Loyola University Chicago

College of Arts & Sciences

The Sujack Awards

2016-2017 Call for Sujack Award Nominations 

Nominate a Teacher for the Edwin T. and Vivijeanne F. Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences

Every year two faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences are honored for their outstanding teaching of undergraduate students. Recipients of this award are recognized at a reception in their honor in the Spring. All full-time faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences (except for past Sujack Award recipients listed below) are eligible for nomination by undergraduate students.

To submit a nomination by letter or e-mail, send a statement (at least one paragraph in length) explaining why you are nominating a particular faculty member. Examples of reasons are: a distinctive style or quality of teaching, availability for advising/meeting with students, use of innovative techniques, ability to inspire enthusiasm for a subject, and distinctive content of courses.  

NOTE: Nominations from students must include nominator’s name, e-mail address, and phone number.

**Send nominations to Kathleen Andrade, CAS Dean's Office, Sullivan 235, LSC or e-mail kandrad@luc.edu. (Do not click on "reply to sender" to send a nomination.) Nominations are being accepted now and will continue to be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

After receiving nominations, the Selection Committee will solicit additional information from the nominees and other sources. Awards will be presented at a reception hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences. The awards are made possible through the generosity of Edwin T. and Vivijeanne F. Sujack.

View the 2016 recipients here

The Edwin T. and Vivijeanne F. Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence

The Sujack Teaching Awards were established in 1994 by Edwin T. and Vivijeanne F. Sujack in order to take special notice each year of two outstanding teachers in the College of Arts and Sciences.  These awards recognize superb teaching of undergraduate students. Since 1994, thirty-eight members from fifteen academic disciplines have received a Sujack Awards.  In addition, each faculty member’s home department receives a cash award to be used in support of activities that will enhance teaching at the department level.

Recipients of the Award have in common a dynamic presence in the classroom, a willingness to try new ways of teaching, and a devotion to students that goes beyond the ordinary classroom experience.  These faculty members embody the Jesuit ideal of higher education in their dedication to high standards, to critical thinking and to the principle that knowledge must be put to the benefit of humanity.

The Sujack Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence

In 2012 the Sujack Family established the Sujack Family Faculty Research Excellence Awards in order to recognize College faculty for their individual research and scholarship outside of the classroom.  In order to assist faculty in conducting their research, support from these awards will provide for such costs as data acquisition, summer stipends and related travel expenses. This award helps faculty conduct the research which will enhance not only their scholarship, but also the Jesuit ideal of higher education and the greater Loyola University Chicago community.

Faculty winners, Master Teachers, and Master Researchers receive both a plaque or certificate and a monetary award at a ceremony in April of each year.  In addition, each faculty member’s home department receives a cash award to be used in support of activities that will enhance either teaching or research at the department level.

2016 Recipients

  • Dr. Sandra Kaufmann, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Dr. Kyle Roberts, Assistant Professor, Department of History
  • Dr. Judson Everitt, Advanced Lecturer, Department of Sociology
  • Dr. Hector Garcia, Senior Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Women's Studies and Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Program
  • Dr. Suzanne Kaufman, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Dr. James Lodolce, Advanced Lecturer, Department of Biology
  • Dr. Kathleen Adams, Professor, Department of Anthropology 
  • D. Scott Hendrickson, S.J., Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Dr. Ken Olsen, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Dr. Edin Hajdarpasic, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Dr. Timothy Hoellein, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
  • Dr. Emily Peters, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

2015 Recipients

  • Dr. Jeffrey Glover, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Dr. Robyn Mallett, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Dr. Twyla Blackmond Larnell, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Dr. Suzanne Kaufman, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Dr. Bret Lewis, Instructor, Department of Theology
  • Dr. Carolyn Martsberger, Instructor, Department of Physics
  • Dr. David Embrick, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Dr. Jeffrey Glover, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Dr. R. Benjamin Penglase, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr. Maryse Richards, Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Dr. Jacob Ciszek, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Stephen Schloesser, S.J., Professor, Department of History

2014 Recipients

  • Dr. Amy Bohnert, Department of Psychology
  • Dr. Anthony Molinaro, Department of Fine & Performing Arts
  • Dr. Dina Berger, associate Professor, Department of History
  • Dr. Laura Gawlinski, Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies
  • Dr. Robert McNees, Assistant Professor, department of Physics
  • Dr. Kyle Roberts, Assistant professor, Department of History
  • Dr. Colby Dickinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology
  • Dr. Catherine Putonti, Associate Professor, Departments of Biology and Computer Sciences
  • Dr. Peter Tingley, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Dr. Rhys Williams, Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Dr. Dali Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Dr. Elizabeth Shermer, Assistant Professor, Department of History

2013 Recipients

  • Dr. Robert Morrison, Psychology Department
  • Dr. Jacqueline Scott, Philosophy Department
  • Dr. Hector Garcia, Instructor, Modern Languages & Literatures Department
  • Dr. Jeffrey Glover, Assistant Professor, English Department
  • Dr. R. Benjamin Penglase, Associate Professor, Anthropology Department
  • Dr. Rebecca Silton, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
  • Dr. Reuben Keller, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science
  • Dr. Michael Khodarkovsky, Professor, History
  • Dr. Arthur Lurigio, Professor, Criminal Justice & Criminology
  • Dr. Kelly Moore, Associate Professor, Sociology
  • Dr. John Kelly, Associate Professor, Biology Department
  • Dr. Hugh Nicholson, Associate Professor, Theology Department

Past Recipients

  • Robert Bucholz, Associate Professor, History
  • Eugene Zechmeister, Professor, Psychology
  • Mary Boyd, Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Richard Westley,Professor, Philosophy 
  • Bren Murphy, Associate Professor, Communication
  • David Slavsky, Associate Professor, Natural Science
  • Tracy Pintchman, Associate Professor, Theology 
  • John Smarrelli, Professor, Biology
  • Lee Artz, Associate Professor, Communication
  • Linda Heath, Professor, Psychology
  • Anne Figert, Associate Professor, Sociology
  • Alan Gitelson, Professor, Political Science
  • Patrick Boyle, Associate Professor, Political Science                                                            
  • Susana Cavallo, Professor, Mod Languages s and Literatures
  • James Calcagno, Professor, Anthropology
  • James Johnson, Professor, Psychology
  • Howard Laten, Professor, Biology
  • Anne Sutter, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Daniel Amick, Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Asim Gangopadhyaya, Professor, Physics
  • Denis Heyck, Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
  • William Wasserman, Associate Professor, Biology
  • William French, Associate Professor, Theology
  • Jeffry Mallow, Professor, Physics
  • Renee Engel-Maddox, Instructor, Psychology
  • Gordon Ramsey, Professor, Physics
  • Kathleen Adams, Professor, Anthropology
  • Emma Rosi-Marshall, Assistant Professor, Biology and Natural Science
  • Daniel Graham, Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Scott Leon, Assistant Professor, Psychology  
  • Harveen Mann, Associate Professor, English
  • George K. Thiruvathukal, Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Jutta Heller, Lecturer, Biology             
  • Peter Sanchez, Professor, Political Science
  • Catherine Putonti, Assistant Professor, Biology & Computer Science                        
  • Peter Schraeder, Professor, Political Science  
  • Jonathan Bougie, Assistant Professor, Physics                     
  • Anna Vigen, Professor, Theology     

 


2015 Recipients


2014 Recipients


2013 Recipients


Past Recipients