FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago Professor Elected to the National Council of The American Association of Professors
CHICAGO, May 23, 2006 Loyola University Chicago announces the election of Dr. Patricia Simpson, Ph.D., School of Business Administration (SBA), to the National Council of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Dr. Simpson will represent District IV, which includes Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri, for a two-year term. She will attend the first meeting in her new position in mid-November 2006.
Dr. Simpson will aid the AAUP in its mission to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education and to ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good. Best known for its assistance to individual faculty members, AAUP often intervenes when there is the possibility that academic freedom or due process rights have been violated. The Association also works with Congress and state legislators to promote effective higher education legislation and promote the profession and the purposes of higher education to the public.
Membership in AAUP is open to all faculty, librarians and academic professionals at two- and four-year accredited public and private colleges and universities. Current membership is about 45,000 with over 500 local campus chapters and 39 state organizations.
Dr. Patricia Simpson is an Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago. She received a Ph.D. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Labor History from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in History and Philosophy from Brooklyn College, City University of New York.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 14,000 students, which includes 9,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include: arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies and social work. Loyola offers 66 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.