2021-2022 Brenau University Catalog 
    
    Jan 23, 2022  
2021-2022 Brenau University Catalog

Faculty and Administration


Administrative Officers

Anne A. Skleder, President
B.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D.,Temple University

David L. Barnett, Executive Vice President for Administration, Chief Financial Officer
B.A., Mercer University; M.Div.C.E., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.S., Ph.D., University of Louisville

Jim Eck, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor
B.A., Ball State University; M.A., Ball State University; M.B.A., Samford University; Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Charles L. Andrews Jr., Vice President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
B.S., Southern Polytechnic State University; M.S., Columbus State University

Toby Hinton, Vice President for Financial Services
B.S., Presbyterian College; C.P.A., Georgia

Amanda Lammers, Vice President for Student Services; Dean of Students
B.S., University of North Georgia; M.Ed., Clemson University; Ed.D, University of Alabama

Michael F. Lochstampfor, Vice President of Athletics
B.A., Covenant College; M.S., Midwestern State University

Laura McPhie Oliveira, Interm Vice President of Enrollment Management
B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Boston College; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

Jack Matthew Thomas, Vice President for External Relations
B.A., Georgetown College

College Deans

Andrea Croce Birch, Dean, Undergraduate School; Dean, College of Fine Arts and Humanities; Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Trinity College; M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Shatrela B. Washington-Hubbard, Interim Dean, College of Business and Communication; Assistant Professor of Human Resourse Manaagement
B.A., Georgia State University; M.H.R., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Gale Hansen Starich, Dean, Sidney O. Smith Jr. Graduate School; Dean, Ivester College of Health Sciences; Professor of Biochemistry
B.S., University of Nevada; M.S., University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Nevada; Post-Doctoral study, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Eugene Williams, Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor of Education
B.A., M.Ed. Albany State University; Ed.S., Columbus State University; Ed.D., University of Georgia

Faculty and Administration

Robin Aiken, Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid
B.S., Brenau University

Linda Aikens-Young, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Spelman College; M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University

Celeste Z. Alexander, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
A.S., Georgia Regents University; B.M.Ed., University of N.C.-Chapel Hill; B.S., M.S., Brenau University

Jennifer Allison, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., M.S., O.T.D., Brenau University

M. Irma Alvarado, Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Texas; M.A., University of Houston, Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Jane Anderson-Buffington, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Brenau University; M.S.N., Mercer University

Jordan M. Anderson, Director of International Students & Programs
B.A., M.L.I.S., University of Alabama; M.A., Duke University

Charity Armstead, Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising
B.S., Lipscomb University; M.S., University of Georgia

Christine Ball, Affiliate Instructor of Psychology
B.A., Piedmont College; M.S., Brenau University

Pamela Barrett, Associate Vice President and Director of Financial Aid
B.S., Brenau College

Benjamin Barton, Collections Development Librarian, Associate Professor
B.M., University of Georgia; M.L.I.S., Valdosta State University

Linda Barton, Chair, Graduate Business Programs; Associate Professor of Marketing
B.Sc., University of Bradford; M.B.A., Durham University; M.B.S., Ph.D., University of Manchester

Julie V. Battle, Chair and Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., University of Houston

Gary S. Bauman, Clinical Counseling Psychology Graduate Coordinator; Professor of Psychology
B.S., Berry College; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University

Lauren Bell, Assistant Director for Student Life
B.S., Georgia Southwestern University

Shelton Bellew, Coordinator of Modern Languages; Associate Professor of Modern Languages
A.B.J., Ph.D., University of Georgia

Jennifer Bolden; Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.A.B.A., Ft. Valley State University; M.B.A., Georgia College & State Univeristy; Ph.D., Capella University

Kimberly Boyd, Head of Research and Instructional Programs; Associate Professor
B.A., B.I.S., Georgia State University; M.L.I.S., Valdosta State University

Tracey Brent-Chessum, Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre
B.A., The Master’s College; M.M., Azusa Pacific University; M.A., California State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland

Christy Brimmer, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Berry College; M.P.T., Augusta University; D.P.T., Alabama State University

Kelley A. Brock-Simmons, Chair, Graduate Education Programs; Ed.D. Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Texas A&M University; M.A., Ph.D., American University

Billi Bromer, Associate Professor of Education
A.B., College of New Rochelle; M.S. Wheelock College; M.Ed., Tufts University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Heather Brown, Director of Clinical Education; Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
A.B., McDaniel College; M.H.S., The George Washington University; D.M.S.C., University of Lynchburg

Nicole Browning, Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Guelph; M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Tamara Buck, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Northeastern University; D.P.T., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Amanda Buono, Instructor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., M.S., O.T.D., Brenau University

Karen Burgbaucher, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.H.S., M.P.T., University of Kentucky; D.P.T., Shenandoah University

Belinda Butler, ABSN Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. , University of Delaware; M.N., Drexel University

James Allen Butts, Medical Director, Physician Assistant Studies Program
B.A., M.D., Emory University

Marlene Call, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Augusta University; M.P.H., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Augusta University

Laura Cantu, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S.Ed., Troy University; M.Ed., Nicholls State University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Robert Cantu, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch; M.M.Sc., Emory University; M.Bus., Kennesaw State University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Alison Carling, Director of Residence Life
B.F.A., Brenau University

Laura Carpenter, Capstone & Didactic Curriculum Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Southern Indiana; M.A., Indiana University; D.Psych., Indiana University

Ashley Carter, Director of Alumni & Constituent Engagement
B.B.A., M.B.A., Brenau University

Deidre Cassell, Instructor of Science
B.S., Brenau University; M.S., Georgia State University

Donna R. Cherveny, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University; B.S., Brenau University; M.S.Ed., Walden University; Ed.S., Ed.D., Liberty University

Chu Huy, Assistant Professor of Art & Design
B.F.A., San Jose State University; M.F.A., University of South Carolina

Julia G. Clay, Assistant Vice President for Executive Programs; Chair, Department of Communication; Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., M.A., Auburn University; D.B.A., Walden University

Patrena Cody, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Brenau University; M.S., Georgia State University; Ph.D., Hampton University

Isreal Collins, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education
B.S., Benedict College; M.S., Ed.S., Jacksonville State University; Ed.D., Georgia Southern University

Elizabeth Conoley, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Brenau University; M.S.N. University of North Georgia

Madia Cooper, Chair and Assistant Professor of Dance
B.F.A., Brenau University; M.F.A., The College of Brockport

Paula Dampier, Executive Director of Campus Safety & Security
B.A., The University of Georgia; M.P.A., University of North Georgia

Susan Daniels, Assistant Professor of Project Management
B.A., Stetson University; M.B.A., Jacksonville University

Perry Daughtry, Undergraduate Program Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of South Carolina; M.S., University of North Texas; Ph.D., Northcentral University

Kim Davis, Director of Clinical Experiences
B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., Brenau University

Sandra Jean Davis, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., The University of New Mexico; M.Div., Phillips Gateway Seminary

Anna Deeb, Assistant Professor of Communication
A.B., Loyola Marymount University; A.M., Colorado State University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Jill DeMarotta, Chair and Associate Professor of Interior Design
B.S., University of North Carolina; M.I.D., University of Florida

Marsena Devoto, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.A., University of the South; M.S., D.O.T., Belmont University

Debra Dobkins, Dean of the Women’s College; Professor of English
B.A., M.A.T., Agnes Scott; Ph.D. The University of Georgia

Alexandra Duke, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Ramapo College of New Jersey; D.N.P., Emory University

Pennie Eddy, Chair Undergraduate Business Programs, Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.B.A., University of Texas; M.A. Asbury Theological Seminary; M.Acc., West Virginia University

Dana J. Edge, S.P.A. Director, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S.Ed., The University of Georgia; M.Ed., Brenau University

Jeananne Elkins, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Texas Women’s University; M.P.H., Ph.D., Texas A & M University; D.P.T., Northeastern University

Winter S. Elliott, Professor of English
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia

Tamara English, Assistant Vice Executive for Student Services
B.S., Georgia College; M.A.E., Western Kentucky University, M.A.T., Brenau University

Gerald Alan Erickson, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., University of Nevada; M.M.S., Emory University; D.M.S., University of Lynchburg

Selcuk Ertekin, Associate Professor of Marketing
M.S., Marmara University; Ph.D., University of North Texas

Arthur C. Evans, Assessment Coordinator; Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.Ed., Troy State University; Ed.D., Auburn University

Fassil Fanta, Associate Professor of Economics
B.Sc., Alemaya University; M.S., Norwegian University of Life Science; M.A., Eastern Illinois University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Nichole Ferguson, Gallery Director, Assistant Professor
B.A., Elon University; M.A., American University

Kathleen Foley, Director, School of Occupational Therapy; Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., Quinnipaic University; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University

Elizabeth Ann Force, Associate Registrar
B.B.A., Georgia State University; M.B.A., Brenau University

Nancy Fowler, Instructor and Admissions Counselor in Occupational Therapy
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., University of Georgia; M.S., Brenau University; O.T.D., Brenau Universitty

