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Seven tenure-track faculty members as well as several new members of the Academic Affairs staff have joined Virginia Wesleyan College for the start of fall semester classes for 2012. New faculty and staff include: Dr. Kathleen B. Casey, Assistant Professor of History, who was recently a visiting assistant professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ms. Leslie Caughell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, who is completing her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dr. Kellie Holzer, Assistant Professor of English, who last taught at the University of Washington; Dr. Kevin Kittredge, Associate Professor of Chemistry, who has held teaching positions at Western Connecticut State University, Siena College, and Miami University of Ohio; Dr. Audrey Malagon, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, who is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at VWC; Dr. Jennifer Silvka, Assistant Professor of English, previously a lecturer in English at the University of Miami; Dr. Michael J. Trotta, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music, formerly Associate Director of Choral Studies and Interim Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Oklahoma State University; Mr. Adam Ruh, Lecturer in English, who was previously Adjunct Instructor of English at VWC and Director of the Student Success Program; and Ms. Regina Bynum, Registrar, who was formerly the registrar at Norfolk State University. Joining the College in mid-September will be Ms. Sue Erickson, Director of Hofheimer Library, who is currently Interim Director of the Peabody Library at Vanderbilt University, and Mr. Stephen G. Leist, Research Librarian, who is presently Circulation Services Supervisor at Transylvania University.