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Frank D. Golom, Ph.D., ’04, named dean of Loyola’s school of arts and sciences

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Frank D. Golom, Ph.D., has been named the next dean of Loyola College, the University’s school of arts and sciences. Golom, who was selected after a national search, has served as the University’s interim dean of Loyola College since last summer. He begins in the role on July 1, 2024.

Golom, who is an associate professor of psychology, served as chair of the psychology department from 2019 until last year when he was selected as interim dean of Loyola College.

“Dr. Golom’s deep understanding of Jesuit, liberal arts education, his proven leadership skills, and his commitment to equity and justice will be critical to our school of arts and sciences, especially as our University is investing more deeply in student success,” said Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. “As a thoughtful, strategic leader who has demonstrated his belief in faculty development, Dr. Golom is equally passionate about ensuring that students are supported and challenged during their time at Loyola.”

During his time as a member of Loyola’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC), Golom was co-lead of the SPSC’s Data Collection & Analysis Working Group, developing and implementing the process for gathering input from internal stakeholders to inform the direction of the University’s strategic plan.

“Dr. Golom is a scholar and leader who appreciates our strategic goals. He values collaboration and shared problem-solving,” said Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., president. “Throughout our recent strategic planning process, Dr. Golom demonstrated his dedication and scientific approach to listening to—and really understanding—the dreams and aspirations of the Loyola community. His data-driven approach and steps to ensure the integrity of that process were essential to the creation of our plan, Together We Rise. I look forward to seeing how he applies his leadership skills and knowledge to help Loyola become the best place in the world from which to change the world.”

During his tenure as interim dean, Golom has collaborated with colleagues in the Sellinger School of Business and Management and the School of Education on several initiatives. He has also connected with alumni, supporters, and nonprofit and community organizations in and around Baltimore. He plans to build on that foundation as dean.

“The future I envision for Loyola College is one of vibrant cohesiveness and collaboration. I look forward to working with my colleagues to develop a vision for liberal education at Loyola that identifies our shared principles and aligns our individual and collective efforts to support student and faculty success,” Golom said. “Not only will collaborating on our vision and strategic priorities breathe life into our mission and provide a clearer focus for our daily work, it will also sharpen our ability to tell ourselves and others the story of who we are as a College. At a time when many question the cost of higher education, being able to articulate the value of the liberal arts is essential. Learning how to learn and how to think are the most important outcomes of a Jesuit, liberal arts education, and some of the most important tools we can give our students.”

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, from 2018-2019, before becoming chair of the department.

Golom’s area of expertise sits at the intersection of organization change, workplace diversity, and team effectiveness. He has published more than two dozen articles related to sociodemographic diversity and is a two-time best research award recipient from the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Prior to coming to Loyola, Golom was an adjunct assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, 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.

About Loyola College

Loyola College, the school of arts and sciences at Loyola University Maryland, offers traditional liberal arts as well as professionally focused majors in three disciplinary divisions: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural and Applied Sciences. Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, Loyola College also includes the Loyola Clinical Centers, a training and professional development venue for Loyola students and a multidisciplinary center for the greater Baltimore community.