Andrew (Andy) Schulz joined the University of Arizona as Dean of the College of Fine Arts in July 2018. In January 2019, he was named to the additional post of inaugural Vice President for the Arts and charged with elevating the role and visibility of the arts, as called for in the university’s strategic plan.
As Vice President for the Arts, Schulz leads Arizona Arts, a division that provides a unified gateway to the extraordinary arts assets, experiences, and educational opportunities at the university. Arizona Arts brings together the highly regarded academic programs in the College of Fine Arts—the schools of Art; Dance; Music; and Theatre, Film and TV—together with the university’s world-class arts presenting and engagement units, including Arizona Arts Live, the Center for Creative Photography, and the University of Arizona Museum of Art.
Trained as an art historian, Schulz is a leading scholar on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Spanish art. His award-winning research has examined various aspects of the art of Francisco Goya, as well as the role of visual culture in the construction of national and imperial identity, specifically in the Age of Enlightenment and the Romantic era. For the past several years he has been exploring the "afterlife" of Islamic culture in Spain.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Arizona, Schulz held administrative and tenured faculty appointments at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Oregon, and Seattle University. On the national level, Schulz has been a leader in the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities and the College Art Association.
Dr. Schulz holds a PhD in Art History and a MA in Art History, both from Columbia University and a BA in Art History from Dartmouth College.