|Professor Dave Binkley,|
Graduate Program Director
This past summer Loyola welcomed Rev. James J. Miracky, S.J., as the new dean of Loyola College (formerly the College of Arts and Sciences). University President Brian F. Linnane, S.J. noted that Fr. Miracky "will provide great leadership to the College, and I look forward to continued excellence under his direction." Dean Miracky comes to Loyola from the College of the Holy Cross. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1977 and was ordained a priest in 1988. He received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, his M.Div. and S.T.M. degrees from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University. Upon his appointment, Miracky said, "I look forward to working with Loyola's engaging students, its committed faculty and staff, and its supportive alumni and benefactors to find ways of making the already outstanding Loyola College educational experience an even richer one." The complete official announcement is available for you to read.
I hope this time next year to be making a similar statement a bit closer to home. Presently the Computer Science Department is looking to hire a new tenure-track faculty member. You can help in the search. If you know someone with a Ph.D. who might be interested in a university faculty position, please encourage them to apply by visiting the position announcement. In the spring candidates will give lectures at the Evergreen Campus. We would love to have you stop by, check out the candidates, and then pass on your opinions of their suitability for the Loyola classroom.
I know that many of you have a career focus to your (all too brief) time with us here at Loyola, but if during that time you develop an interest in deeper academic understanding, I'd encourage you to consider pursuing a doctorate. Perhaps one day you might find yourself on the other side of the chalk.