University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Commencement

Emeriti Faculty of the University of Vermont 2011

Alphabetical List

  • Lorraine P. Berkett, Professor of Plant and Soil Science and Extension Professor Emerita, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Linda S. Brew, Library Associate Professor Emerita, University Libraries
  • Lyndon B. Carew, Jr., Professor of Animal Science Emeritus and Professor of Nutrition and Food Science Emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Susan Claire Crockenberg, Professor of Psychology Emerita, College of Arts and Sciences
  • William W. Currier, Associate Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry Emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • James Francis Gatti, Associate Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, School of Business Administration
  • William E. Geiger, Jr., Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
  • F. John Gennari, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Dale Eric Goldhaber, Associate Professor of Education Emeritus, College of Education and Social Services
  • Joyce Ellen Heckman, Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Emerita, College of Medicine
  • Richard R. Jesse, Associate Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, School of Business Administration
  • Robbie Pfeufer Kahn, Associate Professor of Sociology Emerita, College of Arts and Sciences
  • James M. Kraushaar, Associate Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, School of Business Administration
  • Paul A. Krusinski, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Jeffrey Laible, Professor of Engineering Emeritus, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • Dianne Hall Lamb, Extension Associate Professor Emerita, University Extension
  • Thomas J. McEvoy, Professor of Forestry Emeritus, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Herman W. Meyers, Associate Professor of Integrated Professional Studies Emeritus, College of Education and Social Services
  • Frank Owen, Professor of Studio Art Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Larry Shirland, Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, School of Business Administration
  • Robert Alan Sofferman, Professor of Surgery Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Ian A. F. Stokes, Research Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Robyn Warhol, Professor of English Emerita, College of Arts and Sciences

Emeriti Faculty By College and School


Lorraine BerkettLorraine P. Berkett
Professor of Plant and Soil Science and Extension Professor Emerita

“I strongly believe in the Land-Grant Mission of the University of Vermont and have thoroughly enjoyed working in the Department of Plant and Soil Science with the Vermont apple and grape growers developing research and educational programs.”

— Lorraine P. Berkett

Education: B.A., summa cum laude, 1974, Gettysburg College; M.S., 1978, University of Maine; Ph.D., 1985, Pennsylvania State University.

UVM Career:Assistant Professor, 1983-1990; Associate Professor, 1990-1995; Professor, 1995-2011. Chair, Department of Plant and Soil Science, 1993-1998.

Key Scholarly Interests:Sustainable agriculture, integrated pest management, plant pathology, apple production, cold climate grape production.

Publication Highlights:
UVM Apple Orchard website:
The OrganicA. Website:
The Cold Climate Grape Production website:

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: The OrganicA Project proposal was the top-ranked organic proposal in the nation in the USDA Organic Research & Extension Initiative Program in 2009 and 2006. In 2006 the program was the only proposal receiving an “outstanding” rating. The USDA Sustainable Agriculture project entitled,“Development of a Sustainable Apple Production System for the Northeast” was a multi-disciplinary research and extension project involving 19 scientists and extension personnel from the five cooperating institutions of Cornell University, Rodale Institute Research Center, Rutgers University, University of Massachusetts, and the University of Vermont. While serving as Project Leader, the project was described as the“flagship”of the USDA programand was cited as“an outstanding example of what can be done when scientists and educators from various disciplines, farmers, and industry people get their heads together,” 1988-1993.

Awards and Honors: USDA Secretary of Agriculture Honor Award, for research excellence, 2001;
Award for Excellence from the Northeast Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors for research entitled, “Multidisciplinary Evaluation of New Apple Cultivars, ” 2000; USDA Extension “Flagship” Program, the UVM Apple Research and Extension Program was identified as a “flagship” program in the State and described as “leading edge, innovative and exciting,” 1998; USDA Leadership Development, first person selected from the Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station to attend the national ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Program, a program for professional development designed so that the Land-Grant University System will “have creative leadership to maintain their position as leaders in scientific progress,” 1994.


Lyndon CarewLyndon B. Carew, Jr.
Professor of Animal Science Emeritus and Professor of Nutrition and Food Science Emeritus

“A University Professorship is one of the most interesting and challenging opportunities in the world, because an academic career is not one-dimensional. The teacher must know all the components of excellence in research and the researcher should know all the components of excellence in teaching. To attain excellence in both requires lifelong dedication.”

— Lyndon B. Carew, Jr.

Education:B.A., cum laude, 1955, University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., 1961, Cornell University.

UVM Career: Associate Professor, 1969-1973; Professor, 1973-2001 (Department of Animal Science); Professor, 1973-2011 (Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences).

Key Scholarly Interests: Investigations of proteins, amino acids, fats and other nutrients and their effects on the endocrine system particularly thyroid and growth hormones using the chicken as a research model. Factors affecting nutritional energy balance. The use of computers for teaching human and animal nutrition, and dietary analysis. Nutritional needs of poultry. The nutritional value and toxicology of new foods and feeds, especially their application to animal and human nutrition in Latin America.

Publication Highlights:
Carew, Lyn. Musings of a Vermont Nutritionist. 2010. Wind Ridge Publications, VT

Flores, M.B., M. Eilitta, R. Myhrman, L.B. Carew, and R.J. Carsky, eds. 2002. Food and Feed from Mucuna: Current Uses and the Way Forward. Publ. International Cover Crops Clearinghouse (CIDICCO), Honduras; Center for Cover Crops and Seed Exchange, (CIEPCA), Republic of Benin; World Hunger Research Center, Judson College, IL

Research Articles:
Carew, L.B. and A.G. Gernat. 2006. Use of velvet beans, Mucuna spp. as a feed ingredient for poultry: a review. World’s Poultry Science Journal 62:131-143.

Carew, L., V. Chamberlain, D. Elvin, D. Paradis, 2006. Changes in Attitudes Toward Computer-Assisted Instruction After Using an Interactive, On-line Tutorial in an Introductory Nutrition Course. 2006 Hawaii International Conference on Education.

L. Carew, J. McMurtry, and F. Alster. 2005. Effects of Lysine Deficiencies on Plasma Levels of Thyroid Hormones, Insulin-like Growth Factors I and II, Liver and Body Weights, and Feed Intake in Growing Chickens. Poultry Sci. 84:1045-1050.

Carew, L.B. and F.A. Alster. 1997. Dietary carbohydrate and fat do not alter the thyroid response to protein deficiency in chicks. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 215:82-86.

Carew, L.B. 1987. The challenging role of nutrition in health and well-being. In: Health Care in Vermont, Then and Now. Vermont Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Classes taught include Fundamentals of Nutrition (day, evening, summer session and on-line to 15,000 + students); Foods; Animal Science; Poultry Science; Advanced Nutrition; Dietary Analysis; Nutrition and Health; and Computer Applications. Advised hundreds of undergraduates; served on 19 undergraduate and 55 graduate thesis committees; served on at least 70 committees at UVM.

Associate Editor, Poultry Science (journal) section on Nutrition and Biochemistry. Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Poultry Research.

Chairman, Board of Directors and several committees, National Animal Nutrition Research Council. Chairman, New England College Conference on Poultry Ration Formulation. Northeast Councilor, Lake Champlain Region, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine and Chairman, 7th Scientific Meeting, Burlington. Title XII, New England Consortium on Human Nutrition. Technical Resource Group for Problem Solving. Northeast Poultry Producers Council (Fat-Protein Expert). USDA, Northeast Region Steering Committee in Poultry Nutrition. Scientific Program Manager, International Nutrition Project, UVM.

Other Professional Experience: Adjunct Faculty, Miner Institute, Chazy, N.Y.; Reviewer, Animal Science Education Consortium, National Image Gallery program of the National Library of Agriculture; Visiting Lecturer in Nutrition, Panamerican School of Agriculture (EAP), Zamorano, Honduras; Visiting Lecturer in Human and Animal Nutrition National Institute for Investigations in Agriculture (INIAP), Ecuador. Occasional reviewer to 16 journals and publishers.

Awards and Honors: At UVM: Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising, 1981; George V. Kidder Alumni Faculty Award, 1983; Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising, 1986; University Scholar in Biological Sciences, 1986; Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1989; Faculty Recognition Award for Extraordinary Teaching, Research and Service, 1999; Bickford Scholar Award for Outstanding Accomplishment and Continuing Promise for Research and Outreach and Instructional Excellence in the Area of Nutrition and Food Sciences. 2002. Recognition by other groups: Teaching Award of Merit, National Associations of College Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA), 1993; Northeast Region Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences, Higher Education programs, USDA, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, (NASULGC), 1995; NACTA Teacher Fellow (National Association of College Teachers of Agriculture), 2000; Vermont Professor of the Year, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2001.

Community Service:Town of Shelburne, Open Spaces Committee, Vice Chairperson. Partners of the Americas, Vermont/Honduras, Board of Directors. Partners of the Americas. Vermont/Honduras, Farmer-to-Farmer Committee, operated in conjunction with USAID. Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Chairman, Committee on Research and Science. Vermont Nutrition Council, Chairperson, Vice-chairperson. Nutrition Columnist, Shelburne News, VT. Freelance writer, The Other Paper, South Burlington, VT.


William CurrierWilliam W. Currier
Associate Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry Emeritus

“... when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Education: B.S., 1969, University of Washington, Seattle; Ph.D., 1974, Purdue University.

