April 23, 2019
I am excited to announce that Tasha Beretvas will serve as the next senior vice provost for faculty affairs, effective June 1, 2019.
Tasha currently serves as the associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Education at UT Austin, where she has led numerous initiatives to advance the academic mission of the college. She is the John L. and Elizabeth G. Hill Centennial Professor in the Quantitative Methods program in the Department of Educational Psychology.
Tasha joined the UT faculty in 2000 and has since distinguished herself as a researcher, teacher, and administrator. Her research focuses on enhancing statistical models used in social and educational science both through the assessment of statistical techniques and collaborating with applied researchers. Some of her recent research has focused on innovating models to improve our understanding of the variables influencing student learning over time while handling the complexities resulting from the geographic mobility of K-12 students.
She has co-authored more than 100 articles and book chapters, and she was a Fulbright scholar in 2018.
In the classroom, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate level statistics courses to students across campus. She has been recognized for her teaching excellence with the UT Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009 and the University Co-op Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2016. Tasha has made numerous contributions to the greater campus community. She serves as a key member of the University Faculty Gender Equity Council, and she has led efforts to collect, analyze, and present data in the 2018 Faculty Gender Equity Report.
She earned undergraduate degrees in mathematics and psychology from Duke University. After working for five years at IBM as a programmer, she earned her master's and a doctoral degree in measurement, statistics, and research design from the University of Washington.
Tasha will succeed Janet Dukerich, who has served in this role since 2014. Janet will continue to serve as vice provost for advocacy and dispute resolution, a new role intended to provide even greater support to UT faculty members and academic leaders.
I am confident we have chosen a tremendous colleague in Tasha. Please join me in congratulating her as she transitions into this important role to support faculty members.
Executive Vice President and Provost
The University of Texas at Austin