Loyola University Maryland has named Kathleen Getz the next dean of the Rev. Joseph A. Sellinger School of Business and Management. Previously, she was dean of the Michael R. Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago from 2011 through December 2014.

“Dr. Getz has brought visionary and strategic leadership to her role at Loyola University Chicago, where she raised money for a new building and secured a naming gift for the school. She also refocused the strategic plan for the Quinlan School of Business to promote leadership areas in family business, international business and emerging markets, risk management, social enterprise and responsibility, and supply chain management,” said Amy Wolfson, vice president for academic affairs at Loyola University Maryland.

As the Quinlan School of Business dean, Getz oversaw executive, graduate and undergraduate business and interdisciplinary degree and non-degree programs serving about 2,300 students, 72 full-time faculty and 29 full-time staff.

“Combining Jesuit principles and business ideals is really the best way to do business education,” Getz said. “We are producing the leaders of the future — leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit who will understand the analytics of business. I hope they will graduate with an optimistic approach to their work and their lives. I always encourage students and faculty to see a world of possibilities, rather than one of burdens.”

Prior to joining Loyola University Chicago, Getz served at American University’s Kogod School of Business from 1991–2011, including as senior associate dean for academic affairs from 2006–2011. Getz began at American as an assistant professor of management, earned tenure and was promoted to an associate professor of management in 1997, and chaired the department of management from 1999–2002.

Getz has focused her research on corporate political activity, voluntary codes of conduct, business bribery and governmental corruption, and the role of business in peace building. She earned her B.S. in Human Development from the Pennsylvania State University, her M.B.A. from Gannon University, and her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.