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Faculty Name Year
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
Hackett, P. Thomas 2004 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs B.A., M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ed.S., Auburn University at Montgomery
Ed.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Faculty Name Year
Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Abegaz, Samuel M. 2008 Professor Chemistry D.S., Ghent University
Accilien, Cecile 2005 Associate Professor Modern & Classical Languages B.A., Montclair State University
M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ph.D., Tulane University
Adams, Paula 2006 Associate Professor Library Science A.A., Henry Ford Community College
B.A., Michigan State University
M.L.S., Wayne State University
Allen, Marlene   Assistant Professor English B.A., Georgia Southern University

M.A. and Ph.D., University of Georgia

Almada, Carlos J. 2003 Professor Mathematics Licenciatura en Matematicas, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Anazia, Oge 2010 Lecturer and Stockroom Manager
Chemistry
B.S., University of Benin
M.S., Western Kentucky University
Anderson, John 2012 Lecturer Command College B.A., Fort Valley State University

M.P.A., Columbus State University

Andrica, Dorin 2013 Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Visiting Scholar in European Studies and Visiting Professor in Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Ph.D., Universitatea of Babeş Bolyai

 

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Faculty Name Year
Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Bailey, Michael P. 2004 Associate Professor
Criminal Justice
Chair,
Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology
B.S., M.P.A., Columbus State University
D.P.A., University of Alabama
Ballenger, Julie A. 1995 Professor
Biology
Chair, Department of Biology
B.A., Central College of Iowa
M.S., Fort Hays State University
Ph.D., Miami University

Educator of the Year, 2002-2003
Faculty Service Award 2007-2008
Baltimore, Michael L. 1994 Professor Counseling B.S., Columbus State University
M.A., Western Carolina University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Banerjee, Anil 2005 Associate Professor Chemistry and Chemistry Education B.S., University of Calcutta
M.S., Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology
Barineau, Clinton 2007 Associate Professor Chemistry & Geology A.A., Tallahassee Community College
B.S.,Florida State University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Barone, John A. 2003 Professor Biology B.A., B.S., Indiana University-Bloomington
Ph.D., University of Utah
Baxter, Richard L. 2005 Professor Communication

Dean, College of the Arts
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
Bentley, Erinn 2011 Assistant Professor, English Education B.A., Hope College
M.F.A., Ph. D., Western Michigan University
Berenyi, Zoltan 2011 Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Visiting Scholar, European Studies Ph.D., The Queen's University of Belfast
Bhandary, Madhusudan 2006 Professor Mathematics B.S., M.S., Calcutta University
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Bishop, Carol 2012 Assistant Professor of Accounting  
Blair, Benjamin 2011 Associate Professor, Economics

Sarah T. Butler Distinguished University Chair in Business and Finance
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida
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 Associate Professor, Special Education B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Bonamy, Vivian Joelle 2010 Assistant Professor
Modern and Classical Languages
B.A., University of Montevallo
M.A., University of Alabama
Ph.D., University of Alabama
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 Louisiana
Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Brown, Jennifer 2011 Assistant Professor, Education Foundations B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.S, University of West Georgia
Ph.D., Auburn University
Brown, Roger W. 2005 Associate 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
Bryan, Alicia 2006 Assistant Professor Exercise Science

Wellness Coordinator
B.A.,M.A.,Ph.D. University of Alabama
Bryant, Camille

 

2010 Assistant Professor Educational Foundations B.S., College of William and Mary
M.Ed., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Bryant, Phil C. 2010 Assistant Professor Management B.A., Baylor University
M.A., University of Arkansas
M.B.A., Belhaven College
Ph.D., University of Memphis
Buckner, Barbara C. 2011 Dean, College of Education and Health Professions B.S.ED., The Ohio State University
M.S., Clarion University
Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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 Associate Professor Biology B.S., Ph.D., University of Guelph, Canada
Faculty Research and Scholarship Award 2009-2010
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 Name Year
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
Causey, Virginia E. 2000 Professor History B.A., Samford University
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
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

Director, Social Research Center
B.A., Mercer University
M.A., Ph.D., West Virginia University
Church, Warren B. 1999 Professor Archeology/Anthropology, Environmental Science
B.A., M.A., University of Colorado
M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
Cohen, Fred S. 2007 Professor 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
Coleman, James E. 2012 Associate Professor of Marketing Ph.D., University of Alabama
Condrey, Tamara 2008 Assistant Professor Nursing B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Troy State University
Conklin, Jeffrey T. 2001 Associate Professor Special Education B.S., Grand Valley State University
M.M., Aquinas College
Ed.D., Western Michigan University
Cook, J. Alyce 1994 Associate Professor Modern and Classical Languages B.A., University of South Carolina
M.A., Auburn University
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Faculty Service Award, 2001-2002
Crosswell, Dan 2011 Visiting Professor and Richard R. Hallock Distinguished Chair in Military History B.A., University of Windsor

