Our Loyola Community


The excellence of any university begins with its community.

To understand Loyola University Maryland, you need to meet some of the students, faculty, alumni, and other members of our community who enrich our university—and the community beyond our campus—in so many ways.

Carol Abromaitis
Faculty

Carol Abromaitis, Ph.D.

A professor of English and Catholic Studies, Dr. Abromaitis serves as advisor to students who plan to attend law school and has been teaching at Loyola for five decades

English, Catholic Studies
Birgid Albrecht
Faculty

Birgit Albrecht, Ph.D.

Dr. Birgit Albrecht, Loyola's 2017 Distinguished Teacher of the Year, is as passionate about her students as she is about teaching and studying science

Chemistry
Alessia
Students

Alessia

Alessia has been dancing competitively—and for fun—since she was 5 years old. When she came to Loyola, she started the Loyola Irish Step Dance Club

English, Communication
Alexander
Alumni

David Alexander

Speech pathologist shares work with the Cadet Corps program at the Maryland School for the Deaf

Speech-Language Pathology
Alyssa
Students

Alyssa

Alyssa is pursuing her doctoral degree in psychology after earning her bachelor's in Psychology, with minors in sociology and forensics, from Loyola in 2014

Psychology
Antonio
Students

Antonio

A graduate student in the Sellinger School, Antonio is gaining a business education to complement his background in industrial engineering

Business
Gerard Athaide
Faculty

Gerard Athaide, Ph.D.

As a professor of marketing in Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management, Dr. Gerard Athaide believes his field is all about innovation.

Marketing
Avnish
Students

Avnish

Avnish appreciate’s Loyola’s emphasis on developing leadership skills and studying real-life business situations

Business
Nora Benedict
Students

Nora Benedict

Nora credits her Loyola education with affording her critical thinking skills and relationships with faculty, both of which inspired a career in academia

English, Spanish
Natka Bianchini
Faculty

Natka Bianchini, Ph.D.

As Class Dean for the Class of 2019 and professor of theatre, Dr. Bianchini helps students discover what ignites their passion

Fine Arts
Peter Bieneman
Alumni

Peter Bieneman

Landscape architect and 1990 graduate proves Jesuit education helps you grow

Communication
Gavin Blasdel
Alumni

Gavin Blasdel

Gavin’s time at Loyola gave him the skills for graduate school—and instilled his passion for teaching

Classics
Blest
Students

Blest

When he's not perfecting his tennis serve, Blest can be found learning about business in emerging Asian markets or writing his own song lyrics

International Business, Asian Studies
Blythe
Students

Blythe

Blythe fell in love with service early on at Loyola, which shaped her student experience, her academic path, and her plans for the future

International Business, Spanish
Borris
Alumni

Jon Borris

The senior Vice President of Pop Promotion at Columbia Records brings his Jesuit education to the entertainment industry

History
Bradley
Alumni

Ual Bradley, Jr.

Alumnus shares his passion for saving the honeybees and the unexpected life journey that sparked it

History
Bria
Students

Bria

Bria’s time at Loyola and in Baltimore inspired her to forge a new career path

Mathematics, Education
Britt Cassidy
Alumni

Cassidy Britt

Cassidy’s experience in Loyola's Emerging Media program inspired her to refocus her career path

Communication
Bryan
Students

Bryan

Bryan decided to pursue his M.A. in Emerging Media after seeing the ways social media is impacting his work as a video producer

Communication
Carly
Students

Carly

As a graduate student in Loyola’s speech-language pathology program, Carly says the hands-on experience she’s gaining is preparing her for her future career

Speech-Language Pathology
Carter
Alumni

Jill Carter

1988 graduate works for change in Baltimore City through political career

English
Chazz
Students

Chazz

Chazz’s role as graduate assistant for the accounting department has reinforced his knowledge of—and passion for—the subject

Accounting
Chiara
Students

Chiara

Chiara's Loyola experience is comprised of coding, mathematics, singing, music, and helping first-year students transition to college

Computer Science, Mathematics
Emma Cogan
Alumni

Emma Cogan

Emma’s undergraduate experience at Loyola formed the basis for her work in human rights and public health

History
Jean Lee Cole
Faculty

Jean Lee Cole, Ph.D.

