Dr. Kriste Lindenmeyer is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences & the Graduate School.  As the chief executive officer of FASC, she works to develop and implement policies and goals while leading the units in devising strategies for effective teaching, high-quality research, and meaningful service to the state, region, and nation. She directs the appointment and promotion process, as well as numerous programs designed to support faculty and staff.

Dr. Lindenmeyer is a noted scholar in the areas of childhood, public policy, and social entrepreneurship. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati and is a professor of history.