Fall Faculty Meeting 2015

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Fall Faculty Meeting 2015

Interim Dean Alison Baski welcomed new faculty members and congratulated those who received a promotion and/or tenure at our Fall Faculty Meeting on September 16th in the Student Commons Theater. Our newly promoted and/or tenured faculty include: John Brinegar, Department of English Promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor Gregory Donovan, Department of English Promoted […]

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Dr. Tombes Accepts New Role

From Interim Dean Alison Baski: Dr. Robert Tombes has served as the Associate Dean for Research since 2012 and is a Professor in the Biology department.  In his current role, Dr. Tombes has supported inter-disciplinary research initiatives, spearheaded grant writing academies, and helped increase the research portfolio of the College by more than 50%. As […]

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Dr. Kathy Bassard, Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

From Interim Dean Alison Baski: Dr. Katherine Bassard is a Professor of English and has chaired the department since 2012.  She has served on numerous committees for the College of H&S, including chair of Graduate Academic Committee (2008-10) and as Dean’s Fellow (2010-11).  In her new role as Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dr. […]

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Anne Stratton Assumes New Role

From Interim Dean Alison Baski: Ms. Anne Stratton has been promoted to Director of Faculty, Staff and Student Affairs. In this capacity, she will work with department chairs and school directors as well as with Student Affairs, the Threat Assessment Team, Assurance Services, Human Resources, the Office of Institutional Equity, etc. to facilitate the resolution […]

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Dr. Kimberly Brown New Interim Chair of AFAM

From Interim Dean Alison Baski: I am pleased to announce that Dr. Kimberly Brown has agreed to serve as Interim Chair of the Department of African American Studies beginning August 10. Dr. Brown has served since 2013 as Chair of the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at VCU and she will continue in […]

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Bethanie Constant Named Senior Director of Development

Bethanie Constant, CFRE, has been named Senior Director of Development for the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. Bethanie’s passion for fund-raising, particularly for higher education, stems from her own experiences as a college student. “I took loans, received need-based grants and academic scholarships; but I still needed to work as a waitress and part-time […]

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College Faculty Win PeRQ Awards

Congratulations to the following faculty members of the College who won Presidential Research Quest (PeRQ) Awards! Scott Gronert, Chemistry, for  “Mass Spectrometric Profiling of Temporal Responses in the Redox Proteome of Trauma Patients: Identifying Potential Biomarkers for Recoveries with Complications.” Abstract. As part of a large effort at VCU to identify biomarkers related to trauma patient […]

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Staff Spotlight: Kevin Knitter

Kevin Knitter works as a Chemical and Proteomic Mass Spectrometry Core Facility technician in the Department of Chemistry. He has been with the College  for four years in this position. Kevin feels the best part of his job is the opportunity to do independent research in order to extend the facility’s capabilities. He believes in […]

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Staff Award Winners 2015

The inaugural winners of our staff awards were announced at our Faculty and Staff Awards and Retirees breakfast on April 15th. 10 staff members were nominated for a total of three awards. The winners were: Leadership Award Edith Allin (Chemistry and Forensic Science) Excellence in Service Virginia Schmitz (English Department) Impact Award Ramont Reed (HASTECH) The nominees were: […]

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Susan Bodnar Deren Receives Two Grants

Sociology faculty, Dr. Susan Bodnar-Deren was just awarded two grants.  The first is a $19,149 award from the VCU Council on Community Engagement for the project entitled “A CBPR Evaluation of the ‘Mommies, Babies, Bellies & Daddies – The ABCs of Breastfeeding’ – a targeted intervention to encourage inform, and empower mothers to care for […]

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