Dr. Stephen M. Trzaskoma joined Cal State LA as the Dean of the College of Arts & Letters in August, 2022. His previous position was as the Director of the Center for the Humanities at the University of New Hampshire. Over two decades of service at UNH he was also, among other roles, a Professor of Classics, founding Chair of the Department of Classics, Humanities & Italian Studies, Faculty Director of the Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project and co-chair of the University Sustainability Task Force. He was the recipient at UNH of both a university Teaching Excellence Award and the Outstanding Associate Professor Award. He is the author, co-author or editor of many scholarly publications focusing on ancient Greek prose fiction and on Greek and Roman mythology and mythography. His professional focus has been on publicly engaged and partnered humanities and arts work, increasing access to the humanities in higher education, and promoting the role of the humanities and arts in inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to creating more just, inclusive and sustainable communities, cultures and institutions. His work has been supported by funding from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation.