Casto named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Scholar

Honor recognizes excellence and impact among faculty seeking tenure and promotion to Associate Professor
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Andrew Casto
Andrew Casto

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) has named Andrew Casto of the School of Art and Art History to the honor of Dean’s Scholar for 2020-2022. Dean’s Scholar awards recognize faculty for excellence as evidenced in their promotion record at the time of their candidacy for tenure.

CLAS Dean Steve Goddard congratulated Casto on his artistic excellence, and the positive impact he has on his students, his discipline, and society.

"I am delighted to recognize Professor Casto with the Dean's Scholar honor," Goddard said. "His artistic work as a ceramicist, his teaching, and his leadership in the School of Art and Art History are highly regarded among his students and his peers at the UI and nationally. I thank him for his service and congratulate him on his accomplishments."

Andrew Casto of the School of Art and Art History is Program Head of Ceramics. He was the 2011 MJD fellow at The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Art in Helena, Montana, and has exhibited work internationally in Spain, Croatia, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Belgium, China, Switzerland, New Zealand, France, and Japan. Casto was a recipient of a 2015 Emerging Artist award by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), and was a finalist for the 2017 Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize with Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London. He has exhibited in over 80 group exhibitions, with recent solo exhibitions in Milan in 2016, Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami in 2017, and Eutectic Gallery in 2019.


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa is a comprehensive college offering 73 majors in the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. More than 17,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students study each year in the college’s 37 departments, led by professors at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all UI undergraduates through the General Education Program, and confers about 70 percent of the UI's bachelor's degrees each academic year.