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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Mescon, Timothy S. 2008 President B.A., Tulane University
M.B.A., Southern Methodist University
Ph.D. University of Georgia
Stanton, George E. 1969 Professor Biology


Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.S., Bucknell University
Ph.D., University of Maine

Distinguished Professor of the Year, 1972-73
Vice President's Award, 1984-1985.

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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Abegaz, Samuel M. 2008 Assistant Professor Chemistry D.S., Ghent University
Accilien, Cecile 2005 Assistant Professor Language and Literature B.A., Montclair State University
M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ph.D., Tulane University
Adams, Paula 2006 Assistant Professor Library Science A.A., Henry Ford Community College
B.A., Michigan State University
M.L.S., Wayne State University
Aiken, Charles 2008 Lecturer Business Administration B.B.A & M.B.A. Columbus State University
Almada, Carlos J. 2003 Associate Professor Mathematics Licenciatura en Matematicas, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Arrighi, C. Jean 1992 Associate Professor Nursing L.P.N., Phenix City School of Practical Nurses
A.S., Chattahoochee Valley Community College
B.S.N., M.S., Troy State University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Bai, Yan 2006 Assistant Professor Computer Science B.S., Guangxi University
M.S., Sam Houston State University
Ph.D., University of Brittish Columbia
Bailey, Michael P. 2004 Assistant Professor Criminal Justice B.S., M.P.A., Columbus State University
D.P.A., University of Alabama
Ballenger, Julie A. 1995 Professor Botany B.A., Central University of Iowa
M.S., Fort Hays State University
Ph.D., Miami University

Educator of the Year, 2002-2003
Baltimore, Michael L. 1994 Professor Counseling B.S., Columbus State University
M.A., Western Carolina University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Banks, Erma D. 1984 Associate Professor Library Science B.S., Florida A&M University
M.L.S., Simmons College
Banerjee, Anil 2005 Assistant Professor Chemistry and Chemistry Education B.S., University of Calcutta
M.S., Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology
Barineau, Clinton 2007 Assistant Professor Chemistry & Geology A.A., Tallahassee Community College
B.S.,Florida State University
Barone, John A. 2003 Assistant Professor Biology B.A., B.S., Indiana University-Bloomington
Ph.D., University of Utah
Baxter, Richard L. 2005 Associate Professor Communication

Chair, Department of Communication
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University
M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Beaty, J. Larry 2006 Associate Professor Educational Leadership B.S., Troy State
M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University
Becker, Becky 2006 Associate Professor Theatre B.S.Ed., Minot State University
M.A., University of North Dakota
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Beddage, Victor S. 2006 Assistant Professor Music B.M., Humber College
M.M., William Paterson University
Belew, Rachel 2007 Temporary Assistant Professor Health Science B.S., M.S., Georgia State University
Benator, Cynthia W. 2000 Associate Professor Reading Education

Coordinator of Student Teaching
B.S.Ed., University of Georgia
M.Ed., Ed.S., Columbus State University
Bhandary, Madhusudan 2006 Associate Professor Mathematics B.S., M.S., Calcutta University
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Blalock, Evelyn 2008 Temporary Assistant Professor, Education B.A., University of California, Davis
M.A., Ph.D. University of New Mexico
Blalock, Gregory A. 2008 Assistant Professor, Special Education B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Birkhead, William S. 1978 Professor Biology

Chair, Department of Biology
B.S., Cornell University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas

Educator of the Year, 1988-1989

Faculty Research and Scholarship Award, 1997-1998
Bloss, Christopher 2005 Assistant Professor Library Science B.A., M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia
M.A., Southwest Missouri State University
Bosworth, Edward L. 2001 Associate Professor Computer Science B.A., University of the South
M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Huntsville
Breaux III, Walter 2005 Assistant Professor Counseling, CELPS B.S., M.A., Xavier University of Lousiana
Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Brewbaker, James M. 1971 Professor English Education B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Virginia
Brown, Roger W. 2005 Assistant Professor Environmental Science B.S., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
M.A., State University of New York - Binghamton
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Buchanan, Scott E. 2002 Associate Professor Political Science B.A., University of Georgia
M.A., Auburn University
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Burcham, Jan Gunnels 2004 Associate Professor Early Childhood Education

Moselle Worsley Fletcher Distinguished Chair in Teacher Education
M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.S., Ph.D., Auburn University
Burgess, Kevin S. 2007 Assistant Professor Biology B.S., Ph.D., University of Guelph, Canada
Burke, Carole 2005 Assistant Professor Library Science B.S., M.S., Wayne State University
M.S., University of Missouri in Columbia
Butcher, Tina D. 1996 Professor Early Childhood Education

