Rev'd Michael Suarez, SJ nominated by President Obama for key administration post

President Obama announces more key administration posts which include Campion Hall Visiting Fellow, Revd Michael Suarez, SJ, who has been nominated as a Member of the National Council on the Humanities.  Fr Michael recently gave the outstanding Lyell Lectures in the Weston Library in Oxford. (LINK)

Rev'd Michael Suarez, SJ, Nominee for Member, National Council on the Humanities

Michael F. Suarez, S.J. is Director of Rare Book School, University Professor, Professor of English, and Honorary Curator of Special Collections at the University of Virginia, positions he has held since 2009.  Mr. Suarez held the J.A. Kavanaugh Chair in English at Fordham University from 1999 to 2009, and was a Fellow and Tutor as a member of the Oxford University Faculty of English from 1995 to 2009.  He was a Junior Research Fellow at St. John’s College, Oxford from 1995 to 1999, and was an Instructor at LeMoyne College from 1988 to 1990.  Mr. Suarez has been Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online for Oxford University Press since 2010.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Library Company of Philadelphia, the Advisory Board of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, the Council of The Bibliographical Society of America, and the Board of Managers of the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University.  Mr. Suarez has received numerous awards and honors, including a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship from 2005 to 2006, a Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies from 2003 to 2004, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship in 1990, and a Marshall Scholarship at Oxford University from 1984 to 1987.  He was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1994 after entering the Society of Jesus in 1982.  Mr. Suarez received a B.A. from Bucknell University, an M.Th. and M.Div. from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and an M.A./B.A., M.St., and D.Phil., from Oxford University.

President Obama said: ‘I am confident that these experience and hardworking individuals will help us tackle the important challenges facing America, and I am grateful for their service. I look forward to working with them.’

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