Ann Bisantz is the dean of undergraduate education. Through oversight of academic policies and curriculum management, Bisantz's leadership enables all UB undergraduate students to achieve academic excellence. As dean, Bisantz stewards the strategic vision for the governance and management of UB’s 21st century general education program, the UB Curriculum, the Office Experiential Learning and Research, the Center for Excellence in Writing, and the University Honors College.
Bisantz was appointed Dean of Undergraduate Education in 2018 and has overseen the full-scale implementation of the UB Curriculum, implemented efforts to streamline the connection for freshmen students with majors, and has led UGE units in updating and transforming programming to meet the needs of today’s students. Bisantz is a professor and past chair of UB's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, where she led successful undergraduate accreditation efforts, developed new undergraduate and graduate programs, and expanded and diversified the ISE faculty.
Bisantz earned a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MS and BS degree from UB. Her research areas are in cognitive engineering, human decision-making, human-computer interface design and complex work systems analysis. She received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Research and Creative Activity in 2015, the Paul M. Fitts Educator Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in 2017 (where she was also named Fellow in 2013), and has served on the executive boards of two professional societies. Bisantz joined UB in 1997.
Dean of Undergraduate Education
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