Mount St. Mary's University
February 6, 2018
Following a national search, Mount St. Mary’s University has named Col. Kraig Sheetz, Ph.D., as dean of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics, effective in the summer of 2018. During his 28-year career, Sheetz has taught physics as well as held leadership positions at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Sheetz, who currently is vice dean of operations at West Point, has research interests in ultra-short pulse laser design and development of femtosecond laser-based nonlinear microscopy systems. He is a coauthor of "A Pragmatic Guide to Multiphoton Microscope Design" and has been published in the Journal of Applied Physics.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kraig to our Mount community,” said President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. “His academic and managerial experiences will be invaluable in helping our students succeed and in leading the School of Natural Science and Mathematics into the future.”
"I am inspired by the university leadership's strategic vision and the energy of the faculty and staff within the School of Natural Science and Mathematics,” Sheetz said. “The focus on student success through innovative pedagogies and cutting-edge academic programs—all rooted in the Mount's timeless virtues—establishes an environment of relentless optimism that I am very excited to join."