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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
*Adams, Olin B. 1960 Associate Professor History B.B.A., Emory University
M.A., George Peabody College
Ph.D., Florida State University
Adams, Paulette 1975 Professor Early Childhood Education B.S., Bridgewater State College
M.S., Florida State University
Ph.D., Georgia State University
*Amundson, Richard J. 1966 Professor History B.A., Augustana College
M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University

Distinguished Professor of the Year, 1967-68, 1975-76

Faculty Service Award, 1987-88
Anderson, John H. 1969 Professor Music B.M., Conservatory of Music of Kansas City, Missouri
M.M., University of Michigan
Ph.D., Catholic University
Angermuller, Sarah 1976 Associate Professor Nursing A.S.N., Miami-Dade Community College
B.S., Barry College
M.Ed., Georgia State University
M.S.N., Medical College of Georgia
C.N.R.N., American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
C.C.R.N., American Association of Critical Care Nurses
A.C.L.S., American Heart Association
Arno, Elsie R. 1975 Associate Professor Economics B.S., Bucknell University
M.S., Auburn University
Atkins, James T. 1974 Professor Education A.B.J., University of Georgia
M.A., Ed.D., George Peabody College for Teachers
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Bagley, Earl G. 1973 Associate Professor Social Science Education B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Georgia
*Bailey, Benjamin F. 1963 Professor History B.S., United States Naval Academy
M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University

Distinguished Professor of the Year, 1964-65
Batastini, Peggy H. 1973 Associate Professor Nursing B.A., M.Ed., Columbus State University
M.S.N., University of Alabama at
Birmingham
Certified Child and Adolescent Nurse, American Nurses' Association
Certified Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association
Berger, Elinor E. 1971 Professor Mathematics B.S., University of Maryland
M.A., Brandeis
Ph.D., City University of New York
Berger, Mark L. 1970 Professor History B.A., Queens College
Ph.D., The City University of New York
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
Blackmon, Mary V. 1959 Professor Physical Education A.B., Georgia State College for Women
M.S., University of Tennessee
Bohannon, John L. 1970 Associate Professor Finance B.B.A., M.B.A., University of Georgia
*Brown, Jack A. 1962 Professor English B.A., M.A., University of Miami
Ph.D., University of Florida
Brown, Wimberly E. 1958 Professor, Associate Director Student Services B.A., University of Georgia
M.A., Peabody College
Bullock, William J. 1982 Professor Music B.M.E, M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Caproni, Bettyesue R. 1976 Associate Professor Nursing B.A., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Medical College of Georgia
Carlisle, Earnest 1969 Professor Mathematics Education B.S., Huntingdon College
M.Ed., Ed.D., Auburn University
Cartledge, Carolyn M. 1976 Professor Education B.S., Louisiana College
M.A., Southern Methodist University
Ed.D., University of Georgia
Cash, Dewey B. 1958 Professor Mathematics B.S., M.Ed., M.S., Auburn University
Chai, Nemia M. 1965 Professor Language and Literature B.S., M.A., Philippine Women's University
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Chappel, James H. 1966 Professor English B.A., M.A., Florida State University
Vice President's Award, 1981-82
Distinguished Professor of the Year, 1969-70
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
Clark, Flora M. 1971 Professor Biology B.S., M.A.T, Alabama College
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Clark, Neil P. 1969 Professor Science Education B.B.A., University of Georgia
M.Ed., Ed.D., Auburn University
Clements, Frank M. 1959 Professor Physical Education B.S., Georgia Teachers College
MS, University of Tennessee
Cobos, Patricio V. 1983 Professor Music B.M., Southern Methodist College
M.M., Florida State University
Cook, Cline G. 1979 Associate Professor Finance B.S., United States Military Academy
M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Cope, Donald A. 1968 Associate Professor History B.S., Troy State University
M.A., Auburn University
Crim, John W. 1977 Professor Management BME, Marquette University
M.B.A., University of Buffalo
Ph.D., Georgia State University
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Davidson, Judy K. 1971 Associate Professor Chair Nursing B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia
M.N., Emory University
Certified Clinical Specialist in
Medical-Surgical Nursing, American Nurses' Association
Diaz, Betty Anne 1987 Associate Professor Music B.A., Georgia College and State University
M.M., DM, Florida State University
Diaz, Manuel 1990 Professor Music B.S., Technical University of Chile
M.S., National Conservatory of Chile
Duncan, Frances M. 1970 Professor Mental Retardation B.A., Barnard College of Columbia University
M.S., Ed.D., Auburn University

Vice President's Award,
1983-84
*Dwyer, James J. 1968 Associate Professor History B.S., Florida Southern College
M.A., Stetson University.
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Embry, Jr., Olice H. 1973 Professor Management

Chair, Department of Business Administration
B.A., B.S., Presbyterian College
M.B.A., Ph.D., Georgia State University
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Fleck, Jr., Robert A. 1986 Distinguished Professor Computer Information Systems Management

Chair, Department of Financial and Information Systems
B.A., Ripon College
M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois
*Ford, H. Thomas 1996 Professor Exercise Science and Physical Education

Chair, Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, and Professional Studies
B.S., M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ed.D., University of Georgia
Friedman, Lenemaja V. 1969 Professor English

Chair, Department of Language and Literature
B.A., University of Washington
M.A., State University of New York
Ph.D., Florida State University
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Gardner, Jr., Francis E. 1974 Professor Biology

Director, Science Education Outreach
B.A., Ottawa University
M.S., Wichita State University
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Dean's Award 1974-1975

Educator of the Year, 1982-1983

Faculty Service Award, 1999-2000
George, Joseph D. 1973 Professor Specific Learning Disabilities B.F.A., Ohio University
M.A.Ed., Ph.D., University of Akron
Gibson, Hal J. 1976 Professor Music B.M., Southern Methodist University
M.M.Ed., Southern Methodist University
*Gibson, Richard G. 1982 Professor Chair Mathematics B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama
Gonzalez, Raymond B. 1969 Professor Political Science B.A., Southeastern Louisiana College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
*Grimson,Jr., Keith S. 1977 Professor of Art B.A., Williams College
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
*Hackett, Paul T. 1970 Associate Professor English A.B., M.A., Gonzaga University
M.A., University of Houston
Hall-Brennan, Hazel 1974 Professor Theater
Chair, Department of Theater
A.B., Huntingdon College
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D. University of Missouri
Halverson, Stephen P. 1973 Associate Professor Early Childhood Education B.S.Ed., Syracuse University
M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Georgia
Hamilton, William C. 1973 Professor Management B.S., M.B.A., Mississippi State University
D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University
Hanley, Thomas B. 1976 Professor Geology B.S., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington
Harrison, Thomas E. 1995 Professor Educational Leadership
Dean, College of Education and Health Professions

B.S.Ed., Troy University
M.Ed., Ed.D., Auburn University

*Hatfield, Dorothy 1958 Associate Professor, Director English B.S., M.A., Auburn University

