Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Administration and Staff

Jennifer Adams

Maintenance/Grounds Assistant

Demorest Campus

Xhenet Aliu

Athens Librarian

B.A., Southern Connecticut State University

M.F.A., University of North Carolina

M.L.S., University of Alabama

Amy Amason

Vice President for Advancement

B.B.A., Washburn University

M.A., Northern Arizona University

Craig Amason

College Archivist and Director of Lillian E. Smith Center

B.A., M.A., Georgia College

M.L.N., Emory University

Jody Anderson

Associate Director of Financial Aid

B.A., Piedmont College

M.Div., Mercer University

Leesa P. Anderson

Assistant Controller

Ada Arrowood

Administrative Assistant to the Assistant V.P.

Office of Administrative Services

Stephanie Austin-Campbell

Graduate Recruiter

A.A., Gainesville College

B.S., M.B.A., Piedmont College

Marian Banks

Campus Security Officer

Demorest Campus

Soleyman Barin

Network Systems & Data Administrator

Athens Campus

Certificate AMU Institute

B.S. Hadar Computer Institute

Alicia A. Barton

Administrative Assistant,

School of Arts and Sciences

Julia Behr

Dean, R.H. Daniel School of Nursing & Health Sciences

B.S.N., M.S.N., Medical College of Georgia

D.N.P., University of Alabama

Richard Blevins

Campus Security Officer

Demorest Campus

Brenda Boonstra

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

B.S., Calvin College

Rebecca Brantley

Director of Mason-Scharfenstein Museum

B.F.A., M.A., University of Georgia

Brittany Braun

Assistant Athletic Trainer

B.S. Alma College

M.Ed. Old Dominion University

Joseph C. Brenes-Dawsey

Senior Librarian

Head of Assessment and Planning

A.F.A., Brevard College

B.Mus., University of Georgia

M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina

John S. Brooks

Ellucian Administrator

B.A., Piedmont College

Lisa Brookshire

Faculty Services and Budget Manager School of Education

B.A., M.P.A., Piedmont College

Jared Broughton

Associate Varsity Head Baseball Coach

Head Junior Varsity Baseball Coach

A.A., Vincennes University

B.A., University of Dayton

Elizabeth E. Butikofer

Director of Daily Operations

Athletics Department

A.A., Keystone Junior College

B.S., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

M.S., Austin Peay State University

James Monroe Carney

Head Men’s & Women’s Cycling Coach

B.A., Fort Lewis College

John E. Carmack, Jr.

