Loyola University Maryland

Office of the President

Interim President

Amanda ThomasAmanda M. Thomas, Ph.D., has been provost and vice president for academic affairs for Loyola since September 2018, though she served as interim vice president for academic affairs for the University since July 2017.

Dr. Thomas joined the Loyola faculty in 1991, became a full professor of psychology in 2002, and served as chair of psychology, associate dean of arts and sciences, and associate vice president for graduate studies before she left Loyola in 2014 to become dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for Saint Joseph’s University. Dr. Thomas returned to Loyola a year later as dean of Loyola College, a position she held until she was named interim vice president for academic affairs in July 2017.

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Thomas earned both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia and her B.A. from the College of William and Mary.

Dr. Thomas assumed the role of interim president on July 1, 2021, after the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., retired as the 24th president of Loyola University Maryland.