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The following is a list of Bridgewater faculty and staff who are experts in a variety of fields and who are available for interview by the media. Click on thetopic for a dropdown box featuring contact information. For other inquiries, please contact the office of media relations.

Afghanistan History and Politics

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
bmarsh@bridgewater.edu

Afghan/Pakistan Border

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
bmarsh@bridgewater.edu

Africa, Southern Region, Culture & Politics

Dr. Mwizenge S. Tembo
Professor of Sociology
540-828-5351
mtembo@bridgewater.edu

Amateur Radio

Mr. Andrew L. Pearson
Director, Alexander Mack Memorial Library
540-828-5410
apearson@bridgewater.edu

Anatomy, Human

Dr. Gavin R. Lawson
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5467
glawson@bridgewater.edu

Artifacts, Preservation of

Stephanie S. Gardner
Special Collections Librarian
540-828-8018 or 540-828-5462
sgardner@bridgewater.edu

Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Abir Qasem
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
540-828-5754
aqasem@bridgewater.edu

Biology, Human

Dr. Gavin R. Lawson
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5467
glawson@bridgewater.edu

Biology, Molecular

Dr. Stephen F. Baron
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5616
sbaron@bridgewater.edu

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5713
rpuffenb@bridgewater.edu

British and Irish History and Politics

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
bmarsh@bridgewater.edu

British Imperial History

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
bmarsh@bridgewater.edu

Career Exploration

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
540-828-5369
stalbott@bridgewater.edu

Chess

Dr. Ray Schneider
Associate Professor of Computer Science
540-828-5623
rschneid@bridgewater.edu

Computers, Software Engineering

Dr. Abir Qasem
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
540-828-5754
aqasem@bridgewater.edu

Disabilities, Impact of life and learning

Dr. Raymond W. “Chip” Studwell
Director of Academic Support Services
540-828-5370
cstudwell@bridgewater.edu

Eastern Europe, Politics, History, Culture

Dr. Jason C. Vuic
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5323
jvuic@bridgewater.edu

Economics

Dr. James Easton
Professor of Economics
540-828-5424
jeaston@bridgewater.edu

Economics, Labor

Dr. David Huffman
Associate Professor of Economics
540-828-5669
dhuffman@bridgewater.edu

Education, Coaches

Dr. Lori Gano-Overway
Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science
540-828-5728
lgano@bridgewater.edu

Financial Aid

Mr. Scott Morrison
Director of Financial Aid
540-828-5376
smorriso@bridgewater.edu

Foreign Policy, United States

Dr. Jamie Frueh
Associate Professor of History and Political Science
540-828-5764
jfrueh@bridgewater.edu

Gardening

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
Virginia Cooperative Extension certified Master Gardener
540-828-5713
rpuffenb@bridgewater.edu

Genetics

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5713
rpuffenb@bridgewater.edu

Graduate School, Application to

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
540-828-5369
stalbott@bridgewater.edu

Herpetology

Dr. Gavin R. Lawson
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5467
glawson@bridgewater.edu

History, Civil War, U.S.

Dr. Steve Longenecker
Professor of History
540-828-5321
slongene@bridgewater.edu

Nicholas Picerno
Chief of Campus Police
540-828-5761
npicerno@bridgewater.edu

History, European

Dr. Michelle Brock
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5323
mbrock@bridgewater.edu

History, United States

Dr. Steve Longenecker
Professor of History
540-828-5321
slongene@bridgewater.edu

Dr. Chris Versen
Assistant Professor of History
540-515-3791
cversern@bridgewater.edu

Hydroponics

Dr. Ray Schneider
Associate Professor of Computer Science
540-828-5623
rschneid@bridgewater.edu

Immigration, Adjustment to U.S.

Dr. Mwizenge S. Tembo
Professor of Sociology
540-828-5351
mtembo@bridgewater.edu

Immunology

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5713
rpuffenb@bridgewater.edu

Indian History and Politics

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
bmarsh@bridgewater.edu

Information

Mr. Andrew L. Pearson
Director, Alexander Mack Memorial Library
540-828-5410
apearson@bridgewater.edu

Internet, Future of

Dr. Abir Qasem
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
540-828-5754
aqasem@bridgewater.edu

Islam in South Asia

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
bmarsh@bridgewater.edu

Jobs, Searching for

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
540-828-5369
stalbott@bridgewater.edu

Jobs, Interviewing for

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
540-828-5369
stalbott@bridgewater.edu

Keyboard Performance, Piano & Organ

Dr. Larry C. Taylor
Associate Professor of Music
540-929-5302
ltaylor@bridgewater.edu

Learning, Strategies and habits of

Dr. Raymond W. “Chip” Studwell
Director of Academic Support Services
540-828-5370
cstudwell@bridgewater.edu

Library Science and Trends

Mr. Andrew L. Pearson
Director, Alexander Mack Memorial Library
540-828-5410
apearson@bridgewater.edu

Memory, How to improve

Dr. Raymond W. “Chip” Studwell
Director of Academic Support Services
540-828-5370
cstudwell@bridgewater.edu

Mental Skills Training

Dr. Lori Gano-Overway
Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science
540-828-5728
lgano@bridgewater.edu

