B. Lynch has been Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Chancellor
for Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder since
1992. She is also a Professor in the Department of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology and a Fellow of the Institute for Behavioral
received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, her M.A. from
the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. from the University
of Iowa. She held a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral
Fellowship at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics of the University
of Colorado. Much of her professional career was spent at Wesleyan
University in Middletown, Connecticut as a Professor of Biology,
and Dean of the Sciences. She has received a Research Career
Development Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science (AAAS) and was President of the Behavior Genetics
Association. Prior to coming to the University of Colorado at
Boulder, Dr. Lynch was the Program Director in Population Biology
and Physiological Ecology at the National Science Foundation.
Lynch is Past-President of the Western Association of Graduate
Schools and has served on the Board of Directors of the Council
of Graduate Schools, as well as the Executive Committee of the
Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education at the National
Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC).
In 2002-2002, she served as the inaugural CGS/NSF Dean in Residence.