Joseph E. Steinmetz
Vice Provost for the Arts and Sciences and Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Joseph E. Steinmetz was named to serve as vice provost for arts and sciences and executive dean of arts and sciences beginning on July 1, 2009.
In June 2010, he became dean of the university’s new College of Arts and Sciences.
Before coming to Ohio State, Vice Provost Steinmetz was dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, where he was also a university distinguished professor. At the time of his appointment at Ohio State, he was concurrently serving as Kansas’ interim provost. He previously served for 19 years at Indiana University, where he was executive associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Department of Psychology. At Indiana he was also a distinguished professor of psychological and brain sciences.
A nationally respected behavioral neuroscientist, Vice Provost Steinmetz was recognized in 1996 by the National Academy of Sciences for his contributions to the fields of experimental psychology and neuroscience. His research interests include neuroanatomical and neurophysiological substrates of learning and memory; the effects of alcohol on neural and behavioral function; neurobiological and behavioral models of fetal alcohol syndrome; and the neurobiology of simple human learning, memory, and cognitive function. His work is widely published, and he has served as the editor-in-chief of Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews and Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science.
He is an elected fellow of the American Psychological Society, the Society of Experimental Psychologists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the Gantt Medal from the Pavlovian Society for career research contributions. He is serving as the president of the American Psychological Society in 2012-2013.
Vice Provost Steinmetz earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Central Michigan University and his doctorate at Ohio University.
- Administrative leadership for the Arts and Sciences
- Arts and Sciences undergraduate advising, career services, and diversity services
- Budget / resource allocation for the Arts and Sciences
- Faculty recruitment, development and retention
- Fundraising for the College of Arts and Sciences
- Strategic planning for the Arts and Sciences