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Office of the Secretary of the Faculty

Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering

The Office of the Secretary of the Faculty serves as a resource for faculty members, staff and administrators across Arts and Sciences and Engineering. The information available on this website is meant to support the community in a variety of ways.

Mission and Purpose

The Secretary of the Faculty provides administrative and logistical support to faculty members in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and of Engineering. Our scope of responsibilities includes faculty meetings, faculty committees, and essential information for faculty. In addition, the Secretary of the Faculty ensures open communication among the A&S&E faculty and administration.

Along with the Deans of the School of Arts and Sciences and of the School of Engineering, the Secretary of the Faculty is also an officer of the faculty, according to the bylaws; and maintains the bylaws of A&S&E and the associated schools.

About the Secretary of the Faculty

Erin Sullivan

As Secretary of the Faculty for the Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, Erin serves faculty, staff, and administrators by supporting the academic mission of the university, providing advice on faculty governance, and managing the processes that link the two schools to the Provost's office.

Prior to joining Tufts in 2017, Erin was the Assistant Director for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she managed faculty searches and oversaw multiple promotion and tenure processes. Earlier, she managed the faculty recruitment process for the MIT Skoltech Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Erin’s experience in higher ed administration and in consulting includes career services, executive search, faculty recruitment, and management of standing processes related to hiring, promotion, and annual reporting.

Erin earned her Ed.M. in higher education at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her B.A. in sociology-based human relations from Connecticut College.

Contact Information

Erin Sullivan
Secretary of the Faculty for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Ballou Hall, 1st Floor
Phone: 617-627-3156

Lindsay Riordan
Administrative Assistant
Ballou Hall, 1st Floor
Phone: 617-627-4272