Congratulations to the UMW Class of '10
UMW GRADUATES CLASS OF
Va. – The University of Mary Washington will graduate a total of 1,201
students during its 99th commencement in a graduate ceremony on Friday,
May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium and in an undergraduate ceremony
on Saturday, May 8, at 9 a.m. in Ball Circle on the university’s Fredericksburg
university will award 67 master of business administration degrees,
121 master of education degrees, 12 master of science in management
information systems, 40 master of science in elementary education degrees,
396 bachelor of arts degrees, 40 bachelor of liberal studies degrees,
56 bachelor of professional studies degrees and 469 bachelor of science
Graduates with a master
of business administration degree:
J. Absher, Robert M. Adams, Matthew D. Anderson, George D. Baker, Kristina
L. Barbee, Nathan Berezan, Soumya K. Bhowmic, Amanda V. Bresko, Leola
D. Britford, Thomas M. Brooks, Jonathan M. Brouillette, Lisa C. Brown,
Lisa K. Bruer, Amber E. Busler, Chad R. Cayer, Mark T. Cobb, Mark A.
Coleman, Anthony M. DiFilippo, Stephen Michael Dudley, Mari B. Dwyer,
Tracy L. Engle, Ann E. Evans, Stephanie H. Fedder, Stephanie D. Figueroa,
William G. Floyd, James W. Fowler, Spandana Golla, Duane Fredrick Grabner,
Claudia R. Greves, Tonya A. Griffin, Krystal J. Hermes, John H. Hicks,
Paul C. Howerton, Stephanie A. Johnson, Heather M. King, Sean T. Liverman,
Christina Mammen, Jeremy C. Martin, Sara M. McLaughlin, Stacy M. McQuage,
Alex F. Mejia Izaguirre, Chad A. Messer, John D. Nicolay, Nicholas W.
Norko, Jami L. Nosar, Anthony R. Overby, Justice Asamani Owusu-Hienno,
Joseph B. Parsons, Dawn M. Pruitt, John P. Raschke, Ivan F. Robelly,
Michael J. Roberts, William J. Sage, Sheila Seal, Asmar P. Shabazz,
Christine R. Shartzer, Sandra L. Shifflett, Scott H. Smith, Caleb J.
Stephens, Hazel Earnhardt Stewart, David L. Toms, Destiny M. Townsley,
Heather L. Traver, Tsogbadrakh Tserenbat, Rhoda E. Walker-Derricotte,
Joseph Wickens, and Melissa L. Yates.
Graduates with a master
of education degree:
Katrece Bailey, Jessica Lynn Baker, Heather A. Ball, Amanda M. Bates,
Vicki L. Bennett, Kendra M. Bockenstedt, Whitney L. Borden, Tracy Robin
Bramlett, Ashley Elizabeth Brewer, Amanda S. Brown, Loretta S. Brown,
Tawny DeAnne Browne, Paige L. Capro, Ashley L. Castillo, Christine M.
Chandler, Catherine A. Chaney, Theresa A. Clements, Allison K. Cline,
Sydney Laura Crowder, Elisabeth Evelyn Cunard, Shana D. Curtis, Kristen
Danielle Darling, Chryse L. Davis, Heather L. DeCou, Kim M. DeRonda,
Brendan O. Downey, Christie L. El-Nemr, Anna Carmen Endrizzi, Amy Grace
Esch, Maureen A. Everly, Mary C. Faha, Christina S. Ferber, Faranda
F. Ferguson, George A. Finch, Rossana M. Finegan, Crystal R. Foxx, Heather
N. Fulkerson, Peggy A. Fuller, Carol Gick, Harold Craig Giles, Andrew
T. Greene, Pamela A. Gresham, Melinda F. Griffith, Moira D. Guyton,
Cathleen E. Hannifin, Jennifer Sue Heath, Sylvia Henderson, Naomi M.
Hudjohn, Cynthia B. Hughes, Stephanie M. Iero, Tammy M. Irwin, Linda
N. Jones, Larissa A. Joos, Emily Elisabeth Kaye, Brenda L. Kennedy,
Dawn M. Knight, Maryann Krueger, Sara Kathryn Lawyer, David N. Layne,
Michelle L. Lembo, Sara A. Lewis, Suzanne M. Lloyd, Helaine G. Love,
Tiffany Joi Mathews, Jennifer L. McMichael, Deborah L. McMullan, Lee
A. Mitchell, Desiree A. Morris, Taniya Michelle O'Brien, Sherri I. Oesterheld,
Jillian E. O'Neill, Stacy J. Palmer, Robin L. Parrish, Melody B. Perry,
Devra Pickett, Rochelle L. Pierce, Jeanine A. Popescu, Vicki Lynn Powell,
Dana R. Ramsey, Elizabeth M. Reed, Terri L. Rivero, Sara K. Roach, Suzanne
Marie Rogers, Jessica Lynn Roy, Daniel J. Ruppert, Sophia P. Ryder,
Donald O. Saunders, Charles O. Sayers, Terry J. Shackelford, Lisa H.
Shuler, Brianne P. Slattery, James R. Smith, Sherry Leigh Smith, Christa
L. Stoots, Daniel E. Stribling, Sarah C. Sullivan, Kathryn J. Szymendera,
Victoria L. Talcott, Jessica P. Taliaferro, Dianne E. Tharp, Amy N.
Thorne, Diana M. Thorpe, Stephanie E. Trant, Stephanie A. Travers, Jeffrey
T. Trigger, Shannon N. Twyman-Ward, Elizabeth S. Uebelhoer, Karen E.
Wade Smiley, Tiffany M. Walker, Ryan T. Ward, Sean Patrick Weaver, Tracy
Marie Wenzel, Barbara S. West, Marcia G. Wieduwilt, Jessica L. Wilkerson,
and Lucia Yang.
Graduates with a
master of science in management information systems degree:
Robert J. Absher, Michelle
L. Breon, Brenden J. Green, Joseph Edward Guthrie, Christopher J. Halbert,
Craig G. Hennessee, Jeremy C. Martin, Julio M. Mercado, Joseph B. Parsons,
Jeffrey Potts, and Dennis C. Stewart.
Graduates with a master
of science in elementary education degree:
A. Andree, Nicole M. Barrea, Sarah Rebecca Bosworth, Kaitlyn L. Butler,
Jaclyn Nicole Connors, Christine M. Cooper, Lindsay R. D'Adamo, Kimberly
Dennis, Mary E. Dillane, Carolyn M. Duffy, Amy L. Edwards, Jessica English,
Kaitlin A. Frankle, Diana Gallup, Caitlyn Gomes, Meredith E. Goode,
Ainsley Hilburn, Heather Marie Lowe, Erika M. Luera, Marla A. Maceyko,
Anne N. Macheel, Elizabeth A. McCarthy, Casey Mitchell, Mikaela T. Mulligan,
Stephanie Oswald, Samantha Leigh Packard, Katie A. Palmer, Nicole E.