UVM Career:Assistant Professor, 1977-1982; Associate Professor, 1982-2011. Director, Biological Sciences Program, 1982-1986; Acting Chair, Department of Agricultural Biochemistry, 1989-1992.

Key Scholarly Interests: Plant microbe interactions: In plant diseases and the beneficial disease, legume nodulation

Publication Highlights: Currier, W. and G. Strobel. 1977. Chemotaxis of Rhizobium spp. to a glycoprotein produced by birdsfoot trefoil.. Science 196:434-436.

Currier, W.W. 1981 Molecular Controls in the Resistance of Potato Late Blight. Trends in Biochemical Science. 6:191-194.

DNA the Master Molecule. 1985 A computer aided instruction program on DNA transcription and translation that allows a student to alter the DNA sequence of a gene see the effect of mutations on protein structure.

Currier, W.W. 1993. Chemotaxis in the Rhizosphere. Invited Speaker, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Joint Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH 1993.

Lee, Myong-son and William W. Currier. 1996. Suppression of the Hypersensitive Response in Potato by Acetyl Salicylic Acid. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 222:309-311.

Teaching/Memberships Highlights: Teaching: Taught Advanced Biochemistry and Advanced Biochemistry lab for 10 years; Molecular Biology and Molecular Biology lab for 15 years; Plant Biochemistry for 10 years; General Biochemistry (to over 100 students a year) for 10 years; General Biochemistry lab for 13 years; Biochemistry lab for Biochemistry Majors for 8 years. Membership: President of the Vermont Chapter of Sigma Xi, the research honorary society, 1982-1984.


Susan CrockenbergSusan Claire Crockenberg
Professor of Psychology Emerita

“Knowledge is only as valid (accurate) as the methods used to obtain it. Only valid knowledge is useful in advancing further knowledge and addressing real world problems. Therefore, if we wish to use knowledge to improve our world, we must assess the validity of the methods on which it is based.”

— Susan Crockenberg

Education: B.S., 1966, Cornell University; Ph.D., 1970, Stanford University.

UVM Career: Professor, 1990-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: Temperament (or gene) x environment interactions in explaining individual differences in social/emotional development; the role of context (e.g., families) in fostering development; emotion regulation as a key process in developmental psychopathology.

Publication Highlights:
Crockenberg, S. (1981). Infant irritability, mother responsiveness, and social support influences on the security of infant-mother attachment. Child Development, 52, 857-865.

Crockenberg, S., & Smith, P. (1982). Antecedents of mother-infant interaction and infant irritability in the first three months of life. Infant Behavior and Development, 5, 105-119.

Crockenberg, S. B. (1986). Are temperamental differences in babies associated with predictable differences in caregiving? In J. V. Lerner & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), New Directions for Child Development, 31, 53-73, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Crockenberg, S., & Litman, C. (1990). Autonomy as competence in two-year-olds: Maternal correlates of child compliance, defiance, and self-assertion. Developmental Psychology, 26, 961-971 moderate effects of child care on child development. Child Development, 74, 968-972.

Crockenberg, S. & Leerkes, E. (2004). Infant and maternal behaviors regulate infant reactivity to novelty at six months. Developmental Psychology, 40, 1123-32.

Crockenberg, S. C. & Leerkes, E. M. (2006). Infant temperament (reactivity to novelty) and maternal behavior at 6 months interact to predict later anxious behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 18, 1-18.

Crockenberg, S. C., Leerkes, E. M., & Barrig Jo, P. S. (2008). Predicting aggressive behavior in the third year from infant reactivity and regulation as moderated by maternal behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 20, 37-54.

Crockenberg, S. C. (2008). Commentary: How valid are the results of the St. Petersburg-USA Orphanage intervention study and what do they mean for the world’s children. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 73, 263-270.

Crockenberg, S. C. & Leerkes, E. M. (2011). Parenting Infants. In D. W. Davis & M. C. Logsdon (Eds.) Maternal sensitivity: A scientific foundation for practice. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Associate Editor, Child Development; Fellow, American Psychological Association; Governing Council, Society for Research in Child Development; Executive Board-International Society for Infant Studies (ICIS); Faculty Senate Executive Council and Vice-President.

Other Professional Experience: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor, Human Development, University of California, Davis; Visiting Scholar, Child Development Unit, Harvard University Medical School and Children’s Hospital; Project consultant Oregon Research Institute, “Improving Access to Early Parent Education and Support.”

Awards and Honors: University Scholar, 2006-2007, University of Vermont.

Community Service:Consultant to the National Resource Center for Children in Poverty; Member, Infant Mental Health Task Force, State of Vermont; Member, Academic Advisory Panel to the Joint Legislative Committee on Corrections Policy, State of Vermont; Invited Speaker at the Annual Meeting of Vermont Probate Judges.


William GeigerWilliam E. Geiger, Jr.
Professor of Chemistry Emeritus

“When Camus said ‘To think is to re-think,’ he was not likely to be reflecting on a chemistry professorship. But his thought describes the challenge and the wonder of preparing course material, considering research pathways, and learning of new experimental results by one’s students and colleagues. It is a gift to have a profession that is also a dear hobby.”

—William E. Geiger, Jr.

Education: B.S., 1965, Canisius College; Ph.D., 1969, Cornell University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1974-1977; Associate Professor, 1977-1982; Professor, 1982-2011; Pomeroy Professor of Chemistry, 1997-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: One of the primary means of achieving chemical transformations is by transfer of a single electron between molecules or between a molecule and an electrode. Referred to as “electron-transfer chemistry” or “electrochemistry,” these processes are ubiquitous in nature, in industry, in electronic devices, and in the research laboratory. Professor Geiger has studied fundamental aspects of the electrochemistry of one broad set of molecules, namely “metallo-organic,” which contain both transition metals such as iron, cobalt, and manganese and organic “ligands.” The studies concentrated on the ways in which gain or loss of an electron might modify the molecular structure and chemical reactivity of a compound. The new knowledge gained in these studies has found application in a variety of chemical and biological processes.

Publication Highlights: Published over two hundred research papers in refereed journals, including over sixty in the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society. Included in these papers are highly cited references, including a 1996 paper in Chemical Reviews that has been cited almost 1000 times in the chemical literature.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Served on a number of editorial boards and boards of directors for journals and societies. Past editor of the main newsletter of electrochemistry published by the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry. Given over 150 invited lectures at colleges and universities.

Other Professional Experience: Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), 1970-1974. Other visiting research and teaching positions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979; Univ. of Bordeaux, Professor Associe, 1986; Univ. of Freiburg, Graduiertenkolleg Lecturer, 1996; Univ. of Bristol, Leverhulme Fellow, 1998; Univ. of Canterbury, Erskine Fellow, 2000; Univ. of Arizona, 2007; Univ. of the Free State (South Africa), 2011.

Awards and Honors: University Scholar, 1984, UVM; National Science Foundation, Creativity Grant, 1989; James Crowdle Award (distinguished alumnus), Canisius College, 1995; Dean’s Lecture Award, UVM, 2009.


Robbie KahnRobbie Pfeufer Kahn
Associate Professor of Sociology Emerita

"All persons who transmit knowledge are storytellers—even if the story is a scientific, sociological or historical account. The lens through which they look at the world shapes the stories they tell. This lens does not provide a transparent reflection of what they see—like looking out a window. Rather, the lens of the seer is ground, similar to an eyeglass, by multiple influences of nature and culture over time. If we look deeply at the words the writer uses we can enter the writer’s perceptual world, to be sure constrained by our own collective and individual historical moment—for the words are the author’s lens.”

— Robbie Pfeufer Kahn

B.A., 1963, Brandeis University; M.P.H., 1979, Boston University School of Public Health; M.A., 1983; Ph.D., 1988, Brandeis University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1990-1996; Associate Professor 1996-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: Transdisciplinary research on pregnancy, birth, the place of birth, breastfeeding, and the interpersonal world of the infant; social theory; feminist theory; human-animal relationships; scholarly personal narrative.

Publication Highlights:
Bearing Meaning: The Language of Birth. 1995. Champagne, IL: University of Illinois Press.
Milk Teeth: A Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog. 2008. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Author of journal articles (examples: Tikkun, Inquiring Mind, 05401, Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering), chapters in edited books (example: Taking Our Time: Feminist Perspectives on Temporality), contributions to reference volumes (examples: Encyclopedia of Childbearing, Feminist Literary Theory: A Dictionary), reviews in professional journals (examples: Contemporary Sociology, Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care). Contributing author to the 1976 and 1984 editions of the women's self-help classic Our Bodies, Ourselves.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Examples of undergraduate courses taught: Sociology—Sex, Marriage and the Family, Self and Social Interaction, Women in Society, Sociology of Reproduction, Sociology of Animals and Society, Sociology of Emotions. Women and Gender Studies—Introduction to Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies Senior Seminar. Graduate courses taught: Humanities Graduate Seminars—Feminist Perspectives on the Western Canon: Antiquity, Feminist Perspectives on the Western Canon: Modernity. Professional membership: American Sociological Association (ASA).

Advisor, College Honors theses in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies; Outside Chair, English Masters theses, undergraduate College Honors theses in English, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Political Science. Outside reader, College Honors in English, Romance Languages, Environmental Studies, Senior theses in English, Environmental Studies; Individually Designed Majors. Director, internships in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies; readings and research in Sociology.

