Faculty and staff

Fantasy Lozada. [View Image]

Professor to explore ‘emotional code switching’ among African American youth

Psychology professor Fantasy Lozada received an NSF CAREER award to study emotion regulatory flexibility among African American youth, which helps them to protect against racism.

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VCU student Leen Sylvain's sketch of a pocket park [View Image]

Shrunken worlds, reconfigured spaces: How the pandemic is altering interior design

VCU’s interior design professors and students are responding to COVID-19 through unique assignments and structural adjustments. Their efforts are a window to changes and challenges to the industry.

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Clarence Thomas. [View Image]

Trailblazing Robertson School professor Clarence Thomas to retire at end of semester

Thomas, who taught mass communications at VCU for 30 years, was the first Black faculty member to receive tenure at the university in his field.

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A drone image of icebergs broken off from a glacier at Vatnajökull, Iceland. [View Image]

President Biden’s climate change pledge sets a global example, VCU expert says

Biology professor Chris Gough says Biden’s pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half is a move in the right direction, but solving climate change will take a global effort.

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Left: Plan of the City of New York from William Duncan’s 1793 city directory. Right: Portrait of Alexander Anderson, c. 1815, by John Wesley Jarvis. [View Image]

Here’s how New York City survived a deadly outbreak — in the 1790s

Through the eyes of front-line medical worker Alexander Anderson, a forthcoming book by VCU history professor Carolyn Eastman will explore how New York grappled with yellow fever epidemics.

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Faculty and staff headlines

S. Douglas Pugh, Ph.D. [View Image]

Doug Pugh named VCU School of Business interim dean

S. Douglas Pugh, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, effective July 1.

Fantasy Lozada. [View Image]

VCU professor to explore ‘emotional code switching’ among African American youth

Psychology professor Fantasy Lozada received an NSF CAREER award to study emotion regulatory flexibility among African American youth, which helps them to protect against racism.

VCU student Leen Sylvain's sketch of a pocket park [View Image]

Shrunken worlds, reconfigured spaces: How the pandemic is altering interior design

VCU’s interior design professors and students are responding to COVID-19 through unique assignments and structural adjustments. Their efforts are a window to changes and challenges to the industry.

Silhouette of "Rumors of War" outside the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. [View Image]

A VCU class at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is making the invisible visible

Students are learning the concept of disruption through the art of Kehinde Wiley at the VMFA as well as the transformation of the Robert E. Lee Memorial to Marcus-David Peters Circle.

Irene Herold, Ph.D [View Image]

Irene Herold named dean of the VCU Libraries and university librarian

Clarence Thomas. [View Image]

Trailblazing Robertson School professor Clarence Thomas to retire at end of semester

Thomas, who taught mass communications at VCU for 30 years, was the first Black faculty member to receive tenure at the university in his field.

Clockwise from top left: Amanda Parks, Michelle Hawkins, Seth Leibowitz, Alex Wagaman and Andrew Daire. [View Image]

At annual PACME awards, recognition for those ‘who are willing to go deep’

Five from across VCU are honored for their work to promote civility, build community, advocate for equity and nurture a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Karah Gunther, left, and Matt Conrad. [View Image]

VCU announces the promotion of Matthew A. Conrad and Karah L. Gunther

Conrad and Gunther will be promoted to new positions effective May 1.

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