Nine professors, each of whom taught at LMU for decades and, in some cases, remain active today, were named to the LMU Faculty Hall of Fame this past April: George A. Dasaro, professor of accounting (1977–2017); Katharine B. Free, professor of theatre arts (1970–2015); Carroll C. Kearley, professor of philosophy (1966–95); Richard L. Kocher, professor of English (1966–2005); Associate Chancellor Albert P. Koppes, O.Carm., academic vice president, dean and professor of education (1975–2005); Graciela M. Limón, professor of Chicana/o studies (1965–2001); Loretta M. Morris, professor of sociology (1970–2005); Paul A. Rude, professor of electrical engineering (1963–2008); H. Daniel Stage Jr., professor of management (1973–2007).
The inductees made significant contributions to LMU through teaching, research, creative and/or scholarly works and were honored as exemplars of the teacher-scholar model of the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. They were recommended for induction to President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D. by a committee of senior faculty and alumni. They will be honored with individual plaques near the entrance to the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs on the fourth floor of University Hall.
“The teacher-scholar model is a cornerstone of our vibrant intellectual community,” said Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., president of LMU. “Teacher-scholars do not merely convey knowledge; they teach and model the activity of inquiry. Generations of students have benefited from these professors, and their success has helped bring us yet more engaged and inspired students.”
Albert P. Koppes, O.Carm., said of his fellow inductees, several of whom he has worked with during his tenure at LMU, “They are known for their service and commitment to the university and for standing up for its values. They have spent their lives here, and they have all influenced the younger faculty that we have now.”
The inductees will be honored with individual plaques near the entrance to the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs on the fourth floor of University Hall.