Four University of St. Francis (USF) faculty members were awarded tenure by the university’s Board of Trustees on April 10, announced USF President Arvid C. Johnson.
Faculty members granted tenure demonstrate excellence in teaching, service and scholarship. Each was also promoted to associate professor status.
Paul Erschen of Aurora is an associate professor of art who began employment at USF in 2005. He presently serves as chair of the Art & Design Department. Erschen holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Northern Illinois University and a master of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from The Ohio State University.
Alicia McLaughlin of Shorewood is an associate professor of social work who began employment at USF in 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University; a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago; and a doctorate degree in social work from Florida State University.
Buster Ogbuagu of Joliet is an associate professor of social work and began employment at USF in 2008. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work, along with a doctorate degree in social work and integrated studies in education, from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Doris Van Byssum of Glen Ellyn is an associate professor of nursing and began employment at USF in 2007. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Calvin College; a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nursing from Rush University; and a doctor of psychology degree from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.
The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.
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