University of Vermont

Ceremonial Events - Commencement

Retiring Faculty 2007

Retiring Members of the University Faculty - 2007

Alphabetical List by Name

Pamela Judd Ainsworth, Extension Professor Emerita, University Extension
Peter E. Battelle, Assistant Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, School of Business Administration
Sara N. Burchard, Associate Professor of Psychology Emerita, College of Arts and Sciences
Willi Coleman, Associate Professor of History and ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Emerita, College of Arts and Sciences
Kenneth R. Cutroneo, Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus, College of Medicine
Marty Dewees
, Associate Professor of Social Work Emeritus, College of Education and Social Services
J.R. Deep Ford, Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics Emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
James Gilmore, Associate Professor of Animal Science Emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Frederick R. Magdoff, Professor of Plant and Soil Science Emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Carlton M. Newton, Professor of Forestry Emeritus, The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Eric C. Nichols, Senior Lecturer of Integrated Professional Studies Emeritus, College of Education and Social Services
James H. Overfield, Professor of History Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
Joseph B. Patlak, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Emeritus, College of Medicine
Holly B. Puterbaugh, Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics Emerita, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
J. Patrick Reed, Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences Emeritus, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
John J. Saia, Associate Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus, College of Medicine
Gerry Silverstein, Lecturer of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Emeritus, joint appointment with College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Medicine
Mark A. Stoler, Professor of History Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
Ruth E. Uphold, Professor of Surgery Emerita, College of Medicine

Alphabetical List by School/College


Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics Emeritus

“ ‘Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.’ This quote from Johann von Goethe was central to my work at the University of Vermont and was the main reason I encouraged students to be concerned about the relevance and usefulness of their work while at the university and beyond. This led to seeking opportunities and accompanying UVM students to many overseas destinations to conduct research using tools they were learning in the classroom. In most cases, problems investigated resulted from discussions with the government’s of the respective countries in which the students were conducting their research. This practice resulted in the establishment of the first UVM faculty led research semester abroad for all students, and in particular students of International Development.”
— J.R. Deep Ford

Education: B.A., 1971, State University of New York-Brockport; M.A., 1973, McMaster University; Ph.D., 1979, Purdue University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1987-1993; Associate Professor, 1993-2000.

Key Scholarly Interests: Economic development policy; food policy; poverty alleviation; trade and investment policy.

Publication Highlights: Numerous book chapters, articles, and technical documents related to agricultural economic development, small farmer development, food policy, and trade policy. My most recent and most important publications are as follows, respectively:

“The Agricultural Dimension of the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements,” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2006.

“Domestic Resource Costs and Development Policy: The Case of Guyana’s Milk Supply Sector.” Agricultural Systems 15, Elsevier Applied Science Publishers, England, 1984.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Caribbean Agricultural Economics Society, member; American Agricultural Economics Association, member.

Other Professional Experience: Visiting Scholar, Food Research Institute, Stanford University, 1994. Worked as a consultant throughout my career with international agencies such as USAID, Commonwealth Secretariat, International Development Research Council (Canada), Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Organization of American States (OAS), World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and many others. Senior Economist, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Commodities and Trade Division.

Awards and Honors: The Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award (UVM), 1992; and the Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Undergraduate Education (CALS), 1992.

Community Service: Served on the board of Toward Freedom, a Burlington based monthly review on global events; Essex Community Athletics coach (soccer, tennis); Burlington Soup Kitchen.



Associate Professor of Animal Science Emeritus

“Developing and guiding the unique CREAM Program opened up a whole new fascinating world for me. CREAM is the epitome of experiential learning! Students were extremely motivated to direct their own learning about themselves and dairy herd management. I was amazed watching and being a part of the students’ excitement and fulfillment as they operated and managed their dairy herd. In reflecting on my career at UVM, I appreciate the opportunities given me to involve students and dairymen in learning together about dairy herd management and forming a strong network between UVM and the Vermont Dairy Industry.”
—James Gilmore

Education: B.S., 1967, the Ohio State University; M.S., 1973; Ph.D., 1977, North Carolina State University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1975-1986; Associate Professor, 1986-2006. UVM Extension Liaison with Vermont DHIA, 1981-1993.

Key Scholarly Interests: Dairy cattle breeding and genetics, dairy cattle judging, computerized information systems for dairy herd management, experiential learning.

Publication Highlights: Dairy herd management software including CTAP, Lactation Curve Expert System, components of PCDART, dairy herd analysis templates; experiential learning in the CREAM program.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: American Dairy Science Association - dairy cattle improvement, dairy cattle judging coaches, and teaching committees; National Association of College Teachers of Agriculture; Vermont Holstein Club; Vermont Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

Other Professional Experiences: Represented CREAM on Vermont DHIA Board; worked with Vermont 4-H Dairy Program; official judge of the 1999 Ecuador National Dairy Show, 1999 Peru National Dairy Show, 1992 Texas State Fair, and associate judge at the 1995 Grand National Junior Holstein Show; trained 6 Russian dairymen through a Vermont host program; advisor to UVM Dairy Club (helped organize NESA); coached 20 UVM Dairy Cattle Judging Teams at regional and national contests; conducted many workshops with Vermont dairymen on using their herd records more effectively in management.

Awards and Honors: George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award, 1994; American Dairy Science Association Teaching Award, 1997; Distinguished Service Awards from the Vermont Holstein Club and Vermont FFA.

Community Service: South Burlington Kiwanis, Shelburne Farms, advisor to Alpha Gamma Rho, Faith United Methodist Church.


