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Spotlight: Dr. Gina MacDonald

Dr. Gina Macdonald

Dr. Gina MacDonald is a biophysical chemist and Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at James Madison University.
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A Graduate Studying Abroad


Recent graduate Alex Saal accepts position with Manna Project International in Ecuador.
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A Passion for Teaching
The last thing Dr. Fariss Mousa expected to find when he was enrolled in the MBA program at Washington State University was a love for teaching.

Fariss Mousa

Communication that Saves Lives
Dr. Heather Carmack's research investigates how organizational policies and practices impact public understandings and communication about health.


Transformation through Liberal Education
Five distinguished JMU faculty recently spoke about their role in providing students with a transformative liberal education experience.


Student Seminar in Hiroshima
Each summer the International Network of Universities (INU) sponsors a Student Seminar on Global Citizenship and Peace at the University of Hiroshima.


Doctoral Student Helps Define Quality in Higher Education
Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. candidate Kristen Smith says her hands-on college experiences prepared her for her summer internship.


Memoirs and Dr. Mary Thompson
Dr. Mary Thompson, Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at J.M.U., investigates literary and popular culture representations of reproductive justice issues.


Senior Musical Theatre Major Takes Strides Toward Graduation and a Promising Future
Mary Kathryn Johnson believes that God has hard-wired her to be in the arts.


Researching a Better Life
Matthew Williams currently works as a research associate for the CISR, an opportunity that has allowed him to work with congressional members, CISR's Department of Defense partners and a wide variety of nonprofit partners to advocate for survivors of war and conflict.


Innovative Program Wins Governor's Award
While high-stakes tests dominate the high school landscape, students — particularly by their senior year — are yearning to see if there is more to their education.


Spotlight: Professor Josh Linder
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Dr. Josh Linder, has been widely recognized for his research efforts.

Dr. Josh Linder