Highlander Discovery Institute

Radford University’s Highlander Discovery Institute was established by President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., to 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 of Music Business and Department Chair of Music, and Dr. Angela Joyner, Executive Director of the Center for Career and Talent Development.  

Highlander Discovery Institute Steering Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Tim Channell, Associate Professor of Music Business and Department Chair of Music
  • Dr. Angela Joyner, Executive Director of the Center for Career and Talent Development

Members

  • Dr. Vicki Bierman, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Dr. Jack Call, Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Holly Cline, Professor and Department Chair of Design
  • Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, First Lady of Radford University
  • The Honorable David Horton, Mayor of the City of Radford and Assistant to the Dean in the Artis College of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Sharon Jones, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
  • Colleen McNickle, President of Student Government Association
  • Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick, Associate Provost for Academic Programs
  • Karen Montgomery, Classified Staff Council Representative
  • Dr. Steve Owen, Professor and Department Chair of Criminal Justice
  • Caitlyn Scaggs, Associate Vice President for University Relations
  • Dr. Gary Schirr, Associate Professor of Marketing and Director of Graduate and Special Programs
  • Ashley Schumaker, Chief of Staff and Vice President for University Relations
  • Dr. Matt Smith, Interim Dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
  • Dr. Susan Trageser, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Dr. Cassady Urista, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Anthropology

Highlander Institute Speaker Recommendation Form

 
 
 
 
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