Tiffany Ana López is vice provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement in the Office of the University Provost. She is also former director of ASU’s School of Film, Dance and Theatre with her leadership playing a key role building the film program to launch into the New American Film School. As a theater scholar, creative artist and dramaturge, López 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. She is founding artistic director of the Latina/o Play Project at the Culver Center of the Arts in Riverside, California and a founding member of the Latino Theater Alliance of Los Angeles, the National Latinx Theater Commons and the Latinx Literature Society for the American Literature Association. Her research looks at the role of the arts in staging conversations about violence and trauma and creating pathways for personal transformation and social change. She has extensive experience working in Chicana/o and Latina/o cultural communities exploring the advancement of opportunities in higher education and leadership pathways through the arts. The first in her family to graduate high school and attend college, López 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. She was also the first Cesar Chavez Dissertation Fellow at Dartmouth College. Her honors include a Hispanic Lifestyle Latina of Influence award, ASU Faculty Women's Association Outstanding Faculty mentor, 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.