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College of Science and Engineering

Dean's Office

Michael J. Quinn, Dean

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 Oregon State University. He earned a B.S. in mathematics from Gonzaga University, an M.S. in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Washington State University. Before undertaking his Ph.D. studies, he worked for two years as a software engineer at Tektronix, Inc.

Dr. Quinn did pioneering research in the field of parallel computing that resulted in the publication of more than 60 refereed journal and conference papers. His textbooks on parallel computing have been used by hundreds of universities worldwide.

Dr. Quinn 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 sixth 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 & Environmental Engineering at the College of Science of Engineering. She received a B.S. in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering-Environmental Engineering and Science from the University of Washington.

From 1986-1991, 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, she 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, Dr. Jacoby has served as the Director of the Seattle University Project Center.

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, including the North American Lake Management Society, 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 taught in the Chemistry Department, primarily for freshmen and non science majors.

Some of Dr. Rempe's duties as Associate Dean include oversight of the S&E Advising Center and working with the Education Abroad Office to identify viable international options for science and engineering students. In addition to being Associate Dean, Dr. Rempe is also the Director of New Student Registration, registering all new freshmen for their first quarter at Seattle University. This keeps her active throughout the campus, working closely with the Core, Center for Orientation and Transition Programs, and transfer issues.

In her time at Seattle University Dr. Rempe has seen many changes to the College of Science and Engineering and the University. She has served on many campus wide committees in support of student, changes and academic excellence including committees to rework and improve academic policies and one for the implementation of the updated Core Curriculum.