Letters Arts and Sciences student
Associate in Arts in
Multidisciplinary Studies


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  • Lawrence Colorito
    • Degree
      M.S., Real Estate and Construction Management, University of Denver
    • Degree
      B.S., Finance, Penn State

    Lawrence “Larry” Colorito, MAI, is the chair of the Board of Directors and senior managing director of Valbridge Property Advisors, a national real estate valuation and consulting firm. A real estate appraiser and consultant for more than 30 years, Larry holds the MAI designation and is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Virginia; and North Carolina. Larry has taught real estate courses at William & Mary, Old Dominion, and Penn State for many years. He has a particular interest in valuation and creating synergy between the real estate profession and the academy.

  • Bryan McDonald
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine
    • Degree
      M.A., Political Science, Virginia Tech
    • Degree
      B.A., English, Virginia Tech

    Dr. Bryan McDonald is director of interdisciplinary programs in the College of the Liberal Arts and an associate professor of history. His interests are in food, environment, security, and resilience, and his books include Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System and Food Security. He is co-editor of Global Environmental Change and Human Security and Landmines and Human Security. He has published more than 25 articles, book chapters, and reviews, as well as commentaries and policy documents.

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