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Creighton College of Arts and Sciences Names New Dean

Creighton College of Arts and Sciences Names New Dean

Creighton University has named Robert J. Lueger, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 2008. He will replace Robert Kennedy, Ph.D., who has served as interim dean since 2006.

Lueger, associate provost for St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, has served in academic administrative roles for more than 14 years. He was the associate dean of Academic Affairs at Marquette University in Milwaukee from 2002 to 2005 and chair of Marquette’s Department of Psychology from 1993 to 2002.

"I have known Bob Lueger for some 20 years from my days at Marquette. I am gratified that Creighton has attracted such an accomplished administrator, prolific researcher and successful teacher. His commitment to the Jesuit tradition and his fit with Creighton's mission bodes well for Creighton's largest college," said the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., Creighton president.

A 1971 graduate of St. Benedict’s College in Kansas, Lueger received a master’s degree in 1974 and a doctorate in 1977 in clinical psychology from Loyola University Chicago. He served as director of the Center for Psychological Services at Marquette from 1987 to 1993. He has twice served as a visiting scholar at Northwestern University in Chicago (1990-91 to 1998). Lueger is licensed as a psychologist in Wisconsin.

Lueger's research interests focus on mental health services. Through collaboration with researcher teams representing several disciplines and nationalities, he maintains an active research program on the outcomes of psychological interventions, resulting in multiple publications.

He is a member of the American Psychological Association Division of Clinical Psychology and the Society for Psychotherapy Research and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Psychotherapy Research.