Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Cynthia J. Cyrus is associate provost for undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University. Her primary responsibility as a member of the Provost’s staff is to oversee the undergraduate experience across the university’s four undergraduate schools and colleges, to uphold the university’s academic policies, and to work to enhance the student experience. She also oversees the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, the Center for Student Professional Development, the Army and Naval ROTC Programs, the Undergraduate Honor system, and the Undergraduate Research Journal.
Cyrus joined the Vanderbilt University faculty in 1994 and currently is professor of musicology at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, where she also served as associate dean of the collegiate program from 2004-2010. She received her B.A. in music from Pomona College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research addresses questions of literacy, particularly musical literacy, in late medieval and early modern Europe and the history of women’s monasticism. Recent books include The Scribes for Women’s Convents in Late Medieval Germany (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), and a forthcoming book entitled Received Medievalisms: A Cognitive Geography of Viennese Women’s Convents.