Kelli Klebe, associate professor, Department of Psychology, at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will serve as dean of the Graduate School following a campus search.
“Dr. Klebe has held many leadership roles at UCCS and has had substantial success in generating external research grants,” said Provost Peg Bacon. “I believe her combination of scholarship and leadership makes her an ideal person to lead graduate studies at UCCS.”
Klebe joined UCCS in 1990 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1997. From 2007 to 2011, she served as chair of the Department of Psychology in addition to service as vice president and president of the UCCS Faculty Assembly.
She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics and research methodology. Her research involves the application of quantitative methods to better understand psychological problems. An example is her work evaluating substance abuse programs for criminal offenders for the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Klebe will begin her new half-time position July 1. She replaces Jenenne Nelson, who will retire June 30 after four years as dean and 20 years as a member of the UCCS faculty.