Highlander Discovery Institute

Radford University’s Highlander Discovery Institute was established by President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. in October 2017 and announced to the campus and the community during his State of the University Address.  Beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year, the Highlander Discovery Institute will provide the campus and the community with the opportunity to experience new ideas and ways of thinking, specifically in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

Following the President’s announcement, the Highlander Discovery Institute Steering Committee was formed.  The Steering Committee provides leadership and guidance regarding the selection and invitation of world renowned speakers to visit Radford University.  The Steering Committee is co-chaired by Dr. Tim Channell, Associate Professor and Director of Music Business, and Dr. Angela Joyner, Executive Director of Career Services.   

As a campus community, we look forward to welcoming our inaugural speaker during the Fall 2018 with the goal of further enhancing Radford University’s historical focus on teaching and our steadfast commitment to research and service!

Steering Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Tim Channell, Associate Professor and Director of Music Business
  • Dr. Angela Joyner, Executive Director of Career Services

Members

  • Vicki Bierman, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Bruce Brown, Mayor of the City of Radford and Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Jack Call, Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Joe Carpenter, Vice President for University Relations
  • Holly Cline, Professor and Department Chair of Design
  • Kate Hawkins, Dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
  • Marisela Rosas Hemphill, First Lady
  • Sharon Jones, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
  • Jeanne Mekolichick, Assistant Provost for. Academic Programs
  • Karen Montgomery, President of Classified Staff Council
  • Steve Owen, Professor and Department Chair of Criminal Justice
  • Gary Schirr, Associate Professor of Marketing and Director of Graduate and Special Programs
  • Ashley Schumaker, Chief of Staff
  • Julianna Stanley, President of Student Government Association
  • Susan Trageser, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Cassady Urista, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Anthropology

Highlander Institute Speaker Recommendation Form

 
 
 
 
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