Our Loyola Community


The excellence of any university begins with its community.

To understand Loyola University Maryland, you need to meet some of the students, faculty, alumni, and other members of our community who enrich our university—and the community beyond our campus—in so many ways.

Carol Abromaitis
Faculty

Carol Abromaitis, Ph.D.

A professor of English and Catholic Studies, Dr. Abromaitis serves as advisor to students who plan to attend law school and has been teaching at Loyola for five decades

English, Catholic Studies
Birgid Albrecht
Faculty

Birgit Albrecht, Ph.D.

Dr. Birgit Albrecht, Loyola's 2017 Distinguished Teacher of the Year, is as passionate about her students as she is about teaching and studying science

Chemistry
Alessia
Students

Alessia

Alessia has been dancing competitively—and for fun—since she was 5 years old. When she came to Loyola, she started the Loyola Irish Step Dance Club

English, Communication
Alexander
Alumni

David Alexander

Speech pathologist shares work with the Cadet Corps program at the Maryland School for the Deaf

Speech-Language Pathology
Gerard Athaide
Faculty

Gerard Athaide, Ph.D.

As a professor of marketing in Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management, Dr. Gerard Athaide believes his field is all about innovation.

Marketing
Natka Bianchini
Faculty

Natka Bianchini, Ph.D.

As Class Dean for the Class of 2019 and professor of theatre, Dr. Bianchini helps students discover what ignites their passion

Fine Arts
Blest
Students

Blest

When he's not perfecting his tennis serve, Blest can be found learning about business in emerging Asian markets or writing his own song lyrics

International Business, Asian Studies
Blythe
Students

Blythe

Blythe fell in love with service early on at Loyola, which shaped her student experience, her academic path, and her plans for the future

International Business, Spanish
Borris
Alumni

Jon Borris

The senior Vice President of Pop Promotion at Columbia Records brings his Jesuit education to the entertainment industry

History
Bradley
Alumni

Ual Bradley, Jr.

Alumnus shares his passion for saving the honeybees and the unexpected life journey that sparked it

History
Carly
Students

Carly

As a graduate student in Loyola’s speech-language pathology program, Carly says the hands-on experience she’s gaining is preparing her for her future career

Speech-Language Pathology
Carter
Alumni

Jill Carter

1988 graduate works for change in Baltimore City through political career

English
Jean Lee Cole
Faculty

Jean Lee Cole, Ph.D.

Originally from the Midwest, English professor Jean Lee Cole has been a pioneer of service-learning at Loyola University Maryland

English
Creamer
Alumni

T.J. Creamer

Astronaut T.J. Creamer, '82, is living proof that even the sky isn't the limit for a Loyola graduate

Chemistry
Frank D'Souza
Faculty

Frank D'Souza, Ph.D.

Dr. D'Souza seeks to provide students real-life experience in financial research and management

Finance
Ellie
Students

Ellie

Ellie was just an eighth grader tagging along on her older brother’s college visits when she set foot on the Evergreen campus… she loved it right away

Global Studies, Environmental Studies
Evert
Alumni

Mary Thackston Evert

This 1996 Greyhound innovates and inspires with her Florida-based athletic apparel company

English
Fran
Students

Fran

A communication major with a passion for graphic design and photography, Fran has her sights set on dental school

Communication, Natural Sciences
Frank
Students

Frank

A double major in accounting and finance, Frank has his sights set on working in Dubai's financial district

Accounting, Finance
Grady
Students

Grady

The president of the Ultimate Frisbee Club planned on majoring on psychology—until he discovered theology through Loyola's core curriculum

Theology, Film Studies
Rachel Grover
Faculty

Rachel Grover, Ph.D.

Rachel Grover, Ph.D., has taught psychology at Loyola for over a decade, including courses in her favorite topic: heterosocial competence

Psychology
Rev. Frank Haig
Faculty

Frank Haig, S.J.

A Jesuit priest and professor emeritus of physics at Loyola, Father Frank Haig's career is an amazing confluence of faith and science

Physics
Heiser
Alumni

William Heiser

A two-time Loyola grad, Bill is making an impact in urban Jesuit education as president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore

Sociology
Kevin Hula
Faculty

Kevin Hula, Ph.D.

This former Teacher of the Year teaches American politics, with a focus on interest groups and the executive branch of government  

Political Science
Jack
Students

Jack

An 8-year-old Jack would have told you he wanted to be president of the United States; today the political science major still aspires to serve in government

Political Science
Jones
Alumni

Jamaal Jones

This attorney and 2007 grad founded his own law firm to provide health and business law legal services to health care professionals

Political Science
Jordan
Alumni

Kate Jordan

This 2006 grad fuses her art history degree with contemporary style to bring spaces and food to life

Art History
Roger Kashlak
Faculty

Roger Kashlak, Ph.D.

Dr. Kashlak focuses on educating students and executives on international management and global strategy

International Business
Khoshnevisan
Alumni

Hanyeh Khoshnevisan

An accountant and successful Hijabi fashion blogger, this 2012 graduate works to break down barriers

Accounting
King
Alumni

Patrick King

2005 graduate applies his education in fine arts-theatre as an actor and professional stuntman

Fine Arts
Mafi
Alumni

Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi

Loyola University Maryland graduate is the youngest Cardinal in the Catholic Church

Pastoral Counseling
Sara Magee
Faculty

Sara Magee, Ph.D.

