School Deans and Center Directors
Dean, Leavey School of Business
Beck-Dudley is an established scholar in employment law and the design of ethical organizations. Previously, she served as dean of business schools at Florida State University and Utah State University.
Dean, School of Education and Counseling Psychology
Zirkel is a well-established scholar who studies race, ethnicity, gender, and class across all sectors of education. Prior to SCU, Zirkel served as Associate Dean in the School of Education at Mills College.
Dean, School of Law
Kloppenberg is a well-known expert in constitutional law and Appropriate Dispute Resolution. Previous to SCU, she served as Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Dayton.
Dean, Jesuit School of Theology
Fr. Kevin O'Brien is a Jesuit priest with a background in theology, philosophy, and law. O'Brien was formerly at Georgetown University, where he was the Vice President for Mission and Ministry.
Dean, School of Engineering
Dr. Alfonso Ortega is a renowned expert in the field of thermal sciences and a passionate advocate for engineering education. Ortega came to SCU from Villanova University, where he was the James R. Birle Professor of Energy Technology.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
An organic chemist, Tahmassebi studies novel nucleosides and amino-acid derivatives. She previously served as associate dean of program development at the University of San Diego.
Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Hanson writes on managing the ethical and public behavior of corporations and was a pioneer in the study of business ethics and business responsibility. Previously he taught in the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Executive Director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Before coming to SCU, Kreiner spent 17 years in the biotech industry, starting several companies as CEO. He focuses on working with science and technology purely for social benefit.
Executive Director, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
Fr. Llywelyn has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Christian spirituality, theology and culture, and ecclesiology and ecumenism. He was formerly at Loyola Marymount University.