It is with great pleasure that I announce that Professor Tyrus Miller has been selected to serve as Vice Provost and Dean of the Division of Graduate Studies. This appointment is effective immediately through June 2015.
Professor Miller brings a wealth of experience in academic administration and graduate studies to this position. He has served as associate dean of graduate studies and, most recently, as interim vice provost and dean of graduate studies. From 2006 to 2008, Professor Miller was a member of the Graduate Council; he served as chair and the campus's representative to the systemwide Graduate Council in 2007-08. Earlier, he served as co-provost of Cowell College and as director of the UC Education Abroad Program in Budapest.
Professor Miller joined the UC Santa Cruz faculty in 1999 and currently is a Professor of Literature. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in English and received a concurrent B.A./M.A. in Humanities from Johns Hopkins University, where he later received a second M.A. in Creative Writing. Professor Miller is a scholar of European modernism and avant-garde movements. He taught for four years at Yale University in the departments of English, Comparative Literature, and Film Studies before accepting his position at UCSC. He also was a Fulbright research scholar in Vienna and Budapest.
Chancellor Blumenthal and I want to extend our sincere thanks to the members of the search committee for their efforts in bringing forward excellent candidates for this post: Alison Galloway--chair, Anatole Leiken, Deborah Letourneau, Teel Lopez, Bruce Margon, and Carol Mullane. We also thank members of the campus community for their comments and participation in the search.