Originally from the Midwest, English professor Jean Lee Cole has been a pioneer of service-learning at Loyola University Maryland

English
Ashley Conroy
Alumni

Ashley Conroy

A graduate of Loyola's Master of Arts in Teaching program, Ashley is applying the Jesuit concept of cura personalis to her classroom

Education
Corinne
Students

Corinne

Corinne is studying education as an undergraduate, and will pursue her Master of Arts in Teaching in her fifth year

Education
Creamer
Alumni

T.J. Creamer

Astronaut T.J. Creamer, '82, is living proof that even the sky isn't the limit for a Loyola graduate

Chemistry
Antoinette Cummins
Alumni

Antoinette Cummins

Antoinette is putting her Loyola degree to work in the health care sector finding ways to reduce costs for patients

Business
Anna DeBlasio
Alumni

Anna DeBlasio

An actor and singer, Anna says she cultivated her career in the arts through grants from Loyola

English, Fine Arts-Theatre
Dragan
Students

Dragan

Dragan is taking advantage of every opportunity to apply his love of writing beyond the classroom to develop his own skills—and to help others grow as writers

Writing
Frank D'Souza
Faculty

Frank D'Souza, Ph.D.

Dr. D'Souza seeks to provide students real-life experience in financial research and management

Finance
Ellie
Students

Ellie

Ellie was just an eighth grader tagging along on her older brother’s college visits when she set foot on the Evergreen campus… she loved it right away

Global Studies, Environmental Studies
Emily
Students

Emily

A double major in actuarial science (statistics) and finance, Emily is studying for a career as an actuary

Actuarial Science (Mathematics), Finance
Evert
Alumni

Mary Thackston Evert

This 1996 Greyhound innovates and inspires with her Florida-based athletic apparel company

English
Fran
Students

Fran

A communication major with a passion for graphic design and photography, Fran has her sights set on dental school

Communication, Natural Sciences
Francesca
Students

Francesca

The president of Loyola's Student Government Association is impassioned about serving her fellow students

Communication, Marketing
Frank
Students

Frank

A double major in accounting and finance, Frank has his sights set on working in Dubai's financial district

Accounting, Finance
Austin Gallagher
Alumni

Austin Gallagher

Austin’s experience at Loyola formed the foundation of his successful career as an entrepreneur

Biology
Garth
Students

Garth

As a graduate student in the Sellinger School of Business and Management, Garth is learning crucial leadership skills and valuable techniques that he is already applying to his career

Business
Grady
Students

Grady

The president of the Ultimate Frisbee Club planned on majoring on psychology—until he discovered theology through Loyola's core curriculum

Theology, Film Studies
Jamie Grasing
Alumni

Jamie Grasing

Meet Jamie, an economist who says he most values Loyola’s focus on the humanities

Economics
Rachel Grover
Faculty

Rachel Grover, Ph.D.

Rachel Grover, Ph.D., has taught psychology at Loyola for over a decade, including courses in her favorite topic: heterosocial competence

Psychology
Rev. Frank Haig
Faculty

Frank Haig, S.J.

A Jesuit priest and professor emeritus of physics at Loyola, Father Frank Haig's career is an amazing confluence of faith and science

Physics
Hannah
Students

Hannah

As a student in the Kodály Music Education program, Hannah is learning creative ways to teach music

Education
Heather
Students

Heather

Heather's experience in Loyola’s Montessori program has given her new confidence and direction as an educator

Education
Heiser
Alumni

William Heiser

A two-time Loyola grad, Bill is making an impact in urban Jesuit education as president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore

Sociology
Kevin Hula
Faculty

Kevin Hula, Ph.D.

