In overseeing the Office of Academic Programs, Noël Bisson supports GSAS students and their programs through long range strategic work and through direct interaction with faculty and students. The office engages with all GSAS degree programs on matters of academic program and policy and through the targeted work of the Fellowships & Writing Center and The Advising Project, both of which fall under the umbrella of Academic Programs. In collaboration with colleagues in Admissions and Financial Aid, Noel oversees the Dissertation Completion Fellowship process. Together with Sheila Thomas, dean for academic programs and diversity and interim dean of students, Noel works closely with all directors of graduate studies, the Graduate Policy Committee, the Committee on Graduate Education, and numerous other committees on strategic initiatives concerning the academic program.