Lindauer Named Dean, School of Education & Human Services

BUFFALO, NY - Canisius named Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services.  Lindauer is the former chair of and associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology.  He served as interim dean for the past 11 months and has more than 15 years of higher education experience. 

During Lindauer’s tenure at Canisius, he taught courses in physical education and health, movement education, and the capstone seminar for teachers.  He also led the development of the undergraduate major in health and wellness, and implemented a professional development curriculum for physical educators from Shanghai, China. 

“Jeff is committed to our core values and dedicated to developing new programs, creating an atmosphere of excellence, and collaborating with a wide range of constituents including our local partnership schools,” says Richard A. Wall, PhD, vice president for academic affairs.  “His student-focused teaching, progressive leadership roles and extensive, applied research experience make him an ideal fit for both students and faculty.”

Lindauer holds a PhD in health, physical education and recreation from the University of New Mexico, an MS in exercise science and sport science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and a BA in physical education from Wartburg College. 

He replaces Michael J. Pardales, PhD, who left Canisius in 2013.