Professor of Plant and Soil Science Emeritus

“Fred has not only been a scholar in soil science and sustainable agriculture, but he has also examined how the economic/political system affects agriculture, farmers, the land, farm-workers, and the poor. His research has been of direct use for farmers—the nitrogen test developed for corn in Vermont is now used in much of the northeastern United States, Eastern Canada, parts of the Corn Belt, and the northwestern United States.”
— Wendy Sue Harper
, Senior Lecturer of Plant and Soil Science

Education: B.A., 1963, Oberlin College; M.S. 1965; Ph.D., 1969, Cornell University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1973-1979; Associate Professor, 1979-1985; Professor, 1985-2007. Chair, Department of Plant and Soil Science, 1985-1993. Coordinator, Northeast Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), 1988-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Soil fertility, soil chemical and physical problems associated with waste disposal and bioremodification. Current or recent past research involves evaluating environmentally sound management of nitrogen and phosphorus, nutrient cycling on dairy farms, chemistry of soil acidity, and soil organic matter as it relates to soil quality.

Publication Highlights:
Magdoff, F.R., F. Buttel, and J.B. Foster (eds.). 2000. Hungry for Profit: The agribusiness threat to farmers, food, and the environment, Monthly Review Press, NY, NY.

Magdoff, F.R., and H. van Es. 2000. Building Soils for Better Crops, 2nd ed. Sustainable Agriculture Network Handbook No. 4. Burlington, VT.

Also, 53 journal articles, two books as senior author, four books as editor, and 19 book chapters.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Developed the “Magdoff nitrate test,” the first reliable soil nitrogen test for corn production. Vermont Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Council, 1996-present; Board of Directors, Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, 1995-1999; National Commission on Small Farms, 1997-1999; UVM Grievance Committee, 1999-2002; NEREAP-IPM, 2000-present; Northeast Pest Management Center Advisory Board, 2002-present; CALS representative to UVM/United Academics, 2002-2003.

Other Professional Experience: Blue Ribbon Panel review of the National Agricultural Library’s Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC), 2001; National Organic Standards Board Compost Task Force, 2002-2003; National Organic Standards Board Compost Tea Task Force, 2003-2004; Chair, Search Committee PSS, 2002-2003; Soil Science Soc. Amer. Fellows Committee, 2003-2005; CSREES Science for Sustainability Working Group, 2004.

Awards and Honors: Outstanding Achievement Award from the Empire (NY) State Soil Fertility Association, 1993; Northeast Branch American Society of Agronomy Agway Award for Research Benefiting Farmers, 1993; elected a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, 1995; Northeast Branch American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America, Research Award, 2004; Hubert W. Vogelmann Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship (CALS), 2006.

Community Service: Board of Directors, the Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series; Board of Directors, Monthly Review Foundation. Invited presentations to numerous conferences and meetings, regionally, nationally, and internationally including recently: NOFA-NY annual meeting (1/07), New England Regional In-Service Training for Ag Service Providers (2 presentations, 2/07), Soil Training for Vermont Farmers doing Nutrient Management Plans (3/07), Franklin County VT Soil Health Workshop (11/05), New England Vegetable and Berry Conference (12/05), New York State Vegetable Conference (2/06), Left Forum (talk on food security) (3/06), and Keynote speaker for the conference Sustainable Agriculture: Balancing Environmental Health with Economic Profitability and Food Security-Tufts University (4/06), North Carolina conference on Making Conservation Tillage Work (Iredell County, NC, 7/04), Eastern Ontario Agricultural Conference (London, Ontario, 2/05), symposium sponsored by both the Women Studies Program and the Ph. D. Program in Anthropology at City University of New York Graduate Center (4/05).


Lecturer of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Emeritus

“Gerry goes beyond any UVM professor I’ve had. He takes his time to thoroughly help his students to understand the material and more importantly, how to apply it to our lives and the world around us. He is always available for help. The material presented and his interactive style with us is so valuable. I am thankful for his expertise, kindness, availableness, and heart on the subject matter. He has encouraged me to re-evaluate the world I live in, understand the biology of it, be curious and to help people around me by sharing information I have learned.”
— An undergraduate nursing student

Education: B.S., 1972, University of Maryland; M.S., 1976, Rutgers University; Ph.D., 1980, Rutgers University and Rutgers Medical School.

UVM Career: Lecturer, joint appointment with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Medicine, 1985-2006.

Key Scholarly Interests: Personal health and global health education.

Publication Highlights:
Silverstein, G. 2006. Preparing for Pandemic Influenza. The Lancet. 367:1239-40.

Levine, M., Reardon, M., and Silverstein, G. May. 1996. The Vermont Generalist Curriculum, A Collaborative Effort Whose Time Has Come. Academic Medicine. 71:546

Silverstein, G. 1996-2003, 1st-8th eds. Immunology: A Medical Student Manual.

Awards and Honors: Dean Warshaw Integration Award, UVM College of Medicine Vermont Integrated Curriculum, 2005-2006, 2004-2005; Basic Science Teacher of the Year, UVM College of Medicine, 2002-2003, 2001-2002, 1995-1996, 1991-1992, 1988-1989; Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993; UVM American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Award, 1998-89. Grants: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, “Building Bridges Between the Basic and Clinical Medical Sciences,” 1995; National Science Foundation, “Research-based Computer Assisted Undergraduate Molecular Biology Laboratories,” 1992.


