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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
Levi, Inessa 2009 Professor Mathematics

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Canterbury

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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 Modern & Classical Languages 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
Ahmadibeni, Yousef 2008 Assistant Professor Chemistry M.S., Ph.D., Sharif University of Technology
Almada, Carlos J. 2003 Associate Professor Mathematics Licenciatura en Matematicas, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
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

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

Educator of the Year, 1988-1989

Faculty Research and Scholarship Award, 1997-1998
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 Associate Professor Counseling 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
Brown, Steven 2009 Assistant Professor Management B.A., LaGrange College
M.B.A., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Burcham, Jan Gunnels 2004 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

Associate Provost, Undergraduate Education
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
Caglayan, Ismail 2009 Assistant Professor Mathematics Education B.S., M.S., Middle East Technical University
Ph.D., University of Georgia
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
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

Director, MPA Program
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
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
Chouchane, Mohamed 2009 Assistant Professor Computer Science

B.S. Faculte des Sciences de Tunis
M.S., Columbus State University
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Christensen, Kyle 2009 Assistant Professor Political Science B.A., Mercer University
M.A., West Virgina University
Condrey, Tamara 2008 Assistant Professor Nursing B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Troy State University
Cruzen, Shawn T. 1997 Professor Astronomy

Director, Coca-Cola Space Science Center

Chair, Department of Earth & Space Science
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 B.A., Samford University
Ph.D., Georgia State University
DaSilva, Stephanie 2007 Assistant Professor Psychology B.A., Anderson University
M.A., Ph.D., West Virginia University
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 B.A., Drake University
M.A., Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Domin, Gregory 2009 Associate Professor Political Science

Chair, Department of Political Science
B.A., Drew University
M.A., East Stroudsburg University
Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
Dowis, Dorinda L. 1994 Associate Professor Criminal Justice

Chair, Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology
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 Business Administration B.A., Auburn University
M.B.A., Auburn University at Montgomery
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
CPA

Ellisor Jr., John 2007 Assistant Professor History B.A., University of South Alabama
M.A., University of West Florida
Ph.D., University of Tenessee - Knoxville
Evilsizer, Justin 2005 Instructor Mathematics B.S., M.A., Auburn University
Eyler, Joshua R. 2006 Assistant Professor English 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
Fleming, Tyler 2009 Assistant Professor History B.A., University of Texas
M.A., Allegheny College
Ph.D., University of Texas
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
Francavilla, Joseph V. 1987 Associate Professor English B.A., M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York
Frander, Elizabeth 2005 Associate 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 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
Fuqua, Kariann 2008 Assistant Professor Art B.F.A., Kansas State University
M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana
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
Gable, Stephanie 2006 Assistant Professor Basic Studies B.S., M.A., Auburn University
Gallagher, Maureen 2008 Associate Professor Music B.M., Indiana University
Ganzevoort, Thomas 2008 Instructor Library Science Master of Library and Information Science (MILS), University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
B.F.A., Aquinas College
Gardiner, Richard 2009 Assistant Professor History Education B.A., University of Maryland at College Park
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Marquetta University
Garrard, Richard 2009 Lecturer Middle Grades Education A.A., B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Columbus State University
Ed.D, Nova Southeastern University
Gebeyehu, Zewdu 2002 Professor Chemistry B.S., M.S., Addis Ababa University
Ph.D., Philipps University
George, Courtney 2009 Lecturer English B.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Lousiana State Univ and AM College
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, Department of 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

Director, School of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Alabama in Birmingham
Ed.D., Auburn University
Graver, Steven F. 1996 Associate Professor Theatre B.A., Columbus State University
M.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Green, Angela 2009 Assistant Professor English

QEP Writing Specialist
B.A., University of Texas - Austin
Greer, Deirdre 2005 Associate Professor Early Childhood Education

Assistant Department Chair, Teacher Education

B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Gullo, Daniel 2009 Assistant Professor History B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.A., University of Toronto
M.A., College of St. Benedict
Ph.D., University of Chicago
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

Rothschild Chair of Business Administration

B.A., Pusan National University
M.B.A., Seoul National University
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Hackett, P. Thomas 2004 Professor Educational Leadership

Chair, Department of Counseling, Foundations and Leadership
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 and Computer Science

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
Hawkins, Amanda B. 1994 Associate Professor Nursing A.A., Columbus State University
B.S.N., George Mason University
M.S.N., Troy State University
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 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

Director, Honors Program
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

Faculty Research and Scholarship Award, 2008-2009

Herrington, Gayle D. 2006 Assistant Professor Mathematics Education B.S., Spellman College
M.S., North Carolina State University
Hipps, Elizabeth 2007 Assistant Professor Early Childhood Education B.M., Wesleyan College
M.M.E.D., Ed.S., University of Georgia
Ed.D., Auburn University
Holloman, Darryl 2009 Assistant Professor Student Affairs B.A., M.P.A., Ph.D., Georgia State 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, 2003-2004, 2007-2008
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.
Howard, Timothy G. 1995 Professor Mathematics

