2023-2024 Brenau University Catalog 
    
    Jul 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Brenau University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty and Administration


Administrative Officers

David L. Barnett, President
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; M.B.A., Brenau University

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

Whitney McDowell-Robinson, Vice President for Student Development & Engagement
B.A., Tougaloo College; M.S., Ph.D., Jackson 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

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

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, 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

Kelley A. Brock-Simmons, Dean, College of Educatin; Ed.D. Coordinator; Associate Professor of Education; Interim Director of Accessibility Services
B.S., Texas A&M University; M.A., Ph.D., American University

Faculty and Administration

Tanya Acosta; Lab Manager, Assisant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Florida International University; M.S., Brenau University

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

Erika Alcantar, Affiliate  Affiliate Instructor English Language Institute
M.A., 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, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., M.S., O.T.D., Brenau University

Altabe Madeline, PsyD Program Director, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., New College of Florida; M.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., University of South Florida

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, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Brenau University; M.S.N., Mercer University

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

Dhruba Banjade, Chair, Graduate Business; Assistant Professor of Finance
B.E.E., University of Engineering and Technology; M.S., Pokhara University; Ph.D. The University of Texas-Arlington

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, 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

Keith Boyd, Assistant Professor of Management & Leadership
B.G.S., University of New Orleans; M.H.R.M., DeVry University; Ph.D., Universitty of Southern Mississippi

Kimberly Boyd, Dean of Library Services; Associate Professor
B.A., B.I.S., Georgia State University; M.L.I.S., Valdosta State University

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

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

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

John Marshall Bruner, Clinic Director, Brenau Center for Counseling and Psychological Services); Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Berry College; M.Div., Emory University; M.A., D.Psych. Argosy University

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

Amanda Buono, Assistant Professor 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, Associate 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

Julie Carbaugh, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Brenau University; M.S., Walden University, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Deidre Cassell, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Brenau University; M.S., Georgia State University

Hanna Cespedes, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Emmanuel College, M.S., Brenau University; Ph.D., Mercer University

Donna R. Cherveny, Associate 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

Megan Clark, Chair, Department of Humanites; Assistant Professor of English
B.A., M.F.A., University of Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Ste Clough, Interim Musical Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., The City University (UK), M.A., The University of Surrey (UK)

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

Ashley E. Conway, Women’s College  Programming Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Music Education
B.M., Brenau University; M.M.Ed. University of Georgia; D.M.A., Arizona State University

Madia Cooper, Chair and Associate Professor of Dance
B.F.A., Brenau University; M.F.A., The College of Brockport, Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

Melanie R. Covert, Assistant Clinic Director/Fieldwork Coordinator; Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Kennesaw State University; M.S., Brenau University; M.A., Ph.D., Georgia State University

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

Susan Daniels, Business and Communication Adjunct Instructor
B.A., Stetson University; M.B.A., Jacksonville University

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

Cody Davis, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
B.S. Georgia State University; M.P.A.S., Florida Gulf Coast University

B. Sloan Day, Director of Residence Life
B.A., M.A., Piedmont University

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

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

Joanna Denton, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of West Georgia; M.S., Ph.D., Yale University

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

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

William Dobson, Assistant Professor of Math
B.S., Kennesaw State University, M.S., Georgia State University

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

Jessica Ellison,  Director, Center for Health & Wellbeing; Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P, 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

Brittnay Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Physician’s Assistant Studies
B.A., Georgia State University; M.M.S., Emory University

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

Elizabeth Ann Force, University Registrar and Director of Records
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

Greg Geffrard, Associate Artistic Director of GTA; Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., University of South Florida; M.F.A., University of Iowa

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

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, Executive Director of Enrollment Partnerships
B.S., Oklahoma City University; M.B.A., Brenau University

Kay Graham, 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, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Indiana State University

Kristen Green, Psychology Adjunct Instructor
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

Candis L. Harris, Director of Accessibility Services
B.A., Georgia Southern University, M.A., South Caroline State University, Ph.D., University of Iowa

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

Monica Heidesch, Assistant Professor of Management
B.B.A., Mercer University; M.H.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

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, Professor of Political Science
B.A., Converse College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Chad Holloway, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration
B.S., M.S., Illinois State University; M.H.A., Washington University St Louis; Ph.D., University of Miami

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

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

Michael Jablonski, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
B.A., University of Buffalo; M.F.A., Florida State University

Amy Orfield Jacques, Affiliate Faculty of Psychology
B.A., The University of Illinois, M.A., Columbia College of Chicago, M.S., Brenau University

