Dr. Barbara May is the academic dean at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. As a member of the biology department and in her role in academic affairs, she has been an advocate and leader in general education reform. As an educator, May is interested in research on effective classroom pedagogies and student learning. She has experience teaching in numerous liberal arts settings and earned her bachelor of arts degree at St. Olaf College. May earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Veterinary Biosciences at the University of Minnesota.