Kristin Flora, Ph.D.


Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Professor of Psychology, Roscoe W. Payne Endowed Chair in Philosophy & Psychology

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  – Milwaukee, WI
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI
  • B.S., Valparaiso University – Valparaiso, IN

Year Joined Franklin


Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Teaching of Psychology
  • Midwestern Psychological Association

Areas of Responsibility

Academic Curriculum, Hamilton Library, Academic Records, Engaged Learning (Global Education, Career and Professional Development, Digital Fluency)

Civic and Community Involvement

  • 100+ Women Who Care
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church
  • Ivy Tech Columbus ASE School Advisory Board

In My Spare Time…

I spend a lot of time in gyms, soccer fields, golf courses, and tennis courts supporting my two children in their athletic endeavors. Personally, I enjoy the outdoors and as a family we do a fair amount of hiking. I love reading, particularly nonfiction and biographies, and watching documentaries. Some of my fondest memories, both professionally and personally, come from travel. I have been fortunate to accompany three sets of Franklin College students on study away courses, and am working to get to visit as many of the 50 states as possible with my family.