Marty Wyngaarden Krauss, PhD ’81

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Interim Dean, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Professor Emerita, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
PhD, Brandeis University

Marty W. Krauss, the interim dean at Brandeis' Heller School for Social Policy and Management since 2014, previously served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Brandeis from 2004 to 2011. Prior to assuming the position of provost, she was associate dean for faculty at the Heller School. She is also past director of the Nathan and Toby Starr Center on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Heller.

Krauss has served on numerous federal advisory panels, including panels of the National Research Council and the National Institutes of Health. She was chairperson of the Governor's Commission on Mental Retardation in Massachusetts from 1993 to 1999.

Her research focuses on the lifelong impacts on families of having a member with developmental disabilities, the development of community-based systems of care for persons with disabilities and the special health-care needs of children with disabilities. She teaches courses on research methods and on disability policy issues.

Krauss is the co-author of five books and the author of numerous articles in scholarly journals. She has also served as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on several research projects funded by the federal government and private or corporate foundations.

She is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation International Award for Leadership, the Christian Pueschel Memorial Research Award of the National Down Syndrome Congress and the Distinguished Research Award of the Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States, among others. She is also a fellow of the American Association on Mental Retardation.

Krauss received her PhD from Brandeis University.