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Focus on Faculty

With Good Reason segment with Col. Barry Cobb and Col. Jeff Smith April 29 - May 5

Cobb and Smith Part of With Good Reason Segment

Col. Barry Cobb and Col. Jeff Smith, professors in the Department of Economics and Business at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss ways to pay for retirement and the best age to start drawing Social Security on the public radio program, With Good Reason, April 29 – May 5.

Cobb and Smith Part of With Good Reason Segment

Col. Barry Cobb and Col. Jeff Smith, professors in the Department of Economics and Business at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss ways to pay for retirement and the best age to start drawing Social Security on the public radio program, With Good Reason, April 29 – May 5.

Lt. Col. Brown on With Good Reason April 8 - 14

Brown Part of With Good Reason Segment

Lt. Col. Julie Phillips Brown, associate professor in the at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss themes of biology, mythology, and motherhood in her poetry on the public radio program, With Good Reason, April 8 - 14.

Lt. Col. Jochen Arndt, associate professor in the history department at Virginia Military Institute

Arndt Part of With Good Reason Segment

Lt. Col. Jochen Arndt, associate professor in the history department at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss the complex histories of the Zulu and Xhosa peoples of South Africa, including the violent clashes between them in the 1990s, on the public radio program, With Good Reason, April 1-7.

Professor at VMI, a military college in Virginia

Boonshoft Part of With Good Reason Segment

Lt. Col. Mark Boonshoft, associate professor in the history department at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss the literacy tests that denied many Black Americans the right to vote during Jim Crow on the public radio program, "With Good Reason," March 18-24.

VMI AFROTC Officer is Accomplished Pianist

Growing up in Nashville, Lt. Col. Michael “Keystone” Rose, director of operations of the detachment at Virginia Military Institute, and pilot with over 1,200 combat flight hours, was naturally exposed to music.

Post Briefs VMI overlay on fall foliage on post

Post Briefs, March 2023

Members of VMI's distinguished faculty have been hard at work not only on post, but also in the larger realm of academia, winning awards and leading cadets attending new conferences.

VMI’s Johnson Finds Father-Son Bond with Trekking

Col. M. Houston Johnson V, and his father M. Houston “Mac” Johnson IV have taken multiple treks all over the U.S. and to many international locations. They make annual trips to Mount Rogers, the highest natural point in Virginia, making this year’s trek their 32nd.

Post Briefs VMI overlay on fall foliage on post

Post Briefs, February 2023

Members of VMI's faculty have been hard at work not only on post, but also in providing off-post event support and leadership to cadets, as well as being featured on podcasts.

VMI Physician to Retire After 31 Years

After 31 years of treating the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute, Dr. David Copeland is retiring in May from his position of Institute physician.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders