Nancy Tuchman, Ph.D.
Director, Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Professor, Department of Biology,
Co-Director, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy
Co-Director, International Jesuit Ecology Project
Loyola University Chicago
Dr. Tuchman holds a doctoral degree in aquatic ecology from the University of Louisville, a master’s degree in aquatic ecology from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Central Michigan University. She has played a role in leading the development of Loyola University Chicago’s Environmental Sustainability initiatives, starting with co-founding and directing the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy (CUERP) in 2006 and leading the new Institute for Urban Environmental Sustainability (IUES) which will open in the fall of 2013.
Her interests include human impacts on aquatic ecosystems. She is presently exploring ecological impacts of invasive plant species on Great Lakes coastal wetland ecosystems. Her related publications include Larkin D.J., M.J. Freyman, S.C. Lishawa, P. Geddes, N.C. Tuchman. 2012. Mechanisms of dominance by the invasive hybrid cattail Typha × glauca. Biological Invasions. 14 (1); Lishawa S.C., D.A. Albert, N.C. Tuchman. 2010. Water level decline promotes Typha X glauca establishment and vegetation change in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Wetlands. 30 (6); and Lishawa S.C., A.T. Schubel, N.C. Tuchman, A.K Varty. 2010. Sustainability education as a catalyst for university and community partnerships. Metropolitan Universities. 21 (1): 58-72.