Director, Center for Academic Advising
B.S., Mobile College
M.Ed., University of South Alabama
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Carter, Fonda L. 1988 Associate Professor Accounting B.S., Auburn University
M.B.A., University of Alabama
D.B.A., Mississippi State University
C.P.A.
Casleton, Randall 2005 Assistant Professor Basic Studies B.A., M.Ed., Columbus State University
Cassman, Joel 2006 Visiting Lecturer Economics B.A. Georgetown University M.S. University of California, Davis M.A. University of California, Davis
Causey, Virginia E. 2000 Associate Professor Social Science Education B.A., Samford University
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
Chappell, Jr., William L. 1976 Professor Political Science

Dean, College of Arts and Letters
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama

Faculty Service Award, 1998-99
Church, Warren B. 1999 Associate Professor Archeology/Anthropology, ENVS B.A., M.A., University of Colorado
M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
Cohen, Fred S. 2007 Professor Music

Director, Schwob School of Music
B.A., University of Santa Cruz
M.F.A., Cornell University
Coleman, C. Earl 2001 Associate Professor Music

The William and Isabelle Curry Eminent Professor of Voice

Interim Director, Schwob School of Music

Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts

B.S., M.M. in Violin Performance, University of Missouri-Columbia
M.M. in Voice Performance, University of Missouri-Columbia
Conklin, Jeffrey T. 2001 Assistant Professor Special Education B.S., Grand Valley State University
M.M., Aquinas College
Ed.D., Western Michigan University
Cook, J. Alyce 1994 Associate Professor Spanish B.A., University of South Carolina
M.A., Auburn University
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Faculty Service Award, 2001-2002
Cummings, Robert E. 2006 Assistant Professor Language and Literature

QEP Program Specialist
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., University of Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Cruzen, Shawn T. 1997 Associate Professor Astronomy

Director, Coca-Cola Space Science Center
B.S., University of Southern Colorado
M.S., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Educator of the Year, 1998-99

Educator of the Year, 2003-2004
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Dabke, Rajeev B. 2002 Assistant Professor Chemistry B.Sc., Fergusson College
M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Pune
Daniels, Michael J. 1980 Professor Economics

Associate Dean, D. Abbott Turner College of Business
B.A., Samford University
Ph.D., Georgia State University
DaSilva, Stephanie 2007 Assistant Professor Psychology & Sociology B.A., Anderson University
M.A., Ph.D., West Virginia University
David, Joseph A. III 2001 Assistant Professor Music B.S.Ed., Georgia Southern University
M.M.Ed., VanderCook College of Music
Davis, Beverly M. 1988 Assistant Professor Basic Studies

Dean, University College
B.S., Fort Valley State College
M.Ed., University of Georgia
Ed.S., Columbus State University

Educator of the Year, 1995-1996
Davis, John K. 2002 Associate Professor Biology B.A., Hanover College
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington
DeBruyn, Michelle 2005 Assistant Professor Music B.M., Nazareth College
M.M., D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Deng, Baiqiao 1993 Professor Mathematics B.S., Zhejiang University, P.R. China
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Derico, Sherika 2008 Assistant Professor Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Troy University
Dolan, Thomas P. 2000 Associate Professor Political Science

Chair, Department of Political Science
B.A., Drake University
M.A., Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Dowis, Dorinda L. 1994 Associate Professor Criminal Justice

Chair, Department of Criminal Justice
A.S., B.S., MSA, Columbus State University
D.P.A.,  University of Alabama
Downs, Bridget L. 2005 Assistant Professor Criminal Justice B.S., M.P.A., Columbus State University
Dunn, Robert 2006 Instructor Accounting B.A., Auburn University
M.B.A., Auburn University at Montgomery
Dutta, Amitabh S. 2002 Associate Professor Finance B.Sc., Bombay University
M.B.A., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Duttera, Patricia P. 2004 Associate Professor Educational Leadership B.S., Troy State University
M.Ed., Georgia State University
Ed.D., Ed.S., Auburn University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Edwards, William H. 1974 Professor Communication B.S., M.A., Auburn University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Ellis, Yvonne 2008 Assistant Professor Accounting B.B.A. Columbus State University, M.B.A. Clark Atlanta University, Ph.D. Jackson State University
Evilsizer, Justin 2005 Instructor Mathematics B.S., M.A., Auburn University
Eyler, Joshua R. 2006 Assistant Professor Language and Literature B.A., Gettysburg College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Finley, John T. 2004 Assistant Professor Business Administration B.A., Roanoke College
M.B.A., Columbus State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia
Fittipaldi-Wert, Jeanine 2008 Assistant Professor Physical Education B.S.West Chester University M.S., SUNNY Brockport Ph.D., Auburn University
Flournoy, Bonita 2006 Associate Professor Science Education B.A., Bishop College
M.A., Clark Atlanta University
Ed.D., The University of Georgia
Ford, Roberta Chodacki 2000 Associate Professor Library Science B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo
M.M., State University of New York, College at Fredonia
M.L.S., University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Fouche, Katheryn K. 2003 Professor Mathematics B.S.,  University of Tennessee
M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Florida
Francavilla, Joseph V. 1987 Associate Professor English B.A., M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York
Frander, Elizabeth 2005 Assistant Professor Nursing B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Troy State University
Frazier, Monica 2006 Assistant Professor Biology B.S., Alabama State University
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Frazier, William J. 1974 Professor Geology