This former Teacher of the Year teaches American politics, with a focus on interest groups and the executive branch of government  

Political Science
Jack
Students

Jack

An 8-year-old Jack would have told you he wanted to be president of the United States; today the political science major still aspires to serve in government

Political Science
Jeffrey
Students

Jeffrey

This computer science major says his values-based Jesuit education will benefit him for the rest of his life

Computer Science
John
Students

John

Following a career shift, John found his passion for and a future in school counseling

Education
Jones
Alumni

Jamaal Jones

This attorney and 2007 grad founded his own law firm to provide health and business law legal services to health care professionals

Political Science
Jordan
Alumni

Kate Jordan

This 2006 grad fuses her art history degree with contemporary style to bring spaces and food to life

Art History
Julia
Students

Julia

Julia is gaining knowledge, field experience, and graduate school preparation for her career in nursing leadership through Loyola's Pre-Health Program

Biopsychology
Julie
Students

Julie

Julie earned her B.A. in Psychology in 2016; she returned to Loyola to pursue her master's, because she believes Loyola offers an unparalleled education

Psychology
Justin
Students

Justin

After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Justin enrolled at Loyola to pursue his bachelor's degree in business

Accounting
Justin
Students

Justin

Justin found a zeal for helping others through extracurricular activities and medical research internships

Biochemistry, English
Roger Kashlak
Faculty

Roger Kashlak, Ph.D.

Dr. Kashlak focuses on educating students and executives on international management and global strategy

International Business
Kelly
Students

Kelly

An Honors student who is double majoring in classics and history, Kelly will pursue her graduate and doctoral degrees in history after she graduates from Loyola, with hopes to become a professor

History, Classics
Khoshnevisan
Alumni

Hanyeh Khoshnevisan

An accountant and successful Hijabi fashion blogger, this 2012 graduate works to break down barriers

Accounting
King
Alumni

Patrick King

2005 graduate applies his education in fine arts-theatre as an actor and professional stuntman

Fine Arts
Lauren
Students

Lauren

While pursuing her MBA, Lauren is also taking advantage of Loyola’s networking and extracurricular opportunities

Business
Lauren
Students

Lauren

Lauren plans to apply her Master of Arts to her work as a career and college counselor

Communication
Leanna
Students

Leanna

Meet Leanna, a doctoral student who loves Loyola’s small class sizes and the emphasis on clinical and practical application and networking opportunities in her program

Psychology
Dena Lorenzi
Alumni

Dena Lorenzi

After discovering a curriculum that resonated with her career goals, Dena was one of the first students to join Loyola’s Emerging Media program

Communication
Mafi
Alumni

Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi

Loyola University Maryland graduate is the youngest Cardinal in the Catholic Church

Pastoral Counseling
Sara Magee
Faculty

Sara Magee, Ph.D.

This professor specializes in emerging media, social media, journalism, and ethics in her field

Communication
Rana Malek
Alumni

Rana Malek

The relationships she formed with faculty and fellow students prepared Rana for her career in medicine

History
Malone
Alumni

Mike Malone

This Greyhound's path to the NBA was a combination of talent, hard work, and fortuitous timing

History
Mariefred
Students

Mariefred

Tour guide. Orientation leader. Spring Break Outreach participant. Cheerleader. Ice cream enthusiast. Political scientist. Meet Mariefred

Political Science, Communication
Marks
Alumni

Todd Marks

This 1998 Loyola graduate is a teacher-turned-technologist and founder of technology innovation company Mindgrub Technologies

Mathematics
Mary
Students

Mary

A doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, Mary says she was drawn to Loyola's program for its excellent reputation and the fact that she could gain immediate experience in clinical work

Psychology
Mazzuca
Alumni

Lisa Mazzuca

This 1991 graduate leads NASA's search and rescue mission

Mathematics
Graham McAleer
Faculty

Graham McAleer, Ph.D.

