Nov 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalogue 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalogue

Personnel of the Institute



THE HONORABLE RALPH NORTHAM ‘81
Governor of Virginia

Board of Visitors 2020-2021

Terms expire June 30, 2021

J. WILLIAM BOLAND ‘73 Richmond, Virginia
HUGH M. FAIN, III ‘80 Richmond, Virginia
THOMAS R. WATJEN ‘76 Key Largo, Florida
FRANCES C. WILSON Virginia Beach, Virginia

Terms expire June 30, 2022

THOMAS E. GOTTWALD ‘83 Richmond, Virginia
CONRAD M. HALL ‘65 Norfolk, Virginia
RICHARD K. HINES V ‘66 Atlanta, Georgia
HON. JOE R. REEDER Alexandria, Virginia

Terms expire June 30, 2023

LARA TYLER CHAMBERS ‘03 Manakin Sabot, Virginia
MICHAEL HAMLAR Roanoke, Virginia
DAVID L. MILLER ‘70 Brentwood, Tennessee
EUGENE SCOTT, JR. ‘80 Richmond, Virginia

Terms expire June 30, 2024

LESTER JOHNSON, JR. ‘95 Richmond, Virginia
CHARLES E. DOMINY Oakton, Virginia
SCOT W. MARSH ‘81 Winchester, Virginia
GROVER C. OUTLAND III ‘81 Arnold, Maryland

Member of the Board Ex Officio

MAJOR GENERAL TIMOTHY P. WILLIAMS, The Adjutant General of Virginia

Officers of the Board 2020 – 2021

J. WILLIAM BOLAND ‘73, President, Richmond, Virginia
DAVID L. MILLER ‘70, Vice President, Brentwood, Tennessee
CONRAD M. HALL ‘65, Vice President, Norfolk, Virginia
THOMAS R. WATJEN ‘76, Vice President, Key Largo, Florida

Administration and Staff 2020-2021

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J.H. BINFORD PEAY III, General, USA (Ret.), Superintendent.
B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., George Washington University.

ROBERT W. MORESCHI, Brigadier General, Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Dean of the Faculty. B.A., Augustana College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois. (2002; 2018)

JOSIAH BUNTING III, Lieutenant General, Superintendent Emeritus.
B.A., Virginia Military Institute; B.A. and M.A., Oxford University; D.Litt. (Hon.) Hampden-Sydney College; D. Litt. (Hon.), Washington College; L.H.D. (Hon.), Catawba College.

JOHN W. KNAPP, Lieutenant General, USA (Ret.), Superintendent Emeritus.
B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Professional Engineer.


GRACE ABELE, Site Director Stonewall Jackson House.

ERIC M. ARNESEN, Assistant Commandant for Support. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

COREY J. BACHMAN, Captain, Virginia Militia, Assistant Commandant for Support. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.B.A., Bloomsburg University.

CHARLES H. BARBER, Commander, USN (Ret.), Assistant Commandant for Training Support Activities, Commandant’s Office. B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; M.S.A., The George Washington University; Ed.S., The University of Virginia.

JANET M. BATTAGLIA, Colonel, Registrar. B.S., Assumption College; M.S., Drexel University.

JUDITH N. BAUR, Assistant Registrar for Institutional Compliance. B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.S., West Virginia University.

CHRISTOPHER S. BEAN, Sergeant First Class, USAR (Ret.), Battalion Operations and Training Sergeant. B.S., The Pennsylvania State University.

VERNON L. BEITZEL, Colonel, Director of Admissions. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., James Madison University.

GARY A. BISSELL, Colonel, Deputy Chief of Staff and Operations. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; B.S., Kansas State University; M. Ed, Norwich University; MSS, Army War College.

WILLIAM F. BITHER, Lieutenant Colonel, Director of Corps Marksmanship and Head Women’s and Men’s Rifle Coach. B.S. North Georgia College; MSED, James Madison University.

SARA BLAKE, Major, Assistant Director of Career Services. B.A., University of Virginia; M.Ed., Columbia College.

JEFFREY R. BOOBAR, Colonel, Inspector General and Title IX Coordinator. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

JOHN A. BRODIE, Colonel, Band Director. B.S., West Chester State University; M.M., D.M.A., Catholic University of America.

DALE R. BROWN, Colonel, Institute Planning Officer. B.S., Norwich University; M.S., University of Alaska, Anchorage. Professional Engineer.

KRISTI M. BROWN, Captain, MERC Tutor Supervisor. B.S., Bridgewater College.

PAMELA S. BROWN, Major, Assistant Treasurer. B.S., West Virginia Institute of Technology; M.B.A., American Public University, CPA.

LYNN W. CARMACK, Major, Assistant Director, Procurement Services. B.B.A, M.B.A., Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

ASHLEY CARROLL, Major, Research and Instruction Librarian. B.A., Sweet Briar College; M.I.L.S.

MICHELLE P. CARUTHERS, Lieutenant Colonel, Director of Physical Plant. B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Professional Engineer.

JOHN P. CASPER, Major, Associate Chaplain to the Corps of Cadets. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., M.Ed., Regent University.

DALLAS B. CLARK, Brigadier General, Deputy Superintendent for Finance, Administration and Support.  B.A., Virginia Military Institute; MBA, Virginia Commonwealth University.

H. LEE CLARK, III, Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Ret.), Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.P.A., Troy State University.

KIM V. CONNOLLY, Major, Assistant Director for Conferences, Programs, and Marketing, Center for Leadership and Ethics.

DAVID L. COPELAND, Institute Physician. B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.A., Memphis State University; M.D., Case Western Reserve University Medical School.

CARMELO A. ECHEVARRIA, III, Sergeant First Class, USA (Ret.), Battalion Operations & Training Sergeant.

ROBIN ELDREDGE, Major, Financial management Analyst. B.S., M.B.A., Old Dominion University.

KEVIN FAUST, Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Commandant for Cadet Government. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts.

MICHAEL P. FRISKI, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret.), Quartermaster, Military Store. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; MBA, Auburn University.

PATRICIA C. FRY, Major, Institute Counselor. B.S., Sacred Heart University; M.A., Liberty University.

KEITH E. GIBSON, Colonel, Executive Director of Museum System. B.S., Virginia Military Institute.

DAVID R. GRAY, Colonel, Director of the Center for Leadership and Ethics. B.A., Western Illinois University; M.A., U.S. Army War College; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State.

AARON GROAH, Major, ODCC Project Manager. B.S., Virginia Tech; EIT (Engineer in Training).

DAVID B. HALL, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Director of International Programs. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Marine Corps Command & Staff College; M.A., Naval War College.

HEATHER GROVES HANNAN, Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Library Director and Head of User Services. B.A., Earlham College; M.S.L.I.S., The Catholic University of America.

PATRICIA HARDIN, Assistant Director of International Programs. B.A. University of South Carolina; M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

SEAN P. HARRINGTON, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Secretary to the Board of Visitors. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Troy University.

JANET S. HOLLY, Colonel, Research and Instruction Librarian. B.A., Georgian Court College; M.S., Drexel University.

MARTHE HONTS, Major, Sponsored Programs Administrator. B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.S., The University of Virginia.

WAYNE J. HOWE, Major, Evening Office-in-Charge and Director of Rugby.

JESSICA L. HYDE, Major, Assistant Director of Admissions. B.A., Mary Baldwin College; M.A., University of Richmond.

JAMES P. INMAN, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Chief of Staff. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Louisiana State University; M.S., National War College.

DIANE B. JACOB, Colonel, Library Director. B.A., James Madison University; M.A., Hollins University.

THOMAS K. JARVIS, Colonel, Director of Construction. B.S., Virginia Military Institute.

SARAH L. JONES, Colonel, Director, Center for Cadet Counseling & Office of Disabilities Services. M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University; Psy.D., James Madison University.

ELEANOR L. KANIA, Major, Human Resources Officer. B.S., California State University; M.B.A., University of Scranton.

ELIZABETH A. KOCEVAR-WEIDINGER, Lieutenant Colonel, Head of Research and Instruction Services. B.A., Temple University; M.S.L.S., University of Texas at Austin; M.Ed., Frostburg State University.

JEFFREY S. KOZAK, Major, Head of Archives and Records Management. B.A., University of Virginia; M.L.I.S., University of California, Los Angeles.

JEFFREY L. LAWHORNE, Colonel, Treasurer. B.S., Radford University. CPA.

GARY M. LEVENSON, Colonel, Deputy Commandant. B.S., Virginia Military Institute.

PATRICK G. LOONEY, Deputy Director of the Center for Leadership and Ethics. M.S., Marymount University; M.M.S., Marine Corps University; M.A., Naval War College.

RACHEL MADERIK, Major, Systems and Technology Librarian. B.S., University of Maryland; M.S.L.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

SANDRA B. MANUEL, Lieutenant Colonel, Bursar. B.B.A., James Madison University.

MICHAEL L. MARSHALL, Chief, VMI Police. Bluefield College.

TROY D. MARSHALL, Lieutenant Colonel, Site Director/ VA Museum of the Civil War and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. B.A., William and Mary; M.A., Oklahoma.

CHRISTINA R. McDONALD, Colonel, Professor of English and Institute Director of Writing. B.A., Rollins College; Ph.D., Texas Christian University.

ROBERT L. McDONALD, Colonel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of English. B.A., Winthrop College; M.A., East Tennessee State University; Ph.D., Texas Christian University.

BURT MITCHELL, Major, Pipe Band Director and Assistant Band Director.

THOMAS A. MORTENSON, Colonel, Associate Director of Admissions. B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout.

THOMAS R. PANKO, Lieutenant Colonel, Head of Technical Services. B.S., MBA, University of Southern Mississippi.

KIMBERLY C. PARKER, Colonel, Director of Government Relations. B.A., Sweet Briar College; M.A.R., M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

RONALD D. PAYNE, Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Director of Construction. M.S., University of Florida.

TODD A. PEGG, Lieutenant Colonel, VaARNG, Deputy Commandant for Operations, Plans, and Training.  B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.E., University of Virginia.

WILLIAM L. PERRY, Captain, Assistant Director of Admissions. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

SHERRY A. PHELPS, Major, Associate Registrar. B.A., M.B.A., Averett University.

ROBERT E. PHILLIPS, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Institute Chaplain & Chaplain to the Corps of Cadets. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.S., Columbus State University; M.S.S., U.S. Army War College.

E. LEE RAKES, Lieutenant Colonel, Director of Institute Assessment and Evaluation. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Tech.

CATHERINE M. ROY, Captain, Communications and Marketing Specialist, Center for Leadership and Ethics. B.A., Averett University; A.S., ECPI.

SUZANNE D. RUBENSTEIN, Command Sergeant Major, USAR (ret), Director of Activities.  B.A., Kean University; M.A., American Intercontinental University.

KEVIN A. RYAN, Lieutenant Colonel, Comptroller. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Old Dominion University; CPA.

MARY E. SCHRIVER, Captain, Assistant Director of Admissions. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

MICHAEL J. SEBASTINO, Captain, USN (Ret.), Associate Dean of Academic Administration & Planning. B.A., The Citadel; M.B.A., Old Dominion University.

AMMAD SHEIKH, Lieutenant Colonel, Director of Career Services. B.A., M.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Ed.D., Northeastern University.

DAVID G. SIGLER, Lieutenant Colonel, Director of Financial Aid. B.S., Washington and Lee University; M.Ed., Millersville University.

ISAAC D. SLONE, Captain, Director of the Corp Physical Training Facility. B.S., Ferrum College; M.B.A., Salem International University.

WILLIAM T. SOWERS, Sergeant Major, USMC (Ret.), Institute and Corps Sergeant Major.

CHRISTOPHER TERAPANE, Major, Assistant Comptroller. B.S., Longwood University, CGSM.

KATHLEEN H. TOMLIN, Lieutenant Colonel, Director of Procurement Services. B.A., Mary Baldwin College; M.A., Hollins University.

LEONARD B. VAUGHN, Major, Information Technology Security Officer. M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

WILLIAM J. WANOVICH, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Commandant of Cadets. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.S.S., U.S. Army War College.

NEIL D. WHITMORE, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Director of Admissions. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

JAMES L. WILLIAMS, JR., Colonel, Post Engineer. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Troy State University; Professional Engineer, EFP.

WILLIAM J. WYATT, JR., Colonel, Director of Communications and Marketing. B.S., Frostburg State University; M.P.A., James Madison University.

DENISE H. YOUNG, Major, Director of the Miller Academic Center. B.S., Radford University; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

The Faculty 2020-2021

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Academic and military ranks in the Virginia Militia, unorganized, correspond as follows:

PROFESSOR—Colonel, Captain
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR—Lieutenant Colonel, Commander
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR—Major, Lieutenant Commander
INSTRUCTOR—Captain, First Lieutenant, and Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Lieutenant (Junior Grade), Ensign

The first date within the parentheses indicates first appointment at VMI; the second indicates date of present faculty rank.

