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The Office of Faculty Affairs works closely with university leadership and faculty members across the university to advance and promote their important work. In collaboration with colleagues in the schools, Faculty Affairs strives to ensure the continued excellence of Johns Hopkins faculty by enhancing faculty development initiatives, increasing faculty diversity, and building a strong, inclusive, and collaborative faculty community.

Susan Courtney

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs


Susan Courtney assumed the position of Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs in July 2017. In this role, Dr. Courtney will be a key contributor to the development and execution of the long-term vision of the Office of the Provost. Specifically, she will work closely with schools across the university to address pressing issues facing our faculty, identify opportunities to increase collaboration, increase faculty diversity, and continue efforts to improve mentorship programs for our junior faculty.

Dr. Courtney came to Johns Hopkins in 1999 after five years in the intramural research program at the National Institute of Mental Health. While with us, she has served as a professor and chair of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. She has joint appointments in the Department of Neuroscience at the School of Medicine, and in the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Williams College and master’s and doctoral degrees in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is author of over 70 articles and book chapters. Her research focuses on using neuroimaging methods to study attention, memory, and cognitive control in the human brain.

Larry Williams

Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs


Larry Williams was appointed Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs in April 2017. Larry partners with Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Susan Courtney, in support of strategic initiatives including: faculty development, recruitment, retention, mentoring, diversity, data reporting and communications.

Larry has been a member of the Peabody Institute faculty since 1994. He currently serves on the Chamber Music and Horn Minor faculty in the Conservatory, and is the former Chair of the Preparatory Brass & Winds Department, and Director of the Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Larry was named a Johns Hopkins University Provost’s Fellow in 2016 where he helped advance the Faculty Diversity Initiative (FDI), supported faculty mentoring efforts across the university, and served as a member of the Faculty Diversity Research Committee.

An accomplished musician, Larry has performed with notable musicians: Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Arturo Sandoval, as well as the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and New World Symphony Orchestras. Larry appears on numerous recordings as a soloist, and chamber musician, as well as serving as a featured clinician at conferences, workshops, and festivals across the US and abroad.

Larry earned a bachelor’s degree in horn performance, and graduate performance diploma from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.


Laura Dalrymple


Senior Administrative Coordinator



Laura Dalrymple joined the staff of Johns joined the Provost’s Office Staff in 2018.


Roland Thorpe

Provost’s Fellow

Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health, Behavior and SocietyRoland received his B.S. from Florida A&M University and his M.S. and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. His research focuses on racial and socioeconomic health disparities, particularly among U.S. men. He serves as the director of the Program for Research on Men’s Health at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. As a Provost’s Fellow, he will design skills training modules for undergraduate research and develop a mentoring program to train graduate students, postdoctoral students, and faculty in the art of mentoring undergraduate students.