Glen Krutz serves as dean of the Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). He is also a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Puterbaugh Foundation Chair. As dean of CAS, he leads OSU’s largest college, which provides instruction to all OSU students and includes well over 100 degree programs in the humanities, fine and performing arts, social sciences, and natural sciences and mathematics, as well as a variety of centers serving the entire university.
Krutz and the CAS leadership team utilize a data-driven approach as they
strive—together with the outstanding department heads, faculty and staff—to improve individual student success, maximize faculty and staff impact, and deliver significant community engagement. Recent initiatives include holding General Education teaching workshops, re-envisioning large freshman classes, expanding need-based scholarships for continuing CAS students, increasing experiential learning opportunities (internships, study abroad), establishing a CAS faculty fellow for diversity, equity and inclusion to oversee the Equity Advocates program, investing more heavily in faculty start-up and summer research grants, supporting external pre-review of research grant proposals, supporting subvention publication funding, increasing instructional and research partnerships with OSU-Tulsa, expanding OSU’s concurrent enrollment offerings to high school students in all 77 Oklahoma counties through the new Cowboy Concurrent Online, and increasing the number of fine arts performances for the Stillwater community and all of Oklahoma.
Krutz previously served as senior vice provost at the University of Oklahoma, where he oversaw instruction, student success (retention/graduation), research compliance, and State Regents’ matters. During his tenure, new records were set for freshman retention and graduation, large GenEd classes were revitalized, new niche graduate programs were launched, student advisement incorporated coaching, human subjects and lab animal research regulatory processes were improved, and course transfer and articulation agreements were expanded across Oklahoma. He moved into his first leadership role at OU in 2005 as associate director of the Carl Albert Congressional Research & Studies Center. He joined the provost’s office in 2010 as a faculty fellow and was appointed a vice provost in 2013. Krutz and his wife, Julie, lived as faculty-in-residence at OU’s Headington Hall, where they mentored the student residents.
He held his first faculty position at Arizona State University, spending fall and spring semesters in Tempe and summers in DC with ASU students as director of the ASU-in-Washington Program. His public service orientation pre-dates his professorial career, including work as a legislative staffer in the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill and later as an analyst and special assistant to the Chancellor of Nevada’s higher education system.
Krutz earned each of his college degrees at land-grant institutions. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in political science and speech communication from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he served as student body president. He also earned a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Nevada. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from Texas A&M University.
His teaching and research fields are political institutions, public policy and administration, and research methods. His books include Hitching a Ride: Omnibus Legislating in the U.S. Congress (The Ohio State University Press), Treaty Politics and the Rise of Executive Agreements: International Commitments in a System of Shared Powers (University of Michigan Press), and the popular and free open-source text American Government (OpenStax/Rice University). He has two book projects in the works—one on disengagement in the U.S. Congress and the other a history of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Indian Affairs. An award-winning instructor, Krutz continues to teach each semester in Stillwater.