Associate Dean-Advanced and Professional Programs Director-Master of Liberal Studies Program
As Associate Dean for Advanced and Professional Programs, Susan Kamei works with faculty of USC Dornsife and other academic units to develop and offer lifelong learning and distance learning initiatives, including continuing education, professional development, executive education, pre-baccalaureate, and post-baccalaureate programs. She also works with USC Dornsife undergraduate academic programs and directs the Master of Liberal Studies Program. Prior to her appointment with USC Dornsife, Kamei practiced corporate and real estate law, worked with the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and the USC Master of Real Estate Development Program, and was a senior vice president and district council executive director of the Urban Land Institute. Kamei holds a B.A. in Russian and Linguistics from the University of California, Irvine, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She also holds a certificate of foreign study from Leningrad State University (now St. Petersburg State University). She currently is vice president and president-elect of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.