The Dean

The College of Arts & Sciences

Dean Dayna R. Touron, Ph.D.

Dayna Touron, Ph.D., joined UofL in July 2023 as the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Dean Touron's passion for empowering students and her belief in the transformative power of a liberal arts education are evident in her vision for A&S.; With her extensive experience as an administrator and educator, she firmly supports the teacher-scholar model of higher education, emphasizing the importance of involving students in a climate of belonging, contemplation, discovery, and real-life application.

Prior to Dean Touron’s role at UofL, she served as the associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG). With her bachelor's degree from Maryville College and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University, she has been a prominent figure in the field of psychology, publishing and presenting her research on cognition and aging both nationally and internationally. Her studies explore the strategies employed by older adults to complete cognitive tasks and investigate how their cognitive abilities and metacognitive knowledge influence their approach. Her exceptional work has earned her research funding from the NIH and positions on the editorial boards of prestigious journals such as Psychology and Aging and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

Under the guidance of Dean Dayna Touron, the faculty and staff of the UofL College of Arts & Sciences look forward to furthering its mission of providing students with a transformative education grounded in the liberal arts, empowering them to navigate and understand the complexities of the world we live in.

Contact Information:
Office: Gardiner Hall 233