New faculty and staff
Dr. Heidi Hulsizer has joined the faculty with a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor of mathematics and computer science. After graduating from Drury University, she earned her master's and doctorate from the University of Missouri. She teaches statistics, calculus, and calculus for economics. Dr. Hulsizer is a National Project NExT Fellow, which is a mentoring/career development program for new mathematics, statistics, and math education faculty. Her research is on Resolutions of Determinantal Ideals. Also this year, she will be coordinating the colloquiums for the Mathematics and Computer Science Department.
Margarita Isabel Montealegre is an international visiting scholar from Nicaragua teaching documentary photography. She has an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Pamela D. J. McDermott is the interim director of the Men's Chorus and Dave Woody is a lecturer in fine arts while Frank Archer '73 and Pam Fox, respectively, are on sabbatical.
Following the retirement of Dr. Sharon I. Goad, the new director of the Bortz Library is Cyrus I. "Cy" Dillon III. He comes to Hampden-Sydney from Ferrum College. He is a past president of the Virginia Library Association, the Virginia Independent College and University Library Association, and the library purchasing consortium SWING. Dr. Dillon grew up in Franklin County and graduated from Washington & Lee. He earned a master's and doctorate from Arizona State University. Since 1971 he has served as a teacher, administrator, and library director at a variety of institutions, including public secondary schools, a major university, and private colleges. He was a founding editor of the Nantahala Review, a born-online literature and photography journal for the Appalachian region funded by the Mellon Foundation. In addition to his duties as co-editor of Virginia Librarian, Dillon writes an occasional column for College & Undergraduate Libraries. His current research interest is the changing environment of scholarly communication.
The Rev. Dr. David A. Keck is the new pastor of College Church and College Chaplain. He comes to Hampden-Sydney with his wife Karin Gollin and their children Olivia (13) and Elijah (10) from Northgate Presbyterian Church in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Keck earned his master's degree and doctorate from Harvard University and his master's of divinity from Duke Divinity School. He has served a number of churches in central North Carolina, including Saint Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Raleigh and Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham. The Rev. Dr. Edgar C. Mayse '57 served as interim pastor and chaplain during the search process. He has returned home to Fincastle.
The Rev. Dr. Keck
Watson Mulkey '08 and Patrick Rowe '09 have joined the Admissions staff as assistant deans. Mr. Mulkey is from Newport News; after graduation he traveled abroad. Mr. Rowe is from Salem; he was an admissions counselor at Marymount University before returning to Hampden-Sydney.