Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development and Diversity

"The function of the university is not simply to teach bread-winning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools or to be a centre of polite society; it is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization.”
- W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1903


As your Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, I coordinate how Academic Affairs supports faculty in teaching, scholarship, service, inclusive campus climate, and work-life balance. I also liaise with the faculty shared governance system and employee affinity groups. I believe faculty are at the heart of academic institutions and I am excited to do my part to nurture a productive and diverse intellectual community at Loyola. As a fellow faculty member, I know how vital an institution's faculty life can be as we grow, together, as scholar-teachers and teacher-scholars.

Many of the opportunities featured on this page are open to all faculty, some are specific to certain ranks or stages in the career cycle, and some extend to the whole campus. We also put out a monthly newsletter called "the hub" to connect faculty to the various opportunities and resources available, as well as foster a sense of common identity as a single faculty in a shared enterprise.

Feel free to contact me anytime. Better yet, stop by Beatty Hall 311 and check out the Faculty Development and Governance space, which includes a small meeting space and library on development and diversity. You can find out more about me at my personal webpage.

Brian Norman, Ph.D.