Associate Professor of Psychology Emerita

“The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Education: B.S., 1958, Denison University; Ph.D., 1977, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Research Assistant Professor, 1977-1984; Assistant Professor, 1984-1990; Associate Professor, 1990-2007. Director, Residential Training Project Psychology Department, 1977-1984.

Key Scholarly Interests: Prevention and intervention for developmental and emotional challenges of children, youth and their families. Evaluation research.

Publication Highlights: Two edited books, “Prevention of Delinquent Behavior” with J.D. Burchard, “Community Living for People with Developmental and Psychiatric Disabilities” with J. Jacobson and P. Carling. Also, 27 book chapters and journal publications on inclusion and support of individuals with disabilities.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Advisor for 15 master, 12 doctoral theses, and committee member for 51 others. Over 30 invited presentations and colloquia to families and service providers throughout Vermont on disability issues and research. Membership in professional psychology and disability organizations, both national and state. National Representative of American Psychological Association, Div. 33; Vice President of Vermont Psychological Association.

Other Professional Experience: Consultation and training at the Disabilities Service Commission and McCall’s Youth Services, Perth, Australia; and Rumbaugh Mental Health Clinic, NC; field research for Alaska Youth Initiative; psychological services at Behavior Therapy Clinic and Brandon Training School, Vermont.

Awards and Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, U.S. Public Health Fellowship, Professional Award, American Association Mental Retardation, Div. X for teaching, training and research. Puppet’s Choice Award, Kids on the Block.

Community Service: Red Cross Disaster Services. Board member of Vermont Protection Advocacy, Vermont Defender General’s Council, Parent to Parent of VT, Howard Mental Health, Burlington Boys & Girls Club, Vermont State Mental Retardation, Vermont Coalition of the Handicapped, Project Transition.



Associate Professor of History and ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Emerita

“Listening for the unheard voice, Searching for the invisible people, Taking a second look at accepted ‘truths’ is both a privilege and a Joy.”
— Willi Coleman

Education: B.A., 1966, San Francisco State University; M.S.W., 1971, University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D., 1983, University of California at Irvine.

UVM Career: Associate Professor of History and ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies, 1996-2001. Director, ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies, 2001-2003. Vice Provost of Multicultural Affairs, 2003-2006.

Key Scholarly Interests: African American history and women’s history as an integral part of U.S. and world history.

Publication Highlights: Publication highlights for me have always been the first time I see my latest research actually appearing in print.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Teaching a course I developed on race, racism and American History. Invariably students create the most wonderful research projects. The angle of vision they choose never ceases to amaze me. Watching the use of both intellect and emotions to discuss and argue such a difficult topic restores my faith in the future. I belong to the usual array of historical associations but I am most proud of being a founding member of the Association of Black Women Historians. I feel very much like a pleased grandmother for any small part I’ve played in keeping this area of study alive in the academy.

Other Professional Experience: Founding director of the Center for Women and Ethnic Issues at California State University, San Luis Obispo.

Awards and Honors: Vermont Public Radio Regional Associated Press Commentary Award, 2005; Oxford Round Table, Leadership in Education Award (Oxford, England), 2003; National Endowment for the Humanities/Harvard University Summer Institute; California State University Summer Research Grant, South Africa; California State University Women’s Council Woman of the Year Award.

Community Service: Commentator, Vermont Public Radio, 2003-2005; Boys & Girls Club; lecturer, Flynn Theater Pre-Performance; Vermont Alliance for Social Studies; Vermont Council on the Humanities. Lectured on campus in countless courses and given talks at an equal number of events. Chaired and served on countless committees, including: Honors College; Diverse Democracy; President’s Commission on Racial Equality; Women’s Studies/ALANA Studies Joint Committee; Academic Senate Curriculum Committee; Search Committee, Director Affirmative Action; Chair, Deans Review Committee; Chair, Diversity Graduation Requirement Proposal Committee.



Professor of History Emeritus

“ ‘I can no other answer make but thanks, And thanks; and ever thanks…’ Sebastian’s words to Antonio in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (Act III, Scene 3) simply but eloquently express my feelings about the nearly forty years I have been part of the UVM community. It has been a privilege to live in a state with Vermont’s beauty and values, just as it’s been a privilege to teach at a university with UVM’s commitment to scholarship, teaching, and public service. I am especially grateful for the support, inspiration, and friendship of past and present colleagues, both faculty and staff, especially those in the Department of History.”
— James H. Overfield

Education: B.A., 1964, Denison University; M.A., 1965, University of Chicago; Ph.D., 1968, Princeton University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1968-1973; Associate Professor, 1974-1984, Professor, 1984-2007. Acting Chair, Department of History, 1985-1986; Chair, Department of History, 1987-1992 and 2002-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: European intellectual history, Renaissance and Reformation eras, history of sports, global history, global history pedagogy.

Publication Highlights:
Humanism and Scholasticism in Late Medieval and Renaissance Germany. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.

The Human Record: Sources of Global History
, 2 vols. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2005 (6th edition in preparation).

Sources of Twentieth Century Global History
, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa, UVM chapter president, 1996-1998; Phi Alpha Theta (The National History Honor Society), advisor, UVM chapter, 1994-2003; American Society for Reformation Research; World History Association; North American Society for Sports History; UVM United Academics, Organizing Committee, Delegates’ Assembly Member, Negotiating Team Member.

Awards and Honors: Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996.

Community Service: Many presentations to church groups, book discussion groups, senior citizen groups, and library groups on a wide range of historical topics; member of the Essex Community Historical Society; a long-time high school and college baseball umpire and basketball official.



