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Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Markwood, Christopher L. 2015 President B.S., Southwest Baptist University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia
Butcher, Tina 2016 Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs B.S., Mobile College
M.Ed., University of South Alabama
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

A

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Abegaz, Samuel M. 2008 Associate Professor
Chemistry
D.S., Ghent 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  2010 Assistant Professor
English

B.A., English, Georgia Southern University
M.A., Ph.D., English, University of Georgia

Almada, Carlos J. 2003 Professor
Mathematics
Licenciatura en Matematicas, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

B

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
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
B.S., Columbus State University
M.A., Western Carolina University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Banerjee, Anil 2005 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., 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
Becker, Becky 2006 Professor
Theatre
B.S.Ed., Minot State University
M.A., University of North Dakota
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Bentley, Erinn 2011 Associate Professor
English Education
B.A., Hope College
M.F.A., Ph. D., Western Michigan University
Bersh, Luz 2016 Assistant Professor
Early Childhood Education

B.A., Universidad de los Andes
M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama

Bhandary, Madhusudan 2006 Professor
Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Calcutta University
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Blair, Benjamin 2011 Associate Professor
Economics
Sarah T. Butler Distinguished University Chair, Business and Finance
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida
Blair, Nancy 2015 Temporary Lecturer
English
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Ph.D., Auburn University
Blalock, Gregory A. 2008 Associate Professor
Special Education
B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Blersch, Stacey 2016

Assistant Professor
Hydrology

B.S., University of Notre Dame
M.S., Johns Hopkins University
Bolden, Nicholas 2015 Lecturer
Political Science
B.A., Ph.D., Auburn University
M.P.A., Troy University
Bonamy, Vivian Joelle 2010 Assistant Professor
Modern and Classical Languages
B.A., University of Montevallo
M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama
Bowman, Sarah 2015 Assistant Professor
History
B.A., Brown University
M.A., M.Phil., Yale University
Brown, Jennifer 2011 Associate Professor
Education Foundations
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.S, University of West Georgia
Ph.D., Auburn University
Bryan, Alicia 2006 Associate Professor
Exercise Science
Wellness Coordinator
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama
Bryant, Phil C. 2010 Associate Professor
Management
B.A., Baylor University
M.A., University of Arkansas
M.B.A., Belhaven College
Ph.D., University of Memphis
Burcham, Jan Gunnels 2004

Professor
Early Childhood Education
Moselle Worsley Fletcher Distinguished Chair in Teacher Education
Chair, Department of 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
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.S., Mobile College
M.Ed., University of South Alabama
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Byun, Sung-Hun 2015 Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice
B.A., Kwandong University
M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

C

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Carter, Fonda L. 1988 Professor
Accounting
Associate Dean, Turner College of Business
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
Chadeyras, Claudine 2015

Temporary Lecturer,
French

Ph.D., M.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City
Licence d’anglais, Universite de Picardie
Chouchane, Mohamed Radhouane 2009 Associate Professor
Computer Science
B.S. Faculte des Sciences de Tunis
M.S., Columbus State University
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Church, Warren B. 1999 Professor
Archeology/Anthropology
B.A., M.A., University of Colorado
M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
Claassen, Molly 2013 Assistant Professor
Theatre
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace University
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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
Coleman, James E. 2012 Associate Professor
Marketing
B.B.A., University of Mississippi
M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama
Condrey, Tamara 2008 Assistant Professor
Nursing
B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Troy State University
D.N.P., Georgia Regents 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
Cotten, Brett 2012 Associate Professor
Finance
B.B.A., University of Georgia
M.B.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Cranmer, Gregory 2015 Assistant Professor
Organizational Communication
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., West Virginia University
Crosswell, Dan 2011 Assistant Professor
Military History
Colonel Richard R. Hallock Distinguished University Chair in Military History

Ph.D., Kansas 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

D

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Dabke, Rajeev B. 2002                                        Professor
Chemistry
B.S., Fergusson College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pune
Dahl, Alan 2016

Temporary Lecturer,
Sociology

B.A., Texas Christian University
M.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

DaSilva, Stephanie 2007 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 at Bloomington
Day, Ryan 2015 Assistant Professor
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
B.S., Strayer University
M.A., Argosy University
Ph.D., Auburn University
DeBruyn, Michelle 2005 Associate 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
Dentzau, Michael 2013 Assistant Professor
Science Education

Director, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center
B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University
M.S., Texas A&M University
Ed.S., Ph.D., Florida State University
Derico, Sherika 2008 Assistant Professor
Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Troy University
Dolan, Thomas P. 2000 Professor
Political Science
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., Newberry College, SC
M.Div., Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
M.A., University of South Carolina
PH.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
Dowis, Dorinda L. 1994

Professor
Criminal Justice

Interim Director, Command College

A.S., B.S., M.S.A., Columbus State University
D.P.A., University of Alabama
Downs, Bridget L.   2005                                                          

Lecturer
Criminal Justice
Assistant Dean, Community Outreach

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

E

Faculty Name Year Appointed                            Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Early, Kate 2016 Assistant Professor,
Exercise Science
B.S., M.A., Central Michigan University
Ellisor Jr., John 2007 Associate Professor
History
B.A., University of South Alabama
M.A., University of West Florida
Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Knoxville

F

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Fan, Guihong 2013                                                                      Assistant Professor
Mathematics
BME, Yantai Teaching College
M.S. Yunnan University
M.S., Ph.D., McMaster University
Fang, Houbin 2013  Assistant Professor
Mathematics
B.S., Anhui Institute of Education
M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Ferguson, Dona-Lee 2012 Instructor
Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Southern Maine

Finley, John T. 2004 Associate Professor
Business Administration
Chair, Department of Marketing & Management
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.A., University of New Orleans
M.L.S., Ed.S., University of Alabama
Ford, Roberta 2000 Associate Professor
Library Science
Associate Dean, Music Library
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
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
Franklin, Toni 2014 Assistant Professor
Special Education
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Frazier, Andrea Dawn 2010 Associate 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
Freeman, Tommy 2013 Lecturer
Criminal Justice
B.S., Mercer University
M.P.A., Columbus State University

G

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Gabrini, Carl 2015 Assistant Professor
Accounting & Finance
B.A., Stoney Brook University
M.B.A., Dowling College
M.S., University of Central Florida
Ph.D., Florida State University
Gann, Shaun 2015 Lecturer
Criminal Justice
B.A., M.A., University of Arkansas
Ganzevoort, Thomas 2008                                                             Associate Professor
Library Science                                       
M.I.L.S., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
B.F.A., Aquinas College
Gardiner, Richard 2009 Associate Professor
History Education
B.A., University of Maryland at College Park
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Marquette University
Garrard, R. Spencer 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
B.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Louisiana State University and A.B., College
Gibson, Danna M. 2001 Professor
Communication 
Department Chair, Communication
B.S., Western Carolina University
M.A., Austin Peay State University
Ph.D., University of Memphis
Gill, Kimberly 2009 Associate Professor
Political Science
B.A., Georgia Southwestern State University
M.P.H., Ph.D., Auburn University
Girard, Joseph 2016

Visiting Lecturer,
Music

B.S., B.M., M.M., University of Michigan
D.M.A., Michigan State University

Glassner, Steven 2015 Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice

B.S., M.S., University of North Texas
Ph.D. Texas State University

Gober, Deborah 1998 Professor
Mathematics 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
Goldfrank, Jack 2009 Executive in Residence
Business
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Columbia University
Gordon, Frederick 2010 Associate Professor
Political Science
Chair, Department of Politics, Philosophy, & Public Administration
B.A., Clark University
M.P.I.A., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Graver, Steven F. 1996 Professor
Theatre
B.A., Columbus State University
M.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Greer, Deirdre 2005 Associate Professor
Early Childhood Education
Dean, College of Education & Health Professions
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Greer, Susan 2014 Instructor
Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Troy University
Grissette, Brittany 2012 Instructor
Nursing
B.S.N., Auburn University
M.S.N., Troy University
Gunter, William 2016 Assistant Professor
Atmospheric Sciences
B.S., Mississippi State University
M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University

H

Faculty Name                    Year Appointed                                                        Title(s)                                Credentials/Awards
Ha, Jong Wook 2007 Professor
Marketing & Management

B.A., Pusan National University
M.B.A., Seoul National University
Ph.D., Georgia State University
Hackett, P. Thomas 2004 Professor
Educational 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
Bill Heard Professor of Finance
Dean, Turner College of Business
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.B.A., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Hall, Edward 2016 Instructor,
Nursing
A.D.N., Southern Union Community College
B.S.N., Troy University
Hansen, Kristen S. 1997 Associate Professor
Music
B.M., St. Olaf College
M.M., D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
Harris, Edwin Scott 2013 Associate Professor
Music
Director, Schwob School of Music

