University of Vermont

217th Commencement Ceremonies - May 19 and 20, 2018

Emeriti Faculty of the University of Vermont - 2017

Alphabetical List

  • Jean E. Beatson, Clinical Professor of Nursing Emerita, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Joseph E. Brayden, Professor of Pharmacology Emeritus, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine
  • Jeanine Carr, Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Catherine Connor-Swietlicki, Professor of Spanish Emerita, College of Arts and Sciences
  • George L. Cook, Extension Professor Emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Ann P. Guillot, Professor of Pediatrics Emerita, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine
  • Jonathan B. Hayden, Associate Professor of Medicine Emeritus, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine
  • Malai Holland, Research Associate of Metabolic Nutrition Emerita, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • C. William Kilpatrick, Professor of Biology Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Willem R. Leenstra, Associate Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jonathan G. Leonard, Senior Lecturer of Community Development and Applied Economics Emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • David N. Little, Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine
  • Dennis F. Mahoney, Professor of German Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Christina S. Melvin, Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Betty Ann Rambur, Professor of Nursing Emerita, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Gregory H. Sharp, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Emeritus, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine
  • Dinah K. Smith, Clinical Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Emerita, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Kevork Spartalian, Associate Professor of Physics Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Deane Wang, Associate Professor of Natural Resources Emeritus, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Burton W. Wilcke, Jr., Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory & Radiation Sciences Emeritus College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Stanley L. Witkin, Professor of Social Work Emeritus, College of Education and Social Services

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • George CookGeorge L. Cook
    Extension Professor Emeritus

    “Life’s too short and death’s too certain to go through it doing something you don’t want to do; find your field of interest and you will excel.” “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.”   (Both lessons learned from my mother.)   —George L.Cook

  • Education:

    A.A.S., 1970, Vermont Technical College; B.S., 1972; M.A.T., 1978, University of Vermont.

    UVM Career:

    Extension Instructor, 1978-1982; Extension Assistant Professor, 1982-1991; Extension Associate Professor, 1991-2013; Extension Professor, 2013-2017.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Vermont maple syrup production, emergency response (fire and medical), VT Farmedic program, farm and tractor safety.

    Publication Highlights:

    2006 North American Maple Syrup Council Maple Producer’s Manual – Safety Chapter, published by The Ohio State University Extension.

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    Vermont Farmedic Course; Vermont Maple Conferences.  UVM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute “OLLI”, invited presentation, Maple Sugaring Through the Years; 2013, 2014; Wake Robin, 2015; EPIC, 2015. Member, International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) and National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

    Awards and Honors:

    Vermont Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016, co-recipient with my wife, Dorothy.  ISASH, President, 2012-2013; Board of Directors, 2008-2015; host site Chair, 2012.  Sumner H. Williams Award, for Lifelong Dedication to the Vermont Maple Industry, 2009.  Vermont Farm Bureau Wallace Award, for Outstanding Lifetime Service to Vermont Agriculture, 2006.  Vermont Community Service Award, Vermont Secretary of State, for 30 years of service to towns of Hyde Park and Morristown, 2006.

    Community Service:

    Morristown Rescue Squad, 1975-2017, charter member.  Hyde Park Town Fire Department, 1976-2017, line officer for 30 years. Hyde Park FAST Squad, 1996-2017.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • Jonathan LeonardJonathan G. Leonard
    Senior Lecturer of Community Development and Applied Economics Emeritus

    “The core of my teaching philosophy is relationships.  I am primarily concerned with student learning.  My goal as a teacher is to create the environment that will maximize student learning.  This starts with knowing all the students’ names and a little about each student.  Once they know that I know their name, we enter into a relationship of learning together.”    —Jonathan G. Leonard

  • Education:

    BA, 1978, Drew University; MS, 1983; Ph.D., 1994, University of Vermont.

    UVM Career:

    Staff, 1984-2006; Lecturer, 2006-2013; Senior Lecturer, 2013-Present.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Presenting Data in Graphical Formats, Public Speaking, Human Ecology and Sustainability.

    Publication Highlights:

    Book: Leonard, Jonathan G. and Ross T. Bell. 1998. Northeastern Tiger Beetles: A Field Guide to Tiger Beetles of New England and Eastern Canada (176 pages, 160 pen and ink drawings, four color plates). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

    Patterson, T. & J. Leonard 2011.   Ten Years into the 21st Century Core Curriculum: Our Experience, Insight, and Future.  NACTA Journal June 2011.

    Patterson, T. & J. Leonard 2007. E-Graphing: Perfection, Paradox or Persuasion, Proceedings, E-Learn 2007, World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education, Quebec City, Canada, October 15-19, 2007. Published in Technology and Teacher Education Annual series.

    Patterson, T. & J. Leonard 2005.  Turning Spreadsheets into Graphs: An Information Technology Lesson in Whole Brain Thinking.  J. Computing in Higher Ed. 17(1):95-115.

    Leonard, J. & T. Patterson 2004.   Simple computer graphing assignment becomes a lesson in critical thinking.  NACTA Journal June 2004.

    Patterson, T., J. Leonard, & W. Harper. 2001. A core curriculum for the 21st Century. NACTA Journal December 2001.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Ad hoc Committee Member for Common English Names for Species of Tiger Beetles.  Results Published in Pearson, David L. 2004.  A list of suggested common English names for species of tiger beetles (COLEOPTERA: CICINDELIDAE) occurring in Canada and the U. S.  Cicindela Journal March/June, 36(1-2):31-40. 

Reviewer for University of Alberta Press, 1999.  Reviewer for Environmental Entomology, a journal published by the Entomological Society of America, 1990.  State of Vermont Invertebrate Scientific Advisory Group on Endangered Invertebrate Species, 1994-present.  Assistant Secretary Treasurer, Vermont Entomological Society, 1994 - 1996.  Founding member and Webmaster for the Vermont Entomological Society, 1994-2006.

Awards and Honors:

Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and Advising, 2006.  Teaching Award of Merit, National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) and the University of Vermont College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 2002.  Faculty Recognition Award, University of Vermont Faculty Senate, 1999.  Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1991.  Elected to Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, 1990.  Physics Department Award for Astronomy Curriculum Development, Drew University, 1978.

Community Service:

Insect identification workshop, worked with undergraduate students from Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont with sand plain forest study, 2007-2010.  Richmond Vermont Animal Track Watch, photographed, identified to species, and recorded data on animal tracks along designated roadsides,  2009-2010.  Richmond Elementary School Science Program, monarch butterfly migration study: helped students tag butterflies, gave talks and slide shows on butterfly and insect biology, supplied the class with live giant silk moths (luna, cecropia, and polyphemus) for study and release, 1993-1997.  Identification of Stream Macro-Invertebrates, River-Watch annual spring workshops, Green Mountain Audubon Nature Center, Huntington, Vermont, 1992-1994.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Catherine Connor-SwietlickiCatherine Connor-Swietlicki
    Professor of Spanish Emerita

    “Todo puede ser.” 
    Sancho Panza and Alonso Quijano/Don Quijote cited in Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, 1605-1615

  • Education:

    B.A., 1969, University of Idaho; B.S., 1971, Kansas State University; M.A., 1976; 1983 Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

    UVM Career:

    Professor, 1998-2017. Chair, Department of Romance Languages, 1998-2003.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    The realization of the living; Cognitive-emotive processes of empathy and memory; Complex systems and the interdependence of the arts and sciences.

    Publication Highlights:

    “Inside Out: The Arts of Our Embodied Minds,” Self, Other and Context in Early Modern Spain. Ed. I. Jaén-Portillo, J.J. Simon and C. Nadeau. Newark, Delaware: 2017, 20-35

    “Gendered Gazing: Zayas and Caro Go Back to the Future of the Artful Brain and Body," Prismatic Reflections on Spanish Golden Age Theater. Ed. G. E. Campbell and A.R. Williamsen. New York: Ibérica Series 44, Peter Lang, 2016. 151-63.

    “Why Autopoiesis and Memory Matter to Cervantes, Don Quijote and the Humanities,” Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature. Ed. I, Jaen-Portillo and J. J. Simon. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2016

    “Beyond Cognition: Don Quijote and Other Embodied Minds.” Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America.” 32.1 (Spring 2012), 231-61).

    “Embodying Rape & Violence: Your Mirror Neurons and 2RC Teatro’s Alcalde de Zalamea.” Comedia Performance 7.1 (Spring 2010), 9-52.

    “Creative Cognition for Staging Comedia,” Comedia Performance 4.1 (Spring 2007): 67-96.

    “Cervantes’ Legacy of Creative Cognition: ‘All Things Are Possible’ (‘Todo puede ser’).” CIEFL (Central Institute for English and Foreign Languages, India) guest-editors S. Gupta and A. R. Lauer. 2007 Special Number.

     “The Scientific Arts of Theater: The Bio-Social World-Theater with Examples from Lope, Calderón and Others.” Bulletin of Comediantes  58.2 (2006 [2007]) 457-67.

    “Realities of Art/Arts of Reality: Taking the Pulse of Cuban Theatre Today.” Latin American Theater Review 38 (spring 2004): 147-57.

    “Bridging the Performance Gap: The Body, Cognitive Studies and Comedia Theory.” Bulletin of the Comediantes  55.2 (2003 [2004]): 11-53.

    “Thinking/Feeling Ourselves: The Embodied Cognitive Revolution and Some Examples for Gender and Cultural Studies.” Feministas Unidas, 23.2(Fall 2003): 42-47.

    “The Preceptistas and Beyond:  Spectators Making Meanings in the Corral de Comedias.” Hispania 82.3 (1999): 17-28.

    “Prolegomena to the ‘Popular’ in Early Modern Public Theater: Contesting Power in Lope and Shakespeare.” The Golden Age Comedia: Text, Theory and Performance. Ed. Charles Ganelin and Howard Mancing. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue U P, 1994. pp. 262-75.

    “Luis de León y el enredo de las letras sagradas: Descifrando el significado de De los nombres de Cristo.” Bulletin Hispanique 89 (1987 [1989]): 5-25.

    Spanish Christian Cabala: The Works of Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Jesús, and San Juan de la Cruz. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, December 1986 - January 1987

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    University Committees: University of Wisconsin-Madison and/or University of Vermont: Faculty Senate; Curriculum Committee; Honors Committee; Research, Scholarship and Graduate Education Committee; Gender and Women Studies Programs; Latin American and Caribbean Studies Programs; Minority Mentoring Program.

    Contributor and/or elected office: Modern Language Association; Cervantes Society of America, elected office; Renaissance Society of America; American Assoc. of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese; Association of Hispanic Classical Theater, elected office; Congreso Internacional de Hispanistas; Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas; Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas; Feministas Unidas.

    Other Professional Experience:

    Assistant Professor of Spanish, 1985-1992, Associate Professor of Spanish, 1992-1998, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Madrid Program Director for University of Wisconsin, Indiana and Purdue, 1993-1994; UM Teaching Assistant, Spanish teacher and foreign language coordinator, 1972-1985.

