University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - May Commencement

Emeriti Faculty
of the University of Vermont 2013

Alphabetical List

  • J. Christian Abajian, Professor of Anestesiology Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Edwin (Ted) Bovill, Professor of Pathology Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Frank MacLlewelyn Bryan, Professor of Political Science Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Peter A. Dietrich, Professor of Radiology Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Jeanne M. Douglas, Senior Lecturer of Computer Science Emerita, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • Elizabeth B. Ezerman, Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences Emerita, College of Medicine
  • John C. Ferguson, Associate Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Jerome F. Fiekers, Associate Professor of Neurological Sciences Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Berta M. Geller, Professor of Family Medicine Emerita, College of Medicine
  • Lynne Greeley, Associate Professor of Theatre Emerita, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Antony Gurdon, Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, School of Business Administration
  • Robert W. Hamill, Professor of Neurological Sciences Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Nancy J. Hayden, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Emerita, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • Eva A. (Heidi) Kristensen, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Emerita, College of Medicine
  • Kenneth G. Mann, Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • James Hastings Mosenthal, Associate Professor of Education Emeritus, College of Education and Social Services
  • Thomas F. Patterson, Jr., Senior Lecturer of Community Development and Applied Economics Emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Jeryl R. Shapiro, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • David F. Smail, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Mary C. Watzin, Professor of Natural Resources Emerita, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Emeriti Faculty By College and School


Thomas F Patterson Jr.Thomas F. Patterson, Jr.
Senior Lecturer of Community Development and Applied Economics Emeritus

"As a graduate of Middlebury, I started at UVM in 1973 as a temporary worker for Extension, and, after 40 years, I will be leaving UVM in 2013 as a a Senior Lecturer with a Ph.D. from Indiana University. I had several different jobs with Extension for the first 20 years. I was a chair of a department for seven years and have been on four sabbaticals. I have taught undergraduate and graduate students in 18 different classes, and I have written lots of publications. I don’t have tenure, but I am still in love with my Community Development and Applied Economics Department and my College of Agriculture and Life Sciences!"

—Thomas F. Patterson, Jr.

Education: B.A., 1967,  Middlebury College;  M.E.E., 1978, University of Vermont;  C.A.S., 1981, University of Vermont;  Ph.D., 1984, Indiana University.

UVM Career: Extension Temporary, 1973-1975;  Extension Assistant Professor, 1975-1980;  Extension Associate Professor, 1980-1994;  Lecturer, 1994-2004;  Senior Lecturer, 2004-2013. Chairman of the Vocational and Technical Education Department, 1984-1992;  Associate, Center for Teaching and Learning, 2000-2002;  Director of the  First-Year Program,  College of Agriculture and Life Science, 2000-2013.

Key Scholarly Interests: Extension:  Operation Hitchhike, rural manpower program, 1973-1975; Farm and Rural Safety Education, 1975-1984; Extension Energy Program, 1978-1990. UVM Teaching, 1987-2013: Teaching Adults, Systems Analysis, Public and Not-for-Profit Organizations, Sustainable Agriculture, Computer Applications, First-Year Students Transition from High School to College, Oral Communication, General Education, Organization Theory and Behavior.

Publication Highlights:
Books: The Shower Scene from Hamlet, poems (forthcoming, Salmon Poetry, Ireland);
Lake Studies: Meditations on Lake Champlain (Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 2011); The Art of Lake Champlain, poems(Verve Editions, 2009); Kissing the Ground: New & Selected Poems (Onion River, 1999; O, Rosie, novel (Carpenter, 1979).  Poems published in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Markings 30 (Scotland), American Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Nimrod International Review, Iowa Review, North American Review, Indiana Review, Kansas Quarterly, and many others1966-present.

Other Professional Experience:Writer-in-Residence/Visiting Poet: Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, Ireland, 2009; Stranmillis University College-Queens, Belfast, N.I, 2007; The Frost Place Seminars, Franconia, NH, 2004, 2003; Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, 1983; University of Oklahoma-Edmond 1980, and the Folger Shakespeare Library and Renwick Gallery of The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC., 1981.  Information Officer, New Jersey State Council on the Arts 1987-89; Syndicated Commentator, National Public Radio (NPR), 1978-82; Assistant Professor of English & Comparative Religions/Information Officer, The Art Institute of Boston, 1991-1993.  Master Teacher, Writers-in-the-Schools Programs in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana, 1972-1988.

Awards and Honors:  Keynote Address, College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day Convocation, 2010; UVM Innovation Research Grant, "Lake Studies," 2009; Vermont Arts Endowment Grants, 2001, 2008; Vermont Community Foundation Grant, 2008; Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant, 2006; Poetry Society of America Claytor Award, 1995; Bucks County Pennsylvania Poet Laureate Award, 1981; Bucks County Community College Distinguished Author Award, 1986; Keynote Address, Huron College (South Dakota) Honors Day Convocation, 1979; Keynote Address, National Council on the Arts, 1975.

Community Service:  Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, VT, Poetry Outreach Project 2002-2003; member of Chittenden County Friends of the Vermont Arts Council 1997-2002; UVM  President’s Task Force on Adult Education, 2001; UVM Provost’s International Advisory Council, 1995-2001; Vermont Arts Council (VAC) State Poet Search Committee Chair 1998; Literature Advisory Panelist, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 1983-1986; Witness, U.S. House of Representatives, Select Subcommittee on Education Arts Appropriation Hearings, 1975.


Frank Macllewelyn BryanFrank Macllewelyn Bryan
Professor of Political Science Emeritus

"Top ten observations on good teaching:

  1. Moses could come down to lecture on the Old Testament and students would fall asleep if he didn’t apply energy and style to his work.
  2. Teaching is physical too. Sweat if you have to, and it’s OK to let them see you do it.
  3. Everyone has a style. Find yours and develop it.
  4. Don’t be pretentious. Still; act your age and your status. If you need friends get them somewhere else.
  5. Just because you are not a friend doesn’t mean you can’t be nice.
  6. Cynicism is deadly. If you don’t believe in it, why should they?
  7. If you miss a class – for any reason – make it up.
  8. Don’t be a jerk about exams.
  9. This doesn’t mean you can’t be demanding.
  10. Never forget that teaching beats the hell out of working for a living!"

—Frank Bryan

Education:  B.A., 1963,  Saint Michael’s College; M.A., 1965, University of Vermont; Ph.D., 1970,  University of Connecticut.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1977-1983; Associate Professor, 1983-2003; Professor, 2003-2005; John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, 2005-2013.

Key Scholary Interests:  Political participation: varieties and their causes and consequences; comparative state politics; empirical research methods; Vermont politics and the New England town meeting.

Publication Highlights:
Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How It Works (Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2004).

"History of Politics in New England," in Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (Princeton University Press, 2010).

"Political Participation" and "Leading America into the 21st Century" in Gary Aguiar (ed), Government in the Countryside (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2007).

Readings in American Government
(Minneapolis:  West Publishing Co., 1991).

With John McClaughry, The Vermont Papers:  Recreating Democracy on a Human Scale, (Chelsea, Vermont:  The Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 1989).
Politics in the Rural States:  People, Parties and Processes (Boulder, Colorado:  Westview Press, 1981).

Yankee Politics in Rural Vermont
(Hanover, New Hampshire:  The University Press of New England, 1974).

"Trouble in the Vermont Hills," Newsweek (March 13, 1984).

"Hands Off Town Meeting," New York Times (April 3, 1982).

With Ian Baldwin, "The Once and Future Republic of Vermont," Washington Post (April 1, 2007).

With Bill Mares, Real Vermonters Don't Milk Goats (Shelburne, Vermont:  The New England Press, 1983).

With Susan Clark,  All Those In Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community (Montpelier:  RavenMark, 2005).

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:   Featured: C-Span’s Book TV, November 2012. Invited scholar, Santa Fe Institute conference for "Collective Decision-Making: From Neurons to Societies," Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 7-11, 2009. Member, Blue-Ribbon Panel, "Politics and the Public Trust: In Search of the Next Generation of Civic Heroes," with New York Times correspondent Adam Clymer, attorney/author Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin, and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy at the University of Vermont, March, 2005. "In Vermont, A Scholar Records Democracy at Work," The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 1, 2005). Curriculum Subcommittee, Center for Research on Vermont 2002-2010. Faculty Senate, University of Vermont, 2002-2004. Admissions Committee, The Masters of Public Administration Program, 1995-2004. Curriculum Committee, Department of Political Science, the University of Vermont, 1990-1993. Certificate of Service, The American Society for Public Administration 1983-1985.