Administrative positions held: College of Arts and Sciences—Faculty Standards Committee, 1998-2001; Co-Chair, Women’s Studies Program Committee, 1994-1995; Chair, Women’s Studies Curriculum Committee, 1992; organizer, 1994 UVM lecture by 1993 Oscar Winners for Short Documentary, Defending Our Lives, Cambridge Documentary Films. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences—Board member, Therapeutic Riding Activities in Chittenden County (TRACC), 1996-1997.

Other Professional Experience: Teaching—Brandeis University: Lecturer, Sociology, University Studies in the School of the Humanities (1984-1990). Health—Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Inc., Watertown, MA, Asst. Administrative Coordinator, Women’s Health Information Center, 1976-1985; Department of Obstetrics, The Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA, Childbirth Education Consultant to patients and staff, 1974-1976. Graphic Design—University of Illinois Press, book and cover design for Bearing Meaning: The Language of Birth, 1993-1995; Brandeis University: University Studies in the School of the Humanities, Women’s Studies Program, English, Sociology, 1980-1987; Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Inc., 1976-1985; Urban Planning Aid, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 1971-1974; Pilgrim Press and Alfred A. Knopf, 1970; United Church Press/Pilgrim Press, 1964-1969.

Awards and Honors: Scholarship and Teaching—Innovative Course Award, Humane Society of the United States and Center for Respect of Life and The Environment for Sociology of Animals and Society, 2006; Jesse Bernard Award, American Sociological Association (ASA) for Bearing Meaning: The Language of Birth, 1997; Lintilhac Foundation Grants, 1997, 2002. Graphic DesignAmerican Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), (“Fifty Best Books of the Year"), 1970 for The Movement Toward A New America, ed. Mitchell Goodman (Philadelphia and New York: Pilgrim Press and Alfred A. Knopf, 1970); Philadelphia Book Show, first prize for trade book design, 1969.

Who’s Who of American Women, 28th edition, 2010-2011; Who’s Who in America, 64th and 65th editions, 2009-2010, 2010-2011.

Community Service: Co-founded, Women’s Journal Writing Group, 1993-1997; Burlington Insight Meditation Group 1991-1994; Women’s Writers Group, 1991-1992; Board of Directors, Consumer Health Advocates, Boston, MA 1978-1982; Vice-Chairperson, Health Systems Agency (NW Metro HSA), Area IV Council, (PL 93-641), 1976-1977; provider member, endorsed by Massachusetts League of Neighborhood Health Centers, 1976-1978; Board of Directors, Soldiers Field Park Children’s Center, Inc., Harvard Business School, 1975-1978; co-founder, Oxford Street Day Care Cooperative, Inc., Harvard University, 1972, co-director, 1973.


Frank OwenFrank Owen
Professor of Studio Art Emeritus

“Striving to make art and encouraging others to share that ambition has been my working life. The two activities are intimately intertwined. The strands involve participating in the creative richness of the past while attempting to weave a new pattern in the present and, if possible, the future. Art students make new things out of impulses and sometimes reluctant materials. My job and joy has been encouraging them in their acts of discovery and realization. Within those experiences, images are built, ideas uncovered and successive instants of risk and answering courage are found. New things arise and possibilities multiply. As it has been in the classroom studio, so it has been and will continue in my studio.”

—Frank Owen

Education: B.A., 1966; M.A., 1968, University of California, Davis.

UVM Career: Visiting Assistant Professor, 1982-1983; Lecturer, 1989, 1991-1993; Assistant Professor, 1993-1998; Associate Professor, 1999-2002; Professor, 2002-2011. Interim Chair, Department of Art and Art History, 2002.

Key Scholarly Interests: Creative work in the field of painting and drawing.

Exhibition Highlights:
Forty-two One-person exhibitions including:
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City: 2010, 2004, 2001, 1998, 1997, 1993, 1988, 1986, 1984,1981.
Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1997.
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, 1999
Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, 1999
Fleming Museum, UVM, “Stoneworks” (two person show), 1998
St. Peter’s Church, New York, NY, 1995
Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, Maryland, 1993
Francis Colburn Gallery, UVM, 1991, 1983
Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, TX, 1991
Meyers Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY, Plattsburg, 1990
Iannnetti Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1988
Cook Company Gallery, Sacramento, CA, 1987
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1984
Knoedler Gallery, London, England, 1983
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1972, 1975
Numerous group exhibitions.

Other Professional Experience: Lecturer, University of California, Davis, 1966; Lecturer, California State University, Sacramento, 1967-1968; Instructor, School of Visual Art, New York, 1970-1980; Lecturer, San Francisco Art Institute, 1978; Visiting Artist, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 1981; Visiting Artist, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1984.

Awards and Honors: Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Grant for Artistic Achievement, 2010; Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, UVM, 2001-2002; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1989-1990, 1978-1979; University of California Regent’s Fellowship, 1967-1968.

Community Service: Trustee, Keene Valley Library Association, 1982-1989; Chair, Town of Keene, Adirondack Visitors Center Proposal Committee, 1985; Trustee, Adirondack Center History Museum, 1985-1989; Trustee, Keene Valley Library Association, current.


Robyn WarholRobyn Warhol
Professor of English Emerita

“Feminist teaching and scholarship are still forms of radical activism when women are over half of the U.S. labor force but only 12 Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs or presidents. For women, queers, people of color, working class folk, and all who are still underrepresented, we must keep working.”

— Robyn Warhol

Education: B.A., magna cum laude, 1977, Pomona College; Ph.D., 1982, Stanford University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1983-1989 (appointed to Graduate faculty, 1987); Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Program in English, 1989-1995; Professor, 1995-2007; Richard and Pamela Ader Green and Gold Professor of English, 2007-2009. Director, Women’s Studies, 1995-2000. Chair, Department of English, 2000-2005. Director, Humanities Center, 2004-2007. President of Faculty Senate, University of Vermont, 2007-2009.

Key Scholarly Interests: Narrative theory, feminist theory, 19th-century British novel, women’s writing in English, television studies, Jane Austen, the Brontës, Charles Dickens.

Publication Highlights:
Practicing Narrative Theory: Four Approaches in Conversation. Co-authored with David Herman, James Phelan, Peter Rabinowitz, and Brian Richardson. Forthcoming from Ohio State University Press, 2011.

Feminisms Redux: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism.
Co-edited with Diane Price Herndl. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2009.

Women’s Worlds: The McGraw-Hill Anthology of Women’s Writing
. Co-editor with Diane Price Herndl, Mary Lou Kete, Rashmi Varma, Lisa Schnell, and Beth Kowaleski Wallace. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Having a Good Cry: Effeminate Feelings and Popular Forms
. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2003.

Women’s Work: An Anthology of American Literature.
Co-edited with Barbara and George Perkins. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1994.

Feminisms: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism
. Co-edited with Diane Price Herndl. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1991, 1997.

Gendered Interventions: Narrative Discourse in the Victorian Novel
. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1989.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: President, Women’s Caucus, Northeast Modern Language Association, 1991. President, International Society for the Study of Narrative, 1993. President, Association of Departments of English, Modern Language Association, 2005. Chair, Board of Supervisors, English Institute, Harvard University, 2008-2009. Associate Editor, Contemporary Women’s Writing, Oxford Journals, 2009-present.

Other Professional Experience: Visiting faculty member at Brandeis University, 1991; Rice University, 1995; and University of Southern California, 1997. Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, Ohio State University, 2009-present.

Awards and Honors: Mulhauser Prize in English, Pomona College, 1976; President’s Prize in Women’s Studies, Pomona College, 1976; Phi Beta Kappa, 1977; Whiting Fellowship, Stanford University, 1981-1982; UVM Committee on Research and Scholarship summer grants, 1985, 1987, 1989; Harvard University Mellon Faculty Fellowship in Humanities, 1986-1987; N.E.H. Summer Stipend, 1994; Graduate Teaching Award, UVM, 1996-1997; Dean’s Lecture, UVM, 1996; University Scholar, UVM, 2005-2006; University of Vermont fellow, H.E.R.S. Institute for Women in Higher Education, Wellesley College, 2005-2006; Senior Fellow, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study, Freiburg, Germany, 2011

Community Service: Steering committee member and instructor, Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies, Mellon-funded seminar for students of color considering careers in English, located at Wheaton College. First instructor for Institute, 2008-2010.

MLA Delegate Assembly, delegate for division on Prose Fiction, 2008-2010. MLA Elections Committee, 2008-2009. MLA Job Counselor, 2008-present. UVM Faculty Mentoring Panel (and Mentor), 2000-2009. UVM Faculty Women’s Caucus Steering Committee, 1992-2009. Co-Chair, UVM President’s Commission on the Status of Women, 2005-2007.


James GattiJames Francis Gatti
Associate Professor of Business Administration Emeritus

Education: B.A., 1965, Union College; M.A., 1968; Ph.D., 1972, Cornell University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1972-1978; Associate Professor, 1978-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: Financial Economics, Asset Pricing, Financial Market Regulation, Public Finance.

