Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs


Message from the Interim ProvostInterim Provost Anne Lopes

I am delighted to serve as interim provost at this significant period in John Jay College’s history.  The core strength of John Jay is its faculty, and our value as an institution derives from their work.  As educators, our remarkably talented scholar-teachers hold the key to student success; they ignite student intellectual curiosity, inspire their creativity, and promote their academic excellence in the classroom.  In these ways, our faculty help students develop the knowledge, skills and habits of mind they need to succeed in college and after graduation.

As scholars, our faculty contribute to every area of knowledge.  The scope of John Jay faculty research is truly vast:  members of our faculty are just as likely to receive grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities as from the National Institute of Justice.  As social scientists, artists, scientists, humanists, and public sector leaders, our faculty members broaden the college’s reach and enhance its impact.  Through their research and creative accomplishments many of them bring injustice to light and influence the course of justice.  It is our privilege in Academic Affairs to do everything in our power to ensure that our faculty receive the support they need to promote student success and to carry out their research and creative work. 

Our mission—educating for justice—animates and informs everything we do.  We work with our public, non-profit and private sector partners to innovate curriculum and design learning experiences that prepare our students to lead and advocate for justice in a rapidly changing world. 

Anne Lopes