Meet the Staff

Timothy B. Smith, Provost

Timothy B. Smith

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Art History

BA, MA, Art History – University of South Carolina; PhD, History and Criticism of Art – Florida State University

Mara Amster, Associate Provost

Mara Amster

Associate Provost, Charles A. Dana Professor of English

BA, Duke University; MA, University of Virginia; PhD, University of Rochester

Jody Kelso

Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Avery Amacher

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Provost

Kim Sheldon

Director of Student Success
BA, Mary Washington College; MA, University of Maryland

Kim Sheldon graduated from Mary Washington College with a BA in English Literature. She pursued graduate study at the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism, earning an MA in journalism and public relations. Kim has worked in many non-profit or higher education institutions. She has enjoyed working for Randolph College for over twenty years, including work in the admissions and financial aid arenas. Her position as Director of Student Success allows her to see students grow academically and socially over four years through advising and engagement programming.

Kim enjoys walking and running in the Lynchburg area and traveling abroad. She wishes she were a better baker and hopes one day to achieve a perfect scone.

Teresa Harris

Teresa Harris

Program Coordinator of Student Success
BA, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Teresa Harris is an alumna of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, graduating in 1980. She has worked at the College for 42 years in various capacities and now enjoys creating programs for incoming and current students to support academic and personal success.

Teresa is a writer, a theatrical director, artist, and an advocate for social justice.