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Meet Our Faculty


Jennifer L. Braaten
President of the College
Moore Professor of Administration
B.S., University of Minnesota
M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University
Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University

Gail L. Summer
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
  & Professor of Teacher Education
B.S., Indiana University
M.Ed., University of South Carolina
Ed.D., University of North Carolina

John W. Bruton
Dean, School of Arts and Humanities
Professor of English
B.A., Western Carolina University
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Arkansas 

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

Kevin P. Reilly
Dean, School of Social Sciences & Professional Studies
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Bridgewater State College
M.A., Bridgewater State College
Ph.D., Lehigh University

Taiwo Ajani
Assistant Professor of Computer 
  Information Systems
BS, University of Ibadan
MS, University of South Florida
Ph.D, Robert Morris University

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

N. Faye Angel ’83
Professor of Business
B.S., Ferrum College
M.B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Gary L. Angel
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of Evansville
M.A., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., Purdue University

Chris R. Aylesworth
Assistant Professor of Biology and
  Director of Professional Health Science
B.S., and D.V.M., Cornell University

Peggie R. Barker
Associate Professor of Library Science,
  Technical Services Librarian
B.S., Radford College
M.L.S. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Rathin Basu
Professor of Economics
B.S., University of Calcutta
M.S., University of Calcutta
M.A., Ohio University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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

Daniel A. Bowman
Co-Director of Quality Enhancement Plan &                              Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., University of Akron
M.S., Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University

H. Wayne Bowman
Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of PVA Operations
B.A., Berea College
M.A., University of Cincinnati
M.F.A., University of Virginia

Nancy A. Bradley
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.S., University of Dayton
M.S., University of Dayton
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Nancy Brubaker
Assistant Professor of Animal Science
B.S., Ferrum College
D.V.M., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

John C. Carey
Instructor of English
B.A., West Virginia University
M.A., Marshall University

Daniel W. Caston
Instructor of Recreation Leadership
Coordinator of the Ferrum Outdoors Program
B.S., Longwood College
M.S., Western Illinois University

Keith M. Cooley
Instructor of Mathematics
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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

S. Susan Crow
Director of Academic Resource Center & E-Term
  and Assistant Professor
A.A.S., Sandhills Community College
B.S., North Carolina A&T State University
M.S., Texas Tech University

Angie L. Dahl
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Concordia College
M.A., Luther Seminary
M.S. and Ph.D, Utah State University

Jeffery D. Dalton
Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A., Herron School of Art, IUPUI
M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

Karen A. Duddy
Instructor of English and Coordinator of
the Writing Center
B.A., Boston College
M.A., Rutgers University

Carl A. Durant
Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Lyndon State College
M.S., University of Vermont
D.Ed., University of Vermont

Timothy C. Durham
Assistant Professor of Agronomy
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
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Western Carolina University
M.S., Western Carolina University
Ph.D., Clemson University

Brandy Fralin
Visiting Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Ferrum College
M.S., Radford 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

Michaela Gazdik
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology
B.S., Rutgers University
M.S., & Ph.D., The State University of
New York

R. Anthony Giesen
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S., Radford College

Katherine M. Goff
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Virginia Tech
M.S., West Virginia University
Ph.D., Virginia Tech

M. Katherine Grimes
Associate 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
Instructor 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., Ohio State University
M.B.A., Xavier University

Martha Haley-Bowling ’90
Assistant Professor of Social Work
A.A.S., Ferrum College
B.S.W., Ferrum College
M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth
University

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

Bettina L. Hanlon
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Gettysburg College
M.A., & Ph.D., Ohio State University

Shannon B. Hardwicke
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
B.S., Radford University
M.Ed., Radford University
Ph.D.,Virginia Tech

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

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

Delia Heck
Co-Director of Quality Enhancement Program $ Associate
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
A.B., William Jewell College
M.Div. and Th.M., Southeastern
Baptist Theological Seminary
D. Phil., University of Oxford 

