Dean: Dr. Brenda Bass
Associate Dean: Dr. Greg Bruess
Applied Human Sciences: Dr. Annette Lynch
Psychology: Dr. Adam Bulter
Social Work: Dr. Cindy Juby
ARCTICenter: Andrey N. Petrov
Center for Social and Behavioral Research: Dr. Mary Losch
Center for Violence Prevention: Alan Heisterkamp, Ed.D.
Creative Life Research Center: Dr. Gary Gute
GeoTREE: John DeGroote
Geographic Alliance of Iowa: Dr. Alex Oberle
CSBS is administrated by the dean with the help of an associate dean, an administrative assistant, and a team of other support personnel to ensure the college operates efficiently and effectively.
The college houses eight departments: The School of Applied Human Sciences; Geography; History; Military Science; Political Science; Psychology; Social Work; and Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology. We also oversee the Women's and Gender Studies program, the Masters of Public Policy program, the Center for Social and Behavioral Research, and various other centers and units.
Although our programs are varied, each shares a concern for studying some of the most basic yet vital subjects in human behavior: why we behave the way we do, how we interact with one another, and how we interact with our environments. The mission of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is to achieve distinction in undergraduate liberal education and applied fields in those disciplines housed within the college. To this end, the college is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service.