    Awards and Honors:

    Vilas Associate Award, University of Wisconsin; Publication Grant Spain’s Ministry of Culture; International Travel Grants University of Wisconsin and University of Vermont.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • C William KilpatrickC. William Kilpatrick
    Professor of Biology Emeritus

    “Dr. Bill Kilpatrick, my advisor, has been the most central player in my development into a scientist.  Any success I have over the course of my career will be thanks to the foundation he has laid.  Bill takes a very direct, apprenticeship-style approach to advising.  He treated me as a colleague long before I grew into anything resembling that position.  I will definitely be thinking of Bill for the rest of my career.”  —Dr. Ryan W. Norris, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Ohio, Lima

  • Education:

    B.S., 1968; M.S., 1969, Midwestern State University; Ph.D., 1973, North Texas State University

    UVM Career:

    Assistant Professor, 1974-1980; Associate Professor, 1980-2009; Professor, 2009-2017.  Curator of Vertebrates, Zadock Thompson Museum of Natural History, 1982-present

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Evolution and systematics of vertebrates, especially mammals, and among mammals, especially rodents.  Much of my recent work utilizes molecular approaches to examine genetic markers to address questions regarding evolutionary histories including taxonomic relationships and timing of divergent events (speciation) in relation to the landscape of those times.  In addition, other work examines the demographic histories of populations inferred from molecular analyses to explain their current genetic structure or to estimate population size and direction of change, often with a conservation genetics or management perspective. 

    Publication Highlights: 

    Kilpatrick, C. W.  In press. Family Calomyscidae.  Invited chapter in Volume 7. Muroid Rodents of Handbook of Mammals of the World, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

    Dorn, P. L., N. M. de la Rúa, H. J. Axen, N. Smith, B. R. Richards, J. Charabati, J. Suarez, A. Woods, R. Pessoa, C. Monroy, C. W. Kilpatrick, and L. Stevens.  2016. Hypothesis testing clarifies the systematics of the main Central American Chagas disease vector, Triatoma dimidiate (Latreille, 1811) across its geographic range. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 44:431-443.

    May-Collado, L. J., C. W. Kilpatrick, and I. Agnarsson.  2015.  Mammals from ‘down under’: a multi-gene species-level phylogeny of marsupial mammals (Mammalia, Marsupialia).  PeerJ DOI 10.7717/peerj.805.

    Kohli, B. A., K. A. Speer, C. W. Kilpatrick, N. Batsaikhan, D. Damdinbaza, and J. A. Cook.  2014.  Non-punctuated evolution in north Asia: Multilocus systematics of a recent tribe of Holarctic rodents (Arvicolinae: Myodini).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 76:18-29.

    Hapeman, P., E. Latch, O. E. Rhodes, and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2014.  When recent and evolutionary histories meet: deciphering temporal events from contemporary patterns of mtDNA from fishers (Martes pennanti) in Northeast North America.  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 52:331-337.

    Bradley, R. D., N. Ordóňez-Garza, C. G. Sotero-Caio, H. M. Huynh, C. W. Kilpatrick, L. I. Iňiguez-Dávalos, and D. J. Schmidly.  2014. Morphometric, karyotypic, and molecular evidence for a new species of Peromyscus (Cricetidae: Neotominae) from Nayarit, México.  Journal of Mammalogy, 95:176-186.

    Liu, Q, P. Chen, K. He, C. W. Kilpatrick, S-Y. Liu, F. Yu, and X. Jiang. 2012.  Phylogeographic study of Apodemus ilex (Rodentia: Muridae) in southwestern China.  PLoS ONE, 7(2):e31453.

    Hapeman, P., E. Latch, J. Fike, O. E. Rhodes, and C. W. Kilpatrick.  2011.  Landscape genetics of fishers (Martes pennanti) in the northeast:  Dispersal barriers and historical influences.  Journal of Heredity, 102:251-259.

    Norris, R. W., C. A. Woods, and C. W. Kilpatrick.  2008.  Taxonomic status of Calomyscus hotsoni (Rodentia: Muridae: Calomyscinae): Based on morphological and molecular data.  Journal of Mammalogy, 89:306-315.

    McPartland, J. M., R. W. Norris, and C. W. Kilpatrick.  2007.  Tempo and mode in endocannabionoid system evolution.  Journal of Molecular Evolution, 65:267-276.

    Janecka, J. E., T. L. Blankenship, D. H. Hirth, C. W. Kilpatrick, M. E. Tewes, and L. I. Grassman, Jr.  2007.  Evidence for male-biased dispersal in bobcats using relatedness analysis. Wildlife Biology 13:38-47.

    Huchon, D., P. Chevret , U. Jordan, C. W. Kilpatrick, V. Ranwez, P. D. Jenkins, J. Brosius, and J. Schmitz.  2007. Multiple molecular evidence for a living mammalian fossil.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 104:7495-7499.

    Woods, C. A., and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2005. Infraorder Hystricognathi. Pp. 1538-1600, in Mammal Species of the World, A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder, eds.). Third edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore MD.

    Jenkins, P. D., C. W. Kilpatrick, M. F. Robinson, and R. J. Timmins.  2005.  Morphological and molecular investigations of a new family, genus and species of rodent (Mammalia: Rodentia: Hystricognatha) from Lao PDR.  Systematics and Biodiversity, 2:419-454.

    Kilpatrick, C. W.  2002. Non-cryogenic preservation of mammalian tissues for DNA extraction: an assessment of storage methods. Biochemical Genetics, 40:53-62.

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    American Society of Mammalogists (Life Member), Board of Directors, 2010-2013, 2014-2016; Grants-in-Aid Committee, 2001-2004; Chair, 2004-2011; Program Committee, 1994-1998; hosted Annual Meeting in 1995, Publications Committee, 2011- present.  Advisory Panel, Dalquest Research Site, 2008-2009 (panel for preliminary work funded by NSF).  Keynote speaker, Annual Workshop, The Current Science of Wildlife Genetics, New England Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Hadley Massachusetts, 2007.  Invited Symposium Speaker, Landscape Structure, Population Genetics, and Gene Flow, Euro-American Mammal Congress, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 1998.  Organizer of Symposium on the Molecular Systematics of Peromyscine-Neotomine Rodents for International Theriological Congress, ITC VII, Acapulco, Mexico, 1997.  International Symposium on the Biodiversity of Pakistan, Pakistan National Science Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1995 (Organization Committee and presentation).  Invited speaker, Symposium on the Biogeography of the West Indies, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1987.  State of Vermont: Fragile Area Advisory Committee, 1981-1983, Endangered Species Committee, Mammal Scientific Advisory Group, 1982-1989; Chair 1989-present, Reptile and Amphibian Scientific Advisory Group, 1981-present; Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy Mammal Team, 2004, 2015.

    Other Professional Experience:

    Visiting Associate Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1981.  Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, 1973-1974.  Teaching Fellow (Lecturer), North Texas State University, Denton, TX, 1970-1973.  Lecturer, 1969-1970, Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, TX.

    Awards and Honors: 

    Species, Peromyscus kilpatricki, named in my honor, Bradley et al. (2017; Journal of Mammalogy 98(1):154-165).  Hartley Jackson Award, American Society of Mammalogists, 2013.  Outstanding Alumnus, College of Science and Mathematics, Midwestern State University, 2003.  John Purple Howard Professorship of Zoology and Natural History, University of Vermont, 2001 to present.  National Defense Educational Act Doctoral Fellowship, 1972-1973.  A. Brazier Howell Honorarium, American Society of Mammalogists, 1973.  Wilks Award, Southwestern Association of Naturalist, 1973.  Elected to the New York Academy of Science, 1979. 

    Community Service:

    NorthWoods Stewardship Center, Board of Directors, 2005-2011, Vice President, Board of Trustees, 2015-present.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Willem LeenstraWillem R. Leenstra
    Associate Professor of Chemistry Emeritus

    “Willem’s teaching acumen in the sub-discipline of physical chemistry is renowned.  He has the ability to give physical insight into this highly mathematical subject.  A diverse and productive research career, and his significant contributions to service at the university, as well as at the national organization levels, make Willem a highly valued colleague.” Michael Strauss, UVM Professor of Chemistry Emeritus

  • Education:

    B.S., 1969, California State University, East Bay; Ph.D., 1979, University of Washington.

    UVM Career:

    Assistant Professor, 1980-1986; Associate Professor, 1986-2017.  Chair, Department of Chemistry, 1991-1992 and 1999-2002; Special Assistant to the Provost, 2002-2003.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    My research interests since coming to UVM have been two-fold.  In the early phase, my graduate students and I explored aspects of the triplet state of molecules (both biological and non-biologically relevant systems), focusing both on structural measurements as well as on purely theoretical studies.  In the later phase, student interest propelled me to re-focus our efforts on elucidating the structure of hybrid inorganic-organic materials consisting of zirconium phosphonate layered architectures.

    Publication Highlights: 

    Optical-Microwave Double Resonance Spectroscopy of In Vivo Chlorophyll, R.H. Clarke, S.P. Jagannathan and W.R. Leenstra, Photochem. Photobiol., 32, 805 (1980).

    Triplet State ZFS Parameters of a Carotenoid Determined by Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance, P.D. Hale and W.R. Leenstra, J.C.S. Chem. Comm., 1983, 511 (1983).

    The Triplet State of 2,2'-Biquinoxaline Investigated through ODMR Lineshape Simulations, K. Vinodgopal, S.H. Fleischman and W.R. Leenstra, J. Phys. Chem., 88, 3982 (1984).

    Theoretical Study of Spin-One Nuclear Quadrupole Effects in Triplet State Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance, W.R. Leenstra and K. Vinodgopal, Chem. Phys. Lett., 115, 311 (1985).

    Excited Triplet State Infrared Spectrometry as an Analytical Technique, D.E. Bugay and W.R. Leenstra, Analyt. Chem., 58, 2335 (1986).

    Complementary IR/NMR Approach for the Determination of IR Extinction Coefficients and Thermodynamic Parameters for Conformers in Rapid Equilibrium. The Halocyclohexanes., D.E. Bugay, C.H. Bushweller, C.T. Danehey, Jr., S. Hoogasian, J.A. Blersch and W.R. Leenstra, J. Phys. Chem., 93, 3908 (1989).

    A Novel Staged Form of Layered Zirconium Phosphonates with Methyl and p-Aminobenzyl Pendant Groups, J.C. Amicangelo and W.R. Leenstra, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 120, 6181 (1998).

    Synthesis, Characterization, and Interlayer Distance Study of Zirconium Phosphonates with Stoichiometric Variation of Methyl and p-Aminobenzyl Pendant Groups, W.R. Leenstra and J.C. Amicangelo, Inorg. Chem., 37, 5317 (1998).

    Molecular Modeling of Interlayer Catalytic Sites for Aniline Polymerization in a Zirconium Mixed Phosphonate Phosphate, J.C. Amicangelo, G. Rosenthal and W.R. Leenstra, Chem. Mater., 15, 390 (2003).

    Excimer Formation in the Interlayer Region of Arene-Derivatized Zirconium Phosphonates, J.C. Amicangelo and W.R. Leenstra, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 14698 (2003).

    Zirconium Arene-Phosphonates: Chemical and Structural Characterization of 2-Naphthyl- and 2-Anthracenylphophonate Systems, J.C. Amicangelo and W.R. Leenstra, Inorg. Chem., 44, 2067 (2005).

    Heme Metabolites: Bilirubin Solution Structure via Low-Temperature Fluorescence Studies and TD-DFT Calculations, W.R. Leenstra, J.C. Amicangelo and J.A. Blersch, J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines, 10, 331 (2006).

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    As a teacher, I have prided myself to always “keep my eye on the prize,” which in the chemistry discipline means that student understanding of the physical world around us is paramount, not just producing numbers from equations.  Being serious about this goal demands that we must constantly look for ways to improve the curriculum.  With that in mind, in my final year as a professor I contributed by comprehensively restructuring the junior-year courses in physical chemistry for majors.

    The nature of my research expertise is such that I have had to modify my interests to fit those of the incoming graduate students.  Accordingly, I have had the pleasure to work in a wide diversity of subjects as is evident from the list of publication highlights.  Altogether, more than 60 publications and presentations emanated from my mentoring of 13 Ph.D. and M.S. students.  In addition, four undergraduates produced Honors Theses based on their work in my laboratory.

    While serving on UVM committees is part of our professorial duty, my service on a myriad of committees has been a rewarding experience, and an opportune way to meet colleagues in a variety of disciplines.  Such conduits are not easily replicated otherwise.  Of significant personal, as well as professional, fulfillment has been my involvement with our professional organization, the American Chemical Society.  I have served in a variety of Local Section, Northeast Region, and National capacities.  Currently, I chair a subcommittee of the Budget and Finance Committee of the ACS, whose charge it is to oversee the finances of that 160,000-member organization.

    Other Professional Experience

    Visiting Scientist, Cornell University, 1989; Visiting Professor, University of Washington, 2007.  Co-Founder, Endyne Environmental Testing Laboratory, 1987.

    Awards and Honors

    Emerald Award for Service to the Green Mountain Section of the American Chemical Society, 2006.  E. Ann Nalley ACS Northeast Region Award for Volunteer Service to the ACS, 2009.  Fellow of the American Chemical Society, elected in 2015.

    Community Service

    Hinesburg School Board (elected position), Hinesburg Recreational Path Committee (co-chair), Iroquois Soccer Club (youth coach).

College of Arts and Services

  • Dennis MahoneyDennis F. Mahoney
    Professor of German Emeritus

    “‘You have inspired in us the noble longing / To gaze deeply into the spirit of the wide world.’  The quote is a touching variant of the opening lines to the novel Heinrich von Ofterdingen by the German Romantic poet Novalis. It was given to me in 1990 at the conclusion of a seminar on Novalis, as the inscription above a drawing of me intently gazing at the Blue Flower, the symbol of Romantic longing. I have kept this drawing, signed by all of the participants, in my office ever since.  —Dennis F. Mahoney

  • Education:

    B.A., 1971, College of the Holy Cross; M.A., 1973; Ph.D., 1977, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

    UVM Career:

    Assistant Professor, 1979-1984; Associate Professor, 1984-1994; Professor, 1994-2017.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Goethe, Schiller, Novalis, Literature of German Classicism and Romanticism, Novels of the Age of Goethe, the French Revolution and German Literature, Richard Wagner, the German Film.

    Publication Highlights:

    Over 45 articles and book chapters, as well as more than 70 papers at national and international professional meetings and over 90 book reviews. The book-length volumes written or (co-)edited are:
    Die Poetisierung der Natur bei Novalis:  Beweggründe, Gestaltung, Folgen.  Bonn:  Bouvier, 1980.

    Der Roman der Goethezeit (1774-1829).  Sammlung Metzler, 241. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1988.

    Editor, “The Eighteenth Century and Uses of the Past”; Special issue of Historical Reflections/Réflexions Histo­riques, 18, No. 3 (1992).

    The Critical Fortunes of a Romantic Novel: Novalis’s “Heinrich von Ofterdingen.” Literary Criticism in Perspective.  Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1994.

    Editor, “The End of the Enlightenment”; Special issue of Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques, 26. No. 3 (2000).

    Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis). Sammlung Metzler, 336. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2001.

    Editor, The Literature of German Romanticism — Volume 8 of a 10-volume series, “The Camden House History of German Literature.” Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer, 2004.

    Co-Editor. Über die Natur des Lichts – Die Farbe Blau in der Romantik (Catalogue for the exhibit and international conference co-sponsored by the International Novalis Society), ed. Olaf Breidbach, Gunnar Berg, Arved Grieshaber, Dennis Mahoney, and Gabriele Rommel. Wiederstedt: Forschungsstätte für Frühromantik und Novalis Museum Schloss Oberwiederstedt, 2013.

    Editor, Poetry of a Lifetime by Charles Ballantyne. Shelburne, VT: Red Barn Books, 2014.

    From Goethe to Novalis: Studies in Classicism and Romanticism. Festschrift for Dennis F. Mahoney in Celebration of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday, ed. Wolfgang Mieder. New York: Peter Lang, 2015.

    Eichendorff, Joseph von. A Translation from German into English of Joseph von Eichendorff’s Romantic Novel “Ahnung und Gegenwart” (1815) (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2015). Translated by Dennis F. and Maria A. Mahoney, with an Introduction and Notes by Dennis F. Mahoney.

    Co-Editor. Die Europa Idee von Novalis / Antike-Rezeption zwischen Mythos und Utopie (Catalogue for the exhibit and two international conferences co-sponsored by the International Novalis Society), ed. Gabriele Rommel in conjunction with Arved Grieshaber and Dennis Mahoney. Wiederstedt: Forschungsstätte für Frühromantik und Novalis Museum Schloss Oberwiederstedt, 2016.

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    Director, German House Program in the Living/Learning Center, 1979-1982, 1993-1995, 1997-1999, 2012-2015; Faculty Advisor, 2007-2008, 2009-2011, 2015-2017.  Member, College of Arts and Sciences Standards Committee, 1990-1991, 2010-2012; Chairperson, 2011-2012.  Member, European Studies Executive Committee, 1991-2013; Interim Director, 1997-1998; Director 2000-2005, Acting Director, 2011-2012.  Initiator and Faculty Coordinator, Student Exchange Program with the University of Augsburg, 1994-2017.  Faculty Marshall, Arts and Sciences Commencement Ceremony, 1995-1999, 2001-2015.  Founding Director, the Global Village Residential Learning Community, 2006-2008.  Executive Council Member, United Academics, 2013-2015; Co-Chairperson, Public Campaign Committee, 2014.  Acting Chairperson, Department of German and Russian, 2015-2016. 

    American Association of Teachers of German (AATG): (Vice-President and Newsletter Editor of Northern New England Chapter, 1980-1982; Chapter President, 1982-1984; Associate Editor in charge of book reviews for The German Quarterly (National scholarly journal for the AATG); 1988-1991 (app. 500 reviews edited); Chairperson, Program Committee for the sections on German Literature at the 1995 Annual Meeting in Stanford, CA).  Goethe Society of North America: (Member, Board of Directors, 1992-1994).   International Novalis Society: (Member, Board of Directors, 1994-present, President, 2012-present).  Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS): (Program Chairperson for 1991 NEASECS Meeting at the University of Vermont; Member, NEASECS Board of Directors, 1994-1997, 2005-2008, 2012-2015; Member, Program Committee for the 1998 NEASECS Meeting at Williams College; Vice-President, 2002-2003; President, 2003-2004; Program Chairperson for 2004 NEASECS Meeting at the University of Vermont; Member, Nominations Committee for the Executive Board, 2009-2011).  Historical Reflec­tions/Réflexions Historiques: (Member of the Editorial Board, 2001-2012; Guest Editor for the Special Issue “The Eighteenth Century and Uses of the Past,” 1992, consisting of selected proceedings of the 1991 NEASECS Meeting).  Guest Editor for the Special Issue “The End of the Enlightenment,” 2000, consisting of selected proceedings of the 1998 NEASECS Meeting.

    Other Professional Experience:

    Assistant Professor of German, and Assistant Director, Humanities Year Program, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, 1977-1979.  Guest Professor, Universität Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2008, 2010 (summer semesters).

    Awards and Honors:

    University of Massachusetts Fellowship, 1972-1975.  Fulbright Fellowship, 1975-1976.  Fulbright Travel Award to University of Augsburg, 1992.  Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001-2002.  Dean’s Lecture Award (Outstanding Scholar and Teacher), College of Arts and Sciences, 2008.  Wolfgang and Barbara Mieder Green and Gold Professor of German, 2013-2017.  Robert V. Daniels Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education, 2014.

    Community Service:

    Church and Community Choir member, 1983-present.  Volunteer Cook, Vermont Dismas House, 1986-present.  Vermont Junior Conference, presentation on “The Use and Abuse of Images: Leni Riefenstahl’s Propaganda Film Triumph of the Will,” 1995 and 1997.  Interviewer for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship, selecting a high-school student from New England to attend secondary school in Germany, 2012-2013. 

College of Arts and Services

  • Kevork SpartalianKevork Spartalian
    Associate Professor of Physics Emeritus

    “Good learning is like maintaining a good relationship; you can’t expect the other person to do all the work.”  — Kevork Spartalian


    A.B., Princeton University, 1968; M.S., 1970; Ph.D., 1974, Carnegie-Mellon University

    UVM Career:

    Assistant Professor, 1979-1986; Associate Professor, 1986-2016.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    I have done research in biological physics, mostly studying the magnetic and electronic properties at the active sites of biomolecules and their model complexes, the idea being to understand how macroscopic function relates to microscopic structure.  Most recently, I have worked in Physics Education research.

    Publication Highlights:

    Book on the applications of 20th century advances in physics to medical diagnosis and treatment.
    Applications of Modern Physics in Medicine, Mark Strikman, Kevork Spartalian and Milton W. Cole, Princeton University Press (Princeton, Oxford), 2014.

    Research Articles:
    G.P. Livingston, G.L. Hutchinson, and K. Spartalian, Trace Gas Emission in Chambers: A Non-Steady-State Diffusion Model, Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 70, 1459 (2006).

    K. Spartalian, Rectangles in Physics, The Physics Teacher, 41, 390, (2003)

    K. Kustin, W. E. Robinson, R. B. Frankel and K. Spartalian, Magnetic Properties of Tunicate Blood Cells II.  Ascidia Ceratodes, J. Inorg. Biochem. 63, 223 (1996).

    K. Spartalian, L. G. Lang and R. C. Woodworth, Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Iron-Ovotransferrin: A Crystal Field Interpretation, Biochem. 30, 1004 (1991).

    G. D. Watt, R. B. Frankel, G. C. Papaefthymiou,  K. Spartalian and E. I. Stiefel, Redox Properties and Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Azotobacter vinelandii Bacterioferritin, Biochemistry 25, 4330 (1986).

    K. Spartalian, and G. Lang, Oxygen Transport and Storage Materials in Applications of Mössbauer Spectroscopy, (R. L. Cohen, Ed.) vol. II, 249‑279, (1980).

    G. Lang, K. Spartalian, C. A. Reed, and J. P. Collman, Mössbauer Effect Study of the Magnetic Properties of S=1 Ferrous Tetraphenylporphyrin, J. Chem. Phys. 69, 5424‑5427 (1978).

    W. T. Oosterhuis, B. Window, and K. Spartalian, Sublattice Magnetization in FeBr3 Below the Critical Region, Phys. Rev. B 10, 4616‑4620 (1974).

    G.T. Reynolds, K. Spartalian, D. B. Scarl, Interference Effects Produced by Single Photons, Nuovo Cimento B‑61, 355‑364 (1969).


    Introduced a variety of new undergraduate courses and curricular innovations.  Produced web-based physics simulations for teaching physics.  Served on numerous CAS and Faculty Senate committees, standing and ad-hoc.  Member, American Physical Society; member, American Association of Physics Teachers.

