Ploutz-Snyder Begins Appointment as Dean

Lori Ploutz-Snyder

U-M Kinesiology welcomes as its new dean, Dr. Lori Ploutz-Snyder. She formerly served as a lead scientist for the exercise physiology and countermeasures project, at the NASA Johnson Space Center and Universities Space Research Association.

She began her 5-year tenure as dean July 1.

"Professor Ploutz-Snyder brings an impressive background, leading research programs in both university and government arenas," Provost and Executive Vice President Martha E. Pollack says. "Her experience in international collaboration, and in negotiation and strategic planning position her to guide the School of Kinesiology in the development and support areas of research excellence."

"I am honored to be selected and am very excited to join the University of Michigan community," says Ploutz-Snyder. "The School of Kinesiology is already extremely successful and I am particularly excited to work with the faculty, staff and students to further develop the school's collaborations.

"Kinesiology's diversity of academic programs and faculty expertise is a strength of the school and ideally positions us to pursue unique collaborations including many of the university's big initiatives," she added.

Welcome, Dean Ploutz-Snyder!