Moy named fine
S. Moy, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Theatre and Drama
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named dean
of the College of Fine Arts at UNM, effective January 2, 2003,
announced UNM Provost Brian Foster recently.
professor in the Theatre and Drama Department, UW-Madison, since
1994, has held the chair position since 1998. He was associate
professor, 1984-94, and assistant professor, 1981-84. In addition,
he has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, Northwestern
University, and the University of Oregon, Eugene.
trained as a specialist in 19th century American cultural history,
Moys recent work focuses on the representations of race
in America. In addition to being widely anthologized, Moys
scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in the most important
journals in the field. He is a former editor of Theatre
Journal and his book publications include Marginal
Sights: Staging the Chinese in America and Reviewing
Asian America: Locating Diversity.
he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Arts and Humanities
Division, Executive Committee of the Arts Institute and co-chair
of the Campus Climate Committee. In addition, he has served
on panels for the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment
for the Humanities. Moy is a member of the Association for Asian
American Studies, American Society for Theatre Research, Association
for Theatre in Higher Education, and other professional organizations.
his Ph.D. in theatre history and playwriting from the University
of Illinois at Urbana, 1977; and MA from the University of Illinois
at Chicago, 1973, and BA, 1971.
brings energy and vision to the deanship and knowledge gained
from serving at one of our nations most distinguished
universities, Foster said.
vied for the UNM position. The other finalists were David W.
Bernstein, professor and head of the Music Department, Mills
College, Oakland, Calif.; David J. Magidson, professor and co-director
of the Department of Theatre Center for Arts and Public Policy,
Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.; Gaylyn Studlar, professor
and director of the Program in Film and Video Studies, University
of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and George Arasimowicz, dean of the
Division of Arts, Media and Communications, Wheaton College,
College of Fine Arts, founded in 1936, is comprised of six units:
The Bainbridge Bunting Memorial Slide Library, Department of
Art and Art History, Department of Music, Department of Theatre
and Dance, Department of Media Arts and Tamarind Institute.
100 regular faculty and staff currently serve approximately
1,300 students seeking degrees in the arts as well as thousands
of other UNM students who pursue understanding of the arts through
college courses. Each of the academic units offers bachelors
degrees. Masters degrees may be earned in art history,
dance, music, and theatre. Terminal degrees are available in
art studio (M.F.A.), dramatic writing (M.F.A.), and art history
(Ph.D.). Tamarind Institute offers a Master Printer Certificate.