    Other Professional Experience:

    Post-doctoral associate at Penn State.  Visiting scientist at MIT.

    Community Service:

    Organized and delivered public lecture demonstrations for area students and parents.  Organized and ran “Physics Olympics” for area high school students.

College of Education and Social Services

  • Malai HollandMalai Holland
    Research Associate of Metabolic Nutrition Emerita

    “Although I have participated in a variety of activities in my professional career, teaching has always been the most rewarding activity to me. Whether it is teaching to students (graduate, undergraduate or dietetic internship programs) or patients or parents of children, I have always found that this is the most important thing I can do is to impart knowledge to others about the area of nutrition and health. ”  —Malai "Molly" Holland

  • Education:

    B.S., 1973, James Madison University; M.P.H., 1984, University of Minnesota.

    UVM Career:

    Research Associate, 1993-present.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Pediatric Nutrition in health and chronic health conditions.

    Publication Highlights:

    Holland, M., Burke, L.  Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. In Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders. Ekvall, S and Ekvall, V. eds, New York, Oxford University Press, 2017.

    Wong, K., Dwyer, J., Holland, M. (2014) Overcoming Weight Problems in Adults with Down Syndrome. Nutrition Today, 49 (3), 109-119.

    Keeney, D., Holland, M. (2012) Food Insecurity and Children with Special Health Needs. Nutrition Focus, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, 27(3)1-12. (peer reviewed newsletter)

    Cricco, K., Holland, M. (2007) Nutrition Assessment Guidelines for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Nutrition Focus, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, 22(3)1-12. (peer reviewed newsletter)

    O’Rourke, D., Contompasis, S., Holland, M. (2004) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Follow-up clinic: Interdisciplinary Developmental Assessment for at Risk Infants and their Families. In Caring for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and their Families. C.Vargas, P Prelock (Ed)  Mahwah NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

    Holland, M., Murray, P. (2004) Diet and Nutrition. In Children with Special Health Care Needs: Nutrition Care Handbook. Lucas, B., Feucht, S., Grieger, L. (ed), Chicago, IL Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group and Dietetics in Developmental and Psychiatric Disorders, American Dietetic Association.

    Holland, M. (2000) Communicating with Families Concerning the Use of Complementary or Alternative Nutritional Therapies. Building Blocks for Life A Publication of the American Dietetic Association. Vol 24(1); 6-11.

    Moe, J., Johnson, R., Holland, M. (1998). Breastfeeding Practices of Children with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. J Hum Lac. 14(4); 311-15.

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    UVM:  Research Associate, Center for Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI), Department of Education, 1993-present; Adjunct Instructor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, 2006-2014; Nutrition faculty, VT- LEND, (Maternal and Child Health Bureau federal training grant), 1995-2003. 

    American Dietetic Association (Pediatric Nutrition Practice group, Secretary, 1999-2001; Scholarship Chair 2002-2004; Subspecialty Unit Chair, 2004-2006. Dietetics in Developmental and Psychiatric practice group, Chair elect/Chair/Past Chair, 1994-1996; newsletter editor, 1996-1999).  Vermont Dietetic Association (Chair, Council on Professional Issues, 1997-1998; President-Elect, 2006-2007; President, 2007-2008; Nominating Committee, 2009-2011).

    Other Professional Experience:

    Lecturer, Tufts University School of Nutrition, 1991-1996; Guest Lecturer, Dietetic Internship, Russell Sage College, 2001, 2002, 2004-2012.                                   

    Selected Invited multistate/Regional lectures, webinars and professional organization presentations:
    “Addressing Picky Eating- Strategies for Success ”, Syracuse, NY (state wide webinar for New York State WIC program nutritionists), 2013.

    “Enhancing Nutrition Services for Children with Special Healthcare Needs”, National Teleseminar sponsored by Center for Professional Development, American Dietetic Association, 2006.

    “Special Olympics Community Models for Health Promotion- VT Experiences”, Beyond Assessment: the Team Approach to Prevention and Intervention for Overweight and Obesity in Children with Developmental Disabilities, Pacific West LEND Consortium, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2005.

    “Nutritional Concerns of Children and Adults with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome”, International Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome Parent and Professional Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

    “Complementary and Alternative Nutritional therapies for Children with Special Health Needs,” MCHB National Meeting of Title V, LEND and UCEDD Nutritionists, Washington, DC, 2002.

    “Complementary and Alternative Nutritional therapies for Children with Special Health Needs” University of Alabama, Satellite Teleconference, Birmingham, AL, 1999.

    Awards and Honors:

    Pediatric Dietitian of the Year, Pediatric Practice Group, American Dietetic Association, 2011; Elizabeth Hiser Scholarship, Vermont Dietetic Association, 2004; Vermont Dietetic Association Pyramid Award, 2004.

    Community Service:

    VT Chapter March of Dimes, Program Services Committee, 1994-1996.  Champlain Valley Kids on the Block, Board Member and Development Committee, 1996-1999.  Special Olympics-Grant Committee, 2004-2006; Health Promotion Clinical Coordinator for the Healthy Athletes Initiative, 2004-2012.  CHAMP (Champlain Valley therapeutic horse back riding program), Board Member, 2009-present. 

College of Education and Social Services

  • Stanley WitkinStanley L. Witkin
    Professor of Social Work Emeritus
  • Education:

    B.A., 1969, University of Minnesota; M.S.S.W., 1974; Ph.D., 1976,University of Wisconsin.

    UVM Career:

    Professor, 1991-2017. Department Chair, 1991-1998.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Social construction and its potential applications to social work inquiry, education and practice.  Social work in a global context.

    Publication Highlights:

    Witkin, SL (2017). Transforming Social Work: Social Constructionist Reflections on Contemporary and Enduring Issues. Palgrave Macmillan.

    Witkin, S.L. (ed). (2014). Narrating Social Work Through Autoethnography. NY: Columbia University Press.

    Witkin, S.L. (ed). (2012). Social Construction and Social Work Practice: Interpretations and Innovations. NY: Columbia University Press.

    Witkin, S. L. & Saleebey, D. (eds). (2007). Social Work Dialogues: Transforming the canon in inquiry, practice and education. Alexandria VA: Council on Social Work Education.

    Witkin, S.L. (2014). Change and deeper change: Transforming social work education.
    Journal of Social Work Education, 50(4), 587-598

    Witkin, S. L. & Irving, A. (2014). Postmodern perspectives on social justice. In M. Resich (ed). Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice. NY: Routledge.

    Witkin, S.L. & Iversen, R.R. (2012), Contemporary issues in social work. In C. N. Dulmus & K. M. Sowers (eds), The Profession of Social Work: Guided by History, Led by Evidence, (Chapter 10). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

    Witkin, S.L. (2007). Relational Poetry: Expressing interweaving realities. Qualitative Social Work, 6(4), 477-481.

    Witkin, S.L. & Chambon, A. (2007). New Voices in Social Work: Writing Forms and Knowledge Production. Qualitative Social Work, 6(4), 387-395.

    Witkin, S.L. (2000). An integrative approach to human rights and social research. In C. Truman, D. M. Mertens, & B. Humphries(Eds.) Research and inequality. London: UCL Press.

    Witkin, S.L. (1993). Family social work: A critical constructionist perspective. Journal of Family Social Work, 1 (1), 33-45.

    Witkin, S.L. (1991). Empirical clinical practice: A critical analysis. Social Work, 36 (2), 158-163.

    Witkin, S.L. (1990). The implications of social constructionism for social work education. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 4 (2), 37-48.

    Witkin, S.L. (1989). Scientific ideology and women: Implications for marital research and therapy. Journal of Family Psychology, 2 (4), 430-446.

    Witkin, S.L. & Gottschalk, S. (1988). Alternative criteria for theory evaluation. Social Service Review, 62 (2), 211-224.

    Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: 

    Department Director/Chair, MSW Coordinator, Global Commission: Council on Social Work Education, Publications Committee: National Association of Social Workers, Publications and Media Commission: Council on Social Work Education, Board of Directors: National Association of Deans and Directors. 

    Editorial Boards of: International Journal of Social Welfare, WorldShare Books: Taos Institute, Journal of Nordic Social Work, Culture and Society: Journal of Social Research, Social Work Dictionary, Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work, Qualitative Social Work, Journal of Family Social Work, Children and Youth Services Review, American Journal of Psychotherapy, Social Work (Editor-in-Chief).

    Other Professional Experience: 

    Distinguished Faculty in Residence: University of Calgary, Visiting Scholar at: University of Lapland (Finland), University of York (UK), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Newcastle (Australia). External Examiner: University of Hong Kong. Associate: Taos Institute. Co-founder and President: Global Partnership for Transformative Social Work.

    Awards and Honors: 

    Honorary doctoral degree, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland.  My book, Narrating Social Work Through Autoethnography was selected as a Choice Outstanding Title by the American Library Association.  Senior Specialist Fulbright Scholar, University College Dublin & Trinity College.  Fulbright Scholar: University of Lapland.  Class of 1954 lecture: School of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania.  Lecturer, Richard Crossman Chair in Social Welfare and Planning, University of Haifa.  Vermont Social Worker of the Year.

    Community Services: 

    Child Welfare Training Project (Director), Advisory Committee, Center for Developmental Disabilities, Academic/Research Committee on the Future of Corrections (Chair), Vermont Mental Retardation Advisory Board (Governor Appointee), Committee to Coordinate Personnel Development (Dept. of Education and Agency of Human Services), Board of Directors, Champlain ARC.

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

  • Deane WangDeane Wang
    Associate Professor of Natural Resources Emeritus

    “Both the privilege and responsibility of being a tenured professor at the University of Vermont has been a challenge that has made every day worthwhile. Hopefully I measured up.”  — Deane Wang

  • Education:

    B.A., 1973, Harvard College; M.S., 1977, Cornell University; Ph.D., 1984, Yale University.

    UVM Career:

    Associate Professor, 1989-2017.  Acting Dean, 2007; Associate Dean, 2003-2006; Acting Associate Dean, 1999-2003; Chair, Natural Resources Planning Program, 1998-2003; Program Director, Environmental Sciences, 2013-2015; Co-Director, M.S. Leadership for Sustainability concentration, 2013-2014; Fellow, Gund Institute of Ecological Economics, 2003-2017.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Forest and landscape ecology, conservation and sustainability, sustainability education.

    Publication Highlights:

    Dr. Wang has published over 40 articles and reports. The works that he is most fond of has students and post-doctoral associates as first authors (see below).

    Graves, R.A., and D. Wang. 2012. Wildlife habitat linkages in the eastern Adirondacks: Applying functional connectivity modeling to conservation planning for three focal species. Adirondack J. Env. Studies Volume 12.

    Foster, B., D. Wang, W.S. Keeton, and M.S. Ashton. 2010. Implementing sustainable forestry using six management concepts in an adaptive management framework.  J. Sustainable Forestry  29:79-108

    Foster, B., Wang, D., Keeton, W.  2008. An exploratory, post-harvest comparison of ecological and economic characteristics of FSC certified and uncertified northern hardwood stands. J. Sustainable Forestry 26(3):171-191.

    Rapp, J., Wang, D., Capen, D., Thompson, E., and Lautzenheiser, T. 2005. Evaluating error in using the National Vegetation Classification System for ecological community mapping in northern New England, USA.  Natural Areas Journal 25(1): 46-54. 