Pethtel, Emily K. Ratzenberger, Casey A. Ridlon, Kirsten Rowell, Jessica
M. Schatz, Amanda G. Shumaker, Ashley M. Smith, Kellye Sorber, Amanda
L. Taub, Caitlin R. Varley, Kasey E. Walker, Heather A. Wilson, and
Christina A. Woolsey.
Graduates with a bachelor
of arts degree:
N. Adams, Kathleen B. Adams, Shama Ahmed, Emily H. Akers, Tabitha L.
Allen, Katherine M. Allen, Marissa Swann Allison, Justin Anthony Anderson,
Kwaku Ntiri Aning, Elizabeth Joyce Babcock, William James Backus, Samer
F. Bahhur, Audrey R. Baise, Michael Edward Ballard, Danielle B. Ballinger,
Jessica Leigh Barefoot, Katharine L. Bass, Matthew P. Bean, Kaitlin
Marie Beauge, Lindsey Kaye Bechtold, Christina Becker, Emilie Anne Begin,
Brianne Renee Benelli, Kristen Leslie Bennett, Andrew Alexander Bennett,
Sara Kate Berkowitz, Lauren Margaret Birney, Rachel Anne Blier, Anya
Katharina Bogdanow, Megan L. Borders, Brendon Cassidy Bottle, Rachel
Malinda Bowen, Danielle N. Boyce, Brynn Alexandra Boyer, Samantha Caitlin
Bradshaw, Andrea Briceno, Rebecca Lynn Briggs, Benjamin John Brishcar,
Sean C. Brock, Sean A. Brown, Brian Davis Brown, Elaine Rita Bryant,
Joseph Justin Buckingham, John S. Budd, Jonathan Curran Bullock, Giuseppe
Luciano Buonannata, Jeremy E. Burke, Julie Cosby Burns, Jenna Lauren
Calautti, Sarah Anne Carlson, Emma Lenzi Carone, Caitlin Dawn Carter,
Andrew M. Catherwood, Brenda Marie Cessna, Sarah Elizabeth Chandler,
Shion S. Chang, Courtney E. Chapman, Katie Ellen Charnetski, Victoria
Cira, Joseph A. Cirenza, Susannah McCallister Clark, Carter Robbins
Cole, Sarah Alice Coleman, Stephanie Marie Combs, Matthew D. Connelly,
Claire Louise Copps, Chelsea Rose Corcoran, Ashley Lynn Coticchio, Molly
Eileen Coward, Allison Brooke Crerie, Rebecca D. Cuba, Angela Marie
Cuneo, Kristin Allison Cutler, Jennifer Lynn Cutrona, Jessica Ashley
Dabul, Michelle K. Dachman, Siobhan Marie Dannaher, Janice Irene Daul,
Alyssa Christine Davis, Bailey Yale Davis, Devin Mitchell Day, Christian
J. Deegan, Alexandra Ann deGraffenreid, Pablo R. del'Aguila, Nathaniel
Hein Delano, Margaux E. DeLong, Sarah Chiles Denby, Katherine Grace
Despagni, Joseph Franklin Devar, Chelsea McCart Devening, Elizabeth
Blaylock Diliberti, Kaitlin Joyce Dinan, Helen Elizabeth Dinndorf, Justin
B. Dobson, Caitlin Mary Donnelly, Brian Christopher Donohue, Matthew
David Doyle, Molly Quinn Driggers, Miles Ashton Dumville, David J. Dutton,
Jessica M. Eadie, Brandon R. Eads, Bradley Pierce Efford, Mirey Sherief
Elias, Molly Mathieson Ellis, Carol Jeanine Ellison, Kristen Michelle
Eno, Christina C. Estep, Kari Anne Evans, Kelsey B. Evans, Andrew B.
Everett, Matthew Adams Eversole, Jennifer J. Ezzell, Nicole Shantea
Faison, Amanda Aileen Falke, Megan J. Falkenberry, Matthew P. Faulconer,
Mariana DeSousa Dias Ferro, Nathan Wesley Finney, Jessica Ann Focht,
Emily M. Forch, Thomas Michael Ford, Ashley Lynn Ford, Angela Mary Francis,
Aaron Mitchell Frank, Channon A. Fulton, Amanda Lynn Gardner, James
Barret Garman, Maria D. Gates, Gina M. Gattuso, Christina Ann Giaimo,
Erin K. Ginther, Michael Alexander Gionfriddo, Erin Maureen Glennon,
Tashina May Gorgone, Melissa A. Graham, Nathan Samuel Graham, Anna Gabrielle
Greeley, Ashley Kindal Green, Terrell Channing Green, Patricia Elizabeth
Greene, Sarah F. Greenlee, James Douglas Greevy, Heather Leigh Greider,
Matthew Thomas Guckenberg, Ana Luisa Gutierrez, Pete Guzman, Sadie Marie
Hagberg, Matthew Aaron Broman Hale, Ross MacLeod Haley, Jessica Lynn
Hall, Megan E. Hall, Sarah Elizabeth Harpine, Katelyn Louise Harris,
Aaron G. Haubert, Amanda Joy Heckenberger, Jessica A. Hedrick, Laura
Jane Heemer, Christopher Brian Herbert, Andrea L. Hevia, Meghan Patricia
Hickey, Megan Marie Higgins, Abigail Nellson Hill, Erin Margaret Hoesly,
Sarah Elizabeth Holljes, Jean Marie Hufford, Katherine Grace Hummelt,
Pamela Kate Hurd, Krystal Nicole Jackson, Sydney J. Jagelski, Kayleigh
G. Jamison, Maura Elizabeth Johnson, Andrew O. Jordan, Kevin Patrick
Kallmyer, Jacqueline A. Kane, Surya Kant, Erin Lindsay Keeler, Kristen
Marie Kelleher, Megan K. Keller, Zachary W. Kelly, Kelly Marie Key,
Jessica Ellen Kilday, Virginia Anne Kinniburgh, Katherine Ellen Knopf,
Karleen Meredith Kovalcik, Ian M. Kraft, John S. Krieg, Amy Lange, Meredith
Richards Langer, John Paul Lavinus, Elyse N. Lawrence, Matthew Thomas
Lawrey, Christine V. Leckner, Tara Ashley Lescault, Lisa May-Ling Leung,
Rebecca Warner L'Heureux, Anna Rebecca Lindemann, Jessica Y. Lok, Anne
Marie Longerbeam, Micah Elizabeth Lurie, Allison Elizabeth Luthern,
Andrew Den Luton, Cristine A. Lynch, Dana Pirnie Maas, Mitchell A. MacDonald,
Mary Katherine Magdycz, John C. Mahan, Louise Anne Maniscalco, Rosa
Maria Manzines-Lee, Holly M. Markiewicz, Sean Joseph Marren, Jacqueline
Kristin Marshall, Rachel Anne Mason, Kristin Marie Mattern, Justin I.
Mattos, Mary Katherine Maultsby, Alexandra M. Mayer, Kelly Lynn McCain,
Patrick Dillon McCleary, Jacob S. McCrumb, Aidan Mary McCurdy, Kristie
L. McDaniel, Lauren Michelle McDonald, Brian D. McGrath, Katie Elizabeth
McGraw, Janna Marie McGruddy, Ann Elizabeth McHale, Phoebe R. McMullen,
Kyle L. Meagher, Brett H. Meslar, Thomas Logan Metesh, Joyce B. Metzler,
Jodi Leigh Miller, Brian W. Miller, Samantha Ariel Miller, Lauren E.
Milner, Kerry Lynne Mitchell, Hannah R. Molofsky, Erik A. Monterosso,
Victoria C. Moody, David Nathan Moore, Thomas W. Moran, Kevin D. Morris,
Christina R. Moses, Lena Maeve Moses-Schmitt, Cecelia Marie Mueller,
Kellie Ann Mullarkey, Diana Carmen Muncaciu, MacKenzie O'Neal Murphy,
Courtney Alexandra Myhrum, Alessandra Maria Naich, Rachel S. Nash, Bethany
Abigail Nelson, Chelsea Erin Newnam, Steven Wesley Noel, Katherine Brown
O'Connor, Kathryn Elizabeth O'Connor, Erin L. O'Donovan, Jon C. Olsen,
Joseph C. Oschrin, Randall Stephan Overland, Justin P. Owens, Sarah
Elizabeth Parker, Raphael Pascale, Megan Lee Paulson, Mary Stadelman
Pawlina, Sarah Louise Payne, Emma Murphy Peck, Brenda Helene Pennington,
David R. Persson, Gregory Charles Pesce, Sarah Glenn Peters, Stephanie
Lynn Petrelis, Tina Marie Pettus, Nina Patricia Pfeiffer, Virginia L.
Pharis, Jeffrey S. Phillips, Jana L. Pickart, David John Pierandri,
Michael D. Pierce, Stephen Patrick Pierce, Jessica Karin Pike, Jaime
Lynn Pimsler, Rebecca Tamar Pomerantz, Stephanie G. Portch, Emily Irene
Potosky, Elizabeth Ashley Powell, Karen J. Probst, Colby Joseph Wayne
Proffitt, Samuel Rives Protich, Sofhia Qamar, Kimberly Joy Quarforth,
Dorsey Taylor Quarles, Caitlin S. Raab, Honor C. Rafferty, Jennifer
Mae Ramsey, Landon Harrell Randolph, Cassandra Lynn Ratti, Hunter McKenzie
Ray, Aliza Jacqueline Reed, Rebekah H. Reed, Alexandra Emmanuelle Reigle,
Jean M. Reinhart, Emily C. Renick, Caroline S. Rezendes, Aaron Michael
Richardson, Cassidy P. Ringler, Sara Patricia Rittelmeyer, Samantha
Nicole Rizzi, Julie Helene Robert, Dawn A. Robey, Julia Kate Robinson,
Austin S. Robles, Peter Campbell Roden, Catherine Marie Roets, Shayla
Janiece Roland, Molly Kayla Rose, Michelle J. Rother, Michael J. Rudmann,
Emily Megan Sack, Hana Joan Salih, Erin E. Sanderson, Kathryn Neff Saunders,
Ashley Elizabeth Scharf, David Johnstone Schell, Katherine E. Schryver,
Caroline Elaine Schumacher, Alexandria Grace Schweiger, Virginia L.
Scott, Blythe McLean Scott, Ashley Catherine Scutari, Daniel Seymour,
Timothy J. Sherrange, Jonathan Patrick Shields, Adam D. Shlossman, Emily
B. Showalter, Charis Nicole Sirolly, Emily L. Slaughter, Jessica Laureen
Smith, Jason D. Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Andrew E. Smith, Nicholas A.
Southwell, Monica Anne Spencer, Ivy L. Spicer, Avian Spiller, Kimberly
S. Spindler, Elijah Samuel St. Dennis, Tim J. St. Onge, Eric Von Steigleder,
Ashley Marie Still, Katherine Marie Stinson, Nicolas W. Stringos, Matthew
S. Struth, Helen E. Sulcoski, Elizabeth Faye Swauger, Leigh A. Taliaferro,
Farrah Leng Tek, Allyson Lee Thompson, Kathryn Lynn Titus, Bridget Ann
Travers, Sarah Margaret Trimble, Jennifer Nicole Trotter, Chelsey Beth
Truesdell, Kristen A. Tymeson, Alexander G. Valencia, Stephanie Lynn
Van Buskirk, Caitlin Stoddard Vance, Rachel Anne Vetterlein, Lauren
Lacey Villiva, Mary Kathryn Wagoner, Elisa Ann Stengel Walker, Kirsten
Ingeborg Walleck, Natalie Corrine Weiner, Alexandra N. Weishar, Andrew
Colin Welsh, Samantha Jean West, Kathleen S. Whitcomb, Jonathan Weller
Wigginton, Zane Nathaniel Wilcox, Mary Katherine Wilkerson, Ashley Elizabeth
Wilkins, Matthew Denmark Williard, Kari Anne Wilson, Taja Lorrayn Winston,
Hannah Claire Woll, Eric Nathan Wolterding, Courtney Lynn Woodburn,
Chelsea M. Woodhouse, Jessica Anne Wrenn, Xiaoxiao Wu, Mohammed Abdulrahman
Yousuf, Rachel Alissa Zeiler, and Chelsea Elizabeth Zlock.
