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2012-2013 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Personnel of the Institute



THE HONORABLE ROBERT F. MCDONNELL
GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA

Board of Visitors 2011-2012

Terms expire June 30, 2012

RONALD H. GRIFFITH Arlington, Virginia
ANTHONY Q. MCINTOSH '89 Long Grove, Illinois
GEORGE P. RAMSEY III '72 Huddleston, Virginia
JAMES E. ROGERS '67 Richmond, Virginia

Terms expire June 30, 2013

ELIZABETH "LEE" D. CAMP Richmond, Virginia
JOHN P. JUMPER '66 Spotsylvania, Virginia
KIMBER L. LATSHA '77 Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
G. MARSHALL MUNDY '56 Roanoke, Virginia

Terms expire June 30, 2014

PAUL D. FRAIM '71 Norfolk, Virginia
BRUCE C. GOTTWALD, JR '81 Richmond, Virginia
PATRICIA P. HICKERSON Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
W. GREGORY ROBERTSON '65 New York, New York

Terms expire June 30, 2015

JOHN C. ALLEN ’62 Coalton, West Virginia
P. WESLEY FOSTER, JR. '56 Fairfax, Virginia
PAUL E. GALANTI Richmond, Virginia
ERNESTO V. SAMPSON, Jr. '98 Richmond, Virginia

MEMBER OF THE BOARD EX OFFICIO
DANIEL E. LONG, JR, The Adjutant General of Virginia

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD 2011 – 2012
PAUL D. FRAIM '71, President, Norfolk, Virginia
JOHN P. JUMPER '66, Vice President, Spotsylvania, Virginia
GEORGE P. RAMSEY III '72, Vice President, Huddleston, Virginia
JAMES E. ROGERS '67, Vice-President, Richmond, Virginia
MICHAEL M. STRICKLER '71, Secretary, Lexington, Virginia

Administration and Staff - 2012-2013

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

R. WANE SCHNEITER, Brigadier General, Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Dean of the Faculty,
B.S., Ph.D., Utah State University; Professional Engineer.

ROBERT L. GREEN, Brigadier General, Deputy Superintendent (Finance, Administration and Support),
B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.E., University of Virginia; Professional Engineer.

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.

SAM S. WALKER, General, USA (Ret.), Superintendent Emeritus. B.S., United States Military Academy; M.A., George Washington University.


KATHERINE S. ALDRICH, Major, Assistant Director of Admissions, Minority Recruiting. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

IRMA J. BAILEY, Lieutenant Colonel, Comptroller. B.S., Southern Illinois University; M.S., University of Kentucky. CPA

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

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

GARY BISSELL, Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Chief of Staff. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; B.S., Kansas State University, M. Ed, Norwich University.

WADE H. BRANNER, Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations/Sports Information Director. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

MICHAEL L. BRICKLER, Major, Head of Media Services. B.A., Griffin College.

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

DALE R. BROWN, Lieutenant Colonel, Director of Construction. B.S., Norwich University; M.S., University of Alaska, Anchorage.

DALLAS B. CLARK, Lieutenant Colonel, Institute Planning Officer, B.A., Virginia Military Institute; MBA, Virginia Commonwealth University.

RANDALL CONE, Major, Assistant Professor of Math and Computer Science, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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.

KATHRYN. L. CROSSMAN, Lieutenant Colonel, Web Communications Designer. B.A., Mary Washington College; M.A., New School University.

JEFFREY H. CURTIS, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), Chief of Staff. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Webster University; J.D., University of Richmond; LLM, George Washington University.

AMY K. DeHART, Major, Assistant Director for Conferences, Programs, and Marketing, Center for Leadership and Ethics; Earlham College.

JENNIFER E. DEHART, Major, Staff Engineer/Sustainability Coordinator. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A.T., John Hopkins University; M.S.F.M., Massachusetts Maritime Academy; LEED AP Operations & Maintenance; Certified Energy Manager.

ARTHUR B. DUNBAR, Major, Staff Architect, B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, AIA.

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

ACCACIA FLANAGAN, Major, Reference Librarian. B.A. Smith College, M.L.T.S, Simmons College.

RICHARD A. FLETCHER, Major, Maintenance Reserve Program Manager. B.S.M.E., Virginia Tech, Professional Engineer.

MITCHELL H. FRIDLEY, Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Commandant. B.A., Virginia Military Institute. Michael P. Friski, Lieutenant Colonel USAF (Ret.), Quartermaster, Military Store. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; MBA, Auburn University.

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

KATHRYN W. GILBERT, Budget Officer. B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University.

AMY F. GOETZ, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Director (Marketing) of Communications & Marketing. B.A. University of Florida.

TIMOTHY P. GOLDEN, Colonel, Director of Financial Aid. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.Ed., Lynchburg College.

WILLIAM R. GRACE, Colonel, USMC (Ret.), Inspector General and Title IX Coordinator. B.A., Texas A&M University.

CLARISSA J. GRIFFIN, Major, Counselor, Cadet Development and Counseling. B.A., Hollins University; M.A., Virginia Tech.

SUSAN F. HASTINGS, Lieutenant Colonel, Head of Access Services. B.A., College of William and Mary; M.L.S., University of Maryland.

DOROTHY HAYDEN, Major, Assistant Director, Miller Academic Center. B.A., University of Arizona; M.S., University of Arizona.

JANET S. HOLLY, Colonel, Reference & Government Documents Librarian. B.A., Georgian Court College; M.S., Drexel University.

THOMAS F. HOPKINS, Colonel, Director of Information Technology. B.B.A., M.S., University of North Texas.

DAVID K. HOUGH, Colonel, USMC (Ret.), Director of Auxiliary Services. B.A., Penn State University; M.A., Oregon State University.

ELAINE HUMPHREY, Lieutenant Colonel, Director, Miller Academic Center and Director, Teacher Education. B.A., College of William & Mary; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

L.E. HURLBUT, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), Deputy Commandant for Cadet Life. B.A., Arizona State University; M.A. Webster University.

