Barbara Roth Named Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Jan. 9, 2019


The UNLV office of the executive vice president and provost is pleased to name Barbara Roth, Ph.D., to the post of vice provost for faculty affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

As vice provost for faculty affairs, Roth will oversee resources, services, and programs to promote faculty excellence in multiple areas, including teaching, research and service. Programs in faculty affairs cover instructional development, mentoring groups, and leadership development. The office also collaborates with academic departments, schools, colleges, and other administrative offices on campus to advance faculty diversity.

Roth said she also plans to boost collaboration between faculty affairs and the Division of Research and Economic Development to help faculty navigate the waters to develop innovations and further their research. Roth said she wants to promote more interdisciplinary work across campus.

Roth joined UNLV in 2002 as an assistant professor of anthropology. She rose through the ranks and served as chair for the department of anthropology from August 2012 to June 2018.

Roth has been a long-time archaeologist, leading research that focuses on hunter-gatherer adaptations to arid environments in the Southwest. Prior to UNLV, Roth taught anthropology from 1994 to 2002 at Oregon State University.

Roth earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in anthropology and archaeology respectively from the University of Arizona. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado.