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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

Sylvia Chong

Associate Professor of English, and Interim Director of American Studies
Phone
(434) 924-6674
108 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

Adria LaViolette

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Interim Director, Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program
Phone
(434) 982-2631
309 Brooks Hall
PO Box 400120
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Art

Carmenita Higginbotham

Assocate Professor of Art, and Chair, McIntire Department of Art
Phone
(434) 924-6131
PO Box 400130
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Art (Studio)

William Wylie

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

Astronomy

Craig Sarazin

Vanderbilt Professor, and Chair, Department of Astronomy
Phone
(434) 924-4903
238 Astronomy Building
PO Box 400325
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Bioethics

Jared Zigon

William & Linda Porterfield Chair in Biomedical Ethics; Professor of Anthropology; Director, Bioethics Program
Phone
(434) 243-4041
301 Brooks Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Biology

George Bloom

Professor of Biology, Cell Biology, and Neuroscience; Chair, Dept. of Biology
Phone
(434) 243-3543 x434
216 Physical Life Sciences Building
PO 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

Lisa Russ Spaar

Professor and Director, Creative Writing Program; Director, Area Program in Poetry Writing
Phone
(434) 924-6625
407 Bryan Hall
PO Box 400121
Charltottesville, VA 22904

Drama

Richard Will

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Drama
Phone
(434) 297-7649
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 

Richard Handler

Professor of Anthropology, Acting Director of the Environmental Thought and Practice Program, and Director, Global Development Studies Program
Phone
(434) 982-2166
197 Nau Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

 

European Studies

Manuela Achilles

Director, Center for German Studies; Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Corcoran Department of History; and Director, European Studies Program
Phone
(434) 924-7091
233 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400125
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4125

French

Gary Ferguson

Douglas Huntly Gordon Distinguished Professor of French; Chair, Dept. of French
Phone
(434) 924-4632
345 New Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Germanic Languages & Literatures 

Jeffrey Grossman

Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Germanic Languages & Literatures
Phone
(434) 924-6693
227 New Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400125
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Global Development Studies

Richard Handler

Professor of Anthropology, Acting Director of the Environmental Thought and Practice Program, and Director, Global Development 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

Eli Carter

Assistant Professor of Portuguese and Interim Director of Latin American Studies
Phone
(434) 243-3023
441 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400777
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

John Imbrie

Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics
Phone
(434) 924-4910
325 Kerchof Hall
PO Box 400137
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Media Studies

Camilla Fojas

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Media Studies
Phone
(434) 924-8628
120 Wilson Hall
PO Box 400866
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Medieval Studies

Eric Ramirez-Weaver

Associate Professor of Art, Director of Medieval Studies Program
Phone
(434) 924-7710
303 Fayerweather Hall
PO Box 400130
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures

Nizar Hermes

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
Phone
(434) 243-9243
141 New Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Music

Ted Coffey

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Music
Phone
(434) 924-6496
204 Old Cabell Hall
PO Box 400176
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Neuroscience

Jay Hirsh

Professor of Biology, Director of Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience
Phone
(434) 982-5608
416 PLSB
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Philosophy

Antonia LoLordo

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Philosophy
Phone
(434) 924-6917
120 Cocke Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Physics

Robert "Bob" Jones

Francis H. Smith Professor and Chair, Department of Physics
Phone
(434) 924-3088
167 Jesse Beams Laboratory - Main Physics Building
PO Box 400714
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Politics

John Owen

Ambassador Henry J. and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics; Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture; Chair, Dept. of Politics
Phone
(434) 924-3523
S465 Gibson Hall
PO Box 400787
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

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology, 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