Graduates with a bachelor
of liberal studies degree:
Albrecht, Patrick M. Arens, Robin A. Asbell, Kimberly A. Berlinghoff,
Holly L. Breivik, Kathryn A. Bywaters, Aislyn P. Cathers, Tara V. Caulboy,
Mark E. Croyle, Pippa E. Curran, Grace L. Deem, Jerzan A. Delgado, Elizabeth
A. Fedowitz, Cheryl L. Fishback, Ellen M. Fritz, Genine C. Geissler,
Donna J. German, Peggy L. Green, Lakenna N. Gregory, Teresa D. Herman,
Nicholas M. Hofmann, Deidra C. Hoskins, Kathleen A. Hutcheson, Rachel
R. Janes, Donna M. Jones, Jeffrey G. Jones, Dayna L. Klein, Sarah E.
Lapp, Nancy K. Lee, Teresa M. Lusczek, Grace M. McCormick, Megan C.
Miller, Arturo D. Padilla, Ronald L. Pettigrew, Chad M. Plucker, Megan
E. Schaedel, Jackson W. Sellers, Deborah A. Smith, Bonnie S. Trumbetic,
and Susan K. Wismer.
Graduates with a bachelor
of professional studies degree:
R. Adams, Lisa M. Ames, David C. Arnett, Leitha B. Atkins, Nichole M.
Basham, Natalie J. Baxter, Josee C. Bognin, Claudiu A. Bota, Jessica
Watson Cairns, Iva W. Capps, Tasha R. Carter, Anna M. Christian, Michelle
S. Crafts, Tracey L. Cross, Jeremy L. Cucco, Karen M. Diehl, Jose Antonio
B. Duque, Cheryl L. Feeser, Melissa Lynn Finley, Michelle L. Furlong,
Jason M. Gandy, William W. Gray, Denico A. Green, Lenora B. Grier, Danielle
L. Harr, Eric M. Harvey, Tiffany S. Hebb, Brian M. Herrick, Alan David
Ivey, Diane Jackson, Sonique Y. Lee, Veronica Leung, Robert W. Lewis,
Brandon J. McCool, Laura A. McDonald, Sarah Elizabeth Montague, Matthew
Steven Morris, Daniel W. Nauschuetz, Anita D. Newhouse, Tracey H. Pannell,
Eileen Perez, Anita L. Perrow, Tamara N. Robinson, Shanel Salinas-Chandarlis,
Dawn M. Sangree, William N. Sheild, Benjamin J. Smith, Kristina M. Sullivan,
Andrew M. Tabler, Christopher H. Taylor, Bonita J. Tompkins, Carol S.
Valencik, Shaneil Antenell White-Taylor, Patricia S. Wolfrey, Thomas
L. Wortman, and Joshua D. Young.
Graduates with a bachelor
of science degree:
O. Abdelhalim, Hadeel Nazzal Abu Jamous, Austin W. Adair, Carla C. Adair,
Maliha Maryam Adams, Hillary A. Adams, Ashley Elizabeth Addis, Barbara
Ann Ailstock, Hasina Akhter, Kristine Maria Alger, Dahlia Ali, Jessie
C. Allen, Henry Robert Allingham, Scott Douglas Altman, Brandon P. Altmann,
Briana Elizabeth Amoroso, Matthew James Amrod, Shealyn Sullivan Anderson,
Damon Nigel Anderson, Stephanie Marie Andreucci, David M. Arcidicono,
Emily Marie Azzara, Erika M. Baardsen, Jennie Lynn Babadilla, William
Rogers Bailey, Filla Sofia Cardona Baliwag, Sarah Elizabeth Ball, Lucas
Alan Baranyk, Lauren Elizabeth Bates, Rita Frances Beale, Mary Elaine
Bennett, Sarah J. Bergen, Elizabeth M. Bernat, Alyssa Leah Berns, Katharine
Elizabeth Bertron, Sara Betancurt, Jonathan Scott Blaine, Christopher
Mark Blouin, Sarah Elizabeth Bond, Michelle Suzanne Bond, Elena T. Bono,
William Charles Bowling, Nathan Alexander Boyarsky, Will Scott Boyd,
Max Isaac Brock, Elizabeth Marie Brock, Catarina Emilie Bourgon Brokaw,
Caitlin Joanna Brooks, Virginia King Brown, Barbara A. Brown, Chelsea
Elizabeth Brown, Steven J. Bruen, Ryan S. Buchanan, Ashley D. Burdette,
Michael Allyn Burgess, Aubrey Jean Burns, Christopher T. Buttery, Aaron
Joseph Byrd, Elisa Kim Caballero, Kelly Elizabeth Caldwell, Matthew
E. Caler, Michael Ian Campbell, Erika Marie Caramillo, Kerry Carfagno,
Renee C. Carignan, Matthew Jesus Cash, Muhammed F. Casim, Christopher
Gabriel Castillo, Catherine Ashley Castleberry, Julie O'Connell Celia,
Peter Winfield Ceo, Moreblessings R. Chakanyuka, Calvin Chuen-wing Chan,
Courtney Marie Chaplin, Ian S. Chavis, Kristofer Chester, Michelle Elizabeth
Chiles, Ashlee Ann Chudanov, Lauren Alaina Cisek, Andrew D. Clark, Kathryn
Agnes Clark, Britteny Ann Clements, Emily L. Cline, Kendall Susanne
Cloeter, Daniel Kirkland Coats, Caitlin Alexandra Cohen, Genevieve Katherine
Coleman, S. Talmage Colvin, Mark Stephen Compel, Justin Coppage, Rebecca
Jae Cordova, Samantha Clarice Cosh, Lyssa Anne Cousineau, Stephanie
Joyce Crowe, Kara Marie Cutrona, Caitlin Elizabeth Dail, Sharon E. Daley,
Michelle N. D'Amico, Brooke Ella Davies, Jessica L. Davis, Lindsey M.
Davis, John W. Deasy, Mary Elizabeth DeMino, Michael T. Dennie, Shreya
Kirit DeSai, Bridget K. Dettmann, Zachary Miller Detweiler, Ruth Kavita
Dhanaraj, Brett F. Diamond, Matthew Keola Diniega, Samantha Christine
DiPaola, Allison Lynn DiPippa, Chantal Brittany DiSimone, Neil Mani
Dixit, Ashlie A. Dofflemyer, Paul K. V. Dolan, Michael D. Dooley, Michael
J. Downey, Amy Katherine Doyel, Kathleen Michelle Dray, Jason William
Driscoll, Erika Dunnington, Melissa Joanne Eads, Daniel J. Easterling,
Elyse Lynn Edwards, Jenny Marie Eikenberg, Andrew Donald Elliott, Brittney
D. Ellis, Christine B. Enos, Sarah Cordie Erath, Christopher Lee Erdwins,
Nicholas Ryan Espinosa, Thomas Lloyd Eutsler, Zachary L. Faley, Ashley
Elizabeth Fariss, John Ray Fehrman, Daniel Glenn Feldman, Michael Ferrera,
Whitney E. Fields, Ryan C. Fisher, Brenton J. Fisk, James S. Fitzella,
Katherine Mary Fitzgerald, Peter Mason Flannery-Tellock, Whitney Leigh
Flippo, Lauren Nicole Forney, Sean A. Freeman, Christina V. Fucheck,
Brian Patrick Fulton, Michael Robert Fumai, James Patrick Gallagher,
Daliana Cinthia Gandarillas Sagarnaga, Maria Ann Gannett, Quincey A.
