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Performing Arts Center, Room 2022

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766.5139

Email: pmoline@uwyo.edu

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Paula Lutz

Dean Paula Lutz, Chair

PAULA LUTZ (Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Zoology and Physiology).  Paula arrived at UW in July of 2013; she holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Duke University with research interests in immunotoxicology.  She came to U-W from Montana State University where she was Dean of the College of Letters and Science and Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience.  She began her academic career at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR; now Missouri University of Science and Technology).  She spent twenty years on the faculty there in Biological Sciences, winning more than a dozen outstanding teaching and faculty excellence awards.  She was the P.I. on a series of NIH RO1 grants over a fifteen year period; these collaborative, interdisciplinary projects focused on investigating the effects of lead on children’s immune systems.  Her administrative career there included Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs and Research, Chair of Biological Sciences, and Dean of the CAS (UMR’s first woman dean).   She has had long-standing interest in encouraging diversity in STEM disciplines; she was involved in a Women’s Leadership Institute, taught a “Women as Global Leaders” class, and helped to found UMR’s Expanding Your Horizons program.  As dean at Montana State, she maintained her interest in mentoring on their NSF ADVANCE grant advisory committee, established the New Faculty Forum for first and second year faculty members, and helped to create DEAL (Developing Excellence in Academic Leaders).  While at MSU, she actively supported the recruitment and retention of Native American students, chairing the Native American Education Advisory Board (NAEAB).  She served as the P.I. on the $14.9M NIH C06 construction grant to renovate MSU’s Cooley Labs for biomedical research, and as P.I. on MSU’s NIH ‘Bridges to the Baccalaureate’ grant for Tribal College students.  She has served on the Board of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and now serves on the Finance Committee for the American Association of Immunologists.

She is married to Len Lutz (Engineering and Applied Science’s Center for Student Services).  They are the parents of two daughters—Lauren and Alyson (Laramie and San Mateo, CA respectively)—and four ‘furry children’ (three cats and a Labrador).  She enjoys reading, hiking, music, photography, and vacationing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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UW Presents

Dept. 3951

1000 E. University Ave.

Performing Arts Center, Room 2022

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766.5139

Email: pmoline@uwyo.edu

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