Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology
Phone: 408-554-4723
Fax: 408-554-4367
Location: Loyola Hall
Room number: L130A

Nicholas Ladany, Ph.D.

Dean for the School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Nicholas Ladany, Ph.D., is a scholar, teacher, and administrator in the fields of Education and Counseling Psychology. Most recently Ladany served as the Program Director of Loyola Marymount University's Counseling Program, where he was responsible for overseeing an expansion and enrichment of the curriculum and degree offerings for the program's 200 students. He also served as Department Chair of Education and Human Services at Lehigh University, which included the programs of Comparative and International Education, Counseling Psychology, Educational Leadership, School Psychology, Special Education, and Teaching and Learning.

Ladany holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland. He also served as a faculty member at Temple University and the University of Maryland. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association; the American Counseling Association; the American Psychological Association; the Society for Psychotherapy Research; and Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education.

He is an internationally known scholar and educator, having taught, given invited lectures, or presented in countries that include Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Italy, Kuwait, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay. He is the author of five books and more than 70 publications and given more than 200 national and international presentations on the effectiveness of counselor education and supervision, multicultural competence, and social justice.

His scholarship, teaching, and administrative service integrate his strong commitment to social justice, diversity, and multiculturalism, particularly in relation to serving the needs of underrepresented groups.