Nicholas Ladany

Nicholas Ladany
Phone: (619) 260-4577
Office: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 205H

Dean, School of Leadership and Education Sciences

  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited), University at Albany, State University of New York
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Maryland

Nicholas Ladany, Ph.D., serves as the dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. A leading expert on psychology and education, Ladany is responsible for overseeing the 4 academic departments, which includes 16 credential and 4 certificate programs; two interdisciplinary research institutes; and two centers within SOLES.

Prior to joining SOLES in 2015, Ladany served as the dean of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA. He previously served as Director of the Counseling Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA; as well as Chair of the Department of Education and Human Services, and Program Coordinator & Director of Doctoral Training of the Counseling Psychology Program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York and has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland. He is a Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.


Ladany is an internationally known scholar and educator, having taught, given invited lectures, or presented in countries that include Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Italy, Kuwait, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay. He is the author of five books and more than 80 publications and given more than 250 national and international presentations on the effectiveness of supervision, multicultural competence, and social justice.