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Natalie Friedman

Dean of Studies  Dean for the Senior Class 

  • Oversees operations of Dean of Studies Office
  • Liaison to faculty regarding advising and academic matters
  • Advises students on all matters pertaining to academic achievement or concerns
  • Resource person for all seniors in matters academic or personal
  • Contact: nfriedman@barnard.edu, or schedule an appointment


Rebecca Grabiner 

Dean for the First-Year Class  Dean for Academic Assistance


Christina Kuan Tsu

Dean for the Sophomore Class  Transfer Advising Dean

  • Resource person for all sophomores in matters academic or personal
  • Coordinates transfer advising and serves as adviser to transfer students
  • Barnard adjudication panelist to Columbia University's Gender-Based Misconduct Policy for Students
  • Contact: ckuantsu@barnard.edu, or schedule an appointment


James Runsdorf

Dean for the Junior Class, Fellowships, and Research 

  • Resource person for all juniors in matters academic or personal
  • Coordinator for advising for fellowships
  • Adviser for students and alumnae interested in Fulbright Scholarships
  • Adviser to transfer students
  • Contact: jrunsdorf@barnard.edu, or schedule an appointment


Adjua Starks

Dean for Pre-Professional Advising 

  • Adviser for students and alumnae interested in various health careers
  • Chair of Barnard’s Pre-Health Professions Committee
  • Adviser to students and alumnae interested in Law School
  • Adviser to students and alumnae interested in Professional Schools
  • Contact: astarks@barnard.edu, or schedule an appointment


Michell Tollinchi-Michel

Dean for Academic Enrichment and Community Initiatives

  • Oversees the CSTEP/STEP and HEOP programs
  • Administrative Coordinator for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
  • Coordinator for the Spelman/Howard Domestic Exchange Program
  • Associate Director of the Intercollegiate Program under the Hughes Science Pipeline Project
  • Adviser to students interested in Social Work School
  • Adviser to transfer students
  • Contact: mtollinchi@barnard.edu, or schedule an appointment