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Faculty and Staff Announcements

Alicia Bonilla
Meet Alicia Bonilla, administrative assistant and communication manager, Departments of English and Philosophy
Alicia made the transition from VCU student to full-time employee in 2023.
Mike Morris
Meet Mike Morris, stockroom manager, Department of Chemistry
Discovering his love for chemistry in high school, Mike is back in the lab at VCU.
Barbara Payne
Meet Barbara Payne, finance and administrative coordinator, Department of Forensic Science
Barbara may have gotten her career start in an elementary school, but she now calls VCU her academic home.
Kenedy Edmonds
Meet Kenedy Edmonds, recruitment coordinator for CHS
With two degrees down, and an ESL certificate on the way, Kenedy is maximizing her time at VCU.
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CHS welcomes new staff this winter
CHS is pleased to welcome Phoebe Dubois, Treysi Knox, Sydney Smith, Mary Wagner and Stefan Wolder
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Safety and Respect in our CHS Community
All members of our community should feel and be safe, welcomed and respected at VCU.
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Faculty academic resources for the spring semester
Here are a few reminders and updates as you prepare for classes.
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Meet Joe Ellis, office manager for the Department of Biology
A native of upstate New York, Ellis has embraced the Richmond lifestyle.
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Repositioning Task Force Recommendations and CHS
There will be four opportunities to share your thoughts on the recommendations. Details below.
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Meet Katie Hewitson, fiscal tech for the dean’s office
Katie began her VCU experience as a student and now works in the dean’s office as a fiscal tech.
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CHS welcomes new staff this November
CHS is pleased to welcome Maggie Brocklebank, Cole Cridlin and Peggy Snead.
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D'Arcy Mays appointed interim dean of University College
Mays is a founding chair of the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research.
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Meet Kelsey Cappiello, executive assistant to the dean
Cappiello came to VCU as a student in 2014.
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CHS welcomes new staff this fall
CHS is pleased to welcome Cassandra McGill and Sarah Stanley.
Shawn Utsey
Shawn Utsey appointed acting chair of African American Studies
Utsey is a professor with joint appointments in the Department of Psychology and the Department of African American Studies.
David Golumbia
The passing of colleague David Golumbia
Golumbia, an associate professor in the Department of English, was an expert on cyberlibertarianism, bitcoin, blockchain and the logic of computing.
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A heartwarming tribute emerges in VCU's new STEM Building - 817WF
Dr. Mike Hunnicutt honors longtime VCU chemistry professor, administrator Dr. Sally Hunnicutt, with named spaces in new STEM Building - 817WF
Debbie Polo and Catherine Ingrassia at Faculty Convocation
Deborah Polo receives the Distinguished Teaching Award at Convocation
Polo has taught at VCU since her undergrad days in the early 1980s, and has taught most introductory courses in the Department of Chemistry.
Joe Reiner
Joseph Reiner appointed chair of the Department of Physics
Joseph Reiner, Ph.D. is a professor of physics who specializes in experimental biophysics and nanoscience.
Matilde Moros
Loss of a beloved colleague, Matilde Moros
Dr. Matilde (“Mati”) Moros, an associate professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, passed away on August 10, 2023.
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CHS welcomes new staff this August
CHS is pleased to welcome Maggie Hasselbach, Laniece Jones, Krista McDonald and Cierra Parks
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Mary Caton Lingold appointed director of Media, Art and Text Program
The MATX program is an interdisciplinary doctoral program between the Department of English, the Robertson School of Media and Culture, and the School of the Arts, and is housed in the College of Humanities and Sciences.
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Kevin Allison appointed chair of the Department of Psychology
Allison recently served as associate chair in the Department of Psychology and as associate vice president for strategy and development in the Office of the President.
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CHS welcomes new staff this spring
CHS is pleased to welcome Shanika Chattar, Christen Edwards, Melody Falter, Brendan O’Keefe, Donielda Tripp-Leino and Michael Washington.
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CHS welcomes new staff this summer
CHS is pleased to welcome Rigby Bendele, Jay Draper, Nicole L. Fischer, Ashley Sandman and Patrice Wiecek.
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Belgrave to receive Presidential Medallion
Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., is associate dean for equity and community partnerships for the College of Humanities and Sciences, University Professor and director of the Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention.
russ carmichael
CHS welcomes Russ Carmichael to the Dean’s Office
Russ joins the College as the new director of finance.
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16 faculty and staff members and one committee honored at annual awards ceremony
The awards celebrate excellence of faculty and staff in the College of Humanities and Sciences.
greg patterson
Staff Profile: Greg Patterson, Department of English
Greg Patterson serves as the office administrative assistant for the Department of English.
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CHS announces winners of the 2023 Seed Awards
In total, ten Seed proposals proposals were funded.


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