John Thoburn, Ph.D.
Denise Bissler, Ph.D.
Todd Munson, Ph.D.
Thomas Badey, Ph.D.
David Brat, Ph.D.
Jennifer Bruce, Ph.D.
Randolph-Macon College President Robert R. Lindgren and Provost William Johnston
are pleased to announce the tenure and/or promotion of six faculty members who were
approved during the spring meeting of the R-MC Board of Trustees.
“These exceptional faculty members are truly deserving of this formal recognition
of their talent, scholarship and dedication,” said Johnston. “I join the Randolph-Macon
College community in congratulating and thanking them for their outstanding contributions.”
The following professor has been granted tenure:
Dr. John Thoburn, associate professor of chemistry, joined the
faculty at Randolph-Macon College in 2003. Dr. Thoburn earned a bachelor’s degree
in chemistry and German from Haverford College and a master’s and Ph.D. in chemistry
from the University of California, San Diego.
The following professors have earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:
Dr. Denise Bissler, assistant professor of sociology, joined the faculty
at Randolph-Macon College in 2003. Dr. Bissler earned a bachelor’s and master’s
degree in sociology from the University of Akron, and a Ph.D. in sociology and anthropology
from North Carolina State University.
Dr. Todd Munson, assistant professor of Asian Studies, joined the
faculty at Randolph-Macon College in 2003. Dr. Munson earned a bachelor’s degree
in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a master’s in East Asian
Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington and a Ph.D. in Japanes
e from Indiana University, Bloomington.
The following faculty members have been promoted from Associate Professor to Full
Dr. Thomas Badey, associate professor of political science, joined
the faculty at Randolph-Macon College in 1998. Dr. Badey earned a bachelor’s degree
in sociology from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in political science
from the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. in political science from the Ruprecht-Karls
Universitaet in Heidelberg, Germany.
Dr. David Brat, associate professor of economics/business, joined
the R-MC faculty in 1996. Dr. Brat earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration
at Hope College, a Master of Divinity in philosophy and theology from Princeton
Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in economics from The American University.
The following faculty member has been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate
Dr. Jennifer Bruce, director of instruction for the Higgins Academic
Center and assistant professor of education, joined the faculty at Randolph-Macon
College in 1999. Dr. Bruce earned a bachelor’s degree in English and speech from
Murray State University, a Master’s of Education in mental retardation from the
University of Louisville and a Ph.D. in education from Virginia Commonwealth University.