Kenneth K. Frank, Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies
B.A., Colorado State University; M.A., Columbia College; J.D., University of Colorado

Michael Frazer, Assistant Professor of English
A.B., Univeristy of California Irvine, A.M., Ph.D., Auburn University

Anjana Freeman, Affiliate Instructor of Psychology
B.S., Kennesaw State University; M.S., Brenau University

C. Ted Garner, Assistant Professor of Communications
B.S., Freed-Hardeman University; Ph.D., L’Universite D’Etat d’Haiti

Claudia George, Director of Research and Planning
B.B.A, M.B.A., Brenau University

Carolyn B. Giberson, Professor of Chemistry
B.S., West Virginia University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia

Margie Gill, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Georgia Gwinnett College; M.S., Brenau University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Rick Gomez, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre
B.A., Wake Forest University; M.M., University of Colorado

Nathan R. Goss, Vice President for Recruitment
B.S., Oklahoma City University; M.B.A., Brenau University

Kay Graham, Chair, Occupational Therapy;  Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.A., University of the South; M.O.T., Texas Woman’s University; Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Lucinda Grapenthin; Director of the BCCPS Norcross; Assessment Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Indiana State University

Kristen Green, Clinic Director (Brenau Center for Counseling and Psychological Services); Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A., Trinity University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Janet Grier, Associate Professor of Education
M.S., Troy University; Ed.S., Ed.D., Argosy University

Wenwen Guo, Honors Program Director; Assistant Professor of
B.A., Donghua University; M.A., Shanghai International Studies University; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

Lawrence J. Hall, Internship Director; Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Presbyterian College, M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Gay H. Hammond, Director of WonderQuest Theatre; Associate Professor of Theatre
B.A., Brenau College; M.A., University of Louisville; M.F.A. Spalding University

James Hammond, Professor of Theatre
B.A., Brenau University; M.F.A., University of Louisville

William Haney, Professor of Business Administration
B.A., Bryan College; M.B.A., Golden Gate University; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University; Post Doctoral Certificate, University of Massachusetts Boston

Laura Hart, Chair, Undergraduate Nursing; Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Southeast Missouri State University; M.S.N., East Carolina University

Gladys Harvey-Peterson, Education Advising Coordinator

Jill Hayes, Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Texas; M.N., Emory University; Ph.D., Georgia Regents University

Troy Allen Heidesch, Director, Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing; Richards Endowed Chair of Graduate Nursing and Health Science; Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., M.S.N., Brenau University; D.N.P., Georgia Regents University

Karen Henman, Associate Professor of Science Education
B.S., Ball State University; M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., Indiana State University

Stacey Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Medical College of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Florida

Heather Casey Hollimon, QEP Director; Professor of Political Science
B.A., Converse College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Melissa Huffstetler, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S., B.S., Clayton State University; M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Natasha Iszard, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Alabama State University, M.Ed.; University of South Alabama; Ed.D., Argosy University

Michael Jones, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., The University of Mississippi Medical Center; M.S.N., M.B.A., University of Phoenix; Ph.D., Hampton University

Julie Keena, Chair and Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., Agnes Scott College; M.M.S., Emory University; D.H.S., A.T. Still University

Jennifer Kelly, Director of Accounting Operations
B.B.A., University of North Georgia

Frederica Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., Chicago State University; O.T.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Linda Kern, Dean of Library Services; Professor
B.A.. Newcomb College of Tulane University; M.L.S., Southern Connecticut University

Bonnie J. Kin, Applied Gerontology Program Coordinator; Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A., California State University; Ph.D., Alliant International University

Tia King, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., B.S..N., University of Central Florida; M.S., D.N.P., Chamberlain University

Charles Kleeman, Associate Professor of Interior Design
B.A., M.Arch., Georgia Institute of Technology

William A. Laing, Professor of Management
B.S.G., Granite State College; M.B.A., University of Montan; Ph.D., Capella University

Ben Leaptrott, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., East Carolina University; M.M., University of Rochester

Leigh Lehman, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Central Florida; M.H.S., Ph.D., Univeristy of Florida

Kim Leverett, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Harding University, M.N. Georgia State University., M.S.N., Emory University; Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute

James E. Lewis, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S.Ed., The University or Georgia; B.S., Georgia State University; Ph.D., Boston University

Kathryn C. Locey, Chair, Department of Humanities; Program Director of English; Professor of English
B.A., Methodist College; M.R.E. Loyola University; M.A. North Carolina State University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Jennifer Loggins, Learning Center Director
B.A., Oglethorpe University; M.S., Brenau University