B.M., Indiana University
M.M., Ph.D., Indiana University

Harris, Nikita 2013 Associate 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
Head, Christopher 2014 Visiting Assistant Professor
Theatre
M.F.A., Lighting Design, Cincinnati College, Conservatory of Music
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
M.B.A., University of South Carolina
B.A., Ph.D., Clemson University

Faculty Research and Scholarship Award, 2008-2009
Hicks, Vanessa 2013 Instructor
Nursing
A.D.N., Southern Union State Community College
B.S.N., University of North Alabama
M.S.N., Grantham University
Hicks-Huffman, Desiree 2013 Instructor
Nursing
A.S.N., College of Lake County
B.S.N., University of North Alabama
M.S.N., Grantham University
Higgins, Natalie 2016 Assistant Professor
Music

B.A., University of California – Los Angeles
M.M., George Mason University
D.M.A., University of Missouri – Kansas City

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
Hodhod, Rania 2013 Assistant Professor
Computer Science
M.S., Ain Shams University
Ph.D., University of New York
Holley, Daniel 2012 Assistant Professor
Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Holt, Daniel 2015

Assistant Professor
Biology

B.S., Loyola University of New Orleans
Ph.D., Auburn University

Hostetter, Paul  2010

Associate Professor
Music

B.M., Florida State University
M.M., The Juilliard School 

Howard, Timothy G. 1995 Professor
Mathematics
Chair, Department of 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
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary - Atlanta
Ph.D., Florida State University
Hughes, Kathleen 2005 Professor
Biology
B.S., Winthrop University
Ph.D., University of Florida
Humphrey, Vernon 2013 Lecturer
Communication

A.S., Regis University
B.A., Columbus State University
M.S., The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi

Huning, Tobias M. 2008 Associate Professor
Management
B.A., Lander University
M.B.A., Valdosta State University
Ph.D., University of Memphis
Hurt, Kevin 2013 Assistant Professor
Marketing & Management
B.S., Tarleton State University
M.S., Texas Tech University
Ph.D., The University of Texas-Pan American

I

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
Israel, Hannah 2005 Associate 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

J

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
Jakovcic, Zoran 2010 Lecturer
Music

B.M., M.M., University of Cincinnati College, Conservatory of Music
Post-Graduate Diploma, The Juilliard School

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
Johnson, Michael   Instructor
Educational Leadership
B.A., Emory University
M.Ed., Ed.S., Troy University
Johnston, Barbara 2008 Associate Professor
Art
B.F.A., B.F.A., M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Jones, Dwayne 2011  Lecturer
Criminal Justice
B.S., Mercer University
M.P.A., Columbus State University
Jones, Gail 2005 Associate Professor
Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Troy State University
D.N.P., University of South Alabama
Jones, Joseph 2016

Assistant Professor
Curriculum and Instruction
Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions

B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., University of Rochester

Jones, Kenneth 2012 Academic Professional
UTeach
B.A., M.Ed., Auburn University
Jones, Linda 2008 Associate 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
Jung, Euen Hyuk 2016 Visiting Research Scholar
English

B.A., Korea University
M.A., American University
Ph.D., Georgetown University

Jung, Sungwoo 2005 Associate Professor
Marketing
B.B.A., M.B.A., Seoul National University
M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University

K

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Kamau, Ben 2009 Associate 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 Professor
Environmental Science
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Kennel, Krystal 2008 Associate Professor
Theatre
B.A., Oakland University
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin
Khan, Mohamed Shamim 2006 Professor
Computer Science

B.S., M.S., Rajshahi University
Ph.D., University of Manchester

Faculty Service Award 2014-2015

King, Lauren 2014 

Assistant Professor
Biology

B.S., University of the South
M.S., Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center
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., Ph.D., Auburn University
Kobrin, Alexander 2010 Assistant Professor
Music
B.M., M.M., State Tchaikovsky Conservatory
Komatsu, Yuichiro 2009 Associate Professor
Art
B.F.A., University of New York - New Paltz
M.F.A., NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred, NY
Kuforiji, Paulina O. 1999 Professor
Educational Technology
B.S., Ahmadu Bello University
M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh
Ed.D., West Virginia University