This professor specializes in emerging media, social media, journalism, and ethics in her field

Communication
Malone
Alumni

Mike Malone

This Greyhound's path to the NBA was a combination of talent, hard work, and fortuitous timing

History
Mariefred
Students

Mariefred

Tour guide. Orientation leader. Spring Break Outreach participant. Cheerleader. Ice cream enthusiast. Political scientist. Meet Mariefred

Political Science, Communication
Marks
Alumni

Todd Marks

This 1998 Loyola graduate is a teacher-turned-technologist and founder of technology innovation company Mindgrub Technologies

Mathematics
Mazzuca
Alumni

Lisa Mazzuca

This 1991 graduate leads NASA's search and rescue mission

Mathematics
Graham McAleer
Faculty

Graham McAleer, Ph.D.

Known for his striped socks and Scottish accent, this professor has an undeniable gift for making students passionate about philosophy

Philosophy
McKenney
Alumni

Sally McKenney

Sally McKenney, '07, of Sally's Baking Addiction shares her recipe for success

Communication
McKenzie
Students

McKenzie

This Greyhound is a Paralympic gold medalist whose future plans include breaking more world records and practicing law, with a focus on disability rights and advocacy

Political Science
McManus
Alumni

George McManus III

J.J. McDonnell's owner and Loyola graduate chases seafood around the world

Business Administration
Michael
Students

Michael

Michael is studying to become a psychologist so that he can one day treat patients, teach, conduct socially relevant research, and advocate in the legal system

Psychology, Theology
Matthew Mulcahy
Faculty

Matthew Mulcahy, Ph.D.

From sugarcane to hurricanes, this history professor specializes in Colonial America and the history of disasters

History
Noppenberger
Alumni

Nancy Noppenberger

Feathers, fins, and financial planning are all in a day's work for this MBA grad

Business Administration
Barnaby Nygren
Faculty

Barnaby Nygren, Ph.D.

Dr. Nygren likes to get students out of the classroom and into art museums, and aims to show them how art skills are applicable—and valuable—for their future careers

Fine Arts
Robert Pond
Faculty

Rob Pond, Ph.D.

This engineering professor is particularly passionate about getting women involved in the field

Engineering
Precious
Students

Precious

An aspiring accountant who hopes to start her own cyber security company, Precious is passionate about social justice and advocacy

Accounting, Information Systems
Range
Alumni

Jaclyn Troncelliti Range

As the executive director of Back On My Feet Baltimore, Jackie works to effect change through community, compassion, and running

Psychology
Ridgway
Alumni

Jerrod Ridgway

The CFO of To Love Children and one of the Baltimore Sun's "10 People Under 30 to Watch" gives credit to Jesuit ideals

Finance
Camika Royal
Faculty

Camika Royal, Ph.D.

Dr. Royal teaches courses in Loyola's School of Education and serves as co-director for the Center for Innovation in Urban Education

Education
Dipa Sarkar-Dey
Faculty

Dipa Sarkar-Dey, Ph.D.

Originally from Bangladesh, Dipa Sarkar-Dey, Ph.D. has taught at Loyola since 1986 and believes cura personalis is about educating and caring for the whole institution, not just the whole person

Mathematics and Statistics
Andrew Schoeffield
Faculty

Drew Schoeffield, Ph.D.

This biology professor—and Loyola alumnus—specializes in microbiology, and aims to create a community of scholars at his alma mater

Biology
Vanessa Dod Seriki
Faculty

Vanessa Dodo Seriki, Ph.D.

A professor of science and urban education at Loyola, Dr. Seriki empowers urban teachers, students, and their families

Education
Seth
Students

Seth

Seth is combining his bachelor's degree in communication with a business degree in the Emerging Leaders MBA program to jump-start his career in marketing

Emerging Leaders MBA
Mili Shah
Faculty

Mili Shah, Ph.D.

An applied mathematician and professor, Mili Shah, Ph.D., seeks to connect students with STEM professionals, and set them on a path for scholarship and success

Mathematics
Lucas Southworth
Faculty

Lucas Southworth

This writing professor encourages students to think of themselves as a community of artists

Writing
Stephon
Students

Stephon

Stephon is committed to immersing himself in every aspect of business; his interest in solar energy led him to the environmental studies minor

Business, Environmental & Sustainability Studies and French
Arthur Sutherland
Faculty

Arthur Sutherland, Ph.D.

An award-winning author and internationally-renowned BBQ chef, Dr. Sutherland teaches theology and serves as class dean for the Class of 2020

Theology
Taylor
Students

Taylor

A midfielder for the Greyhounds women's lacrosse team, Taylor is studying marketing at Loyola

Marketing
Thomas
Students

Thomas

With his eye on a career as a senior-level financial executive, Thomas appreciates the breadth and depth of Loyola's business education grounded in the liberal arts

Accounting, Information Systems
Thomas Ward
Faculty

Thomas Ward, Ph.D.

A long-time proponent of service-learning, Dr. Ward's students connect with language and community through work with a Peruvian cooperative in Baltimore

Modern Languages & Literatures
Jennifer Watkinson
Faculty

Jennifer Scaturo Watkinson, Ph.D.

Dr. Watkinson aims to improve leadership and systematic thinking skills for school counselors

Education
Kaye Whitehead
Faculty

Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D.

A professor of communication and African and American Studies, Dr. Whitehead focuses on how race, class, and gender coalesce in American classrooms

Communication
Margarita Zisselsberger
Faculty

Margarita Zisselsberger, Ph.D.

Professor of literacy education Dr. Zisselsberger aims to understand and improve the literacy development of culturally diverse learners

Education