First-Gen College Graduates

Our support for First-Gen students come from a good place - within our own ranks. There are faculty and staff members within the W&L community who themselves were first generation college student and they are available as a resource and support structure for others. 

First Generation College Graduates

Alexander, Brian

Brian Alexander
Assistant Professor of Politics
Huntley 320
540.458.8054
alexanderb@wlu.edu

Alty, Lisa

Lisa Alty
John T. Herwick, M.D. Professor of Chemistry
On Sabbatical Fall 2019
540.458.8927
altyl@wlu.edu

Anderson, Michael

Michael Anderson
Robert E. Sadler, Jr. Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of the Williams School
Huntley 313
540.458.8971
andersonm@wlu.edu

Barnett, Jeff

Jeff Barnett
S. Blount Mason Jr. Professor of Spanish
Sabbatical Leave Fulll Year 2020/2021
Tucker Hall, Room 304
540.458.8950
barnettj@wlu.edu

Bowers, Sarah

Sarah Bowers
Compensation and Recruitment Analyst
2 S Main B05A
540.458.8579
sbowers@wlu.edu

Tom Camden
Associate Professor, Head of Special Collections & Archives
James G. Leyburn Library 118
(540) 458-8649
camdent@wlu.edu

Carr, Brittany

Brittany Carr
Administrative Assistant
Science Addition A330A
540.458.8872
bcarr@wlu.edu

Kerri Chapman
Director of Enterprise Systems and Integration Services
Davis Hall 307
(540) 458-8426
kchapman@wlu.edu

Colbert, Cory

Cory Colbert
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Chavis Hall 102
540.458.8655
ccolbert@wlu.edu

Compton, Chris

Chris Compton
Laboratory Technician II
Howe Hall 215
540.458.8850
comptonc@wlu.edu

Desjardins, Steve

Steve Desjardins
Professor of Chemistry
Science Addition A330B
540.458.8873
desjardins@wlu.edu

Diette, Timothy

Timothy M. Diette
Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Analysis
Acting Director of the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability
Professor of Economics
Washington Hall 205
540.458.8220
diettet@wlu.edu

Finch, Carrie

Carrie Finch-Smith
Professor of Mathematics
Chavis Hall 207
540.458.8209
finchc@wlu.edu

Friend, Kyle

Kyle Friend
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Science Addition A427
540.458.8616
friendk@wlu.edu

Fuentes, Freddy

Freddy Fuentes
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Payne 309
540.458.4990
fuentesf@wlu.edu

Futrell, Tamara

Tamara Futrell
Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Student Engagement
Elrod Commons 243
540.458.8766
tfutrell@wlu.edu

Garvis, Dennis M.

Dennis M. Garvis
Professor of Business Administration
Huntley 308
540.458.8069
garvisd@wlu.edu

Gaylord, Donald

Donald Gaylord
Research Archaeologist and Instructor of Anthropology
Newcomb 204
540.458.8378
gaylordd@wlu.edu

Goodwin, Kelsey

Kelsey Goodwin
Director of Student Activities
Elrod Commons 254
540.458.5000
kgoodwin@wlu.edu

Hobbs, Megan

Megan Hobbs
Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Sophomores and Dean of Juniors
Elrod Commons 232
540.458.4408
mhobbs@wlu.edu

I'Anson, Helen

Helen I'Anson
John T. Perry Professor of Biology and Research Science
Howe 405
540.458.8974
iansonh@wlu.edu

Irani, Afshad

Afshad Irani
Professor of Accounting and Head of the Accounting Department
Holekamp 109
540.458.8628
irania@wlu.edu

Irby, Cindy

Cindy Irby
Assistant Director, Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Learning 143
(540) 458-8193
cirby@wlu.edu

Jan Kaufman
Director of Health Promotion
Elrod Univ Commons 250
(540) 458-4501
jkaufman@wlu.edu

Knudson, Julie

Julie Knudson
Director of Academic Technologies
James G. Leyburn Library M35
(540) 458-8125
jmknudson@wlu.edu

LaRiviere, Fred

Fred LaRiviere
Associate Dean of the College, Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Simpson House
540.458.8746
larivieref@wlu.edu

Laughy, Michael H.

Michael Laughy
Boetsch Term Associate Professor of Classics
Tucker Hall 106
540.458.4569
laughym@wlu.edu

Loughhead, Grace

Grace Loughhead
Associate Director of Admissions
gloughhead@wlu.edu

Trenya Mason
Assistant Dean, Law Student Affairs Law School
Sydney Lewis Hall 528
(540) 458-8162
masont@wlu.edu

Millan, Diego

Diego Millan
Assistant Professor of English
Washington 116
540.458.8759
dmillan@wlu.edu

Miranda, Deborah A.

Deborah A. Miranda
Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English
Payne 124
540.458.8755
mirandad@wlu.edu

Morel, Lucas

Lucas Morel
John K. Boardman, Jr. Professor of Politics
on leave 2020-2021 Academic Year
Huntley 121A
540.458.8161
morell@wlu.edu

Myers, Barton A.

Barton A. Myers
Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and History (Term 2019-2022) and Associate Professor of Civil War History
Newcomb Hall 232
540.458.8776
myersb@wlu.edu

Nair, Lindsey

Lindsey Nair
Director of Content Development
7 Courthouse Square #215
540.458.8235
lnair@wlu.edu

Olan, Lorri

Lorri Olan
Associate Director of Advising
Elrod Commons 304
540.458.8591
olanl@wlu.edu

Eric J. Owsley
Director of Advancement Communications Strategy
107 Henry Street 202
540.458.8105
owsleye@wlu.edu

Nick Perrotta
Assistant Coach
(540) 458-8686
nperrotta@wlu.edu

Reid, Chris

Chris Reid
Director of Residence Life
Elrod Commons 233
540.458.4070
creid@wlu.edu

Rodocker, Jason L.

Jason L. Rodocker
Associate Dean of Students and Dean for First-Year Experience
Elrod Commons 245
540.458.8753
jrodocker@wlu.edu

Sigler, Haley

Haley Sigler, Ph.D.
Director of Education Studies, Associate Professor
Newcomb Hall 109
540.458.8284
siglerh@wlu.edu

Swanson, Hunter

Hunter Swanson
Associate Director, International Student Advisor
Center for Global Learning 142
(540) 458-8144
(540) 550-4270 (for emergencies)
hswanson@wlu.edu

Volant, Lora R.

Lora R. Volant
Senior Residential Life Office Coordinator
Elrod Commons 227
540.458.8405
lvolant@wlu.edu

Wheeler, Lesley

Lesley Wheeler
Henry S. Fox Professor of English
On sabbatical 2020-2021
Payne 308
540.458.8758
wheelerlm@wlu.edu

Woodzicka, Julie

Julie Woodzicka
Abigail Grigsby Urquhart Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Science
Parmly Hall 240
540.458.8834
woodzickaj@wlu.edu

Youngman, Paul

Paul Youngman
Associate Provost and Redenbaugh Professor of German
Washington Hall 217
(540) 458-8705
youngmanp@wlu.edu