Professor of History Emeritus

“Seek the company of those who seek the truth. Avoid the company of those who have found it.”
— Vaclav Havel

Education: B.A., 1966, The City College of New York; M.A., 1967; Ph.D., 1971, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

UVM Career: Instructor, 1970-1971; Assistant Professor, 1971-1976; Associate Professor, 1976-1984; Professor, 1984-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: History of U.S. foreign relations, U.S. military history, the Second World War, origins of the Cold War.

Publication Highlights:
Allies in War: Britain and America Against the Axis Powers, 1940-1945. London, UK: Edward Arnold Publishers, 2005.

Debating Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Foreign Policies, 1933-1945. With Justus Doenecke. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.

Major Problems in the History of World War II. With Melanie Gustafson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

Allies and Adversaries: The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Grand Alliance, and U.S. Strategy in World War II. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000 (Distinguished Book Award winner, Society for Military History, 2002).

George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century. Boston, MA: Twayne Publishers, 1989.

Explorations in American History: A Skills Approach, 2 vols. With Marshall True. Burlington, VT: IDC Publications, l980; 2nd ed., New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.

The Origins of the Cold War (edited microfiche collection). Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1982.

The Politics of the Second Front: American Military Planning and Diplomacy in Coalition Warfare, l94l-l943. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, l977.

In addition, over 30 articles and book chapters, and 50 book reviews.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations: President, 2004;Vice President, 2003; Council Member, 2000-2007; Editorial Board, Diplomatic History, 1986 1989; Nominating, Bernath Book Prize, Conference Planning and Membership Committees, l974-1994. Society for Military History, Board of Trustees, 2002-present; World War II Studies Association, Board of Directors, 1996-2004; Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee, 1996-2000; Fulbright Overseas Program, Pre-screening Committee, 1996-2000; U.S. Army Historian series, Advisory Board, 1982-1984; Organization of American Historians, Membership Committee, 1998-2002; American Historical Association; VT Historical Society. At UVM: United Academics Interim Steering Committee, 2001; Delegates Assembly, 2002; and Executive Committee, 2003-2004; and service on approximately 50 committees for the university, College of Arts and Sciences, and department of history.

Other Professional Experience: United States Army Military History Institute, Harold K. Johnson Visiting Chair in Military History, 2004-2005; United States Military Academy, Department of History, Visiting Professor, 1994-1995; University of Haifa, Israel, Department of History, Fulbright Professor, 1984-1985; United States Naval War College, Department of Strategy, Visiting Professor, l98l-1982; University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Department of History, Lecturer, l968-l969.

Awards and Honors: Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award (UVM), 2005; Distinguished Book Award, Society for Military History, 2002; Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2002; Phi Beta Kappa, UVM Chapter (Honorary), 1999; University Scholar Award (UVM), 1993; Dean’s Lecture Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Teaching (CAS), 1992; George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award (UVM), l984; Department of the Army, Civilian Service Award and Commander’s Award for Public Service, 1981, 1995; Danforth Associate, 1979; Phi Alpha Theta (The National History Honor Society), l966.

Community Service: Board of Advisers, Vermont Council on World Affairs, 2001-2003; Burlington-UVM Joint Task Force on Biotechnology, 1990-1991; Board of Vermont Bar Examiners, 1986-1990; and numerous local and statewide lectures for the Vermont Humanities Council.


Assistant Professor of Business Administration Emeritus

“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to spend the past 37 years in Vermont and especially at the University of Vermont.”
— Peter E. Battelle

Education: B.A., 1960, Middlebury College; M.B.A., 1963, Columbia University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1970-2007. Director, MBA Program, 1988-1992; Director, Study Abroad Program (BSAD), 2002-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Auditing, forensic accounting, financial accounting.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: American Accounting Association (AAA), President, Northeast Region, 1998-1999; Accounting Hall of Fame, 2001; AAA Mission Statement Committee, 1990.

Other Professional Experience: Price Waterhouse & Co. (NYC), 1963-1970 and Mexico City, 1979-1980; Forensic Accounting Consulting, 1977-2007; Visiting Professor, Wirtschafts-Universitat Wien (Vienna, Austria), 1997.

Awards and Honors: Nominated for teaching awards at the University of Vermont, 1975 and 2007. Certified Public Accountant, 1967-present.

Community Service: CVU High School Board, 1986-2003 and Chair, 1991-1996.



Associate Professor of Social Work Emerita

“My work and life have been inspired by three favorite quotes: ‘Go to the people. Live among them. Love them. Learn from them. Serve them. Plan with them. Start with what they know. Build on what they have. And when the best leaders leave, the people will say: we have done it ourselves,’ by Lao Tsu; ‘Social work cannot be scrubbed clean . . . Real people with dirty shoes track across the order, the wax, and the polish of the organizational floor. Real floors and real social workers get dirty week after week,’ by Gerald Montigny; and ‘There ain’t no answer./There ain’t going to be any answer./There never has been an answer./That’s the answer.’ by Gertrude Stein.”
— Marty Dewees

Education: B.A., 1966, University of Wisconsin; M.Ed., 1974, West Chester State College; M.S.W., 1985, Adelphi University; PhD, 1995, State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany.

UVM Career: Visiting Lecturer, 1994-1995; Title IV-E child Welfare, Research Assistant Professor, 1995-96; Assistant Professor, 1996-2002; Associate Professor, 2002-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Social work constructions of practice in mental health, domestic violence, human rights; interdisciplinary models in disability practice, postmodern pedagogical perspectives in social work.

