Students

Honors at Reynolds

Honors Faculty

BIOLOGY

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Janet Adams (BIO)
Professor Adams teaches General Biology at Reynolds. She is willing to offer contracts in (BIO 101 & BIO 102).

Contact: jadams@reynolds.edu

 

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Travis Anthony (BIO)
Professor Anthony teaches General Biology (BIO 101 & BIO 102), and (Bio 106) Biology of the Environment at Reynolds. Professor Anthony’s research interests include wildlife ecology, urban biodiversity, and environmental science. Currently, he serves as the vice president of the Virginia Herpetological Society. 

Contact: tanthony@reynolds.edu

 

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Jerrod Hunter (BIO)
Professor Hunter teaches Biology at Reynolds. He offers Honors contracts in General Biology (BIO 102 & BIO 206). 

Contact: jhunter@reynolds.edu

 

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Karen Neal (BIO)
Professor Neal teaches Biology and Genetics at Reynolds. Her background includes research in human genetic disorders like cleft lip, epigenetics in corn and molecular biology. Currently, she is interested in crowd sourced research projects that students can participate in online. “Biology being the study of life and often Professor Neal applies her favorite Rosalind Franklin quote to the way she approaches her courses “Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated”. Professor Neal teaches Honors General Biology (BIO 101 & BIO 102). 

Contact: kneal@reynolds.edu


BUSINESS  

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Krayton Davis (BUS)
Professor Davis teaches Business at Reynolds. He is willing to offer Honors contracts in Introduction to Business (BUS 100)

Contact: kdavis@reynolds.edu

 

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D. Pulane Lucas (BUS)
Professor Lucas teaches Business at Reynolds. She is willing to offer Honors contracts in Introduction to Business (BUS 100)

Contact: dlucas@reynolds.edu


 CHEMISTRY

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Ann Sullivan (CHM)
Professor Sullivan is program head of Chemistry, Geology, & Physics at Reynolds. She teaches Chemistry courses. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Virginia Tech University and received her PhD in physical chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University. She offers Honors contracts in General Chemistry (CHM 111 & CHM 112) on the downtown campus only. 

Contact: asullivan@reynolds.edu

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Jelsa Varghese (CHM)
Professor Varughese teaches chemistry classes at Reynolds. She offers Honors contracts in General Chemistry (CHM 111 & CHM 112).

Contact: jvarghese@reynolds.edu


ECONOMICS

NA  Barry Bomboy (ECO)
Professor Bomboy teaches Economics at Reynolds. He offers Honors contracts in Principles of Economics I & II (ECO 201 & ECO 202)

Contact: bbomboy@reynolds.edu




ENGLISH

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Beth Bensen (ENG)
Professor Bensen is the Program Head for English at Reynolds. She teaches 100-level and advanced composition, technical writing, and literature courses. Her research interests include multimodal composing, visual and digital rhetoric, and twenty-first century literacy practices. She is willing to offer Honors contracts in (ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 210), and any literature courses she might be teaching.

Contact: ebensen@reynolds.edu

 

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Ashley Bourne-Richardson (ENG)
Professor Bourne-Richardson teaches Composition and Literature courses at Reynolds. She attended James Madison University as an undergrad, and received her PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in Early American literature up to the 19th century. Her research interests include: the intersection of environmental history and literature; Native American literature 18th/19th centuries; early American novels; early American crime writing (fiction/non-fiction); slave narratives; captivity narratives; literature by women 18th-20th centuries (primarily American & British). She offers Honors contracts in 200-level literature courses (ENG 241, ENG 242, and ENG 274) or Composition (ENG 112). 

Contact: abourne@reynolds.edu

 

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Teresa Creech (ENG)
Professor Creech teaches Composition and Literature courses at Reynolds. She offers Honors contracts in 200-level literature courses (ENG 241, ENG242, and ENG 252)

Contact: tcreech@reynolds.edu

 

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Jason Lira (ENG)
Professor Lira teaches English at Reynolds. He is willing to offer Honors contracts in 200-level literature courses. 

Contact: jlira@reynolds.edu

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Barbara Lytton (ENG)
Professor Lytton teaches Composition and Literature courses at Reynolds. She received her Liberal Arts Bachelor degree in Michigan Technological University, received her Master’s in English, Literature Concentration, and English Studies PhD, Rhetoric and Textual Studies, in Old Dominion University. Academically, Professor Lytton is interested in the usage of language to construct knowledge and convey meaning. Specific areas of focus include visual rhetoric, how rhetoric is used to subjugate and oppress women, and how rhetoric is used to subvert subjugation and oppression. She offers Honors Courses in College Composition II (ENG112) and Survey of American Literature II (ENG 242).

Contact: blytton@reynolds.edu

 

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Karyn Pallay (ENG)
Karyn Pallay holds a graduate degree in Writing and Rhetoric from Virginia Commonwealth University. During her time at Reynolds, she has become both a Senior Online Instructor and Course Designer, and a Certified Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer. Since 2014, Ms. Pallay has received ongoing, specialized training in pedagogical approaches that can help students think more critically, and has presented on critical thinking to diverse audiences. Other interests include developing OER (other educational resources) and Honors courses. She enjoys contracting with Honors students who require any level of College Composition (ENG 111 & ENG 112).

