Adjunct Professor resigns

On Thursday, Sept. 10, Adjunct Professor of Management, Business and Economics Francis DeMasi sent out an email to his class saying, “Class today is cancelled. I have submitted my resignation as a faculty member. The school’s handling of my case has been unacceptable.” DeMasi was the course instructor for the MBE400 Seminar in Managerial Ethics course. 

Several days later on Tuesday, Sept. 15, face-to-face classes were held for the first time and an email was sent out announcing that Dr. Frank Futyma will be taking DeMasi’s place. Futyma is expected to teach the course for the rest of the semester, although DeMasi and himself as of Sept. 15 are listed as the course instructors on WebAdvisor. Also, DeMasi is still listed as an adjunct faculty member on the directory on VWU’s website.

This is a developing story and our coverage will continue.

Connor Merk