president and the provost
- Michelle Foster, faculty resources specialist
- Kimberly Frimel, Administrative Assistant in the Academic Division
- Amy Quinlivan, executive assistant to the associate provosts
- Ruth Woehr, administrative assistant to the presidential search committee
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Nayef Samhat, a native of Detroit, Michigan, holds a B.A. in international affairs from George Washington University's School of International and Public Affairs, a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University.
Nayef specializes in international relations theory and international political economy. He also studies the politics of the Middle East, particularly international relations in the Middle East. Samhat has published in Millenium: Journal of International Studies, International Politics, Global Society, and Policy Studies Journal. He also contributed to the anthology Global Society in Transition: An International Politics Reader. And he is the author of Democratizing Global Politics with Rodger Payne of the University of Louisville.
Prior to coming to Kenyon, Samhat taught at Centre College (1996- 2009) where he also served as as program chair, division chair, and associate dean.
Joseph L. Klesner joined the Kenyon faculty in 1985. He has frequently chaired the political science department as well as the international studies program. Klesner offers courses in comparative politics, international relations, and Latin American politics, as well as interdisciplinary courses in international studies.
Klesner has published many articles on Mexican politics and been cited as an expert in Mexican electoral politics by The New York Times and by The Economist. Klesner has also written on public opinion and political behavior in Latin America and on the pedagogy of comparative politics. He has served the College as chair of the Curricular Policy Committee, as chair of the Faculty, as coordinator of the Presidential Search Committee, and as chair of the Faculty Lectureships Committee. He has received research grants from a wide variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Political Science Association. Klesner spent 2005-6 as a Fulbright Scholar at University College Dublin.
Jan E. Thomas has been at Kenyon since 2000. Prior to coming to Kenyon she worked for women's health centers in Chicago and Denver and as a public health educator in Colorado. Her research and teaching has focused on gender, health care and social movements. Her recent research has been on maternity care in Sweden.
Jan is an associate editor of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, and recently spent a semester teaching in Sweden with The Swedish Program at Stockholm University. She has published in a variety of journals including Gender & Society, Teaching Sociology, Journal of Family Studies, and the Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.
At Kenyon Jan has chaired both the Sociology and Women & Gender Studies departments and served on many campus committees. She holds a Masters degree in Social Services from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado - Boulder.
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Student Affairs Center
Jane Martindell, dean for academic advising, is responsible for academic advising programs, both general and departmental. She develops programs and services to meet students' special learning needs. Dean Martindell provides counsel to students on academic, social, and personal matters. She initiates conferences with and provides support for first-year students and students on conditional enrollment. Also, her office is responsible for the academic components of orientation programs for new students. Dean Martindell is a source of information and advice concerning postgraduate awards, fellowships, and scholarships, including Fulbright Grants, Marshall Scholarships, and Rhodes Scholarships. Consult with Dean Martindell (firstname.lastname@example.org) on individual scholastic matters, on academic advising programs, or on postgraduate awards and opportunities.
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fax: 740-427- 5615
Ellen K. Harbourt joined the staff of the Registrar's Office in 1999 as Banner Conversion Coordinator. The position became Computer Records Specialist in 2000. Ellen was promoted to Associate Registrar and then to Acting Registrar in 2004. Ellen was promoted to Registrar in 2005.
Upon completion of her Bachelor of General Studies degree and certification to teach English as a second language from Ohio University, Ellen taught conversational English in Taiwan for 10 months.
Ellen enjoys making art quilts, gardening, cooking with her husband, biking, reading and walking her black Lab Juno.
The registrar maintains the academic records of Kenyon and publishes the Kenyon College Catalogand other enrollment information. The registrar's office should be contacted on matters such as the following:
- Accessing grades
- Course enrollment
- Course schedule
- Classroom assignments
- Declaration or change of major, minor, or concentration
- Enrollment verifications
- Examination schedules
- Graduation requirements
- Summer school credit
- Transcript requests
- Transfer of credit
- Veterans Benefits Administration.
Petitions for waivers or substitutions of the academic policies of the College should be directed to the registrar for consideration by the petitions subcommittee of the academic standards committee. Advice on preparing a petition may be sought from the dean for academic advising, or the student's faculty advisor.
Jami Peelle, a graduate of Purdue University with an MLS from SUNY Geneseo, was a Librarian at Kenyon from 1977 until she accepted the postion of Faculty Grants and Fellowships Coordinator in 2003.
- Faculty Grants and Fellowships Coordinator (FGFC)
- maintains a Grants and Fellowships web page with information on funding sources, proposal writing, and Kenyon grant guidelines
- discusses proposal ideas with faculty
- assists faculty in identifying possible funding sources
- reads, helps edit, compile, and submit proposals for individual grants and fellowships
- member of the Kenyon Grants Committee
- attends FAC meetings especially pertaining to Kenyon in-house grants
- receives FAC grant applications
- Administrator for the Kenyon College IRB (Institutional Review Board.)