Other Professional Experience:  Contributing Editor, Journal of Public Deliberation 2005-2010. Advisory Editor Current Editions (State and Local Government), 1993-1997. Visiting Professor and Director of MPA Program, Mississippi State University, 1992-1993. Faculty Bicentennial Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, 1990-1992. Advisory Committee, College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter, 1990-1993. Senior Editor, Window of Vermont, 1985‑1987. Contributing Editor, Window of Vermont, 1984‑1985. Scholar-in-Residence, Republican National Committee, Washington, D.C., 1986. Director, Master of Public Administration Program, the University of Vermont, 1983‑1985. Member, National Rural Development Commission, Washington, D.C., 1982-1985. President,  Vermont Chapter of the American Association for Public Administration 1982-1984. Adjunct Professor, Johnson State College, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984. Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Middlebury College, 1977‑1978. Administrative Director, Inter‑University MPA Program, Montana State University ‑ The University of Montana, 1976. Director, Summer Institute in Teacher Training for Local Government Review (Funded under Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965), Montana State University, Summer, 1975. Head, Department of Political Science, Montana State University, 1974-1976. Instructor - Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Michael’s College, 1968-1974. Associate Editor, The Vermont Freeman, 1969‑1970. Research Assistant, The Eagleton Institute of Politics, 1968. N.D.E.A. Research Fellow, The University of Connecticut, 1967‑1968. Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Connecticut, 1965‑1967. Social Studies Teacher, Orleans High School, Orleans, Vermont, 1964‑1965. Assistant Director of Financial Aid, The University of Vermont, 1964.

Awards and Honors:  National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award,  2010. Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Marlboro College, 2008. Curtiss/Loyzelle Green Mountain Boys’ State Director’s Award for over 20 years of delivering the keynote address at the Governor’s Inauguration Ceremony, 2006. Pi Sigma Alpha Award American Political Science Association, Chicago,  2004. George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Vermont Alumni Association, 2004. Class of 2004 Award for Valuable Contributions to Students, University of Vermont, 2004. Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Vermont, 1999. Pi Sigma Alpha Award American Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1999. Dean’s Lecture Award, College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Vermont, 1996. Senior Class Council Award for Contributions to the Students of the University of Vermont, 1991. Recognition of Service Award, National Advisory Council on Rural Development, 1986-1988 U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1988. Andrew E. Nuquist Town Government Award, Vermont League of Cities and Towns, 1986. Annual New England Local Hero Award, the New England Monthly for service on behalf of the defense of town meeting, 1986. Faculty Development Grant for Teaching Public Administration, Johnson State College, 1979. Saint Michael’s College Community Service Award, 1974. Co‑Recipient of the dedication of the Shield (The Saint Michael’s Yearbook), 1974. The Reverend Gerald E. Dupont Award given by the Student Senate of Saint  Michael’s College, 1974. Senior Appreciation Award for Superior Teaching, Saint Michael’s College, 1972 and 1973.

Community Service:  Regular public speaker in Vermont averaging about 25 appearances a year in all manner of public organizations. Regular Commentator, Vermont Public Radio 2000-present. Grant Advisory Committee, Interpreting the Interstates’ Impact, 2010- present. Board of Trustees, Vermont Historical Society, 2008- present. Advisory Board, Freedom and Unity, a film on Vermont-present. Advisory Board, National Project Vote Smart 2006-present. Board of Scholars and Advisory Council, Ethan Allen Institute, 2000-present. Starksboro Art and Soul Community Project, 2008-2010.


Lynne GreeleyLynne Greeley
Associate Professor of Theatre Emerita

"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I will remember. Involve me, and I will understand forever."


Education:  B.A., 1967, Ohio Wesleyan University; M.A., 1973, American University; Ph.D., 1987, University of Maryland, College Park

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1998-2004; Associate Professor, 2004-2013.

Key Scholary Interests:  Women in American Theatre, Feminist Theatre, Femininity and Gender Issues, Pedagogy for Theatre, Gay and Lesbian Theatre, First, Second and Third Wave Feminism, Twentieth Century Actresses and Playwrights, Twenty-first Century Women Performers and Playwrights.

Publication Highlights:  Publications include:
Brazen Feminity: Women in American Theatre, 1910-2010.

"All Things to All People: The Teaching of the Introduction to Theatre in American Colleges and Universities," in Teaching Theatre Today edited by Anne Fliotsos and Gail Medford

"Cut by the Cutting Edge: Martha Boesing and At the Foot of the Mountain"  in Restaging the Sixties: Radical Theatres and Their Legacies, ed. by James Harding and Cindy Rosenthal. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006

"Whatever Happened to the Cultural Feminists? Martha Boesing and At the Foot of the Mountain," in Theatre Survey, Cambridge Press (May 2005)

"Carson McCullers" and "Agnes Moorehead" The Gay and Lesbian Theatrical Legacy: A Biographical Dictionary of Major Figures in American Stage History in the Pre-Stonewall Era, edited by Billy J. Harbin, Kim Marra, and Robert A. Schanke, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  American Society of Theatre Research, member of the feminist round table; Pedogacy of Theatre of the Oppressed of Paulo Freire; International Institute for the Teaching of English as a Second Language; International Association of Puppetry.

Other Professional Experience:  Director of Course and Lecturer, Department of Theater and Honors College, University of Maryland,  1994-1998; Program Director, Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, University of Maryland; Director of Education, Speech Communication Association, Fairfax, Virginia; Chair of Department and Director of Language School, Strayer College, Washington, D. C.

Awards and Honors:  Outstanding Woman Faculty Award, Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Women’s Center; Recognition for contribution to feminist scholarship, 2009; Faculty Recognition, Class of 2008, Student Nomination, 2008; Competitively elected Participant in New York University Summer Institute, 2006; Dean’s Fund for Faculty Development and Research, Paris, France, 2003; Dean’s nominee for National Endowment for the Humanties Summer Research Grant, 2001; Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001; Dean’s Fund for Faculty Development Research Grant for travel to Ireland to work with Garry Hynes of the Druid Theatre, 2000; Graduate School Committee for Scholarship and Research Award for work with Friches Théâtre Urbain, 2000; Dean’s Fund for Faculty Development for travel to Cardiff, Wales to work in the Magdalena Theatre Archives, 1999; International Advisory Council planning grant for travel to the British Isles to set up "Euro-theatre 2000," 1999.

Community Service:  Sponsor of student participation in after school programs at local elementary and middle schools. Liaison for workshops offered by the department of theatre to Vermont high schools to introduce students to the art of theatre. Service on multiple committees in the university that serve the wider community. Organizer of public events before and after deparment productions that serve to engage audiences in the meanings of the plays.


Michael Antony GurdonMichael Antony Gurdon
Professor of Business Administration Emeritus

"He is quick, thinking in clear images; 
I am slow, thinking in broken images.

He becomes dull, trusting to his clear images; 
I become sharp, mistrusting my broken images,

Trusting his images, he assumes their relevance; 
Mistrusting my images, I question their relevance.

Assuming their relevance, he assumes the fact, 
Questioning their relevance, I question the fact.

When the fact fails him, he questions his senses; 
When the fact fails me, I approve my senses.

He continues quick and dull in his clear images; 
I continue slow and sharp in my broken images.

He in a new confusion of his understanding;
I in a new understanding of my confusion."

—Robert Graves from the poem "In Broken Images"

Education:  B.A. (First Class Honurs in History), 1971, University of Queensland; Ph.D., 1979, Cornell University.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1980-1986; Associate Professor, 1986-1997; Professor, 1997-2013. President, Faculty Senate, 2001-2005; University Marshal, 2003-2005; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs 2006-2012.

Key Scholary Interests:  Employee Ownership, Industrial Democracy, the Commercialization of Scientific Invention.  

Publication Highlights:
Gurdon, M.A. Equity Participation by Employees: The Growing Debate in West Germany. Industrial Relations. 1985.

Gurdon, M.A. The Emergence of Co-determination in Australian Government Employment. International Labour Review.  1985.

Gurdon, M.A. and Rai, A.  Codetermination and Enterprise Performance:  Empirical Evidence from West Germany. Journal of Economics and Business. 1990.

Gurdon, M.A. The Politics of Property in the Federal Republic of Germany. International Labour Review. 1991.

Samsom, K.J. and Gurdon, M.A. University Scientists as Entrepreneurs:  A Special Case of Technology Transfer and High-Tech Venturing. Technovation. 1993.

Gurdon, M.A. and Flynn, B. Smoking Policies in the Workplace:  The Impact of Gender.  Social Science Quarterly. 1996.

Gurdon, M.A., Savitt, R., and Pribova, M.  Consumer Activism in the Czech Republic:  The Role of Exit and Voice in a Changing Economy. The Journal of Socio-Economics. 1999.

Gurdon, M.A. and Samsom, K.J. A Longitudinal Study of Success and Failure among Scientist-Started Ventures. Technovation. 2010

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Principal Investigator of the grant "Tri-National Competencies Across Borders and Corporate Social Responsibility, North American Mobility Project" sponsored by the Fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE), 2006-2010.
Member of College of Medicine grant "Community Coalitions to Help Women Quit Smoking," 1989-1997.
Initiated and negotiated academic exchange relationships between the University of Vermont and P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia; and Universidad Panamericana, Mexico; and between the School of Business Administration at UVM and the Fribourg Business School, Switzerland. Developed and taught summer travel-study program for UVM students at Qingdao University, People’s Republic of China. Editorial Board, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. Member, International Labour and Employment Relations Association.

Other Professional Experience:  Visiting Research Scholar at Universities of Sydney, New South Wales, Tasmania, Leeds, and Warwick and at Griffith and Durham Universities. Taught courses and seminars at Nijenrode University, Netherlands; P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia; and the University of Otago, New Zealand. Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick, 1978-1980. Training and Development Manager (New South Wales) Australian Health Insurance Commission

Awards and Honors:  Honorary Professor at P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia, 1999. Study Visit Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service, Bochum University, 1986. Overseas Fellowship in Management – Australian Department of Education, 1975-1978. Sir John Storey Memorial Award – Australian Institute of Management, 1973.

Community Service:  Secretary and Board Member, Vermont Employee Ownership Center, 2002-presentMember, Burlington-Yaroslavl Sister City Committee, 2008-present.


James Hastings MosenthalJames Hastings Mosenthal
Associate Professor of Elementary and Literacy Education Emeritus

"You have always been and it meant a lot."

—Anonymous colleague

Education:  B.A., 1971, Cornell University; M.A.T., 1974, Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A., 1976, The University of Arizona; Ph.D., 1983,  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Center for the Study of Reading.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1990-1995; Associate Professor, 1995-present; Chair, Department of Education, 2001-2006;     

Key Scholarly Interests:  Successful Schools, School Improvement, Situated Learning of Preservice Teachers, Constructivist Teacher Training. 

Publication Highlights:
Mosenthal, J. & Monahan, M.B. (May 2012). School Improvement and School Complexity: Structure and Content in Long Term, Embedded, Professional Development in Literacy, Grades 3-6. Montpelier, VT: Vermont Reads Institute.

Mosenthal, J. (October 15,  2007). Secondary Teacher Preparation in Afghanistan’s Institutions of Higher Education. Kabul, Afghanistan: Afghanistan Higher Education Project, USAID Cooperative Agreement No. 306-A-00-06-00506-00.

Mosenthal, J., Lipson, M., Torncello, S., Russ, B., & Mekkelsen, J. (2004). Contexts and practices of six school successful in obtaining reading achievement. Elementary School Journal, 104(5), 343-367.

Mosenthal, J.H. (1995). Change in two teachers' conception of math or writing instruction after participation in a classroom-based, long-term in-service program. Elementary School Journal, 95(3), 263-277.

Mosenthal, J.H. (1996). Situated learning and methods instruction. Journal of Literacy Research 28(3), 379-403.

Mosenthal, J. H. (1989).  The comprehension experience.  In D. Muth (Ed.) Children's comprehension of text.  Newark, DE:  International Reading Association.

Mosenthal, J. H. and Englert, C. S. (November/December, 1987).  The beginning capacity to teach writing.  Remedial and special education, 8(6).

Tierney, R. J. and Mosenthal, J. H. (1983).  Cohesion and textual coherence.  Research in the teaching of EnglishVol. 17.  No.  3.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights:  From 2000-2011 author or co-author of over 30 Literacy Program Evaluations of Vermont elementary schools. This work was conducted with the Vermont Reads Institute.

Other Professional Experience:  Research Associate Professor, Indiana University, USAID Afghanistan Higher Education Project, 2006-2007.  Coordinator of Teacher Education research and professional development, USAID Afghanistan Higher Education Project, 2006-2007.  Team Coordinator, Teachers College Writing Project, Teacher Education and Learning to Teach Project, Michigan State University, 1986-1990.  Member of USAID American Training Team, South Africa, training South African educators in tutorial programs for high school age students, 1984-1985.  Co-Director and Founder of the the Congress Street School, a junior high school for dropouts and truants in Tucson, Arizona, 1976-1979.


Jeanne M. DouglasJeanne M. Douglas
Senior Lecturer of Computer Science Emerita

"Jeanne Douglas shepherded thousands of students through our core computer programming sequence. Jeanne knows how to effectively convey not only the technical skills of programming, testing, and debugging, but more importantly the creative art of problem solving through the use of abstractions and
modularity. She helps students find the joy and satisfaction in the design and development of beautiful programs that are not only functionally correct, but also efficient, readable, maintainable, and extendible."

—Dr. Margaret J. Eppstein, Chair of Computer Science Department

Education:  B.S., 1973; M.A., 1976, Castleton State College; M.S., 1984, University of Vermont.

UVM Career:  Lecturer, 1985-2003; Senior Lecturer, 2004-2013.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Computer Science Education and Introductory Curriculum.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights:  VT State Educator License with Endorsements: Reading/English Language Arts Coordinator,  Reading/English Language Arts Specialist, Foreign Language (now Modern and Classical Languages), Mathematics.

Other Professional Experience:  Sabbatical year 1995-1996:  Computer Systems Analyst at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Waterbury, VT;  Consultant Hill Associates for training course development for Bell Atlantic Corp;  Instructor of graduate courses for teachers seeking VT certification in Reading/Language Arts as Adjunct Faculty at College of St. Joseph the Provider, Rutland VT;  Co-Chair Foreign Language Departments Rutland Jr/Sr High School; Faculty Rutland Jr/Sr High School: Foreign Language Department, Reading Department;  Local Teacher Certification Agency Chair,  Rutland, VT.

Awards and Honors:  Nominated Kroepsh-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002 and 2008; Microsoft Instructional Lab Grant for computer software licenses; Instructional Incentive Grant (UVM Center for Teaching and Learning) for lab software;  CEMS Instructional Incentive Grant for curriculum development.

Community Service:  UVM Athletic Council (3 years); College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences  Studies Committee (about 15 years);  CS Department: Transfer Credit Coordinator, website for student advising for three Computer Science  Degree Programs, computer lab scheduling coordinator, first year programming coordinator, Continuing Education courses in Computer Programming I and II,  mentored many TAs and GTFs.


Nancy J HaydenNancy J. Hayden
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Emerita

"To stay quiet is as political an act as speaking out."

—Arundhati Roy

Education:  B.S., 1980, College of Environmental Science and Forestry; M.S., 1987, Michigan State University; Ph.D., 1992, Michigan State University; B.A., 2008, University of Vermont; M.F.A., 2012, University of Southern Maine.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1991-1997, Associate Professor, 1997-2013.

Key Scholarly Interests: Service-learning, systems thinking, sustainability, and ethics in engineering education; Remediation of contaminated water and soil.

Publication Highlights:
Hayden, N. J., Rizzo, D. M., Dewoolkar, M. M., Neumann, M. D., Lathem, S., and Sadek, A. 2011, "Incorporating a systems approach into civil and environmental engineering curricula: effect on course redesign, and student and faculty attitudes," Advances in Engineering Education, Vol. 2, No. 4, Summer Issue.

Lathem, S., Neumann, M. D., & Hayden, N. 2011. The socially responsible engineer: Assessing student attitudes of roles and responsibilities. Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 100, No. 3, 444 - 474.

Dewoolkar, M. M., George, L. A., Hayden, N. J., and Rizzo, D. M. 2009. "Vertical integration of service-learning into civil and environmental engineering curricula," International Journal of Engineering Education 25(6), 1257-1269.

Hayden, N.J
., J. Diebold, C. Farrell, R. Stacey, and J. Laible. 2006. Characterization and removal of DNAPL from sand and sand/clay layered media.  J. of Contaminant Hydrology 86:53-71.

Matmon, D., and N.J. Hayden.  2003.  Pore space analysis of NAPL distribution in sand-clay media.  Advances in Water Resources 26(7):773-785.

Whitney, D., A.J. Rossman, N.J. Hayden. 2003. Evaluating the Efficiency of a Subsurface Flow Wetland in Akumal, Mexico.  J. Ecological Engineering 20:105-111.

Hayden, N.J
., M.C. Brooks, M.D. Annable, H.Zhou. 2001. Alcohol recovery from alcohol/chlorinated solvent mixtures using activated carbon.  J. Environmental Engineering 127:1116-1123.

Padgett, P. and N.J. Hayden.  1999.  Mobilization of residual DNAPL during alcohol flushing of clay-containing porous media. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 40:285-296.

Hayden, N.J
. and E.J. Van der Hoven. 1996. Alcohol flushing for enhanced removal of coal tar from contaminated soils.  Water Environment Research 68:1165-1171.

Hayden, N.J
. and T.C. Voice. 1993. Microscopic observation of a NAPL in a three-fluid-phase soil system. J. of Contaminant Hydrology 12:217-226.