Acting Director, Environmental Science
B.S., Furman University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Educator of the Year, 1984-85
Frederick, Carlie 2007 Temporary Assistant Professor Nursing B.S.N, M.S.N., Wayne State University
Frerichs, Kenneth J. 2001 Assistant Professor Mathematics B.S., Iowa State University
M.B.A., Loyola University-Chicago
Fussell, Cathy H. 1998 Assistant Professor English B.A., Georgia State University
M.Ed., Columbus State University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Gallagher, Maureen 2008 Associate Professor Music B.M., Indiana University
Gaskins, Andre J. 2002 Assistant Professor Music B.M., Butler University
M.M., Indiana University-Bloomington
Gebeyehu, Zewdu 2002 Associate Professor Chemistry B.S., M.S., Addis Ababa University
Ph.D., Philipps University
Gibson, Danna M. 2001 Associate Professor Communication B.S., Western Carolina University
M.A., Austin Peay State University
Ph.D., University of Memphis
Gill, Kimberly 2009 Temporary Assistant Professor Political Science

B.A., Georgia Southwestern State University
M.P.H., Ph.D., Auburn University

Gillam, S. Lenoir 1997 Professor Counseling B.S., Texas A&M University
M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Georgia
Gober, Deborah 1998 Professor Mathematics Education

Chair, Teacher Education
A.B., Asbury College
M.A., Appalachian State
University
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Faculty Service Award, 2004-05
Golden, Joseph D. 1990 Professor Music B.M., M.M., University of North Texas
Goyne, June S. 1993 Professor Nursing

Chair, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Alabama in Birmingham
Ed.D., Auburn University
Certified Emergency Nurse, Emergency Nurses Association
Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association
Graver, Steven F. 1996 Associate Professor Theatre B.A., Columbus State University
M.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Greene, W. Herbert 1981 Assistant Professor Physical Education

Athletic Director
B.S., M.Ed., Auburn University
Greer, Deirdre 2005 Assistant Professor Early Childhood Education

Assistant Department Chair, Teacher Education

B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Grimsley, Reagan L. 2001 Assistant Professor Library Science
Archivist
B.S., M.A., M.L.I.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Faculty Research and Scholarship Award, 2005-2006
Gurkas, Pinar 2006 Assistant Professor Psychology B.A., M.A., Bogazici University
Ph.D., Purdue University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Ha, Jong Wook 2007 Associate Professor Business Administration B.A., Pusan National University
M.B.A., Seoul Nationsl University
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Hackett, P. Thomas 2004 Associate Professor Educational Leadership, CELPS

Chair, Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership and Professional Studies
B.A., M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ed.S., Auburn University at Montgomery
Ed.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Hadley, Linda U. 1992 Professor Finance

Dean, D. Abbott Turner College of Business

Bill Heard Professor of Finance
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.B.A., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Hansen, Kristen S. 1997 Associate Professor Music B.M., St. Olaf College
M.M., D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
Harris, Nikita Y. 2004 Assistant Professor Communication B.A., Clark Atlanta University
M.A., Auburn University
Ph.D., Howard University
Hassani, Hassan M. 1994 Assistant Professor Basic Studies B.S., Auburn University
M.S., Troy State University
Hatcher, Roger B. 2001 Instructor Educational Leadership

Director, Center for Quality Teaching and Learning

B.S., Troy State University
M.Ed., Ed.S., Auburn University
Hawkins, Amanda B. 1994 Associate Professor Nursing A.A., Columbus State University
B.S.N., George Mason University
M.S.N., Troy State University
Heard, Akeisha 2006 Instructor Library Science B.S., College of William & Mary
M.L.I.S., Kent State University
Heiman, Thomas L. 2002 Assistant Professor Theatre B.A., Northwestern College
M.F.A., Florida State University
Hemard III, Charles 2005 Assistant Professor Art B.A., University of Southern Mississippi
M.F.A., University of Georgia
Hendricks, Harlan J. 1999 Professor Biology B.A., LaGrange College
M.S., Auburn University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Hendricks, Mary Beth 1998 Associate Professor Special Education B.A., LaGrange College
M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Henning, Cindy S. 2003 Associate Professor Mathematics

