About Joanne Berdebes

Prior to joining the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Joanne Berdebes worked at Columbia University, where she spent ten years in various leadership positions and from 2009 until 2016 served as the Associate Vice Dean for Research Administration and Finance for the Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her primary expertise is in managing complex research operations, interpreting and operationalizing policy, strategic planning, and change management.

She also brings high level expertise in grants management, strategic communications, foundation relations and project management. Ms. Berdebes is also the Managing Principal of Cedar Consulting Group, a nonprofit and higher education management consulting service. Ms. Berdebes holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University and a Master of Public Health from Boston University.