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Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching recognizes a colleague for commitment to outstanding teaching in Loyola’s graduate programs. Graduate teaching takes many forms, ranging from traditional classroom instruction to connecting students with practicing professionals, to mentoring their skill building, supervising in professional settings, and many other ways of nurturing academic and/or artistic talent as emerging professionals.

Beginning in 2017, this faculty award honors the unique efforts of faculty teaching in graduate programs as they work to facilitate graduate student development as effective leaders and change agents. A faculty member from one college or school is recognized each year on a rotating basis. Selection is based on department nominations to a small committee of graduate academic administrators and past award recipients. The recipient is announced each year at the annual Faculty Excellence Celebration (formerly the Deans' Symposium). Colleagues who have been nominated in the past may be re-nominated. Colleagues can only receive the award once.

Rotation for the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching:

2016 - 2017 School of Education

2017 - 2018 Loyola College

2018 - 2019 Sellinger School of Business and Management

Nominate a Colleague

2018 - Rev. Jill Snodgrass, pastoral counseling

Rev. Jill L. Snodgrass, Ph.D., joined the Loyola faculty in 2011 and serves as associate professor of pastoral counseling. She was awarded a Ph.D. and M.A. from Claremont School of Theology, a M.Div. from Vanderbilt University, and a B.A. from Colorado College. Her research addresses issues of spirituality and religion among traditionally marginalized populations, with specific focus on individuals experiencing homelessness and women transitioning from prison. Dr. Snodgrass is dedicated to inspiring and compassionately enhancing adult learners' learning and critical thinking. Her reputation among colleagues and students is exemplary and has earned her teaching evaluations substantially above those for her department and College, with many of her scores averaging a perfect 4.0.

2017 - Cheryl Moore-Thomas, education specialties cheryl moore thomas, ph.d.

Cheryl Moore-Thomas is a Professor of Education in the School Counseling program. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Maryland. Her research interests include multicultural counseling competence, college access, racial identity development, spiritual identity development of adolescents, and accountability in school counseling programs. Her current teaching interests are in the areas of cross cultural counseling and group counseling. Prior to arriving at Loyola in 2000, Professor Moore-Thomas served as a school counselor, k-12 classroom teacher and student services specialist.