M.A., Western Michigan University

Ph.D., Kansas State University

Cotton, Brett 2012 Assistant Professor of Finance B.B.A., University of Georgia
M.B.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Cruzen, Shawn T. 1997 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 Name Year
Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Dabke, Rajeev B. 2002 Associate Professor Chemistry B.S., Fergusson College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pune
Dailey, Thomas 2012 Lecturer Criminal Justice B.A., M.A., Auburn University
Danek, Rose 2012 Assistant Professor Psychology B.S., Arizona State University
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Daniels, Michael J. 1980 Professor Economics B.A., Samford University
Ph.D., Georgia State University
DaSilva, Stephanie 2007 Associate Professor Psychology B.A., Anderson University
M.A., Ph.D., West Virginia University
Davis, John K. 2002 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
Dewey,Jaima   Temporary Lecturer and Stockroom Manager B.S., Columbus State University

M.S., George Mason University

Dolan, Thomas P. 2000 Professor Political Science
Chair, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
B.A., Drake University
M.A., Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Dooley, Lawrence 2010 Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Theatre
B.A., M.A., University of South Carolina
PH.D., Indiana University
Dowis, Dorinda L. 1994 Professor 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 Business Administration B.A., Auburn University
M.B.A., Auburn University at Montgomery
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Faculty Name Year
Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Easton, Nicolas 2012 Assistant Professor Political Science A.B., Brown University

M.P.A., University of Rhode Island
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

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
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Faculty Name Year
Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Fan, Guihong 2013 Assistant Professor Mathematics Ph.D., McMaster University
Fang, Houbin 2013 Assistant Professor Mathematics

M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Ferguson, Dona-Lee 2012 Temporary Instructor, Nursing

BSN, MSN University of Southern Maine

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 Associate Professor Physical Education B.S., West Chester University
M.S., State University of New York College - Brockport
Ph.D., Auburn University
Flynn, Mark 2011 Dean of CSU Libraries M.L.S., University of Alabama
M.A., University of New Orleans
Ed.S., University of Alabama
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 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
D.N.P. Georgia Health Sciences University
Frazier, Dawn 2010 Assistant Professor Educational Foundations B.A. University of Houston
M.S. Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
Ph.D. Ball State University
Frazier, Monica 2006 Associate Professor Biology B.S., Alabama State University
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Frazier, William J. 1974 Professor Geology
Chair, Department of Earth & Space Science
B.S., Furman University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Educator of the Year, 1984-85
Freeman, Tommy 2013 Lecturer Command College

B.S., Mercer University
M.P.A., Columbus State University

Frerichs, Kenneth J. 2001 Assistant Professor Mathematics B.S., Iowa State University
M.B.A., Loyola University-Chicago
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Faculty Name Year
Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Gable, Stephanie 2006 Assistant Professor Basic Studies B.S., M.A., Auburn University
Ganzevoort, Thomas 2008 Assistant Professor 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 Assistant Professor English

Director, Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians

B.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Louisiana State Univ and A.B., College
Gibson, Danna M. 2001 Professor Communication

Interim Department Chair, Communication
B.S., Western Carolina University
M.A., Austin Peay State University
Ph.D., University of Memphis
Gill, Kimberly 2009 Assistant Professor Political Science

Director, PA Program
B.A., Georgia Southwestern State University
M.P.H., Ph.D., Auburn University
Gill, Steven 2013 Temporary Lecturer History Ph.D., State University of New York - Buffalo
Gillam, S. Lenoir 1997 Professor Counseling B.S., Texas A&M University
M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Georgia
Gray, Katharine 2011 Lecturer English B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.A., Auburn University
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
Godlove, Shannon 2012 Assistant Professor English B.A., Smith College

M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

Golden, Joseph D. 1990 Professor Music B.M., M.M., University of North Texas
Gordon, Frederick 2010 Assistant Professor Political Science B.A., Clark University
M.P.I.A., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Graver, Steven F. 1996 Associate Professor Theatre B.A., Columbus State University
M.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Greer, Deirdre 2005 Associate Professor Early Childhood Education
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Grissette, Brittany 2012 Temporary Instructor, Nursing BSN Auburn University
MSN Troy University
Gullo, Daniel 2009 Assistant Professor History B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison
M.A., University of Toronto
M.A., St. John's University School of Theology
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Guth, Lumarie 2010 Instructor of Library Science B.A., University of Wisconsin
M.L.S., University of Wisconsin
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Faculty Name Year
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

