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School and College Faculty Contacts

College of Arts & Science

Dan Morgan

Faculty Director of Immersion Vanderbilt

Associate Dean; Principal Senior Lecturer of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Katherine Blue Carroll

Immersion Coordinator for Political Science, Public Policy Studies, and Religious Studies (incl. Islamic & Arabic Studies)

Associate Professor of Political Science; Associate Director of Public Policy Studies

Elizabeth Catania

Immersion Coordinator for Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, and Psychology

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Neuroscience; Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience

Courtney Caudle Travers

Immersion Coordinator for Communication Studies, History (including LHS and Econ-History), and Philosophy

Senior Lecturer; Director of Internships in Communication Studies

Lily Claiborne

Immersion Coordinator for Climate Studies, Earth and Environmental Science, and Sociology

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Chalene Helmuth

Immersion Coordinator for French and Italian; German, Russian, and East European Studies; Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies; and Spanish and Portuguese

Associate Professor of the Practice of Spanish & Portuguese; Director of the Arts & Science Center for Languages

Willis Hulings

Immersion Coordinator for American Studies, Business Studies, and Medicine, Health, and Society

Associate Professor of the Practice of Managerial Studies

Heather Luea

Immersion Coordinator for Classical and Mediterranean Studies, Economics, and Jewish Studies

Senior Lecturer of Economics

Elizabeth Meadows

Immersion Coordinator for African American and Diaspora Studies; English; Gender and Sexuality Studies

Principal Senior Lecturer of English; Associate Director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities

Prasad L. Polavarapu

Immersion Coordinator for Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Professor of Chemistry

Sheri Shaneyfelt

Immersion Coordinator for Art, European Studies, and History of Art and Architecture

Principal Senior Lecturer of History of Art & Architecture

Kalman Varga

Immersion Coordinator for Anthropology, Communication of Science and Technology, and Physics and Astronomy

Professor of Physics; Vice Chair of the Department of Physics & Astronomy

Jonathan Waters

Immersion Coordinator for Asian Studies (incl. Chinese and Japanese), Cinema and Media Arts, and Theatre

Associate Chair, Cinema & Media Arts; Principal Senior Lecturer, Cinema and Media Arts; Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education

Blair School of Music

Tucker Biddlecombe

Immersion Coordinator

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Associate Professor of Choral Studies and Director of Choral Activities

Brian Utley

Immersion Coordinator

Principal Senior Lecturer of Woodwinds

Divinity School

James Byrd

Immersion Coordinator

Professor of American Religious History; Cal Turner Chancellor's Chair of Wesleyan Studies; Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research

Owen School of Management

David Owens

Immersion Coordinator

Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond'ry; Professor of the Practice of Organizational Studies; Professor of the Practice of Engineering Management

Peabody College of Education and Human Development

Anita A. Wager

Immersion Coordinator

Senior Associate Dean; Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education

Leigh Scheer

Immersion Coordinator for Psychology and Human Development

Principal Senior Lecturer of Psychology & Human Development; Director of Undergraduate Studies

School of Engineering

Tom Withrow

VUSE Immersion Director; Immersion Coordinator for Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Dean for Design; Professor of the Practice of Mechanical Engineering

Walter Collett

Immersion Coordinator for Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Russell Dunn

Immersion Coordinator for Chemical Engineering

Professor of the Practice of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Courtney Johnson

Immersion Coordinator for Engineering Science

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Technical Communications

Marc Moore

Immersion Coordinator for Biomedical Engineering

Associate Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering

Robert Tairas

Immersion Coordinator for Computer Science

Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

Lori Troxel

Immersion Coordinator for Civil Engineering

Professor of the Practice of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Director of Undergraduate Studies in Civil Engineering

School of Medicine

Amy Major

Faculty Director of Immersion

Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Nursing

Cathy Maxwell

Immersion Coordinator

Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology