Humanities Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Bradley

Dr. Stephanie Bradley followed an indirect path to her role as an assistant professor of sociology at Radford University. After earning a B.S. in marketing at Clemson University, Dr. Bradley built a 16-year banking career that consisted of two main phases. She first served as a branch manager and retail lender, working with economically diverse clients and co-workers. Next, her passion for teaching came alive during her time as a corporate trainer and training manager. Her lifelong observation of various inequalities, passion for social justice, and newly cemented dream of becoming a teaching-focused college professor all propelled Dr. Bradley to leave her first career and earn a Ph.D. in sociology from Florida State University. Perhaps a natural extension of her banking career, as a sociologist she has developed a deep interest in teaching about and understanding forces that contribute to economic inequality. In addition, Dr. Bradley has recently woven her love of old school hip hop and her sociological training into her teaching and research.

Dr. Scott Dunn

Dr. Scott Dunn is an associate professor in the School of Communication at Radford University. He studies political communication, and his current research interest is young people’s engagement with politics. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Geoffrey Pollick

Dr. Geoffrey Pollick studies the history and culture of religion in the United States. He teaches courses that explore broad questions of religion’s meanings and uses, including comparative studies of religious difference; surveys of global Christianity and Islam; the relationship between religious identity and healthcare; and advanced courses that consider American religious history and the relationship between religion and culture. His scholarship emphasizes religion’s entanglements with political radicalism in the United States; the role and dimensions of religious liberalism; women’s religious leadership; critical theory and cultural history of religion; and religion in popular culture. Before coming to Radford University, Dr. Pollick held positions at Sweet Briar College, New York University, Kean University, and Drew University. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Drew University, an M.A. from Claremont School of Theology, and a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound.

Dr. Matthew Turner

Dr. Matthew R. Turner has taught in the Governor’s School every year since it came to Radford University in 2010.  At Radford, he teaches primarily in the Media Production area including Video Editing and the Media Production Portfolio.   Dr. Turner also enjoys teaching Cinematic Arts and interdisciplinary classes such as a course he originated on Brazilian arts and media.  Dr. Turner received his bachelor’s degrees in Communication and English from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.  He has worked in Television Production and Engineering as well as video editing and producing professionally before returning to academia.  Dr. Turner received his M.A. in Telecommunication from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts also from Ohio University.  Dr. Turner has presented at numerous national and international conferences in interdisciplinary studies, theater, art history, philosophy, English, and film.  He has also published articles and book chapters on comedy westerns, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and the Marx Brothers.  Dr. Turner’s primary research area is in comedy in its various forms.  He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling having been to 6 continents, 34 countries, and all 50 states.