Dean of the College

Kathryn Lively

Professor Kathryn Lively is Interim Dean of the College, Dartmouth’s senior officer responsible for undergraduate academic life. As dean, she also provides direction on student inclusivity and diversity issues, strategic planning for admissions and financial aid, and oversight of student affairs, which includes Student Academic Support Services; Residential Life and the House Communities; Student Life Departments; offices and centers that support students’ cultural, spiritual, and professional development; the Health Service; and Community Standards offices. She is a professor of sociology whose research and teaching focus on emotion, identity, face-to-face interaction, social psychology, and gender studies.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa and her doctorate from Vanderbilt University. She joined Dartmouth’s faculty in 2002, after completing a two year post-doc at Indiana University at Bloomington.