    Beard, K.H., Wang, D., Waite, C.E., Decker, K.L., Hawley, G.J., DeHayes, D.D., Hughes, J.W., and Cumming, J.R. 2005. Quantifying ecosystem controls and their contextual interactions on nutrient export from developing forest mesocosms. Ecosystems 8:210-224.

    Carlson, B., D. Wang, D. Capen, and E. Thompson.  2004. An evaluation of GIS-derived landscape diversity units to guide landscape-level mapping of natural communities.  J. Nature Conservation 12: 15-23.

    Windhausen, L.W., Braun, D.C., and Wang, D. 2004. A landscape scale evaluation of phosphorus retention in wetlands of the Laplatte River Basin, Vermont, USA.  pp. 221-240 IN T.O. Manley, P.L. Manley, and T.B. Mihuc. (eds.) Lake Champlain: Partnerships and Research in the New Millennium. Kluwer Academic Publishers: New York.

    Seltzer, N. and D.Wang.  2004.  The importance of hydric soils and near-lake areas as phosphorus source areas in the Lake Champlain Basin: Evidence from a landscape-level model. pp. 143-158 IN T.O. Manley, P.L. Manley, and T.B. Mihuc. (eds.) Lake Champlain: Partnerships and Research in the New Millennium. Kluwer Academic Publishers: New York.

    Decker, K.L, D. Wang, C. Waite, and T. Scherbatskoy.  2003.  Snow removal and ambient air temperature effects on forest soil temperatures in northern Vermont.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67:1234-1243.

    Gustafson, S. and D. Wang. 2002. Effects of agricultural runoff on vegetation composition on a priority conservation wetland, Vermont, USA. J. Environ. Quality 31(1):350-357.

    Weller, C.M., M,C. Watzin, and D. Wang.  1996.  The Role of Wetlands in Reducing Phosphorus Loading to Surface Water in Eight Watersheds in the Lake Champlain Basin.  Environ. Mangt. 20: 731-739.

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    Teaching is a passion. I initiated 26 new courses and course re-designs, including creating new graduate course requirements and teaching them for the first time (NR 378 Integrating Analyses of Natural Resource Issues, NR 306 Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources, NR 376 Graduate Teaching Practicum, NR 356 Conservation, Systems and Sustainability). I was part of faculty teams to create the 6-credit university diversity requirement, the foundational writing and information literacy requirement, the sustainability general education requirement, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the LEED Platinum Aiken Center. I mentored 75 graduate students as their advisor or co-advisor.  For 8 years I offered over 60 undergraduate students a service-learning opportunity through a conservation stewardship corps under the LANDS program in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association.  For 18 years I offered similar opportunities for over 100 graduate students to work with community partners in the development of masters projects through the Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning programs.  With faculty co-directors, I created the low residency M.S. Leadership for Sustainability program.

    Other Professional Experience:

    Environmental consultant with Roy Weston, Inc.; Instructor and Research Associate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, College of Forest Resources; Visiting Scientist, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Station d’Hydrobiologie Lacustre de Thonon, France.

    Awards and Honors: (Grants Awarded)

    Approximately $1.9 million in research awards as P.I., including $532,000 to support multicultural scholars and fellows at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

    Community Service:

    Worked with over 70 community partners to conduct over 100 service-learning projects by undergraduate and graduate students.

The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine

  • Joseph BraydenJoseph E. Brayden
    Professor of Pharmacolocy Emeritus

    “As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”  — Amy Poehler

    “The greatest joys in my career have been the close collaborations I have had within a community of extraordinary people and superb scientists at UVM.  I have indeed been challenged and inspired by my students, postdocs, mentors, and peers over the years here and I will be forever grateful to them for these experiences.”  — Joe Brayden

  • Education:

    B.S., 1973, Union College; Ph.D., 1982, The University of Vermont.

    UVM Career:

    Assistant Professor, 1986-1992; Associate Professor, 1992- 1996; Professor, 1996-2016.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Mediators and mechanisms of vascular regulation (neural and myogenic control); ion channels, endothelial factors; hypertension, stroke and vasospasm.

    Publication Highlights:

    Maughan, D., Low, E., Litten, R.Z., Brayden, J.E. & Alpert, N.R.  (1979) Calcium-activated muscle from hypertrophied hearts.  Mechanical and correlated biochemical changes.  Circ. Res. 44:279-287.

    Brayden, J.E., Halpern, W. & Brann, L.R.  (1983)  Biochemical and mechanical properties of resistance arteries from normotensive and hypertensive rats. Hypertension 5:17-25.

    Brayden, J.E. & Bevan, J.A.(1986) Evidence that vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) mediates neurogenic vasodilation of feline cerebral arteries. Stroke 17:1189-1192.

    Standen, N.B., Quayle, J.M., Davies, N.W., Brayden, J.E., Huang, Y. & Nelson, M.T.(1989) Hyperpolarizing vasodilators activate ATP-sensitive K+ channels in arterial smooth muscle. Science 245:177-180.

    Brayden, J.E. & Wellman, G.C. (1989)  Endothelium-dependent dilation of feline cerebral arteries:  Role of membrane potential and cyclic nucleotides.  J. Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 9:256-263.

    Brayden, J.E. (1990) Membrane hyperpolarization is a mechanism of endothelium-dependent cerebral vasodilation.  Am. J. Physiol. 259:H668-H673.

    Murphy, M.E. & Brayden, J.E. (1995) Apamin-sensitive K+ channels mediate an endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization in rabbit mesenteric arteries. J. Physiol. (London) 489:723-734.

    Brayden, J.E. & Nelson, M.T. (1992) Regulation of arterial tone by activation of calcium- dependent potassium channels. Science 256:532-535, 1992 

    Welsh, D.G., Morielli, A.D., Nelson, M.T. & Brayden, J.E. (2002) Transient receptor potential channels regulate myogenic tone of resistance arteries. Circ. Res. 90:248-250

    Earley, S., Waldron, B.J.& Brayden, J.E. (2004) Critical role for Tansient Receptor Potential channel TRPM4 in myogenic constriction of cerebral arteries. Circ Res. 95(9):922-929.

    Earley S., Heppner T.J., Nelson M.T. & Brayden J.E. (2005) TRPV4 forms a novel Ca2+ signaling complex with ryanodine receptors and BKCa channels. Circ. Res. 97:1270-1279.

    Dabertrand F., Nelson M.T. & Brayden J.E. (2012) Acidosis dilates brain parenchymal arterioles by conversion of calcium waves to sparks to activate BK channels. Circ Res.110 (2):285-94

    Mercado J., Baylie R., Navedo M.F., Yuan C., Scott J.D., Nelson M.T., Brayden J.E., Santana L.F. (2014) Nanoscale signaling between AKAP150, PKC, and TRPV4 channels in arterial smooth muscle. J Gen Physiol 143(5):559-575.

    Li Y, Baylie RL, Tavares MJ & Brayden J.E. (2014) TRPM4 channels couple purinergic receptor mechanoactivation and myogenic tone development in cerebral parenchymal arteries. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 34(10):1706-1714

    Li Y. & Brayden J.E. (2016) Rho kinase activity governs arteriolar myogenic depolarization. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. Dec 7. pii: 0271678X15621069. [Epub ahead of print]

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    Service on the Larner College of Medicine Graduate Education and Faculty Standards Committees; Member of the Executive Committee of the Graduate College, the University Physical Planning Committee, and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (chaired for 4 years); served as the UVM Faculty Senate representative from the Department of Pharmacology; Member of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and the American Physiological Society; extensive review of grant applications for national and international funding agencies.

    Other Professional Experience:

    Member of the Experimental Cardiovascular Sciences study section, Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health; Member of the organizing committees for the Second and Fourth International Symposia on Resistance Arteries and for the Myogenic Centennial Conference (international scientific conferences held in Vermont); Organizer and Chair of two national symposia sponsored by the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at meetings of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology; Editorial Board Member of journals specializing in cardiovascular biology (Blood Vessels, American Journal of Physiology, Microcirculation, Journal of Vascular Research).

    Awards and Honors:

    National Science Foundation Summer Fellowship, Brown University; New York State Regents Scholarship;
    Clark Foundation Scholarship (full undergraduate tuition and fees); cum laude graduate, Union College; Public Health Service NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship; Public Health Service NIH New Investigator Award; Established Investigator of the American Heart Association; Elected Fellow of The American Physiological Society - Cardiovascular Section; Distinguished Investigator of the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont.

    Community Service:

    Coordinator and volunteer in local American Heart Association fund raising efforts as well as serving as a grant application reviewer for the AHA (local, regional, and national).

The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine

  • Ann GuillotAnn P. Guillot
    Professor of Pediatrics Emerita

    “Teaching and learning do not often intersect completely.  It has been my privilege to work at UVM for most of my career, and to help provide a good learning experience for students, residents and others; and in doing so, to learn so much about the process of learning, and to watch as education became more widely recognized as a valid career and academic focus.” — Amy P. Guillot

  • Education:

    B.A., 1970, Wellesley College; M.D., 1974, Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College).

    UVM Career:

    Assistant Professor, 1979-1990; Associate Professor, 1990-2000; Professor, 2000-2016.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Pediatric Nephrology: Especially provision of excellent clinical care in small centers. 

    Medical Education:  Graduate Medical Education – particularly the development of valid, reliable assessment tools for both formative evaluation/coaching and summative assessment; Undergraduate Medical Education – particularly the development of the Teaching Academy, broadening the availability and excellence of mentoring for faculty, and helping faculty develop their career interests around the scholarship of education. 

    Publication Highlights:

    Guillot, A.P., Hood, V.L., Runge, C.F. and Gennari, F.J.:  The use of magnesium-containing antacids in patients with end-stage renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis.  Nephron 30:114-117, 1982.

    Colletti RB, Guillot AP, Rosen S, et al:  Autoimmune enteropathy and nephropathy with circulating anti-epithelial cell antibodies.  J Pediatr 118:858-64, 1991.

    Barth RA, Guillot AP, Capeless EL, Clemmons J:  Prenatal diagnosis of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease:  Variable outcome within one family.  Radiology 166:560-62, 1992.

    Guay-Woodford LM, Muecher G. Hopkins SD, Avner ED, Germino GG, Guillot AP, Herrin J, Holleman R, Irons DA, Primack W, et al: The severe perinatal form of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease maps to chromosome 6p21.1-p12: implications for genetic counseling. American Journal of Human Genetics 56(5):1101-7, 1995.

    Guay-Woodford LM, Galliani CA, Musulman-Mroczek E, Spear GS,   Guillot AP, and Bernstein J: Diffuse renal cystic disease in children: morphologic and genetic correlations.   Pediatric Nephrology 20:173-182, 1998.