Publication Highlights:
Building cultural competence for work with diverse families: Strategies from the privileged side, Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 9, 3/4, 33-51 (2001).

Teaching human rights in social work. With Susan Roche. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 21, 2, 137-155 (2001).

Crazy, gay, and risky: One man’s unfinished story. With Brian Gilbar. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 7, 4, 27-37 (2001).

Contested landscape: The role of critical dialogue for social workers in mental health practice, Journal of Progressive Human Services, 13,1, 73-83 (2002).

Disability in the family: A case for re-working our commitments, Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, 3, 1, 3-20 (2004).

Postmodern social work in interdisciplinary contexts: Making space on both sides of the table, Social Work in Health Care, 343-360 (2005).

Contemporary Social Work Practice
. McGraw-Hill, 2006, Tensions amidst violence: Encountering the everyday revelation, Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping (2007).

A Critical approach to pedagogy in mental health. With Lisa Lax. Social Work in Mental Health (forthcoming).

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); International Association of Schools of Social Work.

Other Professional Experience: Staff practitioner at Vermont State Hospital; Chief of Social Work Services, Vermont State Hospital; Clinical Supervisor, Spectrum, Inc. Multiple professional presentations, trainings, workshops, and consultations in the United States and beyond. Chair, Ethics Committee, National Association of Social Workers, VT chapter.

Awards and Honors: Social Worker of the Year, 1998; National Association of Social Workers, Vermont chapter; Faculty Research Award, University at Albany, Albany, NY, 1992-1993.


Senior Lecturer of Integrated Professional Studies Emeritus

“I have always told my students: ‘Behavior always, always makes sense. If we don’t understand our own behavior or that of someone else, it’s because we don’t know enough about the context or history from which it springs.’ Although I don’t always succeed, I try to use this guiding principle in my teaching, my clinical work, and in understanding myself.”
— Eric C. Nichols

Education: B.A., 1966; M.S., 1976, University of Vermont; Ph.D., 1984, Arizona State University.

UVM Career: Lecturer, 1997-2004; Senior Lecturer, 2004-2006. Extension Associate Professor/State Family Life Specialist, 1977-1997. Coordinator, Graduate Counseling Program, 1997-2006. Director, Race and Culture Program (CESS), 2002-2006.

Key Scholarly Interests: Family education, family and couples therapy, and family systems theory; diversity (race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, class, ability).

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Numerous national, regional, state, and local presentations and workshops. Monthly guest on “Across the Fence” television program, 1977-2002. Chaired 1998 “Psychology of Courage” conference and 2003 “Embracing a World of Diversity: Strategies for Supporting Identity and Building Community” conference. Developed and led graduate travel course “The Helping Process in Cultural Context: Mexico,” 2004-2006. Member, Vermont Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association.

Other Professional Experience: High school English teacher, 1970-1973; part-time practice as Licensed Psychologist since 1986; trainee in Special Post Graduate Training Program, Georgetown Family Center, Washington, D.C., 1993-1997.

Awards and Honors: Faculty Leadership Award, presented by LGBTQA Services of the Diversity and Equity Unit (UVM), 2003.

Community Service: Vermont Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society; Outright Vermont.


Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics Emerita

“This quote is my life philosophy which helps shape how I do everything, not just teaching: ‘What does the LORD require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?’ (Micah 6:8).”
— Holly B. Puterbaugh

Education: B.S., 1968, Otterbein College; M.S., 1971, Wright State University.

UVM Career: Instructor, 1971-1975; Lecturer, 1975-2004; Senior Lecturer, 2004-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Quality undergraduate education, mathematics education.

Publication Highlights:
Puterbaugh, H., Producer; Oliver, A. J., Editor; SHAPE YOUR WORLD with engineering and mathematics, videotape, University of Vermont, 1991.

Puterbaugh, H., Karstens, K., Test Bank for FINITE MATHEMATICS by Zitarelli/Coughlin, Saunders College Publishing, 1989.

Puterbaugh, H., Karstens, K., Test Bank for FINITE MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS by Zitarelli/Coughlin, Saunders College Publishing, 1989.

Puterbaugh, H., Karstens, K., Test Bank for CALCULUS WITH APPLICATIONS by Zitarelli/Coughlin, Saunders College Publishing, 1989.

Puterbaugh, H., Moraczewski, C. and Holmes, D., Faculty Development and Curricular change in a University Department: Implementing a Criterion-Referenced Model; presented at the Fifth National Conference on Personalized Instruction, Washington, DC, May 14, 1979.

Moraczewski, Candace and Puterbaugh, Holly, CORE, 1978: a text written for use by University of Vermont students in the College algebra course.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Newsletter Editor, Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM); Treasurer, Association of Teachers of Mathematics of New England (ATMNE); involved with judicial process, Center for Student Ethics and Standards; served on Athletic Council for 8 years, including chair in final year; CEMS Studies Committee for many years; Transfer Affairs Officer for Department; served on High School Prize Exam Committee for entire career and chaired it during 1980s; Vice President, Board of Directors, Cooperative Christian Ministry for UVM.

Other Professional Experience: Semester sabbatical teaching and studying in Ghana, 2005.

Community Service: Plaintiff, Baker v. State; active in church, Girl Scouts, Habitat for Humanity. Service trip to Deschapelle, Haiti.