ERIC D. HUTCHINGS, Colonel, Deputy Athletic Director, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Command and General Staff College; M.A., School of Advanced Military Science.

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

CYNTHIA G. IRBY, Captain, International Programs Coordinator, B.A., University of Virginia; M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

DIANE B. JACOB, Colonel, Archivist and Records Manager. B.A., James Madison University; M.A., Hollins College.

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

SARAH L. JONES, Lieutenant Colonel, Director, Cadet Development and Counseling. Psy.D., James Madison University; M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University.

KEITH A. KLINE, Lieutenant Colonel, Director of Undergraduate Research and Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee.

GARY R. KNICK, Colonel, Treasurer. B.A., Washington and Lee University; CPA.

JEFFREY L. LAWHORNE, Lieutenant Colonel, Management Analyst. B.S., Radford University. CPA.

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

MICHAEL LYNN, Site Director, Stonewall Jackson House. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Cooperstown Graduate Program, State University of New York, Oneonta.

STEWART D. MACINNIS, Colonel, Director of Communications and Marketing. B.A., Christopher Newport College; M.A. Hollins University.

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

TROY D. MARSHALL, Major, 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 and Fine Arts. B.A., Winthrop College; M.A., East Tennessee State University; Ph.D., Texas Christian University.

SIMONE McKELVEY, Major, Associate Registrar for Advising Support. B.A. University of Virginia; M.S. Longwood University.

DAVID A. MILLER, Colonel, USAF, Director of International Programs. B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy; M.A., U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

BURT MITCHELL, Major, Pipe Band Instructor.

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

JOHN L. NEEL, Sergeant Major, USA (Ret.), Sergeant Major to the Corps of Cadets.

MEGAN H. NEWMAN, Major, Sponsored Programs Administrator. B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., The College of William and Mary.

WILLIAM S. OLIVER, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Registrar. B.A., Lynchburg College, M.Ed., Virginia Tech.

THOMAS PANKO, Major, Head of Technical Services. B.S., MBA, University of Southern Mississippi.

JAMES S. PARK, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Institute Chaplain. B.S., United States Military Academy; Clinical Pastoral Education, City of Faith Hospital; M.Div., Oral Roberts Theological Seminary, Master of Strategic Studies, Army War College.

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

TODD A. PEGG, Major, USA, Energy Manager. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.E., University of Virginia; Certified Energy Manager.

CHRISTOPHER O. PERRY, Major, Assistant Commandant Cadet Life. B.A, Virginia Military Institute; M.S. Saint Leo University.

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

MAURA PICCIANO, Major, Assistant Director, Miller Academic Center. B.A., Mount Union College; M.S., Youngstown State University.

BRIAN L. QUISENBERRY, Captain, USN Associate Director of Financial Aid. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; MBA, James Madison University.

R. SAMUEL RATCLIFFE, Colonel, Director of Career Services and Instructor in Psychology/Philosophy. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.Ed., James Madison University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

SUSAN J. RABERN, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Director of the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics, B.A., University of Kansas; EDM, Boston University; MBA, San Diego State University; M.S., National Defense University; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

DONALD HUTCHINS SAMDAHL, JR., Colonel, Head Librarian. B.A., M.L.S., University of Alabama; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary.

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

ELIZABETH S. SECHLER, Colonel, Assistant Dean for Assessment and Research. B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Ph.D., Rice University.

THOMAS E. SHUPE, Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Promotions. B.S., Slippery Rock University.

ROBERT B. SPORE, Colonel,Human Resources Director, B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Ball State University.

MICHAEL M. STRICKLER, Colonel, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Secretary to the Board of Visitors. B.A. Virginia Military Institute; M.Ed., College of William and Mary.

KATHY H. TOMLIN, Major, Director of Purchasing and Accounts Payable. B.A., Mary Baldwin College; M.A., Hollins University.

THOMAS H. TRUMPS, Colonel,USA.(Ret), Commandant of Cadets. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.P.A., Shippensburg University.

CERA WADSWORTH, Captain, Health and Wellness Educator. B.A., Bridgewater College.

DONALD T. WHITE, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.Ed., Lynchburg College.

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

DAVID P. WILLIAMS, Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services. B.S., Virginia Tech.

JAMES L. WILLIAMS, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret.), Post Engineer. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Troy State University; Professional Engineer.

SARAH C. WISECUP, Captain, Assistant Commandant . B.A., Mary Baldwin College.

The Faculty 2012 -2013

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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.

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

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

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

ANNE B. ALERDING, Major, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S. Queen's University; M.S. University of British Columbia; Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University. (2008, 2008)

SAMUEL K. ALLEN, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Economics and Business, B.A., Elon University, Ph.D., University of Arizona. (2006; 2010)

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

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

NATHAN D. AXVIG, Major, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. B.S., Salisbury University; M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

KURT J. AYAU, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of English. B.A., University of Southern California; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Greensboro. (1989; 1998)

WILLIAM D. BADGETT, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of English and Fine Arts. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Harvard University. Holder of the Edwin P. Conquest ’14 Chair. (1955; 1997)

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

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

S. ALAN BARAGONA, Colonel, Professor of English. B.A., Davidson College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina. (1986; 1994)

DANIEL W. BARR, Colonel, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Ph.D., University of Virginia. Professional Engineer. (1982; 1989)

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

ATIN BASU, Colonel, Professor of Economics and Business. B.Sc., Calcutta University; M.B.A., Xavier Labor Relations Institute; Ph.D., University of Mississippi. (1998; 2004)

THOMAS S. BAUR, Colonel, Professor of Biology and Director of VMI Summer Session. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., West Virginia University; Ph.D., Purdue University. (1988; 1998)

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

WADE E. BELL, Colonel, Professor of Biology. 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. (2007; 2007)

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

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)

GEORGE M. BROOKE, IV, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Physics. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Ph.D., Old Dominion University (2004; 2010)

CHARLES F. BROWER, IV , Brigadier General, USA (Ret.), Henry Burgwyn, Jr. Institute Professor in Military History and Professor, 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, 2009)

