Creative Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC)


The Creative Arts Advisory Committee advises the Teaching Resource Advisory Committee (TRAC) on longer-term and resource intensive non-ladder FAS appointments in arts practice, and advises the Humanities Tenure Appointments and Promotions Committee on cases where arts practice is a significant component of a ladder faculty appointment or promotion.

Its members also meet with leadership from FAS departments where teaching and research in the arts is housed and with the leadership from the professional schools as appropriate to discuss strategy and standards for developing Yale’s riches in the creative arts.

Committee Membership for 2020-21

Marc Robinson | Committee Chair; Program Chair, Theater and Performance Studies; Professor of Theater Studies, of English and of American Studies; Professor in the Practice, School of Drama

Dudley Andrew | R. Seldon Rose Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of Film Studies

Emily P. Bakemeier | Vice Provost

Richard Deming | Senior Lecturer in English

Lisa Kereszi | Senior Critic in Art

Kate Krier | Assistant Dean for the Arts; Special Adviser, Schwarzman Center; Director of Production

Kathryn Lofton | Acting Dean of Humanities; Chair, Religious Studies; Professor of Religious Studies, of American Studies, and of History

John R. Mangan | Dean of Faculty Affairs, Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Bimal Mendis | Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Architecture

Pam Schirmeister | Deputy Dean and Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Graduate School; Dean of Undergradate Education and Senior Associate Dean, Yale College

Taryn Wolf | Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Art

Past Committee Membership

2019-20 Creative Arts Advisory Committee

2018-19 Creative Arts Advisory Committee

2017-18 Creative Arts Advisory Committee

2016-17 Creative Arts Advisory Committee

2015-16 Creative Arts Advisory Committee