Professor of Forestry Emeritus

“I just gave you what I knew you needed before you had to ask for it. Education is the miracle, I’m just the worker. But I’m a teacher. And that’s what we do.”
—Taylor Mali

Education: B.S., 1966, University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., 1970, State University of New York.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1973-1976; Associate Professor, 1976-1994; Professor, 1994-2007. Chair, Natural Resources Planning Graduate program, 1992-1998; Chair, Forestry Program, 1993-2000; Undergraduate Program Coordinator, 2000-2003; Associate Dean, 2003-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Long term forest resource planning and management, private forestland ownership, and forest resources inventory design.

Publication Highlights:
Schlagel, J. and C.M. Newton, “A GIS-based statistical method to analyze spatial-temporal change,” Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 1994.

Bower, S.T. and C.M. Newton, “The boundary problem for triangulated irregular networks,” Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, 1993.

Turner, R., C.M. Newton and D. Dennis, “The Vermont forestland market: implicit prices for parcel characteristics,” Forest Science, 1991.

Newton, C.M. et al, Impact Assessment of Timber Harvesting in Vermont, Report to Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, 1990.

Newton, C.M., Work Plan for the Sixth Forest Survey of Norway, Report to Norwegian Forest Research Institute, 1985.

Newton, C.M. et al, “Multivariate estimators for sampling with partial replacement on two occasions,” Forest Science, 1974.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Forest Guild; Society of American Foresters; served on the faculties of Forestry, Statistics, Natural Resources Planning, and the Graduate College; have taught 10 different Forestry courses and 4 different Natural Resources courses ranging from first year seminars to a graduate research planning course; prior to becoming Associate Dean, served at least once on every standing committee for The Rubenstein School plus well over four dozen standing or ad hoc school and university committees, including two Senate committees, a Dean’s Search Committee, a Provost’s Search Committee, four faculty search committees (three as Chair), the Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award Committee, the First Year Experience Committee, and the Enrollment Management Committee (Chair) for the 1994-1995 Strategic Planning Council.

Other Professional Experience: NSF Graduate Fellow, 1966-1970; Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1970-1973; Research Fellow, Norwegian Forest Research Institute, 1984-1985; Board of Directors, Vermont Center for Geographic Information, 1995-2006; Vermont Current Use Taxation Advisory Board, 1992-present; Advisor, Enforcement Division, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources 1999-2002; Vermont Forest Resources Advisory Council, 1987-1990 and 1995-1998; Instructor, Governor’s Institute for Science and Technology, 1986-1994; Faculty Advisor, Forestry Club, 1974-1994 and UVM chapter of Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honorary Society, 1975-1993; Technical Reviewer for Forest Science, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, Journal of Forestry, McGraw-Hill Book Co. and Prentice-Hall Publishing; consultant to Center for Natural Areas, Henningson, Durham & Richardson, ICF Inc., St. Regis Paper Co., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. National Park Service, and Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

Awards and Honors: Alpha Zeta; Phi Kappa Phi; Xi Sigma Pi (National Secretary 1972-1973); Senior Research Fellowship, New Zealand National Research Council, 1981; Star Player Award, Associated Industries of Vermont, 1990; Finalist, Fellows Program, American Council on Education, 1996.

Community Service: Jericho Zoning Board, 1977-1980; Mount Mansfield Union School District Board of Directors, 1980-1984 and 1986-1992 (Chair 1991-1992); Jericho Heights Water Cooperative Board of Directors 1978-present.


Kenneth R. Cutroneo
Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus

“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”
— Confucius, 551-479BC

Education: A.B., 1966, Providence College; M.S., 1968; Ph.D., 1970, University of Rhode Island.

UVM Career: Associate Professor, 1976-1985; Professor, 1985-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Mechanisms and Therapeutics of Fibrosis and Wound Healing: Gene Therapy for Tissue Regeneration: TGF-ß

Publication Highlights: Author or co-author of over 95 published research journal articles and book chapters.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: American Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Wound Healing Society.

Other Professional Experience: Instructor, 1971-1972; Assistant Professor, 1972-1976; Associate Professor, 1976, Medical College of Georgia.

Awards and Honors: NIH Research Career Development Award, 1975-1980; Medallion recipient from 10th International Colloquium on Lung Fibrosis.

Community Service: Grass Roots Committee for Cancer Research in Vermont sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research.


Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Emeritus

“ ‘For all the standard information about my academic background, interests, publications, and service, you are welcome to browse my rather dry CV.’ This quote from Joe captures the essence of his persona. A modest individual who enjoyed the personal interactions that accompanied teaching, research, and service to his community, whether it be at the university or the community in which we all live in. When asked to collaborate on a research project, Joe would always respond, ‘I would love to play in your sandbox.’ ”
David Warshaw, Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Education: B.S., 1973, University of Michigan; Ph.D., 1977, University of California at Los Angeles; postdoctoral training, 1977, Max-Planck Institute, Germany (with Nobel Laureate Erwin Neher); postdoctoral training, 1980, Yale University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1980-1986; Associate Professor, 1986-1991; Professor, 1991-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Kinetics of single ion channels in nerve and muscle membranes; actions of neurotransmitters and cytoplasmic second messengers on signal channel activity; single sodium channels in cardiac muscle membranes; channel heterogeneity and plasticity; techniques for cell dissociation and patch electrode recording; single molecular motor biophysical measurements.

Publication Highlights:
Sakmann, B., Patlak, J. and Neher, E. (1980). Single ACh-activated channels show burst type kinetics in the presence of desensitizing agonist concentrations. Nature. 286:71-73.

Horn, R., Patlak, J. and Stevens, C.F. (1981). Sodium channels need not open before they inactivate. Nature. 291:426-427.

