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Lt. Col. Patrick Rhamey on With Good Reason

VMI Professor Lt. Col. Rhamey to Speak on ‘With Good Reason’

Lt. Col. Patrick Rhamey, associate professor of international studies and political science at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss U.S.—China relations on public radio’s With Good Reason July 31-Aug. 6 in an episode titled “Entangling Alliances.”

Col. Marcelo Goncalez, a member of VMI's Commandant's staff holds his credentials for the Tokyo Olympics.

From Brazil to Lexington to Tokyo: Commandant’s Staff Member Heads to Third Olympic Games

Col. Marcelo Goncalez has a well-worn passport and a track record of travel to a multitude of international competitions. At the end of this month, he will travel to Tokyo, Japan, as a technical delegate for modern pentathlon, a lesser-known Olympic sport that is a personal passion.

Promo photo of Maj. Tim Passmore for episode of With Good Reason

Passmore to Speak on With Good Reason

Maj. Tim Passmore, assistant professor of international studies at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss how the changing composition of United Nations peacekeeping forces may signal a larger shift on public radio’s With Good Reason April 24-29, in an episode titled “Protecting Human Rights.”

Promo photo of Lt. Col. Abbey Carrico for episode of With Good Reason

Modern Languages Professor to Speak on ‘With Good Reason’

Lt. Col. Abbey Carrico, associate professor of modern languages and cultures (French) at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss how fictional representations of water help us make sense of life and death on public radio’s With Good Reason April 3-9, in an episode titled “The Waters.”

Maj. Dan Baur on With Good Reason

PE Professor to Speak on With Good Reason

Maj. Dan Baur, assistant professor of physical education at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss the use of hydrogel technology by elite athletes on the public radio program With Good Reason March 20-26.

Portrait of Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl with text stating she is to be featured on With Good Reason Jan. 23-29

VMI Professor to Discuss Redlining on With Good Reason

Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, professor of economics and business at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss access to consumer credit for those living on or near American Indian reservations in the United States on the public radio program With Good Reason Jan. 23-29.

Col. Sen teaching Fall 2020

VMI Professor Receives 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award

Col. Tinni Sen, professor of economics in the Department of Economics and Business at the Virginia Military Institute, is one of the 12 recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Faculty Awards.

Col. Atin Basu Choudhary, Ph.D.

VMI Professor to Discuss Civil Conflict on With Good Reason

Col. Atin Basuchoudhary, professor of economics and business at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss the likelihood of civil conflict in the U.S. on With Good Reason Oct. 3-9.

Dr. Timothy Passmore stands in front of a class of cadets.

The Value of Civic Knowledge During a Campaign of Disinformation

Dr. Timothy Passmore, assistant professor of international studies, strives to teach cadets how to look past fake news and become educated, informed citizens.

Brigadier General Jeff Smith stands in front of the cadets in his history of information technology class.

An Ethical Framework Throughout Technological Advances

Brig. Gen. Jeff Smith '79 focuses on ethics in information technology—and preparing cadets for a world that's yet to be born.