    Applebee, GA, Guillot, AP, Schumann, CC, Teddy, S, Attarian, HP:  Restless Legs Syndrome in pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease.  Pediatric Nephrology  23: 1057, Dec 2008

    Medical Education:
    Li ST, Tancredi D, Burke A, Guillot A, Guralnick S, Mahan J, Trimm F  Self-assessment on the Competencies and Reported Improvement Priorities for Pediatric Residents.  JGME, 4;4, 445-452. Dec 2012

    Bhavaraju,V,  Bartlett,K,  Schumacher,D,  Guillot,A: Faculty Development Series on Assessment in Graduate Medical Education: The Milestone Project.  MedEd Portal.  2014

    Li,ST, Tancredi,D, Burke,A,  Guillot,A, Guralnick,S,  Trimm,F, Mahan,J: Self-Assessment on the Competencies and Reported Improvement Priorities for Pediatric Residents.  JGME December 2012 DOI:

    Li ST, Paterniti DA, Tancredi DJ, Burke AE, Trimm RF, Guillot AP, Guralnick SA, Mahan J: Resident Self-assessment and Learning Goal Development Evaluation of resident-reported competence and future goals.  Academic Pediatrics  15(4) August 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2015.01.001

    Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Schwartz A, Guillot AP, Burke AE, Trimm RF, Guralnick S, Mahan J, Gifford KA: Competent for Unsupervised Practice: Use of Pediatric Milestones to Assess Readiness.  Academic Medicine July 2016  DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001322

    Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Schwartz A, Guillot AP, Burke AE, Guralnick S, Trimm RF, Mahan JD, Gifford KA: Identifying Gaps in the Performance of Pediatric Trainees who Receive Marginal/Unsatisfactory Ratings.  Academic Medicine  (in press)  

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program, UVMMC, 1990-2014; Member Association of Pediatric Program Directors, 1990 to present (Board of Directors, 2010-2014); Academy of Pediatrics, 1980 to present (Chair, Section on Nephrology, 1997-2004; Pedialink Resident Design Committee, 2006-2014; Chair, PREP the Course Planning Committee, 2012-present); American Board of Pediatrics Program Directors’ Committee Taskforce on Professionalism, 2006-2009; National Board of Medical Examiners, 1994-present (various item writing, item scoring and review committees); Interim Director, The Teaching Academy at UVM COM, 2014-2015.

    Awards and Honors:

    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Distinguished Educator, The Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM.

    Community Service:

    Trustee, Rock Point School (President of the Board of Trustees, 1989-1991, 2010-2013).

The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine

  • Jonathan HaydenJonathan B. Hayden
    Associate Professor of Medicine Emeritus

    “It has been my pleasure for over 30 years to introduce medical students to the art and science, the joys and challenges of primary care internal medicine.  This experience has been a most rewarding part of my professional career.” — Jonathan B. Hayden

  • Education:

    B.A., 1973, Amherst College; M.D., 1978, University of Vermont College of Medicine.

    UVM Career:

    Assistant Professor 1985-2006; Associate Professor 2006-2017.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Clinician educator for medical students.

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    Clinical preceptor for medical students in Basic Clerkship/Doctoring in Vermont, Medicine Clinical Clerkship and Convergence.

    Other Professional Experience:

    Many administrative positions at Fletcher Allen Health Care/UVM Medical Center including Medical Director of Aesculapius Medical Center 1990-2005 and Health Care Service Leader of Primary Care Internal Medicine 2000-2011.

    Awards and Honors:

    Alpha Omega Alpha

The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine

  • David N. Little
    Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus

    “I have been fortunate that my career at UVM coincides with the establishment and development of the Department of Family Medicine, starting in 1971 with my student years at the College of Medicine and continuing on through residency and then many years as a faculty member. Teaching medical students and residents has been at the heart of my efforts and I treasure all the memories, even as I try to continue being a teacher and mentor in my active retirement. My favorite words of encouragement for learners comes from a wise teacher in high school – ‘other fools have done this, so can you.’ (Helen Boyden)”  — David N. Little

  • Education:

    B.A., 1971, Harvard College; M.D., 1975, University of Vermont College of Medicine.

    UVM Career:

    Assistant Professor, 1978-1984; Associate Professor, 1984-2012; Professor, 2012-2016.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Integrating biological, psychological, and social factors in the continuing care of patients. Curriculum development and faculty development in Family Medicine

    Publication Highlights:

    Caulfield PF, Little DN Carbon monoxide poisoning. Journal of Family Practice, 13:441-443, 1981

    Little DN, Gallagher RM, McMahon T Development of a Family Practice-Psychiatry Liaison Program, Family Medicine, 15:55-58,1983

    McMahon T, Gallagher RM, Little DN, Psychiatry-Family Practice Liaison: A Collaborative Approach to Clinical Training. General Hospital Psychiatry 5:1-6, 1983

    Gazda TD, Gallagher RM, Little DN, Sproul MS, The Group Practice Seminar:  A Balint Type Group in the Setting of a Family Practice Residency. Family Medicine, 16:54-58, 1984

    Little DN, The Hymn. JAMA 270:2408, 1993

    Soons KR, Little DN, Harvey J, Cholesterol screening in the elderly: changing attitudes. Gerontology 1:57-62, 1995

    Little DN, Hammond C, Kollisch D, et al., Referrals for depression by primary care physicians; a pilot study.  Journal of Family Practice 47:375-77, 1998

    Stine C, Kohrs FP, Little DN, et al., Integrating prevention   education into the medical school curriculum: the role of departments of Family Medicine. Academic Medicine 75suppl: S55-59, 2000

    Little DN, Hatch RL, Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Predoctoral Education Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 20:4, 346-351, 2008

    Little DN, Hatch RL, Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Predoctoral Education Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 22:1, 60-67, 2010

    Little DN, Hatch RL, Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Predoctoral Education Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 23(1): 1-6, 2011

    Mendoza M, Little DN, Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Medical Student Education Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Teaching and Learning in Medicine   24(1): 10-15

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    Family Medicine Clerkship Director, 1994-2009. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine: Predoctoral Education Steering Committee, 2000-2004; Chair-elect, 2001-2002; Chair, 2003-2004; Education Committee, 2007-2011; Steering Committee, Predoctoral Directors Development Institute, 2006-2010.

    Other Professional Experience:

    Since 1975 my clinical practice has been in Milton, Vermont, where I continue to see patients and families.

    Awards and Honors:

    Vermont Family Physician of the Year, 1998; Medical Alumni Association, Service to Medicine and Community, 2000; Vermont Medical Society Physician of the Year, 2014.

    Community Service:

    Vermont Academy of Family Physicians:  Secretary, 1998-2002; President-elect, 2002-2004; President, 2004-2006; Past-President, 2006-2008.

The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine

  • Gregory SharpGregory H. Sharp
    Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Emeritus

    “When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it.”  — Lord Kelvin


    B.S., 1973, California Institute of Technology; M.D., Ph.D., 1979, Duke University School of Medicine and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology; M.S., 2000, Harvard/MIT.

    UVM Career:

    Assistant Professor, 1983-1990; Associate Professor, 1990; Assistant Professor, 2001-2007; Associate Professor, 2007-2017.

    Key Scholarly Interests:

    Application of laboratory data and medical informatics to clinical diagnosis.

    Publication Highlights:

    Sharp, G. H. and Joyner, R. W. Simulated propagation of cardiac action potentials. Biophysical Journal 31(3):403-423, 1980.

    Chickering, E. J., Meunier, J. J., Scanlon, J. M., Sharp, G. H., and Tracy, R. P. Precision evaluation of the Olympus "Demand" in clinical use. Clin. Chem. 33(3):416, 1987.

    Sharp, G. H. (2000). Machine Learning Aids in Medical Diagnosis: Comparison of Logistic Regression, Classification Trees and Neural Networks for Diagnosis of Melanoma. Thesis submitted for Master of Science in Medical Informatics, MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

    Sharp, G. H., Gibson, D, and Tindle, B. (2003) Physician Office Testing: The Importance of Ongoing Monitoring. Point of Care 2(3):179-182, 2003.

    Hardin N, Kessler J., Verhelst A., Jemison J., Sharp G, Bovill E.  University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont. Digital Tools in Pathology Education:  A Virtual Microscope, Gross Museum, and Histopathology Tutorials. Oral Presentation to be made at Pathology Visions, San Diego, CA 10/2010.

    Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights:

    Developing a complete set of educational videos to accompany the Medical School Pathology course with Dr. Nicholas Hardin. Development of Point of Care testing at UVMMC. Chair of Departmental Quality Assurance Committee.

    Other Professional Experience:

    Duke Endowment Fellowship at King's Fund College, London, England to study the British Healthcare System, 1974. Research on squid action potential at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, 1975. National Library of Medicine Fellowship in Medical Informatics at Brigham and Womens’ Hospital 1997-1999.

    Community Service:

    Volunteer at endurance athletic events especially triathlons, including the use of the ISTAT.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Jean BeatsonJean E. Beatson
    Clinical Professor of Nursing Emerita

    “In more than two decades of service to the University of Vermont, Dr. Beatson demonstrated an active interest and aptitude for teaching, mentorship and advising. Dr. Beatson taught and lectured to graduate and undergraduate students on topics related to cultural and linguistic competence, health disparities, family centered care, developmental disabilities, and effective leadership in maternal and child health. She also participated in curriculum development in all of the above content areas at the local, state and national levels through her involvement in regional and national councils.” — Dr. Maria Mercedes Avila

  • Education: 

    R.N. Diploma, 1974, Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing; B.A., 1994, Trinity College; M.S.N., 1996; Ed.D., 2004, University of Vermont.

    UVM Career: 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1996-2001; Visiting Assistant Professor, 2001-2003; Research Assistant Professor, 2003-2010; Clinical Assistant Professor, 2010-2013; Clinical Associate Professor, 2013-2016; Clinical Professor, 2016-current.

    Key Scholarly Interests: 

    My research centered on critical work related to addressing and eliminating health disparities and improving care coordination and medical homes for children and families affected by disabilities. I was an integral member of the Vermont team that developed an innovative medical home curriculum that is now recognized as best practice nationally. I also worked extensively in the fields of cultural and linguistic competence, neurodevelopmental disabilities, and effective clinical leadership.

    Publication Highlights: 

    Beatson, J. E., & Prelock, P. A. (in press). Learning to work with families to support children with ASD. In P. A. Prelock, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues in assessment and intervention, Revised. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed Publishers.

    Avila, M. M., Kamon, J. L., & Beatson, J.E. (in press). Addressing health disparities through cultural and linguistic competency trainings. Journal of Cultural Diversity.

    Beatson, J. E. (2013). Supporting refugee Somali Bantu mothers with children with disabilities, Pediatric Nursing, 39, 3, 142-145.

    Beatson, J. E. (2010). Autism. In Betz, C.L. & Nehring, W. M. (Eds.), Nursing care for individuals with developmental disabilities: An integrated approach. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

    Beatson, J. E. (2008). Walk a mile in their shoes: Implementing family-centered care for children and families affected by ASD. Topics in Language Disorders, 28, (4), 309-322.

    Beatson, J. E. (2006). Preparing speech-language pathologists as family-centered practitioners in assessment and program planning for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Seminars in Speech and Language, 27, 1-9.

    Beatson, J. E., & Prelock, P. A. (2006). Learning to work with families to support children with ASD. In P. A. Prelock, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues in assessment and intervention. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed Publishers.

    Dewees, M. P., Beatson, J. E., & Douglas, P. (2004). Care coordination in challenging contexts: Attention deficit disorder, language learning disabilities, and hearing impairment, pp.185-212. In C. M. Vargas & P. A. Prelock (Eds.), Caring for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families: An innovative approach to interdisciplinary practice. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., Inc. Publishers.

