2021-22 New and Promoted Faculty

LEXINGTON, Va., Oct. 11, 2021—Brig. Gen. Robert “Bob” Moreschi, deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty, has announced the promotion and granting of tenure to several faculty members.

Promoted:

  • Applied Mathematics—Col. John David, promoted from associate professor to professor.
  • Biology—Col. Emily Lilly, promoted from associate professor to professor.
  • Civil and environmental engineering—Col. Matthew Swenty, promoted from associate professor to professor.
  • Economics and business—Col. Jennifer Gerow, promoted from associate professor to professor.
  • International studies—Col. Brent Hierman, promoted from associate professor to professor.
  • Mechanical engineering—Col. Joyce Blandino, promoted from associate professor to professor.

Promoted and Granted Tenure:

  • Applied mathematics—Lt. Col. Amy Chapman, promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.
  • Computer and information sciences—Dr. Youna Jung, promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.
  • English, rhetoric, and humanistic studies—Lt. Col. Mary Atwell, promoted from assistant professor to associate professor; Lt. Col. Catharine Ingersoll, promoted from assistant professor to associate professor; Lt. Col. Michelle Iten, promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.
  • International studies—Col. Spencer Bakich, promoted from associate professor to professor.
  • Modern languages and cultures—Dr. Sabrina Laroussi, promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.

New Full-Time Faculty:

  • Applied mathematics—Maj. Megan Chambers
  • Chemistry—Maj. Shannon Quevado
  • Computer and information sciences—Dr. Sherif Abdelhamid, Dr. Imran Ghani
  • Electrical and computer engineering—Lt. Col. Jaafar Alghazo
  • English, rhetoric, and humanistic studies—Maj. Kennedy Curry
  • History—Maj. Patrick Klinger, Maj. Jonathan Jones
  • International studies—Maj. Megan Roosevelt
  • Modern languages and cultures—Dr. Lu Lu
  • Physics—Lt. Col. Durig Lewis
  • Psychology—Maj. Aubrey Whitehead

Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty:

  • Computer and information sciences—Adjunct Kurt Luther
  • Economics and business—Adjuncts Stephen Lowe and Hannah Becker
  • English, rhetoric, and humanistic studies—Adjuncts George Walter, Laura Parsons, and Margot Hughes
  • Modern languages and cultures—Adjuncts Stephen Gerome and Hugo Moreira
  • LEAD fellow/psychology—Adjunct Kelly Henry

All promotions and tenure were effective Aug. 1, 2021, and are listed here by department.

 

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