Interim Assistant Provost
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
Hrepic, Zdeslav 2009 Assistant Professor Physics M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University
Hughes, Kathleen 2005 Assistant Professor Biology B.S., Winthrop University
Ph.D., University of Florida
Huning, Tobias M. 2008 Assistant Professor Management B.A., Lander University
M.B.A., Valdosta State University
Ph.D., University of Memphis
Hunt, Barbara J. 1975 Professor English

Chair, Department of English
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
Ionascu, Eugen 1999 Professor Mathematics B.S., Al. Ioan Cuza University
M.S., University of Bucharest
Ph.D., Texas A & M University
Irvin, Teresa S. 1994 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 Professor Chemistry

Chair, Department of Chemistry
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
Jarrell, Kristiane 2008 Temporary Assistant Professor Modern & Classical Languages B.A., Furman University
M.Ed., University of Georgia
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
Johnston, Barbara 2008 Assistant Professor Art B.A., B.A., M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Jones, Gail 2005 Associate Professor Nursing B.S.N., MSN Troy State University
Jones, Linda 2008 Instructor Library Science B.S., Georgia College and State University
M.S., Nova Southwestern University
M.A., University of South Florida
Jones, Michelle E. 2004 Instructor 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 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
Kamau, Ben 2009 Assistant Professor Mathematics B.S.Ed., M.Sc., Egerton University
M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D., Delaware State University
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
Kerr, David 2009 Assistant Professor Political Science

Academic Site Director, West Point
A.S., West Georgia Technical College
M.S., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Capella University
Keskin, Burhanettin 2009 Assistant Professor Early Childhood Education B.A., Atatürk University
M.A., University of Colorado at Denver
Ph.D., Florida State University
Kettering, Ronald C. 1986 Professor Accounting 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
Kinnett, John R. III 2010 Lecturer Marketing B.S. Vanderbilt University, M.B.A., Georgia Tech
Klar, Elizabeth 2009 Lecturer Biology B.S., M.S., University of Georgia
Klinkenborg, Ann M. 2006 Instructor Physical Education B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Auburn University
Komatsu, Yuichiro 2009 Assistant Professor Art

B.F.A., University of New York - New Paltz     
M.F.A., NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred, NY

Kongmunvattana, Angkul 2005 Associate Professor Computer Science B.E., Chulalongkorn University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Kuforiji, Paulina O. 1999 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 Associate 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
Lawler-Johnson, Dian 2009 Lecturer Voice B.M., Converse College
M.M., University of Illinois - Champaign
Levi, Inessa 2009 Professor Mathematics M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Canterbury
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 Instructor, 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

Associate Dean, D. Abbott Turner College of Business and Computer Science
B.A., M.B.A., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University

Faculty Service Award, 2003-2004, 2008-2009
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
Maligo, Pedro 2009 Professor Modern & Classical Languages

Chair, Department of Modern & Classical Languages
B.A., M.A., Pontifica Universidade Catolica de Rio de Janiero
Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin
Mangum, Michael 1988 Professor Exercise Physiology

Acting Chair, Department of Health, 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
McCabe, Matt 2009 Assistant Professor Music Technology B.A., University of Richmond
M.M., Bowling Green 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 Associate 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 Eminent Scholar 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 Roberts 2007 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
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

Interim Associate Dean, College of Letters & Sciences
B.A., St. Ambrose College
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Ohio University
Merriman, Mimi 2008 Assistant Professor Nursing B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Troy State University
Miller, Dell 2009 Assistant Professor Nursing B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Troy State University
M.S.N., University of Alabama
Miller, Sallie A. 1996 Professor Reading Education

Assistant Dean, College of Education and Health Professions
B.B.A., MBA Columbus State University
Ed.D., Auburn University

Faculty Service Award, 2000-2001
Moon. Gisung 2009 Assistant Professor Finance B.A., Dankook University
MBA, Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia
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., Ph.D., University of Louisville
Murrary, Robert 2009 Associate Professor Trumpet B.M., M.S., Portland State University
D.M.A., University of Norht Texas
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 Associate Professor Exercise Science B.S., M.Ed., Lipscomb University
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee University
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

Assistant Director, School of Nursing
B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Troy State University
Ph.D., Medical College of Georgia
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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 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
Park, Youngrak 2008 Assistant Professor Communication B.A., Chung-Ang University
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Parker, Elizabeth 2009 Assistant Professor General-Choral Music Education B.M., M.M., Oberlin College
Parker, Scott 2009 Lecturer Theatre M.F.A., Brooklyn College
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 & Geography
B.A., M.A., Auburn University
Ph.D.,  Ohio State University
Pershounin, Alexander 2009 Associate Professor Jazz M.M.m D.M., University of Southern Mississippi
Phillips, April 2005 Assistant Professor Psychology 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
Powell, Sean R. 2008 Assistant Professor Music B.M., Tennessee Technological University
M.M., Illinois State University
M.D., University of Illinois at Urbana
Prusti, Rabindra 2009 LecturerChemistry M.Sc., Jawaharial Nehru University
Ph.D., Texas Technical University
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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 Associate Professor Leadership

