April 1, 2020


Subject:    Announcement of a New Associate Dean in The Graduate Division

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Emily
Roxworthy as an Associate Dean in The Graduate Division. In this newly
created role, Professor Roxworthy will collaborate with our team and
campus colleagues to build a robust approach to graduate student
professional development. She will also join current Associate Dean,
Judy Kim and me in our work with campus partners to enhance outreach to,
recruitment of, and support for the most academically talented and
diverse graduate student population. Professor Roxworthy’s appointment
will begin on September 1, 2020.

Professor Roxworthy is currently Provost of Earl Warren College, where
she has led the seven UC San Diego undergraduate colleges’ launch of the
online orientation program COMPASS, oversaw innovations in Warren’s
academic programs including the creation of scientific writing and South
Asian Studies programs, and inaugurated the Academe Awards for
Principles of Community (the BEARLS, now in its fourth year).

Professor Roxworthy is on the faculty of the Department of Theatre and
Dance, and is a faculty affiliate in the Department of Ethnic Studies
and the Critical Gender Studies Program. She has also previously served
UC San Diego as Acting Provost of Thurgood Marshall College, Interim
Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity & Equity, and Vice Chair
of Theatre and Dance.

Professor Roxworthy is an accomplished scholar and teacher, working at
the intersection of theatre history and performance studies, with
particular interests in interculturalism, Asian/Asian American theatre,
higher education studies, and digital media. As an artist, she has
directed an educational role-playing video game, and currently designs
applied theatre programs for diversity training and other institutional
change. As a teacher, Professor Roxworthy was recognized by the Academic
Senate with a 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award for her graduate and
undergraduate pedagogy.

Professor Roxworthy has a demonstrated record of commitment to
undergraduate and graduate education, equity, and diversity. She has
dedicated herself to UC San Diego through her extensive service on
various departmental, college, campus-wide, and system-wide committees.
She brings to The Graduate Division a wealth of knowledge about the
University, and the ways in which undergraduate and graduate education

Please join me in congratulating Professor Roxworthy on her appointment.

James Antony
Dean, The Graduate Division