Lincoln Resident Faculty Leaders
Ted and Buffy Vehse have deep ties to WVU and a special connection with Lincoln Hall. Ted is a lecturer in the philosophy department, teaching humanities and religious studies. He grew up in Morgantown and attended Evansdale School, the building that was razed to make way for Lincoln Hall! Buffy holds a faculty-equivalent appointment as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising and is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Ted earned a Ph.D. in the History of Religions from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He also has studied at Brown University; the Goethe Institute; Wilhelm Pieck University of Rostock; Eberhard-Karls University of Tubingen; and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Buffy has studied at Brown, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and WVU. Their son, Nathan, attends Morgantown High School.
With only minimal interruption, someone in the Vehse family has been teaching Mountaineers since 1929. Teds grandfather, Charlie, accepted his first and only teaching appointment in the math department when Professor Eiesland still was the chair. Teds father, Bill, studied and then taught physics for more than thirty years at WVU. For more than half the life of the University, Vehses have been guiding WVU students into a lifetime of learning.