Out Faculty and Staff

Having gone through our own journey of self-discovery, we know how important it is to have mentors within the LGBTQ community. We are here to offer guidance, support, or just a welcoming place to be yourself. Please feel free to contact us or drop by our offices. 

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Bob Ballenger (he/him) is a Professor of Information Systems. He and his partner are the parents of two miniature poodles. He also graduated from W&L in 1976.

Chellie Bergos (she/her) is a Public Safety Officer in the Department of Public Safety. She loves her pups more than most humans! And she's a football freak no matter who's playing.

Gregg Whitworth is an Assistant Professor of Biology and thinks yeast cells are adorable.

Jake Reeves (he/him) is the Assistant Director of Inclusion & Engagement for LGBTQ+ Support. There was a point in his life that he had pens for his planner that matched the colors on Google Calender events. That ship has since sailed, but he still loves a rainbow of pens and highlighters.

Karen Woody (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Law. She can play nearly three songs on the guitar, is allergic to scallops, and has a cat named Everest.

Kim Hite is a Non-Book Assistant for Custom Orders. Kim and her wife Meagan were married in the HR Courtyard on St. Patrick's Day 2017.

Rallie Snowden is a University Counselor and the LGBTQ Coordinator. She has lived in a total of 8 states in her lifetime and is more than happy now to be settled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Rebecca Stover (she/her) is the Records Coordinator in University Registrar. She hs two cats, Ciri & Luna, and is obsessed with all things Greek Mythology.

Rob Mish is the Director of the Lenfest Center and Adjunct Instructor of Theater. He also makes a mean Gazpacho and has been serving the recipe since his undergrad days at W&L. He graduated in 1976.

Sarah Horowitz (she/her) is a Professor of History. She is a bad knitter and decent baker.

Stephen McCormick is an Assistant Professor of French and has a cat named Snapdragon.

Wan-Chuan Kao is an Assistant Professor of English who loves stinky tofu. (Look it up!)