Known for his striped socks and Scottish accent, this professor has an undeniable gift for making students passionate about philosophy

Philosophy
Siobhan
Alumni

Siobhan McKenna

With her sights on health care leadership, Siobhan is taking her pre-professional degree and field experience from Loyola to the next level through an accelerated master's in nursing

Biology, Writing
McKenney
Alumni

Sally McKenney

Sally McKenney, '07, of Sally's Baking Addiction shares her recipe for success

Communication
McKenzie
Students

McKenzie

This Greyhound is a Paralympic gold medalist whose future plans include breaking more world records and practicing law, with a focus on disability rights and advocacy

Political Science
McManus
Alumni

George McManus III

J.J. McDonnell's owner and Loyola graduate chases seafood around the world

Business
Michael
Students

Michael

Michael is studying to become a psychologist so that he can one day treat patients, teach, conduct socially relevant research, and advocate in the legal system

Psychology, Theology
Michael
Students

Michael

Through the Professional's MBA program, Michael to further his career and care for his young children—while also advancing his business education and studying abroad

Business
Anthony Minervini
Alumni

Anthony Minervini

Loyola’s Jesuit education prepared Anthony for law school and his career as an attorney

Economics, English
Maria Mitidieri
Alumni

Maria Mitidieri

Maria’s volunteer and travel experiences at Loyola inspired her career as a bilingual speech-pathologist

Speech-Language Pathology, Spanish
Matthew Mulcahy
Faculty

Matthew Mulcahy, Ph.D.

From sugarcane to hurricanes, this history professor specializes in Colonial America and the history of disasters

History
Noppenberger
Alumni

Nancy Noppenberger

Feathers, fins, and financial planning are all in a day's work for this MBA grad

Business
Barnaby Nygren
Faculty

Barnaby Nygren, Ph.D.

Dr. Nygren likes to get students out of the classroom and into art museums, and aims to show them how art skills are applicable—and valuable—for their future careers

Fine Arts
Paige
Students

Paige

For Paige, Loyola's stellar business program coupled with the core curriculum is preparing her for her future

Business
Robert Pond
Faculty

Rob Pond, Ph.D.

This engineering professor is particularly passionate about getting women involved in the field

Engineering
Precious
Students

Precious

An aspiring accountant who hopes to start her own cyber security company, Precious is passionate about social justice and advocacy

Accounting, Information Systems
Range
Alumni

Jaclyn Truncellito Range

As the executive director of Back On My Feet Baltimore, Jackie works to effect change through community, compassion, and running

Psychology
Rebecca
Students

Rebecca

Rebecca believes there are amazing opportunities at Loyola for people who are interested in pursuing careers in mathematics and science

Computer Science, Mathematics
Ridgway
Alumni

Jerrod Ridgway

The CFO of To Love Children and one of the Baltimore Sun's "10 People Under 30 to Watch" gives credit to Jesuit ideals

Finance
Dan Rizzo
Alumni

Dan Rizzo

This 1999 graduate is the co-founder of cloud-based software company Inovalon

Finance
Camika Royal
Faculty

Camika Royal, Ph.D.

Dr. Royal teaches courses in Loyola's School of Education and serves as co-director for the Center for Innovation in Urban Education

Education
Ryan
Students

Ryan

Ryan is combining his passion for music with his interest in psychology to pursue a career in music therapy

Psychology, Music
Sarah
Students

Sarah

Sarah is proud to be a woman in STEM and excited for what her future holds

Computer Science, Mathematics
Dipa Sarkar-Dey
Faculty

Dipa Sarkar-Dey, Ph.D.

Originally from Bangladesh, Dipa Sarkar-Dey, Ph.D. has taught at Loyola since 1986 and believes cura personalis is about educating and caring for the whole institution, not just the whole person

Mathematics and Statistics
Andrew Schoeffield
Faculty

Drew Schoeffield, Ph.D.

This biology professor—and Loyola alumnus—specializes in microbiology, and aims to create a community of scholars at his alma mater

Biology
Peggy Sell
Alumni

Peggy Sell

This 2007 graduate fuses her passion for art history with her desire to make art accessible at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas

Art History
Seth
Students

Seth

Seth is combining his bachelor's degree in communication with a business degree in the Emerging Leaders MBA program to jump-start his career in marketing

Business
Mili Shah
Faculty

Mili Shah, Ph.D.

An applied mathematician and professor, Mili Shah, Ph.D., seeks to connect students with STEM professionals, and set them on a path for scholarship and success

Mathematics