J. SHAWN ADDINGTON, Colonel, Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Professional Engineer. (1996; 2004)

TANJINA AFRIN, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., M.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology; Ph.D., Clemson University. (2017; 2017)

RESHEF AGAM-SEGAL, Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., M.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ph.D., University of Oxford. (2012; 2018)

ANNE B. ALERDING, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Biology. B.S. Queen’s University; M.S. University of British Columbia; Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University. (2008; 2014)

DENIS A. ALIYEV, Dr., Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics. B.S., Tashkent State Technical University; M.S., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. (2019; 2019)

SAMUEL K. ALLEN, Colonel, Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., Elon University; Ph.D., University of Arizona. (2006; 2016)

ELENA ANDREEVA, Colonel, Professor of History. B.A., M.A., Moscow State University; Ph.D., New York University. (2000; 2006)

JOCHEN ARNDT, Major, Assistant Professor of History. Diplom-Betriebswirt, Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University, Germany; M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago. (2016; 2016)

JAMES H. ARTHUR, Colonel, Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia. Professional Engineer. (1988; 1998)

MARY STEWART ATWELL, Major, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Hollins University; M.A., University of Virginia; M.F.A., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. (2015; 2015)

MOHAMED AZAB, Dr, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. B.S., M.S., Arab Academy of Science and Technology and Maritime Transport; Ph.D., Virginia Tech. (2018; 2018)

JAMES M. BAKER, JR., Colonel, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology. (2004; 2007)

SPENCER D. BAKICH, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of International Studies and Director of the National Security Minor. B.A., James Madison University; M.A., Ph. D., University of Virginia. (2016; 2016)

ATIN BASUCHOUDHARY, Colonel, Professor of Economics and Business and Holder of the John W. and Jane M. Roberts Institute Professorship in Free Market Economics. B.Sc., Calcutta University; M.B.A., Xavier Labor Relations Institute; Ph.D., University of Mississippi. (1998; 2008)

DANIEL A. BAUR, Major, Assistant Professor of Physical Education. B.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.S., James Madison University; Ph.D., Florida State University. (2019; 2019)

KATHERINE G. BAUR, Captain, Instructor of Physical Education. B.S., James Madison University; M.S., Florida State University (2017; 2017)

WADE E. BELL, Colonel, Professor and Head of Biology, Director of Research, VMI Research Laboratories, Inc.  B.S., M.Ag., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Vermont. (1998; 2008)

JOSEPH R. BLANDINO, Colonel, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Holder of the Benjamin H. Powell, Jr. ‘36 Institute Professorship in Engineering. B.S., University of Massachusetts-Lowell; M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia. Professional Engineer. (2007; 2007)

JOYCE K. BLANDINO, Major, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Virginia. (2010; 2010)

KAREN M. BLISS, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics. B.S., University of Missouri-Rolla; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University. (2015; 2019)

CHRISTOPHER M. BLUNDA, Major, Assistant Professor of History. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (2020; 2020)

KEVIN L. BRAUN, Major, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.S., Beloit College; Ph.D., University of Arizona. (2018; 2018)

GEORGE M. BROOKE, IV,  Colonel, Professor of Physics. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Ph.D., Old Dominion University. (2004; 2015)

JULIE P. BROWN, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of English and Fine Arts. B.A., M.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. (2013; 2013)

KATHLEEN D. BULGER-BARNETT, Colonel, Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures. B.A., Radford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky. (1989; 2001)

ABBEY CARRICO, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Modern Languages. B.A., University of Richmond; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Emory University. (2013; 2019)

LUCAS C. CASTLE, Major, Post-Doctoral Fellow of Applied Mathematics, B.S., Lamar University; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University. (2018; 2018)

JOHN E. CERKEY, Colonel, Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas. (1992; 2002)

DIMPLEKUMAR N. CHALISHAJAR, Colonel, Professor of Applied Mathematics. B.S., M.S., M. Phil., Ph.D., University of Buroda. (2011; 2018)

AMY G. CHAPMAN, Major, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics. B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (2015; 2015)

JAMES A. COALE, Colonel, Professor and Head of Physical Education. B.S., Springfield College; M.A., James Madison University; Ph.D., University of Maryland. (1978; 1993)

BRADLEY L. COLEMAN, Colonel, Professor of History, Holder of the George J. Collins Chair in Military History and Director, John A. Adams ‘71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., University of Georgia. (2012; 2018)

GEOFFREY W. COX, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics. M.S., Ph.D., University of California at Irvine. (2010; 2016)

JOHN A. DAVID, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics.  B.S., University of North Carolina, M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University.  (2011; 2018)

MARY ANN DELLINGER, Colonel, Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures. B.A., University of New Mexico; M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University. (2001; 2008)

VALENTINA P. DIMITROVA-GRAJZL, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Economics and Business.  B.A., Wittenberg University; M.A., University of Maryland, College Park; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park. (2011; 2015)

TIMOTHY DOWLING, Colonel, Professor of History and Holder of Burgwyn Chair in Military History. B.S., Texas Christian University; M.A., University of Virginia; M.A. (Ed), The College of New Jersey; Ph.D., Tulane University. (2001; 2013)

PATRICK J. EICHHOLZ, Major, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., University of Dallas; Ph.D., University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. (2018; 2018)

MOHAMED Y. ELTOWEISSY, Colonel, Professor and Head of Computer and Information Sciences. B.S., M.S., Alexandria University, Egypt; Ph.D., Old Dominion University. (2014; 2014)

DENNIS M. FOSTER, Colonel, Jackson-Hope Distinguished Professor and Head of International Studies and Political Science. B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. (2004; 2014)

SCOTT T. FREIN, Colonel, Professor of Psychology and Director of the VMI Center for Undergraduate Research. B.A., Furman University; M.S., Clemson University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis. (2007; 2017)

JENNIFER E. GEROW, Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Professor of Economics and Business, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Clemson University. (2011; 2011)

JAMES T. GIRE, Colonel, Professor and Head of Psychology. B.Sc., University of Jos; M.Sc., London School of Economics; Ph.D., McMaster University. (1994; 1999)

LAURA (JANELLE) GORNICK, Major, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Montana. (2017; 2017)

SOOK HA, Major, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. B.S., MIT, Ph.D, Virginia Tech. (2015; 2015).

JON-MICHAEL HARDIN, Colonel, Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., M.S., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (1998; 2009)

DANIEL P. HARRISON, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; Ph.D., University of Virginia. (2013; 2019)

STEVEN D. HART, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., United States Military Academy; M.E., Virginia Tech; Ph.D., Kansas State University. Professional Engineer. (2016; 2016)

GREGORY N. HARTMAN, Colonel, Professor of Applied Mathematics. B.S., Liberty University; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2005; 2015)

MEAGAN C. HERALD, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics & Interim MERC Director, B.S., Metro State College of Denver; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah. (2008; 2014)

VERA HEUER, Dr., Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science. M.A., Free University Berlin; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University. (2013; 2019)

BRENT D. HIERMAN, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science. B.A. Lafayette College; Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington. (2011; 2017)

STEPHANIE L. HODDE, Major, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., William Smith College; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago. (2016; 2016)

TIMOTHY M. HODGES, Colonel, Head of Physics and Astronomy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Montana State University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. Professional Engineer. (1980; 1995)

RYAN R. HOLSTON, Colonel, Jonathan Myrick Daniels ‘61 Chair and Professor of International Studies and Political Science. B.A. Dickinson College; MSc., The London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University. (2009; 2018)

WAKEEL I.A. IDEWU, Colonel, Professor of Civil Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Professional Engineer. (2009; 2020)

CATHARINE CLARKE INGERSOLL, Dr., Assistant Professor of Art History. B.A., Washington College; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin. (2015; 2015)

MICHELLE ITEN, Major, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Cloud State University; Ph.D., Texas Christian University. (2015; 2015)

