Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, assumed the role of associate dean for academic affairs at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies on June 1.

Hoyt, who earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, joined the Jepson School in 2003. A social psychologist whose research examines issues related to female and minority leaders and prejudice and discrimination, Hoyt teaches courses such as “Leadership in a Diverse Society” and “Leadership and the Social Sciences.”

Hoyt has served as advisor to more than 20 senior theses in leadership studies, psychology and interdisciplinary studies and chaired and served on numerous search committees and mid-tenure and tenure review committees. She received a Distinguished Educator Award from the University of Richmond in 2009.

“Dr. Hoyt has a long record of advising and mentoring students, energetically serving the university and vigorously investigating questions related to leadership. The experience she brings to this position will benefit us as we continue to enhance and expand our study of leadership and ethics,” said Jepson School Dean Sandra Peart.   

As associate dean for academic affairs, Hoyt is responsible for course scheduling, advising and registration; student academic progress; the honors program; study abroad credit and student research. She also chairs the academic affairs committee and provides day-to-day administrative oversight of the curriculum, the grade appeal process, and the progress of untenured faculty.

Hoyt assumed responsibilities for this role from Dr. Terry Price, who served as associate dean for academic affairs for nine years. Price will resume his appointment as professor of leadership studies at the Jepson School following a sabbatical during the fall 2016 semester.

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Dean, Professor of Leadership Studies
Ethics and Economics
Leadership Ethics
History of Economic Thought
History of Political Economy
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Professor of Leadership Studies and Psychology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Women and Minority Leaders
Stereotypes and Discrimination
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