Director of Servant Leadership Program
B.A., Rhodes College
M.A., University of Alabama
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University
Redmond, Tara L. 2002 Associate Professor Health Science B.S., Morris Brown College
M.S., Old Dominion University
D.H.S., Central Michigan University
Rees, Amanda 2005 Assistant Professor History B.A., Brunel University of West London
M.A., University of Wyoming
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Rendleman, Eliot 2009 Assistant Professor English>br />
Director, Writing Center
B.A., M.A.,University of Michigan - Flint
Ph.D., University of Nevada - Reno
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
Richter, Sally 2010 Instructor Nursing

B.S.N., Auburn University
M.S.N., Emory University

Ridley, Mark L. 2006 Lieutenant Colonel / Professor Military Science B.S., North Georgia College and State University
M.S., Kansas State 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 Temporary Assistant Professor Modern & Classical Languages B.S., Florida State University
M.A., University of Southern Mississippi
Roberts, Ellen L. 1987 Professor Physical Education

Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions
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 and Health Professions
B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Ed.D., University of Central Florida
Roderick, Noah 2009 Temporary Assistant Professor English

Director, First-Year Composition
B.A., M.A., Western Illinois University
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 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
Sanders, Joseph 2008 Assistant Professor English M.A., Ph.D., Augusta State University
Sanders, Joe 2009 Professor Art B.F.A., M.F.A., Arizona State University
Santo, LaTonya R. 2004 Assistant Professor Nursing

B.S.N., University of South Alabama
M.S.N., University of South Alabama

Schmidt, Mark S. 1999 Professor Psychology B.S., M.S., Georgia College
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Schneider, Juluis 2008 Temporary Assistant Professor Biology M.P.H., University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus
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, 2002-03
Seifu, Abiye 1991 Professor Engineering B.S.E., Haile Selassie University
M.S.E., University of Michigan
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute
Shalishali, Maurice K. 1998 Professor Economics B.S., National University of Zaire
M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University
Shaw, Kimberly 2007 Associate Professor Earth & Space Science
B.S., Vanderbilt Univeristy
M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University
Shaw, Lisa 2003 Assistant Professor Counseling

Director, College of Education and Health Professions 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 Associate Professor Educational Leadership B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., Columbus College
Ed.D., Valdosta State University
Shumaker, Melody G. 2003 Associate 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 English B.A., Mercer University
M.T.S., Duke Divinity School
M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia
Smith, Cheryl M. 2007 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
Sprayberry, Gary 2006 Associate 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
Steele, Rylan 2009 Assistant Professor Photography B.F.A., Florida International University
M.F.A., University of Georgia at Athens
Stephens, Richard 2008 Associate Professor Mathematics B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Auburn University
M.S., Washington State University
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Stokes, Glenn D. 1983 Professor Biology

Interim Dean, College of Letters & Sciences
B.S., University of Rhode Island
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Educator of the Year, 1999-2000
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 Assistant Professor Early Childhood Education B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Auburn University
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 Exercise Science

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
Vaillancourt, Paul R. 2001 Associate Professor Music B.Mus., University of Ottawa
M.Mus., McGill University
D.M.A., University of Ottawa
Van Kley, Daniel 2004 Associate 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 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 Associate Professor Health Science B.S., Howard University
M.D., Wayne State University - School of Medicine
Waters, Karen H. 2002 Lecturer Mathematics B.S.Ed., University of Georgia
M.Ed., Georgia State University
Webster, Zodiac 2004 Associate Professor Physics A.B., Mt. Holyoke College
M.S., University of California Santa Cruz
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley
Wert, Jeanine 2008 Assistant Professor Physical Education B.S., West Chester University
M.S., State University of New York College - Brockport
Ph.D., Auburn University
Wertz, Orion A. 2003 Associate 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
Wilkerson, Carey 2009 Lecturer English B.A., M.A., Auburn 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 English B.A., M.A., University of Georgia
Williams, Rosa 2007 Assistant Professor Earth & Space Science B.S., University of Texas at Austin
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana
Wirt, Ronald L. 1981 Professor Music

Associate Dean, College of the Arts
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
Wortley, Gary 2009 Associate Professor

Interim Dean, College of the Arts
B.M., M.M., University of Texas at Austin
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
Yang, Jianhua 2009 Assoicate Professor Computer Science B.S., M.S., Shandong University
Ph.D., University of Houston
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
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Faculty NameYear
Appointed
Title(s)Credentials/Awards
Zanev, Vladimir S. 1996 Professor Computer Science B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Sofia University
Zohn, Andrew E. 1999 Associate 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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