Teaching/Research/Memberships Highlights:  I consider engineering education and related education research to be the highlight of my career. I have endeavored to always keep the students, their education, and their professional development at the heart of all that I’ve done at UVM whether in the realms of research, teaching, or as program head of civil and environmental engineering. I have taught engineering sustainability and community service to over a thousand civil and environmental engineering students and environmental science students using hands-on service-learning and laboratory courses.

Other Professional Experience:  Environmental engineering consulting in Vermont.

Awards and Honors: Registered Professional Engineer, State of Vermont, 1996 to present;
Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award at UVM, 2007.

Community Service:  Community service through engineering education over 22 years at UVM; mentored over 70 service-learning projects with local community partners.


Mary C WatzinMary C. Watzin
Professor of Natural Resources Emerita

"As an educator, I have worked to give all students the knowledge, skills and support they need to follow their passions and achieve their life goals. As a scientist, my passion is applied research that informs better environmental management. Through my work with students and communities, I hope my legacy is a healthier and more sustainable world."

—Mary C. Watzin

Education:  B.S., 1978, University of South Carolina; Ph.D., 1984, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UVM Career: Assistant Unit Leader, Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Research Associate Professor, 1990-1994;  Associate Professor, 1994-2005; Director, Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, 1998-2011; Professor, 2005-2012; Associate Dean for Graduate Education and School Planning, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, 2008-2009; Dean, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont; and Director, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, 2009-2012.

Key Scholary Interests:  Lake and watershed ecology and management. Managed an active program of research focused on understanding how human activities, especially water pollution, land use alterations, and exotic species, influence ecosystem health. Collaborated with a wide range of partners to explore topics ranging from toxicology to aquatic food web dynamics, harmful algae blooms, hydrodyanamics and stream habitat conditions, nonpoint source pollution, and the effectiveness of environmental management approaches and policies. Brought about $10 million in grants to UVM to support efforts. Also worked to bring science into the policy arena, especially around water quality issues.

Publication Highlights:  Has authored or co-authored more than 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters and other publications, and many more publications for a more general audience. Some recent highlights include:

Ali, S. and M.C. Watzin. 2012. 2012. Chapter 10: Conservation, Science and Peace Building in Southeastern Europe. In: Environmental Security: Frameworks for Analysis, R. Floyd and R. Matthew, eds.  Routledge Press, Taylor and Francis Group, New York. 

Smith, L., M.C. Watzin, and G.K. Druschel. 2011. Relating Sediment Nutrient Mobility to Seasonal and Diel Redox Fluctuations at the Sediment-Water Interface in a Eutrophic Freshwater Lake. Limnology and Oceanography 56(6): 2251-2264. 

Ghebremichael, L.T. and M.C. Watzin. 2011.Identifying and Controlling Critical Sources of Farm Phosphorus Imbalances for Vermont Dairy Farms. Agricultural Systems 104: 551-561.

Ghebremichael, L. and M.C. Watzin. 2010. Determination of critical source areas for phosphorus loss in the Lake Champlain Basin, Vermont. Transactions of the ASABE 53(5): 1595-1604.

Sullivan, S.M.P. and M.C. Watzin .2010. Towards a functional understanding of the effects of sediment aggradation on stream fish condition. River Research and Applications 26: 1298-1314.

Smyth, R.L., M.C. Watzin, and R.E. Manning. 2009. Investigating stakeholder preferences for managing Lake Champlain using a choice experiment. Journal of Environmental Management 90: 615-623.

Watzin, M.C
., K. Joppe-Mercure, J. Rowder, B. Lancaster, and L. Bronson. 2008. Significant Fish Predation on Zebra Mussels, Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas), in Lake Champlain. Journal of Fish Biology 73: 1585-1599. 

Rogalus, M.A. and M.C. Watzin. 2008. Evaluation of sampling and screening techniques for tiered monitoring of toxic cyanobacteria in lakes. Harmful Algae 7: 504-514. 

Watzin, M.C
., E. Brines Miller, A.D. Shambaugh, M.K. Kreider. 2006. Application of the WHO Alert Level Framework to Cyanobacteria Monitoring on Lake Champlain, Vermont.  Environmental Toxicology 21(3): 278-288.

Clark, J.S., D.M. Rizzo, M.C. Watzin, and W.C. Hession. 2008. Spatial distribution and geomorphic condition of fish habitat in streams: an analysis using hydraulic modelling and geostatistics. River Research and Applications 24:  885–899.

Watzin, M.C
. 2007. The Promise of Adaptive Management.  Pages 147-158 in: Managing Agricultural Landscapes for Environmental Quality: Strengthening the Science Base, M. Schnepf and C. Cox, eds. Soil and Water Conservation Society Press, Ankeny, IA.

Smyth, R.L., M.C. Watzin, and R.E. Manning. 2007. Defining acceptable levels for ecosystem indicators: integrating ecological understanding and social values.  Environmental Management. 39:301-315.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Member of numerous scientific societies, including the Ecological Society of America, Soil and Water Conservation Society, Sigma Xi, the International Association for Great Lake Research, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Other Professional Experience: Ecologist, National Wetlands Research Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Slidell, LA, 1985-1990. Affiliate Member of the Louisiana State University Graduate School in the Center for Wetland Resources and Department of Marine Sciences, 1986-1990.

Awards and Honors:  Friends of Northern Lake Champlain Leadership award, 2009; Vermont Campus Compact, Engaged Scholar Award, 2007; SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Partner of the Year Award, 2006; Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Award (Isle LaMotte Preservation Trust, Lake Champlain Land Trust, and The Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce, Isle LaMotte, VT), 2006; Ibakari-Kasumigaura Prize (International Lake Environment Committee, Shiga Prefecture, Japan), 2003;  Conservation Leadership Award (Lake Champlain Committee, Burlington, Vermont), 2000; Lake Champlain Research Consortium, Distinguished Service Award, 1998; Shoemaker Communications Award, U.S. Geological Survey, for Excellence in Communicating Scientific Information, 1997; Environmental Merit Award (Environmental Protection Agency, New England Region), 1997; Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Teaching Excellence, UVM, 1996; Louisiana Wildlife Biologists Association outstanding literature publication of 1995 for "Gulf of Mexico coastal wetlands: case studies of loss trends," 1996; National Association of Government Communicators - Honorable Mention for brochure "The Fragile Fringe: Coastal Wetlands of the Continental United States," 1993; Fish and Wildlife Service Special Achievement Award for leadership in Lake Champlain Basin Program activities, 1991; Fish and Wildlife Service Special Achievement Award for service on the Department of the Interior’s Coastal Barriers Study Group, 1989; Fish and Wildlife Service Director’s Award for Unusually Outstanding Performance, 1988; National Association of Government Communicators - First place award for brochure "Restless Ribbons of Sand:  Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Barriers," 1987;  Federal Business Association of Greater New Orleans Distinguished Service Award in Professional Category, 1987;  Phi Beta Kappa, University of South Carolina, 1978.

Community Service:  Actively engaged with a number of community groups throughout the Champlain Valley throughout career, including community and neighborhood groups and citizen groups working to protect and improve Lake Champlain. Served on the Board of ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, and on Advisory Committees to the Lake Champlain Committee, and the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain. A frequent public speaker around the state promoting science literacy and understanding of the lake, stream, and watershed ecology.


J Christian AbajianJ. Christian Abajian
Professor of Anesthesiology Emeritus

"The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself. The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete."

—Lao Tzu

"Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives."

—Andy Rooney

Education:  B.A., 1965, University of Vermont; M.D., 1969, University of Vermont College of Medicine; F.R.C.A London, England.

UVM Career: Clinical Instructor, 1974-1979; Associate Professor, 1980-1997; Professor, 1997-2013.   Member of the Admissions Committee, 1975-1976.

Key Scholarly Interests:  Pediatric Regional Anesthesia.

Publication Highlights:
Abajian JC, Mellish RWP, Browne AF, Perkins FM, Lambert DH, Mazuzan JE: Spinal Anesthesia for Surgery in the High Risk Infant. Anes Analg 63:359-62, 1984.

Abajian, JC: Contributing author: Common Problems in Pediatric Anesthesia, Linda Stelhing, Editor 2nd ed. Mosby Year Book 1992.

Abajian JC, Sethna NF: Regional and Topical Anesthesia, chapter 7, pp.199-231. Pain in Neonates, K.J.S. Anand, P.J. McGrath, Editors; Elsevier 1993.

Vane DW, Abajian JC, Hong, AR: Spinal Anesthesia for Primary Repair of Gastroschisis: A new and safe technique for selected patients. J. Pediatric Surgery 1994, vol 29, No 9 (September) pp 1234-1235.

McBride WJ, Dicker R, Abajian JC, Vane DW; Continuous Throacic Epidural Infusions for Postoperative Analgesia After Pectus Deformity Repair. J. Pediatric Surgery 1996, Vol 31, No 1 (January) pp 105-108.

