Meet our Staff

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Kristin G. Esterberg, provost and academic vice president, serves as the university's chief academic officer. A member of the president's executive leadership team and cabinet,  Dr. Esterberg provides strategic leadership to all programs and services within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Bertolon School of Business, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Graduate Studies, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, library, institutional effectiveness and planning, center for academic excellence, sponsored programs and research adminstration, center for creative and performing arts, and disability services. Dr. Esterberg holds a PhD and MA in sociology from Cornell University. She earned her BA in philosophy and political science at Boston University. provost@salemstate.edu, ext. 6246

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Debra Longo serves as executive and confidential assistant to the provost, managing the provost’s calendar and daily schedule, the operational budget and communication to/from academic affairs. She also serves as staff liaison to the academic and student affairs committee of the Board of Trustees. Ms. Longo holds a BA in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. dlongo@salemstate.edu ext. 6246

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Vickie Ross, staff assistant, provides assistance to the provost and manages the faculty personnel actions (reappointment, promotion, tenure, post-tenure review, sabbatical leave, and department chair election processes);  provides support to the all-college governance committee, the university-wide curriculum and academic policies committees, manages the governance website, maintains the historic files and records for university governance and for the provost's office.  vross@salemstate.edu ext. 2472

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Amie Marks Goodwin, assistant provost, academic affairs, oversees faculty orientation, faculty development, the center for teaching innovation, sponsored programs and research administration, center for creative and performing arts, disability services and faculty/librarian contractual matters. Working closely with the provost in administration of the BHE/MSCA day division collective bargaining agreement, the academic budget and university policy, she serves as a campus resource in those areas. Dr. Goodwin holds a PhD in higher education administration from Boston College, and a BA in French and MEd in instructional media from Boston State College. agoodwin@salemstate.edu, ext. 6241 

Martha Gardner

Martha Gardner, staff assistant, coordinates academic hiring, workload reporting and administration of the student evaluation system. As confidential assistant to Dr. Goodwin, she maintains the MSCA day division grievance files. Ms. Garder holds a BA in psychology from Elmira College and an MA in English from Salem State University. mgardner@salemstate.edu ext. 6241