Publication Highlights:
“Joint Cost Allocations: Measuring and Promoting Productivity and Quality Improvements,” Journal of Cost Management, July/August 2000

“The Use of Strategic Performance Variables as Leading Indicators in Financial Analysts’ Forecasts,” The Journal of Financial Statement Analysis, Summer 1997

“Replicating a Free Market for Internal Transactions: An Alternative Approach to Transfer Pricing,” Journal of Economics and Business Studies, Vol. 3, no. 2, Winter, Spring 1996-97

“Valuing the Implicit Government Guarantee of GSE Obligations: The Case of Freddie Mac,” Real Estate Economics, 1997

“Discounting Negative Cash Flows: Estimating the Value of Government Guarantees,” with, Public Budgeting and Financial Management, vol. 5, no. 3, 1993

The Limits of Government Regulation,
ed., (New York, Academic Press), September 1981
“The Feasibility of Small Denomination Consumer Note Issues as a Source of Funds for Non Financial Borrowers,” Financial Management, Autumn 1981

“Equalizing Matching Grants and the Allocative and Distributive Objectives of Public School Financing,” National Tax Journal, December 1976

“The Definition of Money: A Critique of the Conceptual Frame­work,” Eastern Economic Journal, July, 1975

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: NDEA Title IV Fellowship, 1966-1969.

Other Professional Experience: Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Cornell University, 1980-1981; Visiting Economist, Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, 1988-1989; Visiting Professor, University of Wyoming, 1994-1995.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ethan Allen Institute, 2006-present; Board of Directors, Ethan Allen Institute, 2002-present; Vice President, Portfolio Center, Atlanta, GA, 1985-present; Board of Directors of the Vermont Security Analysts Chapter, 1998-2002; Member, Financial Services Technology Consortium, 1998; Vermont Dental Services Corporation, 1977-1978; Governor’s Panel on State Aid to Education, 1974-1975.


Richard JesseRichard R. Jesse
Associate Professor Business Administration Emeritus

Education: B.S.E., 1968, Princeton University; M.B.A., 1971; Ph.D., 1973, Cornell University.

UVM Career: Associate Professor, 1983-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: Production/operations management, management science/operations research.

Publication Highlights: Published 21 refereed articles and papers. These include:

Shirland, L. E., Jesse, R. R., Thompson, R. L., & Lacovou, C. L. (2003). Determining attribute weights using mathematical programming. OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, 31 (6), 423-437.

Shirland, L. E., & Jesse, R. R. (1999). Assessing a state's political climate for business development and growth. Business Journal, 14 (1 & 2), 15-20.

Hummel, J. W., & Jesse, R. R. (1990). A spreadsheet heuristic approach for the stocking and retention of slow-moving, obsolescent items. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 18 (2), 163-173.

Jesse, R. R. (1986). On the retention of finished goods inventory when reorder-occurrence is uncertain. Journal of Operations Management, 6 (2), 149-157.

Jesse, R. R., Jr., & Radcliffe, Robert C. (1981). On speculation and price stability under uncertainty. The Review of Economics and Statistics. 63 (1); 129-132.

Jesse, R. R., Jr., (1976). Production-inventory decisions under order-occurrence risk: The deterministic order quantity case. Management Science, 22 (6), 664-676.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Served as member or chair of over 30 committees at UVM. Member of the Decision Sciences Institute and the Production and Operations Management Society.

Other Professional Experience: Assistant Professor, 1972-1978, College of Business Administration, University of Florida; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1976-1977, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University; Assistant Professor, 1978-1982, and Associate Professor, 1982-1983, School of Business, Auburn University; Advisory Faculty Chair, 1989-1990, Industrial Engineering Methods and Systems Analysis Department, IBM Burlington.

Awards and Honors: Phi Kappa Phi, 1970; Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management, American Production and Inventory Control Society, 1982.

Community Service: Essex Friends of Fine Arts: Board of Directors, 1991-1995; President, 1995-1996. Haiti Project Commission, Holy Family and Saint Lawrence Churches, 2003-2006. Lay missionary, Missioners of Christ, Comayagua, Honduras, 2006-2007. Challengers for the Catholic Faith, 2008-present.


KraushaarJames M. Kraushaar
Associate Professor of Business Administration Emeritus

Education: B.A., 1967, Pennsylvania State University; M.S., 1969; Ph.D., 1975, Syracuse University.

UVM Career: Associate Professor, Management Information Systems, 1981-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: The impact of personal technology on learning in the classroom lecture. Analysis, design, and implementation of information systems for business, government, and non-profit organizations. Computer modeling and analysis of organizational data and processes.

Publication Highlights:
James M. Kraushaar and David C. Novak, “Examining the Affects of Student Multitasking with Laptops During the Lecture,” Journal of Information Systems Education, 2010

James M. Kraushaar and Larry Shirland, “Using Issue/Impact/Probability (I2P) Analysis to Facilitate Large & Diverse Group Meetings,” Engineering Management Journal, 1994

James Kraushaar and John Anderson, “Auditing Measurement Error and Statistical Sampling: The Dependently Occurring Case,” Journal of Accounting, Auditing, & Finance, 1993

James M. Kraushaar & David Parsons & Thomas Stolgren, “Wilderness Permit Accuracy: Differences between Reported and Actual Use,” Environmental Management, 1990

James M. Kraushaar and John Anderson, “Measurement Error and Statistical Sampling in Auditing: The Potential Effects,” Accounting Review, 1986

James M. Kraushaar and Larry Shirland, “A Prototyping Method for Application Development by End Users & Information System Specialists,” MIS Quarterly, 1985

James Kraushaar, “A Simulation Study of Sampling Strategies for Estimating Total Property Market Value in Equalization Surveys,” Property Tax Journal, 1985

James M. Kraushaar and Richard Jesse, “A Computer Method for Inventory Production/Disposal Decisions When Reorder-Occurrence is Uncertain,” Computers & Industrial Engineering, 1985

James M. Kraushaar & Robert Sebesta, Computer Concepts, Structured Programming & Interactive Basic, Mitchell Publishing, 1984

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Principal Investigator, “Educational Value & Validity- Student Adaptation to Tablet PC Technology in Business & Engineering Curriculums”, Microsoft Research, $100,000, 2006-2008; Microsoft Academic Cooperative Instructional Grant, $81,000, 1997; Grantee, Microsoft Windows Relationship Site, Microsoft Corporation, $21,000, 1992; Manager, Small Business Institute Case grants, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C., $74,000, 1986-1996; Co-Investigator with Larry Shirland, “An Integrated Micro Computer Based Community Relations Information System, IBM Corporation, $84,000, 1982-1984; Co-Investigator with Charles Necco and Thomas Hebert, grant to develop a management information system for the Division of Child Development & Nutritional Services, California Department of Education, $150,000, 1980. Member: Phi Epsilon, Psi, Xi Sigma Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Other Professional Experience: Associate Professor of quantitative methods and management information systems, California State University Sacramento and Fresno. Assistant Professor, Computer Science, SUNY Oswego.

Awards and Honors: Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award UVM, 2003; Teacher of the Year, School of Business, UVM, 2001, 1999; Tenure, granted by University of Vermont, 1985; Tenure, granted by the California State University Sacramento, 1980; Faculty Fellow Award, California State University Fresno, 1975-1976.

Community Service: Supervised over 150 student consulting projects to assist numerous local and regional businesses, non-profits, UVM clubs, and government agencies with computer systems analysis, design, and implementation.


ShirlandLarry E. Shirland
Professor of Business Administration Emeritus

Education: BSME with high honors, 1964, The University of Maine; MS Industrial Engineering, 1971, Oregon State University; Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, 1972 Oregon State University.

UVM Career: Associate Professor 1976-1987, Professor 1987-2011, Associate Dean, 2003-2009, Interim Dean 1992-1994, 2000-2002, 2009-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: Multi-Criteria decision making, applied operations research, quality management and control.

Publication Highlights:
Book: Statistical Quality Control: With Microcomputer Applications. John Wiley & Sons,  Inc., 1993.

Journal articles include:
“A Comparison of Pairs, Triads, and Quads in Multi-Attribute Decision Making”, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS), Volume 1, No. 4, pp. 1-24, 2010.

“A Comparison of Evaluation Techniques for Decision Making Involving Large Attribute Sets”, Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 25-38, 2006.

“Job Selection Preferences of Business Students”, Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 87-98, 2004.

“Determining Attribute Weights Using Mathematical Programming”, OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 31, pp. 423-437, 2003.

“The Revolutionary Growth of Internet Business and its Management Implications”.  Industrial Management. Vol. 42, No. 2, March/April, 2000, pp. 26-33.

“Collaborative Teaching of Integrated Product Development: A Case Study”, IEEE Transactions on Education. Vol. 43, No. 3, August, 2000, pp. 343-348.

“Assessing a State’s Political Climate for Business Development and Growth”, Business Journal. Fall-Spring, 1999, pp. 15-20.

“Using Issue/Impact/Probability (I2P) Analysis To Facilitate Large and Diverse Group Meetings”, Engineering Management Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4, December, 1994, pp 35-46.

“Acceptance Sampling Plan Design With Specified Producer's and Consumer's Risk Using A Microcomputer”, Industrial Engineering, Volume 19, No. 6, June 1987, pp. 27-33.

“A Prototyping Method For Applications Development By End Users And Information Systems Specialists”, MIS Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 3, September 1985, pp. 189‑197. Summarized in Systems Development, Vol. 6, No. 3, May 1986, p14.

