Faculty & Staff

Administration

Michael McGinnis

  • Dean — Professor, Chemistry
  • Specialization: Organic Chemistry
Educational background
PhD, Univeristy of Tennessee, Knoxville
BS, Elizabethtown College
ACS Certified

Penny Ritzer

  • Office Manager

Kimberly Healy

  • Administrative Assistant

Robert Stockett

  • Technician

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Biology & Physical Education

Scott Page

  • Chair — Associate Professor, Biology
  • Specialization: A&P, Primate Phylogenetics, Evolutionary Biology
Educational background
PhD, Wayne State University
BS, Grand Valley State University
William Barnard
  • Professor, Biology
  • Specialization: Vertebrae anatomy, Ornithology
Educational background
PhD, Indiana University
BA, Franklin College

Harry Christman

  • Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Specialization: Microbiology and genetics
Educational background
PhD, University of California, Davis
BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Megan A. Doczi

  • Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Specialization: Neuroscience, Anatomy
Educational background
PhD, University of Vermont
BA, Drew University

Karen Hinkle

  • Associate Professor, Biology
  • Specialization: Physiology, Molecular Genetics and Physiology
Educational background
PhD, University of Michigan
BS, University of California, San Diego

Lauren Howard

  • Professor, Biology
  • Specialization: Plant Taxonomy, Forest Ecology
Educational background
PhD, University of Vermont
BA, Hartwick College

Tamara Jones

  • Biology Tech.
Educational background
MS, BS, Biological Sciences Education, California University

Virginia Kunkel

  • Lecturer, Biology
  • Specialization: Wildlife Biology, Ecology
Educational background
MS, Pennsylvania State University
BS, Colorado State University

Tanjian Liang

  • Assistant Professor, Physical Education
  • Research Interests: Teacher education, teachers’ caring behaviors, fitness.
Educational background
PhD, The University of Northern Colorado – Physical Education Teacher Education
MA Education, The University of Findlay
B.Ed Physical Education, East China Normal University

Emily Marotto

  • Adjunct Faculty, Biology

Thomas Roberge

  • Lecturer, Physical Education
  • Specialization: Secondary PE, Coaching
Educational background
MS, Saint Michael’s College
BS, Johnson State College

Elizabeth Wuorinen

  • Associate Professor, Physical Education
  • Specialization: Exercise Physiology, Exercise Endocrinology, Psychobiology of Appetite
Educational background
PhD, University of Michigan
MS, Northern Michigan University
BA, Central Michigan University

Heather Driscoll

  • Research Associate, Biology, Vermont Genetics Network
  • Specialization: Bioinformatics Outreach and Support
Educational background
MS, BS, University of Vermont

Kara Pivarski

  • Research Associate, Biology, Vermont Genetics Network

Mahesh Vangala

  • Research Associate, Biology, Vermont Genetics Network

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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Mary Hoppe

  • Chair — Professor, Chemistry
  • Specialization: Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry
Educational background
MS, University of Michigan
BA, College of St. Teresa

Natalia Blank

  • Associate Professor, Chemistry; Director of Honors Program
  • Specialization: Organic/Organometallic Chemistry
Educational background
PhD, Dartmouth College
MS, BS, Nizhegorod State University, Russia

Joseph Byrne

  • Professor, Chemistry
  • Specialization: Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry
Educational background
PhD, MS, University of Maine
BA, LaSalle College

Seth Frisbie

  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry; Director of Introductory Labs
  • Specialization: Analytical/Environmental Chemistry
Educational background
PhD, MS, Cornell University
BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ethan Guth

  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Specialization: Biochemistry/Physical Biochemistry
Educational background
PhD, University of Vermont
BS, Goucher College

Amy Hoeltge

  • Lecturer, Chemistry
  • Specialization: Organic Chemistry
Educational background
PhD, University of Vermont
BS, Framingham State University

Michael McGinnis

  • Dean — Professor, Chemistry
  • Specialization: Organic Chemistry
Educational background
PhD, Univeristy of Tennessee, Knoxville
BS, Elizabethtown College
ACS Certified

Richard Milius

  • Lecturer, Chemistry
  • Specialization: Organic/Medicinal Chemistry
Educational background
PhD, Northeastern University
BS, Marquette University

Joseph Rizzolo

  • Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Specialization: Computational Chemistry
Educational background
PhD, University of South Carolina
BS, Virginia Military Institute

Anthony Rutkowski

  • Lecturer, Chemistry
  • Specialization: Introductory Chemistry/Forensic Science
Educational background
PhD, University of Vermont
BS, Pennsylvania State University

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Geology & Environmental Science

Richard Dunn

  • Chair — Dana Professor, Geology
  • Specialization: Glacial and Quaternary Geology, Geoarchaeology
Educational background
PhD, University of Delaware
MS, Wichita State University
BA & BS, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Laurie Grigg

  • Lecturer, Geology & Environmental Science
  • Specialization: Paleoecology, Paleoclimatology
Educational background
PhD, MS, University of Oregon
Bachelor’s, Colorado College

G. Christopher Koteas

  • Assistant Professor, Geology
  • Specialization: Igneous Petrology, Regional Tectonics
Educational background
PhD, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
MS, Vanderbilt University
BS, College of William and Mary

