Courtesy listing.  The Veterans in Society conferences and the Journal of Veterans Studies are now core projects of our colleagues and collaborators in the Veterans Studies Association. This event will be the fifth full ViS conference and the first under VSA auspices. Between ViS conferences, we encourage you to contribute your ideas about research on veterans in society through the Veterans Studies Conference Group on Facebook.


Resilience, Pedagogy, and Veterans Studies 


Suggested hashtag: #ViS2022Phx





20-21* October 2022

Arizona State University, Downtown Campus

Phoenix, Arizona USA

​​*Veterans Studies Association officers and advisers meeting will be on the morning of 22 October.

All events take place at the Beus Center for Law and Society, 111 E. Taylor Street.

Read descriptions for each presentation (organized by panel) or the call for papers.

This conference is free to attend thanks to the following benefactors:

The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts and the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement at Arizona State University.

But please register by September 30.

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Thursday, October 20

11:00 AM.  Registration

12:00—1:15 PM.  Veterans’ Transitions

Nan Darbous Marthaller, Faulkner University; Bob Beard, Arizona State University; Joshua Fletcher, Sullivan University; Robert J. White, Independent Scholar | Moderator: Bruce Pencek, Virginia Tech 

1:30—2:45 PM.  Resiliency for Veteran Studies: A Roundtable Discussion 

D. Alexis Hart, Allegheny College; Corrine E. Hinton, Texas A&M University - Texarkana; Micah C. Wright, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Michael Hoffman, University of Michigan 

3:00—4:15 PM.  Historical Perspectives within Veterans Studies

Jeffrey S. Reznick, National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health; Todd McDonald, Virginia Tech; Michael D. Visconage, US Department of Veterans Affairs| Moderator: Brooks Simpson, Arizona State University

4:00—5:00 PM.  Registration

5:00—6:00 PM.  Keynote

Zonnie Gorman

6:00—8:00 PM.  Reception

Friday, October 21


7:30–8:45 AM.  Breakfast and Registration

8:45–9:00 AM.  Welcome Address

9:00–10:15 AM.  Resilience Among Veterans

Amanda Strauss & Rachel Larson, Arizona State University; Michael Logan, The University of Texas at San Antonio; John Armenta,  University of California, San Diego | Moderator: Jim Craig, University of Missouri St. Louis

10:30–11: 45 AM.  Humanities and the Arts for Veteran Resilience

Victoria Sams, National Endowment for the Humanities; Alisha Ali, Annie Farnsworth, & Stephan Wolfert, New York University & DE-CRUIT; Ricardo Cate, Renowned Cartoonist| Moderator: Jerome Clark

11:45–1:00 PM.  Lunch

1:00–2:15 PM.  Health-Focused Approaches to Veteran Resilience

Carrie Carter, North Carolina State University; William T. Howe, Texas Tech University & Arden C. Roeder, Ph.D., Baylor University; Ayse Torres & Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, Florida Atlantic University; Rebecca Ivory & Jennifer Graber, University of Delaware | Moderator: Eric Hodges, Longwood University

2:30–3:45 PM.  Teaching Veterans Studies

Inga Haugen, Virginia Tech; Amanda S. Hansford, Eastern Kentucky University; Jim Craig, University of Missouri St. Louis | Moderator: D. Alexis Hart, Allegheny College

4:00–5:15 PM.  Veterans Studies: Considerations and Complications

Matt Porter, University of North Texas; Jim Craig, University of Missouri St. Louis, Mariana Grohowski, University of California, Irvine, Eric Hodges, Longwood University, & Bruce Pencek, Virginia Tech | Moderator: Mariana Grohowski, University of California, Irvine

5:15–5:30 PM.  Closing Ceremony

This Veterans in Society Conference is hosted by
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Veterans in Society

an initiative at Virginia Tech 


Dr Bruce Pencek


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Virginia Tech
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Blacksburg, VA   24061

Dr James Dubinsky


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