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Sylvia Niemann

Biology Department Staff




Office Hours: By Appointment
1203 Altschul Hall


Department Administrator 

Sylvia Niemann takes responsibility for the administrative needs of Barnard's biology department. She works together with faculty, staff, and students to plan departmental events, collaborates with faculty and staff across Barnard and Columbia, organizes the hiring process for students, staff, and faculty, oversees departmental student employment for all lecture and upper-level lab courses, organizes applications for promotion and tenure, and maintains up-to-date departmental records including student transcripts, course evaluations, grant and award nominations, and budget expenditures. She works closely with the chair to ensure a smooth day-to-day operation and acts as a liaison between the department and offices across campus including Purchasing, Accounts Payable, the Offices of the Registrar and the Provost, Human Resources, and Beyond Barnard.