Michael J. O’Sullivan is Interim Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. He came to Loyola Marymount University in August 1985 as an assistant professor in the psychology department, becoming professor in 1996. O’Sullivan earned his B.A. in philosophy and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Saint Louis University (St. Louis, Missouri), and his M.Div. and S.T.M. degrees from the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley (California). During his years at LMU, he served eight years as chair of the psychology department (and six years as director of its former graduate program), previously as interim dean of Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, two years as acting chair of the Bioethics Institute and most recently as the University's Vice Provost for Academic Affairs responsible for critical academic activities that cut across college and school boundaries. A clinical psychologist, O’Sullivan’s research has focused on the delivery of mental health services to ethnic minority populations, mentally ill offenders, science and religion, and scientific thinking.