Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development and Diversity

Faculty Fellows

Faculty Fellows are full-time faculty members who have demonstrated sustained, outstanding teaching and are committed to the highest principles of Ignatian pedagogy and sound learning theory. Fellows deepen the Loyola faculty's commitment to teaching through individual and small group activity, reflection and writing. Faculty Fellows are selected through a brief application process. Faculty Fellows form a professional learning community of 5-7 participants who share their expertise with the broader Loyola community by:

  • Meeting once a month as a professional learning community to discuss effective teaching, high impact practices, and collaboratively selected readings on teaching;
  • Serving as models by opening their classrooms to faculty colleagues;
  • Observing colleagues' teaching and offering suggestions for enhanced instruction and student engagement, as invited by faculty colleagues;
  • Planning roundtable or brown bag discussions on elements on Ignatian pedagogy, student engagement, or high impact practices; and
  • Serving as a campus resource for expertise in teaching, Ignatian pedagogy, high impact practices, and student engagement.

Working in collaboration with the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, Faculty Fellows serve for two years and receive $2000 ($1000 each year). Fellows elect a Chair, annually. The Chair convenes monthly meetings and facilitates the roundtable discussions. The Chair prepares a brief annual report that summarizes the Fellows activity for the year. The Chair receives an additional $1000 for each year of service.

Inaugural Faculty Fellows Cohort (2018)

The 2018 Faculty Fellows cohort has demonstrated, sustained outstanding teaching; a commitment to the highest principles of Ignatian pedagogy and sound learning theory; and has particular expertise using high impact practices as an approach to help students of color meet academic success.

Congratulations to the 2018-2020 High Impact Practices Faculty Fellows:



Mavis Biss Philosophy
Adell Cothorne Teacher Education
Kelly Keane Education Specialties
Jesse More Chemistry
Emalee Quickel Psychology
Lisa Scheifele Biology 
Jeremy Schwartz Economics
Ravi Srinivasan Information Systems, Law and Operations