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Ernest Carroll Faust Papers 1918-1966
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Biography

Biographical Note

Born and raised in Carthage, Missouri, Ernest Carroll Faust initially taught high school in his native region after graduating from high school in 1907. He enrolled at Oberlin College in 1909, graduating in 1912. He spent the next two years as research assistant to Henry B. Ward in the department of zoology at the University of Illinois, earning an M.A. while there. In 1917 he completed his doctorate in zoology at the same school. He joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 1919 and spent the next 8 years at the Peking Union Medical College in China teaching and studying parasitology. In 1928 Faust accepted a professorship in parasitology in Tulane University's Department of Tropical Medicine. There he served until 1956 when he became Field Coordinator of the Point IV Tulane-Colombia Program in Medical Education. He worked and taught in Colombia until he retired in 1961 as emeritus professor of parasitology at Tulane.