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Paul De Sena

LMU Magazine: A School Counselor in Every School

Paul De Sena is a professor of counselor education and was chairperson of the Department of Education for eight years, co-director of the School Psychology program for six years and director of Counselor Education for 37 years. He has served on many professional boards, and he is a consultant to several school districts in the […]

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President's Professor Martha McCarthy (left) with Lehigh University President Alice P. Gast (right).

Lehigh University Confers Honorary Doctorate on President’s Professor Martha McCarthy

Martha McCarthy, President’s Professor in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University, was conferred an honorary Doctorate of Pedagogy by Lehigh University at the commencement ceremony in May 2014, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In honoring McCarthy, Lehigh paid tribute to her distinguished career in education law and policy, and the reform of educational leadership preparation […]

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Professor Paul De Sena Receives LMU Award for Excellence in Service

Paul De Sena, a professor of counselor education in the School of Education, was named the recipient of the 2014 Loyola Marymount University Rains Award for Excellence in Service. The university’s Rains Award recognizes “a tenured member of the professoriate whose service exemplifies the LMU mission in a manner that is outstanding.” De Sena has […]

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Professor Vicki Graf Selected to Serve on California’s Special Education Task Force

Vicki Graf, professor of education, was selected to serve on California’s Statewide Special Education Task Force – charged with analyzing the state’s systems for serving students with disabilities and providing policy recommendations to the State Board of Education, the California Department of Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. A professor of education at […]

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Fr Tom Batsis

Rev. Thomas Batsis, O.Carm., Appointed Professor Emeritus

A Carmelite priest and professor of education at LMU for more than 30 years, Fr. Thomas Batsis, O.Carm., was appointed Professor Emeritus this fall. Currently president of Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, Fr. Batsis served as the founding executive director of the LMU Center for Catholic Education. Fr. Batsis was ordained in the Carmelite […]

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Paul De Sena

Professor Paul De Sena Named Counselor Advocate of the Year

The California Association of School Counselors selected Paul De Sena, a professor of counselor education in the LMU School of Education, as the 2013 Counselor Advocate of the Year. The award recognizes De Sena for his long-term leadership and advocacy for school counseling and school counselor education. An LMU faculty member since 1966, De Sena […]

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Martha McCarthy

National Institute Named After Martha McCarthy

Martha McCarthy, SOE’s first President’s Professor, was walking to a luncheon during the 46th Education Leadership Summer Conference at Indiana University, when she was surprised to see a number of her former students heading in the same direction. During the luncheon, she was even more surprised, and very humbled, to learn that the annual conference […]

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Ref Rodriguez Appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Ref Rodriguez, an LMU alum (BA ’93) and adjunct faculty member in SOE’s Department of Educational Leadership, has been appointed to serve on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The commission is an agency in the executive branch of the California state government that oversees state standards and practices for educator preparation, licensing and credentialing. […]

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