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Arts and Sciences Dean Named

Amy Cataldi

Oklahoma City University has named Amy Cataldi, Ph.D., as dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences, President Robert Henry announced today.

Cataldi served in the role on an interim basis since 2015 and as associate dean since 2012. She joined the faculty of Oklahoma City University as a psychology professor in 2000 and became chair of the department in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Boston College, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Oklahoma City University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oklahoma in experimental psychology.

Oklahoma City University Provost Kent Buchanan said Cataldi has a tremendous list of accomplishments and strong experience in scholarship and in higher education.

“I am pleased to welcome her permanently to the dean’s position and look forward to her continued work in advancing Oklahoma City University’s Petree College of Arts and Sciences,” he said.

“Dr. Cataldi brings a high level of scholarship and servant leadership to the dean’s position,” Henry said. “She is an excellent choice to lead the Petree College of Arts and Sciences and to expand the university's work in the communities that we serve.” 

Cataldi serves on the university’s academic council, academic programs and standards committee, budget committee, strategic planning committee and steering committee, and behavioral intervention team, among other committees. She is a member of the American Conference of Academic Deans, the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and the American Psychological Association. She was named OKCU’s Faculty Member of the Year in 2008.   The university conducted a national search for the position.