Rev. Frank R. Haig, S.J., professor emeritus of physics at Loyola University Maryland, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on May 19, 2016.
Fr. Haig is a former president of the Washington Academy of Sciences and is currently a member-at-large on the board of managers of the Academy. In addition, he is a former chairman and current member of the educational advisory committee of the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore.
He is a board member and former chairman of the board of the Charles Carroll House in Annapolis, and he served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Syracuse Opera Company in Syracuse, N.Y. He is on the staff of the Baltimore Basilica and works with the Hispanic congregation at St. Michael the Archangel Parish. He is chaplain to the Knights of Columbus, Loyola University Maryland Council.
Fr. Haig is immediate past president of the Maryland Conference of the American Association of University Professors. He is former president of Wheeling Jesuit University (1966-72) in Wheeling, W. Va., and former president of Le Moyne College (1981-87) in Syracuse, N.Y.
He received his Ph.D. in Physics from The Catholic University of America in 1959. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1946 and was ordained in 1960. His scholarship focuses on theoretical nuclear physics and he has taught at Loyola for 38 years.