Meet the Team

What is the most fulfilling part about working for GUMC?  Promoting the professional growth of those who are instrumental in developing our future health care providers, educators, and researchers, makes coming in each day a fulfilling experience.

Elliott Crooke, PhD

Dr. Crooke, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, smiling in front of the Medical-Dental Building.

Dr. Elliott Crooke is the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs.  In addition, he is Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology.  Dr. Crooke is dedicated to understanding the needs of the faculty and is an active member of the university community at various levels.  Dr. Crooke has been the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs since 2012.  Dr Crooke received his doctorate in Biological Chemistry from UCLA, and was a post-doctoral fellow in Biochemistry at Stanford University.

Ask Dr. Crooke about: questions and/or concerns regarding faculty appointments and promotions, faculty compensation plan, issues covered in the Faculty Handbook, faculty performance evaluations

​Contact Dr. Crooke:
Basic Science Building, Room 339
202-687-1644 OR

Priscilla A. Furth, MD

Dr. Priscilla A. Furth is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development within the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs.  She is a Professor of Oncology and Medicine.  Dr. Furth concentrates her efforts on specific ways in which faculty development can be promoted at GUMC including expanding the impact of the Faculty Development Committee on faculty life and partnering with other GUMC organizations. She has been the Associate Dean for Faculty Development since 2013. Dr. Furth received her M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC, Infectious Disease Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and post-doctoral fellowship in Tumor Virus Biology at NCI, NIH. 

Ask Dr. Furth about: Career Development and Advancement opportunities, mentoring/coaching/sponsorship, Faculty Development Committee and subcommittees, different resources available to you as a faculty member (research, education, and career), Mock Study Sections, Speed Grant Reviews

Contact Dr. Furth:
New Research Building, Lab E520A

Rebecca Evangelista, MD

Dr. Rebecca Evangelista is the Associate Dean for Clinical Faculty within the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Medstar Director for Clinical Faculty Affairs.  She is an Associate Professor of Surgery and currently serves as Vice Chair on the GUMC Faculty Senate Caucus.  After serving as Director for Undergraduate Surgical Education for over 10 years, Dr. Evangelista will focus on broadening faculty access to and utilization of resources provided by the OFAA.  She has been a general surgeon at MGUH since January 2006.  Dr. Evangelista completed medical school at Upstate Medical University, general surgery residency at George Washington University Hospital and a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Virginia.    

Contact Dr. Evangelista
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 4th Floor

Ivan Gray

Ivan Gray is the Director of Faculty Records & Data Management. He manages the record keeping and paper-file organization for all GUMC faculty and fellows, Clinical Science and Basic Science departments. In every way possible, Ivan captures and tracks faculty status and promotion, allocations, and compensation.  He provides support in GMS and with HR to ensure information regarding faculty and fellows are accurate and up to date for reporting, credentialing agencies, and governing bodies.

Ask Ivan about: Anything about GMS, reports, verifications, and faculty files 

Contact Ivan:
Medical – Dental Building, NW208

Annie Alston

Annie is the Director of Academic Appointments and Promotions.  Annie has been with Georgetown University for 18 years in several positions throughout the different campuses.  Ask Annie about appointments/promotions/tenure requirements, faculty policy and procedures, training on appointments and promotions process, GMS, SUAs, Interfolio.  If Annie does not know the answer, she has many connections throughout the campuses to get you to the correct person.  
Annie enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, traveling, learning new cultures, retail therapy, trying new recipes, trying new restaurants and cooking.  

Ask Annie about: appointments/promotions/tenure requirements, faculty policy and procedures, training on appointments and promotions process, GMS, SUAs, Interfolio

Contact Annie:
Medical – Dental Building, NW208

Karen Bokoski, MPS, SHRM-CP

Karen Bokoski is the Faculty Development Coordinator for the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs.  Her responsibilities include overseeing the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs website, coordinating the Faculty Development Committee meetings, and other projects relating to the development and advancement of the faculty.  Prior to working at Georgetown University, Karen worked at a large financial firm in Human Resources to help manage the campus programs for interns and entry level positions.  Karen has a Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Project Management from the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, and is a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She earned her BSBA in Human Resources and Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.  She has a passion for planning innovative developmental programs, and for caring for all parts of a person’s career. 

Ask Karen about: OFAA website, new faculty information and orientation, career development and advancement opportunities, faculty development committee and subcommittees, mentoring/coaching/sponsorship, different resources available to you as a faculty member, Mock Study Sections, Speed Grant Reviews​, Teaching Essentials for Clinical Faculty program

Contact Karen:
Medical-Dental Building, Room SE112

Darlene Brown

Darlene R. Brown is the Faculty Records and Data Management Assistant for the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs.  She organizes and maintains all records/documents, and retrieves appropriate records and reports from the records room. In addition, she coordinates and collaborates with all of GUMC in managing records. Darlene maintains all resources appropriate for the various records, reports and documents, and processes employment verifications upon request.  Darlene provides support to the administrative department in managing records.

Ask Darlene about: Faculty records and verifications

Contact Darlene:
Medical – Dental Building, Room NW208