Loyola University Chicago

College of Arts & Sciences

2020-2021 Sujack Award Winners

Twenty-four faculty members across the College of Arts and Sciences were the recipients of Sujack Awards for Teaching and Research Excellence in 2020 and 2021.

This week we shine the spotlight broadly across the College of Arts and Sciences to recognize 24 faculty who were the recipients of Sujack Awards for Teaching and Research Excellence in 2020 and 2021. These are the highest teaching and research awards that a faculty member can receive in the College.

The Sujack Award winners are typically recognized at a ceremony in April of each year. Last year’s ceremony was canceled in the early weeks of the covid-19 pandemic. As a result, this year we are celebrating Sujack Award recipients from 2020 and 2021 in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, April 22, at 4 pm. If you are interested in attending the awards ceremony, you can register here.

The Sujack Teaching Awards were established in 1994 by Edwin T. and Vivijeanne F. Sujack to honor two outstanding teachers in the College of Arts and Sciences each year. These awards recognize superb teaching of undergraduate students, and each faculty member’s department receives a cash award to be used in support of activities that enhance teaching.

In 2012, the Sujack Family established the Sujack Family Faculty Research Excellence Awards to recognize CAS faculty for their individual research and scholarship outside of the classroom. The categories of Master Teacher and Master Researcher have since been added to recognize continuing excellence in teaching and research. Support from these awards helps faculty conduct research, deepen their scholarship and serve the larger community.

“The Sujack family’s generosity and foresight enables the College of Arts and Sciences to recognize and highlight the excellence of our faculty across diverse disciplines,” says Peter J. Schraeder, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “We lift up the Sujack Award recipients each year as exemplars of what takes place every day at Loyola: high-level teaching and high-level scholarship working hand-in-hand to deepen knowledge and transform lives.”

Please join us in congratulating the 2021 and 2020 Sujack Award honorees, who represent the very best in teaching, research, and service in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago!

2020 Edwin T. & Vivijeanne F. Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence

James Lodolce, Advanced Lecturer, Biology

Gajan Sivandran, Clinical Assistant Professor, Engineering

 

2020 Master Teachers

Daniel Becker, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Bryan Pickett, Associate Professor, Biology

Robert Polak, Advanced Lecturer, Physics

Joseph Vukov, Assistant Professor, Philosophy

 

2020 Sujack Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence

Daniel Cavanaugh, Assistant Professor, Biology

Dana Garbarski, Assistant Professor, Sociology

 

2020 Master Researchers

Kathleen Adams, Professor, Anthropology

Brian Cannon, Assistant Professor, Physics

Eric Chan-Tin, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Graham Moran, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

2021 Edwin T. & Vivijeanne F. Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence

Rodney Dale, Associate Professor, Biology

Elizabeth Wakefield, Assistant Professor, Psychology

 

2021 Master Teachers

Marcella Linn, Instructor, Philosophy

Amanda Savage, Associate Professor, Political Science

Marek Suszko, Senior Lecturer, History

Peter Tingley, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

 

2021 Sujack Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence

Dmitriy Dligach, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Gema Kloppe-Santamaria, Assistant Professor, History

 

2021 Master Researchers

Meghan Condon, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Long Le-Khac, Assistant Professor, English

Joseph Milanovich, Associate Professor, Biology

Walter Tangarife, Assistant Professor, Physics