Published: June 2, 2022

Provost Russell Moore has appointed Glen Krutz to be the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 6. Krutz will succeed Acting Dean Jim White, who is taking the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dean Glen Krutz

Glen Krutz

“Glen is an experienced dean and a highly regarded scholar,” said Moore. “I am excited to welcome him to the CU Boulder community and to arts and sciences as we look to a bright future for our largest college on campus.”

Krutz currently serves as dean of the Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences. He also holds the college’s Puterbaugh Foundation Chair and is a professor in the Department of Political Science.

His scholarship explores political institutions and public policy, including questions of agenda-setting and institutional change, and he frequently contributes to cross-disciplinary environmental projects.  

His books include Hitching a Ride: Omnibus Legislating in the U.S. Congress; Treaty Politics and the Rise of Executive Agreements: International Commitments in a System of Shared Powers; and the open-source text American Government.

“I’m truly honored for this opportunity to serve as dean of arts and sciences at one of the nation’s top research institutions,” said Krutz. “I look forward to working closely with members of the college’s community, campus leadership and to taking the college to all new levels of achievement and success.” 

Krutz holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a doctorate from Texas A&M University.

“At this time, I’d like to thank Sharon Matusik, dean of the Leeds School of Business and chair of the search committee, and all the members of the committee for their commitment and service throughout the search process,” Moore said.

The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is the primary administrative position within the college and reports directly to the provost.