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Hollins University
Graduate Programs

(General Information)
Hollins University
Graduate Center
P.O. Box 9603
Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
(540) 362-6575
Fax (540) 362-6288


Program Director
Edward Lynch
(540) 362-6475

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

M.A.L.S. Faculty


Theresia Reimers
"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."

Theresia Reimers, Professor Emerita, German M.A.L.S. Faculty Member

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
Larry Becker Lawrence Becker, Humanities Concentration Academic Advisor
Alison Hall Alison Hall, Visual & Performing Arts Academic Advisor
Jong Ra Jong Ra, Social Sciences Academic Advisor
Edwina Spodark

Edwina Spodark, Interdisciplinary Studies Academic Advisor

Marshall Bartlett, Assistant Professor of Physics; B.S., Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah

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 Broschart, professor of sociology, emerita; B.S., Kent State University; M.P.H., M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

Richard Carr, Sr., lecturer in computer science; B.A., Mary Baldwin College; M.A.L.S., Hollins 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.

George W. Ledger, professor of psychology; B.A., Edinboro State College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

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; B.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa

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