16. The Faculty

(Year of appointment in parentheses)

Ahmet Akin (2021)
Senior Lecturer of Finance/Business Analytics
B.E., Istanbul Technical University
M.A., Faith University, Istanbul
Ph.D., Istanbul University

Lea Marie Alford (2015)
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., Boston College

Eli Arnold (2014)
Director of the Philip Weltner Library and University Librarian
B.A., Oglethorpe University
M.L.I.S., Valdosta State University

Lanier Basenberg (2020)
Lecturer of Core Studies
B.S., Kenyon College
M.A., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., Georgia State University

Charles L. Baube (1996)
Professor of Biology
B.A., Alfred University
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Rebecca (Brooke) Bays (2018)
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., B.A., University of Georgia
M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University

Nicholas A. Bujak (2017)
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Rutgers University
M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Ronald A. Burgess (2018)
Lecturer of Film and Media Studies
B.A., Bridgewater State University
M.A., Rhode Island College
M.F.A., San Francisco State University

Leroy Carson, Jr. (2021)
Senior Lecturer of Business Management
B.S., Johnson & Wales University
M.B.A., Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business
D.B.A. (in progress), Georgia State University, J. Robinson Mack College of Business

John Casey (2018)
Instructor of Accounting
B.S., M.B.A., University of Michigan
M.S.T., De Paul University

Melany Chambers (2021)
Lecturer of Communication Studies
M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University
M.B.A., Barry University, Florida

Mario A. Chandler (2001)
Professor of Spanish
Frances I. Eeraerts ’76 Professor of Foreign Language
B.A., Iowa State University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Jeffrey H. Collins (2009)
Senior Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies
B.A., M.A., Baylor University
Ph.D., The University of Texas

David Cook (2022)
B.S., M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.B.A., University of Louisville
Ed.D., University of Phoenix

Cassandra C. Copeland (2000)
Professor of Economics
B.S., Florida State University
Ph.D., Auburn University

Lynnette Coto (2022)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.S., M.A., University of Central Florida
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Melanie Covert (2021)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Kennesaw State University
M.S., Brenau University
Ph.D., Georgia State University

Linda deCamp (2017)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University

Zachery J. Deckner (2021)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S. Georgia College and State University
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Nicolas Deuson (2022)
Instructor in French
B.Mus, University of Georgia at Athens
M.Mus., The Cleveland Institute of Music
D.M.A., The University of Southern California
M.A., Georgia State University

Roarke E. Donnelly (2003)
Professor of Biology
Director of the Environmental Studies Program
B.A., Lawrence University
M.S., Utah State University
Ph.D., University of Washington

Gregory Gabriel (2014)
Lecturer of Chemistry
B.S., New York University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

David H. Gardner (2022)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., Georgia State University

Silvia Henriquez Gerken (2022)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Florida
M.A., Ph.D., DePaul University, Chicago

J. Lynn Gieger (2002)
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Millsaps College
M.A., M.A.T., Duke University
Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Rhana Gittens (2020)
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
B.S., University of Florida
M.B.A., University of Florida
Ph.D., Georgia State University

James S. Goodenberger (2018)
Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Hastings College, Nebraska
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Stephen Goodwin (2020)
Lecturer of German
B.A., Nyack College (NY)
M.Sc., M.Th., Ph.D., Edinburgh University (UK)

Lisa J. Hayes (2013)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Justin Haynes (2022)
Associate Professor of English
B.A., St. Francis College
M.F.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Reshmi J. Hebbar (2013)
Associate Professor of English
B.A., University of Florida
Ph.D., Emory University

Jeffrey Herle (2022)
Instructor of Management
B.A., St. Francis College
M.F.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Randy Hill (2022)
Lecturer of Film and Media Studies
B.A., M.A., Georgia State University

Emily Hobson (2022)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
B.Mus.Ed., Mississippi State University
M.Mus., Georgia State University School of Music
D.M.A., University of Houston Moores School of Music

Robert B. Hornback (2000)
Professor of English
B.A., The University of California
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas

Drew Huey (2022)
Lecturer of Business Management
B.B.A., D. Abbott Turner College of Business, Columbus State University
M.B.A., D.B.A., J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

S. Matthew Huff (2010)
Associate Professor of Theatre
B.A., Emory University
M.F.A., The University of Texas

Chamyre M. Hynson (2021)
Reference and Instruction Librarian
B.A., University of Maryland Eastern Shore
M.L.I.S., Valdosta State University

