Loyola University Chicago

Alpha Sigma Nu

Honorary Members

‌2013 Honorary Inductees

  Reinhard G. Andress, Ph.D., is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Andress received his PhD with a specialization in GDR (East German) Literature from the University of Illinois. Dr. Andress’ research interests include German language, pedagogy, and film, as well as 20th century German literature and cultural history of Germany. Dr. Andress has published extensively and has secured a six Mellon Grants along with a Fulbright Grant and participating in a Fulbright Teacher Exchange program.
Michael R. Beazley, Ph.D., serves as an Assistant to the Vice President for Student Development and Director of Assessment. Dr. Beazley spent three years at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center as the Director of Residence Life and Student Services. Dr. Beazley received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago and was recently awarded Staff Member of the Year at Loyola. Dr. Beazley’s research interests include socially responsible student leadership development, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and study abroad.

Linda M. Brubaker, M.D., M.S., is the Dean and Chief Diversity Officer at Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine. Before her 2011 appointment as Dean, Dr. Brubaker was a medical school faculty member for 11 years. Dr. Brubaker received her medical degree and completed her residency and fellowship training at Rush University. She is an internationally recognized expert of female pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Brubaker was on the cover of Chicago magazine's issue featuring Top Doctors for Women. Dr. Brubaker counts multiple NIH grants among her many accomplishments.


2012 Honorary Inductees

Kathleen Marie Adams, Ph.D., is a socio-cultural anthropologist with research expertise in the anthropology of tourism, heritage and the politics of identity, ethnographic arts, and museum studies. She teaches classes on these topics, as well as seminars on globalization, contemporary Southeast Asia, and the anthropology of art. Dr. Adams has received Loyola University's Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence and in 2012 she was named one of the nation's "300 Best Professors" by The Princeton Review.
Robert Mayer, Ph.D., is a professor and master teacher of Political Science at Loyola. He received his Ph.D. in Political Theory with a minor in Comparative Politics from Princeton University. Much of Dr. Mayer’s recent research focuses on payday loans and predatory practices of loan sharking. Dr. Mayer also received the Jesuit Book Award in 2011 for his book titled Quick Cash: The Story of the Loan Shark.
  Paul K. Moser, Ph.D., is a professor and chairperson in the Philosophy department at Loyola University Chicago. His research areas of specialization are Theory of Knowledge and Philosophy of Religion. Dr. Moser also received the Jesuit Book Award for Philosophy in 2011 for his book The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology.
  Nancy C. Tuchman, Ph.D., has served as Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Associate Provost for Research while at Loyola. She also founded and directed the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy at Loyola. Dr. Tuchman was appointed as the founding Director of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES). Her vision for IES is to raise public awareness of the unsustainable consumption of our Earth’s natural resources with the goal of transforming behavior, developing policy, and inspiring and preparing the next generation of science-based environmental leaders.


2011 Honorary Inductees

John Hardt, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Stritch School of Medicine, in the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Health Policy. Dr. Hardt also serves as Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity. His courses have included subjects such as genetic ethics, religion and bioethics, and theological methods of analysis. Dr. Hardt's publication record have focused on end-of-life care in the Catholic tradition and the role of conscience in the clinical encounter.
Maria Vidal de Haymes, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Social Work, teaching about social welfare policy, community organizing, and race and ethnicity. Her research focuses economic and political incorporation of Latino immigrants in the U.S., child welfare, and social work education. Dr. Vidal de Haymes has been the primary investigator on several national and state grants.