C. DALE BUCKNER, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering and Holder, Benjamin H. Hardaway Jr., ’13, Institute Professorship in Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Professional Engineer. (1985; 2008)

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

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)

ROBERT E. BURNETT, Colonel, Professor of Political Science. B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A., George Washington University; Ph.D., University of Missouri- Columbia. (2005; 2005)

H. FRANCIS BUSH, Colonel, Professor of Economics and Business and Holder, John W. and Jane M. Roberts Institute Professorship in Free Enterprise Business. B.A., SUNY at Buffalo; M.Acc., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Florida. (1994; 1997)

JUDITH B. CAIN, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., United States Military Academy; M.S., University of Alabama (Huntsville); Ph.D., University of North Carolina. (1999; 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)

D. RAE CARPENTER, JR., Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Director of Research for VMI Research Laboratories. B.S., Roanoke College; M.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Virginia. (1951; 1992)

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

DIMPLEKUMAR CHALISHAJAR, Major,Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., M.S., M. Phil., Ph.D., University of Buroda. (2011; 2011)

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

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

BARRY R. COBB, Colonel, Professor of Economics and Business. B.S., Friends University; M.B.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., University of Kansas. (2005; 2012)

BRADLEY L. COLEMAN, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate 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.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., University of Georgia. (2012; 2012)

RANDALL E. CONE, Major, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Salisbury University; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Tech. (2010;2010)

DAVE I. COTTING, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., University of Geneva; M.A., Ph.D., City University of New York. (2007; 2011)

GEOFFREY W. COX, Major, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. Ph.D., M.S., University of California at Irvine. (2010; 2010)

EDWARD V. DALEY, Colonel, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business. B.A., Quincy College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri. (1981; 2002)

JOHN A. DAVID, Major, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., University of North Carolina, M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University. (2011; 2011)

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)

PIETER A. DEHART, Major, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Rhode Island; M.A., Boston University; Ph.D University of Alaska. (2009; 2009)

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)

LEE S. DEWALD SR., Colonel, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. B.S., The Citadel; M.B.A., Long Island University; M.S., Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School. (2002; 2007)

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

SAMUEL W. DOBYNS, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Lehigh University; Professional Engineer; Certified Land Surveyor. (1946; 1985)

TIMOTHY DOWLING, Lieutenabt Colonel, Associate Professor of History. B.S., Texas Christian University; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Tulane University. (2001; 2013)

SHANNON M. DRYDEN, Captain, Instructor, Department of Physical Education. B.S., Auburn University; M.A.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2012; 2012)

FLOYD H. DUNCAN, Colonel, John W. and Jane M. Roberts Institute Professor of Free Enterprise Economics, Professor and Head of the Department of Economics and Business. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina. (1978; 1986)

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, Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures. B.A. Trinity College; M.A. - French, M.A. - German, Ph.D., Tufts University. (1995; 2001)

DENNIS M. FOSTER, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science. B.A., Farleigh Dickinson University; M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. (2004; 2010)

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; 2000)

SCOTT T. FREIN, Major, Assistant Professor of Psychology B.A., Furman University, M.S.,Clemson University, M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Davis. (2007;2007)

THOMAS B. GENTRY, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of English and Fine Arts. B.A., Centre College; B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky. (1948; 1998)

JENNIFER E. GEROW, Major, 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 and Philosophy. B.Sc., University of Jos; M.Sc., London School of Economics; Ph.D., McMaster University. (1994; 1999)

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

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; Professional Engineer. (1998; 2009)

D. ALEXIS HART, Commander, Associate Professor of English. B.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Georgia. (2004; 2004)

GREGORY N. HARTMAN, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Liberty University; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2005; 2008)

WILLARD M. HAYS, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of History. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee. (1961; 1994)

JAMES J. HENTZ, Colonel, Professor and Head, Department of International Studies and Political Science. B.A., Saint Joseph's College; M.A., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. (1997; 2002)

MEAGAN C. HERALD, Major, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Metro State College of Denver; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah. (2008;2008)

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

TIMOTHY M. HODGES, Colonel, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Holder of the Charles S. Luck, Jr. ’20 Institute Professorship in Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Montana State University; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Professional Engineer. (1980; 1995)

RYAN R. HOLSTON, Major, Assistant 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; 2009)

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)

WAKEEL I.A. IDEWU, Major, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University. (2009; 2009)

DONALD K. JAMISON, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, Assistant to the Athletic Director. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., University of California; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Professional Engineer. (1957; 1992)

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)

JACK B. (JAY) JOHNSON, JR., Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Physical Education. M.S., Radford University; Ph.D., Virginia Tech. (2006; 2011)

M. HOUSTON JOHNSON, Major, Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Roanoke College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2012; 2012)

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; 1994)

DAVID W. JOHNSTONE, Major, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. B.S. M.S., Youngstown State University, Ph.D. University of Akron. (2009; 2009)

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

DANIEL S. JOSEPH, Commander, Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2004; 2007)

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)

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

ABDELJALIL NAOUI KHIR, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures. Ph.D., Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdullah University. (2009; 2009)

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

A. CASH KOENIGER, Colonel, Professor of History. B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. (1986; 1990)

KENNETH E. KOONS, Colonel, Professor of History and Holder of the General Edwin Cox '20 Institute Professor ship in History and Economics. B.A., M.A., Shippensburg State College; D.A., Carnegie-Mellon University. (1982; 1992)

MICHAEL S. KRACKOW, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Physical Education. B.S., Hofstra University; M.Ed., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Virginia Tech.

JOHN G. LELAND, Colonel, Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina. (1986; 1993)

EMILY L. LILLY, Major, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.A, Smith College; Ph.D., M.I.T. (2010; 2010))

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

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)

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

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

N. TURK McCLESKEY, Colonel, Professor of History, B.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., College of William and Mary. (1994; 2001)

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 and Fine Arts. 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)

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

EMILY P. MILLER, Colonel, Professor of English and Head of the Department of English and Fine Arts, 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)

RICHARD BRYANT MINNIX, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Physics. B.S., Roanoke College; M.S., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of North Carolina. (1956; 1996)

TIM O. MOORE II, Major, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., The University of Maryland; Ph.D., Virginia Tech. (2010; 2010)

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

ROBERT W. MORESCHI, Colonel, Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., Augustana College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois. (2002; 2007)

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)

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

W. GRIGG MULLEN, JR., Colonel, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Holder of the Benjamin Hardaway, Jr. '13 Institute Professorship in Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.E., University of Virginia; Ph. D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Professional Engineer (1992; 1998)

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, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Professional Engineer. (2008; 2010)

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

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; 1993)

MARY BETH PENNINGTON, Major, Assistant Professor of English, B.A., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., UNC Greensboro. (2010; 2010)

PHILIP B. PETERS, Colonel, Professor Emeritus of Physics. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; Ph.D., University of North Carolina. (1960; 2002)

DANIEL Y. PHARR, Colonel, Professor of Chemistry. B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts. (1982; 1992)

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)

DAVID A. RACHELS, Colonel, Professor of English. B.A., Emory University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996; 2007)

J. PATRICK RHAMEY, Major, Assistant Professor of International Studies. B.A., Rhodes College; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Arizona. (2012; 2012)

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; 1997)

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

J. EDWARD RIESTER, JR., Captain, Professor and Head of Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Ph.D., Old Dominion University. Professional Engineer. (1993; 2001)

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

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; 1997).

GEORGE L. ROTH, JR., Colonel, Emeritus Professor of English. A.B., Franklin and Marshall College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. (1951; 1988)

RICHARD A. ROWE, Colonel, Professor of Biology, Director of Research, VMI Research Laboratories, Inc. B.A., Ripon College; M.S., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University. (1991; 1997)

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

WILLIAM G. SAUNDERS, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Randolph-Macon College; M.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. (1949; 1992)

R. WANE SCHNEITER, Brigadier General, Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. B.S., Ph.D., Utah State University; Professional Engineer (1990; 2009)

HENRY D. SCHREIBER, Colonel, Professor of Chemistry and Holder of the Beverly M. Read ’41 Institute Professorship in Arts and Sciences. B.S., Lebanon Valley College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. (1976; 1986)

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

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

ROSE MARY SHELDON, Colonel, Professor of History. B.A., Trenton State College; M.A., Hunter College; Ph.D., University of Michigan. (1993; 2000)

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

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)

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 S. SMITH, Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant 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, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., University of Virginia (1999; 2005)

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)

GERALD A. "JAY" SULLIVAN, Colonel, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic University; Professional Engineer (2004; 2011)

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

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

MATTHEW K. SWENTY, Major, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering. B.S., M.S., University of Missouri-Rolla; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2011; 2011)

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)

RYAN P. TAYLOR, Major, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. (2009; 2009)

SOE THAN, Colonel, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. B.S., Rangoon University; M.S., University of Lancaster; Ph.D., University of Kansas. (1995; 2001)

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

JOHN R. THOMPSON, Colonel, Professor and Head 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)

ROGER C. THOMPSON, Colonel, Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., Texas Christian University. (1999; 2009)

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

MICHAEL J. TIERNEY, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., St. Louis University; M.S., University of Virginia. (1983; 1988)

DAREN J. TIMMONS, Colonel, Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry and Holder of the John C. Allen '62 Institute Professorship in Chemistry. B.S., Duke University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. (2001; 2011)

DANIELA M. TOPASNA, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Physics. B.S., University of Bucharest; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2002; 2008)

GREGORY A. TOPASNA, Lieutenant Colonel, Associate Professor of Physics. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2000; 2006)

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)

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)

JAMES E. TURNER, Colonel, Professor and Head of Biology; B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., University of Richmond; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. (1967; 2000)

BRUCE C. VANDERVORT, Colonel, Professor of History. B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Virginia. (1989; 1998)

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

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

CLIFFORD T. WEST, JR., Colonel, Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.B.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Indiana University. (1996; 1999)

MARK F. WILKINSON, Professor and Head of History. B.A., Georgetown University; M.A., University of Maryland, Ph.D., University of Michigan. (1992; 1998)

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

TYSON WILSON, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of History. B.S., New York University; M.A., Yale University. (1952; 1985)

SCOTT D. YOUNGDAHL,, Major, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures. B.A., University of Texas; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina (2008; 2008)

Adjunct Faculty 2012-2013

PAUL J. ACKERMAN, JR., Civil & Environmental Engineering, B.S., Virginia Military Institute, M.S., West Virginia University.

JAMES L. ADAMS, History and English & Fine Arts, B.A., Virginia Military Institute, M.A., James Madison University, Ed.D., The University of Tennessee.

WILLIAM R. ALEXANDER, Physics & Astronomy, B.S., Bethany College, M.S., Marshall University.

DAVID M. ALLEN, Physics & Astronomy, B.S., M.S., University of Virginia.

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

WILLIAM D. BADGETT, English & Fine Arts, B.A., Virginia Military Institute, M.A., Harvard University.

LISA J. BECKSTROM, Biology, B.S., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, M.S., University of North Carolina Charlotte.

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

KHADIJA BENTOUHAMI, Modern Languages & Cultures, B.A., Sidi Mohamed Benabdella University, M.A., Mohamed 1 University.

ROBERT L. BERAN, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

LOUIS H. BLAIR, International Studies & Political Science, B.S., University of Virginia, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

GEORGE M. BROOKE III, History. B.A., Virginia Military Institure; M.A., Ph. D., Georgetown University.

HEENA CHALISHAJAR, Mathematics & Computer Science, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Baroda.

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

DAVID W. COFFEY, History, B.A., Davidson College, M.A., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

KIRSTIN M. COOPRIDER, Physics & Astronomy, B.S., Clarkson University, M.S., Brigham Young University.

JOSEPH D. CRAIG, Economics & Business, B.A., Kenyon College, M.A., Ph.D. University of Colorado.