Patlak, J. (1991). Molecular Kinetics of the Voltage Dependent Na+ channel. Physiological Reviews. 71:1047-1080.

Tyska, M.J., D.E. Dupuis, W.H. Guilford, J.B. Patlak, G.S. Walker, K.M. Trybus, D.M. Warshaw, and S. Lowey. (1999). Two heads of myosin are better than one for generating force and motion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 96: 4402-4407.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Graduate Education: committees for both the university and college; Medical School Education: teacher; committee for implementation of the new Vermont Integrated Curriculum. Medical School Advancement Committee. Biophysical Society Member. President, Vermont Affiliate of the American Heart Association.

Other Professional Experience: Visiting Professor, University of Otago School of Medical Sciences, Department of Physiology, and Dunedin School of Medicine, Dunedin, New Zealand. Visiting Professor, University of Bern, Department of Pharmacology, Bern, Switzerland.

Awards and Honors: Lamport Award from the Biophysical Society of America, 1977; Established Investigator of the American Heart Association, 1985.



Associate Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus

“John Saia’s career bridges the time span between the old solo ‘country doc’ and the teamwork of modern medicine. He is wise, thorough, calm, professional, and steeped in the lives of his patients and his students. The latter hold him in the highest esteem and strive to live their lives of medical service and teaching as he has so admirably lived his. I myself and his other colleagues will miss the patience and humor he has brought to our shared work. The load will be harder to pull without his strength and equanimity!”
— David Little, M.D., Associate Professor of Family Practice and Director, Family Medicine Clerkship

Education: B.S., 1961, Bowdoin College; M.D., 1966, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1980-1987; Associate Professor, 1987-2007. Director of Continuing Education, Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Key Scholarly Interests: Family medicine, sports and musculoskeletal medicine, elder care medicine.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Family Medicine Residency Program Director, 1980-1990; Director of Basic Clerkship, 1990-1996; advisor, Family Medicine Interest Group, 1980-2007; associate director, Family Medicine Clerkship, 1994-1996; member of Steering Committee, Vermont Generalist Curriculum, 1995-2003; director or faculty leader, Doctoring Skills and Doctoring in Vermont, 1995-2007.

Other Professional Experience: Private practice in Waitsfield, Vermont, 1972-1980. Family physician at Milton Family Practice.

Awards and Honors: Awarded Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star, American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award, University of Vermont Family Practice Residency Teacher of the Year, 1987-1988, 1994-1995.

Community Service: Captain, U.S. Army Medical Corp., Viet Nam 1968-1969; Major, U.S. Army Medical Corp., G.M.O. Schilling Air Force Base, Kansas 1969-1970; co-founder and past assistant coach, Colchester High School Alpine Ski Team Program; Committee on Advancement, University of Vermont College of Medicine; Committee on Fitness, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1993-2007.



Professor of Surgery Emerita

“Ruth has been an outstanding clinician and teacher. She has great common sense and clinical skills. She has been able to teach her students to rely on their knowledge and skills and not just order tests. In her 25 years of service, she taught numerous students the art and value of a good history and physical examination.”
Stephen Leffler, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and Director, Division of Emergency

Education: B.S., 1967, University of California at San Francisco; M.D., 1974, Tufts University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1981-1991; Associate Professor, 1991-1998; Professor, 1998-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Emergency medical management and informatics.

Publication Highlights:
Uphold, R.E., Hill, S., Harvey, R., Misselbeck, W.: Bilateral Tibial Fractures in Properly Restrained Toddlers Involved in Motor Vehicle Accidents. Journals of Trauma, 1991; 31(10):14 11-14.

Uphold, R.E., Medical Emergencies and Alcohol Withdrawal. Emergency Medical Intervention with Alcoholic Patients. Gardner Press, 1990.

Uphold, R.E., O’Keefe, M., Schaeffer, E.A.: Rural Disaster Management: Lessons Learned in Mass Transit Rescue. Journal of Emergency Medicine. September 1986.

Uphold, R.E., Knopp, R., dos Santos, P.A.L.: Radionuclide Venographyas an Outpatient Screening Test for Deep Venous Thrombosis. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 9:613, 1980.

Surgenor, S., Gray K., Uphold, R.E.: Acute Hyponatremia in Ultra-Endurance Athletes. Am J Emergency Medicine, 1994; 12(4): 441-4.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: American College of Emergency Physicians, Fellow, 1975-Present. Oral Examiner, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1983-Present. Medical Advisor, Bolton Ski Patrol, 1993-Present. Reviewer for The Journal of Trauma, 1981-2001. UHC Board of Trustees, 1995-2000. President Medical Staff, 1993-1994. UVM College of Medicine: Minority Admissions Subcommittee, 1992-1993; Admissions Committee, 1989-1992; Instructional Improvement Committee, 1985-1988.

Other Professional Experience: Medical Director, Emergency Department, Fletcher Allen Health Care, 1981-2006; Emergency Department, St. Agnes Hospital, Fresno, California; Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, Valley Medical Center, Fresno, California, 1980; Residency Emergency Medicine, Valley Medical Center, Fresno, California, 1978-1980; Chief of Emergency Department, Webber Hospital, Biddeford, Maine, 1976-1978.

Awards and Honors: Dignity in Medicine Award from the Class of 2005; Clinical Award from the Department of Surgery, 2006.

