Faculty, 2013-2014

Tamara G. Adcock-Wenning

Instructor of Riding

B.A. Southern Seminary; B.A. Williams Woods University

 

Robert R. Alexander

Professor of Environmental Studies

B.S. University of Florida; M.A. University of Central Florida;

Ph.D. University of Tennessee

 

Rebecca K. R. Ambers

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

B.A. Indiana University; M.S. University of Oklahoma; Ph.D. University of Oregon

 

John Ashbrook

Associate Professor of History

B.A. Radford University; B.A. State University of New York at Oswego; M.A. Michigan State University; Ph.D. University of Florida

 

Spencer D. Bakich

Associate Professor of International Affairs

B.A. James Madison University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

Dana W. Ballard

Adjunct Instructor of Piano

B.A. Northwestern University

 

Stephanie A. Beckner

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

B.A., M.Ed. Lynchburg College

 

Susan E. Beers

Professor of Psychology

B.S. University of Washington, Seattle; Ph.D. University of Connecticut, Storrs

 

Gerald M. Berg

Hattie Mae Samford Professor of History

B.A., Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

 

Anna Billias

Instructor of Piano

 

Eleanor M. Boeschenstein

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

B.A. Dartmouth College; M.F.A. Columbia University

 

Teresa A. Boylan

Head Tennis Coach and Lecturer

B.S., M.S. Cleveland State University

 

Stephen G. Bragaw

Professor of Government

B.A. Wesleyan University; M.B.A. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.A., Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

Jennifer D. Bragg

Adjunct Instructor of Geographic Information Systems

B.S. Sweet Briar College; M.S. Florida Institute of Technology

 

Bethany Brinkman

Assistant Professor of Engineering

B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S. University of Minnesota

 

Lincoln P. Brower

Research Professor of Biology

A.B. Princeton University; Ph.D. Yale University

 

John Gregory Brown

Julia Jackson Nichols Professor of English, Director of Creative Writing and Cameron Fellow

B.A. Tulane University; M.A. Louisiana State University; M.A. Johns Hopkins University

 

Michael Brunelle

Instructor of Spanish

B.F.A. Boise State University; Master of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute; Graduate Studies in Spanish Literature, New York University, Madrid; Diploma in Spanish Studies, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

 

Eric T. Caldwell

Assistant Professor of English

B.A. University of Iowa; M.A. University of Illinois, Chicago; Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

Suzanne C. Calvert

Assistant Professor of Business

B.S. Radford College; B.S., M.B.A., M.Ed. Lynchburg College

 

Eric S. Casey

Associate Professor of Classical Studies

B.A. Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

 

John Casteen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

B.A. University of Virginia; M.F.A. University of Iowa

 

Claudia Chang

Professor of Anthropology

B.A. Prescott College; M.A., Ph.D. State University of New York, Binghamton

 

Katherine A. Chavigny

Associate Professor of History

B.A. Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago

 

Seth W. Clabough

Director of the Academic Resource Center and Assistant Professor of English

B.A. Randolph-Macon College; M.A. University of South Carolina; Ph.D. University of Wales, Aberystwyth

 

Andrew G. Clem

Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Affairs

B.A. University of South Dakota; M.A. American University; Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

Catherine S. Creasy

Adjunct Instructor of Horn

B. Mus. James Madison University; M. Mus. University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Padmini D.Coopamah

Assistant Professor of International Affairs

B.A. University of Mauritius; M.A., Ph.D University of Arizona

 

Beatriz Cortabarria

Instructor of Spanish

B.A. SUNY Empire State College; M.B.A. Averett University

 

Paige E. Critcher

Assistant Professor of Studio Art

B.F.A. Ohio University; M.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Robin L. Davies

Professor of Biology

B.S. Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science; M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University

 

Michael R. Davis, Jr.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

Pamela J. DeWeese

Professor of Spanish

B.A. University of North Carolina, Greensboro; M.A., Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Sandra S. Duis

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.S. The College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D. Ball State University

 

Deborah L. Durham

Professor of Anthropology

A.B. Smith College; M.A. Boston University; Ph.D. University of Chicago

 

Hayley M. Engster

Head Lacrosse Coach, Lecturer and Assistant Facilities Director

B.S. Lynchburg College; M.S. Salisbury University

 