Contact: kpallay@reynolds.edu

 

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Maria Ramos (ENG)
Professor Ramos teaches English at Reynolds. Her most recent research includes African American travel literature and transnational American studies. Other research interests include contemplative practices in higher education and U.S. Latino literature. She is willing to offer Honors contracts in American Literature (ENG 241 & ENG 242) and African American Literature courses (ENG 253 & ENG 254).

Contact: mramos@reynolds.edu

 

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Professor Reinhardt teaches English at Reynolds. She teaches the designated (ENG 111) Honors class and she is also willing to offer honors contracts in (ENG 112).

Contact: areinhardt@jtcc.edu

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Jane Rosecrans (ENG)
Professor Rosecrans teaches English at Reynolds. She teaches college composition, American literature and the Bible as Literature. She is willing to offer college composition (ENG 111 & ENG 112) and American Literature (ENG 241 & ENG 242) as Honors courses.

Contact: jrosecrans@reynolds.edu  

 

GEOLOGY

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Karen Layou (GOL)
Professor Layou teaches Geology courses at Reynolds. Her research background is in paleontology and extinction events, however in recent years, she has been branching out into geoscience education research. Geology encompasses much more than just rocks and minerals (which are fascinating in their own ways!), and as an Honors geology student, you would get the chance to explore topics that impact many aspects of society, including energy and water resource use, natural disasters, and climate change.  “If you have an interest in environmental science, try a geology class—you won’t be disappointed!” – Prof Layou. She offers Honors contracts for Physical Geology (GOL 105) and Historical Geology (GOL 106). 

Contact: klayou@reynolds.edu

 

HISTORY

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Christopher Thomas (HIS)
Professor Thomas teaches History courses at Reynolds. He received his PhD in history at Texas A&M University. His research and teaching interests include modern Europe, modern US history, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, history and film, and history and memory. He often teaches the designated (HIS 122) Honors class and has offered contracts in American History I (HIS 121), Western Civilization (HIS 101 & HIS102) and Asian Civilization classes (HIS 253 & HIS 254). 

Contact: ccthomas@reynolds.edu

 

 

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Professor Sampson have been teaching History courses at Reynolds since 2014. He received his B.A. in history from California State University, San Bernardino and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Riverside. His specialization areas are in nineteenth-century American history, with an emphasis in labor and gender.  He offers contracts in Western Civilization (HIS 101 & HIS 102American History (HIS 121 & HIS 122) and Women in American History HIS 127.

Contact: jsampson@reynolds.edu

 

MATHEMATICS

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Kathryn Swadgelo (MTH)
Professor Kathryn Swadgelo teaches Mathematics at Reynolds. She attended William and Mary University as an undergrad, completing her degree in mathematics with many credits in physics and in education and letter continued with her masters at Virginia Commonwealth University in study of Mathematics, specialization: pure Mathematics. Kathryn has taught middle and high school and she also taught at VCU for 11 years before coming to Reynolds in 1999. She typically teaches Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics (MTH 170) and Pre-Calculus (MTH 163, MTH 166). She will offer Honors contracts in any of these courses.

Contact: kswadgelo@reynolds.edu

 

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James Wolfle (MTH)
Professor Wolfle teaches Mathematics at Reynolds. He has taught in the Honors program since its inception, and has an interest in preparing students to succeed in higher education by helping science students with higher level thinking skills in Calculus and all students with the process of academic writing. He offers Honors contracts in Statistics (MTH 240) and Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (MTH 173).

Contact: jwolfle@reynolds.edu

 

PHILOSOPHY

Peter Latartara 

Peter Latartara (PHI)
Professor Latartara teaches Ethics at Reynolds. He received his Bachelor in Mathematics, Masters in Philosophy, and PhD. in Philosophy (Logic). Professor Latartara had Academic scholarships throughout his academic studies, Fulbright Scholar, National Science Foundation grant, National Endowment for the Humanities grant. He offers Honors Introduction to Philosophy (PHI 101) and Ethics (PHI 220).

Contact: platartara@reynolds.edu

 

PSYCHOLOGY

NA  Casey Carlton (PSY)
Professor Carlton teaches psychology at Reynolds. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology at James Madison University. Prior to teaching, she has provided individual and family counseling, behavioral assessment and planning, crisis counseling, mental health assessment and referral, and case management services to individuals and families in need. This clinical experience informs her teaching, and continues to contribute to her interest and expertise in the areas of clinical, community, and abnormal psychology. Professor Carlton offers Honors Principles of Psychology (PSY 200) and contract in Developmental Psychology (PSY 230). 

Contact: ccarlton@reynolds.edu


SOCIOLOGY

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Gayle D'Andrea (SOC)
Professor D'Andrea is program head for Pre-Social Work Specialization at Reynolds. She teaches sociology courses. As a sociologist, Professor D'Andrea is most interested in social institutions; specifically, Marriage/family, educational, religious, and political institutions. Their structure, changes over time, and impact on people and society.  She has taught dedicated Honors in Principles of Sociology class (SOC 200) and a non-Honors SOC 200 class with contract students.

Contact: gdandrea@reynolds.edu