“Prototyping  Information  Systems on Microcomputers: A Design Philosophy for Engineering Management”, Engineering  Management International,  Vol.  3, No.  2, February 1985, pp.  73‑84.  

“Considering Dogmatic Thinking When Developing Training Strategy For Microcomputer Use By Managers”, The Journal of Data Education, Vol. 25, No. 3, Spring 1985, pp. 11‑13.

“Dynamic Management Communication Exchange:  A Mathematical Model of Information Flow Through the Johari Window”, Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1984, pp. 21‑27.

“Computerized Dressage Scheduling”, Interfaces:  A TIMS‑ORSA Journal  Vol. 13, June 1983, pp. 75‑81.

“Service Technician Scheduling With Timing Constraints and Stochastic Demand”, International Journal On Policy And Information, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1983, pp. 69‑78.

“Determining Readiness of Hospital Administrators to Accept Management By Objectives”, Hospital Administration, Vol. 20,  No. 3 & 4, 1983, pp. 138‑147.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Principle Investigator for grants totaling $275,000.  Taught courses in Production & Operations Management, Quality Management and Control, Quantitative Decision Analysis, Integrated Product Development, Engineering Management Senior Project.  Advisor to all students majoring in engineering management.   Member of American Society for Engineering Management, Decision Sciences Institute, American Society for Quality.

Other Professional Experience: Development Engineer, Eastman Kodak, 1964-1968.  Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Community Service: Board of Directors for Vermont Council for Quality, Vermont Baldrige Examiner.


Dale GoldhaberDale Eric Goldhaber
Associate Professor of Education Emeritus

“The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not just of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers. The second goal of education is to form minds which can be critical, can verify, and not accept everything they are offered. The great danger of today is of slogans, collective opinions, ready-made trends of thoughts. We have to be able to resist individually, to criticize, to distinguish between what is proven and what is not. So we need pupils who are active, who learn early to find out by themselves, partly by their own spontaneous activity and partly through material we set up for them; who learn early to tell what is verifiable and what is simply the first idea to come to them.”

— Jean Piaget, 1930

Education: B.S., 1965, Roosevelt University; M.A., 1969; Ph.D., 1969, Syracuse University.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1973-1980; Associate Professor, 1980-2011.  Chair, Department of Education, 1989-1994, 2001-2010.  Director, Campus Childcare Center, 1991-2009.

Key Scholarly Interests: Theories of Human Development, The Nature-Nurture Controversy, Constructivist Approaches to Early Childhood Education.

Publication Highlights:
Goldhaber, D.E. (2012) The Nature-Nurture Debate: Bridging the Gap, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

Goldhaber, D.E. (2000) Theories of Human Development: Integrative Perspectives. Mountain View, CA: McGraw-Hill Publishing.

Goldhaber, D.E. (1986) Life-Span Human Development. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers.

Goldhaber, D.E. and Goldhaber, J. (2007) Reggio Inspired Teacher Education (RITE) In. R.S. New and M. Cochran (Eds.) Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Goldhaber, D.E. and Goldhaber, J.G. (2001) The Emerging Curriculum Perspective. Invited Presentation, Stockholm Institute of Education, Stockholm, Sweden, March, 2001

Goldhaber, D. E. (2001) Why we are: Theoretical perspectives on human development. In N.J. Salkind and L. Margolis (Eds.) Child Development v. 1, Macmillian Psychology Reference Series. New York: Macmillian Press.

Goldhaber, D.E. and Goldhaber, J. (2000) Education for all young children. In C. Brock and R. Griffin (Eds.) International Perspectives on Special Educational Needs. London, UK: John Catt Educational Ltd.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: The opportunity to teach many, many wonderful students in courses on Child Development, Adult Development, Life-Span Human Development, Theories of Human Development, The Nature-Nurture Wars, Introduction to Early Childhood Education, and Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education.

Other Professional Experience: Instructor, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University, 1966-1969; Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Dayton, 1996-1973; Visiting Scholar, Human Development Program University of Massachusetts, 1980; Visiting Professor, Early Childhood Education, Stockholm Institute of Education, Sweden, 2003.

Awards and Honors: John Dewey Award for Excellence in Teaching, UVM, 2010.

Community Service: United Way; Vermont Children’s Fund.


Herman MeyersHerman W. Meyers
Associate Professor of Integrated Studies Emeritus

“We can, wherever and whenever we choose,
successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us.
We already know more than we need to do that.
Whether or not we do it must finally depend upon how we feel about the fact that we haven’t so far.”

— Ronald Edmonds, 1981

Education: B.A., 1965, Montclair State University; M.A., 1968; Ph.D., 1971, University of Connecticut.

UVM Career: Associate Professor, 1971-present. Director, Office of Professional Laboratory Experiences and Assistant Professor, 1971-1973. Director, Vermont Teacher Corps, 1973-1979. Chair, Department of Education, 1992-2000. Founding Director, The James M. Jeffords Center for Policy Research, 2009.

Key Scholarly Interests: Equity and equal educational opportunity; Policy evaluation in the areas of Education and Human Services; Assessment of learning at local, state and national levels; Organizational change in educational and human service organizations

Publication Highlights:
Meyers, H. & Bass, L. (2010). Diversity in Vermont Schools. Burlington, VT: The James M. Jeffords Center, University of Vermont.

Meyers, H. & Harris, D. “The Vermont Mathematics Initiative Student Achievement from Grade 4 to Grade 10: 2000 through 2006.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York, NY, March, 2008.

Meyers, H. “Leading to Change with the Change Toolkit.” Education Leadership Newsletter. Council of Chief State School Officers. One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431. September, 2005.

Meyers, H. “School quality in Vermont and the effective schools process: Meeting the challenge of No Child Left Behind.” Journal of Effective Schools. 2.2. 61-66. 2003

Meyers, H. & Smith, S. “Coming Home: Mentoring new teachers. A school/university partnership to support the development of teachers from diverse ethnic backgrounds.” Peabody Journal of Education. Special Issue, 74.2. 75-89, 1999.

Villa, R. A., Thousand, J. S., Meyers, H., & Nevin, A. “Teacher and administrator perceptions of heterogeneous education.” Exceptional Children, 63(1), 29-45. 1996.

Meyers, H. Improving leadership and organizational effectiveness in rural schools. In Rural Education: A Changing Landscape, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC: 1989

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights:
Invited panelist, The National Academies, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Committee on Test Design for K-12 Science Achievement, 2004.

Invited presentation, Vermont’s Science Assessment. National Academies: National Research Council. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Working group of assessment directors for the Committee on Test Design for K-12 Science Achievement. Washington, DC, 2004.

Invited presentation. Lessons from Nebraska, Maine, and Vermont: Building local assessment capacity in school districts. Council of Chief State School Officers Annual Meeting on Large Scale Assessment. San Antonio, TX, 2002.

Invited testimony. The Effective Schools Movement in Vermont, United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, Paper presented at the Seminar on Effective Schools, Washington, DC: U.S. Congress, September 14, 1988.

American Educational Research Association. Member, Division H, peer reviewer, session chair, 1978-2009.

Other Professional Experience: Deputy Commissioner of Education for Standards and Assessment, Vermont State Department of Education, 2000-2004. Visiting Scholar, Oxford University, 1999. Visiting Scholar, Oulu University, Finland, 1984. Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 1979.

Awards and Honors: Friend of the Family Award, Vermont Association of Consumer Science Educators, 2006. Letter of Appreciation, The National Academies, 2006; Recognition of Service, Vermont State Board of Education, 2004. Merit Award, New England Common Assessment Directors, 2004. Dr. Martin Luther King Award, 2000. ALANA Appreciation Award, 1998. Outstanding Senior Man, Montclair State University, 1965.

Community Service: Colchester School Board, 1984-1987; Colchester Civil Board, 2006-2010.


Jeffry LaibleJeffrey Laible
Professor of Engineering Emeritus

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.”

— Colleen Wilcox

Education: B.S., 1968, University of Vermont; M.S., 1970, University of Connecticut; Ph.D., 1973, Cornell University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1974-1979; Associate Professor, 1979-1993; Professor, 1992-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: Computational methods in structures and solid mechanics; computational modeling in biomechanics, tomography, and environmental hydrodynamics and transport.

Publication Highlights: A book, Structural Analysis, and over 45 scholarly papers.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Taught Structural Analysis I and II, Mechanics of Materials, Finite Element Method, Statics, Structural Dynamics, Computational Surface Water Modeling; advised graduate student research; long-time research collaborator with faculty within the College of Medicine and biomechanics; and member of American Society of Civil Engineers, American Geophysical Union, Order of the Engineer for Civil Engineers.

Other Professional Experience: Visiting Professor, Princeton University; Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin; Research Professor, Cornell University; Associate Engineer, General Dynamics; Consulting Engineer for State of Vermont and local industry.

Awards and Honors: Professional Engineer (P.E.) in State of Vermont; Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society.

Community Service: State of Vermont projects dealing with hydrodynamics and contaminant transport in Lake Champlain.


Thomas McEvoyThomas J. McEvoy
Extension Professor of Forestry Emeritus

“The good physician lets people die; the poor one kills them. With the same right one can say the good forester allows the most perfect forest to become less so; the poor one spoils them.”