Williams RK, Abajian JC; High Spinal Anesthesia for Repair of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Neonate. Pediatric Anesthesia 1997, Vol 7: Spinal anesthesia for preterm infants undergoing inguinal hernia repair.

Spinal Anesthesia for Preterm Infants Undergoing Inguinal Hernia Repair. Frumiento C, Abajian JC, Vane DW. Arch Surg. 2000 Apr;135(4):445-51.

The Safety and Efficacy of Spinal Anesthesia for Surgery in Infants: the Vermont Infant Spinal Registry. Williams RK, Adams DC, Aladjem EV, Kreutz JM, Sartorelli KH, Vane DW,

Abajian JC.Anesth Analg. 2006 Jan;102(1):67-71.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights: Visiting Professorships at: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1984; Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 1984; Children’s Hospital National Medical Ctr. Washington, DC, 1985; Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, 1985; Ottawa Children’s Hospital, Ottawa, Canada, 1986; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC, 1987; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 1988; Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio,1988; Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY, 1989; Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, LI, NY, 1990; Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME, 1991; NYU Medical Center, NYC, 1991; University of Rochester, Rochester NY, 1994; Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 1999. Guest Faculty at: 12th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists, Montreal, Canada. Magic Workshops SPA/AAP Spring Meetings, 2002-2007; Specialty Fellow – Anesthesiology, American Academy of Pediatrics,1982-2013, Elected to Executive Committee,1990-1995; President of The New England Society of Anesthesiologists, 1990; Charter Member of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology; President of the NH-VT Society of  Anesthesiologists,1980; Member of American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1974-2013.

Awards and Honors: Mosby Scholarship Book Award, 1969; Certificate of Recognition, American Society of Anesthesiologists Medical Student Preceptor Program, 1977-1982; Listed in: The Best Doctors in America; Listed in: Who’s Who in America; Listed in: Vermont’s Best Doctors. Vermont Magazine, Sept.-Oct. 1996; Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Anesthesiology, 1999-2000; Recipient of the Robert M. Smith M.D. Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for Excellence in Pediatric Anesthesia, 2013.

Community Service: Interplast Missions to: Ho Chi Mihn City, Viet Nam, 1996; Codo, Brazil (Chief Anesthesiologist), 1997; Havana, Cuba (Chief Anesthesiologist), 1999.


Peter A DietrichPeter A. Dietrich
Professor of Radiology Emeritus

"The only way to become a good doctor was to listen and be thorough, reliable, analytically sound and honest and NEVER trust your memory."

—Dr. Larry Weed

Education:  B.S., 1961, Yale University; M.D., 1965, Western Reserve School of Medicine.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1971-1977; Associate Professor, 1977-1987; Professor, 1987-present. Chief of Chest Section, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, 1973-1995.

Key Scholary Interests:  Integrating the problem oriented medical record patient problem list into the clinical record for use in radiology.

Publication Highlights:
Dietrich PA, Johnson RD, Fairbank JT, Walke JS: The Chest Radiograph in Legionnaires’ Disease. RADIOLOGY 127(3):577-582, 1978.

Dietrich PA: Knowledge-Based Computed-Assisted Diagnosis of Chest Radiographs. RAD CLIN N AMER 16:487-490, 1978.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Teaching:  daily teaching of the radiology residents, medical students, radiology technologists, and respiratory therapy students, using the current patient chest workflow.  Research: working with Dr. Lawrence Weed, incorporating the Problem Oriented Medical Record to a computer-based system.  Membership:  Society of Thoracic Radiology; Vermont Chapter of the American College of Radiology (Secretary, Vice President, President); Director of Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, 1982-1985; Member of Radiology Panel for Multi-Centered Study on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, 1985.  James Picker Foundation: Problem Oriented Ordering and Reporting of Diagnostic Radiology, 1972-1974, total $20,000. Participating Investigator SCOR Clinical Studies of Pulmonary Fibrosis 1983.  The Development and Implementation of the Vermont Scoring System for Diffuse Lung Tissue Disease.

Other Professional Experience:  PROMIS Laboratory, Burlington, Vermont, 1980. Documenting the computer based Radiology information system Brompton Hospital, London, England, Royal Marsden Hospital, Surry, England, 1987. Developing new ideas on oncologic imaging.

Awards and Honors:  Army Commendation Medal, 1971. Radiology Teacher of the Year, 2006 and 2012.


Elizabeth B EzermanElizabeth B. Ezerman
Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences Emerita

"To make what seems incomprehensible not only comprehensible, but even enjoyable; to wrest excitement out of what seems ordinary; to see ‘lightbulbs’ going on; to unearth a new piece of knowledge – and the process of doing so; to guide others along that path: these are some joys of teaching and research."

—Betsy Ezerman

Education:  A.B., 1964, Bryn Mawr College; Ph.D., 1968, University of Pennsylvania.

UVM Career:  Lecturer, 1988-2012; Assistant Professor, 2012-present.

Key Scholary Interests:  Teaching gross anatomy to medical students; Developmental Neurobiology research.

Publication Highlights:  Publications on organization of neural transplants in the CNS and development of segmental organization and projection patterns of sympathetic preganglionic neurons.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Course director for the VIC Human Structure and Function course (7 years); teaching senior surgery majors and others in senior selective anatomical dissection; research in lab of Dr. Cynthia Forehand for many years; member, Society for Neuroscience, ~1983-present, Society for Developmental Biology, past member, American Association of Anatomists – and presenting at meetings of those societies.

Other Professional Experience:  Postdoctoral fellowship (Dept of Anatomy and Neurobiology, UVM); spent time in lab of Dr. Catherine Krull at the University of Missouri (Columbia) to learn/bring electroporation techniques to Forehand lab; joint research project, University of Oslo Medical College, Norway, lab of Dr. Joel Glover, Department of Physiology, 2001.

Awards and Honors:  Honors in Biology (Bryn Mawr College); nominated by the COM Classes of 2011 (Foundations Awards: Outstanding Foundations Course, Foundations Course Director Award, The Silver Stethoscope), 2012  (Foundations Course Director award, Dean Warshaw Integration Award), 2013 (Foundations Course Director award, The American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Award), 2014 (Outstanding Foundations Course; Foundations Course Director Award; Best Support Staff; The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Gender Equity Award, Foundations Level).

Community Service:  Member of Curriculum Design II Task Force, COM, 2000; COM Medical Educators meetings (1997-1999) and the COM Mud Season Educational Breakout: 1999, Cell and Organ Systems; 2000; 2001, Design Committee, Human Structure and Function course in new curriculum; 2002- 2004.Treasurer, Vermont Chapter, Society for Neuroscience (1994-1997); Secretary-Treasurer (1999-2001); Brain Awareness Week (sponsored by the Vt. Chapter, Society for Neuroscience); Judge: Posters - Neuroscience Research Forum (UVM, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013); Tutor, Vermont Adult Learning, 1991- 2002; Workshop for “Girl’s Science Discovery Day” (sponsored by AMWA) 2003, 2005, 2008; anatomy workshops for various schools (Winooski Biology class-2011; VTC Anatomy & Physiology class, fall 2011; spring 2012; Speaker at ‘Memorial Service’ for Anatomical Donors (2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).


John C FergusonJohn C. Ferguson
Associate Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus

"No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher."

—Sir William Osler

Education:  B.A., 1970, Middlebury College; M.D., 1977, University of Vermont College of Medicine.

UVM Career:  Clinical Assistant Professor, c. 1980-2000; Assistant Professor, 2000-2009; Associate Professor, 2009-2012.

Key Scholary Interests:  Family Medicine teaching to residents, medical students, FNP students. General Family Medicine, with special interest in Sport Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Medical Director, Milton Family Practice 2006-2012. Attending Physician Milton Family Practice 2003-current. Aternate Delegate AAFP Congress 2003. Attending Physician Walk In Care Center FAHC 2000-2003. President/Vice President/Secretary/Executive Committee, VT Academy of Family Physicians. VAFP sponsor first Family Medicine Research Forum, c. 1985. VMS, VAFP, AMJA/AMAA, ABFM

Other Professional Experience:  Private practice/partner, Family Practice Associates, Cambridge VT, 1980-2000.

Community Service:  Vermont State Medical Society Physician Advisory Group for evaluating pediatric hospital admission rates, 1988. Consulting and attending physician for Maple Leaf Farm, residential treatment facility for substance abuse disorder, 1988-2000. Interim Town Health Officer.


Jerome F FiekersJermone F. Fiekers
Associate Professor of Neurological Sciences Emeritus

"Those who know, do. Those that understand (also) teach."


Education:  B.S., 1970; M.S., 1973, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences; Ph.D., 1978, University of Connecticut Health Center School of Medicine.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1981-1987; Associate Professor, 1987-present.

