Teacher of the Year

Rev. Daniel Sweeney, S.J. : 2015 Teacher of the Year

Father Daniel Sweeney is originally from While Plains, New York and entered the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus after graduating from Georgetown University. Father Sweeney joined the faculty of the University of Scranton as a member of the Political Science Department in the fall of 2009. His research interests are Irish politics and European security and defense policies and he teaches a range of courses including International Relations, American Government I and II, and Modern Political Ideas. Father Sweeney lives in Redington Hall as a Jesuit Faculty Member in residence and is the moderator of the Knights of Columbus chapter on campus. He is also the Faculty Mentor to the Baseball Team and Chaplain to the Men's Lacrosse Team.
In the summer he serves as a Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force Reserve and will return to Colorado Springs this summer to help at the Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy.

Teacher of the Year Award

Each year the Graduating Senior Class selects its "Teacher of the Year." Graduating seniors please cast your vote for the faculty member who you believe exhibits the following characteristics:

  1. Maintains the highest standards of academic excellence and fairness.
  2. Inspires interest in the discipline through personal enthusiasm and dedication.
  3. Is consistently effective in communication.
  4. Is available outside the classroom.

  • Mr. John Ruddy (2014)
  • Dr. Ronald Deitrick (2013)
  • Dr. Georgios A. Stylianides (2012)
  • Dr. Michael Hardisky (2011)
  • Dr. Marlene J. Morgan (2010)
  • Dr. Jack O'Malley (2009)
  • Fr. Ron McKinney, S.J. (2008)
  • Dr. Daniel V. Fraustino (2007)
  • Dr. William J. Parente (2006)
  • Dr. Michael Sulzinski (2005)
  • Dr. Kathleen Montgomery (2004)
  • Dr. William Rowe (2003)
  • Dr. Michael D. DeMichele (2002)
  • Dr. Daniel P. Mahoney (2001)
  • Dr. Thomas P. Hogan (2000)
  • Dr. Gary E. Mattingly (1999)
  • Dr. Richard J. Klonoski (1998)
  • Dr. E. Springs Steele (1997)