Meet Our New Faculty
The College of Humanities and Sciences is full of talented faculty—an amazing group of educators, academics and researchers. We invite you to meet our newest faculty members for the 2022-23 academic year. Their disciplines and backgrounds are varied, and we have no doubt they will make their mark on the College, VCU and beyond.
African American Studies
Lisa Winn Bryan, Ed.D.
Bryan has research interests in historic preservation, community engagement, genealogy, African American Studies and the history of the enslaved.
Montgomery examines southern Black women’s practices of community, documenting the ways these women take up and transform physical and virtual spaces.
Gaston Ignacio Jofre-Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Jofre-Rodriguez is a biologist who specializes in evolutionary genomics and genomic signatures of speciation.
Geoff Bouvier, Ph.D.
Bouvier has previously published two books of prose poetry, including the APR/Honickman Prize-winning “Living Room.”
SJ Sindu, Ph.D.
Sindu's research interests include queer studies, postcolonial studies and critical theory.
Stockman has spent the past 18 years as an instructor for the Virginia Forensic Science Academy where he taught crime scene investigation skills to police personnel.
Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Arnethea L. Sutton, Ph.D.
Sutton has research interests in identifying and understanding the association between sociodemographic, healthcare, and psychosocial factors and racial disparities in cardiovascular toxicities amongst breast cancer survivors.
Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Chezik has been part of the VCU community since 2015 – first as a student, then as an instructor.
Pablo Duran Oliva, Ph.D.
Duran Oliva is interested in finding a better understanding of the impact of student-centered instruction on student attitudes and classroom equity.
Nick Wong, Ph.D.
Wong's research examines how the lack of prerequisite skills and concepts affects student success in math courses.
Alicia Borre, Ph.D.
Borre's research aims to better understand individual and contextual factors that promote resilience among children, youth and families in the face of adversity.
Ann Haynos, Ph.D.
Haynos' research focus is on identifying and intervening upon the biological and behavioral decision-making mechanisms that promote the development and maintenance of psychological disorders of rigidity, especially anorexia nervosa.
Poerstel previously served as the Henrico beat reporter for WWBT/NBC12 in Richmond.
Olivia Landry, Ph.D.
Landry is a scholar of film, media, theater and performance studies, with a particular focus on the German speaking world.