Dr. Beth Roth
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Roth graduated from Vassar College with general and departmental honors and earned a Ph.D. in Music History and Theory from the University of Chicago in 1999. She has been recognized with more than fifteen individual domestic and international fellowships and grants, including the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, supporting research in Chile, and American Association of University Women American Fellowship. Dr. Roth has sustained key programs vital to supporting the mission and values of the university by securing more than twenty project grants ranging from technology to the arts. Dr. Roth has numerous published articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals and interdisciplinary volumes and has delivered dozens of presentations. Her scholarship focuses on music and religion in colonial Latin America and the United States. As a peer evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Roth is committed to quality assurance. She serves as a national evaluator for the AAUW International and American Fellowships. An avid supporter of the community organizations, Dr. Roth currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Reading Symphony Orchestra, the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading, and the Pennsylvania Council of International Education.