Key Scholary Interests:  The measurement of the electrical behavior of cells in health and disease. These studies utilized single ion channel measurents and the measurement of calcium ion activity in living cells using digital fluorescent imaging techniques.

Publication Highlights:
Fiekers, J.F., Marshall, I.G. and Parsons, R.L. Miniature end-plate current decay altered by clindamycin and lincomycin. Nature 281:680, 1979.

Fiekers, J.F.
The effect of aminoglycoside antibiotics, streptomycin and neomycin, on neuromuscular transmission. I. Presynaptic considerations. J. Pharmacol exp. Ther.  225: 487-495, 1983.

Fiekers, J.F.
Concentration-dependent effects of neostigmine on the end-plate receptor channel complex. J. Neurosci. 5: 502-514, 1985.

Heppner, T.P. and Fiekers, J.F.. The effects of irreversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitors on transmission through sympathetic ganglia of the bullfrog. Neuropharmacology 30: 843-854, 1991.

Bachoo, M., Heppner, T.J., Fiekers, J.F. and Polosa, C. A role for protein kinase C in long term potentiation of nicotinic transmission in the superior cervical ganglion of the rat. Brain Res. 585: 299-302, 1992.

Bonnefont, X., Fiekers, J.F. and Mollard, P.  Rhythmic Bursts of Calcium Transients in Acute Anterior Pituitary Slices.  Endocrinology 141:No.3. 818-875, 2000.

Fiekers, J.F.,
Gelbspan, D. and Heppner, T.J. Influence of mitochondria and intracellular calcium stores in the regulation of cytosolic calcium ([Ca2+]i) in a clonal pituitary cell line (AtT-20) of cultured mouse corticotropes. Can J. Physiol. Pharmacol.  79: 502-511, 2001.

Heppner, T.J. and  Fiekers, J.F. Long Term potentiation of nicotinic synaptic transmission in rat superior cervical ganglia by phorbol ester and tetanic stimulation. Journal of Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical 435: 1-10, 2003.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights: Interacting with medical, undergraduate and graduate students within the University. Directed and lectured in the Medical Microanatomy course from 1981-2003 and the VIC Cell and Molecular Biology course to medical students from 2003-2012. Directed the Undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology course from 2005-2012, as well as several graduate level courses. Developed in collaboration with the pathology department the first fully digitized laboratory of human slides for medical microanatomy teaching. In research, performed the first single channel recordings at the University with Dr. Joe Patlak, and, following a sabbatical in England, was able to bring to the University community the first digital fluorescent imaging system for the measurement of ions within living cells with the help of a University Instrument Award.  Professional memberships include: Society for Neuroscience; American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vermont Chapter for Neuroscience, International Brain Research Organization, New York Academy of Sciences, The Endocrine Society and FASEB.

Other Professional Experience:  Visiting Professor, Sandoz Institute for Medical Research, London, U.K., 1988-1999; Senior Guest Scientist, Endocrinologie Moleculaire Signalisation Cellulaire et Pathologie, INSERM, Unit 469, Montpellier, France, 1998.

Awards and Honors:  IBRO/UNESCO International Fellowship; ASPET International Award; Faculty Development Award, University of Vermont; NATO Senior Scientist Guest Fellowship; French Ministry of Research Grant.

Community Service:  Participated in a number of departmental and University committees including the Department Graduate Education Committee; Research and Scolarship Committee, College of Medicine, University Physical Planning Committee; Vermont Chapter for Neuroscience; College of Medicine Faculty Standards Committee; Hazardous Waste Committee; College of Medicine Microscope Committee; Ad Hoc committee, Faculty Senate, Financial Exigency Policy; Helix Outreach Program; University Academic Affairs Committee; Chair, College of Medicine Nominating Committee; College of Medicine Basic Science Core Directors Committee; University Senate Honorary Degrees Committee; Provost’s office Ad Hoc Committee for Graduate Program review; Faculty Representative to University Senate Financial Policy Committee; Chair, Ad Hoc Committee, University Compensation and The Capital Campaign; Faculty Representative, Board of Trustees, Audit Committee; University Grievance Committee.

Member on the State of Vermont Legislative Formulary Committee, the Sate Pesticide Advisory Committee, and the Department of Education Task Force.


Berta M GellerBerta M. Geller
Professor of Family Medicine Emerita

"Much of my research has been conducted as a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium and the International Cancer Screening Network. Recently my interests have expanded to cancer survivorship research with an emphasis on informed decision making. I thank my colleagues at UVM, nationally and internationally, whose curiosity, knowledge and skills helped me examine questions related to my research interests. As researchers we add a small piece to a large puzzle, hoping someday to see the entire picture more clearly."

—Berta Geller

Education:  B.S., 1968, SUNY New Paltz;  M.S., 1982; Ed.D., 1992, University of Vermont.

UVM Career:  Lecturer, 1981-1985; Research Staff, 1985-1992; Research Assistant Professor, 1992-1999; Research Associate Professor, 1999-2004; Research Professor, 2004-2012.

Key Scholary Interests:  Health communication, cancer screening, breast imaging, cancer surviorship, smoking prevention and cessation.

Publication Highlights: 
Geller BM, Ichikawa LE, Buist DSM, Sickles E, Carney PA, Yankaskas BC, Dignan M, Kerlikowske K, Yabroff KR, Barlow W, Rosenberg, R. Improving concordance of mammography assessment and management recommendations. Radiology. 2006;241(1):67-75.

Geller BM, Zapka J, Connelly S, Cranos C, Giardano L. Designing Print Materials: A Communications Guide for Breast Cancer Screening. Editor, Anne Rodgers.  National Cancer Institute, 2007.

Geller BM, Skelly JM, Dorwaldt AL, Howe KD, Dana GS, Flynn BS. Increasing patient / provider communications about colorectal cancer screening in rural primary care practices. Med Care. 2008 Sep;46(9 Suppl 1):S36-43.

Hofvind S, Vacek PM, Skelly J, Weaver D, Geller BM. Comparing screening mammography for early breast cancer detection in Vermont and Norway. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008 Aug 6;100(15):1082-91.

Hofvind S, Geller BM, Skanne P, Rosenberg R. Discordant independent double reading of screen-detected breast cancers in a population-based screening program. Radiology. 2009; 253(3):652-60.

Taplin S, Abraham LA, Geller BM, Barlow WE, Buist DSM, Smith-Bindman R, Lehman C, Weaver D, Carney PA, Yankaskas BC. The association between prior benign breast biopsy and the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and accuracy of subsequent screening mammography.  J Natl Cancer Inst. 2010 Jul 21;102(14):1040-51.

Geller BM, Mace J, Vacek P, Johnson A, Lamer C, Cranmer D. Are cancer survivors willing to participate in research? J Comm Health 2011;36(5):772-8.

Geller BM, Ichikawa L, Miglioretti DL, Eastman D. Web-based Mammography Audit Feedback. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jun;198(6):W562-7.

Geller BM, Bogart A, Carney PA, Elmore JG, Monsees BS, Miglioretti DL. Is confidence of mammographic assessment a good predictor of accuracy?  AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jul;199(1):W134-41.

James TA, Mace JL, Virnig, BA, Geller BM. Preoperative needle biopsy improves the quality of breast cancer surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Oct;215(4):562-8

Geller BM, Vacek PM, Flynn BS, Lord K, Cranmer D. What do cancer survivors need? A large community-based participatory study. In press, J Fam Prac.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Member of the American Society of Preventive Oncology, the International Cancer Screening Network, the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.

Other Professional Experience:  Clinical reviewer for Breast Cancer Decision Aids, Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making. Boston, MA 2008, 2011, 2012. Grants reviewer for NIH. Consultant to the Vermont Department of Health and the American Cancer Society. Physician’s Assistant in Women’s Health, Vermont Women’s Health center 1976-1978, Regional Practitioner Manager, Planned Parenthood of Vermont, 1976-1981.

Awards and Honors:  University Scholar, University of Vermont, 2011-2012; J Walter Juckett Scholar, Lake Champlain Cancer Research, 2008; National Institutes of Health Plain Language Award for development of the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium’s website, 2002; Outstanding and Dedicated Leadership of the Vermont Coalition on Cancer Prevention and Control Award, Vermont Department of Health, 1994, 1996; Co-Recipient, C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Community Programs, 1996.

Community Service:  Institutional Review Board UVM, Chair for the Committee on Human Research in the Behavioral Sciences, 1998-2005, member, 1992-2005. Served on department chair searches and numerous other UVM committees. Board member and chair for Healing Legacies. Founder and board member for the Vermont Women’s Health Center.


Robert W HamillRobert W. Hamill
Professor of Neurological Sciences Emeritus

"...That is at bottom the only courage that is demanded of us: to have courage for the most strange, the most singular and the most inexplicable that we may encounter..." (Rainer Rilke)…and that one “...abandons himself to the breath of the greater life that...leads him beyond the farthest horizons to an aim which is already present within him though yet hidden from his sight." (Lama Govinda) [Ref in: The Snow Leopard, 1978].