ERIN K. DEVLIN, History. B.A., The American University; M.A., Ph.D., College of William and Mary.

MICHAEL J. CROWLEY, English, B.A., Columbia University, Ph.D., University of Georgia.

JAMES M. EICHER II, Psychology & Philosophy, B.A., Pennsylvania State University-Altoona, M.A., Webster University.

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

EDWARD J. HAGERTY, History. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Temple University.

PETER J. HANSEN, International Studies & Political Science, B.A. Harvard, M.A., Ph.D., The University of Chicago.

PATRICIA D. HARDIN, Modern Languages & Cultures, B.A., University of South Carolina, M.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

VERA HEUER, International Studies & Political Science, M.A., Indiana University - Bloomington, M.A., Free University Berlin.

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.

JENNIFER W. HOUGH, Mathematics & Computer Science, B.S., Pennsylvania State University, M.S., Oregon State University.

ROBERT B. JAMES, International Studies & Political Science, B.A., Ohio Northern University, M.Ed., Bowling Green State University.

JINWUNG KIM, Eugenio Lopez Chair in Asian Studies, International Studies & Political Science. B.A., M.A., Kyungpook National University; Ph.D., Brigham Young University.

CLIFFORD A. KIRACOFE, JR., History, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

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

CHARLES E. LOWNEY, Psychology and Philosophy. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Boston University.

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

ELIZABETH L. MCKAGEN, English & Fine Arts, B.A., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

JOHN V. MIRABELLA, Mathematics & Computer Science, B.S., University of Virginia, D.P.A., George Mason University.

DEANNE L. MOOSMAN, Biology, B.S., University of Rhode Island, M.S., Eastern Kentucky University.

HARRISON J. PEMBERTON, English & Fine Arts, B.A. Rollins College; Ph.D., Yale University.

JENNIFER O. RAMIREZ, English & Fine Arts, B.A., Western Maryland College, M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University.

L. JANE RANDALL, Mathematics & Computer Science, B.S., Denison University, M.A., Miami University, M.S., Old Dominion University.

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

MATTHEW J. RICE, Mechanical Engineering, B.A., Reed College, M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

CHRISTOPHER B. RUSSELL, International Studies & Political Science, A.B., Dartmouth College, J.D., Notre Dame Law School.

MICAH W. SCHULTZ, English & Fine Arts, B.A. Bridgewater College, M.A., James Madison University.

WILLIAM LAD SESSIONS, Floyd D. Gottwald ’43 Visiting Chair in Leadership & Ethics, Psychology and Philosophy. M.A., Columbia University, Ph.D., Yale University.

W. GREG SHEAR, JR., Wachtmeister Chair in Science and Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, B.S., United States Naval Academy, M.S., University of Colorado, M.A., Naval War College.

CHRIS SKRETKOWICZ, Physical Education, B.A., Hofstra University.

DONNA M. SMITH, Chemistry, B.S., Hartwick College, M.S., University of Virginia.

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

HELEN C. STOREY, English & Fine Arts, B.A., M.F.A., University of Virginia.

ANNA SWENTY, Chemistry, B.S., University of Missouri-Rolla, M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia.

ADAM R. TRUSNER, History. B.A., M.A., University of Virginia; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law.

ADAM C. VOLANT, Psychology & Philosophy, B.A., Virginia Military Institute, M.S. Capella University.

JOHN R. VOSBURGH, Mathematics & Computer Science, M.S., Syracuse University.

PATRICIA L. WESTHAFER, Miller Academic Center, B.S., James Madison University, M.ED., ED.D., University of Virginia.

JAMES H. WHITTEN, Physical Education, B.S., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

FUMIKO YAMAGAMI-SNIDOW, Modern Languages & Cultures, B.A., Miyagi Gakuin University, B.A., Waseda University, M.S., Radford University.

The Athletic Staff 2012-2013

DONALD T. WHITE, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. B.S., Virginia Military Institute, M.Ed, Lynchburg College.

ERIC D. HUTCHINGS, Colonel, Deputy Athletic Director, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. B.A., Virginia Military Institute;
M.A., Command and Staff College; M.A., School of Advanced Military Science.

THOMAS S. BAUR, Colonel, Faculty Athletic Representative and Professor of Biology. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., West Virginia University; Ph.D., Purdue University. (1988; 1998)

ELIZABETH IGO, Senior Woman Administrator/Athletic Academic Advisor. B.A., Washington & Lee University; M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University.

TOM SHUPE, Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Promotions. B.S., Slippery Rock University.

DAVID SIGLER, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Game Operations. B.S., Washington and Lee University; M.Ed., Millersville University (PA).

CLIFFORD L. J. WADE, Commander, USN (Ret.), Assistant to the Athletic Director for Business. B.S., Miami University; B.A., University of Maryland; M.S., Webster University.


JASON ALLISON, Assistant Basketball Coach. B.S., Liberty University.

BRIAN D. ANKEN, Head Lacrosse Coach.

A. R. (Randy) ASHBY JR., Field Maintenance.

ROBERT F. BAUCOM, Jr., Head Basketball Coach. B.A., University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

TRAVIS J. BEASLEY, Assistant Baseball Coach. B.A., Randolph- Macon College.

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

WADE H. BRANNER, Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Sports Information Director. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

GARRETT BRICKNER, Assistant Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach. B.S., Virginia Military Institute.

ERIC C. BROWN, Assistant Football Coach. B.S. University of South Carolina.

MATHEW T. CAMPBELL, SR., Assistant Football Coach. B.S., University of South Carolina.

JAMES ALLAN COALE, Colonel, Director of Strength and Conditioning. B.A., Springfield College; M.Ed., James Madison University; Ph.D., University of Maryland. (1978, 1993)

A. P. (Tony) CONWAY, Assistant Soccer Coach. B.A., Virginia Military Institute. Robert J. Farrington, Assistant Football Coach. B.S., The Citadel.

JENNIFER K. FAZIOLI, Assistant Track & Field/Cross Country (Head Distance) Coach. B.A., University of Colorado; M.S., Penn State University.

