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Faculty and Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Anne B. Alerding. Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University
Specialty: Plant Biology
301F Maury-Brooke Hall
540-464-7654
alerdingab@vmi.edu

Dr. Tracy A. Bell

Instructor
D.V.M. - University of Florida
214 Maury-Brooke Hall
540-464-7432
bellta@vmi.edu

Colonel Wade E. Bell, Ph.D.

Professor
Health Professions Advisor
Deputy Director and Secretary to VMI Research Labs
CBMB Faculty
Ph.D. - University of Vermont
Specialty: Eukaryotic Microbiology
303F Maury-Brooke Hall
540-464-7432
bellwe@vmi.edu

Colonel Mark H. Bryant '77

Adjunct Instructor
M.S. - Michigan State University
301C Maury Brooke Hall
540-464-7510
bryantmh@vmi.edu

Sherry D. Byers

Administrative Assistant
320 Mallory Hall
540-464-7247
byerssd@vmi.edu

Janice Friend, Ph.D.

Instructor
Ph.D. - Yale University
Specialty: General Chemistry and Biochemistry
405F Maury-Brooke Hall
540-464-7425
friendje@vmi.edu

Dr. Heather L. Ghosheh

Instructor
M.D. - UACA School of Medicine, Costa Rica
207 Mallory Hall
540-464-7247
ghoshehhl@vmi.edu

Eileen T. Hinks, Ph.D.

Instructor
Ph.D. - Temple University
Specialty: Biochemistry
405B Maury-Brooke Hall
540-464-7427
hinkset@vmi.edu

Lieutenant Colonel Emily L. Lilly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director CBMC
Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Specialty: Genetics and Molecular Biology
303D Maury-Brooke Hall
540-464-7432
lillyel10@vmi.edu

Major Mary Beth Manjerovic, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - University of Central Florida
Specialty: Disease Ecology
301C Maury Brooke Hall
540-464-7931
manjerovicme@vmi.edu

Lieutenant Colonel Paul R. Moosman, Jr. '98, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - Auburn University
Specialty: Field Biology
303C Maury-Brooke Hall
540-464-7433
moosmanpr@vmi.edu

Dr. Billy J. Parson

Instructor
M.D. - University of Louisville
Specialty: Introductory Biology
207 Mallory Hall
540-464-7932
parsonbj@vmi.edu

Colonel Richard A. Rowe, Ph.D.

Professor
Director of Research, VMI Research Labs
Ph.D. - Michigan State University
Specialty: Vertebrate Biology
301E Maury-Brooke Hall
540-464-7434
rowera@vmi.edu

Major Ashleigh B. Smythe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - University of California, Davis
Specialty: Invertebrate Zoology & Parasitology
301B Maury-Brooke Hall
540-464-7934
smytheab@vmi.edu

Colonel James E. Turner '65, Ph.D.

Department Head
Read '41 Institute Professor of Arts and Sciences
Director, Swope Summer Scholars Program
Chair, VMI Service Committee
Ph.D. - University of Tennessee
Specialty: Neuroscience
303E Maury-Brooke Hall
540-464-7436
turnerje@vmi.edu