New Faces to CHBS


The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies welcomes new Assistant Professor of Philosophy Dr. Maura Priest (Ph.D., University of California—Irvine). An expert on ethics, Dr. Priest is the new director of the graduate bioethics certificate. Additionally, Dr. Priest will teach ETHC 630, Phil 112, topics, and core curriculum courses.


Dr. Jamie McDaniel is an assistant professor of English, with specialty areas in Professional Writing, Film Studies, and British Literature.  He joined the Radford English Department in fall 2017, after teaching for seven years at Pittsburg State University in Kansas.  His Ph.D. is from Case Western Reserve University.  


Dr. Katie Arnold earned her B.S. from Furman University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. After her Ph.D. she worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Duke University, before joining the Radford psychology department as an assistant professor in 2017. Dr. Arnold is a cognitive psychologist and her research interests focus on learning and memory with a special interest in educational applications of cognitive psychology.


Dr. Nicole Iannone received her B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Criminology from the University of Florida and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University. She joined the Radford faculty in the fall of 2017. Dr. Iannone’s research interests include small group processes and popular media culture. She is particularly interested in the negative consequences of being ostracized, ignored and excluded, and being out of the loop on information – specifically popular culture.


Mrs. Emily Dove completed her graduate degrees in School Psychology from James Madison University. Mrs. Dove provides clinical training and supervision to school psychology students and serves as the Associate Director for the Center for Assessment and Psychological Services. She teaches both undergraduate psychology and graduate school psychology courses.


Mr. Michael J. Meindl, M.F.A., is an Assistant Professor of Media Production. He is a screen studies scholar and a digital media artist researching early animation technology and developing a documentary on puppetry and the LGBTQ+ community. Previously, he taught and worked as a freelance video artist in New York City.


Dr. Stephanie Bradley holds a PhD in sociology from Florida State University. Before graduate school, she enjoyed a 16-year banking career during which time her passion for teaching came alive as a corporate trainer and training manager. Her work focuses on the intersection of politics and inequalities, which she explores by examining tax and transfer systems. It is no exaggeration to say that working with her students and colleagues at Radford University is a dream realized.


Dr. Aysha Bodenhamer is a broadly-trained sociologist with teaching and research interests in a number of substantive areas including: environmental sociology, sociology of health & illness, rural sociology, and public sociology. Much of her research is qualitative and focuses on the impact of extractive industries on environmental conditions, community, and workplace hazards. Dr. Bodenhamer is also a proud Highlander, Radford University class of 2010.