George Springston

  • Research Associate, Geology
  • Specialization: Fluvial and Glacial Geomorphology, Natural Hazards, GIS

David Westerman

  • Dana Professor, Geology
  • Specialization: Igneous Petrology, Regional Tectonics
Educational background
PhD, MS, Lehigh University
BS, Allegheny College

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Mathematics

Robert Poodiack

  • Chair — Professor, Mathematics
  • Specialization: Analysis, technology in the math classroom
Educational background
PhD, University of Vermont
MA, Western Connecticut State University
BS, Cornell University

Cathy Frey

  • Professor, Mathematics
  • Specialization: Actuarial Science, Numerical Analysis, Number Theory
Educational background
MS, BS, University of Vermont

Elisabeth Gambler

  • Adjunct Faculty, Mathematics

Victoria Green-Herman

  • Lecturer, Mathematics
Educational background
MS, University of Vermont
BS, University of Rochester

Sean Kramer

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Educational background
PhD, Clarkson University
MA, Villanova University
BA, Eastern University

Min Ku

  • Lecturer, Mathematics
Educational background
MS, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Christine Latulippe

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Specialization: Mathematics Education, Professional Development
Educational background
PhD, Montana State University
MEd, Lewis and Clark College
BA, Sonoma State University

Joe Latulippe

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Specialization: Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Biology
Educational background
PhD, MS, Montana State University
BS, Sonoma State University

Gerard LaVarnway

  • Professor, Mathematics
  • Specialization: Almost-Periodic Functions, Ocean Surveillance, Classification Algorithms, Cryptology
Educational background
PhD, MS, University of Vermont
BS, Norwich University

Elizabeth Mathai

  • Lecturer, Mathematics
  • Specialization: Continuum Mechanics, Numerical Analysis
Educational background
PhD, MSc, BSc, Bangalore University, India

Daniel McQuillan

  • Associate Professor, Mathematics
  • Specialization: Combinatorics, Graph Theory
Educational background
PhD, MS, University of Western Ontario
BA, Carleton University (Canada)

Darlene Olsen

  • Associate Professor, Mathematics
  • Specialization: Applied Statistics, Ergodic Theory
Educational background
PhD, MS, SUNY Albany
BA, Geneseo State College

Jeffrey Olson

  • Associate Professor, Mathematics
  • Specialization: Algebraic Logic, Universal Algebra
Educational background
PhD, MS, University of Illinois at Chicago
MA, Macalester College

Waclaw Timoszyk

  • Associate Professor, Mathematics
  • Specialization: Statistics, Analysis, Mathematical Models of Sleep
Educational background
PhD, Wroclaw University, Poland
MS, Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland

Ernest True

  • Professor, Mathematics
  • Specialization: Applied Mathematics, Differential Equations, Fluid Dynamics, Oceanography
Educational background
PhD, Montana State University
MA, BA, University of Maine

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Physics

Richard Hyde

  • Chair — Associate Professor, Physics
  • Specialization: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Educational background
PhD, MS, University of Wisconsin – Madison
MS, University of Minnesota – Minneapolis
BA, College of Wooster

Rob Knapik

  • Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Specialization: Particle physics, Particle astrophysics
Educational background
PhD, MS, Colorado State University
BS, James Madison University

George Moschelli

  • Lecturer, Physics
  • Specialization: Particle Physics; Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.
Educational background
PhD, MS, Wayne State University
BS, Lawrence Technological University

Arthur Pallone

  • Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Specialization: Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics
Educational background
PhD, Colorado School of Mines
MS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
BS, University of Michigan

Rahmathullah Syed

  • Professor, Physics
  • Specialization: Materials Science
Educational background
PhD, MS, Catholic University of America
MSc., BSc., Sri Venkateswara University, India

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Sports Medicine

Eduardo Hernandez

  • Chair (Interim) – Associate Professor, Sports Medicine
  • Specialization: Student-centered learning in Health Care
Educational background
MA, Middlebury College
BS, BA, MEd, Norwich University

Gregory Jancaitis

  • Lecturer, Sports Medicine
Educational background
MEd, University of Virginia
BS, University of New England

Jennie-Beth Kruger

  • Lecturer
Educational background
MS, Boston University
BS, Castleton State College
BA, Castleton State College

Jim Murdock

  • Lecturer, Sports Medicine
  • Specialization: Athletic Training Clinical Education, Clinical Practice of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
Educational background
MEd, University of Virginia
BS, University of New Hampshire

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Professors Emeriti

Roy Bair

  • Biology

Peter Bartram

  • Mathematics

Roy Butler

  • Chemistry

Ann Carney

  • Nursing

Robert Detwyler

  • Biology

Joseph Heed

  • Mathematics

Fredrick Larsen

Doris Macdonald

  • Nursing

Hollis Mcbride

Martha Mcbride

Carlos Pinkham

  • Specialization: Human A&P, Environmental Medicine, Evolutionary Biology

Anita Ristau

  • Nursing

Jan Mccleery

  • Physical Education

Joan Mussmacher

  • Physical Education

Stephen Wiitala

  • Mathematics

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