Mary S. Johnson, Director of Instructional Design and Online Teaching
B.A., M.B.A., Brenau University, D.B.A., Liberty University

Courtney Jones, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
B.S., Thomas Edison State University; M.F.A., Lindenwood University

Renee Just, Department Chair of Academic Programs, Business; Associate Professor of Leadership
B.A., Albertus Mangus College, M.A., University of New Haven; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D. Capella University

Logan Miles Kageorge, Assistant Professor of Physical Science
B.A., Boston University; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

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

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

C. Michael Kleeman, Chair, Department of Interior Design; Professor of Interior Design
B.A., M.Arch., Georgia Institute of Technology

William A. Laing, Business and Communication Adjunct Instructor
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

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

Jennifer Loggins, Adjunct Instructor, Psychology
B.A., Oglethorpe University; M.S., Brenau University

Victoria Loudermilk, Assisant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., M.S., Sacred Heart university; O.T.D., Quinnipiac University

Jessica Lynch, Assistant Professor of Dance
B.F.A., SUNY Brockport; M.F.A., Rutgers

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

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

Kelley L. Maddox, Associate 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

Jason Marcero, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Alma College, M.A.T., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., University of Georgia

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, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Armstrong Atlantic State Univ., M.B.A., M.S.N, University of Phoenix

Ashley McCall, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., North Carolina State University; M.P.T., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

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

Lisa McCoy, Chair, Graduate Education Programs; Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Oakland University; M.S., Troy University; Ed.S., Ed.D., Piedmont University

Megan McDowell, Assisant Professor of Nursing
B.S., M.S., Northern Illinois University

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

Danielle Miller, Executive Director of Administrative Services
B.A., University of Florida; M.S., Brenau University

Tamara Mills Wyrick, OT Site Corrdinator, North Atlanta; 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

Tracy Moore, Director of Development Programs
B.F.A., Brenau University

Darrell C. Morris, Director of Event Services and Project Management
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, 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

Erica Parks, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., The Colorado College; M.P.A.S., Samuel Merritt University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

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

F. Stephen Patrick, Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.S., University of Alabama, M.B.A., Auburn University; Ph.D., Northcentral University

Candice Paul-Matthews, Graduate Chair, Department of Nursing; Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P, Chaimberlain University

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

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

Shirley Pattman-Stubbs, Director of Career Services
B.A., Spelman College, M.Ed., University of West Alabaman, J.D., Wayne State University

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

Pennie Pinkerton, Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.B.A., University of Texas; M.A. Asbury Theological Seminary; M.Acc., West Virginia University

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

Emily Reid, Director of Alumni Engagement
B.A., M.B.A., Piedmont University

Gena Robbins, Director of Galleries
B.F.A., Valdosta State University; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design

Heather Ross, Assistant Dean of the Ivester College of Health Sciences; Chair, Department of Physical Therapy; Professor of Physical Therapy
B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; M.P.T., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Kara Ross, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.P.H., Emory University; O.T.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals

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

Cary Sell, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

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, OT Site Manager, Gainesville; Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, O.T.D., University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

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

Jillian Skelton, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., University of Georgia; M.A.T., Piedmont College; Ed.S., D.Ed., University of Alabama

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

Emily Smith, Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Denison University; M.A., University of Maryland, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Lisa Southerland, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of North Georgia; M.A., Liberty University

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

Holly Taylor, Dean of Student Life & Leadership
B.A., University of North Carolina Greensboro; M.Ed., University of South Florida

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

Derrick Tennial, Assisant Professor of Education
B.A., The University of Memphis; M.Ed., Freed-Hardeman University; Ed.D., Georgia Southern 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

Lissette Tiller, Assistant Profession of Physical Therapy

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; Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Nice Sophia Antopolis; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State 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

LaTeshia Warren; Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Georgia State University; M.S., Troy University, Ph.D., Mercer 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

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

Katelyn Whitlock, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., University of Virginia; D.P.T., Emory University

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

Lisa Williams, Assistant Registrar/Dual Enrollment Operations Specialist
B.S., Georgia Southern University

Jessica Willis, Instructor, English Language Institute
B.A., University of Maryland, M.A., Georgia State University

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

Deanna E. Winters, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey; M.S.N., Kennesaw State University; B.S.N., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

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

Brandi Worsham, Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Piedmont College; M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Tracy Wright, Affiliate Clinical Assistant Profession of Physical Therapy
B.A, B.S., University of Florida; D.P.T., Simmons College

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

Emily Zank, Title IX Coordinator, 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

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

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

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

William Haney, Dean, College of Business; 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

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

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

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

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

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,  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

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

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

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

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