Matthew Tiews

AVP, Campus Engagement at Stanford University

Matthew Tiews is Associate Vice President for Campus Engagement at Stanford University. In this newly created position, Matthew is responsible for activating the campus community as a vital part of the vision and mission of the university. As a first priority, he is leading the process of developing a vision for the White Plaza area as a new Town Center for Stanford.

Matthew previously worked to implement Stanford’s university-wide Arts Initiative from 2010 to 2018, first as executive director of arts programs, then as associate dean for the advancement of the arts and finally as associate vice president for the arts. As part of the Initiative, he was responsible for bringing online the new facilities in Stanford’s Arts District, particularly Bing Concert Hall and the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, and he developed Roble Arts Gym and other student-facing facilities across campus. He created numerous interdisciplinary programs drawing on Stanford’s research strengths, and he led a strategic capacity effort deliver a new curricular requirement in Creative Expression.

Prior to that, Matthew served at the Stanford Humanities Center; at the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley; at the Stanford Humanities Laboratory; and as managing editor of the journal Modernism/modernity. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale and a doctorate from Stanford in comparative literature. He is co-editor of the multidisciplinary publication Crowds (Stanford University Press, 2007), which won the Modernist Studies Association book prize.


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  • AVP, Campus Engagement

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