Provost
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,
Turner College of Business

Bill Heard Professor of Finance
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.B.A., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Hammond, Joni 2012 Lecturer in Business Administration B.B.A., Columbus State University
M.AC., Auburn University
Hansen, Kristen S. 1997 Associate Professor Music B.M., St. Olaf College
M.M., D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
Hart, Roger 2012 Lecturer of Communication M.F.A., Southern Illinois University Carondale
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
Heriot, Kirk 2006 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
Hipps, Elizabeth 2007 Lecturer Early Childhood Education
Director, COEHP Graduate Studies
B.M., Wesleyan College
M.M.Ed., 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, 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.
Holley, Daniel 2012 Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Holloman, Darryl 2009 Assistant Professor Student Affairs B.A., M.P.A., Ph.D., Georgia State University
Houston, Larry Christopher 2013 Temporary Lecturer Command College A.B., University of Georgia

M.B.A, Brenau University
M.P.A. Columbus State University

Howard, Timothy G. 1995 Professor Mathematics B.S., Brescia College
M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Hrach, Susan E. 1999

Professor English

Director, Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., University of Alabama
Ph.D., University of Washington
Hrepic, Zdeslav 2009 Associate Professor Physics M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University
Huff, Brad 2012 Assistant Professor Geography B.A., University of West Florida

Masters in Divinity, Columbia Theological Seminary- Atlanta
Ph.D. Florida State University

Hughes, Kathleen 2005

Associate Professor Biology

Interim Assistant Chair, 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 Name Year
Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Ionascu, Eugen J. 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 Associate Professor Communication B.A., Seinan Gakuin University
M.A. University of Wisconsin
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Faculty Name Year
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 Associate Professor English
B.S., Black Hills State University
Ph.D., University of Oregon
Jauregui, Andres 2006 Associate Professor Economics B.A., International University of the Americas
M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University
Jeon, Kyongseon 2004 Associate 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
D.N.P., University of South Alabama
Jones, Kenneth 2012 Lecturer/Master Teacher UTeach B.A., M.Ed., Auburn University
Jones, Linda 2008 Assistant Professor Library Science B.S., Georgia College and State University
M.S., Nova Southwestern University
M.A., University of South Florida
Jones, Michelle E. 2004 Associate Professor Library Science B.S., M.S.L.S., Clark Atlanta University
Jones, Rita C. 2003 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 Name Year
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 Associate 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
Keskin, Burhanettin 2009 Assistant Professor Early Childhood Education B.A., Atatürk University
M.A., University of Colorado at Denver
Ph.D., Florida State University
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 Assistant Professor Physical Education B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Ed.D., 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 Name Year
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
Langston, Vicky C. 2003 Associate Professor Economics

Interim Assistant Dean, Turner College of Business
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
Lefler, Bret 2011 Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator , Art Education B.F.A., Art Institute of Chicago
M.F.A., Texas Christian University
Ph.D. Florida State University
Leon, Eduardo 2010 Lecturer Modern and Classical Languages B.A., M.A., Auburn University
Levi, Inessa   Professor Mathematics M.S., Ph.D., University of Canterbury
Lewis, Stephanie 2006 Associate 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., PH.D., Georgia State University
Linton, Ronald C. 1998 Professor Mathematics B.A., University of Louisville
M.A., University of Kentucky
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Livingston, Judith Kemerait 2011 Assistant Professor English


Director of First-Year Composition
B.A., Davidson College
M.A., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., Louisiana State 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
Luck, Patrick 2012 Visiting Assistant Professor B.A., B.S., Rice University

M.A., University of Texas

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Faculty Name Year
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


B.S., Florida State University
M.A., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Marsh, Laurence A. 2010 Assistant Professor Management B.S., United States Naval Academy
M.B.A., University of Hawaii
Ph.D., University of Utah
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 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
May, Heidi 2012 Assistant Professor in Drawing and Digital Media B.A. Specialist, University of Toronto and Sheridan College
M.F.A., University of British Columbia
McCabe, Matt 2009 Assistant Professor Music Technology B.A., University of Richmond
M.M., Bowling Green University
Ph.D., University of Florida
McCallus, Joseph P. 1994 Professor English B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., DA, Catholic University
McCollough, Christopher 2012 Assistant Professor of Communication Ph.D., LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication
McCormack, Thomas J. 2007 Associate Professor Educational Leadership B.S., M.Ed., 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 Associate Professor Art B.F.A, Columbus College of Art & Design
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
McFalls, Michael C. 2007 Associate Professor Art B.F.A, Columbus College of Art & Design
M.F.A., University of California
McGraw, Timothy P. 2004 Associate Professor Theatre


