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Anne Clark Bartlett, PhD

Dean Anne Clarke Bartlett of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Tacoma


Read more about Dr. Anne Bartlett in this article, Introducing Dean Anne Bartlett.

To learn more about her research and interests visit Dean Bartlett's directory page.


SIAS Dean Anne Bartlett will be hosting virtual Lunch with the Dean sessions to support students in the SIAS Community.  During Winter Quarter drop-in sessions will be every Thursday, 12:30-1:30 pm, and will be held over Zoom:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/92909151135 | Phone:  +1 253 215 8782 | Meeting ID:  929 0915 1135

Anne Clark Bartlett is Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UWT and Professor of English. She came to UW Tacoma in 2016 from DePaul University, where she published widely on literature by and for medieval women, attaining the rank of Professor in 2004. Dr. Bartlett served as a graduate program director, department chair, elected President of the University Faculty Council, and Special Assistant to the Provost, where she launched a university-wide initiative, “Innovation through Collaboration.”  She was named an American Council on Education Fellow in 2011-2012 and was placed at Portland State University. She remains active on the ACE Council of Fellows Advisory Board as well as in organizations such as the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

Dr. Bartlett’s scholarly expertise is on religious and secular texts designed and consulted by female readers. She has published a monograph, three co-edited collections, a co-edited series of monographs (Studies in Medieval Mysticism; Boydell and Brewer Press), and has published articles on Hildegard of Bingen, Margery Kempe, the indigenous female saints of the British Isles, and medieval women and the literature of “estatecraft.” She is currently working on a monograph, “From the Abbess Queens to the Virgin Queen: Gender and Statecraft in Medieval England.”

As Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Dr. Bartlett supports the activities of c. 140 faculty and c. 25 staff in five multidisciplinary Divisions in SIAS, along with the Center for Urban Waters, home to environmental research and policy initiatives that foster sustainable solutions to restore and protect the Puget Sound. In support of UW Tacoma’s urban-serving mission, Dean Bartlett is working with Hilltop Artists and the Museum of Glass to establish a university pipeline for glass arts students; with the Tacoma legal community to develop robust pre-Law programming, and with the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts to provide opportunities for students and the community to engage with cutting-edge theater. Dean Bartlett has also supported faculty and staff participation in the Op-Ed Project and Digital Storytelling Workshops in support of UWT’s mission of publicly-engaged scholarship. 

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