Loyola University Maryland

Graduate Program in Liberal Studies


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The faculty in the Liberal Studies graduate program vary across multiple disciplines to provide a broad spectrum of knowledge and course offerings for students. They are experts in their field and passionate about their subject matter. They are anxious to share their knowledge with their students and promote dialogue and further exploration of the course material.

The list below provides a thumbnail sketch of the professional interests and background for faculty teaching in Summer 2013

John DiJoseph is a scholar, lawyer, and award winning photographer.  He holds three degrees from Catholic University, including a Ph.D, in Politics and Philosophy, and an M.A. from George Mason University. He is the author of Jacques Maritain and the Moral Foundation of Democracy.
He served in the U.S. Army as a Special Agent in the Counter Intelligence Corp (CIC). For twenty years he was a photojournalist.  His assignments included covering the White House, historical events such as Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech and photographing politicians, movie stars, and ordinary people.  He was a trial attorney for twenty five years.  His legal writings include “The One and the Many, the Expropriation of Intellectual Property by the States:  Copyright and the Eleventh Amendment,” 9 Loyola of L.A. Law Rev. 1 (1989).

Randall Donaldson is an Associate Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Director of the Liberal Studies Program. He has taught in the Liberal Studies program since the mid-eighties. Dr. Donaldson did his doctoral work at Johns Hopkins, where he developed a special interest in German-American literary relations. He has made numerous presentations on German-American culture and published a number of articles on the topic as well. He currently edits the Report, the journal of the Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland, and is working on a book on the history of the German element in Maryland.

Lou Hinkel teaches in the English Department at Loyola University Maryland and is the Director of Program Operations for the Graduate Program in Liberal Studies. He’s offered courses in British and American literature, and you’ll usually find him reading Shakespeare with someone somewhere. His scholarly interests extend to contemporary drama (including film and television), religion and literature, and comics.

Robert S. Miola is the Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English, and Lecturer in Classics and Loyola University in Maryland.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and has lectured widely here and abroad. His research interests include Shakespeare, Renaissance drama and poetry, the classical backgrounds of English literature, and early modern Catholicism. He is the author/editor of many books and articles, most recently Early Modern Catholicism (Oxford, 2007) and Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Norton).

Thomas Ward has taught at Tufts and Brandeis Universities, the University of Connecticut where he received his Ph.D., and Loyola where he is a professor of Modern Languages & Literatures and director of the Latin American and Latino Studies program. Among his published books are La anarquía inmanentista de Manuel González Prada (New York: Peter Lang, 1998), Pumping Images (London: Minerva Press, 2000), Teoría literaria (Mississippi: Romance Monographs, 2004) and Resistencia cultural (Lima: Universidad Ricardo Palma, 2004). He is presently researching the employment of ethnicity and gender during the sixteenth century as Latin American nations began to take the form in which we know them today. He has taught a variety of courses ranging from the Spanish Conquest and the nineteenth-century novel to the Latin American essay and literature from Central America and Peru.