Fellows are an integral part of the Hereford community providing many ways for students to interact with teachers, researchers, and interesting individuals outside of the classroom. At Hereford, we have three types of Fellows, each of which offers their own perspective for our students. Many of our accomplished Fellows fall into multiple categories and their years of experience provide opportunities for interesting conversation, lectures, or excursions throughout the community.
Academic Fellows- individuals whose primary role at the University is teaching and/or research
University Fellows- indiviuals who occupy unique and often multidisciplinary roles, often administrative, support or instructional
Community Fellows- members from the wider Charlottesville community with varied perspective to share.
Aaron Laushway is an associate dean of students and the director of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. He joined the Office of the Dean of Students in 1996. Mr. Laushway took his master of education and doctor of philosophy degrees in counseling from the University in 1984 and 1987, respectively. He also holds the S.T.B. and S.T.L. from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington. He was a 1999 David A Harrison III Award recipient for undergraduate advising. Immediately before returning to the University and becoming the assistant dean who worked most closely with fraternities and sororities, he was a Charles E. Merrill Fellow at The Divinity School, Harvard University. Dean Laushway is a brother of the Eta Chapter of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Yale. He also advises the Third-Year Class and the University's chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society.
Dr. Petri is the Wade Hampton Frost Professor of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Microbiology and Pathology at the University of Virginia Medical School. He is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at UVa and a past president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Dr. Petri's research interests are tropical medicine and biodefense. His current lab work is aimed at finding new means to prevent amebiasis. In 2014, he was one of 12 faculty members who received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Dr. Petri regularly teaches short courses at Hereford including the popular "Bill's Bugs" exploring the world's most interesting infectious diseases.
Cale Jaffe is the Director of the Virginia office of the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), a nonprofit organization that leverages the power of the law to protect the air, water, and special places of the Southeast. Cale has been an attorney with SELC Since 2004. In 2007, he was part of the SELC legal team that won a unanimous victory before the Supreme Court of the United States in Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy. From 2006 to 2013, Cale also served as a lecturer at the University of Virginia Law School, where he taught a seminar on environmental law and federalism. Cale graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American Studies. He earned his J.D. and an M.A. in Legal History from the University of Virginia. While a student at Virginia, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Raven Society. He is married to Katie, an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia. They enjoy the daily chaos that comes from raising three wonderful children.
David was born and raised in Coatesville, PA and attended Swarthmore College where he received a BA in Chemistry. He spent the next three years teaching chemistry at St. Christopher’s, a private school in Richmond, VA. Following this David attended medical school at UVA and then pursued a residency in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Mellinger has spent most of his career in academic medical centers and concentrated his clinical practice on taking care of college students, working at the University of Wisconsin, Washington University in St. Louis (where he was the medical director of their Student Health Service), Duke University, and returning to UVA in January 2015. He has taught medical students and residents as well as other health professional students in a variety of capacities at each of the institutions that he has worked. In addition, David has experience working with residential colleges at the University of Wisconsin and Washington University in St. Louis where he was a faculty-fellow. He enjoys travelling, cooking, outdoor activities, and most sports. He also volunteers at 2 different camps in the summer, serving as their medical director. David is excited about the opportunity to work with students in a residential college setting at UVa!
Diana Morris is a lecturer in the School of Engineering.
Ed Murphy is both an associate professor in the Department of Astronomy and a graduate of the University of Virginia, having earned an M.A. in astronomy in 1993 and a Ph.D. in 1996. After graduating, he worked on NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) mission at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore before returning to UVa as a faculty member in the fall of 2000. He conducts research on the interstellar medium, the gas between the stars, using FUSE and ground based radio and optical telescopes. He teaches introductory astronomy classes for non-science majors and members of the community, and runs astronomy workshops for teachers. In addition to teaching and research, Mr. Murphy is director of the education and public outreach program in the Department of Astronomy. He can be found at McCormick Observatory during most of the Friday night public nights. A native of Chicago, he is a die-hard Cubs fan and, as always, is hoping next year is The Year. He and his wife Susan have two boys, Max and Michael.
