S.W. Tina Choe, Ph.D., is Dean of the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering. She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles and joined the LMU community in 1995 as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She advanced to the rank of professor in 2007.
After serving as chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department from 2008-12, she continued providing leadership in the college as associate dean for Undergraduate Studies from 2012-14.
An organic chemist, Dr. Choe is interested in the development of new synthetic methods, natural product synthesis and in science education. In 2008, Dr. Choe was acknowledged for her dedication to teaching, research and the Loyola Marymount University community with the Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Professor Award.