— Professor Henrich Cotta. 1816. From The Principles of Silviculture.

Education: B.S., 1975, Michigan State University; M.S., 1978, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1981-1986; Associate Professor, 1986-2006; Professor, 2006-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Forest ecosystems and sustainable forestry practices, including conversion of biomass to energy and biochar (and the application of biochar to compromised and abused soils).

Publication Highlights:
1998. Legal Aspects of Owning and Managing Woodlands. Island Press, Wash. DC & Covelo, CA. Awarded Best Forestry Book of the Year by the National Woodland Owners Association 1998.

2004. Positive Impact Forestry – A Sustainable Approach to Managing Woodlands. Island Press, Wash, DC and Covelo, CA. Awarded Best Forestry Book of the Year by the National Forestry Association and the American Library Association CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Title in Biology/Botany, 2004.

2005. Owning and Managing Forests. Island Press, Wash. DC and Covelo, CA. Awarded Best Forestry Book of the Year by the National Woodland Owner’s Association, 2005.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Founder of Vermont Coverts, Woodlands for Wildlife, Inc.; and co-founder, LEAP program, an education-credential program for logging contractors in Vermont.

Other Professional Experience: Too numerous to mention.

Awards and Honors: Take Pride in America Award for the Coverts Project, U.S. Dept. of Interior, 1990; Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in Pollution Prevention, 1993; New England Society of American Foresters E.M. Gould Technology Transfer Award, 1994; Tree Farm Leadership Award, American Forest Foundation, 1994; Leadership Award-Vermont Coverts, Inc., 1996; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Management (NREM) Program of Excellence Award for Coverts, 1997; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Resources & Environmental Management (NREM) Program of Excellence Award for Logger Ed. to Advance Professionalism curriculum, 1997; Yale University Forest Forum Guest Lecturer, 2000, 2001; National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, 2001. USDA-Extension and University of Vermont Extension 20-year Service Award, 2002; USDA-CSREES and University of Vermont Extension 25-year Service Award, 2006; Appointed Fellow, Center for Research on Vermont, 2008; Sinclair Cup Award for 2009; Co-recipient of the Governor’s Environment Excellence Award, 2010.

Community Service: Served on more than 20 university, state, and national committees over the past 10 years.


F John GennariF. John Gennari
Professor of Medicine Emeritus

“For me, the joy of an academic career has been the opportunity to have those moments when original insights arise de novo in my head, as a result of work in the laboratory, or generated from reviewing what others have written in my field of interest. The excitement of these new ideas is the spark that feeds my enthusiasm for teaching and, I hope, fosters intellectual curiosity and excitement in the students I teach. Even now, when I write reviews or prepare lectures, I am continually searching for the fresh idea hiding in the oceans of information we now encounter. This quest is my fountain of youth.”

— F. John Gennari

Education: B.S. cum laude, 1959, Yale University; M.D., 1963, Yale University School of Medicine

UVM Career: Professor of Medicine, 1979-2000, Robert F. and Genevieve B. Patrick Professor of Medicine, 2000-2010. Director, Nephrology Division, 1979-2002; Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine, 1996-2010.

Key Scholarly Interests: Acid-base physiology and clinical disorders, fluid and electrolyte balance.

Publication Highlights:
Gennari FJ, Adrogue HJ, Galla JH, Madias NE (eds). Acid-base Disorders and their Treatment. New York, Taylor and Francis, 2005

Gennari FJ (ed). Medical Management of Kidney and Electrolyte Disorders. New York, Marcel Dekker, 2001.

Adrogué HJ, Gennari FJ, Galla JH, Madias NE. Assessing acid-base disorders. Kidney International, 2009; 76:1239-1247.

Gennari FJ, Hood VL, Greene T, Wang X, Levey AS. Effect of dietary protein intake on serum total CO2 concentration in chronic kidney disease: Modification of Diet in Renal Disease study findings. CJASN 1:52-57, 2006.

Gennari FJ, Segal AS. Hyperkalemia: An adaptive response to renal insufficiency. Kidney Int 62:1-9, 2002.
Gennari FJ. Hypokalemia. New Engl J Med 339:451-458, 1998.

Gennari, FJ, Caflisch CR, Johns C, Maddox DA, Cohen JJ. PCO2 measurements in surface proximal tubules and peritubular capillaries of the rat kidney. Am J Physiol 242: F78‑F85, 1982.

Gennari FJ, Goldstein MB, Schwartz WB. The nature of the renal adaptation to chronic hypocapnia. J Clin Invest 51: 1722‑1730, 1972.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Recipient, NIH career development award, 1971-1976; NIH RO1 research awards, 1972-1991, Fogarty International Fellow, 1991; Chairman, NIH Special Study Section in Physiology, 1985; Member, Nephrology Merit Review Board, Veterans Administration, 1989-1992; Member, Subspecialty Board on Nephrology, Amer. Board of Internal Medicine, 1994-2000; Editorial Board, Annals of Internal Medicine, 1997-2000; Research Fellowship Review Committee, National Kidney Foundation, 2000-2002.

Other Professional Experience: Military service: Capt., M.C., USAF, Tachikawa, Japan 1966‑1968; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts U. School of Medicine, 1971-1975, Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts U. School of Medicine, 1975-1979.

Awards and Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha, faculty election, 1979; Letters of commendation for excellence in teaching, Tufts U. School of Medicine, 1978 and 1981; E.L. Amidon Award for teaching excellence, UVM, 1990 and 1994; Laureate Award, American College of Physicians, Vermont Chapter, 2002

Community Service: Chairman, Vermont Hypertension Council, 1980-1983; Board of Directors, Vermont Kidney Association, 1983-2010, President 1983-1985; Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Vermont Heart Association, 1882-1985.

Awards and Honors: Take Pride in America Award for the Coverts Project, U.S. Dept. of Interior, 1990; Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in Pollution Prevention, 1993; New England Society of American Foresters E.M. Gould Technology Transfer Award, 1994; Tree Farm Leadership Award, American Forest Foundation, 1994; Leadership Award-Vermont Coverts, Inc., 1996; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Management (NREM) Program of Excellence Award for Coverts, 1997; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Resources & Environmental Management (NREM) Program of Excellence Award for Logger Ed. to Advance Professionalism curriculum, 1997; Yale University Forest Forum Guest Lecturer, 2000, 2001; National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, 2001. USDA-Extension and University of Vermont Extension 20-year Service Award, 2002; USDA-CSREES and University of Vermont Extension 25-year Service Award, 2006; Appointed Fellow, Center for Research on Vermont, 2008; Sinclair Cup Award for 2009; Co-recipient of the Governor’s Environment Excellence Award, 2010.

Community Service: Served on more than 20 university, state, and national committees over the past 10 years.


Joyce HeckmanJoyce Ellen Heckman
Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Emerita

“Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.”

— Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Education: B.S., 1969, University of Chicago; Ph.D., 1975, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

UVM Career: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, 1995-2010.

Key Scholarly Interests: Ribonucleic acids; RNA molecular biology; transfer RNA and the genetic code in mitochondria; catalytic RNA; ribozyme structure and mechanisms; chromatin and DNA dynamics

Publication Highlights:
Heckman, J.E., Hecker, L.I., Schwartzbach, S.D., Barnett, W.E., Baumstark, B., and RajBhandary, U.L. 1978. Structure and function of initiator methionine tRNA from the mitochondria of neurospora crassa. Cell 13:83-95.

Kreader, C.A., Langer, C.S. and Heckman, J.E. 1989. A mitochondrial protein from Neurospora crassa detected both on ribosomes and in membrane fractions: analysis of the gene, the message and the protein. J. Biol. Chem. 264:317-327.

Pinard, R., Heckman, J.E., and Burke, J.M. 1999. Alignment of the two domains of the hairpin ribozyme-substrate complex defined by inter-domain photoaffinity crosslinking. J. Mol. Biol. 287:239-251.

Pinard, R., Hampel, K.J., Heckman, J.E., Lambert, D., Chan, P.A., Major, F., and Burke, J.M. 2001. Functional involvement of G8 in the hairpin ribozyme cleavage mechanism. EMBO J. 20:6434-6442.

Heckman J.E.
, Lambert D., and Burke J.M. 2005. Photocrosslinking detects a compact active structure of the hammerhead ribozyme. Biochemistry 44:4148-4156.

Other Professional Experience: Faculty member, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1981-1988.


Paul KrusinskiPaul A. Krusinski
Professor of Medicine Emeritus

Education: B.A., 1965, Ohio State University; M.D., 1968, Ohio State University College of Medicine.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dermatology, 1974-1978; Associate Professor of Medicine, Dermatology, 1978-1984; Professor of Medicine, Dermatology, 1984-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Cutaneous Viral Diseases; Psoriasis Therapy; Pediatric Dermatology.

Publication Highlights:
Dermatology in Ambulatory and Emergency Medicine. Eds. Flowers and Krusinski, Year Book Med Publishers, Chicago, 1984.

Life Threatening Dermatoses,
Eds. Krusinski and Flowers, Year Book Med. Publishers, Chicago, 1987.

Krusinski PA and Flowers FP. Handbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Year Book Med. Publishers, Inc., Chicago, 1989.

