With a combined 28 degrees, these faculty members are ready to contribute their wealth of knowledge and global perspectives to future generations of leaders.
Michael Dale is an assistant professor of philosophy. He received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Vassar College, a Master of Arts in philosophy from Brandeis University, a Master of Education in higher education leadership, and a Doctor of Philosophy in philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin. Before arriving at Hampden-Sydney, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow at Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven, Netherlands. His research interests include ethics, philosophy of science, moral psychology, applied ethics, political philosophy, cognitive science, philosophy of biology, and evolutionary theory. Outside of academics, Dale enjoys hiking and looks forward to exploring the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kevin Davis is a lecturer in fine arts. He received his Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of Memphis, a Master of Arts in Composition from the Centre for Advanced Musical Study at Istanbul Technical University, a Master of Arts in Composition and Computer Technology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Composition and Computer Technology from the University of Virginia. Before arriving at Hampden-Sydney, he was Director of Music at the Keswick School in Keswick, Virginia, and an Instructor in Charlottesville, Virginia, and remote.
Glenn Gilyot is an assistant professor of chemistry. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Doctor of Philosophy in organic chemistry with a minor in college teaching from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In August 2022, he received the SREB Doctoral Scholars Program Dissertation Year Award. Prior to teaching at Hampden-Sydney, he was an Organic Chemistry II Lab Instructor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Gilyot also taught a chemistry merit badge course to Boy Scouts at the University of Missouri.
Daniel Gulbrandsen is a visiting assistant professor of mathematics and computer science. He received his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Utah Valley University, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Before arriving at Hampden-Sydney, Gulbrandsen taught at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His research interests include combinatorics, topology, and geometry. When he is not in the classroom, he can be found playing his guitar and watching movies. Gulbrandsen is also an Eagle Scout, fitting in with the many Eagle Scouts that have found their homes at Hampden-Sydney.
Or Honig is a visiting assistant professor of government and foreign affairs. He received his International Baccalaureate from the United World College of the Atlantic, a Bachelor of Arts in Middle East history from Haifa University, a Master of Arts in international relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to Hampden-Sydney, Honig taught as an associate professor at Tokyo International University, Institute for International Strategy. While having an academic footprint around the world, Honig is also fluent in Hebrew and fluent in reading Arabic.
Nicholas Morgan is an assistant professor of fine arts. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study, a Master of Studies in English literature from Oxford University, and Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Columbia University. Before arriving at Hampden-Sydney, Morgan taught as a core lecturer for the Department of Art History and Archeology at Columbia University.
Kyle Tower is a lecturer of computer science. He received his Bachelor of Science in computer science and engineering and a Master of Engineering in computer science and math from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before arriving at Hampden-Sydney, he most recently served as a senior software engineer at Capital One in Richmond, Virginia. A passionate and dedicated instructor, he was awarded the Virginia’s Computer Science Educator of the Year Award in 2021.