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Catalog Directory

Ferrum College Faculty
(Current as of July 29, 2010)

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

Leslie T. Lambert
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.S., Averett College
M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Georgia

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
Interim 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

Frédéric Belle Torimiro
Dean, School of Social Sciences
Professor of Political Science
B.A., Beloit College
M.A., Baylor University
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Gail L. Summer
Dean of Academic Programs and Faculty Development
B.S., Indiana University
M.Ed., University of South Carolina
Ed.D., University of North Carolina

Christine H. Stinson
Chief Information Officer and Dean of Information
and Learning Management
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

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 Disability Services
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., George Peabody College
M.Ed., Lynchburg College

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

H. Wayne Bowman
Professor of Drama and Director of PVA Operations
B.A., Berea College
M.A., University of Cincinnati
M.F.A., University of Virginia

George T. Byrd
Associate Professor of Agriculture
B.S., University of Georgia
M.S., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Georgia

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

Jeffery D. Dalton
Assistant 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

Bryan L. Faulkner
Assistant 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

Michaela Gazdik
Assistant 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

Jasmine M. Goodnow
Assistant Professor of Recreation Leadership
B.S., Brigham Young University
M.S., & Ph.D., University of Utah

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

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

Luke Haile
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
B.S., University of Pennsylvania
M.S., University of Pennsylvania

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., The 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
Director of Assessment and
Institutional Research and Associate
Professor of Environmental Science
B.S., University of Arizona
M.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Washington

Karen M.S. Hiltz
Assistant Professor of Business
B.B.A., Chaminade University
M.B.A., Marymount University

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

David M. Johnson
Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science
B.S., University of Michigan
M.S., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Paige A. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Animal Science
B.S., Kansas State University
M.S., Kansas State University

Jobriath S. Kauffman
Instructor of Mathematics
B.A., Millersville University
M.S., East Tennessee State University
M.S., Virginia Tech

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

Matthew F. LaRose
Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., Temple University
M.F.A., Yale 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

George Loveland
Associate Professor of Library Science and Director of the Stanley Library
Public Services Librarian
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.L.S., North Carolina Central
University

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

Renae F. McBride ’72
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
A.S., Ferrum College
B.S., Roanoke College
M.S., Radford University
M.A.L.S., Hollins College

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

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

Mary Ann Norman
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.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
and Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program
B.S., Maryville College
MA Ed., Union College
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Elaine Plaster ’95
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
A.A.S., Patrick Henry Community College
B.S., Ferrum College
M.A., Hollins University

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

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

Maria Puccio
Visiiting Instructor of Chemisty
B.A., Longwood University
Ph.D., The George Washington University

Kevin P. Reilly
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Bridgewater State College
M.A., Bridgewater State College
Ph.D., Bridgewater State College

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

Sasha A. Saari
Associate Professor of Russian
Director of International Programs
B.A., Hollins College
M.A., New York University

Virginia Seale
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz, New York
M.A., Seton Hall University

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

Natalia Smelkova
Assistant Professor of Bio-Chemistry
B.S., Vologda State Pedagogical Institute
M.S., Vologda State Pedagogical Institute
Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine

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
Instructor of Music
B.A., Moravian College
M.M., Temple University

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 Tech

David R. Sulzen, CPA
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

Monique R. Taylor
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Fayetteville State University
M.S., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

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

Jennie B. West
Assistant 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

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