Loyola Magazine

Thought Leaders

Faculty and administrators share brief insights

Kaye Whitehead portrait photo

The five elements that characterize Jesuit education—context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation—are essential to how I teach. I want my students to think about what these elements mean to them and about what it calls them to do with their lives.

Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Ph.D., founding director of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace, and Social Justice at Loyola, quoted in AJCU's Connections


The key to solving much of our present talent crunch is to engage more intentionally with today’s students who are tomorrow’s leaders.

Mary Ann Scully, MBA ’79, dean of Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management


Brands don’t go on vacation—they don’t get a spring break. From banks to beverages, from cars to candy, and everything in between—marketing is always at work.

Adam Peake, executive in residence and founder of 3SD Performance LLC


Ditch the textbooks, turn things over to the originals, and then see whether we can’t produce a better class of citizens, schooled in their rights and duties, and a better class of officeholders, prepared to further civic education in their very persons, as Washington, Webster, and Lincoln did.

Diana Schaub, Ph.D., professor of political science and author of His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation


Afra Hersi portrait photo

Our students, who are our future educators, learn, grow, and become agents of change.

Afra Hersi, Ph.D., interim dean of the School of Education


Rarely is the end of a relationship a sudden event. Instead, relationships usually decline gradually. Little by little, feelings of closeness and the belief that this is the ‘right’ relationship for you start to fade. Confidence is replaced by uncertainty and thoughts about leaving.

Theresa DiDonato, Ph.D., professor of psychology, quoted in Psychology Today