College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office

Kristi HaikKristi L. Haik
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kristi Haik was appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on July 1, 2016. She most recently served as chair for the Department of Biological Sciences and was a professor at Northern Kentucky University. During her tenure at NKU, Dr. Haik served as director of the Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics, interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, director and principal investigator of Project SOAR, and director of grant development in the Office of Research, Grants and Contracts. Her university service has included working on the Faculty Senate, as a member of the Student Retention and Success Strategic Implementation Team, and on the Athletic Council. She has been a prolific researcher, obtaining grants totaling over $4 million during her career.

Known as a strong supporter of students, she was awarded the National Mentoring Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research, Biology Division, in 2010, and the SPARK Award—Commitment to Diversity from NKU’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2012–13. Dr. Haik was also a research manager of basic and clinical neurosciences at the Field Neurosciences Institute in Saginaw, Michigan.

Dr. Haik earned a doctoral degree in Applied Experimental Psychology, neuroscience focus, from Central Michigan University in 2000. She also holds a master’s degree in General Experimental Psychology, neuroscience focus, and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from CMU.