- creates and maintains the IRB web pages
- assists PIs with application procedures
- receives applications and is the first reviewer
- recommends review type
- prepares Reviewer Reports
- corresponds with PIs, FAs, and others involved in the research as well as board members
- maintains IRB database and required files
- prepares meeting minutes, agendas, and reports
- suggests policy
- administrates CITI training courses
- conducts outreach activities including class visits, individual consultations
- Affiliated Scholars
- creates and maintains the Provost's Web Pages
- research for Provosts, Associate Provosts, FAC when requested
Darlene came to Kenyon in 1998. Among her many responsibilities is finding office space for faculty members and facilitating the moves of faculty from one office to another. She also assists faculty members with Kenyon Faculty Development Grants and Kenyon Summer Stipend applications. Darlene and her husband, Daniel, live in Mount Vernon. They have two daughters, Danielle Moffat, also of Mount Vernon, and Megan Tedrow, who is a junior at Mount Vernon High School.
Please contact Darlene if you have questions about the following:
- Classroom Equipment and Furniture Requests and Repairs
- Equipment Funds (Science, Fine Arts, Math)
- Faculty Development Grants Accounts
- FDGs and Labalmes
- Teaching Initiatives Grants
- Teachers Teaching Teachers Grants
- Newton Chun
- Kenyon Summer Stipend
- NEH Summer Stipend
- Midwest Faculty Seminar Grants
- Faculty Offices
- Office Assignments
- Office Moves
- Office - Furnishings, Equipment Repairs or Replacement
- IFDAs - Individual Faculty Development Accounts
- Outside Honors Examiners
- Research Funds, Designated
- Start-up Funds
Pamela J. Faust came to Kenyon in the fall of 2006 and serves the offices of the President and the Provost jointly as the college's ceremony officer, coordinating small- to large-scale ceremonial events and four internal grant and award programs.
Pamela also provides administrative assistance to the chair and secretary of the faculty throughout the year, and event planning assistance to sister offices in the academic division, including the Center for the Study of American Democracy, the Center for Innovative Pedagogy, and the Center for Global Engagement. In addition, she serves as a student club advisor to the Kenyon Pealers and one of college's role playing game groups.
Originally from Aurora, Ohio, Pamela received a B.A. in English Literature from Hiram College and a M.A. in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University. Before coming to Kenyon College, she honed her skills as a non-profit administrator and event planner at the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio, as the director of adult literary programs, and at the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Foundation in Akron, Ohio, as the event coordinator for development. She currently resides in Mount Vernon with two highly personable (and thoroughly spoiled) cats.
When not ensconced in her cozy office in Edelstein House, she can be seen enthusiastically dashing about the Kenyon campus with flagrant disregard for whatever pair of long-suffering high-heels she happens to be wearing.
Please contact Pamela if you have questions about the following:
- Opening Convocation
- Founders' Day
- Honors Day
- Special dedicatory or installation ceremonies
Grants and Awards:
- The Franklin Miller Awards
- The Kenyon College Community Development Fund (KCCDF)
- The Trustee Teaching Excellence Awards (TTEA)
- The Whiting Awards
- Assistance to Faculty Chair and Secretary
- Faculty and Staff Regalia
- Submissions for the Fac Pac
- Faculty Lunches at the Harcourt Parish House
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Michelle joined the Kenyon Community in 2007 as the Late Night Activities coordinator in the Student Activities Office. She continued with this position and added Administrative Assistant to the Reaccreditation Coordinator during the decennial reaccreditation process which ended in September, 2010. She then joined the Office of Admissions as an Admissions Counselor and Campus Visit Coordinator for the 2010-2011 school year. She happily remains in Ransom Hall as the faculty resources specialist.
Michelle holds an Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences, a Bachelor Degree in the Science of Management, and a level II State of Ohio certification to teach drug and alcohol prevention. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Higher Education Administration program at the University of Dayton, is a volunteer for Pelotonia, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and St. Vincent de Paul school. She spends the majority of her hours attending her son's soccer and basketball games with her husband, and rescued ChiWeenie/team mascot, Friskito.
Kim is also the Administrative Assistant for (IPHS) Integated Program in Humane Studies and the (CIP) Center for Innovative Pedagogy.
Amy L. Quinlivan came to Kenyon in 1996 as Assistant to the Executive Secretary to the President. After three years, she moved to the Associate Provost office as Executive Assistant to the Associate Provosts. Amy joined Staff Council in July of 2000 and served for four years including a term as the Staff Council President in 2001-2002. Amy also served on The Dance Prize Committee from 2002-2004 and served on the Presidential Advisory and Communications Team (PACT) 2004-2005.
Amy is a graduate of the Central Ohio Technical College in Newark, Ohio were she received an Associates Degree in Business Administration. She resides in Apple Valley with her husband James, beautiful young daughter Isabella Grace, and their two golden retrievers, Lexy and Bailey. Amy enjoys shopping, decorating her home, and spending time with family and friends.
Please contact Amy if you have questions about the following:
- Academic Infractions Board
- College Art Inventory
- Course Evaluations
- Department Assessment
- Department Budget Requests
- Departmental Annual Reports
- Early Graduation Petitions
- Edelstein Conference Room Reservations
- External Department Evaluation
- Faculty Handbook
- Final Exam Policy
- Hiring Workshops
- Kenyon College Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship
- New Faculty Orientation
- NEH Professorship
- Reviews and Dossier Preparation
- Synoptic Majors
- TPC Tenure and Promotion Committee
- Visiting Faculty Searches
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