MATTHEW S. JARMAN, Major, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.B.A., Claremont Graduate University; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University. (2015; 2015)

R. GEOFFREY JENSEN, Colonel, Professor of History. Holder of the John Biggs ‘30 Cincinnati Chair in Military History. B.A., Indiana University; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University. (2004; 2005)

BING JIANG, Dr., Assistant Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., South-Central University for Nationalities-China; M.A., University of Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University. (2013; 2013)

JACK B. (JAY) JOHNSON, JR., Colonel, Professor of Physical Education and Director of VMI Summer Session. M.S., Radford University; Ph.D., Virginia Tech. (2006; 2016)

M. HOUSTON JOHNSON V, Colonel, Professor and Head of History. B.A., Roanoke College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2012; 2018)

TAPPEY H. JONES, Colonel, Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; Ph.D., University of North Carolina. (1993; 1997)

CHAD A. JOYCE, Captain, Instructor in Physical Education. B.S., Springfield College; M.A., Old Dominion University. (2002; 2002)

JAI K. JUNG, Major, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering.  B.S., Han Yang University; Ph.D., Cornell University. (2018; 2018)

YOUNA JUNG, Dr., Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ajou University, South Korea. (2015; 2015)

JEFFRY KENDRICK, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Modern Languages. B.S. University of Arkansas; M.A. University of Arkansas; Ph.D. University of Kansas. (2013; 2019)

MOLLY H. KENT, Major, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. (2019; 2019)

KEITH A. KLINE,  Colonel, Professor of Psychology. B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee. (2005; 2017)

STEVEN E. KNEPPER, Major, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Juniata College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia. (2014; 2014)

MICHAEL S. KRACKOW, Colonel, Professor of Physical Education. B.S., Hofstra University; M.Ed., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Virginia Tech. (2012; 2016)

SABRINA S. LAROUSSI, Dr., Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures. B.A., Universite d’Alger, Algeria; M.A., Universidad de Alcalá, Spain; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University. (2015; 2015)

RAMONI O. LASISI, Dr., Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. B.S., Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria;  M.S., University of Lagos, Nigeria; PhD., Utah State University. (2014; 2014)

JESSICA M. LIBERTINI, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Johns Hopkins; Sc.M., Brown University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Brown University. (2014; 2018)

EMILY L. LILLY, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Biology. B.A, Smith College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (2010; 2014)

DAVID L. LIVINGSTON, Colonel, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. BSE, ME, Ph.D., Old Dominion University. Professional Engineer. (1999; 2001)

LUNPENG MA, Dr., Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures. B.A., M.A., Shanghai Tong University, China; Ph.D., Stony Brook University. (2014; 2014)

RAYMOND J. MACDERMOTT, Colonel, Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., Ithaca College; M.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D. Rutgers University. (2006; 2016)

MARY BETH MANJEROVIC, Major, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Maine; M.S., West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Central Florida. (2017; 2017)

DANIEL F. McCAIN, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Alleghany College; M.S., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine. (2004; 2010)

TURK McCLESKEY, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Ret.), Professor of History.  B.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., College of William and Mary. (1994; 2001)

THOMAS J. MCCORMICK, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S., U.S. Military Academy; M.S., George Mason University; M.S., Ph.D., The George Washington University.

CHRISTINA R. McDONALD, Colonel, Professor of English and Institute Director of Writing. B.A., Rollins College; Ph.D., Texas Christian University. (2002; 2004)

ROBERT L. McDONALD, Colonel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of English. B.A., Winthrop College; M.A., East Tennessee State University; Ph.D., Texas Christian University. (1992; 2002)

ROBERT L. McMASTERS, Captain, Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., United States Naval Academy; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Professional Engineer. (2004; 2007)

EMILY P. MILLER, Colonel, Professor of English and Head of Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies, and Holder of the Navas-Read Chair in English Literature. B.A., M.A., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., University of Virginia. (1988; 1993)

DEANNE L. MOOSMAN, Captain, Instructor in Physical Education. B.S., University of Rhode Island; M.S., Eastern Kentucky University. (2015:2015)

PAUL R. MOOSMAN, JR., Colonel, Professor of Biology. B.S. Virginia Military Institute; M.S. Eastern Kentucky University; Ph.D. Auburn University. (2008; 2019)

DEKUWMINI MORNAH, Dr., Assistant Professor of Economics and Business. B.S., University of Ghana; M.A., PH.D., University of Mississippi. (2008; 2012)

TIM MURRAY, Major, Assistant Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., M.B.A., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut. (2019; 2019)

W. WAYNE NEEL, Colonel, Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.A., M.A., University of South Florida; M.M.E., Ph.D., North Carolina State University. Professional Engineer. (1989; 1996)

CHARLES D. NEWHOUSE, Colonel, Professor and Head of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Holder of the Charles S. Luck, Jr. ‘20 Institute Professor in Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Professional Engineer. (2008; 2014)

ERIC W. OSBORNE, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of History. B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Texas Christian University. (2007; 2013)

TIMOTHY J.A. PASSMORE,  Assistant Professor of International Studies and Political Science. B.A., Lee University; M.Litt., University of St. Andrews; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado. (2019; 2019)

BLAIN A. PATTERSON, Major, Post-Doctoral Professor of Applied Mathematics. B.S., Youngstown State University; M.S., Ph.D. North Carolina State University. (2019; 2019)

SARAH E. PATTERSON, Major, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics. B.S., Youngstown State University; Ph.D., Duke University. (2019; 2019)

ANDREI RAMNICEANU, Major, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Professional Engineer. (2016; 2016)

J. PATRICK RHAMEY, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of International Studies. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Arizona. (2012; 2018)

HOLLY JO RICHARDSON, Colonel, Professor of Physical Education. B.S., University of Iowa; M.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse; Ph.D., The Ohio State University. (1997; 2001)

DUNCAN J. RICHTER, Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Oxford University; M. Phil., University College of Swansea; Ph.D., University of Virginia. (1995; 1996)

JOHN E. “Ned” RIESTER, JR., Captain, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director of Virginia Military Institute Summer Transition Program. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Ph.D., Old Dominion University. Professional Engineer. (1993; 2001)

GARY K. ROGERS, Colonel, Professor of Civil Engineering. B.S., West Virginia Institute of Technology; M.E., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University. Professional Engineer. (1993; 2001)

RICHARD A. ROWE, Colonel, Professor of Biology and Holder of the Bruce C. Gottwald Sr, ‘54 Chair for Academic Excellence. B.A., Ripon College; M.S., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University. (1991; 1997)

CHHANDA SAMANTA, Colonel, Professor of Physics. B.S., M.S., University of Calcutta; Ph.D., University of Maryland. (2013; 2018)

HOWARD B. SANBORN, IV, Colonel, Professor of International Studies and Political Science. B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa. (2008; 2018)

LIZETH ELIZONDO SCHROEPFER, Major, Assistant Professor of History. B.A., B.S., California State University, Chico; M.A., California State University, San Diego; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin. (2019; 2019)

JASON W. SCHROEPFER, Major, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures. B.A, University of California; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas. (2018; 2018)

TINNI SEN, Colonel, Professor of Economics and Business. B.S., M.S., Calcutta University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi. (2001; 2011)

TROY J. SIEMERS, Colonel, Professor and Head of Applied Mathematics. B.S., M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. (1999; 2009)

KATHRYN SIMMS, Major, Assistant Professor of Economics & Business. B.S., M.T.A., University of Alabama; C.P.A., Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Old Dominion University.  (2017; 2017)

D. TODD SMITH, Colonel, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Duke University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. Professional Engineer. (1996; 2004)

JEFFREY G. SMITH, JR. Brigadier General, USA (Ret.), Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., National War College; Ph.D., Princeton University. (2014; 2018)

JEFFREY S. SMITH, Lieutenant Colonel USAF (Ret.), Associate Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., University of South Carolina; M.S., Wright State University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. (2011; 2011)

STANTON Q. SMITH, Colonel, Professor and Head of Chemistry. B.S., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., University of Virginia. (1999; 2014)

ASHLEIGH B. SMYTHE, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., Southern Louisiana University; Ph.D., University of California. (2014; 2019)

JAMES C. SQUIRE, Colonel, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S., United States Military Academy; M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professional Engineer. (2000; 2008)

JILLIAN L. STUART, Major, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., University of Mary Washington; Ph.D., University of Iowa. (2018; 2018)

GERALD A. “JAY” SULLIVAN, Colonel, Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic University.  Professional Engineer (2004; 2014)

GLENN R. SULLIVAN, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., Dominican College of San Rafael; M.S., Ph.D., Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. (2006; 2013)

DONALD R. SUNNEN, Colonel, Professor and Head of Modern Languages and Cultures. B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois. (1990; 2001)

MATTHEW K. SWENTY, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., M.S., University of Missouri-Rolla; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Professional Engineer. (2011; 2017)

MOHAMED TAIFI, Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures. Diploma of Advanced Studies, University of Mohammed V; Third Cycle Doctorate, University of Strasbourg; State Doctorate of Letters, University of Aix-Marseille. (2003; 2003)

JOHN R. THOMPSON, Colonel, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Holder of the Cameron Professorship in Physics and Astronomy, B.S., Tennessee Technology University; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology. (2006; 2006)

PENNIE J. TICEN, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of English. B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (2003; 2006)

THOMAS C. TIMMES, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. Professional Engineer. (2017; 2020)

DANIELA M. TOPASNA, Colonel, Professor of Physics. B.S., University of Bucharest; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2002; 2016)

GREGORY A. TOPASNA, Colonel, Professor of Physics. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2000; 2015)

BLAIR P. TURNER, Captain, Professor of History and Political Science. B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida. (1982; 1991)

STACEY K. VARGAS, Colonel, Professor of Physics. B.S., Wheeling Jesuit College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Connecticut. (1996; 2008)

DOUGLAS B. WAINWRIGHT, Major, Computer and Information Sciences IT Manager and Instructor. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.D.E., University of Maryland University College.

CLIFFORD T. WEST, JR., Colonel, Professor and Head of Economics and Business. B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.B.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Indiana University. (1996; 2001)

SARA S. WHIPPLE, Major, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., University of Richmond; Ph.D., Cornell University. (2014; 2014)

JAMES H. WHITTEN, Captain, Instructor of Physical Education. B.S., M.A.Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2016; 2016)

HENRY A. WISE, Major, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.F.A., University of Mississippi. (2017; 2017)

FANG XIE, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures. M.A., Beijing University; Ph.D., Stanford University. (2016; 2016)

QINGFEI YIN, Assistant Professor of History.  B.A., Beijing University; M.S., Beijing University and London School of Economics; Ph.D., George Washington University. (2018; 2018)

HONGBO ZHANG, Dr., Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. B.S., Jilin University, China; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2017; 2017)

Adjunct Faculty 2020-2021

GEORGE A. ABRY, JR., English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies. B.A., University of New Orleans; M.A., the Johns Hopkins University; M.H.P., Tulane University.

E. DOUGLASS AYER, JR., International Studies & Political Science.  B.A., Bates College; M.A., Harvard University; M.A., Tufts University.

HERBERT F. (HERB) BARBER, Psychology. Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

PAUL B. BARRON, Lieutenant Colonel USMC (Ret.), Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.A., Benedictine College; MSLIS, University of Texas.

JEFFERY C. BATIS, Psychology. M.A., PhD., Wayne State University.

TRACY A. BELL, Biology. B.S., University of Nebraska; D.V.M., University of Florida.

SCOTT E. BELLIVEAU, International Studies & Political Science.  B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., The American University.

MARK H. BRYANT, Colonel, US Army (Ret.), Biology. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Michigan State University; M.S.S., US Army War College.

MARIKO A. CLARKE, History.  B.A., Aoyama Gakuin University; M.A., Fort Hays State University.

JENNY CRANCE, Physical Education. B.S., James Madison University; M.S., University of Virginia; D.N.P., James Madison University.

TOINETTE CULP, Biology. B.S., University of Maryland; M.P.T., Old Dominion University.

PAUL DAMERELL, Mechanical Engineering. B.S., M.S., Purdue University.

ANNICK H. DUPAL, English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies. B.A., American University; M.A., Brigham Young University; M.S., James Madison University.

JOSHUA O. ELROD, International Studies and Political Science.  B.A., College of Wooster; J.D., University of Virginia.

DANIEL K. EVANS, Economics and Business. B.S., Tennessee Wesleyan University; J.D., Washington and Lee University.

IVELISE FAUNDEZ-REITSMA, Modern Languages and Cultures. B.A., SUNY College at Old Westbury; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis.

JANICE E. FRIEND, Biology and Chemistry. B.S., Kenyon College; M.S., Ph.D., Yale University.

JOSEPH R. GEARHART, Economics and Business. B.A., Emory and Henry College; M.S., James Madison University.

HEENA T. GHANDI, Applied Mathematics.  B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Baroda.

HEATHER GHOSHEH, Biology. B.S., Instituto María Auxiliadera; B.S.Med., Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Médicas de Centro América; M.P.H., East Carolina University.

PHILIP A. GIBBS, Economics & Business. B.S., University of Texas-Austin; M.B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

DENIS GRACANIN, Computer and Information Sciences. B.S., M.S., University of Zagreb, Croatia; M.S., Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

JAMES R. GREINER, Physical Education. B.S., M.S., Miami University.

CHRISTIAN P. B. HASKETT, English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies. B.A., Marywood University; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Madison.

EILEEN T. HINKS, Biology and Chemistry.  B.S., Ursinus College, Ph.D., Temple University School of Medicine.

VICTORIA F. HODGES, Economics & Business.  B.S., M.B.A., James Madison University.

KRISTIN HOFF, Major, Psycology and Physical Education. B.S., M.S., Psy.D., Xavier University.

JENNIFER W. HOUGH, Applied Mathematics.  B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Oregon State University.

ERIC J. HUNTER, Psychology.  B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

ROBERT B. JAMES, Colonel, USA (Ret.), International Studies and Political Science and Holder of the Mary Moody Northen Chair in Economics. B.A., Ohio Northern University; M.Ed., Bowling Green University.

STEPHANIE S. JOHNSON, English Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies. B.A., Luther College; M.A. University of Oklahoma.

SARAH L. JONES, Lieutenant Colonel, Psychology.  M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University; Psy.D., James Madison University.

E. SUSAN KELLOGG, Economics and Business. B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.A., Syracuse University; M.B.A., Loyola University, Maryland; Ph.D., Union Institute & University, Cincinnati.

DEAN A. KERSHAW, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Wachtmeister Chair in Science and Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute;  M.S., George Washington University.

MINSOO KIM, Dr., Computer and information Sciences. B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Ajou University, South Korea.

WILLIAM D. KIMSEY, English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies. B.S. East Tennessee State University; M.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University.

HENRY Y. KIRBY, English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies. B.A., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

JOHN W. KNOWLES, III, Modern Languages & Cultures. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

DURIG LEWIS, Physics. Ph.D., University of London.

TIM KNUDSON, Physics. Ph.D., University of Utah.

BRUCE A. LILLIGARD, Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., University of Georgia; M.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., George Washington University.

KENNETH P. LIZZIO, International Studies and Political Science. B.A., Rider University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

WILLIAM B. LOWE, JR., Colonel, USAF (Ret.), Applied Mathematics.  B.S., United States Air Force Academy; M.S., North Carolina State University.

BRUCE N. MACDONALD, Economics and Business.  B.A., Trinity College.

THOMAS J. MCCORMICK, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Physics. B.S., U.S. Military Academy; M.S., George Mason University; M.S., Ph.D, The George Washington University.

MEGHAN MELINCHAK, Physical Education. B.S., Kent State University; M.Ed., University of Virginia.

KELLY MINOR, History. B.A., M.A., University of West Florida: Ph.D., University of Florida.

LUCY DAMARIS CARTAGENA MORRIS, Modern Languages and Cultures. B.A., Brigham Young University; M.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., ABD, University of California-Itvine.

W. GRIGG MULLEN, JR., Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

STEPHEN L. NEAS, Major, USA (Ret.), Civil Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute.

WESLEY B. O’DELL, International Studies and Political Science. B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University.

THOMAS R. PANKO, Lieutenant Colonel, Computer and information Sciences. B.S., MBA, University of Southern Mississippi

PHILIPPE PANSIOT, Modern Languages and Cultures. M.A., Sorbonne Nouvelle.

B.J. PARSON, Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Ret.), Biology. B.S., Western Kentucky University; M.D., University of Louisville.

ANA CRISTINA PINTO-BAILEY, Modern Languages and Cultures. Ph.D., Tulane University.

LOUIS R. F. PREYSZ, III, Economics & Business. B.A., The University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.B.A., The University of Utah, Salt Lake City; Rutgers University, graduate of The Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

MADELEINE FORREST RAMSEY, Visiting Assistant Professor of History. Ph.D., University of Arkansas.

DALE R. RAYMOND, Chemistry.  B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Maine.

ZEBULEN A. RILEY, Economics and Business. B.S., George Mason University; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

SAMUEL K. ROSKELLEY, Civil Engineering. B.S., Brigham Young University; M.S., University of Virginia.

WOODSON A. SADLER, JR., Colonel, USMC (Ret.), Civil Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., University of Southern California.

SAMUEL E. SAUNDERS, III, Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.E., University of Virginia.

KLAUS SCHMIDER, History. M.A., Ph.D., Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz.

W. GREG SHEAR, JR., Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.),  Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., United States Naval Academy; M.S., University of Colorado; M.A., Naval War College.

MOHAMMED SHIHAB, Modern Languages and Cultures.  M.A., University of Virginia.

GLENN SHIVE, Lopez Visiting Chair in Asian Studies. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Temple University.

MAYLING SIMPSON, Biology. Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

CLAUDIA M. SMIGROD, Holder of the Edwin P. Conquest Chair in the Humanities, English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies. B.F.A., College of Ceramics of the State of New York; M.F.A, George Washington University.

DOUGLAS N. SMITH,  English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies. B.S, University of Richmond; M.A., Regent University.

MATTIE Q. SMITH, English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies. B.A., M.A., Hollins University.

ROSCOE B. STEPHENSON, III, Economics & Business.  B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; J.D., Washington & Lee University.

BRUCE J. SUMMERS, Economics & Business. B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., University of Illinois.

SYDNEY E. TAMMARINE, English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies. B.A., Otterbein University; MFA, Hollins University.

LINYUE TONG, Chemistry. Ph.D., Binghamton University.

ADAM C. VOLANT, Psychology.  B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.S. Capella University; M.S., Army War College.

JOHN R. VOSBURGH, Applied Mathematics.  M.S., Syracuse University.

JORDAN M. WHITMAN, English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies. B.A. , Roanoke College; M.A., Liberty University.

Emeritus Faculty

ARTHUR A. ADAMS, III, Lieutenant Colonel, Emeritus Lecturer in Physics. B.A., Emory University; M.S., University of Alabama. (1967; 1993)

GORDON V. BALL, JR., Colonel, Emeritus Professor of English and Fine Arts. A.B., Davidson College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina. (1989; 1993)

S. ALAN BARAGONA, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of English. B.A., Davidson College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina. (1986; 2013)

DANIEL W. BARR, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia. Professional Engineer. (1982; 2017)

JOHN G. BARRETT, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of History. B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina. (1953; 1987)

R. MEREDITH ZEHNER BEDELL, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of English. B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University. (1976; 2008)

DAVID W. BOLEN, JR., Colonel, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics. B.S., Davidson College; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University. (1969; 2005)

CHARLES F. BROWER, IV , Brigadier General, USA (Ret.), Emeritus Professor of International Studies. B.S., United States Military Academy; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., U.S. Naval War College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. (2001; 2016)

C. DALE BUCKNER, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Professional Engineer. (1985; 2008)

JOSIAH BUNTING, III, Major General, Superintendent Emeritus and Professor of Humanities.  B.A., Virginia Military Institute; B.A. and M.A., Oxford University; D.Litt. (Hon.) Hampden-Sydney College; D. Litt. (Hon.), Washington College; L.H.D. (Hon.), Catawba College. (1995; 1995)

H. FRANCIS BUSH, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., SUNY at Buffalo; M.Acc., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Florida. (1994; 1997)

GORDON O. CALKINS, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Physical Education. B.A., M.Ed., Springfield College; Ed.D., Virginia Tech. (1971; 2005)

P. ALLAN CARLSSON, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Wheaton College; B.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., Northwestern University. (1961; 1991)

EDWARD L. CLAIBORN, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business. B.S., University of Idaho; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. (1981; 1998)

JAMES B. DAVIS, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of English; B.S., Spring Hill College; M.A., Tulane University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. (1964; 1992)

