News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF announces tenure, promotions, honors faculty at dinner
(August 20, 2014) â€” The University of Saint Francis announced tenure and promotions for faculty members and honored others for completing advanced degrees or working on sabbaticals at the university’s Faculty Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Granted tenure and earning promotions to assistant professor in 2013-2014 were Kimberly Bowers, Department of English and Foreign Languages, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Geoffrey Steele, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Also earning tenure was Dr. Lance Richey, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Earning promotion to associate professor were Teresa Roberts and Amy Winkeljohn, Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences. Daniel Torlone, Department of Education chair in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was promoted to full professor.
Faculty members in the School of Health Sciences honored for completing advanced degrees were: Kelly Elder, nursing department instructor at USF Crown Point; Dr. Marsha King, Dean of USF Crown Point; Jeanette Zelhart-Smith, nursing department instructor at USF Crown Point; Devon Lewandowski, nursing department instructor at the University of Saint Francis; LeeAnn Patterson, nursing department instructor at the University of Saint Francis; Jeffrey Rodgers, assistant professor in the School of Creative Arts and chair of the music program; and Matthew White, an instructor in the Department of Art and Visual Communication for the School of Creative Arts.
Honored for a 2014-2015 sabbatical was Douglas Meador, an Associate Professor in the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership.
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate 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. The university’s College of Adult Learning designs focused curriculum for working adults by offering online and accelerated programs, through its Virtual, Fort Wayne and Crown Point campuses. Approximately 2,400 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.