17. The Faculty

(Year of appointment in parentheses)

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

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

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

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

Devon Belcher (2008)
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Reed College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado

Ronald P. Bobroff (2008)
Associate Professor of History
Director of the Center for Global Education
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science, England
M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

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

Robert R. Burchfield (2013)
Lecturer of Accounting
B.A., Roanoke College
M.A., Georgia State University
M.B.A., Virginia Tech

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

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

Mario A. Chandler (2001)
Professor of Spanish
B.A., Iowa State University
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Kristen Clayton (2018)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Simon Fraser University (B.C., Canada)
Ph.D., Emory University

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

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

Linda deCamp (2017)
Lecturer of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., 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

Mary L. Garner (2017)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Florida
M.A., Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Emory University

Henriette Gert (2018)
Instructor of German
B.A., Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
B.Sc., Psychology, University of Saarland, Germany
M.Ed., Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

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

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

Lynn M. Guhde (2004)
Mack A. Rikard Professor of Economics and Business
B.S., B.A., Slippery Rock State College
M.B.A., Ph.D., Kent State University

Jessica Handler (2016)
Lecturer of English
B.S., Emerson College
M.F.A., Queens University of Charlotte

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

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

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

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

Earl C. Howell (2014)
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.A., M.B.A., The University of North Carolina
D.B.A., Kennesaw State University

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

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

Humayun Kabir (2011)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., M.S., Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Ph.D., Kobe University, Japan

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

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

Alyssa Kowis (2018)
Reference and Instruction Librarian
B.A., M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

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

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

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

John C. Merkel (2010)
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Arizona State University
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

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

Jonathon R. Nooner (2012)
Lecturer of Theatre
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

Francis X. Pampush (2017)
Assistant Professor of Finance/Business Analytics
B.A., Miami University
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina

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

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

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

Timothy Powell (2017)
Senior Lecturer of Music
Director of the University Singers
B.M., M.M., Belmont University
D.M.A., University of South Carolina

Dr. Paulette S. Reneau (2018)
Lecturer of Biology
B.S., Biology, University College of Belize
M.S., Biology, Western Kentucky University
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Oklahoma

Anne Rosenthal (1997)
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.A., Bethel College
M.A., University of St. Thomas
Ph.D., Purdue University

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
B.M., Academie International D’ete
M.M., Ithaca College
D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music

Karen L. Schmeichel (2006)
Associate 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

Seema Shrikhande (2002)
Professor of Communication Studies
Manning M. Pattillo Professor of Liberal Arts
Director of the Honors Program
B.A., Elphinstone College, India
M.A., Bombay University, India
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Robert Steen (1995)
Professor of Japanese
B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Katherine Stevens (2015)
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Washington University
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

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

Philip D. Tiu (1995)
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of San Carlos, Philippines
A.M., Ph.D., Dartmouth College

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)
Lecturer 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

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

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

Toni Zimmerman (2012)
Reference Librarian
B.A., Purdue University
M.L.S., Indiana University

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

Professors Emeriti

G. Malcolm Amerson (1968)
James Edward Oglethorpe Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.S., Berry College
M.S., Ph.D., Clemson 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

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

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

Ken Nishimura (1964)
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
A.B., Pasadena College
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Emory 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)
Provost and Professor Emeritus of Economics
B.A., Washington and Lee University
Ph.D., Duke University

Brad L. Stone (1982)
Professor of Sociology
B.S., M.S., Brigham Young University
Ph.D., University of Illinois

William F. Straley (1990)
Professor Emeritus of Business Administration and Mathematics
B.S., M.S., M.B.A., Georgia State University
Ph.D., Auburn 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