Kevin Fabulich

Varsity Soccer Coach and Senior Lecturer

B.A. University of Florida

 

Carlos A. Fagundo

Instructor of French

B. Mus. University of Maryland; M.A. University of Virginia

 

Linda S. Fink

Darys McConnell Duberg Professor of Ecology

B.A. Amherst College; M.S., Ph.D. University of Florida

 

Jeffery Frank

Assistant Professor of Education

B.A. Middlebury College; M.Phil, Ph.D. Columbia University

 

Andrew Gabbert

Adjunct Instructor of Cello

B.A. Indiana University; M.A. Louisiana State University

 

W. Jason Gallaher

Head Swim Coach, Aquatics Director and Senior Lecturer

B.A. Fairmont State College; M.A. California University of Pennsylvania

 

Louise Goodling

Instructor of Riding

B.A. Hollins University

 

Daniel Gottlieb

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.S. Yale University; Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

 

Holly C. Gould

Associate Professor of Education

B.S. State University of New York College at Geneseo; M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

John I. Goulde

Professor of Religion and Director Asian Studies Program

B.A. Seoul National University; M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University

 

Jill N. Granger

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemistry

B.S. Butler University; Ph.D. Purdue University

 

Robert M. Granger II

Professor of Chemistry

B.S. Illinois State University; Ph.D. Purdue University

 

Cathy N. Gutierrez

Professor of Religion

A.B. Vassar College; M.A., Ph.D. Syracuse University

 

Tracy Chapman Hamilton

Associate Professor of Art History

B.A. University of Delaware; M.A., Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

 

Alexis L. Henshaw

Visiting Assistant Professor of International Affairs

B.A. SUNY Genesco; M.A. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Ph.D. University of Arizona

 

Carol W. Hill

Adjunct Professor of Voice

B.A. Lynchburg College; M.C.M., D.M.M. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.M.A. Shenandoah University

 

Kevin S. Honeycutt

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

B.A., B.S. Mercer University; M.A., Ph.D. Emory University

 

Ronald E. Horwege

Professor of German and Cameron Fellow

B.A. University of Kansas; M.A., Ph.D. Indiana University

 

Alycia Hugo

Adjunct Instructor of Flute

B.M., M.M. New England Conservatory

 

Scott D. Hyman

Whitney-Guion Professor of Physics

B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D. University of Maryland

 

John G. Jaffe

Director of Integrated Information Systems, Chief Information Officer and Professor

B.A. University of the South; M.A., M.S.L.S. Villanova University; Ph.D. Simmons College

 

Amy Jessen-Marshall

Dean of the Faculty, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biology

B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College; Ph.D. University of Minnesota

 

Lisa N. Johnston

Associate Director of Libraries and Professor

B.A., M.S.L.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Kimberly Morse Jones

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History

B.A. Brigham Young University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Reading (England)

 

Julie Kane

Head of Technical Services and Associate Professor

B.A. Mount Holyoke College; M.S. Simmons College

 

Isabella Kent

Serials Librarian and Professor

B.A. East Carolina University; M.L.S. University of North Carolina

 

William R. Kershner

Professor of Theatre Arts and Director of Theatre Program

B.A. University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Ph.D. University of Southern California

 

Bonnie J. Kestner

Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletics

B.A., M.A.R. Yale University; M.Ed. University of Virginia

 

Marie-Thérèse E. Killiam

Professor of French

A.B. Mount Holyoke College; Maîtrise, Université de Nice; M.A., Ph.D. Columbia University

 

Bessie H. Kirkwood

Professor of Mathematical Sciences

B.S., M.S. University of Arkansas; Ph.D. University of Oklahoma; Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

James R. Kirkwood

Professor of Mathematical Sciences

B.S. Southeast Missouri State College; M.A. University of Oklahoma; Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

Ursula M. Kuhar

Director of Arts Management Program

B.S., M.M. Butler University; D.Mus. Indiana University, Bloomington

 

Jessica Lamina

Head Field Hockey Coach

B.S. Ursinus College

 

Lynn M. Laufenberg

Associate Professor of History

B.A. Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D. Cornell University

 