Krusinski PA. Treatment of Mucocutaneous Herpes Simplex Infections with Acyclovir. J Am Acad Derm 18 (1):179-181, 1988.

Krusinski PA. “Transplacentally Transferred Dermatoses” Pediatric Dermatology 6(3) 166-177, 1989.

Krusinski PA. “Viral Diseases of the Skin” Conn’s Current Therapy (Rakel RE, ed.), W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1993.

Krusinski PA, Flowers FP:1999. Common viral infections of the skin. Callen, JP, ed. Current Practice of Medicine:
. Philadelphia, PA, Current Medicine, Inc.

Krusinski PA, Holmes TE. Dermatologic Diseases. Oski’s Pediatrics Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Chapter 68, 2006.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: American Academy of Dermatology: Vermont Dermatological Society; Montreal Dermatological Society; Noah Worcester Dermatological Society
Association of Professors of Dermatology; New England Dermatological Society, President, 1994; Society of Investigative Dermatology; The Leaders Society, Dermatology Foundation & Chair, VT Division;
Course Director, Moderator, and Lecturer, Annual Eastern Winter Dermatologic Conference, Stowe, Vermont, 1989-2010.

Other Professional Experience: Committee on Manpower of the American Academy of Dermatology

Community Service: U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Lieutenant; General Medical Officer. American Cancer Society, Board of Trustees, Vermont Division. Chairman, Service Committee, American Cancer Society, Vermont Division. Vice-President/President-Elect, American Cancer Society. President, American Cancer Society, Board of Trustees, Vermont Division. Vermont Delegate, National Board of Directors, American Cancer Society. Board Member, Champlain Valley Union High School. Chairman, Board of Directors, Champlain Valley Union High School.


Ian StokesIan A. F. Stokes
Research Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Emeritus

“He strives to ask the most difficult questions of students, colleagues and himself. His intent is to be like a perpetual graduate student and always a ‘hands-on’ researcher. He wants to be the engineer in the locomotive, not a passenger in one of the cars.”

— Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Education: B.A. 1971; M.A. (Cantab), Trinity College, Cambridge; Ph.D., 1975, Polytechnic of Central London.

UVM Career: Research Assistant Professor, 1980-1985; Research Associate Professor, 1985-1995; Research Professor 1995-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: Spinal deformity and low back pain research. Interactions between mechanical loading and skeletal growth. Stability and buckling of the lumbar spine.

Publication Highlights:
Stokes IA, Laible JP, Gardner-Morse MG, Costi JJ, Iatridis JC. Refinement of elastic, poroelastic, and osmotic tissue properties of intervertebral disks to analyze behavior in compression. Ann Biomed Eng. 2011 Jan;39(1):122-31.

Stokes IA
, Gardner-Morse MG, Henry SM. Intra-abdominal pressure and abdominal wall muscular function: Spinal unloading mechanism. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2010 Nov;25(9):859-66.

Stokes IA
, Chegini S, Ferguson S, Gardner-Morse MG, Iatridis JC, Laible JP: Limitation of finite element analysis of poroelastic behavior of biological tissues undergoing fast cyclic loading. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2010, 38(5) 1780-1788

Villemure I, Stokes IA. Growth plate mechanics and mechanobiology. A survey of present understanding. J Biomech. 2009 Aug 25;42(12):1793-803.

Will R; Stokes IA; Qui X; Walker M; Sanders JO: Cobb Angle Progression in Adolescent Scoliosis Begins at the Intervertebral Disc. Spine 2009 Dec 1;34(25):2782-6.

Iatridis JC, Laible JP, Furukawa M, Gardner-Morse MG, Stokes IA. Spatially resolved streaming potentials of human intervertebral discs under axial compression and compared with a poroelastic and chemical electric model. J. Biomech Eng. March 2009, Vol. 131 / 031006-1.

Stokes IA
; Sangole AP; Aubin, CE: Classification of scoliosis deformity 3D spinal shape by cluster analysis. Spine 2009, 34(6): 584-590.

Costi JJ, Stokes IA, Gardner-Morse MG, Iatridis JC. Frequency-dependent behavior of the intervertebral disc in response to each of six degree of freedom dynamic loading: solid phase and fluid phase contributions. Spine. 2008 Jul 15;33(16):1731-8.

Stokes IA
: Analysis and simulation of progressive adolescent scoliosis by biomechanical growth modulation. Eur Spine J. 2007 16(10): 1621-8.

Stokes IA
, Clark KC, Farnum CE, Aronsson DD: Alterations in the growth plate associated with growth modulation by sustained compression or distraction. Bone. 2007 Aug;41(2):197-205.

Costi JJ, Stokes IA, Gardner-Morse MG, Laible JP, Scoffone HM, Iatridis JC. Direct measurement of intervertebral disc deformations and principal tissue strains in six degrees of freedom: Deformations and motions that place tissue at risk of injury. J Biomech. 2007;40(11):2457-66.

Stokes IA
, Aronsson DD, Dimock AN, Cortright V, Beck S. Endochondral growth in growth plates of three species at two anatomical locations modulated by mechanical compression and tension. J Orthop Res. 2006;2 4(6): 1327-34.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: UVM: Committee on Human Research (Medical School IRB), 1983-1987; Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), 1997 - 2002; Faculty representative for annual Faculty/Staff/Red Cross Blood Drive. 1985-1993.

Offices held. Scoliosis Research Society: Chair, Working Group on 3-D Terminology of Spinal Deformity, 1987-1994; Terminology Committee, Member, 1989-1992, Chair 1991-1992 and Member 1998-2000, Chair 1999-2000; Bylaws and Policies Committee, 2004-2006, Chair 2006. International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine: Organizer of pre-meeting workshop on “The contribution of Biomechanics to Prevention and Treatment of Low Back Pain”, Burlington VT, 1996. International Research Society of Spinal Deformities: Founding Member; Meeting Local Organizer and Chair of Scientific Committee of 2nd International Meeting, Burlington VT, 1998; Board Member, 1996-2000, President, 2004-2006; Chair, Program Committee, 2010 biennial meeting. Société de la Scoliose du Québec: Member, 2005-present; President, 2010.

Other Professional Experience: Lectures on joint biomechanics, Departimento de Medicina Física, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, 1987. Clarkson University (MPT program in Physical Therapy), 2000, three teaching sessions on Spinal biomechanics, Spinal muscle function, Intervertebral disc biomechanics (by video link).

Thesis committees: University of Vermont; Université de Montréal, Département d'éducation physique; École Polytechnique de Montréal, Dept of Mech. Engineering; Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, University of Waterloo; École Polytechnique de Montréal (Génie Biomédicale); Queensland University of Technology; Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dalhousie University (Anatomy and Neurobiology) Halifax NS; McGill University (Experimental surgery) Montreal QC; University of Utah; Yale University; The University of Hong Kong; Eindhoven University of Technology (Orthopaedic Biomechanics).

Visiting Researcher: École Nationale Supérieure d’arts et métiers, (labo de biomécanique) Paris, 1993-1994. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Medical Informatics École de medicine, Grenoble Research Group 'Gestes médicales et chirurgicales assistées par ordinateur', 1994.

Awards and Honors: Back Pain Society (London) Travel Grant for Visit to University of Lund, Sweden, 1978; Wellcome Trust Travel Grant for Research and Travel in U.S.A., 1979; Winner of Volvo Prize on Low Back Pain Research (Clinical Section), 1980; Scoliosis Research Society, 25th Annual meeting: Best scientific poster exhibit, 1991; Fogarty International Center Senior International Fellow, 1993-1994; University Scholar, UVM, 2006.

Community Service: NIH Study Sections: Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Study Section (Full member) 1987-1991. Frequent ad hoc Study section reviewer. Grant Review (non-NIH): Canadian Institute of Health Sciences: Member, Biomedical Engineering Peer Review Committee 2009-2012. Scientific Journals: Spine (Associate Editorial Board); Journal of Orthopaedic Research (Associate Editor); Journal of Biomechanics (Editorial Consultant and Guest Editor April 2005); European Spine Journal (Assistant Editorial Board member); Scoliosis (Associate Editor). Advisory Committees: “Program Project - Intervertebral Disc Degeneration” Rush University Medical Center, PI: Gunnar B. Andersson, MD, PhD 2000-2010. Non-Professional: Town of Richmond Trails Committee (member 2005-2010, Chair 2011-present). Volunteer bike mechanic: Bike Recycle Vermont, 2010-present.


Robert SoffermanRobert Alan Sofferman
Professor of Surgery Emeritus

“The process of learning how to teach begins first at home and evolves during one’s reception and assimilation of information during formative, college, and medical school years. It is really during progression into residency that the student begins to develop as a lifetime teacher, sharing information and technical skills with the uninitiated. The key to developing into a strong educator is to gently guide while allowing the student/resident to find his or her own way. This delicate balance between safety for the patient and a certain element of permissiveness for the resident is one of the most challenging elements for a surgeon/educator. There is no greater joy than observing the development of a young resident from one with little skill and experience into the finished product.”

— Robert Sofferman, M.D.

Education: B.A., 1963, Lehigh University; M.D., magna cum laude, 1967, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1975-1979; Associate Professor, 1979-1993; Professor, 1993-2011. Chair, Division of Otolaryngology, 1977-1986.