Acting Associate Dean, College of Science

B.S., B.S.Ed., University of Maryland
M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Heriot, Kirk 2006 Associate Professor Management

Ray & Evelyn Crowley Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship
B.A., Clemson University
M.B.A., University of South Carolina
Ph.D., Clemson University
Herrington, Gayle D. 2006 Assistant Professor Mathematics Education B.S., Spellman College
M.S., North Carolina State University
Hickson, Joyce H. 1991 Professor Counseling

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

B.S., Troy State University
M.A., Auburn University
Ed.D., Mississippi State University
Hipps, Elizabeth 2007 Temporary Assistant Professor Early Childhood Education B.M., Wesleyan College
M.M.E.D., Ed.S., University of Georgia
Ed.D., Auburn University
Ho, Johnny C. 1994 Professor Management B.A., University of Washington
M.B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Faculty Research and Scholarship Award, 1996-1997

Faculty Research Award 2003-2004
Hoft, Jr., John W. 1999 Assistant Professor Business Administration B.S.B.A., University of Florida
J.D., South Texas College of Law
M.A., University of South Florida
Hogan, Patrick T. 2001 Associate Professor Management Information Systems B.B.A., Georgia State University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
C.P.A.
Hollis, Rhonda K. 1988 Professor Nursing B.S.N., Tuskegee University
M.S.N., Medical College of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Howard, Susanne 2005 Temporary Assistant Professor Art B.A., Columbus State University
M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Howard, Timothy G. 1995 Professor Mathematics

Chair, Department of Mathematics

Assistant Director, Judicial Affairs
B.S., Brescia College
M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Hrach, Susan H. 1999 Associate Professor English B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., University of Alabama
Ph.D., University of Washington
Huning, Tobias M. 2008 Temporary Assistant Professor Management & Marketing B.A., Lander University
M.B.A., Valdosta State University
Ph.D., University of Memphis
Hunt, Barbara J. 1975 Professor English

Chair, Department of Language and Literature
B.A., Case Western Reserve University
M.A., Indiana University
Ph.D., Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Ingram, Charlotte L. 1988 Associate Professor Nursing B.A., Columbus State University
M.L.S., University of Maryland
M.Ed., Indiana University
A.A.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., University of California, San Francisco
Certified Specialist Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, American Nurses' Association
Certified Nurse Therapist, American Psychological Association
Ionascu, Eugen 1999 Associate Professor Mathematics B.S., Al. Ioan Cuza University
M.S., University of Bucharest
Ph.D., Texas A & M University
Irvin, Teresa S. 1994 Associate Professor Basic Studies

Chair, Department of Basic Studies
B.A., University of Georgia
M.Ed., Ed.S., Columbus State
University
Ed.D., Auburn University

Faculty Service Award, 2002-2003
Israel, Hannah 2005 Assistant Professor Art
Art Gallery Director
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urba
Ito, Brenda May 1996 Professor Theatre B.S.Ed., M.A., Southwest Missouri State University
M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Izumi, Mariko 2007 Assistant Professor Communication B.A., Seinan Gakuin University
M.A. University of Wisconsin
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Jackson, Floyd R. 1997 Associate Professor Chemistry

Chair, Department of Chemistry and Geology
B.S., Benedict College
M.S., Ph.D., Howard University
Jackson, Patrick E. 2008 Assistant Professor English
B.S., Black Hills State University
Ph.D., University of Oregon
Jauregui, Andres 2006 Assistant Professor Economics B.A., International University of the Americas
M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University
Jeon, Kyongseon 2004 Assistant Professor Linguistics, English B.A., Chonnam National University
M.A., University of Texas-San Antonio
Ph.D., Georgetown University
Johnson, Arlene J. 1996 Associate Professor Political Science B.A., Hanover College
J.D., University of Pittsburgh
Johnston, Barbara 2008 Assistant Professor Art B.A., B.A., M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Jones, Gail 2005 Assistant Professor Nursing B.S.N., MSN Troy State University
Jones, Michelle E. 2004 Assistant Professor Library Science B.S., M.S.L.S., Clark Atlanta University
Jones, Rita C. 2003 Associate Professor Accounting A.A., Southern Union State Junior College
B.S.B.A., M.B.A., Auburn University
D.B.A., Mississippi State University
C.M.A.
Jung, Sungwoo 2005 Associate Professor Marketing, Management B.B.A., M.B.A., Seoul National University
M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Keller, Troy 2006 Assistant Professor Environmental Science B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Kennel, Krystal K. 2008 Assistant Professor Theatre B.A., Oakland University
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin
Kessler, Mario 2009 Visiting Professor History M.A., Ph.D., University of Leipzig
Kettering, Ronald C. 1986 Professor Accounting & Finance B.S.B.A., M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi
D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University
C.P.A.
Khan, Mohamed Shamim 2006 Associate Professor Computer Science B.S., M.S., Rajshahi University
Ph.D., University of Manchester
Klinkenborg, Ann M. 2006 Instructor Physical Education B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Auburn University
Konan, Jacqueline Y. 1987 Associate Professor French B.S., Fort Valley State College
M.A., University of Georgia
Komatsu, Yuichiro 2009 Assistant Professor Art