David M. Johnson
Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science & Coordinator    of the Center for Sustainable Development
B.S., University of Michigan
M.S., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Michigan

 

John V. Kitterman
Professor of English
B.A., University of Virginia
M.Ed., University of Virginia
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Leslie T. Lambert
Professor of Health and Human Performance
B.S. Averett College
M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Georgia

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

Melvin L. Macklin
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Prairie View A and M University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Christopher C. Mayer
Assistant Professor of Recreation Leadership
B.A. Eastern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois Unversity
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

Minter, June T.
Instructor of Biology
A.A.S., S.U.N.Y.-Delhi, N.Y
B.S., The Ohio State University
M.A.T., Cornell University

Michele K. Naff
Assistant Professor of Business
B.B.A., William and Mary
M.B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

David F. Nicholson
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
BA (Sociology) North Carolina State University
MA (Sociology), MS (Chriminal Justice), North Carolina
  Central University
Ph.D, University of Oklahoma

Carlos M. Nicolas
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
BS, Simon Bolivar University
MS, Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain
Ph.D, University of Kentucky
 
Mary Ann Norman
Director, Teacher Education program and Assistant Professor           of Teacher Education
B.S., Madison College
M.S., Radford University
Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Samuel B. Olatunbosun
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
M.Sc., University of Bolton
D.Sc., Robert Morris University
Post Graduate Diploma, Bournemouth University

William N. Osborne, Jr.
Professor of Criminal Justice
and Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program
B.S., Maryville College
MA Ed., Union College
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Bob R. Pohlad
Professor of Biology
B.S., Florida Technical University
M.S., Florida Technological University
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Brandi K. Porter
Director of the Stanley Library and Associate Professor
  of Library Science
BA, George Mason University
MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D, NOVA Southastern University

Helen E. Prien
Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre Arts
B.F.A., George Mason University
M.A., Ohio State University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Maria Puccio
Assistant Professor  of Chemisty
B.A., Longwood University
Ph.D., The George Washington University 

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

C. Milton Rowan
Associate Professor of History
B.A., West Virginia University
M.A., Miami University
Ph.D., Miami University

Jason P. Sharp
Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.A., Michigan State University
M.S., Michigan State University

Natalia Smelkova
Assistant 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
Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., Roanoke College
M.F.A., The George Washington University
 
Richard L. Smith
Professor of History
B.A., State University of New York at Cortland
M.A., Rutgers University
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Susan M. Spataro
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Moravian College
M.M., Temple University

Megan St. Peters

Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of the Ozarks
M.A., Northern Illinois University
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

A. Rachel Stauffer
Assistant Professor of Russian
B.A., Randolph-Macon Women's College
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia

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

Glen N. Stevens
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
B.S., Ferrum College
M.S. and Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
   and State University

Christine H. Stinson
Associate Professor of Accounting and Business
B.S., Swarthmore College
M.A., College of William and Mary
M.B.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Washington
Ph.D., Stanford University

David R. Sulzen, CPA
Director of Professional Studies and
  Associate Professor of Accounting
A.B., St. Louis University
M.B.A., Georgia State University

Patricia S. Suppes
Assistant 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

Carolyn L. Thomas
Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
B.S., Florida Southern College
M.S., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Michael R. Trochim
Professor of History
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Demetri P. Tsanacas
Professor of Business
B.A., Montclair State University
M.A., Rutgers University
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Sandra E. Via '04
Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Ferrum College
M.A., Virginia Tech
Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Jennie B. West
Associate Professor of Social Work
and Director of the Pathways Program
B.A., Mercer University
M.S.W., University of Georgia

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

Heather L. Wilson
Instructor of Library Science and Systems and
  Emerging Technologies Librarian
B.A., Warren Wilson College
M.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Peg Wimmer
Instructor of Sociology
A.A.S., New River Community College
B.S., Radford University
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Daniel G. Woods
Professor of History
B.A., Roanoke College
M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Mississippi