Dean's Corner

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

    Assistant Deans

    Sandra Luca, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies

    Department Chairs and Program Directors

    Wendy Binder, Ph.D.- Chair, Department of Biology

    Jeremy McCallum, Ph.D.- Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Don Kendall, Ph.D.- Chair, Department of Civil Engineering

    Ray Toal, Ph.D.- Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    James Landry, Ph.D.- Chair, Department of Health and Human Sciences and Director, Environmental Science Program

    Suzanne Larson, Ph.D.- Chair, Department of Mathematics

    Matthew Siniawski, Ph.D.- 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- Executive Assistant to the Dean

    Lynn Witherspoon- Director of Development

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

    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

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

    Bahar Reghabi Sutorius, ’97
    Consultant, Percusense

    Mike Rudinica, ’75
    President /Founder, MPR Consulting

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

    Enrique Schulz, ’07 (Chair)
    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