Philip Lane


Philip Lane, PhD (Fairfield '90)

Dr. Lane is associate professor of economics at Fairfield University, but to his students he is much more. As a professor and Ignatian Spirituality Mentor, Dr. Lane embodies scholarship, loyalty, and service in his life and teaching. His encouragement, selflessness, and commitment to helping his students grow are examples of the Jesuit values of magis and cura personalis. According to his student nominee, "I truly believe I would not be the person I am today without his guidance and positivity throughout these three years of knowing him as a mentor and professor. Dr. Phil Lane lives out his ASN pledge every day and inspires me to carry the flame as I prepare to graduate in the spring of 2019. There is not a single other professor at Fairfield University that has had this type of an impact on me."

He has received numerous honors and awards, including Teacher of the Year from Alpha Sigma Nu, Advisor of the Year from FUSA, and the Father McGrath Faculty Award from the National School of Banking. 

Dr. Lane received his BA from Providence College, his MA from Northeastern University, and his PhD from Tufts University.  He was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu at Fairfield University in 1990.