Staff

Tamara Kachanov

Tamara Kachanov

Department Administrator

407B Kent Hall

4-5028

tk7@columbia.edu

Provides overall administrative and financial management to the department. Manages human resources and supervises academic coordinator, business manager and financial assistant. Oversees administrative and financial areas of the departmentís operation. Processes full-time faculty appointments and leaves. Oversees student fellowship matters, manages space administration and capital projects.

Joshua Gottesman

Joshua Gottesman

Academic Coordinator and Chair's Assistant

407 Kent Hall

4-6780

jdg2167@columbia.edu

Assists the Chairman with all aspects of faculty searches, tenure promotions, and faculty reviews. Assists students with academic affairs and serves as liaison for students with International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO). Assists the DGS with academic matters and helps the DUS and MA Program Coordinators with certain academic tasks such as senior thesis tutor assignments and degree conferral. Schedules room assignments for courses. Coordinates admissions and student recruitment, as well as certification of graduate student degrees. Submits new courses to the DSC and COI. Maintains student lists and the EALAC directory. Maintains department website. Keeps minutes of department meetings when required.

 

Business Manager

407 Kent Hall

4-1207

 

Manages departmental budgets, faculty research accounts and personnel expenses. Resolves financial problems and reconciles accounts. Has approval authority for all reimbursement and expenses for funding programs for faculty and students. Supervises Financial Assistant. Approves casual and work study payroll. Manages lounge reservations. Coordinates reimbursements for job search candidates and visiting admitted students. Processes all part-time student and faculty appointments. Processes faculty and visiting scholar visas. Serves as liaison with International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO). Issues UNIs for new faculty.

Anri Vartanov

Anri Vartanov

Financial/Administrative Assistant

407 Kent Hall

4-3811

av2357@columbia.edu

Provides support for the administrative and financial activities for the Business Manager, including all reimbursements for faculty and students, and payments for conferences and speaker series events. Makes hotel reservations for department visitors. Assists with the monitoring of account reconciliation. Orders supplies and equipment. Processes lounge reservations. Keeps track of spending for faculty research accounts and conferences. Maintains office space, copier and equipment, and assists with all facility matters. Coordinates food ordering for social events and meetings. Maintains listervs. Broadcasts department announcements.