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Department and Academic Program Chairs

Department of African American and African Studies

Deborah McDowell

Alice Griffin Professor of English and Chair of 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

Jennifer Greeson

Associate Professor of English and Director, American Studies Program
Phone
(434) 243-1585
119 Wilson Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Anthropology

James Igoe

Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology
Phone
(434) 924-7740
300 Brooks Hall
PO Box 400120
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Archaeology

Tyler Jo Smith

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

Art

Douglas Fordham

Professor of Art History and Chair, McIntire Department of Art
Phone
(434) 924-6123
203 Fayerweather Hall
PO Box 400130
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Art (Studio)

William Wylie

Professor of Art and Director of Studio Art
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

Jarrett 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

Deborah Roach

Chair, Professor of Biology
Phone
(434) 982-4858
043 Gilmer Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Chemistry

B. Jill Venton

Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Department of Chemistry
Phone
(434) 243-2132
Room 108, Physical Life Sciences Building
PO Box 400319
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Classics

Ivana Petrovic

Hugh H. Obear Professor of Classics and Chair, Department of Classics
Phone
(434) 924-6538
B018 Cocke Hall
PO Box 400788
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Cognitive Science

Per Sederberg

Associate Professor of Psychology and Director, Cognitive Science Program
Phone
(434) 923-0814
B011 Gilmer Hall
PO Box 400400
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Creative Writing Program

Lisa Russ Spaar

Professor of English; 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 of Music 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, Department 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

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

English

John O'Brien

Professor of English and Chair, Department of English
Phone
(434) 924-6615
202 Bryan Hall
PO Box 400121
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Environmental Sciences

Howard Epstein

Professor of Environmental Sciences and Chair, Department of Environmental Sciences
Phone
(434) 924-4308 x688
Clark Hall
291 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Environmental Thought & Practice 

Deborah Lawrence

Professor of Environmental Sciences and Director, Environmental Thought & Practice Program
Phone
(434) 924-0581
PO Box 400123
Charlottesville, VA 22904

European Studies

Manuela Achilles

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

French

Janet Horne

Associate Professor of French and Chair, Department of French
Phone
(434) 924-7742
339 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400770
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4770

Germanic Languages & Literatures 

Jeffrey Grossman

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

Global Studies

Phoebe Crisman

Professor of Architecture and Director, Global Studies Programs
Phone
(434) 924-1006
414 Campbell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

History

Claudrena Harold

Professor of History and Chair, Department of HIstory
Phone
(434) 924-7147
291 Nau Hall
PO Box 400180
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Jewish Studies

James Loeffler

Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies and Jay Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History
Phone
(434) 924-6408
236 Nau Hall
PO Box 400286
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Latin American Studies

Eli Carter

Associate Professor of Portuguese and Director of Latin American Studies
Phone
(434) 243-3023
441 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400777
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Linguistics

Eve Danziger

Professor of Anthropology and Interim Director of the Linguistics Program
Phone
(434) 924-3002
200 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 of Media Studies and Chair, Department of Media Studies
Phone
(434) 924-8628
120 Wilson Hall
PO Box 400866
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Medieval Studies

Deborah McGrady

Professor of French and Director, Medieval Studies Program
Phone
(434) 924-3924
359 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400770
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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

Karl Hagstrom Miller

Associate Professor of Music (Critical & Comparative Studies) and Chair, Department of Music
Phone
(434) 924-3052
Chair's Office, Room 114B, Old Cabell Hall
PO Box 400176
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Neuroscience

Jianhua 'JC' Cang

Paul T. Jones Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor of Neuroscience and Director, Neuroscience Undergraduate Program
Phone
(434) 924-1117
PO Box 400400
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Philosophy

Antonia LoLordo

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

Physics

Robert "Bob" Jones

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

Politics

Jennifer Lawless

Commonwealth Professor of Politics, and Chair, Department of Politics
Phone
(434) 982-2022
S264 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 of Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychology
Phone
(434) 243-3549
187 Gilmer Hall
PO Box 400400
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Religious Studies

Willis Jenkins

Professor of Religious Studies and Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Phone
(434) 924-3184
S-065 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

Jennifer Bair

Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Sociology
Phone
(434) 924-8457
110 Randall Hall
PO Box 400766
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

Samuel Amago

Professor of Spanish and Chair, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
Phone
(434) 924-7159
Fax
(434) 924-7160
444 New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400777
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Statistics

Karen Kafadar

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

Women, Gender & Sexuality

Allison Pugh

Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality
Phone
(434) 982-2961
101 Levering Hall
PO Box 400172
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Writing and Rhetoric Program

Victor Luftig

Professor of English; Interim Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program; Co-Director, UVA Center for the Liberal Arts
Phone
(434) 982-5205
219 Bryan Hall
PO Box 400121
Charlottesville, VA 22904