Andrea Thomas, Ph.D.

  • Academic Focus Modern Languages & Literatures

As associate professor of French and associate chair of modern languages and literatures at Loyola, Andrea Thomas, Ph.D., encourages her students to combine French and their willingness to help others to seek social justice. And, she explains, the French department is brimming with opportunities and experiences for students—from study abroad programs in Montpellier, Lyon, and Paris to service-learning trips to Haiti. For Dr. Thomas, her favorite thing about Loyola is the high intellect among colleagues and students: “The best part of teaching and working at Loyola is the knowledge that surrounds me every day.” Dr. Thomas, who is originally from Alameda, Calif., holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from New York University and a Ph.D. in French from Columbia University. She has been teaching at Loyola since 2007 and continues to work on publishing her own work, including a book about Belgian publishers during the Second French Empire.

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Andrea Thomas, Ph.D.
Breadth of knowledge is the greatest benefit of a Jesuit, liberal arts-based education when it comes to a career in French. It’s all connected, and Loyola graduates get it.

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