Dr. Francis J. Sicius
Professor of History
PhD, Loyola University; MA, BA, Florida State University
Francis Sicius received his Doctorate in History from Loyola University of Chicago in 1979 and has been teaching at St Thomas University since then. He is a Fulbright scholar and has also received the John Cardinal Newman Award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Sicius’ specialty is U. S. Social and Intellectual History and he has published numerous books, articles, and chapters in anthologies on the subject including an award winning (Catholic Press Association of North America) biography of Peter Maurin cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement. His publications also include books on American social and cultural history, the most recent being A History of the Progressive Era (2015). Dr. Sicius also directs the St. Thomas University Summer in Spain Program. Classes he teaches include History of Florida, Florida’s African Heritage, History of Sports, History of the Civil Rights Movement, History of Social Protest, History of the 20th century, The Progressive Era, the Civil War, European Roots of Social Justice, the History of Spain and the Spanish Civil War.