Dr. Michelle Loris
Michelle Loris is a Professor at Sacred Heart University. She received a PhD in American Literature from Fordham University, and she has published a book on the work of Joan Didion as well as a book on the work of Gloria Naylor. She has also published several articles on modern and contemporary American writers. Michelle holds a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Antioch New England University. Her area of specialization is Post Traumatic Stress, and she has published several articles on trauma. At Sacred Heart University, Michelle is an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and she chairs the Department of Catholic Studies. She teaches courses in literature and great books, and has also taught psychology courses. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In 2013, Michelle was awarded the Connecticut Professor of the Year from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, "[f]or extraordinary dedication to undergraduate teaching.” In 2018, she was awarded the Connecticut Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Academic Leadership Award from the Connecticut ACE (American Council on Education) Women’s Network (CT AWN).