Lundgren named Associate Dean of the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences

Jennifer Lundgren, Ph.D.The UMKC College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Lundgren, Ph.D., as the new Associate Dean, effective September 1, 2017.

Dr. Lundgren is taking over the Associate Dean position previously held by Michael Kruger, Ph.D., who has accepted a new position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Dakota.

Dr. Lundgren is a professor in the Department of Psychology and her courses include Health Psychology Interventions, Advanced History and Systems of Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology and Learning.

In her research, Dr. Lundgren specializes in the interaction of eating behavior, sleep, and circadian rhythm, with expertise in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders.

She is the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles and lead editor of Night Eating Syndrome: Research, Assessment, and Treatment (Guilford Press, 2012). She is a Fellow of both the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Obesity Society.

Dr. Lundgren holds a Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the University at Albany, the State University of New York. She completed clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and conducted postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.


The UMKC College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit at UMKC. Our students obtain a true liberal arts education by taking courses spanning the arts, humanities and sciences.