Faculty and Staff

Dr. Denis Aliyev, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - Bowling Green University
434 Mallory Hall
aliyevda@vmi.edu

Lt. Col. Karen M. Bliss, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
VCUR Programs Coordinator
Ph.D. - North Carolina State University
428 Mallory Hall
540-464-7337
blisskm@vmi.edu

Major Lucas C. Castle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - North Carolina State University
431 Mallory Hall
540-464-7494
castlelc@vmi.edu

Col. Dimplekumar N. Chalishajar, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph.D. - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
435 Mallory Hall
540-464-7493
chalishajardn@vmi.edu

Major Amy G. Chapman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D.-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
434 Mallory Hall
540-464-7497
chapmanag@vmi.edu

Lt. Col. Geoffrey W. Cox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - University of California, Irvine
425 Mallory Hall
540-464-7499
coxgeoff@vmi.edu

Lt. Col. John A. David, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - North Carolina State University
432 Mallory Hall
540-464-7489
davidja@vmi.edu

Dr. Heena D. Gandhi, Ph.D.

Instructor
Ph.D. - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
417 Mallory Hall
540-464-7386
gandhiht@vmi.edu

Col. Gregory N. Hartman, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
438 Mallory Hall
540-464-7492
hartmangn@vmi.edu

Lt. Col. Meagan C. Herald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - University of Utah
426 Mallory Hall
540-464-7684
heraldmc@vmi.edu

Jennifer W. Hough

Instructor
M.S. - Oregon State University
418 Mallory Hall
540-464-7335
houghjw@vmi.edu

Lt. Col. Jessica M. Libertini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - Brown University
433 Mallory Hall
540-464-7933
libertinijm@vmi.edu

Colonel William B. Lowe, Jr.

Instructor
M.S. - North Carolina State University
417 Mallory Hall
540-464-7337
lowewb@vmi.edu

Maj. Blain Patterson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. – North Carolina State University
429 Mallory Hall
540-464-7335
pattersonba@vmi.edu

Maj. Sarah Patterson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. – Duke University
430 Mallory Hall
540-464-7678
pattersonse@vmi.edu

Col. Troy J. Siemers, Ph.D.

Department Head
Professor
Ph.D. - University of Virginia
437 Mallory Hall
540-464-7491
siemerstj@vmi.edu

Loretta F. Thompson

Executive Secretary
436 Mallory Hall
540-464-7335
thompsonlf@vmi.edu

John R. Vosburgh

Instructor
M.S. - Syracuse University
418 Mallory Hall
540-464-7339
vosburghjr@vmi.edu