Joseph Walsh, Ph.D.
- Academic Focus Classics, History
Joe Walsh, Ph.D., received his A.B. from Fairfield University. He holds a Master of Arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Ph.D. from the State University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to Loyola in 1988, Dr. Walsh studied in Augsburg, Germany, at the American Academy in Rome, and at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. At Loyola, Dr. Walsh teaches courses in Classics and in history, in addition to his role as co-director of the Honors Program, the University’s learning community for high-achieving scholars. He has previously served as director of Loyola’s Humanities Symposium and the study abroad program at the Katholike Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. In 2007 he won the Excellence in Teaching at the College Level Award from the American Philological Association (the principal learned and professional society for classical studies in North America). Dr. Walsh is known by his classes for his mission to “help students think and write clearly and logically." He is a fellow of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and of the American Academy in Rome, as well as a prior recipient of a DAAD fellowship.
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Loyola students are open to giving a shot at understanding different points of view. They are willing to listen and say, 'Well, you are right after all.'