Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Faculty Directory

(Current as of 10/01/2022)

Kevin P. Reilly
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

Jason Powell
Dean of School of Undergraduate Studies
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

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* Graduate Faculty

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

Ashley Atkinson
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Ph.D. North Carolina State University
MED Barton College
B.S. Barton College
Jennifer Ayers-Bernard
Assistant Professor of Music
Doctor Of Philosophy in Music Education
Master of Music Education
Bachelor of Music Education
Ryan Bates
Visiting Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Ph.D. DePaul University
M.A. Pace University
M.A. DePaul University
B.A. Bellarmine 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

Emily Blankenship-Tucker
Instructor of Performing Arts
B.A. Theater Alfred University
M.A. Humanities Union Institute & University/Vermont 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

Aimme Brenner
Associate Professor of Teacher Education 
Ph.D., Virginia Tech
M.S. Radford University 
M.A. Virginia Tech
B.A. James Madison 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 
Lee Brown
Assistant Professor of Nursing
MSN Nursing Administration Liberty University
BSN Radford University

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

David Campbell
Assistant Professor of English & Journalism
MFA Creative Writing National University
Virginia State Teachers License Radford University/Western Virginia Public Education Consortium
Bachelor of Journalism University of Missouri
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

Ryan Cooper *
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D University of Cumberlands
M.S. University of Cumberlands
B.A.A.S. University of Texas Rio Grande
A.A.S. El Centro College
A.A. El Centro College

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
Associate 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

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

Mariya Dzhyoyera 
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
Ph.D. University of Toronto
Ph.D.  Boston University
B.A. Framingham State University
Ph.D. Vernadsky National University
James Patrick Ellington
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Juris Doctor Elon University School of Law
Worked Toward Master’s Degree in Political Science Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
B.S. Appalachian State University 
Associate in Arts Rockingham Community College

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

Dane Fausnacht
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Joanna Ferguson
Assistant Professor of Health & Human Performance
Ph.D. in Health Science Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Doctorate in Public Health Program Walden University
Doctoral Coursework Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
M.S. in Exercise The University of Tennessee
B.S. in Biology The College of William and Mary

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

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

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

Ahmad Hayat
Assistant Professor of Media & Communication
Ph.D. University of Salford
Master of Communication University of Washington
B.A. California State University

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

 Abigail Jamison
Visiting Assistant of Psychology
M.S. Eastern Kentucky University
B.S. Liberty University
Stanley Jones
Instructor of Chemistry
Graduate Online Chemistry Course Illinois State University
Graduate Online Physics Course University of Virginia
Distance Education Graduate Biochemistry Course Kansas State University
Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction University of Virginia
Graduate Courses in Chemistry and Human Relations University of Virginia
Istitute of Chemical Education Catholic University
Graduate Courses for Teacher Licensure Bowie State University
B.S. The University of Tampa
 Frances Lash
Instructor of Biology
M.S. Contact Texas State University
B.S. Virginia Tech

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

Dan Murphy
Assistant Professor of Developmental English
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
M.A. Western Washington University
B.A. University of Washington
Lisa W. Pendleton
Assistanf Professor of Nursing
M.S.N., Lynchburg College
B.S., Bluefield College
A.D.N., Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Verenia Peters
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S. Jefferson College
B.S. Jefferson College
Diploma in Nursing Roanoke Memorial Hospital School of Professional Nursing
Johnathan Phillips
Clinical Nursing
Doctoral studies Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S.  Radford University
M.S. Old Dominion University
B.S. Virginia Commonwealth University
Associate Degree in Applied Science Patrick Henry Community College
Associate Degree in Arts Patrick Henry Community College

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

Aninda Shome
Assistant Professor of Business
Doctorate in Business Administration Argosy University
MBA Newcastle Business School
B.A. Osmania University 
Diploma in Hotel Management IHM
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

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

Yili Tseng
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. University of Central Florida
M.S. University of Central Florida
M.S. University of Florida
B.S. in National Taiwan University

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

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