    Vargas, C. M., & Beatson, J. E. (2004). Cultural competence in differential diagnosis: Post-traumatic stress disorder and reactive attachment disorder, pp. 69-113. In C. M. Vargas & P. A. Prelock (Eds.), Caring for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families: An innovative approach to interdisciplinary practice. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., Inc. Publishers.

    Prelock, P.A., Beatson, J., Bitner, B., Broder, C., & Ducker, A. (2003). Interdisciplinary assessment of young children with autism spectrum disorders. Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools, 34 (3), 194-202.

    Beatson, J. E., & Prelock, P. A. (2002). The Vermont Rural Autism Project: Sharing experiences, shifting attitudes. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 17, 48-54.

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    I have been engaged in interprofessional education for the past 20 years, teaching students, community professionals, and trainees representing the disciplines of nursing, medicine, social work, speech-pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, audiology, psychology, education, special education, public health, and most importantly individuals with disabilities and family members. The highlights of these experiences are the moments when everyone’s attention is riveted on the discourse and you know thinking is being challenged and broadened. This can only happen when a diversity of perspectives is present. My research and teaching has focused on addressing issues of social justice in care systems and disparities. I explored unmet educational and health care needs among Somali Bantu refugee mothers of children with disabilities. I developed curriculum and taught care coordinators and providers in pediatric medical homes related to family-centered, culturally responsive care. Nationally, I disseminated this work through webinars, presentations and publications. I was the PI and lead grant writer in the Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program, a multi-year interprofessional Maternal Child Health federal grant focused on improving the health of children with disabilities and their families.

    Other Professional Experience:

    Systems change work included facilitating a care model change to collaborative teaming for the Family, Infant, and Toddler Project (now called Children’s Integrated Services-Early Intervention) in Chittenden County, VT. I also joined the Pediatric Learning Collaborative training medical homes throughout VT in family-centered, culturally competent care coordination.

    Awards and Honors: 

    The Vermont Child Mental Health Initiative, Cultural Competence Champion Award, 2013. The Folta Deck Research Award, 2001. The Vermont State Nurses Association Award for Clinical Excellence, 1996. The Vermont Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals Traineeship, 1995-1996.

    Community Service:

    National:  AUCD LEND Directors Council (2015-current); New England Genetics Collaborative workgroup (2015-current); AUCD National Training Directors Council (2009-2015); Maternal Child Health Bureau Performance Measures Workgroup (2015-current); Peer Reviewer: Pediatric Nursing Journal, American Nursing Journal, and Western Journal of Nursing Research. Reviewer: Leadership for Health Professionals text: Jones and Bartlett, Publishers (2011).

    Regional:  Pediatric Learning Collaborative: collaboration between VT LEND, Title V, HRC Pediatrics, National Medical Home Project, VCHIP (2015-current); Learning Collaborative Research Project, collaboration between VT LEND, Title V, HRC Pediatrics, National Medical Home Project, VCHIP (2013-2015); VT Blueprint for Health, Community Health Team, Chittenden County (2012-2013); Kappa Tau Board of Directors (1998-2012).

    University:  Chair: Maria Mercedes Avila PhD in Education Leadership committee, successfully defended Dec. 2013. Center for Disability and Community Inclusion Consumer Advisory Council (2010-present); Academic Quality Assurance Task Force (2009-2010); Curriculum Affairs Committee of Faculty Senate (2005-2011); TRI Review Panel member (2010); Presidents Commission on Racial Diversity, and 2 subcommittees (2005-2009).

    College of Nursing & Health Sciences:  Diversity Work Group (2013-current); Diversity Taskforce (2011-2012); Teaching Effectiveness Committee (2011-2012); Nursing Faculty Liaison with Vermont Student Assistant Corporation (2009-2010); RMS Search Committee Member, 2007-2008.

    Department of Nursing:  Many project and theses committees member and faculty search committees.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Jeanine CarrJeanine M. Carr
    Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita

    “I have been honored to participate in the education of hundreds of nursing students during my time at UVM.  These students have inspired me with their compassion, intelligence, and dedication to the health and wellbeing of society and I have learned as much from them as they have learned from me.”  —Jeanine Carr


    A.D., 1983, Castleton University; B.S., 1987; M.S., 1989, Clemson University; Ph.D., 1994, University of South Carolina, Columbia.

    UVM Career:

    Assistant Professor, 1994-2000; Associate Professor, 2000-2017. Interim Chair, Department of Nursing, 2000-2001 and 2008-2010; Undergraduate Program Coordinator, 2003-2008; Director, CNHS Honors College Program, 2007-2008.

    Key Scholarly Interests: 

    Research focused on understanding the experience of family members staying at the bedside of hospitalized relatives and generating a theoretical framework for nursing practice.

    Publication Highlights:

    Carr, J.M. (2014). A middle range theory of family vigilance.  MEDSURG Nursing, 23 (4), 251-255.

    Carr, J.M. (2010).  From department head to chicken farmer. The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 23, 2010.

    Dudley, S.K., & Carr, J.M. (2004). Vigilance:  The experience of parents staying at the bedside of hospitalized children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 19 (4), 267-275.

    Carr, J.M.  (2003). Poetic expressions of vigilance.  Qualitative Health Research, 13 (9), 1324-1331.

    Carr, J.M., & Fogarty, J.P. (1999). Families at the bedside: An ethnographic study of vigilance.  The Journal of Family Practice,48 (6), 433-438.

    Carr, J.M. (1998). Vigilance as a caring expression and Leininger’s theory of cultural care diversity and universality.  Nursing Science Quarterly 11 (2), 74-78.

    Carr, J.M. (1997). The family’s experience of vigilance: Challenges for nursing.  Holistic Nursing Practice, 11 (4), 82-88.

    Carr, J.M., & Clarke, P. (1997). Development of the concept of family vigilance. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 19 (6), 722-735.

  • Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights: 

    Served on committees at the departmental, college, and university levels including Department of Nursing undergraduate and graduate curriculum committees (chair); CNHS Faculty Standards Committee; Frymoyer Proposal Review Committee; Graduate Executive Committee; University of Vermont Press Editorial Advisory Committee and UVM Representative to University Press of New England Editorial Board; Delegates Assembly, United Academics; President’s Commission on the Status of Women.  Also served on University of Vermont Medical Center committees including Clinical Advancement Recognition Program; Evidence Based Practice; Shared Governance Council for Quality/Education; and Ethicist Recruitment Committee.

    Other Professional Experience: 

    Vermont State Board of Nursing, Chair, 2008-present.  Member of the American Nurses Association, ANA-VT, and the Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders.

    Awards and Honors:

    Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Tau Chapter, Folta-Deck Award for Excellence in Nursing Research.

    Community Service:

    Planning Commission, Town of Huntington, 2000-2008; Development Review Board, Town of Huntington, 2014-present.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Christina MelvinChristina S. Melvin
    Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita

    “My philosophy of teaching and nursing is one of a humanistic approach utilizing Jean Watson’s theory of caring (Watson, J. (1999). Nursing: Human science and human care: A theory of Nursing. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.). Watson directly impacted my work as a nurse educator and as a hospice and palliative care nurse. Watson views caring as the most valuable attribute nursing has to offer humanity. Watson writes: ‘A person’s mind and emotions are windows to their soul.’ During every encounter with my students and patients, I allowed Watson’s theory to guide my teaching and care.” —Christina S. Melvin, MS, PHCNS, BC, CHPN


    B.S., 1974, University of Vermont; M.S., 1979, Boston College

    UVM Career:

    Lecturer, 1992-1995; 2001; Clinical Assistant Professor, 1996-2000, 2002-2011; Clinical Associate Professor, 2011-2017.

    Key Scholarly Interests: 

    Hospice/palliative care; professional compassion fatigue, human trafficking, public health nursing.

    Publication Highlights:

    Melvin, C. S. (2015) Historical review in understanding burnout, professional compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress disorder from a hospice and palliative care nursing perspective. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 17(1), 66-72.

    Melvin, C. S. (2012).  Professional compassion fatigue: What is the true cost of nurses caring for the dying?  International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 18(12), 606-611.

    Melvin, C.S. (2010). Patient’s and families’ misperceptions about hospice and palliative care: Listen as they speak. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 12(2), 107-115.

  • Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: 

    Clinical Practice: Vermont Respite House (2005-2013). Cathedral Square Corporation (2013-present).
    Certifications: ANA Clinical Nurse Specialist in Public/Community Health Nursing Certification (1996-present). National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (2011-present)

    Awards and Honors:

    University of Vermont: Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, nomination by students: 2007; 2010. Honored by Nursing Classes of 2009 and 2010 as “someone who positively influenced their lives”.

    Professional Service: State of Vermont Palliative Care and Pain Management Task Force (2009-present). Anti-Human Trafficking Committee (2014-present)

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Betty RamburBetty Ann Rambur
    Professor of Nursing Emerita

    “Joy knows, and longing has remembered. Only lament still learns.” —Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnet to Orpheus, Stephen Mitchell, translator


    B.S., 1978, University of Mary; University of North Dakota; M.S., 1988; Ph.D., 1991, Rush University.

    UVM Career: 

    Professor, 2000-2017. Founding Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, 2002-2009; Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, 2000-2002; Dean, School of Nursing, 2000-2002; Director, Holly and Robert Miller Caring for Nurses Initiative, 2010-2012.

    Key Scholarly Interests: 

    Health and payment reform, health workforce, ethics, leadership development, prevention of overtreatment and overutilization of health care.

    Publication Highlights:

    Rambur, B.  (2015)  Health care Financing, Economics, and Policy for Nurses:  A Foundational Guide.  New York:  Springer Publishing, Inc. 

    Book Chapters:
    Cohen, J.  Tarule, J., Vallett, C. & Rambur, B.  (2012).  Stress and the workplace:  Theories and models of organizational stress.   Handbook of stress and coping.  V.Rice (Ed).  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publishing.  

    Rambur, B.  (2009). Creating collaboration: An exploration of multinational research partnerships.  In Academic Research:  Policies and Practices, Brew, A., and Lucas, L. (Eds).  Berkshire, England:  McGraw Hill, Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press, p 80-95.

    Nickitas, D.  (2015).  Understanding health and payment reform—Essential for the new world of nursing:  An interview with Betty Rambur.  Nursing Economics:  The Journal for Health Care Leaders. 33(3), 155-160.

    Blog Posts in Scholarly Venues:
    Backus, E., Gobeille, A., Hogan, C., Holmes, J., & Rambur, B.  (2016).   The All –Payer Accountable Care Organization:  An opportunity for Vermont and exemplary for the nation.  Health Affairs Blog

    Peer Reviewed Articles:
    Rambur, B, & Holmes, J.  From single payer to all payer.  Why Vermont’s reform efforts matter to nurses and their patients.  Nursing Economics, (2017).

    Palumbo, M., Rambur, B, & Hart, V.   (2016).  Is health care payment reform impacting nurses’ work settings, roles, and educational preparation.  Journal of Professional Nursing, online ahead of print

    Morrison, J., Palumbo, M., & Rambur, B.  (2016).  Reducing preventable hospitalizations with two models of transitional care.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48(3), 322-9, doi:101111/jnu.12210, 48(3), 322-329.
    Rambur, B., Vallett, C., Cohen, J., & Tarule, J.  (2013). Metric-driven harm: An exploration of unintended consequences of performance measurement.  Applied Nursing Research, 26 (4), 269-275.

