Judith Shapiro PhD '?, also known as J Shap, was the 10th President of Barnard College and therefore an academic dean within Columbia University. She has been in these positions since 1994. She was previously the Provost of Bryn Mawr College, and earned her PhD in anthropology at Columbia.
On Monday, April 9th, 2007, Shapiro announced she would step down at the end of the 2007-2008 academic year. According to Anna Quindlen, chair of Barnard's Board of Trustees, "the Shapiro years have been a golden age for Barnard College, in terms of both growth and stability, and we will move forward from a position of great strength because of Judith's fourteen years here."
In fall 2008, Debora Spar was inaugurated as Barnard's 11th president.