Michelle Loris, Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,
holds a doctorate in American Literature from Fordham University. She also holds a
doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch/New England Graduate School of Professional
Psychology. . Loris teaches 19th and 20th Century American Fiction, Women’s Studies, the
Common Core English course Literary Expressions of the Human Journey, Clinical
Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and the Common Core Psychology course The Human
Community: The Individual and Society. She is the Faculty Advisor for Sigma Tau Delta,
the student International English Honor Society, and one of the Faculty Football Mentors. 

Professor Loris has been an essential faculty member with Sacred Heart University for
more than 40 years and was recognized for her accomplishments and dedication at
SHU's 50th Founder's Day celebration. 

Popular Press


New Department of Catholic Studies Announced, Sacred Heart University News Story (2015)

Sacred Heart University has announced the formation of a Department of Catholic Studies, the goal...



Loris Honored by Academic Organizations, Sacred Heart University News Story (2014)

Sacred Heart University English Professor Michelle Loris of Fairfield has recently been honored by several...



Michelle Loris is Connecticut Professor of the Year, Sacred Heart University News Story (2013)

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support...



Dr. Michelle Loris, Founders Day 2013, Sacred Heart University Video (2013)

Video presented at Sacred Heart University's Founders Day April 10, 2013 for the occasion of...


Contributions to Books


Using the Novel to Teach Multiculturalism, Teaching the Novel Across the Curriculum: A Handbook for Educators (2008)

Description of a fourteen week course taught by Michelle Loris, professor of English at Sacred...




The Critical Response to Gloria Naylor (with Sharon Felton, ed.), English Faculty Publications (1997)

Table of contents: Beyond the myth of confrontation: a comparative study of African and African-American...



Innocence, Loss, and Recovery in the Art of Joan Didion, English Faculty Publications (1989)



Academic Excellence, Sacred Heart University Review (2012)

Sacred Heart University Commencement Week 1995 Awards Night Baccalaureate Address. Michelle C. Loris is Professor...



The Human Journey: Embracing the Essential, English Faculty Publications (2010)

At the beginning of the second decade of the twenty-first century, a new vision for...



Engaging The Catholic Intellectual Tradition - Sacred Heart University's Common Core: The Human Journey, Mission and Catholic Identity Publications (2009)

At Catholic universities we have lofty and ambitious learning outcomes for our graduates. We want...



Integrating the Humanities and Sciences: The Human Journey: Sacred Heart University's Common Core (with Nicole Cauvin and Kathryn LaFontana), English Faculty Publications (2007)

One way to respond to the crisis in the humanities is to integrate learning for...



Using The Novel To Teach Multiculturalism, English Faculty Publications (2007)

Description of a fourteen week course taught by Michelle Loris, professor of English at Sacred...



Establishing an Engaged Community of Learners around Global Questions Using Interactive Technology, American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) (2013)

Participants will learn how an online platform designed to bring students and faculty together in...


Book Reviews

The Philosophy of Composition, by E.D. Hirsch, Jr., English Faculty Publications (1981)

Book review by Michelle Loris, Professor of English at Sacred Heart University.

Hirsch, E. D.,...