Lynda Szymanski, PhD

Headshot of Lynda Szymanski, Interim Associate Provost
Interim Associate Provost

Lynda Szymanski serves as interim associate provost, supporting the work of academic affairs, providing institutional and historical context, and assisting new academic leaders in their transition.

Dr. Szymanski earned a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and a doctorate in clinical psychology from West Virginia University. She joined the Psychology department at St. Kate’s in 1998 after completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, RI and her post-doctoral fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian- St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Szymanski’s area of specialty is health psychology; her research focuses primarily on women’s health and body image concerns. She was a recipient of the Faculty Teaching and Advising Award in 2009. Dr. Szymanski served as Associate Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences from 2010-2013 during which time she led the development of the St. Catherine University Collaborative Undergraduate Research Program which she directed through the summer of 2017. She is currently serving a three-year term as Councilor in the Undergraduate Research Program Director Division of the Council for Undergraduate Research.