Division Chairs and Department / Program Coordinators

A Structure of Excellence

Virginia Wesleyan University offers a wide variety of majors across three divisions: Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics, and Social Sciences (including Pre-professional Study). The possibilities for your education are endless!

When you enroll at our campus, you are welcome to design your own major — chart your own path — to end up with a degree tailor-made to fit your vision for your future. For example, one student created his own program that combines a major in German language with a music major. His collegiate experience not only involves a unique program on campus, but also spending a year in Germany immersing himself in the German language and studying the composers and rich musical history of the Rhineland.

The options are many at Virginia Wesleyan. The only certainty is that you will come away with an outstanding education, delivered at the hands of exceptionally talented professors who have equipped you well for the challenges ahead.

Division Chairs


Dr. Travis B. Malone
Catherine Hartman, Administrative Assistant

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. Maynard H. Schaus
Catherine Hartman, Administrative Assistant

Social Sciences

Dr. Robert B. Albertson
Jane Kiefer, Administrative Assistant

Department Coordinators


Sharon Swift


Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson


Paul Ewell*

Chemistry/Physical Science

Joyce Easter


Benjamin Haller


Lisa Lyon Payne**

Earth & Environmental Services

Elizabeth Malcolm


Malcolm Lively


Susan Larkin

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Diana Risk

Social Work

Benjamin Dobrin


Daniel Margolies

Mathematics/Computer Science

Lydia Kennedy


Bryson Mortenson &
Jason Squinobal


Patrick Goold


Garry Noe

Political Science

Leslie Caughell


Gabriela Martorell

Recreation/Leisure Studies

Doug Kennedy

Religious Studies

Craig Wansink

Sociology/ Criminal Justice

Scott Liverman


Travis Malone


Special Majors

Program Directors

Social Sciences Divisional

Thomas Brown

Comprehensive Liberal Studies

Clay Drees

Interdivisional Major , Prescribed

Deborah Otis

Women's & Gender Studies

Taryn Myers

Environmental Studies

Maynard Schaus & Larry Hultgren

American Studies

Dan Margolies

International Studies

Leslie Caughell