Garcia, John David Gaskill, Kristin Sage Gauta, Kirk Edward George,
Jennifer L. Gerardi, Marianthi Gianulis, Katherine Marie Giles, Nicole
C. Glover, Andrew Doran Godburn, Evan Patrick Goff, Matthew R. Goodreau,
Jennifer Connelly Gorham, Christopher Bert Goulait, Hillary Paige Graves,
Tanya Michelle Griffin, Rebecca Lynn Groman, Samuel Kenton Groseclose,
Anna Pope Guillote, Edward Lee Gurnick, Lee H. Guy, Melissa Marie Hadley,
Brendan Charles Hagerty, Amanda Elise Hall, Timothy James Hamby, Schli
Hamidi, Caitlin Maureen Hammelman, Denise A. Hammond, Samantha L. Hardesty,
Jesse E. Hatfield, Jessica M. Hathaway, Brenna N. Hatter, Jessica L.
Hatter, Evan Rogers Hawkins, Zane Patrick Hayward, Daniel Scott Heefner,
Lauren L. Hefty, Chad A. Hegna, Amalia Farapuspita Hendarsin, Kathleen
M. Heron, Amanda Gayle Herring, Katherine Dawn Heskett, Allison K. Hess,
Lauren Jessica Hicks, Jennifer Ann Hicks, Katelyn R. Hill, Jonathan
Charles Hillyard, Dustin Hilton, Sarah E. Hintosh, Scott Michael Hoffmann,
Gwendolyn Anne Holdgreiwe, Michael Stephen Hollister, Catherine Ann
Housley, Alexander T. Howell, Erika E. Howells, Waqas Humayon, Katie
L. Hunsberger, Dana Rae Hunt, Caitlin Madeline Huxtable, David Allan
Hydorn, Michael Scott Isaacson, Ashley E. Jacoby, Rachel L. Jobe, Cameron
A. John, Michael Aaron Johnson, Tamara Monique Johnson-Maiden, Dana
Masako Jones, Matthew Hartley Jones, Christopher Michael Kamphaus, Christopher
J. Karas, Steven Michael Karkos, Daniel Paul Kauffman, Amanda Lauren
Kautz, Sarah Elizabeth Mae Kelley, Joseph Arnold Kelly, Christine Joyce
Kelly, Sarah Jeannette Kersey, Anna Gabrielle Key, Bryan Delaney Keys,
Jessica P. Kidder, Brittany Paige Killian, Hee Jung Kim, Philip A. Kipperman,
Maria D. Kipreos, Melissa JoAnn Kirby, Kevin Gordon Kitching, Ryan Spencer
Klein, Kurt J. Koller, Kathleen Grace Kollman, Abigail Leigh Kowalski,
Joanna Krenich, Erin C. Ladd, Kelly Sarah Landau, Leah Anne Lantzy,
Kyeong Min Lee, Stephanie L. Lehmier, Amanda Frances Leich, Laurence
Donnelly LeSueur, Alexis Michelle Linder, Daniel Robert Lockbaum, Megan
Dineen Long, Patrick Kenneth Love, Erica Marie Lowe, Anne Carroll Lutkenhaus,
Danielle Marie MacNaughton, Kendal Larson Magnoli, Matthew Russell Magruder,
Jillian Rose Maier, Lauren Elaine Malick, James Forrest Marquisee, Daniel
Karl Mascher, Kate Alison Matta, Jeffrey N. May, Elizabeth Tierney McAuliffe,
Dewitt McClain, Molly Lynn McCluskey, Jason Lee McCormack, Erin Deignan
McCracken, Tara Lynn McFarland, Scott Ryan McGillicuddy, Zachary R.
McGonigal, Travis A. McKee, Janae A. McKie, Natalie Christine McLarty,
Melissa Lynne McTernan, Jennifer E. Menge, Nana A. Mensah Abrampah,
Melissa Faith Merritt, Caitlin Leigh Messinger, Krysta Joy Michael,
Karolyn Joy Milton, Christian N. Mireles, Sarah C. Montgomery, Megan
L. Montgomery, Lura Lee Moomau, Chelsea Mary Moore, Ian A. Moore, Jonathan
D. Morin, Sarah Anne Morin, Andrew N. Morris, Marium Mujahid, Clare
Margreta Mulrey, Daniel James Murphy, Stacey Elizabeth Nathan, Jody
E. Nelson, Christine M. Newbold, Olivia N. Newman, Sarah C. Ney, Brett
Lynch Nickley, Vincent Joseph Noori, Lauren Elizabeth Oakley, Kimberly
Diane Olinger, Lauren Michelle O'Neil, Caitlin Maredith Oshida, Tara
M. O'Toole, Davia R. Palley, Matthew Robert Pares, Hye Rim Park, Kathryn
Olivia Parvin, Jacob Paul Pattyson, Gwen Elaine Paulson, Joseph Ryan
Payne, Michael Thomas Pena, Candace M. Penn, Julia E. Pense, Evan Nobuyuki
Perry, Kaitlin Marie Petrella, Christine Thanh Pham, Laura Ann Pilati,
Ariel Rebecca Place, James Engleman Platner, Robert William Porter,
Bryan Andrew Powers, Lindsey Ruth Prillaman, Elizabeth Julia Pringle,
Jonathan James Proffitt, Jonathan Moss Putty, Dale Crawford Race, Jessica
Leigh Raiford, Tatiana Ramallo, Elizabeth Blake Ramsey, Mohammed Ravat,
Andrew Walter Reed, Ashley O'Hara Reed, Rory Elizabeth Reese, David
Frederick Reichert, Nathaniel Ross Rhoad, Gina Suzanne Rhodes, Stacey
Beth Rickard, Laura Elizabeth Rickard, Jennifer Ann Riley, Emily Nicole
Ritchie, Megan Lynn Roadley, Lisa Ellen Roberts, Harrison Mchaney Roberts,
Matthew Alfred Robinson, Margaret Joan Rockwell, Alexander C. Rohde,
Brandi Lynn Rollins, Kristen A. Romano, Sonia M. Roschelli, Renee Lauren
Rosser, Andrew Joseph Rozsa, Emmett Stephen Rutkowski, Michelle Nicole
Ryder, Zachary Erik Sasser, Nina Michelle Sawyer, Rose Marie Schirle,
Allen J. Schmidt, Helena C. Schmidt, Michael Christopher Schmidt, Diamond
Crisa Sciequan, Lindsey Blair Ann Scott, Diana Patrice Scott, Mary Elizabeth
Scully, Joshua D. Sedlak, Kimberley Anne Sedoris, Lindsay Helen Sekel,
Leslie J. Shafer, Lauren Leah Shaffer, Katelyn Beth Shank, Rebecca Jean
Shapiro, Kaitlin Ann Sharp, Jordan Elisabeth Shealey, Zachary D. Shepherd,
Jacob Wesley Shepherd, Elizabeth Ann Shewark, Leila Jean Shiekhy, Bryce
A. Simantel, Christopher G. Simonin, Caroline Theresa Simpson, Christopher
John Sions, Sean Patrick Slattery, Allison Danielle Sleeman, Christie
Ann Smethurst, Caitlin Taylor Smith, Philip Price Smith, Benjamin W.
