Sacred Heart professor is Connecticut Professor of the Year


Michelle Loris

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have named Sacred Heart University’s Professor Michelle Loris the 2013 Connecticut Professor of the Year. Loris, a resident of Fairfield, was selected from more than 350 top professors in the United States.

“When I read the letter saying I won the award I was thrilled, honored, humbled and grateful all at once,” Loris said. “The award speaks to a lifetime of achievement and so I could only be thrilled to have been chosen. Being a professor, a teacher, is certainly much of who I am and what I have dedicated my life to, which makes the award all the more special. But it is also very humbling, because I can only hope that some of the students I have taught over the past years have indeed been inspired, excited and transformed by their learning with me.”

Loris serves as professor and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She is the director of The Human Journey Common Core and brought national recognition to the program through the Lilly Fellows Network Exchange Grant and Conference, Davis Foundation Educational Grant for Faculty Development, AAC&U Grant and an article in Liberal Education.

Loris organized The Human Journey Colloquia Series and coordinates the College of Arts and Sciences graduate programs, online courses, transfer registration and academic actions. She teaches literature and psychology courses and advises more than 70 students.

Loris is the author of two books and several articles in the areas of literature, psychology and writing/composition. She earned a Ph.D. in American literature from Fordham University and a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Antioch University Graduate School.

“We are very excited to have another member of our faculty selected as Connecticut Professor of the Year (Professor Gary Rose of Sacred Heart’s Department of Government and Politics was the 2011 Connecticut Professor of the Year),” said John J. Petillo, Sacred Heart president. “Not only has Michelle had a long professional history here at SHU, but she is also an alumnus. She is dedicated, creative and forward-thinking — a mentor to students and faculty alike. She certainly is extremely deserving of this honor.”

Loris will be honored at a reception in the Edgerton Center lobby on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.

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