Kevin Mace, Associate Professor of Communication
B.F.A., University of Toledo; M.A., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Christopher Maddox, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Georgia Southern University; D.P.T., Augusta University

Kelley L. Maddox, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
B.B.A., M.S., Brenau University

Amelia Ruth Malcom, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P., Brenau University

Gregory Marshall, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Genetics
B.S., St. Andrews Presbyterian College; Ph.D., University of Florida

Carysa Mattlin, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Brenau University, M.S., Chamberlain University

Nancy J. McAlexander, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Armstrong Atlantic State Univ., M.B.A., M.S.N, University of Phoenix

Colleen McCoy; Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., M.A., University of Georgia; M.P.A.S., Augusta University

Lisa McCoy, Associate Professor of Education
B.S.E.Ed., Oakland University; M.S., Troy University; Ed.S., Ed.D., Piedmont College

Amara McGee, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., B.S.N., Georgia Southern University; M.N., D.N.P., University of South Alabama

Michele McGowan, Director of Career Services
B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Brenau University

Linda McNeely, Associate Professor of Management
B.S., University of Illinois; M.B.A., Butler University; Ph.D., The International School of Management

Rebecca Metcalfe, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., M.S., D.N.P., Chamberlain University

Tamara Mills Wyrick, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., Florida A&M University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Katie Mitchell, Writing Center Director and Instructor of English
B.A., Brenau University; M.A.T., Agnes Scott College

Darrell C. Morris, Director of Multi Media and Theatre Services
B.F.A., Valdosta State University; M.F.A., Florida State University

Susan Mullis, Affiliate Faculty in Business
B.A., Wesleyan College; J.D., The University of Georgia

Gnimbin A. Ouattara, Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of Abidjan-Cocody; Ph.D., Georgia State University

Sheral Page, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of West Georgia, M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Kyrus Patch, Program Director and Associate Professor, Physician’s Assistant Studies
B.S., M.S., Alderson-Broaddus College; D.H.S., A.T. Still University

Jessica Pearson, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.Mus., The University of Georgia; M.S.N., D.N.P., Augusta State University

Jasmine Perkins, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Savannah State; M.S., Johns Hopkins University

Ian Peters, Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Clark University; M.A., University of Texas-Austin; Ph.D., Georgia State University

Redenna Poole, Director for Admissions Operations
B.B.A., M.S., Brenau University

Monica Pozowicz, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Chamberlain University; M.S., Western Govenors University

Krisi Probert, Chair, Occupational Therapy North Atlanta evening/weekend program; Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S.O.T, Georgia Health Sciences University; O.T.D., University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Shelley M. Randolph, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
B.S., Columbus State University; M.S., Brenau University

Scott Redmon, Director, North Atlanta Site
B.A., Georgia State University; M.A.T., Brenau University

Heather Ross, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy; Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; M.P.T., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrew Roush, Clinical Instructor of PrePhysician Assistant Studies
B.S., University of Dayton; M.P.A.S., University of Texas Pan American; Post Graduate Certificate, Wake Forest University

Blaine D. Schultz, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A, Furman University; M.S., Georgia State University

T. Lisa Scroggs, Director of Student Accounts
A.A., Brenau University

Margaret Serrato, Affiliat Assistant Professor of Interior Design, M.F.A. Interior Design Program Director
B.A., Brenau University; M.F.A., The University of Georgia; M.Arch., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Charles L. Shadle, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, O.T.D., University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Sarah E. Shirley, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S. Oklahoma State University; B.S., Louisiana State University; M.Div., Emory University; O.T.D., Temple University

Rosanne C. Short, Director of Military and Veteran’s Services
B.A., M.S., Brenau University

Jessica Shrout, Chair, Department of Math/Science; Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Brenau University; M.S., Medical University of South Carolina

Angie Smith, Affiliate Instructor of Psychology
B.A., Georgetown College; M.Ed., Xavier University

Helene Smith-Gabai, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.A., Brooklyn College; M.S., Columbia University; O.T.D., Nova Southeastern University

Fredy Solis, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua; M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

Bryan P. Sorohan, Professor of Education
B.A., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; M.Ed., University of North Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Barbara Steinhaus, Chair and Professor of Music
B.M., Georgia State University; M.M., University of Illinois; D.M.A., University of Georgia

Patricia Stewart, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., B.S.N., University of North Florida; M.S., Georgia State University; D.N.P., Georgia College and State University

John F. Streit, Assistant Professor of Dance
B.A., B.S.Ed., The University of Georgia; M.F.A., The University of Arizona

James B. Taylor, Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Tri-State University; M.B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Indiana State University

Rebekah Taylor-Wiseman, Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Augusta University; M.A., Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., Kent State University

