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About Michelle Loris

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.


Present Professor, Associate Dean College of Arts & Sciences, Chair Dept. of Catholic Studies, Sacred Heart University


2019 - Present Lilly CIT Conference: Sacred Heart University
Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts
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Honors and Awards

  • Connecticut Professor of the Year 2013
  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio Award (Inaugural), 2017
  • 2018 Connecticut Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Academic Leadership Award

Contact Information

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College of Arts and Sciences 

College Of Arts And Sciences 
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Contributions to Books (1)

Books (2)

Articles (9)

Presentations (1)

Book Reviews (1)

Dissertation (1)