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New Dean Appointed for the School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Monday, Jul. 16, 2012

Nicholas Ladany, a scholar and administrator in the fields of education and counseling, will become the new dean of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, said Santa Clara University Provost Dennis Jacobs.

“We are greatly looking forward to welcoming Dr. Ladany to lead the school of education and counseling psychology,” said SCU Provost Dennis Jacobs. “His superb record of scholarship, teaching and service and his experience building innovative academic programs will be a perfect fit for Santa Clara University and its strategic plan.”

Ladany will start his position on August 6, 2012. Ladany is currently program director of Loyola Marymount University’s counseling program, where he has overseen an expansion and enrichment of the curriculum and degree offerings for the program’s 200 students and 15 member full-time and part-time faculty. Before that he was department chair at Lehigh University’s Department of Education and Human Services, where he coordinated 30 faculty teaching 800 students in six academic programs.

Ladany is the author of 5 books, 27 book chapters, and 45 articles on the subject of providing professional supervision and training to mental-health professionals. He has also given more than 200 national and international presentations in areas such as multicultural competence, supervision effectiveness and the supervisory alliance.

“I am very eager to start my work as dean of Santa Clara University’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology,” said Dr. Ladany. “I look forward to working with the faculty and staff to uphold and advance the school’s Jesuit mission of leadership, excellence, and diversity.”

Dr. 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. Prior to his current post at LMU, he held a series of faculty and administrative positions at Lehigh University. He has 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.

Ladany, and his wife, Randa El Jurdi, have three children: Nisrine, Mona, and Farah.