The University of Lynchburg has named Dr. Sabita Manian dean of the Lynchburg College of Arts and Sciences. Manian, who is a professor of international relations and security studies, previously served as associate dean of the School of Social Sciences and will continue that post for the spring semester.
Dr. John Styrsky hasn’t always been a fan of spiders. “Actually, spiders make me really uncomfortable,” the University of Lynchburg biology professor admitted recently. “Something about the number of legs they have and the way they move them gives me the heebie-jeebies, so I typically give them a wide berth.”
Dr. Kelly Ann Jacobson considers herself “one of those people that always knew they loved writing.” She was 5 when she wrote, illustrated, and published her first book in her elementary school library. Book two, about a teddy bear, followed in third grade.
It’s summer, so that means Dr. John Eric Goff, the University of Lynchburg’s go-to guy when it comes to sports physics, is making the rounds in the media. Recently, he’s been talking and writing about the Tour de France and the upcoming FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, to be held in Qatar in November.
The latest issue of Lynchburg Business magazine features Dr. Ghislaine Lewis, associate professor of communication studies. Lewis is named among the magazine’s “Top 20 Under 40,” an annual list that celebrates “young professionals who are rising stars in their industries and active community volunteers,” according to the magazine.
Professor of Athletic Training Dr. Debbie Bradney received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award for 2022 from the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) last month, adding to her laurels from training professionals’ organizations.
Dr. Tom Bowman, professor of athletic training at the University of Lynchburg, has been named a Fellow by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation.
Provost Allison Jablonski recognized the recipients of this year’s faculty awards at a ceremony on Friday, alongside the presentation of student academic awards.
Professor of Athletic Training Dr. Patricia Aronson has received the 2022 Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association Educator of the Year award. The ceremony was held in Harrisonburg earlier this month.
Professor of Communication Studies Dr. Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp is the recipient of the 2021 Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, given annually by the National Communication Association to honor the most outstanding scholarly monograph(s) published during the previous calendar year.