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College of Science and Engineering

Dean's Office

Michael J. Quinn, Dean

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Michael J. Quinn is Dean of the College of Science and Engineering. Before joining Seattle University in 2007, he was a professor of computer science at the University of New Hampshire and at Oregon State University. He holds a PhD in computer science from Washington State University, an MS in computer sciences from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BS in mathematics from Gonzaga University.

Dr. Quinn is an internationally recognized expert in the field of parallel computing. His research in the area has resulted in the publication of more than 60 refereed journal and conference papers, and his textbooks on parallel computing have been used by hundreds of universities worldwide.

He is also a leader in the field of computer ethics. His textbook, Ethics for the Information Age, explores moral problems related to modern uses of information technology, such as privacy, intellectual property rights, computer security, and software reliability. The book, now in its seventh edition, has been adopted by more than 125 colleges and universities in the United States and many more internationally.

Jean Jacoby, Associate Dean

Jean Jacoby is an Associate Dean and a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the College of Science of Engineering. She received a BS in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin and an MS and PhD in Civil Engineering-Environmental Engineering and Science from the University of Washington. From 1986 to 1991, she worked at several civil and environmental engineering consulting firms where she managed studies of toxic pollution in urban bays of Puget Sound, watershed and water quality investigations, and lake restoration projects.

In 1991, Dr. Jacoby was appointed the Clare Boothe Luce Professor of Environmental Engineering at Seattle University. She was named the first Thomas J. Bannan Chair in Engineering at Seattle University in 1996. Since 2010, she has served as the director of the Seattle University Project Center and coordinates the undergraduate research program in the College of Science and Engineering.

Dr. Jacoby has taught courses in environmental engineering and science, and has conducted research in lakes and streams, specializing in the ecology and management of toxic and nuisance algae. She is active in several professional organizations and is an associate editor for the journal Lake and Reservoir Management.

Mara Rempe, Associate Dean

Mara Rempe is Associate Dean and Assistant Professor in Chemistry at the College of Science and Engineering. She received a B.S in Chemistry at Seattle University and her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Rempe taught at various community colleges before coming to Seattle University in 1997. At Seattle University, she has taught various classes in the Chemistry Department, primarily for freshmen and non-science majors.

Dr. Rempe's duties as Associate Dean include oversight of the Science and Engineering Advising Center and working with the Education Abroad Office to identify viable international options for science and engineering students. Dr. Rempe is the Director of New Student Registration, registering all new freshmen for Seattle University. In that capacity she works closely with the Core, Athletics, Orientation and other offices across campus. She also works with transfer students wishing to be admitted to the College of Science and Engineering. Dr. Rempe has served on many campus-wide committees in support of students and academic excellence, including committees to rework and improve academic policies and for the implementation of the updated Core Curriculum.