MEGAN M. FLOWERS, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach. B.S., Southern Utah University; M.S., California University of Pennsylvania.

LANCE MALO FUJIWARA, Associate Athletic Director and Director for Sports Medicine. B.S., Oregon State University; M.Ed., University of Virginia (Sports Medicine); M.Ed, University of Virginia (Counselor Education).

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

GEORGE L. HANDLER, IV, Assistant Football Coach. B.S., Virginia Military Institute.

GREGORY W. HARRIS, Assistant Football Coach. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

JOHN HOFFMAN, Associate Athletic Trainer. B.S., University of Wisconsin - Lacrosse; M.Ed., University of Virginia.

MARLIN M. IKENBERRY, Head Baseball Coach. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

DONALD K. JAMISON, Colonel, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering and Assistant to the Athletic Director. B.S., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., University of California; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Professional Engineer. (1957; 1992)

P/T CURTIS H. JAQUES, Assistant Lacrosse Coach. B.A., Virginia Military Institute. J.B. (Jay) JOHNSON, JR., Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Joseph J. Kemmerer, Assistant Wrestling Coach. B.A., Kutztown University; M.A., Liberty University.

JAMES W. MASON, Athletic Equipment Manager.

BILL NICHOLSON, Director of Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving. B.A., SUNY New Paltz.

WINSTON A. OCTOBER, Assistant Football Coach. B.A., University of Richmond.

ANNA PHELPS, Head Women's Water Polo Coach. B.A., Scripps College.

BENJAMIN B. PITTSLEY, Director of Athletic Ticket Operations. B.S., Ferrum College.

RICHARD ROSE, Head Men's Soccer Coach. B.S., Lander University; M.S., Ohio University.

STEPHEN THOMAS ROSS, Director of Academic Advising for Intercollegiate Athletics, BS, Virginia Military Institute; MS Arkansas.

PHILIP L. SABATINI, Football Strength and Conditioning Coach. B.S., Ohio University, M.S., Ohio University.

BRADLEY J. SALOIS, Associate Athletic Media Relations Director. B.S., Liberty University.

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

GREGORY J. SHOCKLEY, Assistant Football Coach/Wide Receivers. B.S., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic and State University.

CHRIS SKRETKOWICZ, Assistant Wrestling Coach. B.A., Hofstra University.

ANDREW R. SPADAFORA, Assistant Athletic Trainer. B.S., Brigham Young University; M.Ed., University of Virginia.

JOHN C. STARK, Assistant Athletic Communications Director. B.A., Lycoming College.

JOHN SCOTT TRUDGEON, Head Wrestling Coach. B.A., College of William and Mary.

TRENT WALKER, Assistant Football Coach, B.S., Auburn University.

FRANCIS G. WATTS, Assistant Equipment Manager.

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

JAMES H. WHITTEN, Associate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. B.S., M.Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

BRYAN WILLIAMS, Head Women's Soccer Coach. B.A., Washington & Lee University.

DANIEL W. WILLIS, Associate Basketball Coach. B.S., Lenoir- Rhyne College; M.A., Western Carolina University.

DON D. WOODS, Assistant Head Football Coach. B.S., Tennessee Tech, M.S., University Alabama Birmingham.

P. P. (SPARKY) WOODS, Head Football Coach. B.S. Carson Newman College.

Assigned Officers and Noncommissioned Officers of the United States Army Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force 2012-2013

PATRICK G. LOONEY, Colonel, USMC, Professor of Naval Science & Department Head, M.A., Naval War College.

DEAN W. LEE, Colonel, USAF, Professor of Aerospace Studies, B.S., Brigham Young University; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

WILLIAM JOSEPH WANOVICH, Colonel, USA, Professor of Military Science and Leadership, B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.S., War College.


GEORGE M. ADAMS, IV, SFC, USA, Instructor of Military Science and Leadership.

JON L. BACA, Commander, USN, Executive Officer and Assistant Professor of Naval Science. B.S., University of New Mexico; MS, Naval Postgraduate School.

WILLIAM BART, SFC, USA, NG Recruiter.

PAUL BEEMAN, Major, USMC, Senior Marine Officer Instructor, B.A., Illinois State University.

CHARLES J. BEIRNE, Major, USAR, Assistant Professor of Military Science and Leadership. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

NICHOLAS S. BOSIAK, Captain, USAF, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies. B.A., North Carolina State; MBA, University of South Carolina.

DONALD B. BRYAN, SFC, USAR, Instructor of Military Science. B.A., College of William & Mary.

TREMAYNE A. BURNS, Technical Sergeant, USAF, NCOIC Personnel.

SAMUEL D. CARNEY, Captain, USA, Assistant Professor Military Science and Leadership.

WILLIAM J. CARR, Lieutenant Colonel, USA, Executive Officer. B.A., Texas A&M; M.S., Kansas State University; M.B.A., City University of Seattle Washington.

MATTHEW J. CHRISTENSEN, Lieutenant, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science. B.S., Virginia Tech.

JOHN T. DRISCOLL, Captain, USA, Assistant Professor of Military Science and Leadership. B.S., Norwich University.

MICHAEL J. FLOYD, Captain, USAF, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

JOHN R. FRITZ, Major, USA, Assistant Professor of Military Science and Leadership. B.S., Drexel University.

AARON A. HUBER, MSG, USA, Instructor of Military Science and Leadership.

ANDREA D. JACKSON, Captain, USAF, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, B.S., Mary Baldwin College.

KIMBERLY A. KENNEDY, Captain, USAF, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies. B.S., Bellevue University; M.A., American Military University.

DESIREE LEE, Staff Sergeant, USAF, NCOIC Information Management.

GILDARDO LOPEZ, Lieutenant, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science. B.A., University of North Florida.

KYLE C. MULLER, Lieutenant, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science. B.S., Willington College.

KENNETH MICHAEL PETTIS, JR., MSG, USA, Instructor of Military Science and Leadership. B.S., Troy University.

