Focus on Faculty

An image of trees arching over the Chessie Nature Trail.

VMI Planners Focus on the Chessie

Since the VMI Foundation gifted the Chessie Nature Trail to the Institute in 2010, VMI has worked with the community to ensure the trail is maintained and enhanced as an outdoor resource for cadets and members of the community.

A closeup of an eastern small-footed bat being studied and tracked by researchers

'Part of Our Natural Heritage'

Lt. Col. Paul Moosman Jr. ’98, associate professor of biology, is attempting to learn more about the eastern small-footed bat to help determine if the species qualifies for endangered status.

Professor Greg Hartman in front of blackboard lecturing.

Graphics Go Interactive in VMI Calculus e-Textbook

College students need textbooks. But it’s no secret that the cost has been a thorn in the side of students for years. Col. Greg Hartman is among pioneering professors nationally developing e-textbooks, his for calculus. With the price of the book starting at free, cost is no longer a problem.

Col. Jim Hentz in his office

Connecting the Dots

Op-Ed: Col. James Hentz, Ph.D., argues that Boko Haram is engaged in a regional, not a global, conflict. When policy makers misrepresent the group as part of a global jihad, they may intensify the conflict – unintentionally or otherwise.