Karol A. Lawson

Director of Art Collection, Galleries and Sweet Briar Museum, and Visiting Assistant Professor

A.B. Sweet Briar College; M.A., Ph.D. Univerity of Virginia

 

Anthony Lilly

Assistant Professor of English

A.A., B.A. Simon’s Rock College; M.A., Ph.D. Tufts University

 

 Timothy W. Loboschefski

Professor of Psychology

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Toledo

 

Thomas Loftus

Assistant Professor of Business

B.A. University of California Berkeley; M.A., University of California Santa Barbara; J.D. Columbia University School of Law

 

Ella H. Magruder

Professor of Dance

A.B. Sweet Briar College; M.A. University of Illinois

 

Mark M. Magruder

Professor of Dance

B.F.A. University of Illinois; M.A. California State University

 

L. Joseph Malloy

Reference Librarian, Bibliographic Instructor, and Associate Professor

A.L. Central Virginia Community College; B.A., M.L.S. University of South Carolina

 

Cheryl J. Mares

Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of English

B.A. University of Colorado; M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University

 

Angelo H. Metzidakis

Professor of French

B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. Yale University

 

Derek R. Miller

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

B.A. University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D. College of William and Mary

 

Tracy C. Missett

Assistant Professor of Education

B.A. University of Virginia; J.D. University of California, Hasting College of the Law; M.Ed. Columbia University,

Teachers College; Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

Joseph H. Monk

Professor of Studio Art

B.S. West Virginia Institute of Technology; M.F.A. Ohio University

 

John D. Morgan

Assistant Professor of Studio Art

B.F.A. West Virginia University; M.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Mari Mori

Adjunct Instructor of Ballet

 

John Morrissey

Professor of Biology

B.A. Hofstra University; M.A. Hofstra University; Ph.D. University of Miami

 

Kelly S. Morrison

Athletic Director and Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Athletics

B.S. Southwest Missouri State University; M.S. University of Iowa

 

Thomas O. O’Halloran

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

B.A., M.S., Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

Matthew T. Payne

Instructor of Riding

B.S. Clemson University

 

Laura L. Pharis

Professor of Studio Art

B.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University; M.F.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

Scott Pierce

Associate Professor of Engineering

B.S. Georgia State University; B.M.E., M.S., Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Korey M. Rankin

Adjunct Instructor of Engineering

B.A. Bridgewater College

  

Marcia L. Robertson

Associate Professor of English

B.A. Augustana College; A.M., Ph.D. Washington University

 

Raina S. Robeva

Professor of Mathematical Sciences

M.Sc. University of Sofia, Bulgaria; Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

Thomas A. Rogers

Instructor of Business

B.A. Liberty University; M.E. Western Carolina University

 

Roberta R. Sadler

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.A. Mary Washington College; M.A., Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Greensboro

 

Jessica A. Salvatore

Assistant Professor of Professor of Psychology

B.A. Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University

 

Rafael Scarfullery

Adjunct Instructor of Guitar

M.M., D.M. Shenandoah University

 

Virginia Schweninger

Adjunct Instructor of Harp

B.F.A. Stephens College

 

Thomas B. Scott

Assistant Professor of Business

B.A., Ph.D. University of Cincinnati

 

Timothy C. Scott

Adjunct Professor of Engineering, Joint with UVA

B.S., M.S., and Ph.D University of Michigan

 

Margaret A. Scouten

Director of Junior Year in France and Associate Professor of French

B.A. Lemoyne College; M.A. State University of New York, Buffalo; Ph.D. State University of New York, Albany

 

Brent M. Shea

Professor of Sociology

B.A. Harpur College, SUNY, Binghamton; M.A., Ph.D. State University of New York, Binghamton

 

Camilla Smith

Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences

B.A., B.S., M.S. Michigan State University; Certificate of Advanced Study Cambridge University; A.M., Ph.D. Harvard University

 

Margaret E. Stanton

Professor of Spanish

B.A. Mt. Mercy College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

 

Janet C. Steven

Associate Professor of Biology

B.S. Davidson College; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

 

Marcia Thom

Instructor of Music

B.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 

Arlene D. Vinion-Dubiel

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D. Vanderbilt University


Bryce Walker

Assistant Professor of Classics

B.A. Swarthmore College; Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

 

