DR. AMY MARTINDALE is Director of Student Academic Services for the College of Arts & Sciences, a position she has held since 2009. Martindale received her B.S. with honors in psychology at the University of Central Arkansas and her M.A. in psychology from Texas Tech University. She completed her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Arkansas, with a dissertation evaluating a retention program for academic scholarship recipients. Martindale’s areas of interest are student success and retention, and college-level study skills. She frequently gives presentations to advisers and students on effective study strategies, and how they differ in college than in high school. Martindale also co-teaches the Arts & Sciences course for Freshman Research Scholars, which connects first-semester students with faculty mentors to develop unique research proposals. In her administrative role, she looks for mechanisms to identify students who are struggling so that efficient and appropriate assistance may be offered. She also works extensively to assure sufficient general education course availability for students campus-wide.