Christina R. McDonald, Ph.D.
Institute Director of Writing

Ph: (540) 464-7240
Fax:  (540) 464-7779

English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450 

Contact Institute Writing

First-year Composition

Writing Across the Curriculum

Undergraduate Research Initiative

Institute Honors Program Senior Thesis

  • Humanities/Social Sciences:  Cadet Even Rogers (English major with a concentration in writing, 2010), “The Postmodern Pilgrim: Portraits from the Road to Santiago.  Advisor: Col. Robert L. McDonald
  • Science:  Cadet Cadet Dominik Wermus, (Double major in Physics and Applied Mathematics with minors in astronomy and writing, 2010), “The Effects of Stochastic Variables in the Startup of an Nd-YAG Laser.”  Advisors: Col. John Thompson and Col. Troy Siemers
  • Engineering: Cadet Christopher Dommert (Civil Engineering major, 2010), “Low Budget Arsenic Treatment for Lesser Developed Countries.” Advisor: BG R. Wane Schneiter