Loyola University Maryland

The Office of Academic Affairs

Faculty Excellence Celebration

Each year, the office of academic affairs sponsors a celebration to gather faculty and recognize the scope of faculty excellence at Loyola in teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and engaged scholarship. This year's Faculty Excellence Celebration will be included in Loyola's Maryland Day Events. 

Faculty Excellence Awards

Faculty Award for Excellence in Digital Teaching Practice (by school, rotates each year)

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Digital Teaching Practice recognizes a colleague for their innovative use of technology for teaching and learning.

2022 Awardee - Gayle Cicero, Ed.D., clinical assistant professor of education specialties

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Faculty Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship recognizes and celebrates a faculty member's extraordinary contributions to Loyola's Students, community partners, and institutional mission through sustained involvement and excellence in one or more types of engaged scholarship (including service-learning).

No awardee for 2022

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Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (by school, rotates each year)

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching recognizes a colleague for their commitment to outstanding teaching in Loyola's graduate programs.

2022 Awardee - Dave Luvison, DBA, executive in residence of management and international business

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Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring honors one faculty member who has had a profound impact on the life, career, or direction of students at Loyola.

2022 Awardee - Cara Jacobson, Psy.D., clinical assistant professor of psychology

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Faculty Award for Excellence in Transformative Teaching

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 a colleague transforms the learning experience.

2022 Awardee - Jeremy Schwartz, Ph.D., associate professor of economics

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Distinguished Scholar of the Year

The Distinguished Scholar of the Year Award honors a faculty member for outstanding achievement in the area of research and creative activity.

2022 Awardee - Frederick Bauerschmidt, Ph.D., professor of theology

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Harry W. Rodgers III Distinguished Teacher of the Year

The Harry W. Rodgers III Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award was founded in 1971 to give public recognition to full-time faculty members whose teaching activities demonstrate a high degree of professional excellence.

2022 Awardee - Mavis Biss, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy

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