School of Arts and Sciences Faculty2019-10-22T16:22:38+00:00

School of Arts and Sciences Faculty

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  • 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
M.S., Syracuse University
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
Roman Bohdan
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Ivan Franko Lviv National 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. Biology, Elon University
Ph.D. Plant Biology, 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
Alison Burke
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
John C. Carey
Instructor of English
B.A., West Virginia University

M.A., Marshall University

Rebecca Crocker
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre
Schoolfield 214
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
Beth Dantonio
Instructor of English
B.A., George Mason University

M.A. Hollins University
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

Karen A. Duddy
Assistant Professor of English
Coordinator of the Writing Center
B.A., Boston College

M.A., Rutgers University
Dr. Tim Durham
Tim Durham
Associate Professor of Crop Science
Garber 226
D.P.M., University of Florida
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

Bryan Faulkner

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Program Coordinator of Mathematics
Ph.D., Clemson University
Todd Fredericksen
Associate Professor of Forestry and Wildlife
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dana Ghioca-Robrecht
Visiting Instructor of Biology
Ph.D., Texas Tech
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., 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 Grochowski
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Program Coordinator of Chemistry and Forensic Science
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
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
Delia Heck
Professor of Environmental Science
Ph.D., University of Washington Professor of Environmental Science
Program Coordinator of Environmental Science

Program Coordinator of Environmental Studies
Division Chair of Natural Sciences
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
Chair of Humanities
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Coordinator of the Spanish Program
B.A., Georgia College
M.A., West Virginia University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Stan Jones
Visiting Instructor of Chemistry
MEd. University of Virginia
B.S. University of Tampa
Jack W. Corvin, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Ferrum College

Ph. D., University of Georgia
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

English Professor Melvin Macklin's faculty research project on Holocaust survivors won a $30,000 grant from the Appalachian College Association.
Melvin L. Macklin
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Southern Illinois University

M.S., Prairie View A and M University

Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Josh Manning
Assistant Professor of Art
M.F.A. West Virginia University
B.F.A. Virginia Tech
Jason Matyus
Chair of Business
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., California University of Pennsylvania

MBA., Waynesburg University

Ph.D., Walden University
Sixto Montesinos
Sixto Montesinos
Director of Bands
Assistant Professor of Music

D.M.A., RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey
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Carlos Nicolas
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
David Park
Assistant Professor of Biology
Program Coordinator of Biology
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jason Powell
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Maria Puccio
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., George Washington University
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
Ph.D., Sackler Institute of Biomedical Science, NYU
Jacob Smith
Assistant Professor of Art
Program Coordinator of Art

B.A., Roanoke College

M.F.A., The George Washington University

Mingxiao Sui
Assistant Professor of Media and Communication
B.A., Hunan University, Changsha China

M.A., Hunan University, Changsha China

Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Patricia Suppes
Patricia Sagasti Suppes
Associate Professor of Spanish
Director of International Programs
A.B., Sweet Briar College
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sadie Wallace
Program Coordinator of Accounting
B.S., Ferrum College
M.S., Texas A&M University
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

Sandy Doss Pagans
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences
PH: (540) 365-4321
FX: (540) 365-4515

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