Sellinger School Names Getz as Newest Dean

Loyola University Maryland is happy to name Kathleen A. Getz, Ph.D., as the next dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management. She will assume her new role at Loyola this summer, starting on July 1, 2015.

“Dr. Getz has brought visionary and strategic leadership to her role at Loyola University Chicago, where she raised money for a new building and secured a naming gift for the school. She also refocused the strategic plan for the Quinlan School of Business to promote leadership areas in family business, international business and emerging markets, risk management, social enterprise and responsibility, and supply chain management,” said Amy R. Wolfson, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs at Loyola University Maryland.

“I look forward to welcoming Dr. Getz—an experienced dean—to the Sellinger School, collaborating with her, and seeing the impact she can make with her expertise, passion for Jesuit business education, innovative approach to leadership, and her commitment to connect with the Baltimore community.”

Prior to joining Loyola University Chicago, Getz served at American University’s Kogod School of Business from 1991-2011, including as senior associate dean for academic affairs from 2006-2011. An accomplished scholar, Getz has focused her research on corporate political activity, voluntary codes of conduct, business bribery and governmental corruption, and the role of business in peace building. She earned her B.S. in Human Development from the Pennsylvania State University, her MBA from Gannon University, and her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

“The Sellinger School’s strong sense of community, the deep commitment of the Board of Sponsors, and the collegial relationship among students and faculty are the foundation for an environment where ideas and strategies for enriching the educational experience will flourish,” Getz said. “One of the things that really is appealing is the newness of the academic leadership team. Everyone will think everything is possible. My husband and I have been wanting to come back East, and I see this as a good opportunity professionally to work with this new academic team. I’m very eager to get started—and to work closely with the other deans to foster interdisciplinary collaboration across the schools.”

The Sellinger School features about 500 graduate students who are taught by 66 full-time and 69 part-time faculty at Loyola’s Evergreen campus and graduate centers in Timonium and Columbia, Md. The Sellinger School earned AACSB accreditation in 1988 and is the only private, internationally-accredited business school in the state of Maryland.



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