Smith, Margaret L. Smith, Ryan Webster Smith, Sarah Katherine Smith,
Sarah Brooke Speicher, Nina Marguerite Spengler, Ashley D. Spillman,
Sarah N. Staples, Dallas R. Stapleton, Sarah Alexandra Stark, Shannon
Marie Steffens, Craig Lisle Stewart, Cassandra Lynn Stewart, Benjamin
Robert Stokes, Maureen Louise Stracke, Katie Lynne Strong, Julie Melissa
Sullivan, Leah Noelle Sumner, Courtney Suttle, Chelsea Eden Swisher,
Gustavo Tapia, Kenneth S. Thomas, David Jonathan Thompson, Shenika T.
Thompson, Matthew Kyle Thompson, Alexa Marcail Thompson, Matthew Berry
Thorsen, Meredith Ailene Tice, Megan Nicoletti Tisdelle, Peter Christian
Toohey, Astrid Bianca Trued, Shannon E. Tucker, Elisabeth Lauryn Tufano,
Elinor Judith Tuhy, Zhanna Tulchinskaya-Winchell, Erin A. Turner, Jeffrey
M. Ulrich, Joy Marie Vandevender, Lizbeth Vargas, Lidia Vargas-Claros,
Rocio Vaneza Velasquez, Angelique M. Vera, Kyle Lee Wadkins, Allison
Grace Walker, Flora Rebecca Wallace, Christine Anna Wang, Felicia R.
Wang-Chen, Kathleen Nicole Watson, David Clayton Watts, Bradford L.
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UMW TO AWARD EMERITUS STATUS AT COMMENCEMENT
Five longtime professors and a veteran administrator will be awarded emeritus status at the University of Mary Washington’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8.
Roy H. Smith will be named Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology; William B. Crawley Jr. will be named Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History; Margaret Williamson Huber will be named Distinguished Professor Emerita of Anthropology; Brenda E. Vogel will be named Professor Emerita of Education; LeRoy S. Strohl III will be named University Librarian Emeritus; and Christina Kakavá will be named Professor Emerita of Linguistics posthumously.
The title of emeritus is bestowed on faculty and administrative faculty members who have served the university for at least 15 years. Faculty members also must have attained the rank of professor or associate professor.
Roy H. Smith
Roy H. Smith began his career at Mary Washington in 1970 as an assistant professor of psychology. In his 40 years at UMW, Smith’s depth of knowledge in cognitive neuroscience, drug education and alcohol abuse provided a wide range of learning opportunities for students.
The author of several articles, books and presentations, Smith has received multiple grants for his research. His membership in numerous professional and scholarship organizations reflects his dedication to and passion for his discipline and his love of teaching.
In 1999, Smith was awarded the title of distinguished professor by the UMW Board of Visitors. He received the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award in 2004.
He is an active participant in many community organizations, including the Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg, Christ Church in Spotsylvania and the Association for Retarded Citizens.
Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Tennessee and a doctorate degree in physiological psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
William B. Crawley Jr.
William B. Crawley Jr. came to Mary Washington in 1970 as an assistant professor of history. Since then, he has impacted the lives of students through his service in several academic and administrative capacities.
In 1988, Crawley was appointed college historian and was elected to the endowed rector and visitors chair. He served as director for the Center for Historic Preservation for four years, as chair of the Department of History and American Studies for eight years and as executive assistant to the president from 1983 to 1988. He was awarded the title of distinguished professor in 1994.
In 2006, Crawley and his wife, Terrie Crawley, member of the class of 1977, received Washington Medallions for their “extraordinary accomplishments, generosity and service” to UMW. They subsequently served as co-chairs of the Centennial Campaign, and Crawley documented the establishment, growth and development of UMW in his book, “The University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History, 1908-2008.”
His engaging lectures and popularity as a history professor are evidenced by his 1994 receipt of the Grellet C. Simpson award for excellence in undergraduate teaching and his 2005 receipt of the Mary W. Pinschmidt award for the professor the senior class is most likely to remember for having the greatest impact on their lives.
Crawley received a bachelor’s degree in Latin from Hampden-Sydney College and earned master’s and doctoral degrees in history from the University of Virginia.
Margaret Williamson Huber
Margaret Williamson Huber joined the University of Mary Washington faculty in 1974. An expert in gender, political organizations and symbolic systems, Huber has inspired her students for more than 30 years.
Her outstanding accomplishments in the classroom and selfless attention to her students were recognized when she was honored with the Grellet C. Simpson Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching in 2008.
Huber has an extensive dossier of professional publications and research presentations. She is a noted expert in American popular culture, the Powhatan Indians of Virginia and the peoples of Papua, New Guinea.
She was awarded the title of distinguished professor in 1994 and is a member of multiple university committees, including the self-study committee, the gallery advisory committee and the faculty affairs committee. Her service also includes chairing the departments of sociology and anthropology and the promotion and tenure committee.
The current secretary-treasurer of the Southern Anthropological Society, Huber remains active in her discipline by encouraging students to present at annual conferences.
She received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College as well as a doctorate in philosophy and a bachelor of literature degree, both in social anthropology from Oxford University.
Brenda E. Vogel
Brenda E. Vogel started her career at Mary Washington in 1977. She has taught and advised hundreds of students as a professor of education, and her service as architect and director of the university’s popular master of education program has influenced thousands of local educators and school administrators.
In addition, Vogel has served as coordinator of teacher education services, director of field experiences, education department chair and interim assistant dean of academic services. In 1989, she became the university’s nominee to both the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education teacher awards.
