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Genevieve Durham DeCesaro

Academic Dean

Prior to her appointment as Interim Dean, Professor of Dance Genevieve Durham DeCesaro served Texas Tech University as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs since 2014. She joined the Provost's staff after serving as Head of Dance since 2004 and as Associate Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance since 2008. Her choreography has been commissioned and performed across the country, with notable presentations at Virginia Tech, Spelman College, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

More recently, her artistic and scholarly research agenda has foregrounded perceptions of the human condition as understood and expressed through movement and other types of performance. Her work in this area, including the 2016 monograph Ordinary Wars: Doing Transdisciplinary Research (with Dr. Elizabeth Sharp) has been featured nationally and internationally, with key presentations at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, and the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Interim Dean Durham DeCesaro currently serves as the Vice President for Regional Planning for the American College Dance Association and is a Visiting Evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Dance.

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