Director of Information Management

School of Education

B.S., Colorado State University

M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology

James Monroe Carney

Head Men's & Women's Cycling Coach

B.A., Fort Lewis College

Brian Carter

Website Coordinator

B.A., Piedmont College

Kathleen Carter

Director of Graduate Enrollment Management

B.S., M.A., Hood College

Nicole Charles

Janitorial Assistant

Demorest Campus

Ashley Clouatre

Assistant to the Director of Graduate Enrollment Management

Data Entry Specialist

Mitchell Clouatre

Associate System Administrator and Engineer

Bradley Cochran

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

B.A., Shorter College

Katy Coker

Administrative Assistant, Walker School of Business

Demorest Campus

Mary Colston

Associate Director of Development

B.S., University of West Georgia

M.N.M., University of Central Florida

Anthony J. Cox


B.A., M.P.A., Piedmont College

Dr. Kimberly Crawford

Director of Student Life

B.A., Reinhardt College

M.A.T., Georgia College & State University

Ed.D. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Stephen Dague

Network Systems Administrator

Demorest Campus

Luke Dombrowsky

Maintenance Lead-Ball Fields and Grounds

Demorest Campus

Timothy Dunton

Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach

B.S., Endicott College

M.S., Lasell College

Krysti Elam

A.A.S, Athens Technical College

B.A., Piedmont College

Amanda Eller

Janitorial Assistant

Chris Falck

Maintenance Assistant

Demorest Campus

Marlee Fleming

Human Resources Generalist

B.A., M.B.A., Piedmont College

Karis Fowler

Admissions Advisor

A.A., Truett McConnell College

B.S., Piedmont College

Shane Free

Campus Security Officer

Demorest Campus

Regina Fried

Design Manager

B.A., Piedmont College

Rev. Tim Garvin-Leighton

Campus Minister

B.A., Heidelberg University

MDiv., Andover Newton Theological School

David A. Gibbs

Information Services Librarian

B.A., University of Georgia

M.L.I.S., University of Alabama

Robert T. Glass

Dean of Libraries

College Librarian

B.A., Delta State University

M.Mus., Louisiana State University

M.L.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Donald Gnecco

Dean of the School of Education

B.S., University of Maine

M.Ed., University of New Hampshire

Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

Cydney Goodwin

Assistant Director of Fitness and Recreation

B.A., Piedmont College

M.S., Florida Atlantic University

Analilia Gowan

Admissions Advisor

B.A., M.A., Piedmont College

Kristen Gray

Administrative Assistant

Office of the President

B.B.A., University of Georgia

Buddy Hamilton

Janitorial Assistant

Demorest Campus

Kay Hamilton

Janitorial Assistant

Demorest Campus

Judy A. Haygood

Director for Accounts Payable

B.A., Piedmont College

Mitzi Heck

Director of Administrative Services

Athens Campus

A.S., Henry Ford Community College

B.A., Piedmont College

Jennifer Hellwege

Janitorial Assistant

Demorest Campus

Kaleb Henley

Maintenance Assistant-Ballfields & Grounds

Shahryar Heydari

Associate Vice President of Information Technology

A.A., Butler County Junior College

B.S., M.S., University of South Carolina

Ph.D., Florida State University

Katrina Hill

Administrative Assistant-School of Nursing

Athens Campus

B.S., Valdosta State University

M.S., Walden University

C. Wallace Hinson

Associate Dean of Fine Arts

B.M.E., M.M.E., University of Central Arkansas

D.M.A., University of Illinois

Phyllis Howell

Administrative Assistant for the Vice President of Academic Affairs

A.A.S., West Arkansas Community College

A.A.S., Arkansas State University

B.B.A., Delta State University

Stephanie Hudgens

Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Affairs

Randall James


Demorest Campus

Jeffery Jenkins

Head Coach-Men’s & Women’s Cross Country & Track & Field

B.A., Huntingdon College

M.S., Troy University

Danielle Jenkins

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

B.S., Troy University

Mark Jestel

Director of Residential Education

B.S., Georgia College & State University

M.Ed., Western Carolina University

Evonne Jones

Counselor/Case Manager

B.B.A., M.S.W., University of Georgia

Kenneth Jones

Vice President for Administration & Finance

A.A., University of Maryland

B.A., Texas A&M University

M.A., Woodbury University

Leslie Jones

Administrative Assistant

Athens Campus

B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., University of Georgia

Colleen Kearney

Evening Public Services Specialist-Arrendale Library

Demorest Campus

A.A., Gainesville State College

B.A., Piedmont College

Jane Kidd

Special Assistant to the President

B.A., University of Georgia

M.A.I.T, Piedmont College

Brittany Kinard

Director of Career Services and Compass

A.A., Itawamba Community College

B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

M.S., Mississippi State University

John Paul Kircher

Director of Golf

Head Coach, Men’s Golf

B.A., Huntingdon College

Michelle Leach

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions-Athens

A.A.S., Athens Technical College

B.A., Piedmont College

Kammy Leathers

Administrative Assistant

Athens Campus

Brian Lentz

Assistant Athletic Trainer

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

M.S., West Virginia University

Joshua Lewallen

Maintenance Assistant

Demorest Campus

Julie Lewis

Coordinator of Financial Aid Services

Athens Campus

B.B.A., Mercer University

Jim C. Love

Maintenance/Plumbing Assistant

Demorest Campus

Kimberly Lovell

Director of Institutional Research

B.A., Piedmont College

M.B.A., Brenau College

Charles H. Lucado, Jr. (’95)