THOMAS W. DAVIS, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of History. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina. (1972; 2007)

LEE S. DEWALD, SR., Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics. B.S., The Citadel; M.B.A., Long Island University; M.S., Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School. (2002; 2017)

FLOYD H. DUNCAN, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina. (1978; 2013)

DAVID L. DUPUY, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy. A. B., King College; M.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of Toronto. (1982; 2006)

ALAN F. FARRELL, Brigadier General, Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures. B.A. Trinity College; M.A. - French, M.A. - German, Ph.D., Tufts University. (1995; 2014)

CHARLES E. FRALEY, Colonel, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business. B.S., East Central State University; B.S., Southwestern Oklahoma State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. (1980; 2006)

EDWIN J. GOLLER, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Merrimack College; M.S., Northeastern University; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire. (1969; 1999)

MYRON H. GLUCK, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. B.S., University of Michigan; M.A., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., Syracuse University. (2001; 2005)

LOUIS R. HUNDLEY, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Biology. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (1950; 1989)

ROBERT A. JOHNSON, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S.E.E., M.S., and Ph.D., Clemson University. Professional Engineer. (1984; 2004)

ARNOLD W. JOYCE, Emeritus Professor of Physical Education. B.S., M.S., Springfield College; Dir. P.E., Indiana University; Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (1966; 1983)

A. CASH KOENIGER, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of History. B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. (1986; 2013)

KENNETH E. KOONS, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of History and Holder of the General Edwin Cox ‘20 Institute Professorship in History and Economics. B.A., M.A., Shippensburg State College; D.A., Carnegie-Mellon University. (1982; 2020)

JOHN G. LELAND, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of English.  B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.  (1986; 2013)

THOMAS C. LOMINAC, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. A.B., M.S., Ph.D., University of North Carolina. (1982; 1987)

ROBERT E. LUDT, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. A.B., Thiel College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University. (1970; 2009)

PATRICK M. MAYERCHAK, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and International Studies. B.A., M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., American University, School of International Service. (1976)

THOMAS N. MERIWETHER, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Psychology. B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee. (1995; 1996)

CHARLES D. MORGAN, Colonel, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., Stevens Institute of Technology; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Lehigh University. Professional Engineer. (1986; 2001)

JAMES M. MORGAN, JR., Major General, Dean Emeritus of the Faculty and Professor of Civil Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., D.Eng., Johns Hopkins University. Professional Engineer. (1946; 1984)

W. GRIGG MULLEN, JR., Colonel, Professor Emeritus of Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.E., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Professional Engineer. (1992; 2017)

JOHN H. PAGE, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering. B.S., Davis and Elkins College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia. Professional Engineer. (1979; 2010)

DANIEL Y. PHARR, Colonel, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts. (1982; 2019)

GEORGE PIEGARI, Colonel, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science. B.S., Montclair State College; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. (1965; 2007)

STEVEN RIETHMILLER, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. (1963; 2008)

R. WANE SCHNEITER, Brigadier General, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. B.S., Ph.D., Utah State University.  Professional Engineer. (1990; 2014)

HENRY D. SCHREIBER, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Lebanon Valley College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. (1976; 2014)

FRANK A. SETTLE, JR., Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Emory and Henry College; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. (1964; 1992)

MICHAEL R. SEXTON, Captain, USNR (Ret.),  Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Professional Engineer. (1985; 2008)

ROSE MARY SHELDON, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of History. B.A., Trenton State College; M.A., Hunter College; Ph.D., University of Michigan. (1993; 2019)

H. RICHARD SKUTT, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Professional Engineer. (1978; 1996)

DONALD E. THOMAS, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of History. B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. (1972; 2001)

RICHARD S. TRANDEL, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. Professional Engineer. (1959; 2004)

JAMES E. TURNER, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Biology.  B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., University of Richmond; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. (1967; 2019)

VONDA K. WALSH, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics. B.S., Clinch Valley College; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Medical College of Virginia. (1985; 1998)

MARK F. WILKINSON, Emeritus Professor of History. B.A., Georgetown University; M.A., University of Maryland; Ph.D., University of Michigan. (1993; 2020)

HENRY G. WILLIAMS, JR., Emeritus Profesor of Mathematics. B.S., Wake Forest University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University. (1964; 2001)

The Athletic Staff 2020-2021

DAVID L. DILES, Dr., Director, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. B.S., M.S., Ohio University; Ed.D., University of Michigan.

TIMOTHY M. HODGES, Colonel, Faculty Athletic/Facilities Director and Head of Physics and Astronomy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Montana State University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. Professional Engineer. (1980; 1995)


PATRICK ASHFORD, Assistant Football Coach.

JAMIE M.  BEASLEY, Assistant Athletic Director of Academic Services & Compliance.  B.A., Valdosta State University.

SEAN D. BERNSTEIN, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach. B.S., SUNY-Oneonta.

JONATHAN M. BIRSNER, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. B.S., United States Military Academy.

WILLIAM F. BITHER, SR., Lt. Col., Rifle Coach. B.S., North Georgia College; M.S., James Madison University.

WADE H. BRANNER, Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Communications. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

ANDREW BRETSCHER, Director of Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving. B.S., Ohio State University; M.S., Frostburg State University.

HAROLD L. BROWN, JR., Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Compliance. B.S., M.S., Virginia Tech.

MIKE CARPENTAR, Assistant Sports Information Director. B.S., Slippery Rock University.

THOMAS A. CLARK, Assistant Head Football Coach/Defensive Coordinator. B.A., University of Maryland.

BILLY COSH, Assistant Football Coach.

KELSEY CROAK, Assistant Athletic Trainer. B.S., University of Toledo; M.Ed., University of Virginia.

LOGAN DAHMS, Assistant Basketball Coach.

ANTHONY DAVIS, Assistant Football Coach.

DANIEL EARL, Head Basketball Coach. B.S., M.B.A., The Pennsylvania State University.

RYAN EDDY, Assistant Athletic Trainer. B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.S., University of Virginia.

ZACH FISCHER, Coordinator of Athletic Media. B.A., Temple University.

DAVID C. FORMAN, Director of Strength and Conditioning/Head Football Strength Coach. B.S., James Madison University; M.S., University of Mississippi.

LANCE M.  FUJIWARA, Associate Athletic Director, Sports Medicine & Athletic Training. B.S., Oregon State University; M.Ed., University of Virginia.

ANDER GALFSKY, Assistant Basketball Coach.

JAMES GIBSON, Head Wrestling Coach. B.S., Edinboro University; M.Ed., Clarion University.

JONATHAN E. HADRA, Head Baseball Coach. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

MYKAYLA HARRIS, Assistant Director of Academic Services.

CHRIS HAUGHT-THOMPSON, Head Women’s Soccer Coach. B.A., Lake Forest College; M.S., California University of Pennsylvania.

ERIC D. HUTCHINGS, Colonel, Special Assistant to the Athletic Director/Military Affairs, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Command and Staff College; M.A., School of Advanced Military Science.

