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Department and Academic Program Chairs

Academic and Professional Writing Program

James Seitz

Associate Professor and Director, Academic and Professional Writing Program
Phone
(434) 924-6614
234 Bryan Hall
P.O. Box 400121
Charlottesville, VA 22904

African American and African Studies

Deborah McDowell

Alice Griffin Professor of English and Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies
Phone
(434) 924-8892
Fax
(434) 924-8820
108 Minor Hall
P.O. Box 400162
Charlottesville, VA 22904

American Sign Language Program

Gregory Propp

Lecturer and Director, American Sign Language Program
Phone
(434) 924-6646
255 New Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

American Studies

Anna Brickhouse

Professor of English and Director, American Studies
Phone
(434) 924-6609
411 Bryan Hall
PO Box 400121
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Anthropology

Eve Danziger

Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology
Phone
(434) 924-3002
200 Brooks Hall
PO Box 400120
Charlottesville, VA 22904

 

Archaeology

Tyler Jo Smith

Associate Professor of Art, and Director, Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program
Phone
(434) 243-8782
310 Fayerweather Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Art

Larry Goedde

Professor and Chair, Department of Art
Phone
(434) 924-3541

Art, Studio

William Wylie

Professor and Associate Chair, Photography
Phone
(434) 924-6132
Fax
(434) 982-4699
Ruffin Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Astronomy

Michael Skrutskie

Professor and Chair, Department of Astronomy
Phone
(434) 243-4329
Fax
(434) 924-3104
262 Astronomy Building - 530 McCormick Road
P.O. Box 400325
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Bioethics

Rebecca Stangl

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Interim Director, Undergraduate Bioethics Program
Phone
(434) 924-6517
124 Cocke Hall
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Biology

Laura Galloway

Professor and Chair, Department of Biology
Phone
(434) 982-5010
057 Gilmer Hall
P.O. Box 400328
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Chemistry

W. Dean Harman

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry
Phone
(434) 924-3060
Room 404, Chemistry Building
P.O. Box 400319
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Classics

K. Sara Myers

Professor and Chair, Department of Classics
Phone
(434) 924-3036
B007 Cocke Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

 

Cognitive Science

Dennis Proffit

Commonwealth Professor of Psychology and Director, Cognitive Science Program
Phone
(434) 924-0655
Fax
(434) 982-4694
117 Gilmer Hall
PO Box 400400
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Comparative Literature

Paul Cantor

Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English and Director of Comparative Literature
Phone
(434) 924-6653
134 Bryan Hall
PO Box 400121
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Creative Writing Program

Jane Alison

Professor of English and Director, Creative Writing Program
Phone
(434) 924-6667
403 Bryan Hall
PO Box 400121
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Drama

Colleen Kelly

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Drama
Phone
(434) 924-3326
109 Culbreth Drama Building
PO Box 400128
Charlottesville, VA 22904

East Asian Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Charles Laughlin

Ellen Bayard Weedon Professor of East Asian Studies, and Chair, Dept. of East Asian Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Phone
(434) 924-8950
Fax
(434) 243-1528
155 New Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400781
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Economics

John Pepper

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Economics
Phone
(434) 924-3402
252 Monroe Hall
PO Box 400182
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4182

English

Stephen Arata

Professor and Chair, Department of English
Phone
(434) 924-6615
202C Bryan Hall
PO Box 400121
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Environmental Sciences

Michael Pace

Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Sciences
Phone
(434) 924-6541
206 Clark Hall
291 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Environmental Thought & Practice 

Vivian Thomson

Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and Politics, and Director, Environmental Thought & Practice Program
Phone
(434) 924-3964
253 Clark Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

 

European Studies

Janet Horne

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of French, and Director, European Studies Program
Phone
(434) 924-7742
339 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400770
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4770

French

Ari Blatt

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of French
Phone
(434) 924-7738
335 New Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400770
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Germanic Languages & Literatures 

Benjamin Bennett

Kenan Professor of German and Comparative Literature, and Interim Chair, Dept. of Germanic Languages & Literatures
Phone
(434) 924-6695
225 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400125
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4125

