Graduating Class Names Teacher of the Year

    From left: Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., interim president of The University of Scranton presents the University’s class of 2018 Teacher of the Year award to Daniel Haggerty, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and director of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program.
    June 5, 2018


    Daniel Haggerty, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and director of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program, has been named Teacher of the Year by The University of Scranton’s class of 2018.

    The award honors a faculty member who maintains high standards of academic excellence and fairness, and through enthusiasm and dedication, inspires the interest of students in a field of education. The University’s Faculty Senate Academic Support Committee instituted the award in 1996.

    Dr. Haggerty joined the faculty at Scranton in 2005 and has served as the director of the University’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program since 2010. At Scranton, he developed and teaches a mission-based travel course to Spain and Rome that follows in the footsteps of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

    The author of “The Unholy Alliance of Science and Analytic Epistemology: A Turn to Virtue in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy” (Nova Science Publishers, 2011), Dr. Haggerty has written many peer-reviewed articles, papers and book reviews. His research includes studies of classical theorists as well as contemporary thinkers in both the analytic and continental traditions. His publications in moral psychology, ethics and epistemology deal with such topics as emotions, affectivity, justification, virtue and reasons for acting.

    Dr. Haggerty received the University’s 2011 Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year Award (formally the Edward Gannon, S.J., Award for Teaching) and the Excellence in Adapting Classic Principles of Jesuit Pedagogy into the Curriculum: The Magis Award in 2016. Earlier in his teaching career, he received a Commendation for Outstanding Service and Dedication from St. Mary’s Seminary and University, among other awards and recognition.

    Dr. Haggerty earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Saint Joseph’s University and his doctorate in philosophy from Syracuse University.


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