Loyola University Chicago

THEA Institute

Summer 2022 In Review

THEA was thrilled to resume our Summer Institute in 2022! We had a wonderful group of students, an awesome college team, and phenomenal faculty working with us to ensure it was the best possible week. The faculty information below gives you a glimpse of the range of expertise THEA offers its programming. You'll also be able to view the students projects that served as a culmination of student learning over the week.




Meet THEA's Summer 2022 Faculty

A hallmark of the THEA Summer Institute is our Faculty team who teach classes to our high school participants. These scholars are experts in their respective fields, and will provide an excellent classroom experience to our participants. Click on each educator's name to learn more about them!

Rachel Elfant

IJEP Program Manager, School of Environmental Sustainability

Dr. Rachel Hart Winter

Adjunct Instructor in Theology, Rosary College of Arts & Sciences at Dominican University

Rev. Stephen Mitten, SJ

Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental Sustainability

(Fr. Mitten is pictured above, teaching students in the School of Environmental Sustainability greenhouse)

Aleja Sastoque Luna

Faith Formation Campus Minister, Campus Ministry

Dr. Federico Sinche

Lecturer, School of Environmental Sustainability

Claire Soupene

WTC Minister & THEA Coordinator, Campus Ministry

Dr. Paula Tallman

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

2022 Student Projects

During the Institute, students work in groups to research the environmental effects of an industry. Some groups this year produced digital projects, which are linked here:

Embedded Water & the Energy Industry, Group A

Click here to view this group's video

Click here to visit this group's website

Embedded Water & the Energy Industry, Group B

Embedded Water and Agriculture Infographic

Embedded Water & the Agriculture Industry

Click here to see this group's project on Instagram