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.

Carole Bailey (she/her) is the Director of Capital Projects in University Facilities. She enjoys Hershey’s Kisses so much that she can now unwrap them with one hand. She is also a member of the WTF (Women, Trans, Femme) Cycling Team.

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.

Franklin Runge is the Head of User Services at the Law Library and he is a vegetarian that used to collect taxidermy. He is still trying to figure that one out.

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.

Kirsten Tharp (she/her) works in Dining Services. She was raised in Florida and is a mom of two.

Nicole More (she/her) is the Associate Director of International Admissions. She is such a history nerd! She wrote her first passable history paper in 1st grade, begged her parents to stay up to watch the Ken Burns series, and went to summer history camp!

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.

Ronald Fuchs is the Senior Curator at the Reeves Museum of Ceramics and is married to a chemistry professor, which he finds ironic considering he nearly failed chemistry in high school.

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!)