Community Service: American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate: ACLS Committee, 1981-1998; Chairperson, 1983-1996; National Faculty, 1993. Medical Control Committee, Ambulance District #3, Vermont. Co-Chairman, 1982-1993. State Medical Society, EMS Committee, 1983-1988. Green Mountain Volunteer Board Member, 1997-1998. Fatal Accident Review Committee, 1982-1987. Sexual Assault Advisory Council, 1982-1984. EMS Advisory Council, Vermont, 1981-1983. Vermont Health Policy Corporation, Heart Study Group, 1982.


Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences Emeritus

“Learning is often a matter of creating an image for the mind. If you have a good image of a concept or idea you can see it from different angles; look at it from above and below. You can turn it around. It is yours forever.”
Pat Reed

Education: B.A., 1969, University of Rochester; M.S., 1975, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Instructor, 1973-1975; Assistant Professor, 1975-1980; Associate Professor, 1980-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Medial laboratory science with emphasis in cell physiology, hematology, hemostasis and molecular biology.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program; director, Education and Research Fund, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science; president, Vermont Society for Clinical Laboratory Science; American Association for the Advancement of Science; Vermont Genetics Network. Faculty Senate Committees: Professional Standards, Financial Affairs, Curricular Affairs. Admissions: UVM Honors College, Founding Committee member, Honors College Council.

Other Professional Experience: Sabbatical, Ball State University Health Center, 1984; Molecular Biology Program, Life Technologies, 1999-2000; Outreach Program faculty, Vermont Genetics Network, 2003-2007; director, Kay Barron Scholarship Fund.

Awards and Honors: Omicron Sigma Award, ASCLS, 2000.

Community Service: Town of South Burlington Advisory Committees. Member, Dragonheart Vermont.


Extension Professor Emerita

“Pamela Ainsworth has served as a highly effective teacher who demonstrates both subject matter competence and an effective teaching style. Whether teaching life skills, parenting skills, or leadership competencies, Pamela draws from her significant educational tool box and engages her clientele. She delivers expertise and practical, hands-on, concepts. Hundreds of community leaders and family members have benefited from her well-grounded research, enthusiastically presented.”
— Lois M. Frey
, Extension Associate Professor Emerita

Education: B.A., 1971; M.S., 1981, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: UVM Extension Agent, 1973-1980; Assistant Professor, 1980-1982; Extension Associate Professor, 1982-1992; Extension Professor, 1993-2006.

Key Scholarly Interests: Bringing community to consensus using interest-based problem solving techniques. Increasing the ability of youth to survive and thrive personally, academically and socially in the environment in which they live. To promote, address and instill in the general public a basic understanding of and public involvement in environmental conservation of Vermont’s natural resources.

Publication Highlights: Forests Fields & Futures, 2003-2005; Forests Fields & Futures Program Teachers Guide, 2005; Becoming an Outdoor Family National Symposium Educational Program, 2004 (developed teaching materials and registration format for multiple class choices for multiple family member participation); Life Skills Youth Development Training, 2004; Customer Service Excellence, 2002; Managing Organizational Change, 2001; Bringing Community to Consensus/Interest Based Problem Solving, 1999; Violence in the Work Place, 1999; Effective Recruitment of Volunteers, 1998; Dealing with Difficult People, 1998; Making Public Presentations, 1998; Laugh For The Health Of It (revised), 1998; 1001 Hats: Balancing Work and Family (revised), 1994; Are You Listening, 1990; Stress Management Techniques, 1989; Budget Basics, 1988; Getting Others to Help: Working with Volunteers, 1985; Public Speaking Made Fun and Easy, 1983; VT 4-H Leadership and Middle Management Short Course, 1980; revised appropriate sections for Extension Director of the Extension Handbook, 1985.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: The development and success of 18 Extension educational programs that have expanded to a national audience. National 4-H Professional Association, 1973-1993; Association of Family and Consumer Science, 1993-1997; Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals, national board member, 1997-2006.

Other Professional Experience: Design team member for a national coordination effort known as CESYES or Cooperative Extension Supports Youth Development and Stewardship, 2000-2002. Guest Lecturer: University of Nebraska, Florida State University, Vermont Travel and Tourism Conference, Vermont Agency of Transportation, Michigan State University, University of Vermont Farm Family Conference, Vermont Farm Bureau, National Extension Agricultural Agents Conference, National Step Families Conference, Ohio State University.

Awards and Honors: UVM Extension NREM Flagship program selection. Meritorious Service Award, Vermont Association of Extension Professionals. Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. National Association of Extension Home Economists, Communication Awards: Active Parenting, Packaged Program, First Place, Eastern Region; Financial Management Award, Third Place; Newsletter, Fourth Place. Public Policy Programs, Vermont State Women’s Fair, Honorable Mention; Regional Newsletter, Honorable Mention. Certified Home Economist, American Home Economics Association, 1986.

Community Service: UVM Extension Search Committee for natural resource recreation and tourism specialist. Review peer submissions for the National Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals. Review peer submissions for Natural Resource and Environmental Management programs for the National Flagship Awards. Review Student Essays For CAST “Boundless Science for Bountiful Agriculture.” National board member for the Wildlife Stewards Program (program development, leadership, and dissemination). Environmental education advisory board member for Riverbend Vocational High School. Extension Faculty Organization representative to the Extension Director’s Advisory Committee. North East Earth Stewards Program Team. ANREP representative to the Joint Council of Extension Professionals. Community Parent Education consultant for the Upper Valley Drug and Alcohol Free Community. Extension facilitator for Vermont public policy issues and forums as requested. USDA Conflict Management Team. Vermont advisory board member for Project Learning Tree.


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