L

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Larson, Christy 2016 Limited Term Instructor
Nursing
A.A.S., Chattahoochee Valley Community College
B.S.N., Troy University
Lawler-Johnson, Dian 2009 Lecturer
Voice
B.M., Converse College
M.M., University of Illinois - Champaign
Lee, Yoon 2016 Assistant Professor
Management Information Systems
B.B.A, University of Florida
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
Lefler, Bret 2011 Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Art Education
B.F.A., Art Institute of Chicago
M.F.A., Texas Christian University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Lemoine, Pamela 2014 Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership
B.A., Nicholls State University
M.Ed., McNeese State University
Ed.D., University of Louisiana Lafayette
Leon, Eduardo 2010 Lecturer
Modern and Classical Languages
B.A., M.A., Auburn University
Leonce, Tesa 2014 Associate Professor
Accounting & Finance
B.B.A., Midwestern State University
Ph.D., University of Wyoming
Lewis, Shannon 2014 Limited Term Instructor
Teacher Education
B.S.Ed., University of Georgia
M.A.Ed., Columbus State University
Ed.S., Troy University
Lin, Zhong Bei 2014 Visiting Lecturer
Music
B.M., Arizona State University
M.M., Florida 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 Associate Professor
English

B.A., Davidson College
M.A., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Luft, Paul 2014 Assistant Professor
Library
M.L.S., Indiana University

M

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Maarouf, Saoussan 2015 Assistant Professor
Early Childhood Education
B.A., The Lebanese University
M.Ed., Ed.D., Columbus State University
Maiga, Adam 2014 Associate Professor
Accounting & Finance
B.S., M.B.A., Norfolk State University
Ph.D., University of Memphis
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 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, Keith 2014 Assistant Professor
Music
B.M.E., Furman University
M.M., Arizona State University
Ph.D., Florida State University
May, Heidi 2012 Assistant Professor 
Art
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., D.A., Catholic University
McCollough, Christopher 2012 Assistant Professor
Communication

B.A., M.A., Virginia Tech
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

McCormack, Thomas J. 2007 Professor
Educational Leadership
Chair, Department of Counseling, Foundations,
& Leadership
B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Auburn University
McCoy, Claire B. 2007 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
McFalls, Elizabeth Roberts 2007 Professor
Art
B.F.A, Columbus College of Art & Design
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
McFalls, Michael C. 2007 Professor
Art
B.F.A, Columbus College of Art & Design
M.F.A., University of California
McGraw, Timothy P. 2004 Professor
Theatre
B.A., Eastern Michigan University
M.F.A., Wayne State University
McHenry, J. Patrick 1996 Professor
English
Interim Associate Provost, Undergraduate Education
B.A., St. Ambrose College
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Ohio University
McInnis, Elizabeth 2015 Temporary Lecturer
Mathematics
B.A., University of South Alabama
M.A.M., Auburn University
McKeen, Heather 2015 Assistant Professor
Early Childhood Education
B.S.Ed., M.S., Columbus State University
Ed.S., Troy University
Ed.D., Argosy University
Mehrpouyan, Hoda 2014 Assistant Professor
Computer Science
B.S., British Columbia Institute of Technology
M.S., Linkopings University
Ph.D., Oregon State University
Merriman, Mimi 2008 Assistant Professor
Nursing
B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Troy State University
Meyers, Jonathan 2014 Assistant Professor
Chemistry
B.S., University of West Georgia
Ph.D., Indiana University
Miller, Gwendolyn 2013

Temporary Instructor
Nursing

B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., Troy University
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., M.B.A., Columbus State University
Ed.D., Auburn University

Faculty Service Award, 2000-2001
Mirzakulova, Ekaterina 2014 Lecturer
Chemistry
B.S., National University of Uzbekistan
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Mixon, Franklin G., Jr. 2010 Professor
Economics

B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University

Faculty Research and Scholarship Award 2014-2015

Moon, Gisung 2009 Associate 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
Murray, Robert 2009 Professor
Trumpet
B.M., M.S., Portland State University
D.M.A., University of North Texas
Muse, William Brian 2004 Professor
Mathematics
B.S., B.S.Ed., M.A.Ed., University of North Alabama
M.A.M., Ph.D., Auburn University

N

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Newbrey, Jennifer L. 2011 Associate Professor
Biology
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point
Ph.D., North Dakota State University.
Newbrey, Michael 2015 Lecturer
Biology
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin
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
Nicks, Clayton 2005 Associate Professor
Exercise Science
B.S., M.Ed., Lipscomb University
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee University
Nix, Jamie 2010 Professor
Music
B.M., Auburn University
M.M., University of Michigan
Nixon, Bobby 2013 Assistant Professor
Spanish

