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JOAN FAUST NAMED SOUTHEASTERN ASSISTANT
DEAN OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
HAMMOND -- Joan Faust, an associate
professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been named
assistant dean of the university's College of Arts and Sciences, Southeastern's
largest academic college.
Southeastern Provost and Vice President
for Academic Affairs John Crain announced the appointment and said Faust
would assist Arts and Sciences Dean Tammy Bourg in the areas of grades,
appeals and other student-related issues.
"Dr. Faust is the kind of person who
handles issues thoroughly and quickly, makes wise decisions, and always
deals compassionately with students,” said Bourg. “I am delighted to have
her with me. She is a joy to work with.”
A native of Houma and resident of Mandeville,
Faust joined the Southeastern English Department faculty in 1992. She received
her doctoral and master's degrees from Louisiana State University and bachelor=s
degree from Nicholls State University.
She has served as chair of the University
Honors Committee, the Provost's Committee for Faculty Recruitment and Retention,
and English Day activities, and as recording secretary of the Faculty Senate.
Professionally, Faust has published critical articles on John Donne, John
Milton, Ben Jonson, Dante, and on other Medieval and Renaissance topics.
She is a member of the John Donne Society Executive Board.
As president of the Southeastern's
chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi from 2001-2003, Faust organized a College
Intramural Quiz Bowl tournament. Now a popular addition to the university's
homecoming week activities, the Quiz Bowl initially was funded by a National
Phi Kappa Phi Promotion of Excellence grant.
Faust and her husband, Mark, have three
children, Joey, Katie and Alison.