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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2018 - Giuseppina Iacono Lobo, English
Giuseppina Iacono Lobo joined the Loyola community in 2011 and currently serves as an Associate Professor of English. Her research interests include seventeenth-century prose and poetry, especially the works of the poet-polemicist John Milton, the intersection of politics, theology, and literature, and, most recently, disability studies. She has taught over a dozen different courses to both core and major students, including service-learning and diversity courses. Dr. Iacono Lobo’s classes cover a vast array of topics, from early modern prison writing, to contemporary disability literature, to even African American adaptations of Milton’s epic, Paradise Lost. In both her classroom and service at Loyola, Dr. Iacono Lobo takes a particular interest in diversity and social justice.
2017 - Nicholas Miller, English
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).