Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Andrea Leary

Internship Coordinator

Dr. Leary

Andrea Leary is a Lecturer and the Internship Coordinator in the Department of Writing where she has been teaching for the last 25 years. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, she earned her doctorate from the University of Delaware. In all of her classes, her goal is to guide her students toward excellence in writing while keeping the Jesuit mission of “men and women for and with others” in their thoughts.

Over the past 12 years, a main focus has included creating community partnerships and service-learning opportunities for her students. Her students have worked with and for The Arc, on behalf of our neighbors with disabilities, Baltimore Reads and Strong City Baltimore, with adult students working toward improved literacy, Tunbridge Charter School, with elementary and middle school students, and Maryland New Directions, with adults seeking job training and employment. Her students have had the opportunity to publish their work in newsletters, the “Baltimore Reads Gazette” and “Tunbridge to Reading,” and a book, Dare to Believe.

For the Loyola community, her students often write for New Hounds—a website packed with information for incoming first-years. You can find it at www.newhounds.org. Margaret Mead’s reminder guides her teaching: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”


Maryland Hall 043Q
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21210

Phone: (410) 617-5159
Fax: (410) 617-2934 


University of Delaware, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

WR100 Effective Writing
WR220 Introduction to Rhetoric
WR320 Art of the Argument
WR327 Civic Literacy
WR402 Interim Internship Director  
WR322 Gendered Rhetoric  
Service-learning options


Dare to Believe: Exceptional Stories of Hope, Courage, Faith & Determination. Collaboration with Civic Literacy students and Baltimore Reads, Baltimore, MD:  Apprentice House, 2014. 

“In Pursuit of The Magis: Ilona McGuiness. Loyola Magazine. 24 July 2015. Web.

“In Service of Spirit” with Lia Purpura. Loyola. April 2010.

“The Potential This Day May Hold:  Helen Whall.” Holy Cross Magazine. 39.3 (Summer 2005).

“Charlotte Perkins Gilman as a Master of Audience: Newspaper Reviewers Expose a Radical Lecturer,” Resources in American Literary Study Vol. 30, 2005. 

Here is a PDF version of my curriculum vitae.

Lucas Southworth

Lucas Southworth

This associate professor of writing encourages students to think of themselves as a community of artists