This is a bit of a homecoming for Amity Noltemeyer.
Starting Jan. 2, Noltemeyer will serve as interim dean of Miami University’s College of Education, Health, and Society (EHS). Currently associate dean of the Graduate School, Noltemeyer earned two advanced degrees from EHS, joined the faculty as an assistant professor of School Psychology in 2010, and previously served as chair of the Department of Educational Psychology from 2018-2021.
To say she’s excited for the new role would be an understatement.
“There are so many great things going on in EHS and so much progress made under Dean Jason Lane’s leadership,” Noltemeyer said. “I look forward to continuing that progress and providing stability.”
It was announced on Nov. 17 that Lane, who held the role of EHS dean since 2021, was selected to lead the National Association of System Heads as its first president and CEO.
After graduating from Xavier University, Noltemeyer earned Educational Specialist and Master of Science degrees in School Psychology from Miami, followed by her doctorate from Kent State University.
She worked as a school psychologist before joining academia. It was during Noltemeyer’s time as chair for the Department of Educational Psychology that she began to thrive in an administrative environment. Noltemeyer particularly enjoys working with a team toward common goals and successfully navigating obstacles, as well as interacting with programs across Miami.
“Amity brings to the job experience as a department chair, a university administrator with partnerships all over campus, advancement training, leadership training, and significant expertise with external funding and research,” said Elizabeth Mullenix, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs.
First on Noltemeyer’s list is a “listening tour” of EHS.
“I really want to hear from all of the departments, the department chairs, faculty, and staff,” Noltemeyer said. “My experiences in EHS have been with a really hard-working and fun group. I can’t wait to spend more time with them.
“I’ve loved my time in the Graduate School, and I’m really looking forward to being back in my home division where my academic appointment is.”