Global Development Studies

Richard Handler

Professor of Anthropology and Director, Global Studies Program
Phone
(434) 982-2166
197 Nau Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

History

Karen Parshall

Professor of History and Mathematics and Chair, Dept. of History
Phone
(434) 924-6397
126 Randall Hall & 226 Kerchof Hall
PO Box 400137
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4137

Jewish Studies

Gabriel Finder

Associate Professor of German and Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of the Jewish Studies Program
Phone
(434) 243-4369
Fax
(434) 924-6700
191 Nau Hall
P.O. Box 400286
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Latin American Studies

Thomas Klubock

Professor of History and Director, Latin American Studies
Phone
(434) 924-7147
Fax
(434) 924-7891
281 Nau Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Linguistics

Lise Dobrin

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics
Phone
(434) 924-7048
Fax
(434) 978-1968
202 Brooks Hall
PO Box 400120
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Mathematics

Craig Huneke

Marvin Rosenblum Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics
Phone
(434) 924-4919
231 Kerchof Hall
P.O. Box 400137
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Media Studies

Bruce Williams

Taylor Professor in Media Studies and Interim Chair, Dept. of Media Studies
Phone
(434) 243-4331
222 Wilson Hall
PO Box 400866
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4866

 

Medieval Studies

Ahmed H. al-Rahim

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Program in Medieval Studies
Phone
(434) 924-6709
S-353 Gibson Hall
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures

Farzaneh Milani

Raymond J. Nelson Professor and Chair, Dept. of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures and Women, Gender & Sexuality
Phone
(434) 243-4930
131 New Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400781
Charlottesville, VA 22904

 

Music

Matthew Burtner

Professor and Chair, Department of Music
Phone
(434) 924-6494
205 Old Cabell Hall
PO Box 400176
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Neuroscience

George Bloom

Professor, Biology and Director, Neuroscience
Phone
(434) 243-3543
PO Box 400328
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Philosophy

Brie Gertler

Commonwealth Professor and Interim Chair, Dept. of Philosophy
Phone
(434) 982-4544
109 Cocke Hall
PO Box 400780
Charlottesville, VA 22904

 

Physics

Joseph Poon

William Barton Rogers Professor and Chair, Department of Physics
Phone
(434) 924-6792
303 Physics Building - 382 McCormick Rd
PO Box 400714
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Politics

David Leblang

J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance and Chair, Department of Politics
Phone
(434) 243-1574
Fax
(434) 924-3359
S281 Gibson Hall
1540 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22904

 

Political Philosophy, Policy & Law

Colin Bird

Associate Professor of Politics and Director, Political Philosophy, Policy & Law
Phone
(434) 924-3615
Fax
(434) 924-3359
S495 Gibson Hall
P.O. Box 400787
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Political and Social Thought

Michael Smith

Thomas C. Sorenson Professor of Political and Social Thought and Associate Professor of Politics
Phone
(434) 982-2235
Fax
(434) 924-3359
S396 Gibson Hall
PO Box 400787
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Psychology

Alev Erisir

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Psychology
Phone
(434) 243-3549
187 Gilmer Hall
PO Box 400400
Charlottesville, VA 22904

 

Religious Studies

Kurtis Schaeffer

Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Phone
(434) 924-3770
336 Gibson Hall
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Slavic Languages & Literatures 

David Herman

Associate Professor and Chair, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Phone
(434) 924-6687
265 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400783
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Sociology

Jeffrey Olick

Professor of Sociology and History, and Chair, Dept. of Sociology
Phone
(434) 924-3526
Fax
(434) 924-7028
202 Randall Hall
P.O. Box 400766
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

Joel Rini

Professor of Spanish and Chair, Dept. of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
Phone
(434) 924-4957
453 New Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Statistics

Karen Kafadar

Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics
Phone
(434) 924-3222
Fax
(434) 924-3076
Halsey Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Women, Gender & Sexuality

Charlotte Patterson

Professor of Psychology and Director, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Phone
(434) 982-2962
Fax
(434) 924-6969
227 Minor Hall
PO Box 400172
Charlottesville, VA 22904