W&L Promotes Faculty Members to Full, Associate Professorships
Washington and Lee University has promoted eight members of its faculty to full professor, while promoting 14 faculty members to associate professor and also making tenure announcements.
The University’s Board of Trustees approved the promotions and tenures during its meeting in Lexington in May.
Promoted from associate professor to full professor:
- Edward Adams, English. A member of the W&L faculty since 1993, he received a B.A. in classics from Amherst College and an M.A. in classics from the University of California at Berkeley before earning an M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in English from Yale University.
- Robert Ballenger, Business Administration. He joined the W&L faculty in 2002. He graduated from W&L in 1976 with a B.S. in natural sciences and mathematics and earned a Ph.D. in business and economics from Lehigh University.
- Amanda Bower, Business Administration. She joined the W&L faculty in 2002. She holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Richmond and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.
- Chris Connors, Geology. A member of the W&L faculty since 1999, he holds a B.S. from Penn State, an M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton.
- James Mahon, Philosophy. He joined the W&L faculty in 2000. He received a B.A. in philosophy and modern English from Trinity College Dublin, an M.Phil. in philosophy from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Duke University.
- David Marsh, Biology. A member of the W&L faculty since 2000, he received a B.A. in biology from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in population biology from the University of California, Davis.
- Adam Schwartz, Business Administration. He joined the W&L faculty in 2006. He received a B.S. in applied physics and an M.S. in management from Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Georgia.
- Julie Woodzicka, Psychology. She joined the W&L faculty in 2000. She received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, an M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Dayton, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Boston College.
Promoted to associate professor with tenure:
- Mary Abdoney, Science Library. She joined the W&L faculty in 2006. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and an M.L.S. from the University of South Florida.
- Monica Botta, Romance Languages. A member of the W&L faculty since 2006, she received her B.F.A. from Eastern Connecticut State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish literature from the University of Connecticut.
- Niels-Hugo Blunch, Economics. Formerly a consultant for the World Bank, he became a W&L faculty member in 2006. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in economics from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, an M.S. in economics and econometrics from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, and a Ph.D. in economics from the George Washington University.
- Shawn Paul Evans, Theater. He received a B.A. in English from the Virginia Military Institute and an M.F.A. in drama from the University of Virginia.
- Stephan Fafatas, Accounting. A member of the W&L faculty since 2006, he has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an M.S. in accounting from Texas A&M, and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
- Megan Fulcher, Psychology. After first serving as a visiting assistant professor at W&L from 2004 to 2006, she was appointed assistant professor in 2006. She holds a B.S. in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Virginia.
- Joseph Guse, Economics. A member of the W&L faculty since 2005, he received a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Chicago, a master’s of forest science from Yale University, and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
- Robert Humston, Biology. He joined the W&L faculty in 2008 after serving as visiting assistant professor 2003-2004. He holds a B.A. in biology and English from Bowdoin College and a Ph.D. in marine biology and fisheries from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
- Frederick LaRiviere, Chemistry. He joined the W&L faculty in 2006 after a year as a Dreyfus Teaching and Research Fellow in Chemistry at Colby College. He received his B.A. in chemistry and biochemistry from Clark University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry with a graduate certificate in biophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
- Molly Michelmore, History. A member of W&L’s faculty since 2006, she received a B.A. in history from Amherst College and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
- Jeffrey Rahl, Geology. He joined the W&L faculty in 2006 after serving as a Turner Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan. He received a B.S. in geology from the University of Dayton and an M.Phil. and Ph.D., both in geology, from Yale University.
- Sandy Reiter, Business Administration. She came to W&L in 2006 after a career in private industry with AlliedSignal Corp. and Honeywell International. She received a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a Ph.D. in business from the University of Washington.
- Jacob Siehler, Mathematics. He served as visiting assistant professor of mathematics from 2003 to 2005, when he was named assistant professor. He received a B.S. in both mathematics and computer science from Frostburg State and an M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Virginia Tech.
Promoted to associate professor:
- Joshua Williamson, Athletics. He joined Washington and Lee in 2004 as assistant athletic trainer and was promoted to head athletics trainer and assistant professor of physical education in 2006. He received a B.S. and M.S. in athletic training from Indiana State University.
Jeffery G. Hanna
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
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