New Associate Dean in the Graduate Studies Division

To: UCSC Faculty and Staff

From: Lisa C. Sloan, Vice Provost and Dean Graduate Studies

It is my pleasure to announce that Professor Tyrus Miller has accepted the position of Associate Dean in the Graduate Studies Division.

Tyrus arrived in 1999 as a scholar of European modernisms and avant-garde movements. He earned his Ph.D. at Stanford and taught for four years at Yale University in the departments of English, Comparative Literature, and Film before accepting a position at UCSC, where he teaches modern and contemporary literature. From 2001 to 2004, Tyrus served as Director of the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) in Budapest. Prior to his arrival as Cowell Provost, he was in Vienna and Budapest as a Fulbright research scholar.

Tyrus also served as Chair of the Graduate Council and plans to teach in Spring 2008, LTMO-221 - Women Modernists: Gertrude Stein and Marianne Moore, as well as serving as co-provost of Cowell College.

I am confident that Professor Miller will provide outstanding leadership for the division. Please help me welcome Tyrus as Associate Dean of the Graduate Studies Division.