Political Science professor Molly Melin does more than just lecture. From board games to Facebook groups, she’s finding new and creative ways to engage her students in politics and international relations. Dr. Melin has been awarded the Provost’s Award for Teaching Freshmen.
Loyola’s resident expert in Military Science, John ("Jay") Williams, Political Science, was awarded the distinguished Morris Janowitz Career Achievement Award in fall 2013, underscoring his teaching and professional contributions to the study of US national security and civil-military relations.
As a native of Chile, Christopher Martinez has a keen interest in South American politics. And as a former Fulbright Scholar, he’s keenly aware of the importance of helping others. That’s why he hopes to one day become a professor—but also work outside academia to improve democratic institutions and promote political participation among regular citizens.
Jessica Mecellem’s research has taken her all the way from Loyola to Turkey. The political science graduate student is conducting her PhD dissertation research abroad to investigate mass human rights violations in the country and the mechanisms to prosecute government officials who commit them.
Aubrey Dvorak is igniting change on campus by putting women’s issues in the spotlight. The political science student started The Women’s Project at Loyola this semester as a way of uniting women to discuss and create solutions to pressing social issues.
Edet Nsemo, who received a Purple Heart while serving in the Marine Corps, will be recognized at a ceremony for military and veteran students at the Weekend of Excellence. “My time at Loyola has been life changing,” he says. “It has refined in me a sense of purpose.”