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Division Chairs and Department/Program Coordinators

A Structure of Excellence

Virginia Wesleyan College offers a wide variety of majors across three divisions: Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics, and Social Sciences (including Pre-professional Study). The possibilities for your education are endless!

When you attend college on our campus, you are welcome to design your own major — chart your own path — to end up with a degree tailor-made to fit your vision for your future. For example, one student created his own program that combines a major in German language with a music major. His collegiate experience not only involves a unique program on campus, but also spending a year in Germany immersing himself in the German language and studying the composers and rich musical history of the Rhineland.

The options are many at Virginia Wesleyan. The only certainty is that you will come away with an outstanding education, delivered at the hands of exceptionally talented professors who have equipped you well for the challenges ahead.

Division Chairs

Humanities

Dr. Travis B. Malone, Ph.D.
Leslie Hines, Administrative Assistant

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. Maynard H. Schaus, Ph.D.
Catherine Hartman, Administrative Assistant

Social Sciences

Dr. Robert B. Albertson, Ph.D.
Jane Kiefer, , Administrative Assistant

Department Coordinators

American Studies*

 Dr. Eric Mazur

Art

Ms. Sharon Swift

Biology

Dr. Soraya Bartol

Business

Dr. Paul Ewell

Chemistry/Physical Science

Dr. Joyce Easter

Classics

Dr. Benjamin Haller

Communications and Journalism

Dr. Kathy Merlock Jackson

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm

Education

Dr. Malcolm Lively

English

Dr. Michael Hall

Environmental Studies*

Dr. Lawrence D. Hultgren
Dr. Maynard H. Schaus

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Dr. Mavel Velasco

History

Dr. Dan Margolies

Comprehensive Liberal Studies*

Dr. Clayton Drees

International Studies* 

Dr. Murrell Brooks

Mathematics and Computer Science

Dr. Margaret Reese

Music

Ms. Lee Jordan-Anders

Philosophy

Dr. Larry Hultgren

Physics

Dr. Garry E. Noe

Political Science

Dr. Aubrey Westfall

Psychology

Dr. Craig Jackson

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Dr. Wayne Pollock

Religious Studies

Dr. Craig S. Wansink

Social Sciences*

Dr. Robert Albertson

Social Work

Dr. Benjamin D. Dobrin

History and Social Science*

Dr. Dan Margolies

Sociology and Criminal Justice

Mr. Scott Liverman

Theatre

Dr. Travis Malone

Women's and Gender Studies*

Dr. Susan Larkin

* denotes a special major or program at the College, not an academic department

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