Currently, Dr. Pearson serves as the dean of the School for Professional and Continuing Education at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. In that role, he works with more than 200 faculty members and five deans to provide undergraduate degree completion and graduate programs for working adults, offered online and at six campuses. Dr. Pearson’s program development achievements in adult and continuing education have consistently demonstrated a focus on quality, convenience, flexibility, and affordability. I am confident that Dr. Pearson’s strengths in administration, program development, marketing, recruitment, strategic action, and technology will serve Loyola well.
Dr. Pearson holds a BA in labor studies from Antioch University, an MA in adult and continuing education from the University of Missouri–Kansas City, and a PhD in educational leadership and policy studies from Iowa State University. Actively engaged at the national level in professional associations, Dr. Pearson serves on the Board of Trustees of the Association for Continuing and Higher Education (ACHE), as well as on a task force of the Higher Learning Commission to develop an academy on enhancing student persistence. Dr. Pearson will officially begin his appointment at Loyola on August 1, 2013.
John Pelissero, PhD