Meet the new dean

by John Deever |

Nicholas Ladany took the helm as dean of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology in summer 2012. At a time when thinking and educating globally matters more than ever, he brings a wealth of international experience.

To give more than 200 presentations on counseling and multiculturalism, with a particular focus on meeting the needs of underrepresented groups, he’s touched down in Ecuador, Kuwait, Norway, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay, just to name a handful of stops. Author of five books, he has published widely on the supervision of counselors and multicultural competence. His most recent research explores issues surrounding mental health in international schools.

Ladany comes to SCU from Loyola Marymount University, where he oversaw a growing program in counseling.

Summer 2014

Table of contents


A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.