Elaine Bailey is a clinical psychologist at Student Health where she currently splits her time between the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She loves working with students on all sorts of issues, including her specialty area of behavioral sleep medicine. Elaine came to UVA after earning her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2006, and in that time has become an avid fan of Virginia sports. In fact, the only time she doesn’t cheer for the ‘Hoos is when they are playing the Blue Devils from her beloved undergraduate alma mater, Duke. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband, Reid (also a Hereford fellow), and their two children. At Hereford, Dr. Bailey served as an Adopt-a-Floor Fellow where she and her family hosted a popular 'Old School Game Night.'
John Alexander is currently the Associate Director of SHANTI (Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Network of Technological Initiatives) at the University of Virginia. This faculty led center is helping faculty members to integrate uses of technology into their teaching and research in scalable and sustainable ways. John's educational background in the humanities, his experience teaching at four institutions of higher education, and his administrative experiences at UVa for almost 30 years have almost prepared him for his current responsibilities. In spring 2009, John taught a course on Underground Hip-Hop here at Hereford. http://faculty.virginia.edu/jalexander/
Karl Shuve is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. He teaches courses in the history of Christianity, and his research is devoted to discovering how people in the ancient world interpreted their sacred books, especially the Bible. He is married to Melissa Phillips, who is trained as a middle and high school math teacher and they have a daughter Catriona and son Cameron. Fun family trivia: they were each born in a different country, spanning three continents and two hemisphere—Canada (Toronto), South Africa (Johannesburg), Scotland (Edinburgh), and America (Charlottesville).
Dr. Williams currently teaches introductory engineering and other courses at UVa as a faculty member in the Department of Physics. Keith Williams was formerly a program manager and CTO for Leidos (f/k/a SAIC) at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C., where he oversaw several large R&D contracts in the areas of engineering, chemistry and materials science. As the founder of Hereford's garden successful Minifarm and a former faculty-in-residence at Hereford, Keith is remembered for leading some of Hereford's favorite short courses: waste veggie oil fuels, local foods, the food survivor challenge and black-and-white photography; take a look at some of his beautiful photography at: keithwilliamsphoto.net. Since Keith continues to be an active Hereford fellow, he invites any Herefordians to contact him with questions!
Kimberley Bassett is a graduate of the University of Virginia and is now serving as an Assistant Dean in the Office of African-American Affairs. Kimberley is very involved in her local church and its campus ministry. She is very passionate about people, and loves traveling and observing people in different cultures. Kimberley also loves music, singing and dancing...look out on karaoke night! Unfortunately, Kimberley is not a fan of the outdoors so, don't expect to see her on the hiking trips!
Lisa Toccafondi Shutt
Lisa Shutt is a cultural anthropologist who has been an active member of the Hereford community since 2007. She has directed the undergraduate program in African American and African Studies for the past two years. Her own research concentrates on life in the country of Gabon in Central Africa and on French culinary culture. However, Ms. Shutt's teaching also addresses Africa in more general ways, the culture of foodways in worldwide, popular media, gender, post-colonial studies and global development studies. You will frequently see her around Runk with her husband Dave and kids Zoe and Josh. Please come over and say hello -- or better yet, take a seat and have a chat over ice cream!
Michael Fowler is a native of England. A theorectical physicist, he studied mathematics and physics at the University of Cambridge. Before coming to the University of Virginia, he taught at Princeton, Maryland, and Toronto. Recently, he has developed an introductory physics course for non-science majors entitled, Galileo and Einstein, with an accompanying website: http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/
Pam DeGuzman is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia. She has a long-time affection for the University, holding five degrees from UVa. She received her first degree from the English department in 1992, and since then has completed a BSN, MSN, MBA and a PhD. She has been a member of the Raven Society since 1996 and served on Raven council as both a student and faculty member. Dr. DeGuzman teaches in the Health Systems Management program at the School of Nursing, and is proud to work with the GIRG, an interdisciplinary research team that investigates the impact of geography on the health of vulnerable populations.
