Sian Leah Beilock became Dartmouth’s 19th president on June 12, 2023. She is the first woman to serve as president of Dartmouth.
Beilock previously served as the eighth president of Barnard College at Columbia University, where she enhanced STEM research and teaching programs, expanded mental health and wellness accessibility, and significantly improved career resources. Before joining Barnard, she spent 12 years at the University of Chicago, where she was the executive vice provost and the Stella M. Rowley Professor of Psychology. Beilock is one of the world’s leading experts on the brain science behind “choking under pressure” in business, education, and sports. She earned her bachelor of science in cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego, and doctorate degrees in psychology and kinesiology from Michigan State University.