B.F.A., University of New York - New Paltz       M.F.A., Alfred University    

Kongmunvattana, Angkul 2005 Associate Professor Computer Science B.E., Chulalongkorn University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Kuforiji, Paulina O. 1999 Associate Professor Educational Technology B.S., Ahmadu Bello University
M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh
Ed.D., West Virginia University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Lahnstein, Therese C. 2003 Assistant Professor Nursing A.A., Columbus State University
B.S.N., Troy State University
M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lang, Teresa K. 2004 Associate Professor Accounting B.S., University of Florida
M.A., Ph.D., Auburn University
Langston, Vicky C. 2003 Associate Professor Economics

Chair, Department of Accounting and Finance

B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
M.A.,  University of Memphis
Ph.D.,  University of Texas at Austin
Lape, Noreen G. 1997 Associate Professor English B.A., College of St. Elizabeth
M.A., Ph.D., Temple University
Lee, Jenny Jeong-Hee 2007 Assistant Professor Health Science B.A., Yeungnam University
M.A., Ohio State University
M.P.H., Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Levin, Stephen 2006 Assistant Professor Language and Literature B.A., Wesleyan University
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
Lewis, Stephanie 2006 Assistant Professor Nursing B.S., Purdue University
M.S., University of Phoenix
Li, Lei 2007 Assistant Professor Management Information Systems B.S., China University of Mining and Technology
M.S., Georgia State University
Linton, Ronald C. 1998 Professor Mathematics B.A., University of Louisville
M.A., University of Kentucky
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Little, Sandra L. 2008 Temporary Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education B.S.Ed, M.Ed., Auburn University
Long, Richard P. 1991 Professor Counseling B.S., M.A., West Virginia University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
M.F.T., Southern Connecticut State University
Loughman, Thomas P. 1975 Professor Business Administration B.A., M.B.A., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University

Faculty Service Award, 2003-2004
Lovelette, Charles A. 1991 Associate Professor Chemistry B.S., Norwich University
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Mangum, Michael 1988 Professor Exercise Physiology

Acting Chair, Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science
B.S., Florida State University
M.A., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Manuel, Kimberly 2005 Assistant Professor Theatre B.F.A., Graceland University
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Martin, Andrée E. 2001 Associate Professor Music B.M., Memorial University (Newfoundland)
M.M., University of Ottawa
D.M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Martin, Ellen H. 2002 Associate Professor Physical Education B.S., Troy State University
M.S., University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Ed.D., Auburn University
Matthews, Becky F. 1997 Associate Professor History B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
McCallus, Joseph P. 1994 Professor English B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., DA, Catholic University
McCormack, Thomas J. 2007 Associate Professor Educational Leadership B.S., ME.d., Ed.D., Auburn University
McCoy, Claire B. 2007 Associate Professor Art

William B. and Sue Marie Turner Faculty Chair in Art History
B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
McCrillis, Michele M. 1999 Assistant Professor Art B.A., University of Leeds
M.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago
McCrillis, Neal R. 1998 Associate Professor History

Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Distinguished Chair of International Education

Director, Center for International Education
B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago
McDonald, Lawrence 2006 Assistant Professor Theatre B.F.A., East Carolina University
M.F.A., Illinois State University
McDonough, Noreen E. 2003 Associate Professor Nursing B.S.N., M.S.N., Troy State University
McFalls, Elizabeth R. 2007 Temporary Assistant Professor Art B.F.A, Columbus College of Art & Design
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
McFalls, Michael C. 2007 Assistant Professor Art B.F.A, Columbus College of Art & Design
M.F.A., University of California
McGinnis, Callie B. 1974 Associate Professor Library Science

Dean of Libraries
B.A., Rhodes College
M.S., Louisiana State University
McGraw, Timothy P. 2004 Associate Professor Theatre

Chair, Department of Theatre
B.A., Eastern Michigan University
M.F.A., Wayne State University
McHenry, J. Patrick 1996 Associate Professor English   

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters
B.A., St. Ambrose College
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Ohio University
Miller, Sallie A. 1996 Professor Reading Education