Director of Doctoral Studies

A.S., Virginia Western Community College

B.A., M.A., Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Susan Martin

Head Coach, Women’s Golf

B.A., Methodist University

Terry Martin

Head Coach, Softball

B.S., Nyack College

M.S., United States Sports Academy

Tim McCormack

Assistant Director of Athletics

Head Coach, Women's Soccer

Director of Athletic Communications

B.A., Huntingdon College

M.A.T, Piedmont College

Jamie McCormack

Head Coach, Volleyball

B.A., Huntingdon College

Dayna McKilligin

Assistant Athletic Trainer

B.S., Carroll University

M.S., West Virginia University

Matthew McKinney

Head Athletic Trainer

B.S., High Point University

M.S., Marshall University

David R. McMillion

Director of Financial Aid

B.A., M.B.A., Piedmont College

Daniel McNeely

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

B.S., Wittenberg University

M.S., The Citadel

James F. Mellichamp


B.Mus., Huntingdon College

Diploma, Hochschule fuer Musik, Herford, Germany

D.Mus., Indiana University

Vicki Miller

Payroll Manager

B.A., Buena Vista College

Justin Miller

Maintenance Assistant

Demorest Campus

Daniel Mohsen

Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

B.A., Limestone College

G. Andy Monk

Maintenance Assistant

Demorest Campus

Greg Neeley

Head Men’s Basketball Coach

B.S., Ohio Northern University

M.B.A., Piedmont College

E. Gay Neighbors

Assistant to the Registrar & Business Office

Athens Campus

Steven D. Nimmo

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

B.A., Monmouth College

M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Catherine Nix

Senior Financial Aid Advisor

B.A., M.B.A., Piedmont College

Jimmy Noble

Campus Security Officer

Athens Campus

B.S., Savannah State University

Linda O’Sullivan

Financial Aid Compliance Auditor

B.A., M.B.A., Piedmont College

Julie R. Palmour

Associate Dean, School of Education

B.S., Georgia State University

M.S.Ed., Butler University

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Kellie Parker


Athens Campus

Sheena Patrick

Assistant to the Registrar

B.S., Truett McConnell College

Laura Patton

Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse

B.S., Ursinus College

M.H.A., King’s College

Gene Pease

Director of Academic Learning Services

B.S., M.S., Southwest Missouri State University

E.d.D., Nova Southeastern University

James A. Peeples

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

B. A., Westminister College

M.Ed., Slippery Rock University

Cynthia L. Peterson

Dean of Admissions and Undergraduate Enrollment Management

B.S., James Madison University

M.Ed., Auburn University

Emily Pettit

Dean of Student Engagement and

Director of Career and Counseling Services

B.S., Appalachian State University

M.A., East Carolina University

David E. Price

Director of Public Relations

B.A., University of Georgia

B.S., Piedmont College

Jamie Purdy

Assistant Director of Athletics

Head Women’s Basketball Coach & Senior Women’s Administrator

B.A., Piedmont College

M.S., Georgia Southern University

Megan Ramsey

Compass Program Coordinator

B.A., Emory University

Michelle Reed

Financial Aid Advisor

B.A., Piedmont College

Perry Rettig

Vice President for Academic Affairs

B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin

Ph.D., Marquette University

Justin M. Scali

Head Baseball Coach

Director of Athletic Fundraising

B.S., Methodist University

M.B.A., Piedmont College

Casey Sellars

Maintenance Assistant

Demorest Campus

Grant Seman

Maintenance Assistant

Athens Campus

B.F.A., Piedmont College

Joshua Shephard

Maintenance Assistant

Cassie Shirley

Director for Student Accounts

B.B.A., North Georgia College and State University

David Shirley

Maintenance Director

Demorest Campus

William Simmons

Campus Security Officer

Catherine Simpson

Administrative Assistant-School of Nursing

B.S., Anderson College

M.B.A., Brenau University

Daniel Smith

Director of Strategic Planning

A.A., Truett-McConnell College

B.A., M.A., Ed.D., University of Georgia

Wendy L. Stanley

Regional Admissions Coordinator

B.A., M.B.A., Wesleyan College

Reggie Starrett

Physical Plant Coordinator

Athens Campus

James W. Stephens, III

Head Men’s Soccer Coach

B.A., Piedmont College

Terry Strickland

Director of Campus Security for the Athens Campus

B.S., Valdosta State University

M.P.A., Columbus State University

Ann Sutton

Assistant to the Vice President of Administration and Finance

A.A., Gainesville State College

B.A., M.B.A., Piedmont College

Joseph Sutton

Maintenance of Ball Fields and Grounds

Demorest Campus

Rhonda Sutton

Administrative Services Coordinator

Edward C. Taylor

Dean, Walker School of Business

B.S., M.B.A., Morehead State University

Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Marie Taylor

Chief of Campus Police

B.S., Columbus State University

M.P.A., M.S., Walden University

Renee Tench

Janitorial Assistant

Demorest Campus

Courtney Thomas

Assistant Registrar

B.A., Brenau University

M.B.A., Piedmont College

Joanna Tucker

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

B.S., Bob Jones University

Cindy Tinius

School of Education Student Services & Faculty Support Coordinator

Office Manager for the Woodrow Wilson

Vickie Turner

Director of Institutional Effectiveness

B.A., M.P.A., Piedmont College

Lorenda Vandergriff

Janitorial Assistant

Demorest Campus

Wendell Vonier

Graduate Admissions Advisor

B.A., Piedmont College

Robin Denise Welch

Accounting Assistant

Jeffery Whatley

Instructional Design Librarian & Branch Manager

B.A., University of Alabama

Chelsea Wilkes

Office Manager for Undergraduate Admissions

B.A., Piedmont College

Pamela J. Williams

Assistant System Administrator

B.S., Western Carolina University

M.A.T., Piedmont College

Libby Willis

Certification Officer

B.A., Rockford College

B.F.A., M.A., University of Georgia

Linda J. Wofford

Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs

B.A., M.P.A., Piedmont College

Shane Wood

Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Tennis

B.A., University of Georgia

M.P.A., Piedmont College

Debbie Zimmerman

Manager, Off Campus Graduate Studies