Mary Thigpen, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Georgia Regents University; M.H.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

Richard D. Thomas, Head Softball Coach/Eligibility Coordinator
B.A., Piedmont College

Emily Thornton, Research & Instruction Librarian; Associate Professor
B.A., Emory University; M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina

Crystal Toombs, Assistant Vice President for Student Services
B.A., Wilberforce University; M.Ed., Kent State University; Ph.D., Mercer University

Timothy Tolbert, Associate Professor of Exercise Science; Program Director, Exercise Science
B.S., University of West Alabama; M.Ed., Berry College; Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

Karine Tornieri, Lab Director; Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Nice Sophia Antopolis; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University

Tracy Troutman, RISE Program Director
B.A., Brenau University

Noushin Vastani, Graduate Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Mercer University; M.S.N., Brenau University

Maureen Vidrine, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S., Georgia State University, D.N.P, Brenau University

D. Michelle Waldrop, Research and Instruction Librarian, Assistant Professor
B.A., Kennesaw State University; M.F.A., The University of Georgia; M.L.I.S., Valdosta State University

Jody Y. Wall, Chief of Staff; Executive Assistant to the President
B.S., M.Ed., North Georgia College and State University

Laura J. Wallace, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Spalding University; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Capella University

Thomas Waters, Technical Services Librarian; Assistant Professor
B.A., Hillsdale College; A.M., Armstrong State University; M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina

Sheena Weghorn, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Lee University; M.S., Brenau University

Anne Wesserling; Assisant Professor of Spanish/Lead Instructor
B.A., M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Lila Westmoreland, Operations Manager, College of Business and Communication
B.S.B.A., Shorter University; M.B.A., Brenau University

Claudia Wilburn, Art & Design Department Chair, Associate Professor of Art and Design; Studio Art Program Director
B.F.A., Clemson University; M.F.A., University of South Carolina

Kimberly Willis, Assisant Professor of Business Law and Conflict Resolution
B.B.A., The University of Georgia; J.D. Harvard Law School

Russell Willis, Director, South Atlanta Site
B.A., The University of Georgia; M.Ed., Harvard University

Barbara Wilson, Registrar and Director of Student Records
B.S., Florida State University; M.A., University of Louisville

Pamela Workman, Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., Morehead State University; M.F.A., University of Oklahoma

Brandi Worsham, Chair, Initial Certification Programs; Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Piedmont College; M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Neena Xavier, Director of Didactic Education, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
A.B., Case Western Reserve University, M.D., Vanderbilt University

Emily Zank, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs
B.A., West Virginia University; M.A., Kent State University

Maria A. Zayas, Associate Professor of Psychology
A.B., Barnard College; M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Columbia University Teachers College

Provost Emeritus

James E. Southerland, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs; Professor of History
A.B., M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia

Professors Emeriti

Lua Blankenship, Chair of Business Administration, Women’s College Program; Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.S. Auburn University; M.B.A., University of Florida

Ann M. Demling, Chair and Professor of Theatre
B.A., M.A., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Suzanne M. Erickson, Dean, College of Business and Communication; Professor of Finance
B.A., University of Washington; M.B.A. Seattle University; Ph.D., University of Washington

Joseph R. Greene, Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Albany State College; M.A., Fisk University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Sandra A. Greniewicki, Undergraduate Nursing Program Coordinator; Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham; M.A. Concordia University; Ed.D., University of Georgia

Lynn M. Jones, Chair and Professor of Interior Design
B.S., Purdue University; M.B.A., Brenau University; M.H.P., University of Georgia

Rudi H. Kiefer, Director of Sustainability; Professor of Physical Sciences
B.A., M.A., University of Heidelberg; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Barbara A. Schell, Chair and Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Florida; M.S., University of South Florida; Ph.D., University of Georgia

James Sennett, Coordinator of Business Programs, South Atlanta Site; Professor of Business Administration
A.B., Atlanta Christian College; M.Div., Lincoln Christian Seminary; M.B.A., Brenau University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Robin Underwood, Day Program Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of New York at Buffalo; M.S., Mercer University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Patricia E. Webster, Director of Academic Assessment; Professor of Spanish
B.S., Tufts University; M.A., Middlebury College; Ed.D., Nova University

James Whitlock, Healthcare Executive-In-Residence; Professor of Healthcare Administration
B.S., Mercer University; M.S., Georgia State University; D.H.A., Medical University of South Carolina

Vincent J. Yamilkoski, Director of the Learning Center; Professor of Special Education
B.A., M.A., John Carroll University; Ed.D., University of Georgia