Dean's Office

Welcome to the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office. Our deans and staff foster a vibrant academic community in the liberal arts tradition, supporting success for our students and our faculty. The Dean's Office is located in University Hall, Suite 4600.

  • Robbin D. Crabtree, Ph.D., is dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University. An accomplished teacher and scholar, she is widely published in her areas of scholarly interest: intercultural communication, gender studies, pedagogy, and service-learning. Formerly dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Fairfield University, Crabtree is respected for her strong commitment to Catholic and Jesuit education. She is also a champion of the practical, inherent, enduring value of a liberal arts education, about which she writes and speaks often.

    Prior to her appointment at LMU in 2014, Crabtree was dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Fairfield University, a position she held for six years. In her 13 years at Fairfield, she also served as inaugural director of the Office of Service Learning, chair of the Communication Department, and as a professor of communication. In 2013, Crabtree was given the Award for Administrative Excellence by the Connecticut ACE Women’s Network in recognition of her leadership and mentorship of women students, faculty and emergent leaders. 

    Read her complete biography here.


    • Robbin D. Crabtree, Dean


    • Richard Fox, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
    • Michael Horan, Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Development & Support and for Graduate Education
    • Molly Youngkin, Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness




    Sheryle Bush
    University Hall 4600
    p: 310.338.2716 f: 310.338.2704

    Senior Administrative Coordinator
    Sheryle Bush is senior administrative coordinator to the Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Development and Graduate Education. She also oversees the planning of special events hosted by the Dean's Office.

    Deanna Cooke, Ph.D.
    University Hall 3900
    p: 310.338.2917

    f: 310.338.1947
    Director of Engaged Learning
    Deanna is responsible for cultivating faculty interest in engaged learning, increasing the visibility of and relationships for BCLA, developing procedures and standards for engaged learning in the College, supporting departments and faculty to integrate engaged learning into their existing curriculum, and pursuing local, state, federal, and private foundation resources to support engaged learning activities.
    Katie Jones
    University Hall 4600
    p: 310.338.4298
    Communications Manager
    Katie manages BCLA's communications planning and projects, including the College's news, website, social media, email, and print publications.
    Yolanda Klishevich
    University Hall 4600
    p: 310.338.2716
    f: 310.338.2704
    Academic Coordinator
    Supporting the Associate and Assistant Deans for Undergraduate Education, Yolanda reviews student forms and petitions, transfer student files, and study abroad applications. She also serves supports the deans and students regarding academic policies, procedures, forms, and requirements as necessary.
    Andrea Middleton 
    University Hall 4600
    p: 310.338.5750
    Senior Administrative Coordinator 
    Isabel Solano Robles
    University Hall 4600
    p: 310.338.4240
    Academic Advisor
    Sarah Burtch
    University Hall 4600
    p: 310.338.4273
    Academic Advisor