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Lexington, VA 24450

Institute Honors Program - Contact Information

The Institute Honors Program is administered by a committee appointed by the Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Dean of the Faculty, Brigadier General Jeffrey G. Smith, Jr.:

Col. Janet Battaglia
Registrar - ex officio

Col. Joseph R. Blandino
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Lt. Col. Dave I. Cotting
Associate Professor of Psychology and Philosophy

Lt. Col Timothy C. Dowling
Associate Professor of History

Maj. Ryan R. Holston
Assistant Professor of International Studies and Political Science

Maj. Wakeel I. Idewu
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Maj. Jeff Kendrick
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures  

Maj. Emily L. Lilly
Assistant Professor of Biology

Lt. Col. Raymond J. MacDermott
Associate Professor of Economics and Business

Lt. Col. Daniel F. McCain
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Col. Christina R. McDonald
Professor of English and Institute Director of Writing

Col. W. Wayne Neel
Professor of Mechanical Engineering 

Dr. Duncan J. Richter
Professor of Philosophy - Chair

RADM (ret) W. Greg Shear
Visiting Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Lt. Col. Gregory A. Topasna
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Col Vonda Walsh
Professor of Applied Mathematics


For more information about the Institute Honors Program, please contact:

Col. Robert L. McDonald
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
210 Smith Hall
Ph:  (540) 464-7212