Rachel Schreiber, PhD

Associate Professor

Rachel Schreiber, PhD joined SFAI in 2013 as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and then served as Interim President in 2016. Prior, she served as Dean of Humanities & Sciences at the California College of the Arts, Oakland and San Francisco for seven years; and Graduate Program Chair at the Maryland Institute College of Art for eight years. She has taught in the fields of studio arts, critical theory, and the humanities for more than 17 years. A practicing visual artist and publishing historian, Dr. Schreiber holds a BFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA degree in Art and Writing from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, and MA and PhD degrees in American history from Johns Hopkins University. Her extensive publication and exhibition records include two books, multiple articles, gallery and museum exhibitions, screenings, and invited lectures. Her recent book, titled Modern Print Activism in the United States (Ashgate Publishing, April 2013), is an edited volume that looks at how print culture has been used as a form of social and political activism in twentieth-century U.S. history. Her most recent visual project, Site Reading, was commissioned by the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and was displayed as part of their exhibition California Dreaming on the history of Jewish life in the Bay Area.