"Academic Philosophy:  The fundamental mission of academic medicine is to prepare physicians and scientists to explore and seek beyond their farthest horizon, their furthest star in order to serve. Medicine is the union of science and the humanities and demands life long learning that is accrued as each patient provides an opportunity to apply all that is learned about cell biology and physiology of normal and abnormal human function, and the nuances that emerge as disease alters the unique biology of each individual; and each encounter offers the opportunity to expand, to grow and to learn more. ‘In the field of observation, chance favors only the mind which is prepared’ (Pasteur, 1854)."

—Robert W. Hamill, M.D.

Education:  B.S., 1964, Springfield College; M.D., 1968, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University.

UVM Career:  Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, 1993-2012; Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, 2012-present.

Key Scholary Interests:  Education: pedagogy of neurological education of medical students and neurology residents and fellows in training. Focusing on each patient as the key resource for not only’ knowing disease’ but asking the ‘Whys’ and ‘How Comes’ regarding neurological disease and relevant pathophysiology. Research:  Across my career, three themes of research are best linked together under the concepts of neuroplasticity and modulating disease processes: a) Experimental neurotherapeutics and clinical trials with the goal of developing new and novel therapies for these disorders; b) Clinical pathophysiology and correlative neurochemistry of neurological disease, focus on movement disorders and dementia (Parkinson Diseease, Huntington Disease, Alzheimer Disease), including animal models of disease; and c) Developmental neurobiology and the role of hormonal factors in influencing developmental neuroplasticity including neutrostransmitter phenotypes.

Publication Highlights:
Black, I.B., E.M. Bloom and R.W. Hamill. Central regulation of sympathetic neuron development.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 73. 3575-3578, 1976. PMID 10572

Romagnano, M.A. and R.W. Hamill.  Spinal sympathetic pathways: An enkephalin ladder.  Science 225: 737-739, 1984. PMID 6463650

Hamill, R.W.
, P.D. Woolf, J.M. McDonald, L. Lee and M. Kelly.  Catecholamines predict outcome in traumatic brain injury.  Ann. Neurol. 21(5): 438-443, 1987. PMID 3592639

Melvin JE, McNeill TH, Hervonen A, Hamill RW:  Organizational role of testosterone on the biochemical and morphological development of the hypogastric ganglion.  Brain Res  485: 1-10,  1989.

Melvin JE and Hamill RW:  Hypogastric ganglion perinatal development: Evidence for androgen specificity via androgen receptors.  Brain Res  485: 11-19, 1989.

Melvin JE and Hamill RW: Androgen specific critical periods for the organization of the major pelvic ganglion. J Neurosci 92(2): 736-742, 1989.

Goldstein ME, Tank AW, Fossom LH, Hamill RW: Molecular aspects of the regulation of tyrosine hydroxylase by testosterone.  Molecular Brain Res 41: 79-86,1992.

Unger J, McNeill T, Lapham L, Hamill RW:  Neuropeptides and neuropathology in the amygdala in Alzheimer’s disease: Relationship between somatostatin, neuropeptide Y and subregional distribution of neuritic plaques.  Brain Res  452: 293-302,  1988.

Unger J., L. Lapham, T. McNeill, T.A. Eskin, R.W. Hamill.  The amygdala in Alzheimer’s disease: Neuropathology and Alz 50 Immunoreactivity.  Neurobiol. Aging 12: 389-399, 1991. PMID i837592

Hamill, R.W.
, W.R. Markesbery, K.D. McDaniel, P.D. Coleman.  Characterization of Brain Samples in Studies of Aging, Alzheimer's and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases.  Neurobiol. Aging 14:539-545, 1993.PMID 8295656

Wetzel, D.M., M.C. Bohn, A.M. Kazee, R.W. Hamill.  Glucocorticoid receptor mRNA in Alzheimer's diseased hippocampus.  Brain Research, 679:72-81, 1995. PMID 7648267

B.C. Tilley, Y.Y. Palesch, K. Kieburtz, B. Ravina, P. Huang, J.J. Elm, K. Shannon, G.F.

Wooten, C.M. Tanner, G. C. Goetz and on behalf of the NET-PD Investigators: Optimizing the ongoing search for new treatments for Parkinson disease: Using futility designs.  Neurology 2006;66:628-633. PMID 16534099

The NINDS NET-PD Investigators: A randomized, double-blind, futility clinical trial of creatine and minocycline in early Parkinson disease. Neurology 2006;66:664-671. PMID 16481597

Mhyre, T. R., Boyd, J.T., Hamill, R.W., Maguire-Zeiss, K.A. (2012). Parkinson’s Disease. In J. R. Harris (Ed.), Protein Aggregation and Fibrillogenesis in Cerebral and Systemic Amyloid Disease 2012. New York: Springer.

Hamill RW
, Tompkins, JD, Girard, BM, Kershen RT, Parsons RD, Vizzard, MA Autonomic Dysfunction and Plasticity in Micturition Reflexes in Human α-Synuclein Mice. Developmental Neurobiology 2012 June; 72(6):918-936.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, UVM College of Medecine, 1993-2012; Deans Advisory Committee, UVM College of Medicine, 1993-2012. American Academy of Neurology (elected to Fellowship 1987), 1973-present. American Neurological Association (elected to membership), 1987-present. Chair, NIA Ad Hoc Study Sections to review Pepper Center Proposal; Alzheimer’s Disease Center Core Grant Reviews; Review of Mayo Clinic and Washington University Alzheimer’s Disease Centers, 1993-1995.  Member, American Federation for Aging Research, National Scientific Advisory Council, 1997. Consultant, Alzheimer’s Association, Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute:  The Care of People with Alzheimer’s Disease in the Next Millennium, 1998. American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics, Chair, Program Committee (2004-2008), Vice President (2008-2010), President (2010-2012), Past President (2012-2014), 1999-present. Board Member, National Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Society, 2002-2010. Research Advisory Committee, National Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Society, 2004-present. Editorial Board, Neurotherapeutics, 2006-present    

Other Professional Experience:  Instructor/Assistant Professor Neurology, New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1975-1980. Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Medicine University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rocheser, NY, 1980-1993. Program Director, Neurology Residency Training Program, Fletcher Allen Health Care and University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, 1993-2002. Chief of Service, Neurology, Medical Ctn. Hospital of Vermont; President, University Associates of Neurology, Burlington, VT, 1993-1994. Physician Leader – Neurologist-in-Chief, Neurology Health Care Service, Fletcher Allen Health Care and University of Vermont  Medical Group, Burlington, VT, 1995-2012.

Awards and Honors:  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1967; Mosby Scholarship Award for Scholastic Excellence, 1968; National Vice President - Student American Medical Association, 1967-1968. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1975-1976; National Research Service Award, NIH (NINCDS), 1976-1978; Jordan Research Fellowship, National Paraplegia Foundation, 1977-1978; Teacher Investigator Development Award, NIH, (NINCDS), 1978-1980; Best Doctors of America 1996-2012; Springfield College ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ 2012.

Community Service: Assistant Town  Health Officer, Town of Underhill 1995-2005. Vermont Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association/Parkinson Awareness Day - Seminars 2001-2013. Public Service Education: Switchboard, VPR, Vermont Vital Signs (VPT); Across the Fence (Local TV News).


Eve A KristensenEva A. (Heidi) Kristensen
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Emerita

"Observing fresh medical school graduates metamorphose into skilled and confident clinicians never grows old. It was an honor to contribute to their development."

—Heidi Kristensen

Education:  B.Sc., 1968, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; M.D., 1976, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1980-1983; Associate Professor, 1983-2012.

Key Scholary Interests:  Obstetric Anesthesia, Quality Assurance

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Service for the American Society of Anesthesiologists including all Vermont leadership roles. University of Vermont committee appointments including the Admissions Committee. Fletcher Allen committee appointmentts including President of the medical Staff, Quality Assurance and Obstetric Operations Committee. Department of Anesthesia committee appointments including Quality Assurance and Improvement.

Community Service:  Served on the Hinesburg Elementary School Board and was Co-chair for the FAHC United Way Campaign.


Kenneth G MannKenneth G. Mann
Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it!"

—Yogi Berra

Education:  B.S., 1963, Manhattan College; Ph.D., 1967, University of Iowa.

UVM Career:  Professor and Chair of Biochemistry, 1984-2005Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine, 2005-2012.

Key Scholary Interests:  Research, Graduate and Post-Graduate Education.

Publication Highlights:  Selected publications (from 529 total publications to date):
Mann KG, Batt CW:  The Molecular Weights of Bovine Thrombin and its Primary Autolysis Products.  J. Biol. Chem. 244:6555-6557, 1969.

