Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Tim Preuss serves as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University in Irvine. Dr. Preuss' career began in education where he served as a high school teacher and coach from 1983-85 in Houston, TX. In 1985 he accepted a call to Concordia University in Nebraska. Preuss served as assistant football coach and Director of Admissions until 1994 when he joined the faculty as a Professor of Health and Human Performance. In addition to football, he also assumed head coaching duties for the softball team and won three league titles between 1994 and 2001.
In 2005 Preuss accepted the call to become Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and Director of Athletics at Concordia – Irvine. During his tenure, the athletic department gained national prominence, finishing 6th, 5th, 3rd and 2nd in the Directors Cup National All-Sports standings.
As Dean of the School, Dr. Preuss oversees the Departments of Art, Music, Theatre, Communication, English & Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Behavioral Sciences, History & Political Science and Psychology.
The School also offers a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration for which Preuss serves as a faculty member teaching Sport Technology and Strength, Speed and Conditioning courses.
Dr. Preuss received his doctorate in Post-Secondary Leadership from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2001.
Dr. Preuss is married to Debbie Lang-Preuss. He and Debbie have four children: Seth (18 and a freshman at Concordia), Lydia (14), Matthew (11) and Abigail (8).
Dr. Preuss has been teaching in the MCAA program since 2005. He has taught Sport Technology, Strength, Speed and Conditioning and Portfolio supervision.
He served as AD at CUI from 2005-2009 and was GSAC AD of the Year in 2008 as well as NAIA Region II AD of the Year (also 2008).
Dr. Preuss coached collegiate football for 20 years and collegiate softball for 7 years at Concordia-Nebraska winning multiple conference and regional championships. He was COY for Great Plains Athletic Conference in softball in 1998.