B.A., University of North Carolina
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Norwood, R. Nicholas 2002 Professor
English
B.A., University of Texas-Arlington
M.A., University of North Texas
Ph.D., Arizona State University

O

Faculty Name Year 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 Associate Professor
Educational Leadership
B.S.Ed., University of Georgia
M.Ed., Ed.S., Georgia State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
O'Donnell, Edward 2008 Associate Professor
Marketing
B.S.M.E, M.S.A., University of Akron
Ph.D., Kent State 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
Olesen, Bradley 2014 Visiting Associate Professor
Music

B.A., M.M., Texas Tech University
Ph.D., University of Miami

Ortega-Ariza, Diana

2016 Assistant Professor

B.A., National University of Colombia
M.S., Universidad de Puerto Rico

O'Steen, Lisa 2011 Instructor
Nursing
A.S., B.S., Samford University
M.S., Troy University
Owen, William James 1995 Professor
English
B.A., M.A., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Faculty Service Award, 2005-06
Owings, David 2014 Assistant Professor
Librarian Archivist

B.A., Columbus State University
M.A., Auburn University

P

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Palmer, Bradley E. 1999 Professor
Music
B.M., Millikin University
M.A., University of Iowa
D.M., Florida State University
Park, Youngrak 2008 Associate Professor
Communication
B.A., Chung-Ang University
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Florida State University
Peker, Deniz 2011 Associate Professor
Science Education
B.S., Hacettepe University
M.S., Indiana University-Bloomington
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Peker, Yesem 2013 Assistant Professor
Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Middle East Technical University
Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington
Pelaez-Morales, Carolina 2014  Assistant Professor
English
B.A., Universidad del Valle (Cali, Columbia)
M.A., Eastern Illinois University
Ph.D., Purdue University
Perez, Alfredo 2015 Assistant Professor
Computer Science
B.S., Universdad del Norte
M.S., Ph.D.,University of South Florida
Pitts, Jennifer 2006 Associate Professor
Management Information Systems
B.B.A., M.B.A., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Puckett, Andrew 2013 Assistant Professor
Earth and Space Sciences
B.S. Vanderbilt University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago

R

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Radebaugh, Jacqueline 2009 Assistant Professor
Library Science
B.A., University of Louisville
M.L.S., University of Kentucky
Rao, Ramesh 2013 Professor
Communication

B.A., University of Bangalore, Bangalore, India
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Ray, Lydia 2006 Associate Professor
Computer Science
B.S., Presidency College
M.S., Indian Statistical Institute
Ph.D., Louisiana State University and A & M College
Rees, Amanda 2005 Professor
Geography
B.A., Brunel University of West London
M.A., University of Wyoming
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Rendleman, Eliot 2009 Associate Professor
English
Director, Academic Center for Tutoring, Writing Center
B.A., University of Michigan - Flint
M.A., Ph.D., University of Nevada - Reno
Renner, Sam 2012 Lecturer
Theatre
B.F.A., University of Central Missouri
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin
Richardson, Michael 2013 Professor
Educational Leadership
Callaway Endowed Chair
B.S., M.A.,Tennessee Technical University
Ed.D., University of Tennessee
Richman, Erick 2016 Coordinator
Physical Activity and Wellness Program

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

Riser, Diana 2011 Associate Professor
Psychology
B.A., University of Alabama
M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Tech
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 Provost for Graduate Education
and Distance Learning
B.S., Mississippi University for Women
M.A., University of Alabama-Birmingham
Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Robinson, Christopher 2014 Lecturer
Communication

B.S., Business Management, University of Phoenix
MBA, University of Phoenix

Rogers, Neal L. 2007 Assistant Professor
Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Rome, Dennis 2014 Professor
Sociology
Dean, College of Letters & Sciences
B.S., Bradley University
M.S., Howard University
Ph.D., Washington State
Rose-Holt, Sundi 2011 Lecturer
English
B.A., 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

S

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Sanders, Joseph A. 2008 Associate Professor
English
B.A., B.F.A., University of Utah
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Sanders, Joe E. 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 Associate Professor
Nursing
Interim Director, School of Nursing
B.S.N., 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
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
Marketing & Management
B.S., Birmingham-Southern College
T.D., The University of Alabama
Sellnow-Richmond, Deborah 2016 Assistant Professor
Communication

