Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Theatre Faculty Member Receives a Sujack Award

Theatre Faculty Member Receives a Sujack Award

Associate Professor of Theatre, Kelly Howe, Ph.D. is a recipient of the 2022 Edwin T. & Vivijeanne F. Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence.

The Sujack Awards constitute the highest academic honors that a faculty member can achieve within the College of Arts and Sciences. They were founded and are generously supported by members of the Sujack family, who for more than three decades have been steadfast friends and benefactors of the College.

Recipients of the Award have in common a dynamic presence in the classroom, a willingness to try new ways of teaching, and a devotion to students that goes beyond the ordinary classroom experience. These faculty members embody the Jesuit ideal of higher education in their dedication to high standards, to critical thinking and to the principle that knowledge must be put to the benefit of humanity.

Dr. Howe (she/her/hers) teaches courses in theatre theory, history, criticism, dramaturgy, and political theatre/theatre for social justice. Her research and practice interests include the following: Theatre of the Oppressed; theatre for social change/political theatre; Spanish-English translation; international solidarity organizing; Latin American theatre and performance; feminist, queer, Marxist, and critical race theories; and critical pedagogy.