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Faculty members honored for 25 years of teaching at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola press release - September 12, 1997

(New Orleans)—During the fall convocation at Loyola University New Orleans, President Bernard P. Knoth recognized three members of the faculty for 25 years of teaching.

John Clark, a professor of philosophy in City College, joined Loyola in 1970 as a lecturer of philosophy. He is an expert in ecophilosophy, ethics, social philosophy, political theory, philosophy of culture, and philosophy of psychology. Clark's professional affiliations include the American Philosophical Association, International Development Ethics Association, International Society for Environmental Ethics, and International Society for Value Inquiry. Clark also is very active in Deltas Greens, The Greens, Institute for Social Ecology, Sierra Club, and many others. A native New Orleanian, Clark obtained his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in philosophy from Tulane University.

Gary Herbert also is a professor of philosophy. His areas of specialization are political philosophy, modern rationalism, metaphysics, history of philosophy (especially ancient and modern), and German idealism. He is a member of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, American Catholic Philosophical Association, and American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. He joined the Loyola faculty in 1972. Herbert received his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, his master's degree from The American University in Washington, D.C., and his bachelor of arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill.

Gerard Rault, a professor of law, is currently in China, as a result of his being named the "Distinguished Lecturer in Law for the People's Republic of China for 1997-98." This is the highest award granted by the Fulbright Scholar Program. Rault will travel throughout China lecturing on diverse legal topics, including American constitutional law and comparative legal systems and processes. He will be headquartered at Fudan University in Shanghai where he will serve as visiting professor of law through May. Rault is a recognized expert in the fields of evidence, criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, and comparative legal systems. He has authored several books and numerous articles in those fields. He obtained his Juris Doctor from LSU.

Based on the heritage of Catholic Jesuit higher education in Louisiana since 1849, Loyola University New Orleans was chartered in 1912. Today, the university serves approximately 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.