Cheryl R. Warnock

Associate Professor and Technical Director in Theatre Arts

B.A. Rollins College; M.F.A. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

 

Stephen R. Wassell

Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Cameron Fellow

B.S., M.C.S., M.S., Ph.D. University of Virginia

 

Raymond Weidner

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ

B.Mus. Westminster Choir College; M.Mus. Western Michigan University; Ph.D. Michigan State University

 

Margaret Ann White

Instructor of Education

B.S. Radford College; M.Ed. Lynchburg College

 

Christopher L. C. Ewart Witcombe

Professor of Art History

B.A., M.A. University of Massachusetts; Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College

 

Loretta L. Wittman

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

B.F.A. Syracuse University; M.A.L.S. Hollins University

 

Merrilee J. Wroten

Director of the Riding Program

A.B. Sweet Briar College

 

Hank M. Yochum

Director of the Engineering Program and Professor of Physics

B.S. College of Charleston; Ph.D. Wake Forest University

 

Abraham Yousef

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

B.S. Sam Houston State University; Ph.D. University of Kansas

 

Emeriti

Gregory Armstrong, D.Th.

Professor of Religion Emeritus

 

Rosalia C. Ascari, Doctor in Modern Foreign Languages

Professor of Italian Emerita

 

Barbara Blair, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry Emerita

 

Reynold Burrows, Ph.D.

Professor of Classical Studies Emeritus

 

Eija U. Celli, M.A.

Associate Professor of Dance Emerita

 

Robert L. Chase, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics Emeritus

 

Paul Cronin, M.S.W.

Director Emeritus of Sweet Briar Riding Program and Professor Emeritus

 

Ross H. Dabney, Ph.D.

Professor of English Emeritus

 

Peter V. Daniel, B.A.

Vice President and Treasurer Emeritus

 

Ernest P. Edwards, Ph.D.

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Ecology Emeritus

 

Maxine Garner, Ph.D.

Wallace E. Rollins Professor of Religion Emerita

 

Thomas Gilpatrick, Ph.D.

Professor of Government Emeritus

 

Kenneth Grimm, Ph.D.

Professor of Government Emeritus

 

William Hostetler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Management Program Emeritus

 

Allen Huszti, M.Mus.

Professor of Music Emeritus

 

Alix Inger, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish Emerita

 

David A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology Emeritus

 

Aileen Laing, Ph.D.

Professor of Art History Emerita

 

George H. Lenz, Ph.D.

Whitney-Guion Professor of Physics Emeritus

 

Dominique Leveau, Ph.D.

Professor of French Emeritus

 

Katherine Macdonald, M.A.

Professor of Physical Education Emerita

 

Robert G. Marshall, Ph.D.

Professor of French Emeritus

 

John McClenon, Ph.D.

Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry Emeritus

 

Reuben Miller, Ph.D.

Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics Emeritus

 

Diane Moran, Ph.D.

Professor of Art History Emerita

 

Elisabeth S. Muhlenfeld

President Emerita

 

Lysbeth W. Muncy, Ph.D.

Charles A. Dana Professor of History Emerita

 

Beatrice P. Patt, Ph.D.

Dean Emerita

 

Lee Piepho, Ph.D.

Sara Shallenberg Brown

Professor of English Emeritus

 

Susan Piepho, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry Emerita

 

Michael Richards, Ph.D.

Professor of History Emeritus

 

Catherine H.C. Seaman, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology and Sociology Emerita

 

John R. Shannon, Ph.D.

Professor of Music Emeritus

 

Margaret Simpson, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology Emerita

 

William E. Smart, Jr., M.A.

Professor of English Emeritus

 

Paul C. Taylor, Ph.D.

Professor of History Emeritus

 

Gilberte G. Van Treese, Ph.D.

Professor of French Emerita

 

Glenn J. Van Treese, Ph.D.

Professor of French Emeritus

 

Elizabeth C. Wentworth, Ph.D.

Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy Emerita

 

Kenneth T. Wright, Ph.D.

Professor of Classical Studies Emeritus

 

Patricia L. Wright, M.S.L.S.

Associate Director of the Library and Professor Emerita