Key Scholarly Interests: Otology, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Head and Neck Oncology.

Publication Highlights:
Sofferman RA, Voronetsky I, Use of the Linear Stapler for Pharyngoesophageal Closure After Total Laryngectomy. Laryngoscope 110:1406-1409, August 2000.

Ihm PS, Dray T, Sofferman RA, Nathan M, and Hardin NJ. “Parathyroid Cyst Diagnosis and Management,” Laryngoscope. 111:1576-1578, 2001

Sofferman, RA, Complex Upper Airway Problems, Chapter 57, pp 667-675, Vol. 1, Head and Neck Surgery – Otolaryngology 3rd Edition, Byron J. Bailey, 2001, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.

Proctor MD, Sofferman RA. Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Testing-What Have We Learned. Laryngoscope 113: 706-714, 2003.

Sofferman RA, Ahuja A. Parathyroid Gland Imaging and the Application of Localization Studies. Chapter, Endocrine Surgery of the Head and Neck, Pelitterri and McCaffrey.Thomson Deliner Learning. Clifton Park, NJ. Chapter 33,pp 331-349., 2003.

Sofferman RA, Randolph GW.Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Assessment During Parathyroidectomy. Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands. Randolph, Saunders, Philadelphia. Chapt 43, pp 557-563, 2003.

Sofferman, RA, Disease of the Parathyroid and Thyroid, Audio-Digest, Vol. 35, Issue 10, May 21, 2002.

Robbins KT, Kumar P, Harris J, McCulloch T, Cmelak A, Sofferman R, Levine P, Weisman R, Wilson W, Weymuller E, Fu K. Supradose intra-arterial cisplatin and concurrent radiation therapy for the treatment of stage IV head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is feasible and efficacious in a multi-institutional setting: results of radiation therapy oncology group trial 9615. (Journal article. Multicenter study) Journal of Clinical Oncology. 23(7):1447-54, 2005, Mar 1.

Sofferman RA, Facial nerve injury and decompression. Surgery of the Ear and Temporal Bone. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, Chapter 36, pp435-450, 2005.

Pellitteri PK, Sofferman RA, Randolph GW, Surgical Management of Parathyroid Disorders. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 4th Edition. Charles W. Cummings, Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia. Chapter 120, pp 2724-2778, 2005.

Sofferman RA. Advanced techniques in parathyroid surgery. Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases; Medical and Surgical Management. Thieme, New York. Chapter 19, pp 234-243, 2009.

Smith RB, Baker JJ, Sofferman RA. Adult with Lower Neck Mass. Patient of the Month Program. Vol 39: Number 2, September 2009.

Sniezek JC and Sofferman RA, co-editors. Head and Neck Ultrasound. Otolarygnologic Clinics of North America Vol 43, Issue 6, December 2010.

Sofferman RA. Interpretation of Ultrasound of Head and Neck. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America Vol 43: Dec, 2010.

Nagarkatti S, Mekel M, Sofferman R, Parangi S. Overcoming obstacles to setting up office-based ultrasound of thyroid and parathyroid disorders. Laryngoscope 000:1-7, 2011.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Professional Societies: Fellow American College of Surgeons 1977; Fellow American Society for Head and Neck Surgery 1980; New England Otolaryngologic Society (Councilor at large 1982-1986, Vice-President and President-Elect 1987-1988, President 1988-1989, Executive Committee 1989-present); Vermont State Medical Society; American Medical Association; Society of Univ. Otolaryngologists–HNS; Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology Deafness Research Foundation; Fellow American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc., 1994; Fellow American Laryngologic Society 1995; Fellow American Neurotologic Society 1995. Journal Reviewer: Journal of Trauma, 1995-1996; Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Case Report Section, current; Journal of Pediatrics; The Laryngoscope, current; Head and Neck; Archives of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery; Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Editorial Board: The Laryngoscope, 1997-2002; Head and Neck, 2001-2004.

Other Professional Experience: Instructor in Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, 1974-1975; Guest examiner, American Board of Otolaryngology, 1979; Guest Examiner American Board of Otolaryngology, Oral Certification Examination, 1991; Chairman, Membership and Credentials Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, 2000-2003; Chairman, Endocrine Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 2003-2006; Senior Examiner American Board of Otolaryngology, 1999-2004; Fellow-at-Large, Council of the American Head and Neck Society, 1999-2002; Council, Triological Society 2001-present; National Ultrasound Faculty, American College of Surgeons, 2003-present; Chairman, Post-graduate Course in Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound-American College of Surgeons 2003 to present.

Awards and Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, 1962; Alpha Epsilon Delta, 1962; Alpha Omega Alpha, 1966; Gold Stethoscope Award, University of Colorado (Surgical Intern of the Year) 1968; Honor Award Recipient, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 1988; H. Gordon Page Surgical Clinician Award, 1993; Harris P. Mosher Award - American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, 1994; Honor Citation, Eastern Section Meeting Triological Society, 2009.

Community Service: Honorable Discharge, Major US Army Medical Corps, Berlin, Germany, 1969-1972.


Dianne LambDianne Hall Lamb
Extension Associate Professor Emerita

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

—John Dewey

Education: B.S., 1972, University of Maine; MEED, 1979, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Bennington County Extension Home Economist, 1973-1977; Extension Assistant Professor, 1977-1981; Extension Associate Professor, 1981-2011.

Key Scholarly Interests: Diabetes education related to nutrition and food issues and home food preservation.

Publication Highlights: Weekly columns on nutrition, food, food safety and food preservation topics and issues, 1973-present, which are distributed to more than 50 media outlets in Vermont. Monthly article was written for the Serve New England Newsletter, 2005-2010.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Facilitator for Dining with Diabetes (UVM Extension program), 2001-2010. Facilitator for Helping Children Cope with Divorce (UVM Extension & Vermont Family Court program), 1993-1999. Facilitator Active Parenting Program, 1988-1995.

Other Professional Experience: National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), 1974-present. NEAFCS National Nominating Committee, 1997, 2008, 2011. Presented workshops and poster sessions at NEAFCS National Meetings, 2002-2007, 2010.

Awards and Honors: National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS): Distinguished Service Award, 1984; Continued Excellence Award, 1986; Written Press Releases 1st Place Eastern Region, 2009; Eastern Region 3rd Place Written News Communication Award, 2004; Eastern Region Packaged Program Team Award 1st Place, 1994; and National Kraft Foods Consumer Center Media Award, 1994 & 2000. Vermont Association of Extension Professionals Meritorious Service Award, 1979.

Community Service: Bennington County Credit Union Board of Directors, 2003-2005, Pownal Elementary School Foundation for Excellent Schools, 2001-2002, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association, 1978-present, and Williamstown Theater Festival Usher, 1995-present.


Linda BrewLinda S. Brew
Library Associate Professor Emerita

“My career in academic libraries has reflected the transformation of this field by the rapid growth of information technologies. Learning to use the new tools, implementing them in the university libraries, and helping students and faculty develop confidence and skill with them has been very rewarding. I also value the interplay of teaching, research, and service that gives a scholarly life its special character.”

— Linda S. Brew

Education: B.A., 1971, University of New Hampshire; M.S., 1982, Simmons Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Boston.

UVM Career: Library Instructor, 1983-1986; Library Assistant Professor, 1986-1991; Library Associate Professor, 1991-2011. Coordinator of Curriculum Materials Center, 1990-2002; Coordinator of School Library Media Studies Sequence, 1993-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Information literacy, Teaching use of library resources, Using technology to teach, Blended course design and evaluation, Teacher education program development.

Publication Highlights:
Brew, L. S. & Kaplan, J. L. (in press) A program-based approach to developing and implementing blended instruction: The University of Vermont School Library Media Studies Sequence. In P. Anastasiades (Ed.) Cases on blended learning pedagogy for adult learners: Future trends and developing approaches. Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

Brew, L. S. (2008). The role of student feedback in evaluating and revising a blended learning course. The Internet and Higher Education, 11(2), 98-105.

Mehlinger, H. D., Brew, L. S., Crocoll, W. T., Jancich, H. S., & Watson, F. J. (2000). Burlington School District technology audit. Bloomington, IN: Center for Professional Development and Services, Phi Delta Kappa International and the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, Indiana University

MacDonald, L. Brew, Saule, M. R., Gordon, M., & Robertson, C. A. (1991). Teaching technologies in libraries: A practical guide. Boston: G.K. Hall.

Eaton, N. L., MacDonald, L. Brew, & Saule, M. R. (1988). CD-ROM and other optical information systems: Implementation issues for libraries. Phoenix: Oryx Press.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights: Instructor, School Library Media Studies Sequence, 1988-2005. Coordinator of course sequence and developer of blended learning distance format employed since 1999. Sabbatical research project, “Implementing information technologies in school library media centers,” 1994-1995. Fellow, Center for Research on Vermont, 2004-present. Presenter at numerous state, regional and national conferences on information technology, 1986-2008.

Other Professional Experience: Resource Center Librarian, Boston University, 1982-1983.

Awards and Honors: Milton H. Crouch Faculty Excellence in Educational Mission Award, University Libraries, 2010; Vermont School Library Association Award, 2002.

Community Service: Board Member and Chair, Ethan Allen Homestead Trust, 1995-2006; Board Member, Regional Educational Television Network, 2002-2005.

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