About the Professors
MAJ Tabitha Coates, Ph.D.
MAJ Coates is an Assistant Director of the Miller Academic Center at VMI. She holds a doctorate in Education and Human Resource Studies with a specialization in Organization Learning, Performance and Change from Colorado State University. MAJ Coates possess an M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Baruch College. Her scholarly research focuses on the meaning of work, Generation Y, and hermeneutic phenomenology.
She has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences on diverse topics in the field of Human Resource Development. MAJ Coates has experience in facilitating student success through teaching community college and graduate school level courses, and working in the Miller Academic Center.
Col. Mary Ann Dellinger, PhD, MAEd.
Col. Dellinger is a Professor of Spanish in the VMI Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. She holds a doctorate in Spanish from Arizona State University as well as a Masters in Bilingual/Multicultural Education from the University of Arizona. Her scholarly work focuses on second language pedagogy and Spanish (Peninsular) cultural studies. Col. Dellinger has won several teaching awards including VMI’s “Distinguished Teaching Award." Col. Dellinger serves as the chair of the FYI@VMI Advisory Committee.
MAJ Jennifer E. Gerow, Ph.D.
MAJ Gerow is an Assistant Professor of MIS and Management in the VMI Department of Economics and Business. She earned her PhD in Management with a Concentration in Information Systems from Clemson University; she also has an MBA and BS in Biological Sciences with a Minor in Secondary Education from Clemson University. She has nine years of industry experience in e-commerce. Her research interests lie in IT-business strategic alignment, power and politics in the workplace, and adoptive IT behaviors. Major Gerow has won several awards including VMI’s “Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award.”
LTC Meagan Herald, Ph.D.
LTC Herald is an Associate Professor in the Applied Mathematics Department. She holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Utah and her scholarly work focuses on mathematical biology with an emphasis on mathematical immunology.
MAJ Joshua (Josh) Iddings
MAJ Iddings currently teaches courses in Writing, Language and Style, Cultural Rhetorics, Literacy Studies, and Prison Writing. His research interests include Systemic Functional Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, and Appalachian Studies. Josh recently published a co-authored chapter with Ryan Angus entitled “A Social Justice Curriculum for Appalachia.” He currently has a co-edited volume with Dr. Luciana de Oliveira set to be released with Equinox Publishing in 2014. Josh has presented research at local, state, national and international conferences in countries like South Korea, Canada, and Portugal. Aside from his teaching and research interests, Josh is developing projects to help VMI cadets engage with children in local schools, specifically the development of early literacy skills.
MAJ M Houston Johnson V, Ph.D.
MAJ Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the History Department. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in American History; his research focuses on the development of commercial aviation in the United States.
MAJ Accacia Mullen
MAJ Mullen is a Reference Librarian, providing research assistance and library instruction at Preston Library. She holds a master’s in library and information science from Simmons College.