Nesheim ME, Myrmel K, Hibbard L, Mann KG:  Isolation and Characterization of Single Chain Bovine Factor V.  J. Biol. Chem. 254:508-17, 1979.

Mann KG
, Nesheim ME, Church WR, Haley P, Krishnaswamy S:  Surface-Dependent Reactions of the Vitamin K-dependent Enzyme Complexes.  Blood 76:1-16, 1990.

Lawson JH, Kalafatis M, Stram S, and Mann KG:  A Model for the Tissue Factor Pathway to Thrombin: 1. An Empirical Study.  J. Biol. Chem. 269:23357-23366, 1994.

Rand MD, Lock JB, van't Veer C, Gaffney DP and Mann KG:  Blood Clotting in Minimally Altered Whole Blood.  Blood 88:3432-3445, 1996.

Brummel K, Paradis S, Branda R, Mann KG: Oral Anticoagulation Thresholds. Circulation, 104: 2311, 2001.

Hockin MF, Jones KC, Everse SJ and Mann KG: A Model for Stoichiometric Regulation of Blood Coagulation.  J. Biol. Chem. 277:18322-18333, 2002.

Mann KG
, Butenas S and Brummel K: The Dynamics of Thrombin Formation. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 23:17-25, 2003.

Mann KG
and Kalafatis M: Factor V: a combination of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Blood, 101: 1-11, 2003.

Orfeo T, Brummel-Ziedins KE, Gissel M, Butenas S and Mann KG. The nature of the stable blood clot procoagulant activities. J. Biol. Chem. 283:9776-9786, 2008. PMID: 18268016. PMCID: PMC2442304

Mann KG
. Taking the thrombin “fork”. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 30:1293-1299, 2010. PMID: 20554951 PMCID: PMC2888492.

Campbell JE, Brummel-Ziedins KE, Butenas S and Mann KG. Cellular regulation of blood coagulation: A model for venous stasis. Blood. 116:6082-91, 2010. PMID: 20864579 PMCID: PMC3031393.

Mann KG
. Thrombin generation in hemorrhage control and vascular occlusion. Circulation. 124:225-35, 2011. PMID: 21747067. PMCID: PMC3138077.

Mann KG
. Is there value in kinetic modeling? Yes. J Thromb Haemost. 10:1463-1469, 2012.  PMID: 22642417 (PMC Journal – In Process)

Whelihan MF, Zachary V, Orfeo T and Mann KG. Prothrombin activation in blood coagulation: the erythrocyte contribution to thrombin generation. Blood. 120:3837-3845, 2012. PMID: 22968460. PMCID: PMC3488894.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  American Heart Association (Nominating, Research, Scientific Advisory and Physiological Chemistry B Research Study Committees and Chairman, Council on Thrombosis; Vice Chair of Thrombosis). American Society of Hematology (Communications, Research Study, Publications, Training Programs, Scientific Affairs and Program Committees; Chairman and Member of Scientific Subcommittee on Hemostasis). International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (Council Chairman, Council Secretary, Member of Committee on Standards, Senior Advisory Committee). Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (Treasurer, Executive Committee, BOD, Finance Committee). National Hemophilia Foundation (Chairman, Research Working group; Board of Directors). American Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Treasurer). Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (Founding Member). Foundation for Women and Girls with Bleeding Disorders (Member of Board of Directors). American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Sigma XI. The Protein Society. American Association for the Advancement of Science. Editor or Editorial Board of the following Journals: Journal of Biological Chemistry, Blood, Calcified Tissue, Thrombosis Research, Journal of Molecular Recognition, Journal of Protein Chemistry, Methods in Enzymology, Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, and Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Other Professional Experience:  Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, University of Minnesota/Mayo Medical School,1970-1974;  Associate Professor, Biochemistry, University of Minnesota/Mayo Medical School, 1974-1978;  Professor, Biochemistry, University of Minnesota/Mayo Medical School, 1978-1984;  Vice Chair (Research), Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 1978-1984.

Awards and Honors:  Distinguished Alumni Award – University of Iowa, 2012; Lifetime Achievement Award – Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society, 2012; Distinguished Scientist – American Heart Association, 2011; Henri Chaigneau Prize, Association Française des Hémophiles, 2010; Plenary Lecture – Gesellschaft für Thrombose- und Hämostaseforschung (GTH), 2009; Pioneer in Hematology, American Society of Hematology, 2008; Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis, American Heart Association, 2007; Plenary Lecture, European Hematology Association, 2004; Distinguished Alumnus Award, Mayo Foundation, 2004; Mossesson Lecture, Blood Research Institute, 2004; Eberhardt F. Mammen Lecture, Detroit Antithrombotic Symposium, 2004; State of the Art Lecture XIX, International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Birmingham, England, 2003; Carl S. Vestling Lecture, University of Iowa, 2003; E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize, American Society of Hematology, 2002; Walter H. Seegers Memorial Lecture, Wayne State University, 2001; George Adrouny Memorial Lecture, Tulane University, 2000; Citation for Distinguished Service ASBMB, 2000; 1st Stuart Stone Lecture, FASEB Research Conference, 1999; Exemplary Service Award - American Society of Hematology, 1999; The Novo Nordisk Haemostasis Award, 1999; State of the Art Lecture XVIIth International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Washington D.C., USA, 1999; Robert P. Grant Medal - International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, 1997; Plenary Lecture -XXII International Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia, 1996; Henry Stratton Medal - American Society of Hematology, 1992; Sol Sherry Award - American Heart Association, 1992; Distinguished Lecturer in Medical Science, Mayo Foundation, 1989;
Merit Award, National Institutes of Health, 1989; University of Vermont Scholar Award, 1988; Distinguished Career Award for Contribution to Hemostasis, 1987; Presidential Symposium - American Society of Hematology, 1987; State of Art Lecture - XIth International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, 1987; Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Brussels, Belgium, 1986; Nossel Lecture - Columbia University, 1985; Ellwood P. Sharp Lecture - Wayne State University, 1982; Byrd Leavell  Lecture - University of Virginia, 1974-1979; Established Investigator, American Heart Association, 1971-1976; Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Grant, 1968-1970; NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Duke University, 1967; NIH Predoctoral Fellowship,Iowa, 1965-1966; NASA Traineeship, IowaAlpha Chi Sigma Scholarship Award, Iowa, 1964; Chemistry Medal, Manhattan College, 1963.

Community Service:  Founder & Chairman of the Board, Haematologic Technologies, 1987-present. St. Rose of Lima Parish, Finance Committee. Caring and Sharing


Jeryl R ShapiroJeryl R. Shapiro
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Emeritus

"From the beginning, I strived to learn the truth—a full understanding of how to treat patients and help residents be capable of finding the optimal solution to any problem. As my career progressed, this changed into the simple hope that I could bring patients the best possible care, while offering residents an interest in doing the same."

—Jeryl R. Shapiro

Education:  B.A., 1972, Pennsylvania State University; M.D., 1974, Jefferson Medical School.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1977-1991; Associate Professor, 1991-present.

Key Scholary Interests:  Cardiovasculare, neurosurgical anesthesia.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  Director, Department of Anesthesiology Residency Education Committee, 1977-1986.


Davis R SmailDavid R. Smail
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Emeritus

"Just as our children learn by watching our smallest behaviors such as how we treat the family dog, so do our students learn by our example as well as from what we say. I hope my students have learned that in the operating room one should never act surprised."

—David F. Smail

Education:  A.B., 1966, Bowdoin College; M.D., 1970, Tufts University School of Medicine.

UVM Career:  Assistant Professor, 1978-1988; Associate Professor, 1988-2012.

Key Scholary Interests:  Clinical Anesthesia, Pain Management.

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:  American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, New Hampshire/Vermont Society of Anesthesiologists (Secretary-Treasurer, 1984-1986), New England Society of Anesthesiologists. Founder and Director (1988-1996) Anesthesia Pain Management Center, Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Other Professional Experience:  Staff Physician (Psychiatry), Dammash State Hospital, Wilsonville, OR, 1971. Director, General Therapy Clinic and Emergency Department, USAF Hospital Elmendorf, Anchorage, AK, 1971-1974. Volunteer Medical Service: Iquitos, Peru (Interplast) 1988. Nicosia, Cyprus (Interplast), 1989, 1990, 1991. St Lucia (Health Volunteers Overseas), 1992. Kathmandu, Nepal (Interplast), 1994. San Pedro Sula, Honduras (Interplast), 1997. San Salvador, El Salvador (Interplast), 1998, 1999.

Awards and Honors:  USAF Commendation Medal 1974.

Community Service:  Fletcher Allen Health Care: Chair, Resuscitation Committee, 1978-1994. Executive Committee, 1983-1988. Subcommittee on Pain Management, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, 1989-1994. Department of Anesthesiology: Grand Rounds Coordinator, 1984-1992. Quality Assurance Committee, 1988-2012.

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