Academic Affairs Staff

Provost Carlota Ocampo, Ph.D.

Provost Carlota Ocampo oversees academic affairs, assessment, and planning at Trinity Washington University.  She earned her Ph.D. in neuropsychology from Howard University in 1997, subsequently joining Trinity as assistant professor of psychology and in 2003 earning tenure and promotion to associate professor.  She has also served as associate provost for assessment, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (directing academic advising and the first-year experience), and as chair of the Psychology and Human Relations programs at Trinity.  She is an alumna and current advisory council member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP) and has served on APA task forces on educational assessment and diversity. She is on the national advisory board for the Steve Fund/Equity in Mental Health Framework for Students of Color and is a volunteer peer evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Her interests encompass interactions among diversity, structural inequity, health, and education; she has numerous publications and presentations on pedagogical reform with changing student populations, racist-incident based trauma, and ethnicity, gender, and disease.  She supports and directs academic grants for equity in STEM and in general education for women from underrepresented groups.  She enjoys promoting student-centered academic initiatives, culturally relevant health and wellness, and life-long learning and holistic development.  |  202.884.9209  |  Office location: Main 202

 Academic Affairs Administrators and Staff

Trisha Smith

Trisha Smith, University Librarian

Trisha Smith brings a liberal arts background and a degree from Catholic University’s Masters in Library and Information Science program to enrich the Academic Affairs team. As University Librarian, she believes in the library as a community change agent that forwards social innovation through collective impact. At Trinity, Trisha Smith continues the work of transforming the Sr. Helen Sheehan Library into a cutting edge learning center by focusing on electronic resources, innovative services and space, educational programming, community outreach, and maintaining a strong core collection that supports Trinity’s curricula across all five schools. |  202.884.9351 |  Office location: Library

Katie Wanschura, Director of Instructional Technologies

Katie Wanschura is students’ and faculty members’ first point of contact for questions about Moodle, Trinity’s learning management system.  She also works directly with the Information Technology Team and Academic Affairs in coordinating and developing support for instructional technologies at Trinity. Her background prior to Trinity includes experience supporting a newly developed online course as a teaching assistant, managing the technology and website for a non-profit association, launching a complex membership-only, online magazine site, and researching new media with a focus on podcasting. She has two B.A.s from the University of Virginia, an M.A. from American University, and a graduate certificate from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the Instructional Systems Development. |   202.884.9713  |  Office location:  Payden Academic Center, 122C

For More Information

Please see the following pages if you would like more information about the Library, Academic Support Services, Disability Support Services, Career Services, or any of Trinity’s collegiate units:  the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Professional Studies; the School of Nursing and Health Professions; or the School of Education as well as Continuing Education.