Faculty and Staff

Col. Spencer D. Bakich, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph.D. - University of Virginia
Specialty: Grand Strategy, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Strategic Decision Making
515 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7141
bakichsd@vmi.edu
https://www.spencerdbakich.com/

Scott Belliveau '83

Instructor
M.A. - American University
Specialty: American Government, the Congress, and the Presidency
Moody Hall
540-464-7287 X 242
ScottB@vmiaa.org

Col. Dennis M. Foster, Ph.D.

Department Head
Jackson-Hope Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University
Specialty: International Relations, Foreign Policy, and Terrorism Studies
508 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7088
fosterdm@vmi.edu
http://fosterdm.weebly.com/

Dr. Vera Heuer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - Indiana University
514 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7079
heuerv@vmi.edu

Col. Brent D. Hierman, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph.D. - Indiana University Bloomington
510 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7074
hiermanbd@vmi.edu
http://www.brenthierman.com/

Col. Ryan R. Holston, Ph.D.

Professor
Jonathan M. Daniels ’61 Chair for Academic Excellence
Ph.D. - John Hopkins University
509 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7165
holstonrr@vmi.edu

Dr. Paul D. Humphries, COL, US Army (Ret.)

Adjunct Professor
D.L.S. - Georgetown University
Specialty: National Security Strategy, Intelligence, Military Affairs, and Counterterrorism
513 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7872
humphriespd@vmi.edu

Robert B. James, Jr.

Colonel U.S. Army (Retired)
Instructor
Economics Mary Moody Northen Chair in Arts and/or Social Sciences
M.Ed. - Bowling Green State University
522 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7467
jamesrb@vmi.edu

Dr. Wesley B. O’Dell, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. - Johns Hopkins University
513 Scott Shipp Hall
odellwb@vmi.edu

Maj. Timothy J. A. Passmore, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - University of Colorado Boulder
Specialty: International law and organizations, foreign policy, civil war, peacekeeping
517 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7724
passmoretj@vmi.edu

Lt. Col. J. Patrick Rhamey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D. - University of Arizona
Specialty: Conflict, International Relations Theory, Regional Politics, Major and Regional Powers
511 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7675
rhameyjp@vmi.edu
https://patrickrhamey.com/

Dana Rogers

Administrative Assistant
507 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7676
rogersdf@vmi.edu

Maj. Megan Roosevelt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. – University of Colorado Boulder
513 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7446
rooseveltme@vmi.edu

Col. Howard B. Sanborn IV, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph.D. - University of Iowa
Specialty: Comparative Politics-East Asia, American Politics and Political Methodology
512 Scott Shipp Hall
540-464-7762
sanbornhb@vmi.edu
https://howardsanborn.com/