Assistant Dean, College of Education

B.B.A., MBA Columbus State University
Ed.D., Auburn University

Faculty Service Award, 2000-2001
Mitifu, Faida M. 1997 Assistant Professor French B.A., National University of Zaire
M.F.S., Auburn University
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Moore, Josephine M. 2007 Temporary Assistant Professor Biology B.F.A., University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences University
Moore, Nancy M. 1985 Assistant Professor English B.A., M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Motley, Milwood 2005 Associate Professor Biology B.A., M.S., Phd, University of Louisville
Muse, William Brian 2004 Assistant Professor Mathematics B.S., B.S.Ed., MAEd, University of North Alabama
M.A.M., Ph.D., Auburn University
Musgrove, Katherine E. 2003 Associate Professor Theatre B.A., Columbus State University
M.F.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., Texas Tech University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Newtson, Richard L. 1998 Professor Sociology and Gerontology B.S., M.A., Indiana State University
Ph.D., Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Educator of the Year, 2005-06
Nicks, Clayton 2005 Assistant Professor Exercise Science, CELPS B.S., M.Ed., Lipscomb University
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee University
Norris, Terry D. 1976 Professor Criminal Justice    

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.S., M.S., Texas A & M University-Commerce
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Educator of the Year, 1981-82
Norwood, R. Nicholas 2002 Associate Professor English B.A., University of Texas-Arlington
M.A., University of North Texas
Ph.D., Arizona State University
Noviello, Sheri R. 1991 Professor Nursing B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Troy State University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Obando, Rodrigo 2005 Assistant Professor Computer Science B.S., Instituto Technologico De Costa Rica
M.E., Ph.D., Old Dominion University
Oberlander, Lisa M. 1998 Professor Music B.M.Ed., Indiana University-Bloomington
M.M., D.M.A., Arizona State University
O'Donnell, Edward 2008 Assistant Professor Marketing B.S.M.E, M.S.A University of Akron
Ph.D., Kent State University
Okura, Masako 2006 Assistant Professor Political Science B.A., Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
B.A., University of Oregon
M.A., Ohio University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Owen,  William James 1995 Professor English

Director, Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
B.A., M.A., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Faculty Service Award, 2005-06
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Palmer, Bradley E. 1999 Associate Professor Music B.M., Millikin University
M.A., University of Iowa
D.M., Florida State University
Pascoe, Donna E. 2001 Associate Professor Educational Foundations B.A., San Diego State University
M.A., Ph.D., Auburn University
Pate, Alice K. 1997 Professor History

Chair, Department of History
B.A., M.A., Auburn University
Ph.D.,  Ohio State University
Pell, Melinda A. 2004 Temporary Instructor Mathematics
BS, Columbus State University
MS, Auburn University
Phillips, April 2005 Assistant Professor Psychology and Sociology B.A., University of Science and Arts
M.A., University of Central Oklahoma
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus
Pitts, Jennifer 2006 Assistant Professor Management Information Systems B.B.A., M.B.A., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Pringle, LaTonya R. 2004 Assistant Professor Nursing B.S.N., University of South Alabama
M.S.N., University of South Alabama
Powell, Sean R. 2008 Assistant Professor Music B.M., Tennessee Technological University
M.M., Illinois State University
M.D., University of Illinois at Urbana
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Rainey, Archie W. 1974 Professor Criminal Justice    

Coordinator, Justice Administration Outreach
B.S., M.S., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., Union Graduate School
Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities
Ray, Lydia 2006 Assistant Professor Computer Science B.S., Presidency College
M.S., Indian Statistical Institute
Ph.D., Louisiana State University and A & M College
Rayfield, Stuart E. 2006 Assistant Professor Leadership

Director of Servant Leadership Program
B.A., Rhodes College
M.A., University of Alabama
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University
Redmond, Tara L. 2002 Assistant Professor Health Science

Acting Director, Health Science Program
B.S., Morris Brown College
M.S., Old Dominion University
Rees, Amanda 2005 Assistant Professor History B.A., Brunel University of West London
M.A., University of Wyoming
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Richman, Harvey 1997 Professor Psychology A.A., Broward Community
College
B.A., Florida Atlantic University
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Educator of the Year, 2000-01
Ridley, Mark L. 2006 Lieutenant Colonel / Professor Military Science B.S., North Georgia College and State University
M.S., Kansas State University
Riggsby, Dutchie S. 1972 Professor Educational Foundations B.S., M.S., Troy State University
Ed.D., Auburn University
Ripple, Rochelle P. 1990 Professor Educational Foundations B.P.S., Pace University
M.Ed., Ed.D., Temple University

