Dean of College of Natural and Social Sciences

Holly M. Irwin, Ph.D.

  • Dean of College of Natural and Social Sciences
  • Phone: 619-849-2706
  • Phone: (fax) 619-849-7018

Education

  • B.A. University of Louisville - Psychology
  • M.A. University of Louisville - Experimental Psychology
  • Ph.D. University of Louisville - Experimental Psychology

Background

Dr. Irwin began teaching at PLNU in 1998. She has taught courses in research methods, cognitive psychology, history of psychology, and personal development. Her research interests include the impact of study abroad on students. In her personal time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and camping, an occasional triathlon, and playing tennis. She began her responsibilities as College Dean in 2011, after serving as the Interim Dean in 2010.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for eight academic departments – Biology; Chemistry; Family and Consumer Sciences; Kinesiology; Mathematics, Information, and Computer Science; Physics and Engineering; Psychology, and Sociology and Social Work
  • Recruitment and hiring faculty, faculty evaluation, and new faculty seminar
  • Chairs the Graduate and Extended Studies Committee