Provost and Senior Vice President of Simmons College
Dr. Conboy comes to Simmons from Stonehill College, where she served as a faculty member in the department of English since 1987 and as chief academic officer (academic vice president and then provost) since 2000. Provost Conboy was responsible for Stonehill's academic vision and for ensuring the curriculum met its academic objectives. At Simmons, she serves on President Drinan's Operating Team, leads the academic council (composed of the Deans of Simmons's five schools), and has overall responsibility for Academic Affairs, including the Center for Academic Advising, the Library, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Registrar, Career Education Center, and Study Abroad. Dr. Conboy holds a B.A. in English from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Notre Dame. Her scholarship areas include British fiction, Irish literature, and feminist theory. (See Dr. Conboy's curriculum vitae for more information.)
Dr. Conboy is the co-editor of Writing on the Body: Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory (Columbia University Press). Her articles, essays, and book reviews have been published in ELH, Modern Language Studies, Verse, Twentieth Century Literature, MELUS: The Journal of Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States, and Poetry Ireland Review, among others. She regularly presents at the annual meetings of the American Conference of Academic Deans, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the American Association of Colleges and Universities on the liberal arts and liberal education; planning; faculty work; and other topics.
Katie Conboy serves on the boards of the American Conference of Academic Deans, Boston College High School in Boston, MA, and Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton, MA. She is also a past member of the Advisory Board for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education and a past chair of the CAO Task Force for the Council of Independent Colleges.
Stefan Krug, MSW, Ph.D., served as Dean of the Simmons College School of Social Work (SSW) from 2007 until 2014. He provided leadership for the BSW, MSW, and PhD degree programs and was responsible for the School of Social Work's strategic planning, faculty hiring, budget management, as well as oversight of curriculum development, administration of student services, admissions, field education, and special programs. As Dean, Dr. Krug had oversight of all activities related to regional and disciplinary accreditation for the School of Social Work. He began his service at the Simmons SSW in 1989 and served in the Field Education Department, as Assistant Professor, Doctoral Program Director, Chair of the Clinical Practice Sequence, Associate Professor, Professor, and Associate Dean. His previous practice as a social worker focused on children, adolescents, and families. Among the courses Dr. Krug has taught are: Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Leadership Skills for Social Work Practice, Social Work Practice, and Qualitative Research Methods. Dr. Krug's professional service includes membership on the editorial board and as consulting editor for the Journal of Ethics and Behavior and Family and Society, respectively; as a Council for Social Work Education certified site visitor; founding member of the Center for Social Work Research & Practice. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Council on Social Work Education.
Nancy Dimauro is responsible for the management of academic proposals and funded projects: the pre- and post-award management of grant programs, overseeing program support services, including budget, logistics, and other administrative arrangements.
Previously, Dimauro worked as a project consultant for Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA, assisting in strategic projects for marketing; the College's NEASC accreditation renewal; and a financial literacy education series for women. Dimauro also served as Director of Operations of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, managing the operations and writing and managing grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, and numerous private foundations. Through these grants Dimauro developed and supported strong collaborations with the Holyoke Mayor and Police Chief, Hampden County District Attorney's Office, Massachusetts State Police and Sheriff's Department, the Holyoke Housing AUthoriy, Department of Youth Services, and ten other service agencies.
Nancy Dimauro earned a B.A. degree in psychology, as a Frances Perkins Scholar, from Mount Holyoke College.
Special Assistant to the Provost
Richard Voos assists with academic strategy and planning, shepherds accreditation and other academic administrative processes, and manages a variety of special projects in the Provost's Office. He also manages the Academic Affairs web site and for Provost's Office communications.
Previously, over 19 years at Babson College, Voos served in a number of roles, including Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Clerk of the Corporation, Chief of Staff to the President, and Associate Vice President for Planning. Among his responsibilities were coordinating the work of the President's cabinet, directing strategic planning, overseeing institutional research and assessment, and coordinating meetings of the Board of Trustees. Before Babson, he worked for eight years in the Arts and Sciences Library at Tufts University
Richard Voos earned a B.A. degree in history from Dartmouth College and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons.
Mike Hollabaugh assists with the daily administrative functions of the Provost's Office, including ordering supplies, calendar management, expense reconciliation, and internal/external communications. He also assists with various academic processes, such as promotion and tenure, sabbaticals, PDMYR, searches, and honorary degrees.
While at Simmons, Mike has coordinated logistics for two government grants for women's leadership from Fulbright and the Department of State. In this role, he worked on arranging travel, event planning, budget management, and preparation of supplies and materials.
Previously, Mike has worked at Ithaca College in their Office of the Provost, and as a civilian with the U.S. Government at Hanscom Air Force Base.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College. He is currently working on an M.S. in Library and Information Science at Simmons.
From The Provost
New Student Research Funding Available
Visit the Student Travel and Research Funds page to learn about SURPASs - the Summer Undergraduate Research Program At Simmons