Dux Academicus Award

Since 1978 Loyola has recognized faculty from all colleges by choosing one annually to receive the Dux Academicus Award, the highest honor a professor can receive for excellence in teaching and scholarship. Current students, colleagues, and former students nominate the professor for the Dux Academicus and a committee of faculty, students and alumni selects the winners. The awards are presented in January during the President's Convocation. You can find portraits of current and past recipients on the third floor of Monroe Library's, Dux Academicus Corner, located near the main elevators.

Dr. Constance Mui was awarded the 2013 Dux Academicus Award on Friday, January 10th at the Spring 2014 Faculty and Staff Convocation. Dr. Mui, holds the Rev. Scott Youree Watson, S.J., Distinguished Professorship in Arts and Sciences at Loyola, she is an internationally prominent scholar and expert in the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. Dr. Mui served as president of the North American Sartre Society and currently serves as reviews editor for the Sartre Studies International. In his nomination letter, in support of Dr. Mui, Dr. Mark Gossiaux writes "The real contribution of Dr. Mui's teaching is not that she equips students with the skills to make a living (which she surely does), but that she shows her students how to make their lives worth living." To students, she is forever a role model and mentor. To fellow faculty members, she is a devoted colleague known for her steadfast commitment to Jesuit education. 

2013 Recipient

Constance L. Mui 
Rev. Scott Youree Watson, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Philosophy

2012 Recipient

Patricia L. Dorn
Professor of Biological Sciences



2011 Recipient

Robert A. Thomas
Professor & Director, Center for Environmental Communication Loyola Chair in Environmental Communication


2010 Recipient

Mark F. Fernandez
Professor of History

2009 Recipient


Alfred Lawrence Lorenz
Professor Emeritus School of Mass Communication


2008 Recipient  

John P. Clark
Gregory F. Curtin, S.J., Distinguished Professor in Humane Letters and The Professions and Professor of Philosophy


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