Jennifer Setlow joined the College of the Arts as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in July of 2017. She is responsible for overseeing curriculum, advising, and student services for the college, guiding work with the New World School for the Arts in Miami, and assisting with the tenure and promotion process.
Prior to coming to UF, Setlow was the Associate Dean for Students for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University for three years. There she was responsible for overseeing every aspect of the student experience in the college from orientation to convocation, including curriculum, advising, the residential college, student engagement, and other student services. With five schools and approximately 5,000 students, the Herberger Institute is the nation’s largest comprehensive design and arts school, serving a culturally and financially diverse population of students. During her ten years at Arizona State, Setlow also revitalized the lighting design area in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, spent time as head of the Design and Production concentration in the BA Theatre, and assisted in launching several new degree programs.
Setlow’s lighting designs have been seen regionally at La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Childsplay, and numerous other venues, including Malashock Dance, East West Players, and Diversionary Theatre. She has designed numerous shows at San Diego Repertory Theatre, including several world premieres, working with artists such as Luis Valdez, Patdro Harris, and Matthew Spangler. Her designs have won her several awards, including an NAACP Theatre award for a 2006 production of Intimate Apparel at San Diego Rep. Setlow is the co-author of the third edition of Lighting and the Design Idea, and a member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829. Sheholds an MFA in lighting design from the University of California San Diego and a BA in theatre from Swarthmore College.