Tiffany Lopez

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
School of Film, Dance and Theatre
1001 South Forest Mall
Tempe
Director (FSC) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Director of Film, Dance and Theatre; Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Director (FSC) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Director (FSC) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Director (FSC) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002

Biography

Tiffany Ana López, director of the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, has more than 20 years of experience as a scholar focused on community engagement and the arts. She has worked with a range of theaters, including Cornerstone Theater Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Mark Taper Forum, The Los Angeles Theatre Center, and Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, and is founding artistic director of the Latina/o Play Project at the Culver Center of the Arts in Riverside, CA. Her research looks at the role of the arts in creating conversations about violence and trauma. She has extensive experience working in Chicana/o and Latina/o cultural communities exploring personal and social change through the arts.

López, the first in her family to graduate high school and attend college, transferred from community college to California State University, Sacramento, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English. She earned a master’s degree and a doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her honors include a University of California Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. She is also a Fulbright Scholar, a CORO Leadership Fellow and adjunct faculty, and an alumna of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Executive Leadership Academy.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Masters degree. University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Bachelors degree. English, California State University-Sacramento 

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
THP 494 Special Topics
THP 598 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
FMP 294 Special Topics
THP 484 Internship
THE 484 Internship
FMP 484 Internship
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 593 Applied Project
THP 684 Internship
THP 692 Research
DCE 695 Continuing Registration
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
FMP 484 Internship
THP 484 Internship
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
DCE 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
DCE 695 Continuing Registration
THP 783 Fieldwork
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
THP 484 Internship
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 592 Research
DCE 695 Continuing Registration
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
THF 125 Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
THP 484 Internship
FMP 484 Internship
THE 484 Internship
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
THP 592 Research
DCE 593 Applied Project
THP 593 Applied Project
THP 684 Internship
THP 692 Research
THP 693 Applied Project
DCE 693 Applied Project
DCE 695 Continuing Registration

Expertise Areas