Distinguished Professor of the Year, 1965-66
Henderson, Bob G. 1975 Professor Educational Foundations B.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Ph.D., George Peabody College
Henderson, Malcolm 1970 Professor Finance B.B.A. University of Georgia
M.S. University of Tennessee
Ph.D. University of Alabama
*Holmes, Joel H. 1983 Associate Professor Library B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S.L.S., Florida State University
*Howell, Robert S. 1961 Associate Professor Finance B.S., Syracuse University
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Johnson, David J. 1966 Professor English B.A., LaGrange College
M.A., University of Alabama
Joy, Jr., Arthur C 1991 Associate Professor Accounting B.A., University of Miami
M.B.A., University of Oklahoma
M.A.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana, CPA
Justice St., Arthur E. 1989 Professor Educational Administration and Supervision B.S.Ed., Georgia Teachers' College
M.Ed., Ed.D., Duke University
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Kao, Charles Tsun-Hsiung 1967 Professor Physics B.S., Tunghai University
M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University
Klein, Ronald D. 1974 Professor Management B.S., American University
M.B.A., Ph.D., Georgia State University
Kruger, Harry 1965 Associate Professor Music B.M., M.M.Ed., New England Conservatory of Music
Kruger, Natalie 1965 Associate Professor Music M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
Kundey, Gary E. 1974 Professor Finance B.B.A., North Texas State University
M.B.A., Texas Tech University
Ph.D., University of Florida
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Land, Arthur J. 1971 Professor Educational Administration B.A., M.R.C., Ed.D., University of Florida
*Lee, Virginia C. 1961 Associate Professor Library Science B.S., Appalachian State College
M.S., Peabody College
LeNoir, William C. 1960 Professor, Dean Botany B.S., Maryville College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia
Lindquist, Mary M. 1984 Callaway Professor Mathematics Education B.A., University of North Carolina
M.A., Southern Methodist University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Faculty Research and Scholarship Award, 1998-99
Lights, Jettie N. 1976 Associate Professor Science BS, Talladega College
MT (ASCP), The Medical Center MEd, Georgia State University
*Livengood, Mary L. 1958 Registrar Student Services B.A., University of Cincinnati
M.S., Auburn University
Lloyd, Craig 1971 Professor History B.A., Middlebury College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Lumley, J. Kitt 1977 Professor Mathematics B.S., Florida State University
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., Auburn University

Faculty Service Award, 1988-1989
Lupold, John S. 1970 Professor History

Chair, Department of History
A.B., Wofford College
M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Faculty Service Award, 1991-92

Educator of the Year, 1996-97
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
McCollum, James B. 1976 Professor Economics B.S., M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Tulane University
McGee, Billy D. 1964 Associate Professor History B.A., M.A., University of Alabama
McGinnis, Callie B. 1974

Associate Professor Library Science

Dean of Libraries

B.A., Rhodes College

M.S., Louisiana State University

McLendon, Alvin 1958 Professor Physical Science B.S., Georgia Southern College
M.A., George Peabody College
M.S., Oklahoma State University
Ed.D., Auburn University
McQueen, Tena F. 1972 Associate Professor Computer Science BS, University of Louisville
MEd, Auburn University.
*Milian, Helen T. 1967 Professor, Chair Nursing B.S.N., Emory University
M.S.N, Emory University
Mion, Mario R. 1975 Professor Political Science B.A., Western Michigan University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Educator of the Year, 1989?90
Mitchell-Tibbs, Marlene P. 1983 Professor Nursing

Director, Baccalaureate Nursing Program
B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia
MN, Ph.D., Emory University
Mock, W. Lindsey 1961 Vice President Student Affairs B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Georgia
Murzyn, John S. 1970 Professor History A.B., Villanova University
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Myers, John B. 1970 Professor History B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
*Nance, Kenneth 1958 Professor Biology B.A., M.A., Ed.S., Peabody College
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
O'Brien, John 1978 Associate Professor Music B.M., M.M., Baylor University
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
*Parker, Charles A. 1969 Professor Education B.S., Georgia Southern College
M.Ed., Auburn University
Ed.D., Columbia University Teachers College
*Petlewski, Paul J. 1971 Associate Professor English B.A., University of Detroit
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida
*Phelps, Ferinez B. 1970 Professor Political Science B.A., J.D., University of Texas
M.A., Eastern New Mexico University
Ph.D., Texas Tech 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
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Ragsdale, Charles F. 1965 Professor Physical Education and Recreation B.S., M.Ed., Georgia Southern College
*Riggsby, Ernest D. 1969 Professor Science Education B.S., Tennessee Polytechnic Institute
B.A., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., George Peabody College
Riley, Edwin E. 1971 Professor Music B.M., M.S., The Juilliard School
D.M.A., University of Iowa
Robinson, Thelma M. 1970 Counselor, Counseling and Placement B.S., Savannah State College
M.Ed., Tuskegee University
Rodgers, Hugh I. 1967 Professor History B.A., M.A., University of Alabama
Ph.D., University of Texas
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
*Safar, Milo R. 1971 Associate Professor, Program Director Dental Hygiene B.S., DDS, University of Illinois
*Sanders, James O. 1961 Vice President Business and Finance B.A., University of Georgia
M.B.A., Ohio State University
Scanling, Frederick H. 1967 Associate Professor Management B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.B.A., University of North Carolina
Schild, Mary E. 1972 Professor Psychology and Sociology A.B., University of Georgia
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virgina
*Sears, Robert L. 1969 Professor Education B.S.Ed., Georgia Southern College
M.A., Ed.D., University of Georgia
*Spano, Patricia A. 1967 Associate Professor English A.B., M.A., University of Southern California
Stanback, Rosa S. 1970 Professor Social Science Education B.S., M.Ed., Tuskegee Institute
Stanton, George E. 1969 Vice President, Professor Biology

