Professor Emerita, German M.A.L.S. faculty member
"Flexibility is one of the major strengths of the M.A.L.S. program: students have great freedom in designing their own course of study. We believe that this is important because each student is an individual with specific interests and needs. Academic advising is tailored to each student's situation.
Our faculty is distinguished, with doctorates from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and other leading institutions, and a substantial record of research and publication. Professors are also accessible to students and willing to work with them on an individual basis, for independent study or for advising about further graduate study or career concerns."
Edward A. Lynch
Professor of political science; B.A., St. Joseph’s University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
M.A.L.S. Program Director; Justice & Legal Studies academic advisor
Watch video of Dr. Lynch speaking about the M.A.L.S. program.
Humanities Concentration academic advisor
Visual and Performing Arts academic advisor
Social Sciences academic advisor
Interdisciplinary Studies academic advisor
Lawrence C. Becker, fellow of Hollins University; B.A., Midland College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Jon Donald Bohland, lecturer in geography; B.A., James Madison University; M.A., Syracuse University
Kay R. Broschart, professor of sociology emerita; B.S., Kent State University; M.P.H., M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Joshua Chapman, lecturer in literature; B.A., Yale University, M.A.L.S., M.F.A., Hollins University
Amanda Cockrell, director, children’s literature program; B.A., M.A., Hollins College
Peter F. Coogan, associate professor of history; B.A., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
James Patrick Downey, associate professor of philosophy; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
Alison C. Hall, lecturer in art; B.A., Hollins University; M.F.A., American University
Richard Hensley, lecturer in art; B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
Jill Hufnagel, Associate Director, Batten Leadership Institute; B.A., M.A. and Ed.S., James Madison University; Ph.D. University of South Carolina.
Lori Joseph, associate professor of communication studies; B.A., Montana State University-Billings; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas
Joe Leedom, John P. Wheeler Professor of Social Sciences; B.A., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara
Edward A. Lynch, professor of political science; B.A., St. Joseph’s University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
Douglas Mantz, lecturer in computer science; B.B.A., Averett University; M.A.L.S., Hollins University
Lawrence Wayne Markert, University Professor and Professor of English; B.A., University of Baltimore; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; B. Phil., D. Phil., University of Oxford
Andrew Matzner, lecturer in women's studies; B.A., Indiana University; M.A. University of Hawaii
William P. Nye, professor emeritus of sociology; B.A., Tufts College; M.A., Ph.D., The New School for Social Research
Donna Polseno, lecturer in art; B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute; M.A.T., Rhode Island School of Design
Jong O. Ra, professor of political science; A.B., M.S., Indiana State University; M.S.L.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois
Theresia Reimers, professor emerita of German; A. B., A.M.; Ph.D., Stanford University
Todd W. Ristau, assistant professor in theatre and director of the M.F.A. program in playwriting; B.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa
Annette Sampon-Nicolas, professor of French; Diplôme Superiéur de Francais, Université e Lille; B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abrina Schnurman-Crook, executive director, Batten Leadership Institute; Ph.D., Virginia Tech.
Brent Stevens, lecturer in humanities; B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A.L.S., Hollins College; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Robert M. Sulkin, professor of art; B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa
Jane Tumas-Serna, professor emerita of communication studies; B.A., University of Illinois; M.F.A., Ph.D., Ohio University
Jill Weber, assistant professor of communication studies; A. A., McHenry County College; B.A., Ripon College; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University