The Faculty Award for Excellence in Transformative Teaching recognizes a colleague for achievement in an imaginative teaching practice. This might take the form of a curricular revision, a course redesign, an inventive tradition, a new teaching format, an exemplary project, a new immersive experience, or any number of ways our colleagues transform the learning experience. In turn, such teaching transforms the students and the teacher.
Starting in 2017, this faculty award showcases our faculty’s shared commitment to the Jesuit core value of magis, a constant challenge to improve. The Committee on Teaching Enhancement selects a teaching practice that best exemplifies a commitment to imaginative and effective teaching, based on peer nomination. Each year's honored colleague shows us all what is possible, in the classroom and beyond. The recipient is announced each year at the annual Faculty Excellence Celebration (formerly the Deans' Symposium)
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2017 - Nicholas Miller
Nicholas Andrew Miller, associate professor of English and director of the Loyola film studies program, received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of teaching and scholarly interest include film animation, early cinema, the intersections between modernist print and visual cultures, and twentieth-century Irish and British literature. He is currently at work on an interdisciplinary study of metamorphosis in modernist visual culture titled Metaphor and Metamorphosis Animating the Modern Imagination. He is the author of Modernism, Ireland, and the Erotics of Memory (Cambridge, 2002).