Dean's Corner

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

  • Dean Tina Choe headshotTina 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 Dean
    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 Environmental 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 Co-Director, Coastal Research Institute (Sabbatical, Fall 2018)
    Sarah Strand, Ph.D.- Interim Chair, Department of Health and Human Sciences (Fall 2018)
    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