Academic Catalog


Officers of the Administration and Department Chairs

Officers of the Administration

Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., President

Ashley Schumaker, M.A., Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategic Operations

Augustine O. Agho, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Chad A. Reed, M.P.A., Vice President for Administration and Finance

Nina R. Gonser, M.B.A., Vice President for Digital Learning

September Sanderlin, M.S.Ed., Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Kenneth Fridley, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Research

Brandi Hephner LaBanc, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services

Alonzo C. Brandon, B.S., Vice President for University Advancement

Jaime L. Hunt, M.S., Vice President for University Communications and Chief Marketing Officer

Laura Delbrugge, Ph.D.,  Dean of the College of Arts and Letters

Kenneth B. Kahn, Ph.D., Dean of the Strome College of Business

Tammi Dice, Ph.D., Dean of the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies

Kenneth Fridley, Ph.D., Dean of the Batten College of Engineering and Technology

Bonnie Van Lunen, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Health Sciences & Interim Dean of the School of Public Health

Gail Dodge, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Sciences

David Metzger, Ph.D., Dean of the Honors College

Suzanne M. Wright, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the School of Nursing

Li-Wu Chen, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Public Health

Brian K. Payne, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Interdisciplinary Programs

Robert Wojtowicz, Ph.D., Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Timothy Hackman, M.L.S., M.A., University Librarian

Department and School Chairs

ROYCE BURNETT, Ph.D., Accountancy


HOLLY GAFF, Ph.D., Biological Sciences

CRAIG BAYSE, Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry

SANDEEP KUMAR, Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering

TIM ANDERSON, Ph.D., Communication and Theatre Arts

JAMES BLANDO, Ph.D., Community and Environmental Health (Interim)

RAVI MUKKAMALA, Ph.D., Computer Science

MARK REHFUSS, Ph.D., Counseling and Human Services

ANN BRUHN, M.S., Dental Hygiene

ROBERT MCNAB, Ph.D., Economics

MICHAEL (MICKEY) KOSLOSKI, Ph.D., Educational Foundations and Leadership

OSCAR GONZALEZ, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering

ANDRES SOUSA-POZA, Ph.D., Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

VUKICA JOVANOVIC, Ph.D., Engineering Technology


BRUCE RUBIN, Ph.D., Finance


XIHE ZHU, Ph.D., Human Movement Sciences

WEIYONG ZHANG, Ph.D., Information Technology/Decision Sciences (Interim)

SHAOMIN LI, Ph.D., Management

CHUANYI TANG, Ph.D., Marketing

GORDON MELROSE, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics

MILTOS KOTINIS, Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Interim)

HAROLD RIETHMAN, Ph.D., Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences

BRANDON A. SHAH, M.S., M.B.A., Military Science and Leadership


BRIAN C. BECKER, B.A., M.B.A., Naval Science

RODGER HARVEY, Ph.D., Ocean and Earth Sciences (Interim)

DYLAN WITTKOWER, Ph.D., Philosophy and Religious Studies


JONATHAN LEIB, Ph.D., Political Science and Geography

GEORGE NOELL, Ph.D., Psychology

SAMUEL BROWN, Ph.D., Public Service

STEVEN MORRISON, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Sciences

SHANA PRIBESH, Ph.D., STEM Education and Professional Studies

RUTH TRIPLETT, Ph.D., Sociology and Criminal Justice

JAMIE COLWELL, Ph.D., Teaching and Learning

ELIZABETH GROENEVELD, Ph.D., Women's and Gender Studies

ELIZABETH BLACK, Ph.D., World Languages and Cultures