2013–2014 New Faculty and Academic Staff

Ferrum College faculty

Current Ferrum College faculty at first meeting of the spring 2014 semester

Taiwo Ajani

Assistant Professor of Computer
Information Systems

  • B.S., University of Ibadan
  • M.S., University of South Florida
  • Ph.D., Robert Morris University


Nancy A. Bradley

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

  • B.S., University of Dayton
  • M.S., University of Dayton
  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Nancy Custer Brubaker ’94

Assistant Professor of Animal Science

  • B.S., Ferrum College
  • D.V.M., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Carl A. Durant

Instructor of Mathematics

  • B.S., Lyndon State College
  • M.S., University of Vermont
  • D.Ed., University of Vermont


Timothy C. Durham 

Assistant Professor of Agronomy

  • A.A.S., Suffolk County Community College
  • B.S., Cornell University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science, Lincoln University
  • D.P.M. (Doctor of Plant Medicine), University of Florida


Brandy Vernease Fralin ’07

Visiting Instructor of Mathematics

  • B.S., Ferrum College
  • M.S., Radford University


Christopher C. Mayer

Assistant Professor of Recreation Leadership

  • B.A. & S., Eastern Illinois University
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University
  • Ph.D., Colorado State University


Jacob R. Smith

Assistant Professor of Art

  • B.A., Roanoke College
  • M.F.A., The George Washington University


A. Rachel Stauffer

Assistant Professor of Russian

  •  B.A., Randolph-Macon Women’s College
  • M.A., University of Virginia
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia



Marta Casanova

Fulbright Visiting Teaching Assistant

  • Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, Spain
  • Universidad Francisco De Vitoria, Madrid, Spain


Sheree Y. Thomas

Learning Consultant

  • B.S. and M.S., Radford University


Eric M. Stauffer

Learning Management System Coordinator

  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia

Jame’e S. Gunter ’12

Academic Peer Assisted Learning and
Resource Coordinator

• B.S.W., Ferrum College

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