Honors Faculty Fellows
The Honors Faculty Fellows comprise one faculty member from each of JMU's six undergraduate colleges. They play a major role in shaping the curricular and programmatic direction of the Honors Program. The Fellows engage regularly with Honors students, staff, parents, and alumni through a wide range of activities inside and outside of the classroom.
College of Arts & Letters
Dr. Scott Lunsford
Assistant Professor, Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication
Dr. Lunsford teaches both honors and regular sections of GWRTC 103-Critical Reading and Writing, as well as courses in genre theory, rhetorical history, and editing. His research explores the intersections of rhetoric and mobility, materiality, the body, and space, and he has published in Rhetoric Review, the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, and the Journal of Sexual Research and Social Policy.
College of Business
Dr. Andre Neveu
Assistant Professor, Economics
Dr. Neveu received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Prior to joining the faculty at James Madison University, Dr. Neveu taught courses in economics at Skidmore College, Brooklyn College, Baruch College, and the City College of New York. Dr. Neveu’s current research examines heterogeneous agent-based models of the macroeconomy and economic business cycles. Additionally, Dr. Neveu is involved in research studying a variety of issues including tax policy, exchange rate forecasts, and income dynamics. Dr. Neveu has also published work on local earned income tax credits, the inefficiencies in the living wage, and the macroeconomic impacts of early childhood education.
College of Education
Dr. Cheryl Beverly
Professor of Education
College of Health & Behavioral Studies
Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan
Associate Professor, Psychology
College of Integrated Science & Engineering
Dr. Stephanie Stockwell
Assistant Professor, Integrated Science & Technology (ISAT)
Dr. Stockwell earned her BS in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001 and her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Dartmouth College in 2008. Next she came to JMU--first as a teaching/research postdoctoral fellow and then an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Science an Technology. She teaches a variety of molecular biology and biotechnology courses, including ISAT 113 Issues in Biotechnology, ISAT 305 Instrumentation and Measurement in Biotechnology, ISAT 452 Medical Biotechnology, and an Honors Seminar,Viral Discovery and Genomics. As a consequence of her commitment to innovative teaching methods, Dr. Stockwell pursues scholarship in teaching and learning, leads an annual NSF-funded "Microarray for Teaching" workshop for educators from around the country, in addition to serving as a faculty member for the Citizen Science Program at Bard College. In the research lab, Dr. Stockwell pursues her interest in host-bacterial interactions through two main avenues of inquiry—Bordetella avium/turkey pathogenicity and Bradyrhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis. In understanding how microbes attach, adapt, and impact their eukaryotic hosts (for better or worse), much can be learned about pathogenesis and symbiosis as a whole. Recent research publications can be found in Microbiological Research, Microbes and Infection, and Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions.
College of Science & Mathematics
Dr. Brian Utter
Associate Professor, Physics
College of Visual & Performing Arts
Associate Professor, School of Music
Dr. Andrew Connell is an ethnomusicologist whose primary research is in Brazilian popular instrumental music, focusing on issues of identity and musical globalization. He has recent articles published in Music Cultures of Latin America: Global Effects, Past and Present (UCLA Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology) and Women and Music in America Since 1900 (Greenwood Press) and has given presentations at various national and international conferences including the Society for Ethnomusicology and the International Council of Traditional Music. His current scholarly activities include completing a book on Brazilian jazz.
As a performer, Dr. Connell plays saxophone and clarinet in ensembles ranging from jazz to classical chamber music to Brazilian chorinho. He studied jazz improvisation and arranging with Ray Brown, clarinet with Rosario Mazzeo, Janet Averett, and Fred Ormand, and saxophone with Don Sinta. He has played with the Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Toledo (Ohio) Symphonies, and has appeared at the Monterey, Montreux–Detroit, and San Francisco jazz festivals, and the Spoleto Festival USA. In addition, Dr. Connell has performed with a wide range artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Dave Leibman, Lou Rawls, Mike Marshall, and Hermeto Pascoal, and has recorded for the Musical Heritage Society, Intrada, Adventure Music, Earthbeat! Traveler, and Acoustic Levitation labels. At James Madison University, Dr. Connell teaches courses in American music, the history of jazz, world music, and coaches small jazz ensembles.