Six Faculty Members Promoted

June 13, 2002

Mary Baldwin University has promoted of six faculty members:

  • Anne F. Alexander of Roanoke, to professor of history, Baldwin Online and Adult Programs. Dr. Alexander is the director of Mary Baldwin University’s regional center in Roanoke. Among her accomplishments are the William M.E. Rachal Award for best article published in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. She recently was invited to be part of a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute on Appalachia. Dr. Alexander received a bachelor of arts form Mary Baldwin University and a master’s and doctorate from Duke University.
  • Ivy Arbulu of Scottsville, to associate professor of Spanish. She co-authored the Peru section of the 1989 Annual Bibliography: The History of Iberian and Iberian-American Thought . Dr. Arbulu received a bachelor of arts in from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, and a master’s and doctorate from the University of Virginia.
  • Amy McCormick Diduch of Augusta County, to associate professor of economics. She wrote a chapter in a book on labor policy. She also co-chaired the fund-raising committee for Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Project. Dr. Diduch received a bachelor of arts from the College of William and Mary and a master’s and doctorate from Harvard.
  • Vladimir N. Garkov of Staunton, to associate professor of chemistry. Dr. Garkov is a member of the American Chemical Society and Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers. He has presented research at international conferences. He has been awarded the Young Investigator Travel Fellowship four times. Dr. Garkov received an M.D. from the School of Medicine in Sofia, Bulgaria, and a Ph.D. from the Medical Academy, Institute of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, in Sofia.
  • Brian Richard Plant of Staunton, promoted to professor of English. A writer of both fiction and nonfiction he has been widely published. He received a bachelor of arts from Oklahoma State University and a master of fine arts from Washington University.
  • Adrian Riskin of Staunton, promoted to associate professor of mathematics. He has contributed to scholar journals. He also helped design Mary Baldwin University’s sundial. Dr. Riskin received a bachelor of arts, master of arts, and doctorate from the University of California at Davis.