Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development and Diversity

Research Clusters and Interest Groups

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Faculty reading, writing, and interest groups nurture scholarly activity and cross-disciplinary intellectual community. Academic Affairs is happy to partner on the creation and maintenance of these building blocks of faculty life. There are several active faculty groups on campus, including on peace and justice, sustainability, and research in the humanities, and many more possibilities. Academic Affairs is open to partnering on any additional efforts to engage faculty across divisions. The office can help coordinate meeting space and provide modest funds for books, refreshments, etc.

If you are forming a group and want to discuss how Academic Affairs can support your efforts, contact Brian Norman, Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, x2342.


Active faculty reading, writing, and interest groups

Contact Brian Norman if you want your faculty group added to the list.

Environmental Studies Reading Group

(all interested faculty, staff, and administrators)

Reading group to nurture intellectual community, especially around the program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Launched in Spring 2015, this new reading group, composed of faculty and staff interested in environmental issues, will meet monthly (we will rotate through different days of the week at lunch time) to discuss timely readings related to the environment and sustainability.Open to any interested faculty member. Convener: Bernadette Roche (Biology).

Junior Faculty Symposium for Research in the Humanities

(non-tenured faculty)

A monthly writing group for junior faculty in the humanities (tenure-track and non-tenure-track) providing feedback on works-in-progress and intellectual community in support of peer-reviewed publication. Funded jointly with the Center for the Humanities and Loyola College, co-moderated by Melissa Girard (English) and Rebekah Eklund (Theology).

Peace and Justice Studies Faculty Reading Group

(all interested faculty)

A regular reading for faculty interested in peace and justice studies. Funded by the Peace and Justice Studies program and convened by Catriona Hanley (Philosophy), Director of the Peace and Justice Studies initiative.