Lejla Marijam Ibrahimbegovic (2018)
Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., Agnes Scott College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia-Athens

James Iredell (2020)
Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., M.A., University of Nevada
Ph.D., Georgia State University

Hunter Jonakin (2022)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A, University of Minnesota
M.F.A., Florida State University

David S. Kahn (2022)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., M.B.A., University of Wisconsin
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Christopher Ty Karaba (2021)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ph.D. (in progress), University of California, Los Angeles

Katherine M. Keib (2017)
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., M.A., Point Park College
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Joseph M. Knippenberg (1985)
Professor of Politics
B.A., James Madison College of Michigan State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto

Xiangyi Kong (2022)
Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, School of Finance, Chengdu, China
Ph.D., The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Business School

Peter J. Kower (2002)
Professor of Economics
B.A., Arizona State University, Tempe
M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird
M.A., University of Colorado
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Cornelia Lambert (2022)
Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., Salem College
M.A., University of Florida
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Judith Levy (2021)
Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., M.A., California State University
Ph.D., Emory University

Ariel Liberman (2022)
Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., New York University College of Arts and Sciences
J.D., Boston University School of Law
L.L.M., Emory University School of Law

Alan Loehle (2001)
Professor of Art
B.F.A., The University of Georgia
M.F.A., University of Arizona

Nicholas B. Maher (1998)
Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Kathryn Marsden (2021)
Senior Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., University of Georgia
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Chris C. Martin (2021)
Lecturer of Psychology
B.A., Davidson College
M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.A., College of William and Mary
Ph.D., Emory University

Stephen Herschler Mattern (2001)
Professor of Politics
B.A., Princeton University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Christine M. McCulloch (2022)
Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., St. John’s College
Ph.D., Emory University

Jaclyn McWhorter (2019)
Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., University of Alabama
M.S., Tulane University
Ph.D., University of Florida

Mariel Meier (2015)
Assistant Professor of Physics
B.A., Smith College
Ph.D., University of Colorado

Kendra A. King Momon (2003)
Professor of Politics
Director of the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program
B.A., Colby College
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Megan Murphy (2021)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Central Florida
Ph.D., Emory University

John C. Nardo (2000)
Professor of Mathematics
Associate Provost
B.A., Wake Forest University
M.S., Ph.D., Emory University

David L. Nasser (2017)
Senior Lecturer of Marketing
B.A., M.A., University of Connecticut
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Susan Noh (2022)
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Georgetown University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison

Jonathon R. Nooner (2012)
Assistant Professor of Scenic Design & Technical
B. A., Southern Arkansas University
M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi

John D. Orme (1983)
Professor of Politics
B.A., University of Oregon
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Derek Harootune Otis (2021)
Instructional Technology Librarian
B.A., New College of Florida
M.L.I.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Anna Patrick (2021)
Senior Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University

Brian Patterson (2011)
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Carleton College
M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Ashley Perko (2021)
Assistant Professor of Physics
S.B., M.I.T.
Ph.D., Stanford University

Kathleen Peters (2020)
Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Emory University

Janelle Pham (2018)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Moravian College
M.A., Lehigh University
Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara

Timothy J. Piper (2020)
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., Northern Illinois University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Viviana P. Plotnik (1994)
Professor of Spanish
Licenciatura, Universidad de Belgrano – Argentina
M.A., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., New York University

Aaron Kagan Putt (2020)
Lecturer of Studio Art
B.F.A., University of Arizona
M.A., Georgia State University
M.F.A., Georgia State University

Maria Magdalena Carrasco Reyes (2022)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., University of Chile – Santiago, Chile
M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University

Allison Roessler (2020)
Assistant Professor, Materials Chemistry
B.S., Franciscan University (OH)
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Michael K. Rulison (1982)
Professor of Physics
Honor Council Secretary
B.S., University of Illinois
M.S., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Brent M. Runnels (2012)
Senior Lecturer of Music
Director of Music
B.M., Academie International D’ete
M.M., Ithaca College
D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music

Karen L. Schmeichel (2006)
Professor of Biology
B.A., Middlebury College
Ph.D., University of Utah

Rebecca Clark Schmerer (2017)
Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., Bowdoin College
Ph.D., Boston College

Glenn R. Sharfman (2014)
Professor of History
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., Miami University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina

James (J.P.) Shaw
Instructor of Accounting
Georgia Certified Public Accountant
B.B.A., M.Acc., University of Georgia, J.M. Tull School of Accounting, Jere W.
Morehead Honors College