B.A., Eastern Michigan University
M.F.A., Wayne State University
McHenry, J. Patrick 1996 Professor English

Interim 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
Meyers-Proyzniuk 2011 Instructor Nursing B.S.N., B.A., Ohio State University
M.S.N., The University of Pennsylvania
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, Joseph 2011 Assistant Professor English B.F.A., University of Colorado
M.F.A., University of Kansas
Miller, Sallie A. 1996 Professor Reading Education

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

Faculty Service Award, 2000-2001
Mixon, Franklin G., Jr. 2010 Visiting Professor Economics B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University
Moon, Gisung 2009 Assistant Professor Finance B.A., Dankook University
MBA, Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia
Moore, Nancy M. 1999 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
Murray, Robert 2009 Associate Professor Trumpet B.M., M.S., Portland State University
D.M.A., University of North Texas
Muse, William Brian 2004 Associate 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

Myers-Prosyniuk, Stacey

2011 Instructor Nursing B.S. Ohio State University
M.S.N. University of Pennsylvania

 

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Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Newbrey, Jennifer L. 2011 Assistant Professor Biology B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point
Ph.D., North Dakota State University.
Newtson, Richard L. 1998 Professor Sociology
B.S., M.A., Indiana State University
Ph.D., Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Educator of the Year, 2005-06
Nguyen, Minh 2012 Professor Mathematics

Chair, Department of Mathematics

Ph.D., National University of Vietnam- Hanoi

Doctor of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Nicks, Clayton 2005 Associate Professor Exercise Science B.S., M.Ed., Lipscomb University
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee University

Nixon, Bobby

2013 Assistant Professor Modern and Classical Languages

D.E.A., Universidad de Sevilla

Ph.D., University of California

Norwood, R. Nicholas 2002 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

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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Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Obando, Rodrigo 2005 Associate 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
Obleton, Eddie 2010 Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership B.S.Ed. University of Georgia
M.Ed., Georgia State University
Ed.D., Georgia State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
O'Donnell, Edward 2008 Assistant Professor Marketing B.S.M.E, M.S.A., University of Akron
Ph.D., Kent State University
O'Steen, Lisa 2011 Instructor, Nursing A.S., B.S., Samford University
M.S., Troy University
Okura, Masako 2006 Associate 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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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
Peker, Deniz 2011 Assistant Professor, Science Education B.S., Hacettepe University
M.S., Indiana University-Bloomington
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Pershounin, Alexander 2009 Associate Professor Jazz M.M., D.M., University of Southern Mississippi
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
Prince, Candice 2012 Assistant Professor, Health Science BS Spelman College
MBA, MPH, Ph.D. University of
Alabama at Birmingham
Puckett, Andrew 2013 Assistant Professor Physics Ph.D. , University of Chicago
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Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Radebaugh, Jacqueline 2009 Assistant Professor of Library Science B.A., University of Louisville
M.L.S., University of Kentucky
Rainey, Archie W. 1974

Professor Criminal Justice

Director, Command College

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
Rees, Amanda 2005 Associate Professor Geography B.A., Brunel University of West London
M.A., University of Wyoming
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Rendleman, Eliot 2009 Assistant Professor English
Director, Writing Center
B.A., University of Michigan - Flint
M.A., Ph.D., University of Nevada - Reno
Renner, Sam 2012 Lecturer Theatre M.F.A., University of Wisconsin
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
Riser, Diana 2011 Assistant Professor Psychology B.A., University of Alabama
M.S., Virginia Tech
Ph.D., Virginia Tech
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
Rogers, Neal L. 2007 Assistant Professor Computer Science B.S., M.S., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Rose-Holt, Sundi 2011 Lecturer English B.A., Columbus State University
M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ross, Daniel W. 1990 Professor English B.A., M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Purdue University
Ruehl, Clifton 2012 Assistant Professor Biology B.S., Trinity University

M.S., Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Florida International University

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Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Sanders, Joseph 2008 Assistant Professor English B.A., University of Utah
M.F.A. University of Utah
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Sanders, Joe 2009 Professor Art

Alan F. Rothschild Distinguished Chair of Art

Chair, Department of Art
B.F.A., Florida State University 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
Ed.D. University of Alabama
Scaglia, Ilaria 2013 Assistant Professor History Ph.D., State University of New York - Buffalo
Schmidt, Mark S. 1999 Professor Psychology

