Michael A. Haggar Fellow 2018 - Jose Espericueta
Among a high number of extremely talented young faculty members, this year’s Haggar
Fellow stands out on account of the inexhaustible energy and enthusiasm displayed
in every task: teaching, advising, scholarship, community building, and public lectures.
This Haggar Fellow is a wonderful teacher who is respected for his intelligence, knowledge,
and high expectations, and they appreciate his patience, humility and compassion.
His respect for the dignity of every student is evident in all that he does. His scholarly
work exemplifies UD’s mission to recover and renew the Western intellectual tradition,
bridging the traditionalism of Thomistic virtue ethics and the innovations of post-colonial
studies. As Director of the Latin American Studies concentration, he and his colleagues
have refreshed our curriculum and broadened our perspective. As the organizer of our
Cesar Chavez Day celebration, as a member of our Academic Success Committee, as organizer
of our panel discussion on white supremacy, our colleague has become a distinct and
important voice on campus to lead us as a Catholic Liberal Arts university to engage
the complex issues of our times. The Haggar Fellow goes to Jose Espericueta.