B.S., Bucknell University, Ph.D., University of Maine,

Distinguished Professor of the Year, 1972-73,

Vice President's Award, 1984-1985.

Stewart, Jack C. 1972 Professor Educational Foundations A.B., Georgia State University
M.Ed., Georgia Southern College
Ed.D., University of Alabama
Stinson, Gerald L. 1974 Associate Professor Mathematics B.A., Columbus State University
M.S., Auburn University
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Taylor, Earlene P. 1970 Professor Accounting B.S., M.B.A., Auburn University
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Taylor, Michaell K. 1976 Professor Physical Education and Leisure Management B.S.Ed., MSEd, University of Georgia
Ed.D., University of Alabama
Thomas, John J. 1974 Professor Philosophy B.A. LaSalle College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Miami
Trigg, Rodger R. 1975 Professor Accounting B.S., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
VanCleave, Jr., Albert R. 1971 Professor Mathematics B.A., Alabama College
M.A., University of Alabama
Ph.D., Auburn University
Vander Gheynst, Paul J. 1972 Professor Music B.M., Indiana University
M.M, Ed.D. Mus, University of Illinois
Educator of the year, 1980-81
*Voynich, John J. 1969 Professor Management M.S., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
J.D., John Marshall Law School
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Wabo, Sister Mary Ann 1971 Associate Professor Nursing B.S.N., University of Dayton
M.Ed., Duquesne University
Wadkins, Mary J. 1971 Associate Professor History B.A., Columbus State University
M.A., Auburn University
Walls, Glen D. 1973 Professor Educational Psychology B.A., Drake University
M.A., Northern Illinois University
Ed.D., University of Houston
*Webb, Joe S. 1968 Professor Criminal Justice B.S., Western New Mexico University
M.S., University of Southern California
*Weise, Paul 1979 Associate Professor Music B.S., M.Ed, M.M., Ohio University
Wentland, Thomas J. 1979 Professor Communicative Disorders B.S., Northern Illinois University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Whiddon, Rex 1970 Professor Music B.M., M.M., University of Rochester
*Whitley, Thomas Y. 1958 President Education A.B., M.Ed., University of Georgia
Ed.D., University of Texas
Whitman, Anita. B. 1974 Professor Elementary Education B.S., M.S., Troy State University
Ed.D., Auburn University
Whitman, Harold L. 1969 Professor Reading Education B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Auburn University

Faculty Service Award, 1995-96
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Yates, Jerrel K. 1976 Professor Mathematics/Computer Science B.S., University of Mississippi
M.S., Texas A&M University
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
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Faculty Name Year of
Appointment
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Zheng, Quan 2006 Temporary Assistant Professor Mathematics B.S., Fudan University
Ph.D., Clemson University
Zimmerly, Belle M. 1980 Associate Professor Marketing B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois
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*Deceased


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