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The University of Richmond recognizes and values the work of its faculty and staff. Be sure to visit the University’s Faculty and Staff page for updates on activities, event, accomplishments and more. Accomplishments submitted to SPCS via the Faculty/Staff Accomplishments form will be included in the Accomplishments section of this page.

Guiding Principles and Resources for Online Teaching

The SPCS faculty have developed guiding principles for teaching and learning at SPCS. They’ve also developed a comprehensive set of resources for applying these guiding principles to online and remote instruction.

Adjunct Faculty Information

The Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC) has developed a comprehensive guide of processes and resources for adjunct faculty members.

Full Time Faculty Information

The following resources are provided for full-time faculty members.

Information for All Faculty

The following resources may provide useful to all SPCS faculty members:

Faculty Meetings

Fall: August 6, 2020: 6-8pm, remote via Zoom

Spring: TBA 2021

Contact Us

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Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

  • Roberts profiled in Veterans Day feature

    Dan Roberts, SPCS professor and chair of liberal arts, host of A Moment in Time and Vietnam War veteran, was profiled in a Veterans Day feature in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. His successful but ongoing fight against cancer, attributed in part to Agent Orange exposure, is highlighted.

  • Thornton's '7 Lenses' a book club selection

    The book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership by Linda Fisher Thornton, adjunct associate professor of HR management and CEO of Leading in Context, LLC, was selected by Skillsoft as its as its Off-the-Shelf Book Club selection for October 2020.

  • Nielson quoted in NPR News article

    Erik Nielson, associate professor & assistant chair of liberal arts and expert on the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials, was interviewed for an NPR Music article about the case of Louisiana rap artist Mac Phipps, who was convicted for manslaughter based in part on his lyrics.

  • Shuai, Chmura awarded for best paper

    Xiaobing Shuai, adjunct professor of HR Management, and Christine Chmura, adjunct assistant professor of HR Management, co-authored a paper with James Stinchcomb, “COVID-19, Labor Demand, and Government Responses: Evidence from Job Posting Data,” that received the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Contributed Paper Award for 2020.

  • Chmura, Shuai awarded for best paper

    Christine Chmura, adjunct assistant professor of HR Management, and Xiaobing Shuai, adjunct professor of HR Management, co-authored a paper with James Stinchcomb, “COVID-19, Labor Demand, and Government Responses: Evidence from Job Posting Data,” that received the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Contributed Paper Award for 2020.

  • Hiller receives community-engaged teaching award

    George Hiller, L’91, SPCS adjunct professor of liberal arts and Robins School of Business lecturer in international business, received the 2020 Community-Engaged Teaching Award from the Bonner Center for Center Engagement at its third annual Engage for Change! awards ceremony.

  • Hocutt co-chairs virtual conference, co-edits proceedings

    Daniel Hocutt, SPCS web manager & adjunct professor of liberal arts, served as program co-chair of SIGDOC 2020, the 38th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. In this role, Hocutt also served as co-editor of the conference Proceedings.

  • Nielson receives 1st Amendment award

    Erik Nielson, SPCS assistant chair and associate professor of liberal arts and expert on rap lyrics used in criminal trials, has received the 2020 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award in Book Publishing with co-author Andrea L. Dennis for their book their book Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America.

  • Wilson named to VECF board

    Dr. Jamelle S. Wilson, SPCS dean, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF). Wilson is among 5 newly elected VECF board members from healthcare, government, financial and education sectors.

  • Thornton an expert in WalletHub article

    Linda Fisher Thornton, adjunct associate professor of leadership and HR management, is included as an expert respondent in a WalletHub article, Cities Whose July Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most. She responds to questions about the timeframe for recovery and local efforts to assist unemployed workers.

  • Nielson a panelist in conversation about race

    Dr. Erik Nielson, associate professor and assistant chair of liberal arts, participated as a panelists in a two-part televised conversation, Richmond and Race: The Conversation, on WRIC 8News. The conversation opened on September 2 and continued on September 8.

  • Cassada interviewed for School's On series

    Kate Cassada, associate professor of education and assistant chair of educational leadership, offers tips for Effective Parent-Teacher Communication when students enter online learning in a “School’s On” segment for Fox Richmond’s Connect RVA.

  • Faithful named head brewer at Three Notch'd RVA

    Bobby Faithful, program manager for the SPCS Brewing Education program, has been named head brewer at Three Notch’d RVA Collab House. The appointment enables SPCS to provide small groups of brewing education students safe, physically distanced, hands-on brewing experiences.

  • Nielson's book nominated for award

    Dr. Erik Nielson, SPCS associate professor & assistant chair of liberal arts, has been named a finalist with co-author Andrew L. Dennis, associate dean at the Georgia Tech School of Law, for their book Rap on Trial by the Library of Virginia 2020 Literary Awards. The award ceremony will be held in October.

  • Wilson named VP of state board of education

    Dean Jamelle Wilson has been elected to serve as the vice president of Virginia’s Board of Education. Wilson, a well-known leader in both K-12 and higher education, was appointed to the Board of Education for a four-year term in 2017 by former Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Adjunct Faculty Meeting - Spring 2019
Adjunct Faculty Meeting
Adjunct Faculty Meeting
Adjunct Faculty Meeting