Microbiology

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5713
rpuffenb@bridgewater.edu

Motivation, Achieving and Accomplishment

Dr. Raymond W. “Chip” Studwell
Director of Academic Support Services
540-828-5370
cstudwell@bridgewater.edu

Music, Theory and Composition

Dr. Larry C. Taylor
Associate Professor of Music
540-929-5302
ltaylor@bridgewater.edu

Native American History

Dr. Chris Versen
Assistant Professor of History
540-515-3791
cversen@bridgewater.edu

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Dr. Moshe Khurgel
Assistant Professor of Biology
540-515-3767
mkhurgel@bridgewater.edu

Ornithology

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5713
rpuffenb@bridgewater.edu

Pakistan History and Politics

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
bmarsh@bridgewater.edu

Physics, High-Energy Particle

Dr. Deva O'Neill
Assistant Professor of Physics
540-828-8004
doneil@bridgewater.edu

Plastics, Biodegradable

Dr. Stephen F. Baron
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5616
sbaron@bridgewater.edu

Politeness Theory

p>Dr. Randall Young
Associate Professor of Psychology
540-828-5438
rcyoung@bridgewater.edu

Politics, Global

Dr. Jamie Frueh
Associate Professor of History and Political Science
540-828-5764
jfrueh@bridgewater.edu

Preservation, Documents/Papers/Photographs

Stephanie S. Gardner
Special Collections Librarian
540-828-8018 or 540-828-5462
sgardner@bridgewater.edu

Psychology of Exercise

Dr. Lori Gano-Overway
Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science
540-828-5728
lgano@bridgewater.edu

Psychology of Gossip

Dr. Randall Young
Associate Professor of Psychology
540-828-5438
rcyoung@bridgewater.edu

Psychology of Teasing

Dr. Randall Young
Associate Professor of Psychology
540-828-5438
rcyoung@bridgewater.edu

Racism and Biology

 

Dr. Moshe Khurgel
Assistant Professor of Biology
540-515-3767
mkhurgel@bridgewater.edu

Reading, Constructive

Dr. Ray Schneider
Associate Professor of Computer Science
540-828-5623
rschneid@bridgewater.edu

Regeneration

Dr. Moshe Khurgel
Assistant Professor of Biology
540-515-3767
mkhurgel@bridgewater.edu

Religion, American

Dr. Steve Longenecker
Professor of History
540-828-5321
slongene@bridgewater.edu

Religion, Christian Faith and Science

Dr. Richard L. Bowman
A. Leroy and Wanda H. Baker Professor of Science
540-828-5441
rbowman@bridgewater.edu

Religion, Philosopy of

Dr. William Abshire
The Anna B. Mow Endowed Chair
Professor of Philosophy and Religion
540-828-5346
wabshire@bridgewater.edu

Reptiles

Dr. Gavin R. Lawson
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5467
glawson@bridgewater.edu

Resumes

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
540-828-5369
stalbott@bridgewater.edu

Robotics

Dr. Abir Qasem
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
540-828-5754
aqasem@bridgewater.edu

Shroud of Turin

Dr. Ray Schneider
Associate Professor of Computer Science
540-828-5623
rschneid@bridgewater.edu

Stem Cells

Dr. Moshe Khurgel
Assistant Professor of Biology
540-515-3767
mkhurgel@bridgewater.edu

Swordfighting, European

Dr. Gavin R. Lawson
Associate Professor of Biology
540-828-5467
glawson@bridgewater.edu

Tarzan

Dr. Stanley A. Galloway
Professor of English
540-828-5339
sgallowa@bridgewater.edu

Technology, Educational

Dr. Richard L. Bowman
A. Leroy and Wanda H. Baker Professor of Science
540-828-5441
rbowman@bridgewater.edu

Technology, Moodle

Dr. Richard L. Bowman
A. Leroy and Wanda H. Baker Professor of Science
540-828-5441
rbowman@bridgewater.edu

The World Wars

Dr. Brandon Marsh
Assistant Professor of History
540-828-5657
bmarsh@bridgewater.edu

Writing, for Fun and Profit

Dr. Ray Schneider
Associate Professor of Computer Science
540-828-5623
rschneid@bridgewater.edu

Writing, Poetry

Dr. Stanley A. Galloway
Professor of English
540-828-5339
sgallowa@bridgewater.edu

Writing, Pulp Fiction, 1930s-50s

Dr. Stanley A. Galloway
Professor of English
540-828-5339
sgallowa@bridgewater.edu

Writing, Resumes

Ms. Sherry Talbott
Director of Career Services and Internships
540-828-5369
stalbott@bridgewater.edu

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Media Contacts

Charles Culbertson
Director of Media Relations and
Editor of Bridgewater Magazine
Office: 540-828-5720
Mobile: 540-255-1831
cculbert@bridgewater.edu

Mary Kay Heatwole
Media Relations Assistant
Office: 540-828-5486
mheatwol@bridgewater.edu

Abbie Parkhurst
Executive Director of Marketing & Communications/College Spokeswoman
Office: 540-828-5782
Mobile: 540-294-1441
aparkhur@bridgewater.edu