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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty Directory


(Current as of 09/01/2020)

Aimé Sposato
Provost
B.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.M., Duquesne University
D.M.A., West Virginia University

Kevin P. Reilly
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Chair, SACSCOC Reaffirmation Report
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Bridgewater State College
M.A., Bridgewater State College
Ph.D., Lehigh University

Angie L. Dahl
Dean of the School of Health Professions and Social Services
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Concordia College
M.A., Luther Seminary
M.S., Utah State University
Ed.S., Utah State University
Ph.D., Utah State University

Jason Powell
Dean of School of Arts, and Sciences
Professor of Chemistry and Physics
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sandra E. Via
Dean of the School of Graduate and Online Studies
Associate Professor of Political Science
B. A., Ferrum College
M.A., Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University


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* Graduate Faculty

Taiwo Ajani
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
B.S., University of Ibadan
M.S., University of South Florida
Ph.D., Robert Morris University

Justin J. Allen
Instructor of Mathematics and Coordinator of Mathematics Center
B.A., State University of New York at Potsdam
M.S., Syracuse University

Nancy S. Beach ‘75
Director of Academic Accessibility Services and Assistant Professor
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., George Peabody College
M.Ed., Lynchburg College

Roman Bohdan *
Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., Ivan Franko Lviv National University
M.S., Ukranian State University of Economics and Finance
M.B.A., Washington University
M.S., University of New Orleans
Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Daniel A. Bowman
Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., University of Akron
M.S., Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University

Clay H. Britton
Assistant Professor of Biology and Agricultural Science
B.S., Elon University
Ph.D. Purdue University
 
Kimberly D. Brown
Founding Chair & Associate Professor of Nursing 
B.S.N., Jefferson College of Health Sciences 
M.S.N., Jefferson College of Health Sciences 
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University 

Nancy M. Brubaker
Associate Professor of Animal Science
B.S., Ferrum College
D.V.M., Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

John C. Carey
Instructor of English
Coordiinator of the Writing Center
B.A., West Virginia University
M.A., Marshall University

Karen Carpenter *
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance - Exercise Science
B.S., Radford University
M.S., Radford University
Ph.D., Walden University

Lori M. Casey
Visiting Professor of Health and Human Performance
B.S. Shenandoah University
M.S. James Madison University

Daniel W. Caston
Chair, Social Sciences Division
Assistant Professor of Recreation Leadership
B.S., Longwood College
M.S., Western Illinois University
Ph.D., Prescott College

Christine Christianson *
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.S., Radford University
M.S., Radford University
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Jack W. Corvin, Jr., ‘85
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Ferrum College
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Rebecca Crocker ‘02
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre
M.F.A., The Theatre School at DePaul University
B.F.A., Ferrum College

Timothy Daniels
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Hampden-Sydney College
B.S., Hampden-Sydney College
M.A., University of Alabama
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Omar Darwish
Assistant Professor of Computer Technology and Information Systems
B.S., Al al-Bayt University
M.S., Jordan University of Science and Technology
Ph.D., Western Michigan University

Beth A. Dantonio
Senior Instructor of English
B.A., George Mason University
M.A., Hollins University

Timothy C. Durham
Associate Professor of Crop Science
A.A.S., Suffolk County Community College
B.S., Cornell University
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science, Lincoln University
D.P.M.(Doctor of Plant Medicine), University of Florida

Bryan L. Faulkner
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Western Carolina University
M.S., Western Carolina University
Ph.D., Clemson University

Todd R. Fredericksen
Associate Professor of Forestry and Wildlife
B.A., Virginia Military Institute
M.S. North Carolina State University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dana Ghioca-Robrecht
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Bucharest
M.S., University of Bucharest
Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Katherine M. Goff
Chair, Health Professions Division
Chair, Nursing Program Feasibility Study
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S., West Virginia University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Nicole Greer Golda
Assistant Professor of History 
B.A., Whittier College
M.A., University of Michigan 
Ph.D., University of Michigan 

M. Katherine Grimes
Professor of English
B.A., Catawba College
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Laura L. Grochowski
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Delaware Valley College
Ph.D., Oregon State University

Edward E. Groth
Instructor of Business
A.S., Virginia Western Community College
B.S., The Ohio State University
M.B.A., Xavier University

Martha Haley-Bowling ‘90
Associate Professor of Social Work
A.A.S., Ferrum College
B.S.W., Ferrum College
M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., Capella University

Edmond D. Hally
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration
B.A., Rider University
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Bettina (Tina) L. Hanlon
Professor of English
B.A., Gettysburg College
M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Shannon B. Hardwicke
Associate Professor of Health & Human Performance
B.S., Radford University
M.Ed., Radford University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Michael Hancock-Parmer
Associate Professor of History
Assistant Director of International Programs
B.A., Western Michigan University
M.A., Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University

Allison L. Harl
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Radford University
M.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Delia R. Heck *
Chair, Natural Sciences Division
Professor of Environmental Science
B.S., University of Arizona
M.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Washington

David B. Howell
Professor of Religion
Director of Faculty Development
A.B., William Jewell College
M.Div. and Th.M., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Phil., University of Oxford

Jennifer Irish
Assistant Professor of Spanish 
Director of International Programs
B.A., Georgia College
M.A., West Virginia University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Billy J. Long
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.S., East Tennessee State University
M.A., East Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Violet E. Long
Assistant Professor or Teacher Education
B.A.,  Indiana Wesleyan University
M.A., Wright State University
Ed.D., Liberty University

Josh Manning
Assistant Professor of Art 

Jason Matyus *
Chair, Business, Informatics, Mathematics, and Accounting Division
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S. California University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., Waynesburg University
D.B.A., Walden University

Christopher C. Mayer
Assistant Professor of Recreation Leadership
B.A. Eastern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., Colorado State University

Susan V. Mead
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Agnes Scott College
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

David F. Nicholson
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., North Carolina State University
M.S., North Carolina Central University
M.A., North Carolina Central University
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

David Park
Instructor of Biology
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lisa W. Pendleton

Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.D.N., Jefferson College of Health Sciences
B.S., Bluefield College
M.S.N., Lynchburg College

Maria Puccio
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Longwood University
Ph.D., The George Washington University

Karl F. Roeper
Associate Professor of Media & Communication
B. S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M. A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Aaron C. Slusher
Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S. Virginia Tech
M.S.W. Radford University

Natalia Smelkova
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
B.S., Vologda State Pedagogical Institute
M.S., Vologda State Pedagogical Institute
Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine

Jacob R. Smith
Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Division
Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., Roanoke College
M.F.A., The George Washington University

Megan M. St. Peters *
DIrector, M.S. in Psychology Program
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of the Ozarks
M.A., Northern Illinois University
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Sharon E. Stein *
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Western Reserve University
M.S., Ohio University
Ph.D., Ohio University

Mingxiao Sui
Assistant Professor of Media & Communication
B.A.,  Hunan University
M.A., Hunan University
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Patricia S. Suppes
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Sweet Briar College
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eric M. Vanden Eykel
Assistant Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Methodist University
M.Div., Emory University
M.A., Marquette University
Ph.D., Marquette University

Sandra E. Via
Director, School of Graduate and Online Studies 
Associate Professor of Political Science
B. A., Ferrum College
M.A., Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University

Sadie Wallace ‘15
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., Ferrum College
M.S., Texas A & M University

Lana A. Whited
Professor of English and Director of the Boone Honors Program
B.A., Emory and Henry College
M.A., The College of William and Mary
M.A., Hollins College
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro