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Division of Arts & Sciences

Fields of study in the Division of Arts and Sciences:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry*
  • Classics*
  • Cultural Heritage Studies and Public Arts*
  • English
  • History
  • Languages**
  • Legal Studies/Pre-Law
  • Political Science
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy**
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology*

*minor   **course offerings

Faculty in the Division of Arts and Sciences:

John Allsteadt, Ph.D. (Biology)
B.A., Lawrence University
M.S., University of North Dakota
Ph.D., Old Dominion University
johnallsteadt@vic.edu
276-466-7152

Jeffrey Blackwell, Ph.D. (Biology)
B.S., Emory and Henry College
M.S., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia
jeffreyblackwell@vic.edu
276-466-7154

Richard Carroll, Ph.D. (Psychology)
B.A., Emory and Henry College
M.S., Longwood University
Ph.D., Regent University
richardcarroll@vic.edu
276-466-7851

Debananda Chakraborty, Ph.D. (Mathematics)
M.S., Jadavpur University in India
M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY)
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY)
debanandachakraborty@vic.edu
276-466-7155

Ronda K. Cole Gentry, M.Div. (Religious Studies)
B.S., Campbell University
M.Div., Duke University
Ph.D. (In progress), Union Institute and University
rondagentry@vic.edu
276-466-7852

Jo M. Copeland, J.D. (Legal Studies/Pre-Law)
B.A., University of Tennessee
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law
jocopeland@vic.edu
276-466-7903

Deborah Garfield, Ph.D. (English)
B.A., Agnes Scott College
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia
deborahgarfield@vic.edu
276-466-7964

John Heil, Ph.D. (Classics & Philosophy)
B.A., Emory & Henry
M.A., University of Wyoming
Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
johnheil@vic.edu
276-466-7896

Edward Hibbits, M.S. (History)
B.A., Emory and Henry College
M.A., Emory and Henry College
M.S., Radford University
edwardhibbits@vic.edu

Edison Jennings, M.F.A. (English/Creative Writing)
B.A., University of the State of New York, Board of Regents
M.F.A., Warren Wilson College
edisonjennings@vic.edu
276-466-7986

Allison Linder, M.A. (English)
B.S., Emory and Henry College
M.A., Appalachian State University
allisonlinder@vic.edu
276-466-7158

Suzanne Lyle, M.S. (Mathematics)
B.S., Western Carolina University
M.S., East Tennessee State University
suzannelyle@vic.edu
276-466-7985

Jason Lyons, Ph.D. (Psychology)
B.A., University of Texas at Arlington
M.S., University of Texas at Arlington
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
jasonlyons@vic.edu

Douglas Charles Pearson, Ph.D. (Chemistry & Physics)
B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
chuckpearson@vic.edu

Gary Poulton, Ph.D. (History)
B.A., Marshall University
M.A., Marshall University
Ph.D., Miami University
garypoulton@vic.edu
276-466-7993

Robert Rainwater, Jr., Ph.D. (Religious Studies/Philosophy)
B.A., Baylor University
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
robertrainwater@vic.edu
276-466-7924

Sam Rasnake, M.A. (English/Creative Writing)
M.A., East Tennessee State University
Ed.S., East Tennessee State University
mailto:samrasnake@vic.edu

Achille Riviello, D.P.S. (Political Science/Languages)
Liceo Classico, Dante Alighieri, Tripoli, Libya
D.P.S, University of Rome
Additional study: Emory University
achilleriviello@vic.edu
276-466-7987

Anne Shumaker, Ph.D./M.S.S.W. (Political Science)
B.S., East Tennessee State University
M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
anneshumaker@vic.edu
(276) 466-7160

Jessica A. Turner, Ph.D. (Cultural Heritage Studies and Public Arts)
B.S., Appalachian State University
M.A., Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University
jessicaturner@vic.edu
276-466-7191

Krista Turner, M.Ed. (Early Childhood Studies)
B.A., Virginia Intermont
M.Ed., East Tennessee State University
Ed.D. (In progress), East Tennessee State University
kristaturner@vic.edu
276-466-7893

Cynthia D. Ward, Ph.D.
 (Psychology)
B.S., Ferrum College
M.S., Virginia Tech
Ph.D., Virginia Tech
cynthiaward@vic.edu
276-466-7992

Rebecca Watson, Ph.D. (Sociology)
B.A., Auburn University
M.Ed., Auburn University
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
rebeccawatson@vic.edu
276-466-7878

Judith Wylie, Ph.D.
 (English)
B.A., Shimer College
M.A., Bread Loaf School of English
M.A., Drew University
Ph.D., Drew University
judithwylie@vic.edu
276-466-7981

Minors

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Cultural Heritage Studies & Public Arts
  • English
  • Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning
  • Equine Studies
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Photography and Digital Imaging
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Theatre