Position Profile

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites nominations and applications for an experienced, dynamic, and visionary leader to serve as Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA). Building upon the recent successes of College restructure, updated curricula, and new programs, the Dean will forge new pathways that prepare student artists/musicians/researchers/educators for opportunities in a changing future. The Dean will provide outstanding leadership that includes effective consensus building, interdisciplinary collaboration, and partner relationships. The Dean will have primary responsibility for the academic excellence of the College while leading the continued transformation of the College and solidifying CVPA’s role within the University’s strategic plan. The Dean reports to the Provost, is a member of the University’s senior management team, and will be responsible for all aspects of College administration, including personnel hiring and evaluation, student success, academic program development, professional accreditations, strategic planning, internationalization, and fiscal management.

Candidates

CVPA Dean Search 2019: Lori Spencer

Lori Spencer

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CVPA Dean Search 2019: Lawrence Jenkens

Lawrence Jenkens

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

CVPA Dean Search 2019: Javon Jackson

Javon Jackson

Thursday, February 21, 2019

CVPA Dean Search 2019: Kristin Sosnowsky

Kristin Sosnowsky

Friday, February 22, 2019

Search Committee Chair

Amy
Shapiro

Associate Dean

College of Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts 370

508-999-9051
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Search Committee

Jing
Wang

Associate Professor

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Experimental Intermedia Ensemble

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204C

508-999-8568
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Megan
Abajian

Assistant Dean

College of Visual & Performing Arts
College of Visual & Performing Arts 301B

508-999-8565
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Shawn
Towne

Associate Professor

Art & Design
College of Visual & Performing Arts 353A

508-910-6626
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Thomas
Stubblefield

Associate Professor / Director, OFD

Art Education, Art History & Media Studies
College of Visual & Performing Arts 313

508-910-6571
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Ziddi
Msangi

Associate Professor

Art & Design
College of Visual & Performing Arts 310A

508-999-9291
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Tyler 
Varda

President

Student Government

tvarda@umassd.edu