USF announces tenure, promotions; honors faculty at dinner

August 23, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind.β€”The University of Saint Francis recognized faculty achievements at its annual Faculty Scholarship Banquet on August 22. Instructors who won university awards, completed advanced degrees or earned tenure, promotions and sabbaticals were honored.

The 2016-2017 Leepoxy Award for Teaching Excellence was awarded to Gregory Smith of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Dr. Kimberly Bowers of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences was awarded the 2016-2017 Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award.

Faculty earning promotions in 2016-2017 include:

Dr. Shawn Ambrose, Associate Professor of Business Administration

Dr. Ken Bugajski, Professor of English

Dr. Angela Harrell, Associate Professor for Radiologic Technology

Dr. Robert Lee, Associate Professor of Accounting

Dr. David Mullins, Professor of Sociology

Dr. Paul Schmidt, Associate Professor of Physics

Theresa Sorgen-Burleson, Assistant Professor for Surgical Technology

Dr. Louise Weber, Professor of Biology

Matthew White, Assistant Professor of Animation

 

Faculty earning tenure in 2016-2017 include:

Dr. Shawn Ambrose, Associate Professor of Business Administration

Dr. Paul Schmidt, Associate Professor of Physics

 

Faculty members who were honored for completing advanced degrees are: Dr. Rebecca Coleman, School of Health Sciences, and Timm Reed, School of Health Sciences.

 

Faculty members who were awarded sabbaticals include:

Fall 2017 – Carolyn Yoder, Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Health Sciences

Spring 2018 – Dr. Karen Palumbo, Professor of Business Administration, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership

Spring 2018 – Warren Pryor, Assistant Professor of Biology, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

These USF faculty members have received Faculty Emeritus ranking in 2016-2017:

Rick Cartwright, Professor of Art Emeritus

Christina Gilliom, Instructor Emeritus

Dr. Keith Graham, Professor Emeritus

Nancy Hankee, Assistant Professor of Education Emeritus

Debra Middleton, Assistant Professor Emeritus

 

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and three team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.