Department/Program: Anthropology/American Studies, Provost’s Office
Office location: 317 Nassau Hall
Office Hours: Contact Ellen Riscoe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Profile: I am the Assistant Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity in the Office of the Provost (who is Princeton’s chief academic and chief budgetary officer). I work on institution-wide strategic planning, matters related to the operating budget and resource allocation, and faculty and graduate student diversity. Last spring I taught an undergraduate seminar on Muslims in America through the Department of Anthropology.
I’ve had a diverse academic and personal journey with many interesting twists and turns. I was born in Kenya and grew up in Canada. I finished high school at the United World College-USA in New Mexico and went off to Stanford where I majored in Social Anthropology and minored in Biology and Asian American Studies. I later studied at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and completed an MSc in Refugee Studies, an MBA, and a PhD. Before coming to Princeton in 2010, I worked in philanthropy and the non-profit sector, on a political campaign, in executive search, and for a summer at an investment bank.