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Professor Of The Year Award Goes To Teacher At Fairfield's Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart professor Michelle Loris was named the 2013 Connecticut Professor of the Year.
Sacred Heart professor Michelle Loris was named the 2013 Connecticut Professor of the Year. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield's Sacred Heart University Professor Michelle Loris was named the 2013 Connecticut Professor of the Year.

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

She also teaches literature and psychology courses, advises more than 70 students and has authored two books.

“When I read the letter saying I won the award I was thrilled, honored, humbled and grateful all at once. The award speaks to a lifetime of achievement and so I could only be thrilled to have been chosen,” Loris said in a statement. “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 will be honored at a reception in the Edgerton Center lobby from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. All are welcome to come by and congratulate her.

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