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Frank D. Golom, Ph.D., named interim dean of Loyola University Maryland’s school of arts and sciences

Frank Golom

Frank D. Golom, Ph.D., will serve as interim dean of Loyola College, the University’s school of arts and sciences, for the 2023-2024 academic year. Golom, who is associate professor of psychology and former chair of the psychology department, began in the role on Aug. 1, 2023.

“A valued scholar, teacher, and leader, Dr. Golom brings to the position a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice,” said Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. “He’s passionate about Loyola’s mission, embraces the Jesuit value of constant challenge to improve, and has significant expertise in organizational change. I look forward to seeing how our University will benefit from his considerable leadership skills over the next academic year and as we continue critical discussions about our developing strategic plan.”

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Golom earned his B.A. in Psychology summa cum laude from Loyola in 2004 and his Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2013. After joining the Loyola faculty in 2013 as an assistant professor of psychology, Golom earned tenure and became associate professor of psychology in 2019. He served as associate department chair for 2018-2019 before becoming chair of the psychology department, a role he held for four years.

Prior to coming to Loyola, Golom was an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where he taught in the department of organization and leadership. He also served as the founding associate director for executive education programs in change and consultation.

Golom, who was selected through an internal search, will serve in the role while Loyola conducts a national search for the dean of Loyola College over the next academic year. The former Dean of Loyola College, Stephen Fowl, Ph.D., left Loyola University Maryland to become president and dean of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific this summer.