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.

    Suzanne Larson, Ph.D.

    Nazmul Ula, Ph.D.

    Assistant Deans

    Sandra Luca, Ph.D.

    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 and Enviromental Science

    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

    Patrick Shanahan, Ph.D.- Chair, Department of Mathematics

    Matthew Siniawski, Ph.D.- Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Jonas Mureika, Ph.D.-Chair, Department of Physics

    Barbara Marino, Ph.D- Director, Electrical Engineering

    Rachel Adams, Ph.D.- Director, Director, Environmental Science Program

    Claire Leon, Ph.D.- Director, Systems Engineering                                                                             

    Dean's Office Staff

    Communications Manager - Tiffany Jonick

    Director of Facilities - Jessica Lyon

    Director of Development - Lynn Witherspoon 

    Executive Assistant to the Dean - NaKesha Mayfield

    Senior Administrative Coordinator - Leonard Lamb 

    Senior Administrative Coordinator (Graduate Programs) - Mary Johnson


  • 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