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College of Humanities and Sciences New Faculty

Mr. Osama S. Alami
Assistant director/instructor, School of World Studies

Dr. Carl F. Ameringer
Professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Mr. Joseph K. Asafu-Adjei
Instructor, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Former position: VCU Adjunct - Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics,

Ms. Christina M. Barnes
Instructor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Former position: VCU teaching assistant - L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Dr. Kevin J. Beanland
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Former position: Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. – Visiting assistant professor

Dr. Massimo F. Bertino
Associate professor, Department of Physics
Former position: University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO – Associate professor in the Department of Physics

Ms. Melissa R. Blank
Assistant professor, Department of Psychology
Former position: Ph.D. candidate in Psychology

Mr. David Blount
Policy associate, CEPI – SGPA

Dr. William C. Bosher
Executive director, CEPI – SGPA

Ms. Tasha R. Bullock
Instructor, School of Mass Communications
Former position: VCU teaching assistant - School of Mass Communication and producer for WWBT 12

Dr. Xueming Chen
Associate professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Former position: University of California – Adjunct professor, Department of Planning, Policy and Design. California State University, Northridge – adjunct professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

Dr. Alexander A. Choby
Instructor, School of World Studies

Dr. Glenn S. Coffey
Instructor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Former position: University of North Florida – Assistant professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Dr. Maya A. Corneille
Assistant professor, Department of Psychology
Former position: VCU, Postdoctoral fellow – Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention

Dr. Earl Dowdy
Executive director, Instructor, Department of Psychology

Dr. Hani M. El-Kaderi
Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry
Former position: University of Michigan/University of California Los Angeles, Postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Nadia Salah El Din El Kholy
Visiting professor, Department of Women’s Studies
Former position: Cairo University – Professor, English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts

Dr. Michelle R. Ellefson
Assistant professor, Department of Psychology
Former position: University of Pittsburg – Postdoctoral research fellow

Ms. Claudia A. Emerson
Distinguished Visiting Writer, Department of English
Former position: University of Mary Washington, Mary Washington College Campus –Professor, Arrington Distinguished Chair in Poetry - Department of English, Linguistics and Speech

Dr. Reuben W. Farley
Emeriti professor, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Former position: Retired from VCU Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Mr. Mark Fenske
Associate professor, VCU Adcenter
Former position: VCU 2002-05 then Creative Director at Wieden and Kennedy

Ms. Heather R. Gibson
Assistant professor, School of World Studies
Former position: Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Department of Anthropology

Dr. Kendall Giles
Assistant professor, Statistical Sciences and Operations Research
Former position: The College of William and Mary, Department of Mathematics, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Mr. Charles E. Hall, Jr.
Professor, VCU Adcenter
Former position: Executive Creative Director for the Office of Brand Affairs, a collaboration between writers, art directors and designers responsible for creating content, culture and advertising.

Dr. Naiche O. Jones
Instructor, Department of Physics
Former position: Postdoctoral fellow – VCU Department of Physics

Dr. Anil K. Kandalam
Assistant professor, Department of Physics
Former position: Postdoctoral fellow – Department of Physics

Mr. Christopher G. Kopacki
Instructor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Former position: Henrico County Division of Police – Criminal investigator

Dr. John-Michael Kuczynski
Assistant professor, Department of Philosophy
Former position: Santa Barbara City College – Instructor taught 20th century Philosophy, Existentialism

Dr. Saltanat Liebert
Assistant professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Former position: American University – Lecturer, Department of Public Administration, School of Public Affairs

Ms. Jessica M. Lonnes
Coordinator or advising/instructor, School of World Studies
Former position: VCU International Support Services assistant director

Mr. Gary A. Marquardt
Instructor, Department of History
Former position: University of Wisconsin – coordinator, Science Scholars Program and instructor, History of Southern Africa

Ms. Kasey J. Martin
Research assistant, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Former position: VCU Graduate Teaching Associate – L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Ms. Brenda K. Matheny
Instructor, Office of Student Services
Former position: John Tyler Community College academic adviser

Dr. Bryce D. McLeod
Assistant professor, Department of Psychology
Former position: VCU Department of Psychiatry – Assistant professor

Mr. Marcus Messner
Assistant professor, School of Mass Communications
Former position: University of Miami – designed and taught, Introduction to News Writing, News Reporting and Writing, Reporting and the Internet, News Ethics and Problems, Public Affairs Reporting, and Business Reporting

Mr. Lon Mitchell
Assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Former position: University of Kansas – Mathematics Department, Graduate teaching assistant and lecturer, taught Calculus I and II and Business Calculus I and II

Dr. Katherine S. Nash
Assistant professor, Department of English
Former position: University of Virginia – Department of English

Dr. Michelle R. Peace
Assistant chair, Assistant professor, Department of Forensic Science
Former position: Kroll - Scientific Testing Laboratories, Inc.

Dr. Carmen L. Phelps
Instructor, Department of English
Former position: VCU adjunct– Department of English

Keith F. Ready
Associate professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Dr. Arthur C. Reber
Assistant professor, Department of Physics

Dr. John D. Reitzel
Assistant Professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Former position: Illinois State University – Department of Criminal Justice Assistant professor

Mr. Kim Richardson
Instructor, Department of History
Former position: Texas Tech University

Dr. Carmen M. Rodriguez
Instructor, Department of Biology
Former position: VCU Department of Biochemistry - Postdoctoral fellow

Ms. Anne A. Schaeffer
Instructor, School of Mass Communications
Former position: Grey Birch Marketing, Irvington, N.Y. - Principal

Ms. Sarah J. Seashols
Instructor, Department of Forensic Science
Former position: Virginia Department of Forensic Science, Forensic Scientist II

Ms. Natalie J. Shook
Assistant professor, Department of Psychology
Former position: Writing Seminar– designed and teaching an introductory course in social psychology

Ms. Judith Singleton
Policy associate, CEPI – SGPA

Dr. Oliver C. Speck
Assistant professor, School of World Studies
Former position: University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Associate professor of German,

Dr. Qiang Sun
Research associate professor, Department of Physics
Former position: Philip Morris, Research scientist, Research Center

Dr. Stefania Taviano
Instructor, School of World Studies
Former position: University of Messina, Italy – Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Assistant professor in English

Dr. Fernando A. Tenjo-Fernandez
Instructor, Department of Biology
Former position: Graduate teaching assistant, General Biology Laboratory and Recitation, Purdue University

Dr. Faedah M. Totah
Assistant professor, School of World Studies
Former position: Visiting Assistant Professor - Knox College, Anthropology and Sociology Department

Dr. Richard Vacca
Professor, CEPI – SGPA

Mr. Patrick S. Vickers
Associate technologist/Online editor/instructor, Department of English
Former position: VCU Blackbird associate online editor, audio editing and capture, HTML coding and image editing.

Ms. Joy W. Whitenack
Associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Former position: VCU School of Education – Teaching math methods, teaching math for early-elementary education students, etc.

Dr. Diane K. Williams
Assistant professor, Department of Forensic Science
Former position: FBI – Research chemist, counterterrorism/forensic Science Research Unit, Quantico, Va.

Dr. Junlei Yang
Associate professor, School of World Studies
Former position: from Fudan University

Dr. Li Zhang
Assistant professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Former position: Texas A&M, College Station, TX - Instructor, Department of Sociology, taught SOCI 321 Urban Sociology


 


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