Notable Faculty Appointments

Stephanie G. Adams was named chair of the engineering education department at Virginia Tech. She is currently an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. She will assume her new position in August.

Dr. Adams is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University. She holds a master’s degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary engineering from Texas A&M University.

Samantha B. Joye was appointed Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. She has been on the university’s marine sciences faculty since 1997. She has been one of the nation’s leading experts studying oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dr. Joye holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Charlene Kammerer will serve as bishop-in-residence at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University from 2013 to 2016. In 2012 she will step down as bishop of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. She previously served as assistant minister and interim dean of the chapel at Duke University.

Dr. Kammerer is graduate of Wesleyan College. She holds two master’s degrees from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary.

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