Faculty Service Award, 1996-97
Rivera, Sonia 2005 Assistant Professor Language and Literature B.S., Florida State University
M.A., University of Southern Mississippi
Roberts, Ellen L. 1987 Professor Physical Education

Associate Dean, College of Education
B.S., Mississippi University for Women
M.A., University of Alabama-Birmingham
Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Rock, David 2006 Professor Mathematics Education

Dean, College of Education
B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Ed.D., University of Central Florida
Rogers, Neal L. 2007 Assistant Professor TSYS Computer Science B.S., M.S., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Ross, Daniel W. 1990 Professor English B.A., M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Purdue University
Rugutt, Joseph 2006 Assistant Professor Chemistry and Geology B.S., Moi University
Ph.D., Louisiana State University and A & M College
Rumbelow, Robert W. 1996 Professor Music B.M., M.M.Ed., M.M., Texas Tech University
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music,  University of Rochester
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Sandolph, Wayne A. 2002 Assistant Professor Military Science B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
M.A., Webster University
Schmidt, Mark S. 1999 Professor Psychology B.S., M.S., Georgia College
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Schwartz, Brian W. 1996 Professor Biology B.S., University of Memphis
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Schwartz, Sergiu 2006 Professor Music

William B. and Sue Marie Tuner Distinguished Faculty Chair in Violin, Schwob School of Music
Certificate, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Diploma, The Juilliard School
Schwimmer, David R. 1978 Professor Geology B.S., University of Wisconsin
M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Faculty Research and Scholarship Award, 1994-95 and 2002-03
Seifu, Abiye 1991 Professor Engineering B.S.E., Haile Selassie University
M.S.E., University of Michigan
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute
Sellers, Kathleen 2005 Assistant Professor Biology B.S., Winthrop University
Ph.D., University of Florida
Shalishali, Maurice K. 1998 Professor Economics B.S., National University of Zaire
M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University
Shaw, Kimberly 2007 Associate Professor Chemistry & Geology
B.S., Vanderbilt Univeristy
M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University
Shaw, Lisa 2003 Assistant Professor Education    

Director, College of Education Student Advising and Field Experiences
B.A., Mercer University
M.S., Fort Valley State University Ed.S., Columbus State University
Sheeks, Gina L. 1993 Associate Professor Communication
Vice President for Student Affairs
B.S., M.S., Murray State University
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Shouppe, Gary A. 2008 Temporary Associate Professor Educational Leadership B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., Columbus College, Ed.D., Valdosta State University
Shumaker, Melody G. 2003 Assistant Professor Basic Studies B.A., Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God
M.A., Oral Roberts University
Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
Simon, J. Paul 2003 Associate Professor Chemistry B.S., John Carroll University
M.S.,  Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D.,  University of Georgia
Skaggs, Carmen T. 2007 Assistant Professor Language and Literature B.A., Mercer University
M.T.S., Duke Divinity School
M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia
Smith, Cheryl M. 2007 Temporary Associate Professor Nursing B.S.N., Troy State University
M.S.N., University of Alabama
Ed.D., Auburn University
Snipes, Robin L. 1996 Professor Management B.B.A., M.B.A., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Spencer, Elizabeth C. 2007 Temporary Assistant Professor Language & Literature B.A., M.A., University of Mississippi
M.F.A., University of Massachusetts
Sprayberry, Gary 2006 Assistant Professor History B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama
Stancu, Alin 2007 Assistant Professor Mathematics B.S., University of Bucharest
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Stokes, Glenn D. 1983 Professor Biology

Dean, College of Science
B.S., University of Rhode Island
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Educator of the Year, 1999-2000
Stratford, Jeffrey 2006 Temporary Assistant Professor Biology B.S., Rutgers
M.S., Southeastern Louisiana
Ph.D., Auburn University
Stratford, Sandra K. 1978 Associate Professor Library Science B.A., Columbus State University
M.Lib., Emory University
Ph.D., University of Alabama

Faculty Service Award, 1994-95
Stringfellow, R. Carson 2006 Assistant Professor Biology

COS Laboratory Safety Officer
B.S., M.S., Columbus State University
Studstill, John D. 2000 Associate Professor Sociology and Anthropology B.A., Emory University
Diplome (M.A.), Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington
Sullivan, Melissa S. 2008 Temporary Assistant Professor Early Childhood Education B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Auburn University
Summerfield, John 2007 Temporary Assistant Professor Language & Literature
B.A., University of Florida
M.F.A., Goddard College
Summers, Wayne C. 2002 Professor Computer Science

Chair, TSYS School of Computer Science

Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Ohio State University
M.S., Ph.D., St. Louis University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Tatum, Alicia 2006 Assistant Professor Physical Education