William Shillito (2020)
Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.A.T., Western Governors University
M.S. (in progress), Emporia State University

Seema Shrikhande (2002)
Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., Elphinstone College, India
M.A., Bombay University, India
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Samantha Sick (2020)
Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.B.A., M.Acc., University of Georgia
C.P.A., National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Sarah Terry (2011)
Associate Professor of English
Director of the Core Program
B.A., University of California
M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

Milana Thomas (2021)
Lecturer of Chemistry
B.S., Xavier University of Louisiana
M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Morgan Vaughn (2019)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Berry College
Ph.D., Emory University

Andrew Walden (2018)
Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
B.Sc., University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Christina Price-Washington (2017)
Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., Atlanta College of Art
M.A., M.F.A., Georgia State University

Amanda L. Printz Whooley (2012)
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Guilford College
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Matthew Wild (2016)
Lecturer of Core Studies
A_LAB Faculty Liaison and Service Learning Coordinator
B.A., M.A., Auburn University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Justin C. Wise (2010)
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Southwest Texas State University
M.S., The University of Texas
Ph.D., Georgia State University

Graham E. Wyatt (2021)
Lecturer of Biology
B.S., Clemson University
M.S., Universidade Estadual de Campinas – Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Iona L. Wynter-Parks (2013)
Assistant Professor of French
B.A., Universite Laval
M.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Katharine Zakos (2015)
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Georgia State University

Yanhua Zhai (2022)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics
B.S., Liaocheng University, Shandong, China
M.S., Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Anna Ziering (2022)
Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
B.A., Barnard College
M.F.A., Boston University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Leah Zinner (2008)
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Emory University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Professors Emeriti

Keith H. Aufderheide (1980)
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
B.S., Wilmington College
Ph.D., Miami University

Keith E. Baker (1983)
Director Emeritus of Accounting Studies
B.S., Youngstown State University
M.A., University of Florida
C.P.A., Georgia

James A. Bohart (1972)
Professor Emeritus of Music
B.S., M.M., Northern Illinois University

William L. Brightman (1975)
Professor Emeritus of English
A.B., Ph.D., University of Washington

John S. Carton (1998)
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
B.A., Wake Forest University
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

Barbara R. Clark (1971)
Professor Emerita of English
B.A., M.P.A., Georgia State University
M.A., University of Kansas
Ph.D., The University of Georgia
C.P.A., Georgia

John A. Cramer (1980)
Professor Emeritus of Physics
B.S., Wheaton College
M.A., Ohio University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Bruce W. Hetherington (1980)
Professor Emeritus of Economics
B.B.A., Madison College
M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Charlton H. Jones (1974)
Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
B.S., University of Illinois
M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Nancy H. Kerr (1983)
Provost and Professor Emerita of Psychology
B.A., Stanford University
Ph.D., Cornell University

Jay Lutz (1988)
Professor Emeritus of French
Frances I. Eeraerts ’76 Professor of Foreign Language
B.A., Antioch University
M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

David K. Mosher (1972)
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
B.A., Harvard University
B.S.A.E., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Philip J. Neujahr (1973)
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
B.A., Stanford University
M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

W. Irwin Ray (1986)
Professor Emeritus of Music
B.M., Samford University
M.C.M., D.M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Beth Roberts (2000)
Professor Emerita of Education
B.A., M.A.T., Ph.D., Emory University

John A. Ryland (1985)
Librarian Emeritus
B.A., M.A., Florida State University
Bibliotekarseksamen, Royal School of Librarianship-Denmark

Daniel L. Schadler (1975)
Professor Emeritus of Biology
A.B., Thomas More College
M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

William O. Shropshire (1979)
Callaway Professor Emeritus of Economics
B.A., Washington and Lee University
Ph.D., Duke University

Linda J. Taylor (1975)
Professor Emerita of English
A.B., Cornell University
Ph.D., Brown University

J. Dean Tucker (1988)
Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business Administration
B.S., M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Louise M. Valine (1978)
Professor Emerita of Education
B.S., University of Houston
M.Ed., The University of Georgia
Ed.D., Auburn University

Martha H. Vardeman (1966)
Professor Emerita of Sociology
B.S., M.S., Auburn University
Ph.D., University of Alabama

Victoria L. Weiss (1977)
Professor Emerita of English
B.A., St. Norbert College
M.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Philip P. Zinsmeister (1973)
Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.S., Wittenberg University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois