(Oct. 7, 2014) — Robin Lynn Cautin has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University. Cautin most recently served as dean of Undergraduate Education, associate provost and professor of psychology at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. In her new position at SHU, she will oversee the implementation of the University’s new core curriculum, which launches in fall 2015; the internationalization of the College and its curriculum; the development of graduate programs; and the continued integration of high-impact practices and the latest technological advances.
At Manhattanville, Cautin oversaw the development, delivery and assessment of all undergraduate academic programs. She also coordinated development and planning for new programs, coordinated teaching assignments and managed related administrative duties.
“I was attracted to SHU because of its mission, its emphasis on service and its strong commitment to academic excellence,” says Cautin. “SHU prepares students to successfully enter an increasingly competitive work force, but also compels them to grow intellectually, morally and spiritually. Their focus is on educating the entire person while emphasizing social justice and community service. For the University, it’s not just about developing future employees, but rather citizens in a global community, leading satisfying and meaningful lives. This is a mission that’s founded in the Catholic intellectual traditions, and one that I’m proud to serve.”
Cautin is a noted scholar in the history of psychology, of clinical psychology in particular. And she is co-editor in chief of the five-volume Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology, to be published by Wiley-Blackwell in January 2015.
Cautin completed her post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical psychology at Case Western Reserve University. She earned her bachelor’s degree with distinction in psychology and philosophy at University of Delaware.