Academic Affairs

Office of Academic Affairs
3307 Third Ave. W., Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-281-2125
Fax: 206-281-2115

Office of the Provost - Academic Affairs

Members of the Deans’ Cabinet

This group meets regularly with the Provost, to discuss academic policies and procedures.


Jeffery Van Duzer, dean of the School of Business and Economics Jeffrey Van Duzer
Provost; Professor of Business and Economics; B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1976; J.D., Yale Law School, 1979. At SPU since 2001.
Bruce Congdon, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Bruce D. Congdon
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Sciences Division; Professor of Biology; B.S., University of the Ozarks, Arkansas, 1979; M.S., Colorado State University, 1981; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 1985. At SPU since 1985.
Margaret Diddams
Director, Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development; Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology; B.A., Wheaton College, 1982; M.A., New York University, 1988; Ph.D., New York University, 1994. At SPU since 1993.
Rick Eigenbrood, Dean, School of Education

Rick Eigenbrood
Dean, School of Education; Professor of Doctoral Education;

B.A., Dordt College 1974;  M.Ed., University of Washington 1979;  Ph.D., University of Iowa 1988. At SPU since 2001.

Jeff Jordan, associate vice president for academic affairs/dean of students Jeff Jordan
Vice President for Student Life; Dean of Students; B.A., Houghton College, 1983; M.S., State University of New York, College at Buffalo, 1985; Ed.D., Seattle University, 2004. At SPU since 2004.

Michael Paulus

University Librarian; B.A., University of Washington, 1993; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2002; M.L.I.S., Rutgers University, 2004. At SPU since 2011.

Cindy Price, associate vice president for academic affairs Cindy Price
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Sociology; B.A., Westmont College, 1983; M.A., Washington State University, 1986; Ph.D., 1990. At SPU since 1993.
Micheal Roe, dean of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community Mícheál D. Roe
Dean, School of Psychology, Family, and Community; Professor of Psychology; B.A., Revelle College, University of California, 1973; M.Ed., University of Washington, 1975; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1981. At SPU since 1988.
Debra Sequeira
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Arts and Humanities Division; Professor of Communication; B.A., San Francisco State University, 1976; M.A., 1978; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1987. At SPU 1978-1985 and since 1990.
Doug Strong, dean of the School of Theology

Doug Strong

Dean, School of Theology; Professor of the History of Christianity;  B.A., Houghton College, 1978; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1981; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1990. At SPU since 2007.

Lorie Wild
Dean, School of Health Sciences; Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Grand Valley State University, 1980; M.N., University of Washington, 1983; Ph. D., University of Washington, 1996. At SPU since 2012.

Joseph Williams

Dean, School of Business and Economics

B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1978; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980; M.B.A., University of Texas-Austin, 1982; Ph.D., 1987. At SPU since 2013.