REINALDO RIVERA, Major, USA, Assistant Professor of Military Science. B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

VICTOR L. SANDER, MSGT, USMC, Assistant Marine Officer Instructor.

HENRY SITZLER, SGM, USA, Senior NCO, Instructor of Military Science and Leadership.

COREY J. STAVINOHA, Major, VAARNG, Assistant Professor of Military Science and Leadership. B.A., Virginia Military Institute.

HENRY SITZLER, SGM, USA, Senior NCO, Instructor of Military Science and Leadership.

JOHNATH D. STINNETTE, Lieutenant, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science. B.S., Virginia Tech.

MICHAEL D. TENINTY, Lieutenant, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science. B.A., Chapman University.

ANTONY D. WHITEHEAD, Captain, USAF, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies. B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

LLOYD D. WELLS, Major, USA, Recruiting Officer. B.S., University of Central Missouri.

ROBERT H. WIDMYER, Captain, USA, Assistant Professor Military Science and Leadership.

KHAMA A. WOODS, Staff Sergeant, USAF, Assistant NCOIC Personnel.

ADAM S. YOUNG, Captain, USMC, Junior Marine Officer Instructor. B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The VMI Alumni Association, Inc.

Founded in 1842 on the day following the graduation of VMI’s first graduating class, the VMI Alumni Association includes as members all VMI alumni who left the Institute under honorable circumstances. The current roster numbers more than 21,000 alumni in all 50 states and many parts of the world.

The purpose of the Alumni Association is “to organize the alumni in one general body, so as the better to keep alive the memories of Institute life, and by their united efforts the more efficiently to aid in the promotion of the welfare of the Institute, and the successful prosecution of its education purposes in the future.”

Among its programs, the Alumni Association assists the VMI Admissions Office by encouraging young men and women to apply for admission to the Institute and assists in providing job placement services to alumni. Moody Hall is operated to provide accommodations for alumni when returning to the Institute and for social occasions.

The VMI Alumni Review is published quarterly to inform the alumni of the state and progress of the Institute and to provide an archival record of the success of her alumni.

The VMI Foundation, Inc., the VMI Development Board, Inc., and the VMI Keydet Club, Inc., are the fund-raising arms of the VMI Alumni Association.

Officers are elected by the Board of Directors of the VMI Alumni Association.

Those for 2011-2012 are:

President  
Robert A. Heely ’69 Norfolk, Virginia
 
First Vice-President  
Edgar J.T. Perrow, Jr. '96 Lynchburg, Virginia 
 
Second Vice-President  
Robert P. Louthan '82 Richmond, Virginia
 
Historian:  
Thomas W. Davis ’64 Lexington, Virginia
 
Executive Vice-President:  
Adam C. Volant ’88 Lexington, Virginia
 
Vice President – Alumni Activities:  
Carole B. Green Lexington, Virginia
 
Information Officer  
Matthew J. Schwarzmann'90 Lexington, Virginia
 
NCR- New Cadet Recruiting Officer  
Nichole E. Kramer '03 Lexington, Virginia
 
Placement Officer  
Eric J. Hunter '08 Lexington, Virginia
 
NetCommunity Planner  
Jennifer M. G. Palmer Lexington, Virginia
 
Executive Assistant  
Lisla K. Danas Lexington, Virginia
 
Alumni Assistant  
Diane M. Brown Lexington, Virginia

 VMI Alumni Review

Editor  
Hope L. Hennessey Lexington, Virginia
 
Assistant Editor  
Traci L. Mierzwa Lexington, Virginia
 
Editorial Assistant  
Brenda S. Stoner Lexington, Virginia

The VMI Development Board

The VMI Development Board was established in the spring of 1978 and incorporated in 1987 under the auspices of the VMI Alumni Association to implement a comprehensive development program and to coordinate the Institute’s various fund raising activities. The composition of the Board of Directors is as follows: The President of the Board of Visitors, the Superintendent of VMI, the President of the VMI Alumni Association, the President of the VMI Foundation, the President of the VMI Keydet Club, and the Executive Director of the Development Board.

The VMI Keydet Club

Organized in 1934, the purposes of the Keydet Club are to support, strengthen, and develop the intercollegiate athletic program at VMI. These purposes are advanced by soliciting and receiving monetary gifts to the Keydet Club Scholarship Fund, which helps to finance grants-in-aid for the Institute's Division I athletes, and the Athletic Operations Fund. In return for their gifts, members of the Keydet Club are invited to special events and receive other benefits associated with VMI athletics. Awards to cadets and prospective cadets are made by the coaches on the basis of athletic talent and scholarship aid availability.

The Keydet Club also assists the Institute with fundraising for athletic facilities and other capital needs.

More information about the VMI Keydet Club is available on the World Wide Web at www.vmikeydetclub.com

The 2012-2013 Officers Are

President:  
William A. Paulette '69 Richmond, Virginia
 
First Vice-President  
U. "Buzz" Birzenieks '64 Lexington, Virginia
 
Second Vice-President  
Joseph W. Keyes, Jr. '82 Ashburn, Virginia
 
Secretary/Treasurer  
Gerald J. Acuff. Jr. '71 Scottsdale, Arizona

Keydet Club Executive Staff:

Chief Executive Officer:  
Gregory M. Cavallaro ’84 Lexington, Virginia
 
Vice President:  
Donald S. Ross ’74 Lexington, Virginia
 
Vice President  
Douglas P. Bartlett Lexington, Virginia
 
Vice-President  
J. Robert Crumpler ’07 Lexington, Virginia
 
Office Manager, Executive Assistant and Communications Manager  
Jackie R. Flint Fairfield, Virginia

The VMI Foundation, Inc.

Founded in 1936, the VMI Foundation helps to raise and manage the private financial resources, directed for purposes other than athletics, which are necessary to ensure that VMI remains a first-rate intercollegiate academic institution and retains its extraordinary place in American higher education. In doing so, the Foundation combines vigorous fund-raising and careful stewardship and engages the enduring spirit of VMI's alumni, parents, and friends. The VMI Foundation also provides the funds necessary for the VMI Alumni Association to continue its work on behalf of the VMI Family. Annually, the combined development efforts of the Foundation, VMI Keydet Club, and the VMI Development Board provide millions of dollars in financial support to the Institute.

