Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering
Office of the Dean

  • Tina Choe is Dean of the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering. She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles and joined the LMU community in 1995 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She advanced to the rank of Professor in 2007.

    After serving as Chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department from 2008-2012, she continued providing leadership in the college as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies from 2012-2014.

    An organic chemist, Dr. Choe is interested in the development of new synthetic methods, natural product synthesis and in science education. In 2008, Dr. Choe was acknowledged for her dedication to teaching, research, and the Loyola Marymount University community with the Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Professor Award. 



  • Seaver College Leadership Council

    S.W. Tina Choe, Ph.D.

    Associate Deans
    Philippa Drennan, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
    Herbert Medina, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty/Staff Development and Student Success
    Nazmul Ula, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and External Affairs

    Department Chairs and Program Directors
    Carl Urbinati, Ph.D.- Chair, Department of Biology
    James Landry, Ph.D.-
    Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Chair, Department of Health and Human Sciences
    Joseph Reichenberger- Interim Chair, Department of Civil Engineering
    Ray Toal, Ph.D.- Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Rachel Adams, Ph.D.- Interim Director, Environmental Science Program
    Suzanne Larson, Ph.D.- Chair, Department of Mathematics
    Herbert Medina, Ph.D.- Acting Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Jonas Mureika, Ph.D.-Chair, Department of Physics
    Fred Brown, Ph.D.- Director, Systems Engineering                                                                             

    Dean's Office Staff

    Tiffany Jonick- Communications Manager
    Jessica Lyon- Director of Facilities
    NaKesha Mayfield- Sr. Administrative Coordinator
    Julie Quinones- Executive Assistant to the Dean
    Lynn Witherspoon- Director of Development

  • Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering
    Executive Advisory Board


    Mike Rudinica, ’75
    President /Founder, MPR Consulting


    Ronald Batiste, '83
    Chairman and CEO, Eagle Environmental Construction

    Christian de Virgilio, M.D., ’82
    Chair, Department of Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Professor of Surgery and Co-Chair, College of Applied Anatomy, UCLA School of Medicine

    Bill Gallivan, Jr., M.D., ’81
    Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara

    Bill Luxford, M.D., ’71
    Physician, House Ear Clinic

    Michael Mulvihill, Ph.D., ‘59
    Professor Emeritus, Loyola Marymount University

    Bahar Reghabi Sutorius, ’97
    Consultant, Percusense

    Shira Shafir, PH.D., MPH ’99
    Dir. of Social Innovation and Impact, TOMS

    Enrique Schulz, ’07
    Senior Actuarial Analyst, Mercer

    Laurie Sherwood, ’81
    Partner, Walsworth, Franklin, Bevins & McCall, LLP

    Clarence Shields, Jr., M.D., ’62
    Physician, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic 

    Raj Tut, ’06
    Director of Growth, Vouch Financial

    Lynn Witherspoon (Ex - Officio)
    Director of Development, Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering                                                                                                       

    John Zimmerman, '96
    VP of Data Analytics, Criteo