KAREN E. JOHNSON, Assistant Athletic Director for Finance and Administration. B.B.A., Saint Leo University; A.S., Southern Virginia University.

KYLE JOLLY, Assistant Football Coach.

AUSTIN KENON, Assistant Basketball Coach. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

PAT KUNTZ, Assistant Football Coach.

DAVID LAWSON, Director of Sports Performance for Olympic Sports. B.A., West Virginia Tech; M.S., West Virginia University.

ANDREW LUDTKE, DR., Assistant Track Coach.  B.S., Lake Superior State; M.S., North Texas; Ed.D., Olivet Nazarene University.

CHRIS MOORE, Assistant Football Coach.

GEOFF MURPHY, Assistant Baseball Coach. B.S., Boston College; M.S., Liberty University.

BILLY O’HARA, Assistant Lacrosse Coach.

DANIELLA E. PAPPAS, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach. B.S., South Dakota State University; M.A., University of Central Missouri.

RYAN K. PRYOR, Head Woman’s Water Polo Coach. B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., University of Michigan Law School.

SAM RICE, Director of Athletic Equipment Services.

MARSHALL ROBERTS, Assistant Football Coach.

SAM ROBERTS,  Assistant Baseball Coach. B.S., Virginia Military Institute.

TY SCHOFFSTALL, Assistant Wrestling Coach. B.A., Edinboro University.

DAVID ZACHARY SCOTT, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

KENDRICK SCOTT,  Assistant Football Coach.

HALEY SHOTWELL, Associate Athletic Director for External Relations and Senior Women’s Administrator.

BRIDGET SHANKS, Director of Tickets and Marketing. B.A., University of New Hampshire;  M.S., James Madison University.

SCOTT WACHENHEIM, Head Football Coach. B.S., United States Air Force Academy; M.Ed., University of Arkansas.

DARRIN A. WEBB, Director of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, Cross Country. B.S., Syracuse University.

DANIEL WHITEHEAD, Associate Sports Information Director. B.A., Brigham Young University; M.S., West Virginia University.

Assigned Officers and Noncommissioned Officers of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force 2020-2021

JOSEPH S. BRANNON, Colonel, USA, Professor of Military Science. B.S., B.A., Jacksonville State University of Jacksonville, Alabama; M.S., Kansas State University; M.S.S., Air War College.

PHILIP J. COOPER, Colonel, USAF, Professor of Aerospace Studies.  B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; M.A., Liberty University; M.A., Air Command and Staff College; M.A., US Air War College.

CRAIG H. STREETER, Colonel USMC, Professor of Naval Science & Department Head. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Marine Corps Command and Staff College.


ROBERT C. BALLARD, Master Sergeant (Ret), USA, Instructor of Military Science and Leadership.

LEE F. BECKER, Lieutenant, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science. M.S., Florida State University.

COLLIN A. BISSELL, Major, USA, Assistant Professor of Military Science and Leadership. B.A., Virginia Tech; M.A., Quinnipiac University.

RYAN BRAMAN, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies. B.S., United States Air Force Academy; M.B.A., University of Maryland; M.S., University of Hawaii.

JOHN J. BROWN, Contractor, Assistant Professor of Military Science and Leadership. B.S., Arkansas Tech University; M.A., US Army Command & General Staff College.

DONALD B. BRYAN, Sergeant First Class, USAR, Instructor of Military Science. B.A., College of William & Mary.

JOSHUA T. BURDETT, Lieutenant Colonel, USA, Executive Officer AROTC. B.A., University of Georgia; M.S., Air University.

DAVID J. CARTWRIGHT, First Sergeant, ARNG, Military Science Instructor. B.S., Saint John Fisher College.

ROSANA J. CLANCY, Sergeant First Class, USA, Human Resources Assistant. B.S., Wayland Baptist University.

SEAN S. COOK, Lieutenant Colonel (R), USA. B.A., The Citadel; M.A., Naval War College.

LAKIA M. DAVIS, MSgt, USAF, NCOIC AFROTC Det 880.

CHRISTOPHER B. FONTANA, Lieutenant, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science. B.S., Northern Illinois University; M.A., Naval Postgraduate School.

TERRANCE D. FOOTE, CMDCS, USN, Command Senior Chief.

CLIFFORD A. FRANKLIN, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Director of Operations. B.S., M.C.D., Auburn University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee.

WILLIAM K. HERRING, SFC, USA, Military Science Instructor.

CURTIS D. JOHNSON, Sergeant First Class, USA, Military Science Instructor. A.A.S., Thomas Edison State University.

JEAN-CLAUDE D. JOHNSON, Captain, USA, APMS. B.B.A., University of Texas at Arlington; M.B.A., University of Phoenix.

KRISTOFF J. KALAU, Captain, USAF, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies. B.S., United States Air Force Academy.

PATRICK R. KANE, Sergeant First Class, USA, Military Science Instructor.

MICHAEL L. KELLNER, Lieutenant, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science.  B.S., SUNY Maritime Academy.

DYLAN J. KNEHR, Captain, USA, Assistant Professor of Military Science. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., American Military University.

JOSHUA E. MCCORD, MSgt, USMC, Assistant Marine Officer Instructor.

JODY A. MILLER, Sergeant First Class, USA, Military Science Instructor.

BRIAN K. MOTTER, Master Sergeant (R), USA, Military Science Instructor.

JASON F. MURPHY, Captain, USMC, Junior Marine Officer Instructor. B.A., The Citadel.

ANDRES PRADOS, Staff Sergeant, USAF, NCOIC, Personnel.

JOSE A. RIVERA, Staff Sergeant, USA, Human Resources Assistant.

GILBERTRO C. ROLON, US Army Contractor, Senior Military Science Instructor. B.A., University of Puerto Rico; M.S., Central Michigan University; US Army Command & General Staff College.

JOSEPH C. SCHABLIK, Staff Sergeant, USA.

MARK T. SEIMETZ II, Captain, USA, Assistant Professor of Military Science. B.A., Eckerd College; M.S., Missouri University of Science and Technology.

DANIEL R. SHEAR, Captain, USA, Assistant Professor of Military Science. B.A., Wheaton College.

EMILY D. SHRUM, Lieutenant, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science. B.S., Norwich University.

SHANNON “SHANE” SMITH, Staff Sergeant, USAF, NCOIC, Administration Management.

DAVID R. SPERRY, Captain, USA, Assistant Professor of Military Science. B.A., American Military University; M.S., Quinnipiac University.

SHANE C. SPORT, SGM, USA, Senior Military Science Instructor.

JOSEPH J. THOMPSON III, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret), USAF, Instructor of Aerospace Studies. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Troy State University; M.P.A., M.Ed., James Madison University.

CHRISTOPHER T. THORTON, Captain, USA, Assistant Professor of Military Science. B.S., The Citadel.

JONATHAN A. YUEN, Lieutenant, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science. B.S., US Naval Academy.

JOSEPH C. ZIOBRO, Lieutenant, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science. B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.