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Kimberly Kilgore

Dean of Arts and Sciences & Professor, Chemistry
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Kimberly Kilgore earned her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University in 1990. After serving as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Dr. Kilgore served as an adjunct professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. In 1994, she joined the faculty of Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, becoming associate professor of chemistry with tenure in 2002. In 2001, she became assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Maryville and concurrently served as program director of the sciences. In both positions she provided leadership for faculty development, curricula review, student outcomes, and retentions. She also worked closely with other campus offices in recruiting, interviewing, and advising students. Dr. Kilgore became dean of Arts and Sciences and vice president for student affairs at St. Louis College Pharmacy (MO) in 2006. In her role as dean she provided leadership for faculty in the liberal arts and basic sciences divisions. In October 2013, President Pieper reorganized the College and Dr. Kilgore was named dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. She also served as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy in 2013.