Wellness Coordinator
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama
Theis, John D. 2003 Associate Professor Finance B.B.A., M.B.A.,  University of Texas at Austin
J.D., South Texas College of Law
Ph.D., University of North Texas
Thomson, Neal F. 1994 Professor Management

Chair, Department of Management and Marketing
A.A., Florida Community College at Jacksonville
B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Florida State University
Tompson, Douglas A. 2001 Assistant Professor History B.A., Northwestern University
M.A., University of Utah
Ph.D., University of Florida
Tsolainou, Constantina 2006 Professor Music

Paul S. and Jean R. Amos Faculty Chair
B.M., Ohio State University
M.M., Westminster Choir College
Tu, Renjin 1994 Professor Mathematics B.S., East China, Normal University
M.S., Shanghai University of Science and Technology
Ph.D., Wichita State University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Vael, Aimee C. 2002 Associate Professor Nursing B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.N., Medical College of Georgia
Vaillancourt, Paul R. 2001 Assistant Professor Music B.Mus., University of Ottawa
M.Mus., McGill University
D.M.A., University of Ottawa
Van Doorn, John 2004 Assistant Professor Political Science B.A., Berry College
M.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Van Doorn, Judy R. 2005 Temporary Assistant Professor Psychology B.S., Berry College
M.B.A., Georgia State University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Van Kley, Daniel 2004 Assistant Professor Philosophy B.A., Calvin College
M.A., Western Kentucky University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison
Venable, Beverly 2004 Associate Professor Marketing B.B.S., University of Alabama
M.B.A., Samford University
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Vidal, Troy M. 2006 Assistant Professor Political Science B.A., M.P.A., University of North Florida
Villavicencio, José 2000 Professor Foreign Language Education, Teacher Education B.A., San Francisco State University
Ed.D., University of Southern California
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Wakoko, Florence 2002 Associate Professor Sociology B.A., Makerere University
M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University
Walker, Paula 2005 Assistant Professor Health Science B.S., Howard University
M.D., Wayne State University - School of Medicine
Washington, Rynetta 2007 Assistant Professor Management B.S., Mississippi State University
M.S., Auburn University
Waters, Karen H. 2002 Lecturer Mathematics B.S.Ed., University of Georgia
M.Ed., Georgia State University
Webster, Zodiac 2004 Assistant Professor Physics A.B., Mt. Holyoke College
M.S., University of California Santa Cruz
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley
Wertz, Orion A. 2003 Assistant Professor Art B.F.A., Indiana University
M.F.A., University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana
Whitehead, Christopher C. 2000 Assistant Professor Computer Science B.S., University of Texas-Austin
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School
Whitted, Kelli 2005 Assistant Professor Nursing B.S.N., Georgia State University
M.S.N., Troy State University
Williams, Bonita F. 1996 Professor Reading Education B.A., Goucher College
M.Ed.,  Johns Hopkins University
Ed.D., Temple University
Williams, Claudia N. 2007 Temporary Assistant Professor Art B.S., University of North Alabama
M.A.E.D., Ed.S., University of Georgia
Williams, Rachael S. 2007 Temporary Assistant Professor Language and Literature B.A., M.A., University of Georgia
Williams, Rosa 2007 Assistant Professor Chemistry and Geology B.S., University of Texas at Austin
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana
Wirt, Ronald L. 1981 Professor Music

Associate Director for Administrative Affairs, Schwob School of Music
B.A., Reed College
M.M., Juilliard School of Music
D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music
Wisdo, David 2001 Associate Professor Philosophy B.A., Wesleyan University
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Woods, Crystal J. 2002 Assistant Professor English B.A., M.A., State University of West Georgia
Woolbright, David E. 1974 Professor Computer Science B.S., Davidson College
M.A.T., Emory University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Wright, Burley W. 1993 Assistant Professor Computer Science B.S., M.B.A., Columbus State University
Wurz, Elizabeth A. 2007 Assistant Professor Learning Support English B.A., University of Arkansas
M.F.A., New York University
Ph.D., Georgia State University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Yesilyaprak, Ata M. 2003 Associate Professor Finance A.S., M.B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University
B.S., Gazi University
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Young, Shana D. 2004 Temporary Assistant Professor Communication B.F.A., Valdosta State University
M.A., Auburn University
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Zanev, Vladimir S. 1996 Professor Computer Science M.S., Ph.D., Sofia University
Zheng, Quan 2006 Temporary Assistant Professor Mathematics B.S., Fudan University
Ph.D., Clemson University
Zohn, Andrew E. 1999 Assistant Professor Music B.M., North Carolina School of the Arts
M.M., The University of Texas at Austin
D.M.A., Florida State University
Zuiderveen, Jeffrey A. 1994 Professor Biology B.S., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
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