My little brother, Mark Reilly aka the Alien Resident, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Tuesday and may now be addressed as "Dr. Reilly."
He studied part-time at the European Graduate School in New York City, while juggling several jobs. His doctorate is in Media and Communications and the topic was Propaganda of the Dead: Terrorism and Revolution, which he picked before 9/11.
He is only the second PhD in the family. My uncle Pat Deasy was the first.