Associate Dean Todd Roehrman Delves Into Faculty Matters

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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After several years focusing on the arts and events, Associate Dean Todd Roehrman will now take on a crucial role involving College of Liberal & Creative Arts faculty. As associate dean of faculty affairs beginning January 3, he will manage chair reviews and elections, faculty awards, lecturer reviews and committee procedures and assignments. He will also assist the dean with tenure-track faculty in their second-year, fourth-year, tenure and promotion reviews.

“Faculty development is the most important component in shaping the future of our College and University,” Interim Dean Daniel Bernardi says. “As associate dean for nearly three years and a tenured professor for more than a decade, Todd is well-positioned to lead our faculty on their paths to success.”

Roehrman’s most recent responsibilities as the College’s associate dean of research and performances will be reassigned. Research and Service Organizations (RSOs) will report to Bernardi. Michael Behrens, director of financial operations and comptroller, will manage performances in coordination with Bernardi, Roehrman and Associate Dean Susan Shimanoff.

About Todd Roehrman

Roehrman is the former chair of Theatre Arts, where he successfully led the department through the National Association of Schools of Theatre accreditation process. In 2012 he was appointed associate dean in the newly configured College of Liberal & Creative Arts. He joined SF State in 1996 as an assistant professor of costume design in the Theatre Arts Department.

Roehrman earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from University of Arizona and Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts. As a professional costume designer and member of United Scenic Artists local 829, he has designed costumes professionally for the past 23 years for theatre and dance companies from Seattle to San Diego as well as film and major industrials. He has collaborated with award-winning directors and designers at leading regional theatres.

Throughout his career, Roehrman has been honored with several prestigious critics’ awards. Before SF State, he served on the faculty of Pepperdine University as resident costume designer and in UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures Department.


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