Alexa Sand is professor of art history, and currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Research and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, where her primary responsibilities include oversight of undergraduate and graduate research programs. Since coming to Utah State in 2004, she has been the recipient of national fellowships including the AAUW American Fellowship for Publication, the ACLS Charles Ryskamp Fellowship, the Gilbert and Ursula Farfel Fellowship at the Huntington Library, and a Paul Mellon Senior Visiting Fellowship at the Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts (CASVA).
In her teaching, Dr. Sand emphasizes student-centered learning practices, and her longstanding commitment to undergraduate research has led to recognition from students (the Mortarboard Society Top Prof Award) and peers (Caine College of the Arts Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year). She has served on the Council for Undergraduate Research as an arts and humanities councilor and for the past eight years, participating actively in a national effort to support and develop research opportunities for undergraduate students across all disciplines.