    Jannett J., Bosek, M., and Rambur, B.  (2013). Advanced practice registered nurse intended actions toward patient-directed dying.  Journal of Nursing Administration's Healthcare Law,Ethics and Regulation, 15(2), 80-88.

    Redmond, T., Palumbo, M., and Rambur, B.  (2012).  Certified nurse practitioner awareness of regulatory change in Vermont.  Journal of Nursing Regulation, 3,(3), 13-18.

    Palumbo, M., Rambur, B., Boyer, S.  (2012).  Education and employment characteristics of nurse preceptors.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 43, 472-480.

    Palumbo, M., Marth, N., and Rambur, B.  (2011).  Advanced practice registered nurse supply and demand in a small state:  Trends to inform policy.  Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 12(1), 27-35. 

    Palumbo, MV, McLaughlin, V., McIntosh, B., and Rambur, B.  (2011).  Practical nurses’ health and safety in nursing homes.  Journal of Health and Human Services Administration 34(3), 270-298.

    Rambur, B., Palumbo, MV, McIntosh, B., Cohen, J., and Naud, S.  (2011).  Similarities and Differences in Young Adults’ Perception of an Ideal Career and Perceptions of Nursing:  Does Gender Matter?  Nursing Management, 42(4), 19-24.

  • Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights

    My passion has been to help nurses understand the organization, finance and policy of health care so they can create vibrant systems of care, develop programs that meet societal need, mentor students and junior faculty, and disseminate knowledge in a manner that can be assimilated and used by professionals at all levels. 

    Other Professional Experience

    Green Mountain Care Board, 2013-2017:  Five-member regulatory, innovation, and evaluation board for statewide health care finance, payment, and delivery reform. This quasi-judicial body had broad responsibility for cost containment and oversight of the transition to post fee-for service provider reimbursement.

    North Dakota Health Task Force, Chairperson, 1991-1995, Member, 1990-1991.  A Statewide Healthcare Financing Reform Initiative that culminated in passage of an omnibus health reform bill inclusive of direct reimbursement of advanced practice nurses; enhanced access via Medicaid expansion; modified community rating; and elimination of gender as an insurance rating factor, enhancing affordability for young women.

    Board of Trustees, Fletcher Allen Health Care System, (2014 organizational name change to University of Vermont Medical Center):  Member, 2002-2007, 2008-2009; Quality Committee, Chair, 2002-2007, Member, 2008-2009; Finance Committee, Member, 2002-2007, 2008-2009; Secretary and Member of the Executive Committee, 2003-2007.

    University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Fellow, American Council on Education, 2007-2008.  Fellow, Academic Leaders Program, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, 2007-2008

    Awards and Honors:

    American Academy for Nurse Practitioners, State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocacy, 2017.  Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2016.  Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan Consortium, 2013, award citation as follows:  For her imagination and resourcefulness in creating intellectually robust and highly interactive online courses that empower and inspire her students.  Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Student Senate, University of Vermont, 2013.  Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Profession and Society category 2007, for: Rambur, B., McIntosh, Palumbo, B. & Reinier, K. (2005).  Educational preparation and determinants of career retention and job satisfaction among American registered nurses, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37(2), 185-192.  American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Government Affairs “Grassroots Star,” 2001.  American Nurses Association Leadership Circle, 1999-2000.

    Community Service:  

    South County Health Planning and Marketing Committee, 2016-present.  Mercy Connections Board of Directors, 2012-2016 (Vice Chair, 2016; Development Committee, Member, 2012-201; Finance Committee, Chair, 2013-2016).  Vermont Health Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, 2009-2012; Finance Committee, 2010-2012.  End-of-Life Advisory Board, Visiting Nurse Association, 2006-2007; 2008-2012.  Vermont Governor’s Blueprint on Chronic Disease, Steering Committee, 2004-2006.  American Association of College of Nursing, Government Affairs Committee, 2001-2003.  National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Baccalaureate and Higher Degree
    Programs, Site Visitor, 1996-2003.  National Advisory Board, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, Rural Health Research Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1993-1996.  American Nurses Association Committee on Credentialing in Advanced Practice, 1993-1994.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Dinah SmithDinah K. Smith

    Clinical Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Emerita

    “The only thing constant in life is change.” —Dinah Smith


    B. A., 1970; M.A., 1972, Indiana University-Bloomington.

    UVM Career: 

    Intern Coordinator and Clinical Educator, 1980-1997; Clinical Assistant Professor, 1997-2007; Clinical Associate Professor, 2007-2017.

    Key Scholarly Interests: 

    Identification of hearing loss, treatment, and management for individuals across the lifespan, optimizing hearing aid outcomes through evidence based practice, prevention of hearing loss, clinical education of graduate and undergraduate students. 

    Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

    Clinic courses with mentorship of students in their development of knowledge and clinical skills, encouragement of curiosity.  UVM Liason for the Martha Houghton Lecture Fund, supporting hearing related programs for Vermont educators and families, 2007 to 2017.  Academic Programs Chair, Vermont Speech-Language-Hearing Association (VSHA), 2008-2010.

    Research:  Principal Investigator, “Effects of Individualized Listening and Auditory Communication Training on Speech Perception and Understanding,” invited and a collaborative effort with the University of California, San Francisco, 2005.  Principal Investigator, “Hearing Aid Outreach Management,” invited (noncompetitive), awarded by the VT Department of Education.

  • Other Professional Experience: 

    Rehabilitative and Diagnostic Audiology for Veterans Administration Medical Center.

    Awards and Honors: 

    Vermont’s Clinical Achievement Award for the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation, 1992.

    Community Service: 

    Outreach with student participation, speaking to community groups (school age, college age, clubs, and residential settings for seniors) about hearing loss, prevention, management, new technology.  Guest lectures to Department of Otolaryngology, UVM Medical Center.  Development of the Jolene Project with measurement of sound levels through iPod and MP3 personal listening devices.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Burton Wilcke JrBurton W. Wilcke, Jr.
    Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences Emeritus

    “This salutation has been pivotal in my efforts to teach and expand a student’s or resident’s desire to learn, not only plastic surgery basics, but whatever it is that they encounter in their medical school or residency experience.”  — David W. Leitner

    “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Stephen Hawking
    “It is only when you give of yourself that you truly give.” —Kahlil Gibran
    “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.


    B.A., 1969, Hartwick College; M.S., 1971, Wagner College; Ph.D., 1976, Temple University.

    UVM Career: 

    Associate Professor, 2002-2017; Chair, 2002-2013, Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Sciences.  Secondary Appointment, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, 2002-2017.  Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Technologies, 1990-2002.

    Key Scholarly Interests

    My primary research and scholarship interests center on the roles of laboratories and laboratory systems in support of public health and global health. Most specifically I have focused on laboratory-based surveillance of infectious diseases and the policies and processes that are needed to establish, assess and assure quality laboratory systems in response to regional, national, and global health needs.

    Publication Highlights:

    Wilcke, B W, S Y Daher, K J Breckenridge. Supporting public health laboratory systems research. Public Health Reports 128 Supplement 2: 10-13, 2013.

    Ridderhof, J and B W Wilcke. Public health laboratory systems: At the crossroads. Public Health Reports 128 Supplement 2: 1-6, 2013.

    Blumen, SR, S Naud, MV Palumbo, B McIntosh, BW Wilcke. Measuring the application of quality system essentials in the Vermont clinical laboratory system. Laboratory Medicine 42: 151-157, 2011.

    Blumen, SR, S Naud, MV Palumbo, B McIntosh, BW Wilcke. Knowledge and perceptions of quality systems among Vermont laboratorians. Public Health Reports 125 Supplement 2:73-82, 2010.

    Wilcke, BW, SL Inhorn, JR Astles, B Su, A Wright, VA White. Laboratory services in support of public health: A status report. Public Health Reports 125 Supplement 2:40-46, 2010.

    Inhorn, SL, JR Astles, BW Wilcke, VA White. The state public health laboratory system. Public Health Reports 125 Supplement 2:4-17, 2010.

    Wilcke, BW. Finding the knowledge in information. Clinical laboratory Science 21: 265-266, 2008.

    Wilcke, BW.   Workforce challenges in our public health laboratory system. Laboratory Medicine 38: 77-80, 2006.

    Inhorn, S L, B Wilcke, F Downes, O Adjanor, R Cada, J Ford. A comprehensive laboratory services survey of state public health laboratories. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 12: 514-521, 2006.

    Witt-Kushner, J, J.R. Astles, J.C. Ridderhof, R.A. Martin, B Wilcke, F.P.Downes, S.L.Inhorn, H.P.Kelley, P.B. Kimsey, D.E. Mills, M Salfinger, P.A Shult, M.P.Verma, S.J.Becker, D.J Drabkowski. Core functions and capabilities of state public health laboratories: A report of the Association of Public Health Laboratories. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 51(RR14):1-8, 2002

    Wilcke, B.W., Jr. The state of public health laboratories. Military Medicine, 165, Suppl.2: 8-11, 2000.

    Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: 

    Developed courses in Global Health and One Health at the undergraduate level.  Mentored College of Medicine Public Health projects, 2008-2015.  Sponsored or co-sponsored three Burack Lecturers: Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, 2016; Dr. Kelley Brownell, 2011; Dr. Victor Seidel, 2004.  US Department of Health and Human Services (CDC) Clinical Laboratory Improvements Advisory Committee (CLIAC), Chair, 2012 – 2016.  Co-convener of Honors College Summer Faculty Symposium, “Global Health”, 2015.  Publications Board, American Public Health Association (Chair), 2005-2015.  Public Health Reports, Supplement on Laboratory Systems, Co-Editor, 2012-2013.  Co-sponsored Marsh Visiting Professor, Dr. Charles Carpenter, 2007-2012.  Frymoyer Scholar, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, 2006-2008.  President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Evaluation Committee, Institute of Medicine, 2005-2007.  American Society for Microbiology, Public Health Division, Chair, 2003-2004.  Association of Public Health Laboratories, President 1995-1996. 

    Other Professional Experience: 

    Member, Scientific Advisory Board, District of Columbia Forensic and Health Sciences Laboratory, 2016-2017.  Accreditation Committee, Public Health Accreditation Board, 2011-2017.  Senior Advisory Committee on Preparedness, Vermont Department of Health, 2009-2015.  Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Science, California State University, San Bernardino, 1987-1988.  Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, 1982-1983.

    Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Vermont, I had twenty-five years of public health experience at the state and local level in California, Michigan and Vermont.  Until 2002, I was the Director of Health Surveillance for the Vermont Department of Health, overseeing the areas of epidemiology, laboratory services and health statistics. Previously, I had served as the State Public Health Laboratory Director for the State of Vermont and prior to that served as the Laboratory Director for the San Bernardino County (CA) Department of Health from 1983 to 1988. Following a postdoctoral fellowship with the California Department of Health Services in Berkeley, California (1975-1977), I began my public health laboratory career at the Michigan Department of Health overseeing units within the Divisions of Microbiology and Virology.

    Awards and Honors

    American Public Health Association, Executive Director’s Citation, 2015.  American Society for Public Administration (Vermont Chapter), VT ASPA Public Service Award, 1993.  California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors, Distinguished Career Service Award, 1988.

    Community Service

    Vermont Public Health Association, Board of Directors (Past President, Affiliate Representative to the Governing Board), 2003-2017.

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