B.A., University of Minnesota
M.P.S., University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Shaw, Kimberly 2007 Professor
Physics
B.S., Vanderbilt University
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 State University
Ed.D., Valdosta State University
Shukla, Nehal 2012 Assistant Professor
Basic Studies
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Gujaret 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
Siddiqui, Aisha 2016 Assistant Professor
Psychology

B.S., University of Florida
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Smith, Cheryl M. 2007 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
Sperry, Alison 2015 Assistant Professor
Library

B.A., The State University of New York at Potsdam
M.S., University of Kentucky

Sprayberry, Gary 2006 Associate Professor
History
B.A., M.A., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama
Sridharan, Uma 2016 Professor
Finance and Accounting
Chair, Accounting and Finance
B.A., Sambalpur University
M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa
Stancu, Alin 2007 Professor
Mathematics
B.S., University of Bucharest
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Steele, Rylan 2009 Associate Professor
Photography
B.F.A., Florida International University
M.F.A., University of Georgia at Athens
Stephens, Richard 2008 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
Criminal Justice
B.A., Emory University
Diplome (M.A.), Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington
Summers, Wayne C. 2002 Professor
Computer Science
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Chair, TSYS School of Computer Science

B.S., Ohio State University
M.S., Ph.D., St. Louis University

T

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Taylor, Kerri 2016 Assistant Professor
Chemistry
B.A., Miami University
M.S., University of Kentucky
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
A.A., Florida Community College at Jacksonville
B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Florida State University
Ticknor, Cindy S. 2003 Professor
Mathematics
Dean, Honors College
B.S., B.S.Ed., University of Maryland
M.Ed., Columbus State University
Ph.D., Auburn University
Tidwell, Alan 2011

Associate Professor
Finance

Buck Distinguished Chair in Real Estate

B.S., Auburn University
M.B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., Georgia State University

Educator of the Year 2014-2015

Tomkiewicz, Susan 2009 Associate Professor
Music

B. A., University of New Hampshire
M.M., University of New Mexico
D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Tompson, Douglas A. 2001

Associate Professor
History

Interim Chair, Department of History and Geography

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
Turner, David 2011 Assistant Professor
Theatre
B.A., Florida State University
M.F.A., Southern Methodist University
Tyo, Brian M. 2010 Associate Professor
Exercise Science
B.S., M.A., Central Michigan University
Ph.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville

U

Faculty Name Year 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.A., Central Michigan University

V

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Vael, Aimee 2013 Associate Professor
Nursing
B.S.N., Columbus State University
M.S.N., D.N.P., Medical College of Georgia
Vaillancourt, Paul R. 2001 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
Vidal, Troy M. 2006 Associate Professor
Political Science
B.A., M.P.A., University of North Florida
Ph.D., Auburn University

W

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Wakoko, Florence 2002 Assistant Director for Library Assessment
Library
B.A., Makerere University
M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University
Walker-King, Paula 2005 Associate Professor
Health Science
B.S., Howard University
M.D., Wayne State University - School of Medicine
Waller, Robert 2015 Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership
B.S., M.Ed., Ed.Sp., University of Georgia
Ed.D., Georgia Southern University
Warner, Wendy 2010 Assistant Professor
Music

Artist Diploma, Cello Performance, Curtis Institute of Music

Weidler, Marcus 2011 Lecturer
Mathematics
M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas
Wetherington, Pamela 2013 Instructor
Early Childhood Education
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Columbus State University
Wertz, Orion A. 2003 Associate Professor
Art
B.F.A., Indiana University
M.F.A., University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana
Whalen, Kevin 2013 Assistant Professor
Music

B.M., Colorado State University
M.M., University of Northern Colorado
D.M.A., University of North Texas

Wilkerson, Carey 2009 Lecturer
English
B.A., M.A., Auburn University
M.F.A, Queens University of Charlotte
Williams, Bonita F. 1996 Professor
Reading Education
B.A., Goucher College
M.Ed., Johns Hopkins University
Ed.S., Columbus State 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
Wisdo, David 2001 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

Y

Faculty Name Year 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 State University
Ph.D. Auburn University
Yenduri, Sumanth 2015 Associate Professor
Computer Science
B.S., Andhra University
M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Z

Faculty Name Year Appointed Title(s) Credentials/Awards
Zamstein, Lavi 2013 Associate Professor
Earth and Space Sciences
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