Asked to create and launch education programs at the Stafford campus in 1999, Vogel sought input from student focus groups and education officials to craft post-bachelor’s teacher licensure and master of education programs.
She served on multiple university committees, including the Alumni Association Board and centennial and inauguration committees and as chair of self-study, faculty search and other committees.
She received a bachelor of fine arts in drama education from Virginia Commonwealth University and master’s and doctoral degrees in education from Virginia Tech.
LeRoy S. Strohl III
Leroy S. Strohl III has directed the growth and course of the University Libraries in his quarter-century tenure at Mary Washington, guiding the library through rapid and wide-ranging innovations in the information technology field.
As the amount of information and number of resources available swelled with the rise of virtual technology, Strohl presided over the transition from a card catalog to the library’s first online circulation and catalog system. Under his direction, library holdings expanded to include numerous electronic books, an extensive array of online databases and other non-print materials available to students, faculty, staff and the public.
Strohl was instrumental in the design of Simpson Library and supervised the library’s move to the site from Trinkle Hall. He also facilitated the opening of a second library at the Stafford campus.
An initial and long-time member of the steering committee for the Virtual Library of Virginia, Strohl was active on several university committees. He also has participated in many Fredericksburg area community groups and organizations, including the Bluemont Music Festival and the Rappahannock Rotary Club.
Strohl received a bachelor’s degree in English and theology from Hanover College, a master of arts degree in English literature and a master of library science degree from the University of Kentucky.
Christina Kakavá began sharing her passion for linguistics with students in 1994 when she joined the faculty of Mary Washington.
She published extensively in sociolinguistics with a special emphasis on cross-cultural linguistics, issues of language and gender and intercultural identities among bilingual speakers.
Kakavá became an integral member of the university community, serving as chair of the General Education Committee and Curriculum Committee. She was a member of the Faculty Senate and committees on global awareness and instructional technology.
Professionally affiliated with the American Association of Applied Linguistics, the International Association of Applied Linguistics and the Linguistic Society of America, Kakavá maintained an extensive list of refereed and invited research presentations.
She devoted herself to undergraduate research opportunities, individual study projects and appropriate research methods for the study of language. In 2007, Kakavá led the President’s Travel Club to Greece after researching and preparing for the trip.
Kakavá received a bachelor’s degree in Greek and English from the University of Athens and her master’s and doctoral degrees in linguistics from Georgetown University.
She died in February after a three-year battle with cancer.
UMW STUDENTS RECEIVE TOP AWARDS
AT STAFFORD CAMPUS
Five students at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) College of Graduate and Professional Studies were recognized for outstanding achievements at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 5, at the Stafford campus. The students will receive their degrees at the university’s commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8.
Bonita J. Tompkins of Fredericksburg received the award for Outstanding Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) Student. Tompkins completed the BPS with a concentration in leadership and management. Faculty praised her motivation, work ethic and interpersonal and technical skills applied in class and on teams. Professors said Tomkins went out of her way to help fellow students, mastered balancing academics with other demands and is a role model for other students. Tompkins is married with two children and a grandson.
Paul C. Howerton of Woodbridge was honored with the award for Outstanding Master of Business Administration Student. He completed the degree with a concentration in contracts and procurement management. He works as a deputy program manager at Science Applications International Corporation. The married father of two retired from the U.S. Army in 2005 following a 22-year career. He impressed faculty with his interpersonal and technical skills, willingness to help others, work ethic and motivation. He showed a genuine commitment to UMW and its programs by making various suggestions to improve processes such as registration.
Amanda S. Brown of Fredericksburg received the award for Outstanding Master of Education Student. Brown completed the degree specializing in the grades PreK-12 endorsement area of music education. Faculty described Brown as smart, creative, hard working and enthusiastic. She was praised as a natural teacher and classroom leader whose love of her subject—music—makes her devoted and dedicated to her students and able to engage them and make a difference in their understanding of music. She earned a bachelor of arts in music from UMW. She teaches private percussion lessons and owns M and Y Instruments, which makes xylophones and runs a summer camp for fifth graders interested in building xylophones.
Joseph E. Guthrie of Fredericksburg received the award for Outstanding Master of Science in Management Information Systems Student. Faculty said Guthrie stood out in class as a skillful debater of social and technical matters. Praised for showing an extensive knowledge of his technical field and for constantly studying to stay current, Guthrie is credited with having the tenacity, intellectual ability and analytic skills needed to excel in academic and professional settings. He currently works as a manager for Science Applications International Corporation and also serves as an adjunct instructor for UMW. He earned a bachelor of professional studies from UMW.
To be eligible for these awards, students must both have a minimum 3.8 grade-point average (GPA) and show academic excellence beyond the GPA. They also must show leadership, enthusiasm, commitment and professional potential.
In addition, Brianne P. Slattery of Spotsylvania received the Delta Kappa Gamma Virginia Scholars Award. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honor society for women educators. Slattery completed the master of education with a concentration in secondary English education. She received the scholars award in recognition of outstanding academic performance and community involvement. She was praised for enthusiasm and professionalism she showed during practicum and student teaching experiences, demonstrating a natural rapport with and eagerness to help all students.
UMW STUDENTS RECEIVE FULBRIGHT AWARDS
Two graduating seniors at the University of Mary Washington, Farrah Tek and Emily Potosky, have been selected to receive prestigious U.S. Fulbright grants for 2010-11. The two awards bring to seven the number of Fulbright grants awarded at UMW, five in the past three years alone. Both students will travel to Asia to pursue two distinctly different experiences.
In July, Tek will head to Cambodia where she will study the effects of victim participation on the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC). Potosky, who received an English Teaching Assistantship Fulbright Grant, will spend a year in South Korea teaching elementary or secondary school students English as a Second Language.
“We are extremely proud of our two grantees, Farrah Tek and Emily Potosky, as we are of all our Fulbright applicants this year,” said Nabil Al-Tikriti, assistant professor of history. “This is an outstanding honor and a real accomplishment that puts our fine students and institution in the best light possible.”
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since 1946, it has offered students, scholars and professionals the opportunity to study at the graduate level, conduct research or teach in other countries through its grant programs.
Farrah Tek of Bristow, Va., has a personal stake in her study abroad.
“I applied to do a research grant in Cambodia because my parents are victims of the Khmer Rouge’s atrocities and I wanted to be a part of indicting the leaders,” Tek said.
She will focus on the ECCC, also known as the Cambodian Tribunal, to research the cultural, legal and anthropological impact of victims as civil parties on an international criminal court. The court was created by the Cambodian government and United Nations to prosecute leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime, a Cambodian communist party in power during the 1970s. During the period, more than one million people died or were affected by genocide, including members of Tek’s extended family.
