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Faculty Affairs

Dear faculty colleagues,

A vital, energized faculty body is central to the success of the College’s mission, vision and core values. You are the intellectual engine at the heart of VCU: You engage VCU students in classroom learning, research and community outreach. Your well-being is vital to the College and to VCU. Faculty Affairs in the College of Humanities and Sciences is critical for faculty development, retention, promotion and ultimately, success at VCU.

In the Faculty Affairs section of the website, you will find links to information about committees, awards, and promotion and tenure as well as in-depth profiles of faculty colleagues. You are also invited to contact us if you have ideas about how Faculty Affairs and VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences can achieve the goals laid out in our strategic plan.

Sincerely,

Sally S. Hunnicutt, Ph.D.
Area B Associate Dean (Sciences and Mathematics)
sshunnic@vcu.edu

Marcus Messner, Ph.D.
Area A Associate Dean (Humanities and Social Sciences)
mmessner@vcu.edu

Faculty Announcements

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Sociology jumps off the page
Four faculty members in the Department of Sociology share creative ways their students engage with their course material.
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Humanities Research Center to host open house for term faculty
Learn about HRC workshops, programs and other professional development opportunities available for term faculty.
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Getting students to love psychology
Shawn Jones, Ph.D., brings a lighthearted approach paired with pop culture knowledge and an open communication style to his Psych 101 classes.
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Going virtual: Crime scene reconstruction and lab techniques
How do you transform labs meant for in-person instruction into successful virtual experiences? With lots of creativity and a heavy dose of technology.
krista scott
Krista N. Scott appointed as associate dean for undergraduate programs
Scott most recently served as the director of undergraduate recruitment and student engagement for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
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Connection and inclusion in the (virtual) classroom
Music, coffee hours and a variety of learning activities are a few of Ching-Yu Huang’s strategies for success in the digital space.
sally hunnicutt, marcus messner, and joshua langberg
New associate deans appointed in CHS Dean’s Office restructure
New associate deans will help the College achieve instructional, research and service mission.
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VCU offers slate of grant writing workshops for spring 2021
Faculty from all disciplines are welcome to attend the workshops, which will be held via Zoom.
cristina stanciu
Stanciu appointed as the new director of the Humanities Research Center
Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of English, where she has been a faculty member since 2011.
faye belgrave
Belgrave appointed as interim associate dean for equity and community partnerships
Belgrave will develop and implement a plan for improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the College and will elevate and promote the College's community-engaged research and teaching.