Chair, Department of Psychology
B.S., M.S., Georgia College
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Schwarting, Christine 2010 Instructor, Nursing B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Troy University
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
Self, Ronald 2012 Lecturer in Business Administration B.S., Birmingham-Southern College
Shalishali, Maurice K. 1998 Professor Economics B.S., National University of Zaire
M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University
Shaw, Kimberly 2007

Professor Physics

Co-Director, UTeach Progam

B.S., Vanderbilt Univeristy
M.S., Ph.D., Florida 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
Shukla, Nehal   Assistant Professor Basic Studies B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Gujarat 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
Simpson, Thomas 2013 Temporary Lecturer Public Administration B.A., Chapman College

M.P.A., University of Northern Colorado
D.P.A., University of Missouri – Kansas

Singleton, Tommie 2012 Associate Professor Accounting B.S., M.B.A., University of North Alabama
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Sinkule, Barbara Gail 2011 Lecturer/Master Teach UTeach B.S., Columbus State University

M.Ed., Auburn University
Ed.S., Columbus State University

Skaggs, Carmen T. 2007 Associate 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
Associate Director, Graduate Program
B.S.N., Troy State University
M.S.N., University of Alabama
Ed.D., Auburn University
Smith, Kenneth   Assistant Professor Chemistry Ph.D., University of Memphis
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

Chair, Department of History and Geography

B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama
Stancu, Alin 2007 Associate 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 Florida
Stokes, Glenn D. 1983 Professor Biology B.S., University of Rhode Island
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Educator of the Year, 1999-2000
Stubbs, Pamela 2012 Lecturer Command College B.S., M.P.A., Columbus State University
Studstill, John D. 2000 Professor 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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Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Thapa, Samrat 2013 Temporary Lecturer Chemistry Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Thomas, Joy 2012 Assistant Professor, Health Science B.S. Florida State University
MSPH University of North Carolina at Charlotte
DrPH, Georgia Southern University
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
Ticknor, Cindy S. 2003 Professor Mathematics

Director, Honors Program

B.S., B.S.Ed., University of Maryland
M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Tidwell, Alan 2011 Assistant Professor, Finance B.S., Auburn University
M.B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Tompson, Douglas A. 2001 Associates 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
Tucker, Judy   Lecturer of Basic Studies B.S. University of Georgia
Turner, David 2011 Assistant Professor, Theatre B.A., Florida State University
M.F.A., Southern Methodist University
Turnitsa, Charles 2012 Assistant Professor, Computer Science Ph.D., Old Dominion University
Tyo, Brian M. 2010 Assistant Professor Exercise Science B.S., Central Michigan University
M.A., Central Michigan University
Ph.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville
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Appointed
Title(s) Credentials / Awards
Underwood, Tara 2002 Associate Professor Health Science

Chair, Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
B.S.,Morris Brown College
M.S., Old Dominion University
D.H.S., Central Michigan University
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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
Varma, Virajanand 2010 Temporary Assistant Professor Management B.M.E, Jadavpur University
M.B.A., Indian Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Auburn University
Vidal, Troy M. 2006 Associate Professor Political Science B.A., M.P.A., University of North Florida
Ph.D., Auburn University
Villavicencio, José 2000 Professor Foreign Language Education B.A., San Francisco State University
Ed.D., University of Southern California
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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
Weidler, Markus 2011 Lecturer Mathematics M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas
Wertz, Orion A. 2003 Associate Professor Art B.F.A., Indiana University
M.F.A., University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana
White, Katherine R. G. 2012 Assistant Professor Psychology B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at El Paso
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
M.F.A, Queens University of Charlotte
Willey, Theresa D. 2010 Temporary Assistant Professor Criminal Justice B.A., B.S., West Georgia College
M.P.A., Columbus State University
Williams, Bonita F. 1996 Professor Reading Education B.A., Goucher College
M.Ed., Johns Hopkins University
Ed.D., Temple University
Williams, Rosa 2007 Associate 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 Interim Director, Schwob School of Music
B.A., Reed College
M.M., Juilliard School of Music
D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music
Wisdo, David 2001 Professor Philosophy B.A., Wesleyan University
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Wilson, R. Timothy 2012 Assistant Professor of Accounting Ph.D., University of Mississippi
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
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Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Yang, Jianhua 2009 Associate Professor Computer Science B.S., M.S., Shandong University
Ph.D., University of Houston
Yates, Marguerite 2012 Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education B.S. University of Georgia
M.Ed. Columbus College
Ph.D. Auburn University

 

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Appointed
Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Zamstein, Lavi 2013 Assistant Professor Engineering Ph.D., University of Florida
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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