Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Faculty

Stephanie A. Almagno (’95)

Professor of English

B.A., Simmons College

M.A., Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Tabatha P. Anderson (’11)

Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

M.S.N., Medical College of Georgia

Richard M. Austin (’97)

Professor of Biology

B.S., Piedmont College

M.S., Auburn University

Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Elaine LeCreurer Bailey (’11)

Associate Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Armstrong Atlantic State University

Ph.D., Auburn University

Elizabeth Baugus-Wellmeier (’13)

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Diploma in Nursing, Georgia Baptist School of Nursing

M.S.N., Walden University

Julia Behr (’16)

Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia

M.S.N., Augusta University

D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Barbara E. Benson (’97, ’05)

Professor of Education 

B.A., University of Maryland

M.A., West Virginia University

Ed.D., University of Georgia

Michael W. Berglund (’14)

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

B.S., University of West Georgia

M.A., Ph.D. University of Georgia

Marilyn Berrong (’01)

Professor of Education

A.A., Gainesville Junior College

B.A., Piedmont College

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

Jennifer Betz (’10)

Associate Professor of Education

B.F.A., Pratt Institute

M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Central Florida

Emily Bewick (’15)

Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., Vanderbilt University

Ph.D., University of Georgia

Kathy Blandin (’12)

Assistant Professor of Theatre

B.A., Case Western Reserve University

M.F.A., University of Texas

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Rebecca Brantley (’15)

Instructor of Art

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

Paul Braum (’15)

Program Director, Cardiovascular Technology

A.S., Sante Fe Community College

B.S., University of Pittsburgh

Katherine Breithaupt (’10)

Senior Fellow in Education

B.A., Berry College

M.Ed., Ph.D., Clemson University

Joseph C. Brenes-Dawsey (’04)

Senior Librarian/Head, Instruction, Assessment & Planning

A.F.A., Brevard College

B.Mus., University of Georgia

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

M.B.A., Piedmont College

Angela H. Brown (’97)

Professor of Education

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

William M. Brown (’94)

Professor of Education

B.A., San Jose State University

M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

Jeff W. Bruns (’17)
Senior Fellow in Business
M.S., Southeast Missouri State University
B.S., M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Illinois State University

Ronald Busbee (’15)

Senior Fellow in Education

B.S.Ed., University of Georgia

M.Ed., Georgia College

EdS., Ed.D., University of Georgia

Carlos D. Camp (’83)

Professor of Biology

B.S., Georgia Southwestern College

M.S., Auburn University

Ph.D., University of Georgia

Stephen C. Carlson (’06)

Senior Fellow in Business

B.A., Jacksonville State University

M.S., Georgia State University

D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

John E. Carmack, Jr. (’85)

Fellow in Business

B.S., Colorado State University

M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology

Sean W. Carrigan (’97)

Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Rhode Island College

Ph.D., University of Georgia

R. Windy Charles (’89)

Professor of English

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

Jonathan Elias Clinton (’17)
Assistant Professor of Exceptional Child Education
M.A., Piedmont College
B.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia

Isabelle Crowder (’11)

Associate Professor of Education

B.A., University of Virginia

M.Ed., Ph. D., University of Georgia

William Clay Crowder (’06)

Associate Professor of Education

B.F.A., New York University 

M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Georgia

Hugh Davis (’08)

Associate Professor of English

B.A., Belhaven College

M.A., University of Alabama

Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Joseph Dennis ('15)

Assistant Professor of Mass Communications

B.A., North Central College

M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia

Abbey Dondanville (’14)

Associate Professor of Athletic Training

B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College

M.S., Indiana State University

Ed.D., University of North Carolina

Debra F. Dooley (’96)

Professor of Earth Science

B.S., Indiana University

Ph.D., University of Georgia

Jessica A. Eagle (’17)
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Marshall University
Ph.D., University of Alabama

Franklin L. Edge (’07)

Associate Professor of Mathematics

B.S., University of Washington

M.A.T., Johns Hopkins University

M.A., Appalachian State University

Jackie Ellett (’15)

Teaching Fellow in Art

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

Anna Maria Fisk (’02)

Professor of Nursing

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

Jeremy Fouts (’14)

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

U.S. Army Licensed Practical Nurse

B.S., M.S., California University of Pennsylvania

Ryan Franklin (’14)

Assistant Professor of History

B.A. North Georgia College & State University

M.A. University of West Georgia

Tony Frye (’08)

Associate Professor of Political Science

B.A., Ohio State

M.A., University of Akron

Ph.D., Miami University

William Gabelhausen (’06)

Associate Professor of Theatre

B.F.A., Illinois Wesleyan University

M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University

M.Ed., University of Georgia

E. Kenyon Gannon (’11)

Associate Professor of Education

B.A., M.A.T., Winthrop University

M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia

Timothy Garvin-Leighton (’16)

Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., Heidelberg University

M.Div., Andover Newton Theological School

Chanda Gastley (’15)

Assistant Professor of Nursing

A.S.N., North Georgia College and State University

M.S.N., Walden University

David Gibbs (‘11)

Information Services Librarian

B.A., University of Georgia

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

Robert T. Glass (’95)

Dean of Libraries & College Librarian

B.A., Delta State University

M.M., Louisiana State University

M.L.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Donald Gnecco (’12)

Professor of Education

B.S., University of Maine

M.Ed., University of New Hampshire

Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

Charles Goss (’15)

Assistant Professor of Education & Director of Off-Campus Graduate Studies

B.A., Piedmont College

M.Ed., North Georgia College and State University

Susan Goss (’15)
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Piedmont College
M.Ed., Ph.D., Clemson University

Karen Greilich (’15)

Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Saginaw Valley State University

M.S.N., Western Carolina University

Kimberly Griffin (’14)

Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., Georgia State University

M.Ed., DePaul University

Ed.S., Ed.D., Piedmont College

Miranda Hawks (’16)

Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S., Georgia Southwestern State University

M.S.N., Medical College of Georgia

Ph.D., Augusta University

Shahryar Heydari (’92, ’94)

Professor of Mathematics

A.A., Butler County Junior College

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

Ph.D., Florida State University

C. Wallace Hinson (’93)

Professor of Music

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

D.M.A., University of Illinois

Brian Hitselberger (‘13)

Assistant Professor of Art

B.F.A., Tulane University

M.F.A., University of Georgia

Randall J. Hollandsworth (’07)

Associate Professor of Education

A.S., Virginia Western Community College

B.S., University of North Carolina-Charlotte

M.S., Georgia State University

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Nathan Holt (’17)
Associate Professor of Physics
A.A., Nashville State Community College
B.S., Middle Tennessee University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Wilma Hutcheson-Williams (’06)

Associate Professor of Secondary Education

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

Ed.D., Temple University

Steven Jacobs (’12)

Associate Professor of Sociology

B.A., Pennsylvania State University

M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

J. Henry Johnson (’06)

Associate Professor of Theatre

A.A., Gainesville College

B.A., Brenau University

M.F.A., University of Georgia

Jamie Johnson-Huff (’07)

Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia

M.S.N., Georgia State University

D.N.P., Medical College of Georgia

Joan A. Jordan (’08)

Associate Professor of Education

B.A., M.Ed., Georgia Southern College

Ed.S., Ed.D., University of Georgia

Walter M. Keel (’11)

Senior Fellow in Business

B.B.A., Wake Forest University

M.B.A., Duke University

Jennifer Kelley (‘13)

Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Brenau University

M.S.N., Mercer University

Christopher M. Kelly (’08)

Associate Professor of Art

B.F.A., University of Montevallo

M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology

John Koshuta (’16)

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

B.S., University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

B.A., University of Wisconsin-EauClaire

M.A., University of Alabama

Kelly Land (’15)

Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., ECE, Mercer University

M.Ed, Troy University

Ed.S., Ed.D. Piedmont College

Kimberly Lovell (’10)

Instructor of Business

B.A., Piedmont College

M.B.A., Brenau College

Beth Lovern ('14)

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

B.S. Georgetown University

Ph.D. University of Georgia

Charles H. Lucado, Jr. (’95)

Professor of Education

B.A., M.A., Ed.D., Virginia Tech

Timothy F. Lytle (’95)

Professor of Philosophy and Religion

B.A., Toccoa Falls College

M.A., Western Kentucky University

Ph.D., University of Georgia

Sandra Maughon (’15)

Teaching Fellow in Business

B.A., Georgia State University

M.S., George Washington University

Erika McKinney (’16)

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

B.A., Otterbein University

M.S., Marshall University

James F. Mellichamp (’82)

Professor of Music

B.M., Huntingdon College

Diploma, Hochschule fuer Musik, Herford, Germany

D.M.A., Indiana University

Hope Menzel (’08)

Associate Professor of Mathematics

B.A., Mississippi State University

M.S., Mississippi State University

Timothy Menzel (’08)

Associate Professor of Biology

B.A., Rowan University

B.S., Richard Stockton College

M.S., Southeastern Louisiana University

Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Patricia T. Miller (’04)

Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., University of Virginia

M.S.N., Emory University

Phillip Moery (’15)

Teaching Fellow in Business

B.S., University of Arkansas

M.S., Virginia Polytechnical Institute

Ph.D., George Washington University

Jennica Moore (’15)

Associate Professor of Business

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

M.B.A., Brenau University

Ph.D., Northcentral University

Janice W. Moss (’94)

Professor of Mass Communications

B.A., Shaw University

M.A., Northeast Louisiana University

D.A., Clark Atlanta University

Keith R. Nelms (’98)

Professor of Business

B.S., M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology

Ph.D., Georgia State University

Mark Newton (’16)
Senior Fellow in Business
B.S. Cornell University
M.Ed., University of Georgia
Ed.D., University of Georgia

Steven D. Nimmo (’09)

Professor of Mathematics

B.A., Monmouth College

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

Casey Nixon (‘13)

Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., Texas State University

M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia

Timothy O’Keefe (’12)

Assistant Professor of English

B.A., Middlebury College

M.F.A., John Hopkins University

Ph.D., University of Utah

Vincent Pair (’17)
Assistant Professor in Nursing
B.A., Saint Leo University
B.S., Florida State University
B.S.N, Georgia State University
B.S., University of Alabama
M.S., Troy University
M.S.N, Duke University
D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Julie R. Palmour (’99)

Professor of Education

B.S., Georgia State University

M.S.Ed., Butler University

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Robert Perrella (’07)

Assistant Professor of Business

B.S., M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Jonathan Pilkington (’14)

Assistant Professor of Music

B.A., Shorter University

M.A. Rider University

D.M.A, University of Georgia

Albert J. Pleysier (’82)

Professor of History

B.A., Calvin College

M.A., Western Michigan University

Ph.D., West Virginia University

Andrea Price (’08)

Associate Professor of Music

B.M., Meredith College

M.M., Appalachian State University

D.M.A., University of South Carolina

Lynn Rambo (’13)

Associate Professor of Education

B.A., Clemson University

M.Ed., University of Georgia

Ed.S., Ed.D., Piedmont College

Perry Rettig (’13)

Professor of Educational Administration and Leadership

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

Ph.D., Marquette University

Lauren Ringwall (’07)

Associate Professor of Music

B.M., M.M., Georgia Southern University

D.M.A., University of Georgia

Brandon Roberts (’16)

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

B.A., Mount Saint Mary College

M.A., City University of New York

Ph.D., Walden University

Elizabeth C. Rogers (’89)

Professor of Math Education

B.S., M.S., University of Mississippi

Ed.D., University of Georgia

Margaret Ryder (’15)

Associate Professor of Business

B.A., University of Georgia

J.D., Cumberland School of Law

Karen Samuelsen (’13)

Professor of Education

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.Ed., University of Massachusetts

Ph.D., University of Maryland

Julia M. Schmitz (’11)

Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., Sweet Briar College

Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Monika Schulte (’11)

Associate Professor of German

B.A., Universitaet Osnabrueck

M.A., Georgia State University

Evelyn Sears (’12)

Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., Northeastern Illinois University

M.A., National Louis University

Ed.D., Walden University

J. Michael Shirley (’10)

Professor of Education

A.A., Truett-McConnell College

B.A., Piedmont College

M.Ed., University of Georgia

Ph.D., Georgia State University

Katrina Short (’12)

Associate Professor of Education

B.A., M.Ed., University of North Florida

Ed.S., Ed.D., University of Florida

Susan C. Smith-Patrick (’02)

Professor of Education

B.S., West Georgia College

M.Ed., North GeorgiaCollege

Ed.S., University of Georgia

Candice Southall (’11)

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., M.A., Ph. D., University of Georgia

Mee Young Sowa (’15)

Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.A., Seoul National University

M.A., Korea University

D. N. P., University of Virginia

John Spiegel (’09)

Assistant Professor of Theatre

B.A., Davidson College

M.F.A., University of North Carolina

Laura Starrett (’05)

Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Brenau University

M.S.N., Georgia State University

Gerald F. Sullivan (’13)

Senior Fellow in Business

B.B.A., University of Georgia

M.B.A., Georgia State University

D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

Mark Tavernier (’17)
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Olivet College
M.S., Old Dominion University
Ed.S., The George Washington University
Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Edward C. Taylor (’99)

Professor of Business

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

Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Douglas Torrance (’15)

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

B.A., Northwestern University

M.S., Ph.D., University of Idaho

Sara Alice Tucker (’14)

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., M.A., Auburn University

Ed.D., Wilmington College

Dale Van Cantfort (’02)

Professor of Mass Communications

B.B.A., Stetson University

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

Ph.D., University of Georgia

Cynthia L. Vance (’93)

Professor of Psychology

B.S., University of Oregon

M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

J. Kerry Waller (’11)

Associate Professor of Economics

B.A., Dickinson College

Ph.D., Clemson University

Susanna Warnock (’15)

Professor of Business

B.A., Berry College

Ph.D., University of Dublin

Carson Webb (’17)
Butman Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Pepperdine University
M.A., University of Nottingham
M.Phil., Ph.D., Syracuse University

James B. Welsh (’04)

Professor of Education

A.A., Columbus College

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

Max E. White (’89)

Professor of Anthropology

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

M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Stephen R. Whited (’93)

Professor of English

B.A., M.A., Georgia State University

Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Libby Willis (’14)

Instructor of Education

B.A., Rockford College

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