School of Arts and Sciences Faculty2020-11-23T16:22:06+00:00

School of Arts and Sciences Faculty

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  • Media and Communication
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
Taiwo Ajani
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
BS, University of Ibadan

MS, University of South Florida

Ph.D, Robert Morris University
Justin Allen
Instructor of Mathematics
Coordinator of the Mathematics Center
B.A., State University of New York at Potsdam
M.S., Syracuse University
Jennifer Ayers-Barnard
Adjunct Instructor of Music
Director of Concert Choir
Grousbeck 109
Rathin Basu

Adjunct Professor of Agribusiness and Economics
B.S., University of Calcutta

M.S., University of Calcutta

M.A., Ohio University

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Janet Betterton
Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
Emily Blankenship-Tucker
Adjunct Instructor of Music
Grousbeck 108
Roman Bohdan
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Ivan Franko Lviv National University

 M.B.A., Eastern Washington University
M.S., University of New Orleans

Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Dan Bowman
Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D., Indiana University
Clay Britton
Assistant Professor of Biology and Agricultural Science
Garber 118
B.S., Elon University
Ph.D., Purdue University
Nancy Brubaker
Associate Professor of Animal Science and Agricultural Sciences
Program Coordinator of Agricultural Sciences
D.V.M., Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
David Campbell
Adjunct Instructor of English
John C. Carey
Instructor of English
Coordinator of the Writing Center
B.A., West Virginia University

M.A., Marshall University

Amy Chattin
Adjunct Instructor of Biology
Rebecca Crocker
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre
Schoolfield 214
B.F.A., Ferrum College
M.F.A., The Theatre School at DePaul University
Ashley Cundiff
Adjunct Instructor of Music
Grousbeck Hall 108
Tim Daniels
Assistant Professor of History
B.S. / B.A., Hampden-Sydney College

M.A., University of Alabama

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Omar Darwish
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
B.S., Al al-Bayt University

M.S., Jordan University of Science and Technology

Ph.D., Michigan University

Dr. Tim Durham
Tim Durham
Associate Professor of Crop Science
Garber 226
A.A.S., Suffolk County Community College B.S., Cornell University
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science, Lincoln University
D.P.M., University of Florida
Eric M. Vanden Eykel
Associate Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Methodist University

M.Div., Emory University

M.A., Marquette University

Ph.D., Marquette University

Bryan Faulkner

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Program Coordinator of Mathematics
B.S., and M.S., Western Carolina University
Ph.D., Clemson University
Nell Fredericksen
Adjunct Instructor of Biology
Todd 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
Jinnie Garrett
Adjunct Professor of Biology
Dana Ghioca-Robrecht
Visiting Instructor of Biology
B.S., and M.S., University of Bucharest
Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Ferrum College History Professor Nicole Greer Golda attends Civil War seminar at Yale in June 2019.
Nicole Greer Golda
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Whittier College, California
M.A. and 
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 Grochowski
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Program Coordinator of Chemistry and Forensic Science
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
Michael Hancock-Parmer
Assistant Professor of History
Assistant Director of Int’l Programs
B.A., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., Indiana University
Tina Hanlon
Tina L. Hanlon
Professor of English
B.A., Gettysburg College

M.A. & Ph. D., The Ohio State University
Allison L. Harl

Associate Professor of English
Program Coordinator of English
B.A., Radford University

M.A., Georgia State University

Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Julia Hartlage
Interim Co-Director of Panther Band
Color Guard Instructor
Delia Heck
Professor of Environmental Science
B.S., University of Arizona
M.A., and Ph.D., University of Washington
Mary Hedrick
Adjunct Professor of Biology
Steve Hedrick
Instructor of Music (Brass private lessons)
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

Jennifer Irish-Méndez
Chair of Humanities
Coordinator & Assistant Professor of Spanish
Director of International Programs
B.A., Georgia College
M.A., West Virginia University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Stan Jones
Visiting Instructor of Chemistry
B.S. University of Tampa
MEd. University of Virginia
Jack W. Corvin, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Ferrum College

Ph. D., University of Georgia
Chekka Lash
Adjunct Instructor of Biology
Alexander Lyons
Interim Co-Director of Panther Band
Woodwind Specialist
Laura Matthews
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts
Jason Matyus
Chair of Business
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., California University of Pennsylvania

MBA., Waynesburg University

Ph.D., Walden University
Adam McAllister
Adjunct Instructor of Music
Director of Chorale
 Grousbeck 110
Kent Morris
Adjunct Professor of History
Robert Neukirch
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts
Schoolfield 201
David Park
Assistant Professor of Biology
Program Coordinator of Biology
B.S. and Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bob R. Pohlad
Faculty Emeritus
Jessica Potter
Adjunct Instructor of Business
Jason Powell
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jeremy Price
Percussion Specialist
Maria Puccio
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Longwood University
Ph.D., George Washington University
Amanda Raymond
Karl F. Roeper
Associate Professor of Media & Communication
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Natalia Smelkova
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
B.S., and M.S., Vologda State Pedagogical Institute
Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine
Betsy Smith
Nursing Program Specialist
Adjunct Instructor of Business
Jacob Smith
Assistant Professor of Art
Program Coordinator of Art

B.A., Roanoke College

M.F.A., The George Washington University

Dr. Aimé Sposato
Instructor of Voice
John Wesley Hall 103
Mingxiao Sui
Assistant Professor of Media and Communication
B.A. and M.A., Hunan University

Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Dr. Patricia Suppes
Patricia Sagasti 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
Brian Suttell
Adjunct Professor of History
Madison Tarleton
Adjunct Instructor of Religion
Aerin Toler
Adjunct Instructor of Art
Sadie Wallace
Program Coordinator of Accounting
B.S., Ferrum College
M.S., Texas A&M University
Mary Hannah Wheeler
Lana A. Whited
Professor of English
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
Lauren Wood
Adjunct Instructor of Biology
Tina Young
Adjunct Instructor of Biology

Sandy Pagans
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences
PH: (540) 365-4321
FX: (540) 365-4408

Carol Love
Laboratory Supervisor

PH:  (540) 365-4615
FX:  (540) 365-4375

Eileen Maher
Laboratory Assistant
PH:  (540) 365-4363
FX:  (540) 365-4375

Sarah Isley
Farm Manager
PH:  (540) 365-4363
FX:  (540) 365-4375