Paul Freedman is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics where he has taught since 1997. Freedman teaches courses in public opinion, media and politics, voting behavior, and research methods, and has written extensively about campaign advertising. Since 2000, Freedman has been an election analyst for ABC News in New York.
Paul Harris is an assistant professor in the Counselor Education program in the Curry School of Education. Prior to coming to UVA in 2011, he was a high school counselor in Loudoun County, Va, and Newport News, Va. His research interests include issues related to equity, access, and social justice in schools, and pre-service school counselor training. He is particularly interested in students' college and career readiness, with an emphasis on Black male student-athletes. He received his B.S.Ed. degree and M.Ed. degree from UVA, and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He is married to Taylor Harris, who is a creative non-fiction writer, and they reside in the Faculty Fellow Malone apartment with their two children, Eliot Mae and Christopher Luc.
Dr. Bailey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering where his work centers on interdisciplinary engineering design, design education, and the environment. He strives to integrate real world engineering work into his classes including leading two study abroad programs at UVa: a project with wineries in Mendoza, Argentina; and a sustainability project near Lund, Sweden. At Hereford, Dr. bailey his an Adopt-a-Fellow where he and his family hosted an 'Old School Game Night.'
Stephen A. Macko is a Professor of Isotope and Organic Geochemistry in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. His areas of interest include marine organic geochemistry, deep ocean communities, meteorites and the Origins of Life as well as K-12 education and outreach. Recent projects of his include studies on chemosynthesis at cold seep sites and hot vents using the Johnson Sea Link and Alvin submersibles for sample acquisition; interpretation of ancient human diet; tracking fires and aerosols from sub-Saharan Africa; establishing the geochemical conditions of the Earth prior to the origins of life and pioneering the broadcast of live interactive classes between Africa and the USA. His laboratory is featured in King Corn, a documentary on the influence of corn on the lives of North Americans, which opened at Independent theaters in New York and Washington in October, 2007 and appeared on PBS in April, 2008.
Tyler Jo Smith
Tyler Jo Smith is a native of Oklahoma. She received her undergraduate degree in Classics from Davidson College, and her graduate degrees in Classical Archaeology from Oxford University. She has taught at Oxford, Virginia Tech, University of Oklahoma, and joined the Art History faculty at UVa in 2002. She is also the director of the Interdisciplinary Major in Archaeology at UVa. As a faculty member she has represented Orthodox Christian student organizations on several campuses, and has also participated in international student outreach. Her summers are spent abroad in England and in Greece, teaching, researching, and participating in excavations. She loves sports, especially football and field hockey, and music of all types.
Vicki Hawes is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College. She has worked in manufacturing management and is an entrepeneur. She is now Off Grounds Housing Manager at the University of Virginia. She enjoys reading and convertibles and holds season tickets for UVa football, men's and women's basketball. She also loves the Hoos hot nights at U-Hall during the cold winter months.
Wu-Seng (Winston) Lung
Dr. Wu-Seng Lung is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Following 8 years of working at environmental consulting firms, Dr. Lung joined the University of Virginia in 1983. He has over 35 years of experience in modeling natural water systems including streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, coastal waters, and wetlands. At Virginia, he has been working on estuarine modeling of eutrophication and toxic substances. In 1991, he was named by US EPA to a review panel of model evaluation group for the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program, providing guidance to water quality modeling work on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Among his publications are two volumes: Water Quality Modeling: Application to Estuaries, (1993) and Water Quality Modeling for Wasteload Allocations and TMDLs (2001). Dr. Lung is currently leading an International Collaboration of Multidisciplinary Research under the U21 (Universitas 21) Water Future Network.