Philip J. Lane, PhD, P’10

Distinguished Faculty/Staff Administrator Award
Former Associate Professor and Chair, Economics Department

One of Fairfield’s most beloved professors, Associate Professor Phil Lane, PhD, P’10 taught economics for 40 years until his 2022 retirement. His students have consistently rated him “awesome” and “hilarious.”

In addition to his regular teaching schedule, Dr. Lane taught in the summer program at the National School of Banking (NSB) in what is now the University’s Media Center. In 2000, the NSB honored him for those years of service with the Father McGrath Award. He was a mentor and faculty member with the Ignatian Residential College for 15 years, participating in retreats, guiding students during monthly meetings and through the Examen starting in December, and helping them build community with one other. In 2019, Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society, recognized Dr. Lane’s commitment to scholarship, loyalty, and service in his life and teachings, and bestowed him with the Magis Award, a highly competitive honor that is seldom given to a faculty member.

In honor of Dr. Lane’s impactful contributions to Fairfield and its students, Robert ’08 and Shelby (Mayor ‘09) Morton are establishing an endowment scholarship fund called The Robert and Shelby Morton Scholarship in Honor of Phil Lane, which will support economics and accounting majors with financial need. Register to attend the Awards Dinner and/or support this Scholarship.