Pamela Kalbfleisch, PhD

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Professor of Communication
Professor of Psychology

College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kalbfleisch publishes widely in the area of mentoring and personal relationships. She is particularly concerned with helping members of disadvantaged and underrepresented groups find mentors and sources of social support. 

In addition to serving as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Kalbfleisch teaches courses in communication and psychology.  She joined Concordia University Chicago in 2012.


  • PhD, Michigan State University
  • MA, University of New Mexico
  • BA, Boise State University

Prior Academic Experience

  • Professor and Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.

Academic and Professional Highlights


  • Mentoring Enactment Theory

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of the American Council on Education Fellows Program, 2009-2010, in the Office of the President, Roosevelt University, Chicago.