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M.A.L.S. faculty


Edward Lynch
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.

Larry Becker
Lawrence Becker

Humanities Concentration academic advisor

Matt Marshall
Matt Marshall

Visual and Performing Arts academic advisor

Jong Ra
Jong Ra

Social Sciences academic advisor

Edwina Spodark
Edwina Spodark

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

Matt Marshall, visiting assistant professor of film; A.A. Nassau Community College; B.L.S., University of Mary Washington; M.A.L.S., M.F.A., Hollins University

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

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.

Edwina Spodark, professor of French; B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.A., Marquette University; Ph.D., Northwestern University

Brent Stevens, lecturer in humanities; B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A.L.S., Hollins College; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Jill Weber, assistant professor of communication studies; A. A., McHenry County College; B.A., Ripon College; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University