Officers and Primary Staff for 2011-2012 are:

President:  
Walton M. Jeffress ’68 Fairfax, Virginia
 
Vice President/Administration:  
Stephen H. Sewell, Jr. ’60 Roanoke, Virginia
 
Vice President/Fund Raising:  
J. Battle Haslam II ’61 Asheville, North Carolina
 
Chief Executive Officer:  
Brian Scott Crockett Lexington, Virginia
 
Vice President Major Gifts:  
Warren J. Bryan, ’71 Lexington, Virginia
 
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer:  
David L. Prasnicki Lexington, Virginia
 
Vice President:  
Douglas E. Taylor Lexington, Virginia
 
Vice President Planned Giving:  
Terrie I. Conrad Appomattox, Virginia
 
Vice President Annual and Reunion Giving:  
Patrick F. Webb Staunton, Virginia
 
Director of Communications:  
Scott E. Belliveau ’83 Lexington, Virginia
 
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations  
Elizabeth A. Moore Lexington, Virginia
 
Director of Information Services:  
Patrick J. Costa Fincastle, Virginia
 
Corporate Secretary:  
Frances W. Arehart Buena Vista, Virginia
 
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer:  
Crissy Elliott Lexington, Virginia

Officers and Primary Staff for 2012-2013 are:

President:  
Walton M. Jeffress ’68 Fairfax, Virginia
   
Vice President/Administration:  
Stephen H. Sewell, Jr. ’60 Roanoke, Virginia
   
Vice President/Fund Raising:  
Hugh M. Fain III ’80 Richmond, Virginia
   
Chief Executive Officer:  
Brian Scott Crockett Lexington, Virginia
   
Vice President Major Gifts:  
Warren J. Bryan, ’71 Lexington, Virginia
   
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer:  
David L. Prasnicki Lexington, Virginia
   
Vice President:  
Douglas E. Taylor Lexington, Virginia
   
Vice President Planned Giving:  
Terrie I. Conrad Appomattox, Virginia
   
Vice President Annual and Reunion Giving:  
Patrick F. Webb Staunton, Virginia
   
Director of Communications:  
Scott E. Belliveau ’83 Lexington, Virginia
   
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations  
Elizabeth A. Moore Lexington, Virginia
   
Director of Information Services:  
Patrick J. Costa Fincastle, Virginia
   
Corporate Secretary:  
Frances W. Arehart Buena Vista, Virginia
   
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer:  
Crissy Elliott Lexington, Virginia

The VMI Foundation's offices are located in Neikirk Hall at 304 Letcher Avenue. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 932, Lexington, Virginia 24450; the telephone number is 540-464-7287. Please visit the VMI Foundation's web page at: www.vmi.edu/foundation.

The following are but a few of the many programs and activities supported through the funds raised and managed by the VMI Foundation, Inc.

CADET

Merit-based and need-based scholarships
Career development services
Graduate fellowships
Internships
Foreign study scholarships
Plays, concerts and speakers
Chaplain's Office
Clubs and club sports
Rat Challenge
Cadet awards
Cadet Investment Group

Faculty

Institute Professorships
Professorial Chairs
Visiting scholars program
Professional development
Research
Salary supplements
Housing subsidies
Teaching and service awards
Departmental funds
Technology upgrades

Administration

Admissions
Public relations
Capital improvements
Property maintenance
Debt Service

Alumni

VMI Alumni Association Operations
New Cadet Recruiting
VMI Alumni Review
Moody Hall
Class Agents Program

Other

VMI Museum
McKethan Park
Preston Library
Parents Council

VMI Parents Council

The VMI Parents Council was formed in 1957 to provide information and assistance to the parents of cadets attending VMI. Members of the Parents Council are selected from parents of cadets in the upper three classes.

The purposes of the Parents Council are to develop closer ties between parents and VMI; to help parents serve as ambassadors for VMI; and to assist the Institute in providing for the welfare and development of cadets.

The Council is to be a sounding board to help cadets and their families gain the most from VMI. If the Council can help a parent understand VMI and provide a ready source of information to all cadets and parents, then it has met its challenge.

The Parents Council meets formally twice a year at VMI. The fall meeting is held on Parents Weekend. Council representatives regularly attend VMI events to answer questions and act as hosts and hostesses.

VMI Research Laboratories

The VMI Research Laboratories was established in 1963 as a private non-profit Virginia Corporation to encourage and promote faculty research. It fosters educational objectives by supporting scientific investigation and contractual research. Since cadets assist faculty members, activities of the Research Laboratories help to teach research techniques.

Policies of the Corporation are established and carried out by a 15-man Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Board is Colonel Victor J. Bernet, M.D. of Olney, Maryland and the Director of Research is Dr. Richard A. Rowe, Professor of Biology. During 2007-2008 twelve faculty members and several cadets were employed part-time on contracts totaling in excess of $2,610,197 and dealing with areas including:chemoresponses, modeling of glass forming processes, wastewater treatment, thin films, glass chemistry, nuclear waste immobilization and analysis of leadership traits. During 2007-2008, grants from FMC Corporation, Research Corporation, VDOT, Jeffress Trust, Emhart Glass Research and various industry sources were awarded to VMI faculty and administered by the VMIRL. Sponsored events include the annual Environment Virginia Symposium and the Marr School. Recently, VMIRL co-sponsored the establishment of the Center for Glass Chemistry within the VMI Chemistry Department and the Journal of Undergraduate Research. The VMIRL administers the Stanley Wetmore Fund which provides monetary support for cadet research. The VMIRL sponsors two awards which are presented at the Institute’s annual convocation. The Matthew Fontaine Maury and Wilbur S. Hinman awards each reward outstanding achievement in the area of faculty and cadet research efforts at the Institute.