She also looks forward to seeing the homeland of her parents for the first time.
At UMW, Tek doubled majored in English and human rights and spent four years on the research-intensive policy debate team.
Gregory Stanton, former James Farmer Professor of Human Rights, encouraged and influenced her throughout the Fulbright application process and in the creation of a human rights special major.
“I will not be the same person or student without him,” Tek said. “I wouldn’t have quite as strong a future without his guidance.”
In July, Emily Potosky of Chantilly, Va., will undergo a six-week orientation that involves Korean language studies, cultural sensitivity lessons and teaching guidance before she begins her assistantship.
But she’s already gained valuable experience at UMW. As a student aide with the university’s Korean Exchange Program, Potosky has helped three groups of exchange students acclimate to life in the United States by helping them move into residence halls, showing them around the community and providing tutoring.
She is eager to reunite with the Korean exchange students she befriended during their studies at Mary Washington and to learn about the country from their perspective.
Potosky’s year in South Korea won’t be her first time abroad.
During her junior year, Potosky was awarded a Cultural Envoy Scholarship by UMW’s Office of International Academic Services and spent the spring 2008 semester studying in Istanbul, Turkey. That experience influenced her decision to apply for a Fulbright award.
“I knew living and doing things abroad was something I wanted to do,” Potosky said.
The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors during commencement ceremonies Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8.
Elisa Ann Stengel Walker of Rockville, Md., received the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award, which is presented annually to the student with the highest grade-point average (GPA) in the four-year undergraduate program. She finished with a 3.982 GPA.
Gregg Stull, professor of theatre and chair of the department of theatre and dance, was presented the Grellet C. Simpson Award, which is the institution’s most prestigious annual award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The recipient is usually a senior member of the faculty.
Stephen C. Davies, assistant professor of computer science, received the Mary W. Pinschmidt Award. The winner is selected by the graduating class as the faculty member “whom they will most likely remember as the one who had the greatest impact on their lives.”
Robert R. Barr, assistant professor of political science, received the UMW Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award, which is presented annually to an exceptional member of the faculty who has served the institution for at least two years, but no more than five years.
Suzanne G. Houff, professor of education, received the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Outstanding Faculty Member Award, which is presented annually to an exceptional full-time faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching and professional leadership, and who has taught at the Stafford campus for at least two years.
Elisa Ann Stengel Walker
Walker is a double major in Spanish and sociology. She has been an active member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Delta, the sociology honor society, and Phi Sigma Iota, the Spanish honor society, and she has been involved in outreach activities in the Fredericksburg community. As an intern at the Fredericksburg Health Department, she offered her advanced proficiency in Spanish as a service to the community. She assisted the medical and clerical staff in their efforts to educate and provide health care to the local Latino population.
Her scholarly pursuits and service contributions reach far beyond the classroom. She is committed to furthering her own knowledge of the diverse cultural panorama of the Spanish-speaking world and to sharing her passion for the language, literatures and cultures of Latin America with others. In the spring of 2009, she participated in a study abroad program in Argentina.
Faculty members in both Spanish and sociology departments describe her as a conscientious and dedicated student who made thoughtful, relevant contributions to class discussions on a broad range of topics. Walker was consistently able to process complex concepts, and arrive at conclusions that led her further into other intellectual queries, according to her professors.
Stull has been associated with Mary Washington for many years, having earned his bachelor’s degree in dramatic arts in 1982. He joined the faculty in 1991. With receipt of this award, he is the first faculty member to receive all three faculty awards during his career at UMW.
Stull is described as an enthusiastic, dedicated, and devoted teacher who challenges students to perform at their highest levels. He is praised for his effectiveness, his hands on approach to teaching, his constant encouragement, his passion for teaching, and his willingness to go beyond the call of duty. His commitment to students helps them to hone life skills that will take them far beyond their time at the University of Mary Washington.
Stull is an expert on funding, policy, and first amendment issues involving the arts. He consults with arts organizations throughout the country in the area of strategic planning, artistic assessment, and community engagement. He has served as a panelist for the Ohio Arts Council and as an evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts. An expert on social action and the arts, Stull has directed two international displays of the entire AIDS Memorial Quilt. Stull earned his master’s degree in theatre from the University of Maryland.
Stephen C. Davies
Davies has been a member of the faculty since 2006. He teaches a wide range of computer science courses, from introductory to advanced level classes such as “Object Oriented Analysis and Design.”
Students from Davies’ introductory courses praise his ability to break down the information so that all students can understand the subject matter, even those who don’t consider themselves to be computer savvy. Some students said they love the computer science program and they chose computer science as their major because of his persistence and one-on-one mentoring.
Davies received his doctorate in computer science and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado, and his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rice University.
Robert R. Barr
Barr, who joined the faculty in 2005, is a well-known expert in Latin American politics. He has conducted field research in Bolivia and Peru; development work in El Salvador, Guatemala, Philippines, Senegal and Uganda; language study in Mexico; and travel in sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas and Europe. He has a forthcoming book on populism in Latin America.
His professional accomplishments include numerous articles published in well-respected journals and papers presented at conferences emphasizing his area of expertise, Latin American politics. He has established a national reputation as one of the rising stars in the discipline. His professional accomplishments were recognized in 2007 when he received a highly competitive and prestigious Junior Faculty Research Grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation.
Barr received his doctorate in political science from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a master’s degree in foreign affairs and a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in international relations from the University of Virginia.
Suzanne G. Houff
Houff, who has taught at Mary Washington since 2000, specializes in elementary education, literacy and classroom management, and she has published and presented extensively on these subjects. Houff has written two books, “The Classroom Manager” (2009) and “The Classroom Researcher” (2008), both published by Rowman and Littlefield, and she’s editing “The Classroom Facilitator” for 2010 publication.
An expert on multicultural awareness through literature, she has been a driving force behind the Ghana Education Project. As part of that UMW study-abroad program, Houff helped lead education students to the west African country in 2009 to train Ghanian teachers in reading instruction. In addition, she coordinated development of the literacy specialist area of study in the master of education program.
Houff is praised by her colleagues as enthusiastic, talented and energetic, eager to pursue innovation and adept at collaborating with peers and students. Faculty describe her as an engaging instructor, hard-working scholar, service-oriented professional and dedicated coordinator of the elementary licensure program.
She holds a doctorate from Old Dominion University, an education specialist degree from George Washington University, a master’s from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a bachelor’s from Longwood College. She is past president of the Virginia State Reading Association’s Virginia College Reading Educators Council.