FACULTY 2017-2018

Vivia L. Fowler, President of the College. B.A., Columbia College; M.A., Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Melody A. Blake, Provost of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Carla A. Adams, Assistant Professor of Nursing. L.P.N., Gwinnett Technical School; A.S.N., M.S.N., Clayton State University.

Dennis La Delbert Applebee, Professor of Art. A.A., Illinois Valley Community College; B.F.A., Illinois State University; M.F.A., Ohio State University.

Helen Elizabeth Bailey, Professor of Art. B.F.A., M.F.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Stacie Renee Barrett, Assistant Professor of Business. B.A., Fort Valley State University; M.B.A., Wesleyan College.

Charles John Benesh, Associate Professor of Physics. B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Washington.

L. Brooke Bennett-Day, Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., Valdosta State University; M.S, Ph.D., Florida State University.

Virginia Blake, Public Services Librarian & Archivist. B.A., University of Maine; M.A., Georgia College & State University; MLIS, University of South Carolina.

David Anthony Bobbitt, Associate Professor of Communication. B.S., University of Tennessee; M.A., University of Memphis; M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Holly Lynn Boettger-Tong, Professor of Biology. B.S., St. Louis University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Karen Suzanne Bray, Assistant Professor of Religion & Philosophy. B.A., Eugene Lang College, New School University; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School; M.A., Ph.D., Drew University.

Nadine Cheek, Mildred Goodrum Heyward Professor of Music. B.M., Wesleyan College; M.M., Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; M.M. Yale University.

Holly E. Cole, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of Oklahoma; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas.

Frances de La Rosa, Catherine L. Comer Professor of Painting and Drawing. B.F.A., University of Alabama; M.F.A., Tulane University.

Sarah Jacqueline Harrell DeSmet, Professor of Modern Foreign Languages. B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Melanie Doherty, Associate Professor of English, B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University.

Deidra D. Donmoyer, Professor of Communication. B.A., Kutztown University; M.A., Auburn University; Ph.D. & Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, Bowling Green State University.

Barbara Terese Donovan, Professor of Political Science. Guerry Chair of History and Economics. B.A., Tufts University; M.A. University of London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies; Ph.D., Georgetown University.

Thomas Coke Ellington, Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A., M.A., University of Alabama; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Glenda Kay Ferguson, Munroe Chair of Math and Science. Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Kentucky Wesleyan College; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

James Bennett Ferrari, Professor of Biology. A.B., Middlebury College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Sirena Sawyer Fritz, Associate Professor of Nursing. M.S.N., B.S.N., Georgia College and State University.

Chenny Quan Gan '02, Assistant Professor of Music. B.A., Wesleyan College; M.M., University of North Carolina Greensboro; D.M.A., University of Southern California. 

Tommi L. Gill, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., East Tennessee State University; M.S., Troy University; M.S.N., Loyola University.

Alexis Brooke Gregg, Assistant Professor of Art. B.F.A., University of Georgia; M.F.A., California State University Long Beach.

Wendy Hamm, Assistant Professor of Education. B.S., University of Georgia; M.A., Mercer University; Ed.S., Georgia College & State University.

Ellen Futral Hanson '83, Associate Professor of Music. B.M., Wesleyan College; M.M., University of Tennessee.

Randall Joseph Heaton, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Holly Hollis, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., M.S.N., Georgia College and State University; Ed.D., University of Alabama.

Karen E. Huber, Associate Professor of History. B.A., University of Dayton; Ph.D., M.A., Ohio State University.

Joseph Aloysius Iskra, Jr., Herbert Preston and Marian Haley Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Florida Southern College; M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Teresa Lynn Kochera, Associate Professor of Nursing. A.A., Laramie County Community College; B.A., Excelsior College; M.S.N., University of Phoenix; D.N.P., Georgia Health Sciences University.

Kara J. Kostiuk, Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.A., Denison University; M.A., Antioch University; MAcc, Georgia College & State University.

Fernando La Rosa, Instructor of Photography. B.F.A., Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes; M.F.A., Tulane University.

Joseph Russell Lease, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing. B.A., University of Arkansas; M.A.T., Duke University; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Laura K. Lease, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., M.A. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Frazer B. Lively, Professor and Director of Theatre. B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Matthew Roberts Martin, Knox Chair of Humanities. Professor of English. Dean of the Faculty. B.A., Furman University; B.A., Oxford University; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Michele Tuer Martin, Professor of Psychology. B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Michael Clark McGhee, Associate Professor of Music. B.M., Shorter College; M.M., University of Georgia; D.M., Indiana University.

Megan J. McMahon, Assistant Professor of Accounting.  B.B.A., MAcc., University of Georgia.

Glenna Asbury Dod Meyer, D. Abbott Turner Professor of Free Enterprise. Director of the Weekend Degree Completion Program. B.S., M.A., Eastern Kentucky University; Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

James V. Ogden, Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design and Production. B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin.

Regina B. Oost, Cobb Alumnae Professor of English. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Utah.

Kristina C. Peavy, Library Director. B.S. Georgia Southwestern University; M.L.I.S., Valdosta State University.

Patrick Calvin Pritchard, Alumnae Chair of Education. Professor of Education. B.A., B.S., Eastern Mennonite College; M.Ed.., Ph.D., Clemson University.

Barry Kent Rhoades, Professor of Biology. B.A., Colorado College; A.M., University of Chicago, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.

Marsha Alex Ward Roberts, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S., University of Georgia; M.S., Medical College of Georgia; D.N.P., Augusta University. 

James Donald Rowan, Professor of Psychology. B.A., Malone College; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University.

Alain-Richard Sappi, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages. B.A., M. A., University of Yaounde I, Cameroon; M.A., Ph.D., Universidad Complutense De Madrid, Spain.

Wanda Theresa Maynard Schroeder, Munroe Chair of Life Sciences. Professor of Biology. A.B., Wesleyan College; Ph.D., University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Tyler M. Schwaller, Ackerman/Hurdle Chaplaincy Chair and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies . B.A., Luther College; M.Div., Th.D., Harvard Divinity School.

Teresa Parrish Smotherman, Professor of Modern Languages. B.A., Valdosta State University; M.A.., Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Nicholas John Steneck, Associate Professor of History. B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., George Washington University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Laura Jessica Strausberg, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Hollins University; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Deonna S. Tanner, Associate Professor of Nursing. A.S., Gordon College; B.S.N., M.S.N., University of West Georgia; Ph.D., Georgia State University. 

Phillip Davis Taylor, Clara Carter Acree Chair of Social Sciences. Professor of Economics. B.A., M.B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Virginia Bowman Wilcox, Associate Professor of Education. B.A., Wesleyan College; M.Ed., Ph.D., Auburn University.

Ying Zhen, Assistant Professor of Business. B.A., Communication University of China; M.A., Ph.D., Clark University.


Laura Jill Amos '87, Instructor of Human Services. A.B., Wesleyan College; M.S., Georgia College & State University.

Edward Brewer, Instructor of Communication. B.A., Maryville College; M. Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

Campbell Tanner Coleman, Instructor of Art. B.F.A., The University of Georgia.

Terence Cantwell, Instructor of Music. B.M., M.M., University of Georgia.

Sergey Y. Chernokov, Instructor of Computer Science. B.B.A., M.B.A., Georgia College & State University

Jessica Denniston, Instructor of Riding and Equine Assisted Therapy. B.A. Virginia Intermont College.

Nicky DiMarzio, Program Director for HPE, Instructor of Sport Management. B.S., Skidmore College; M.S.Ed., Baylor University.

Beth Mason Duncan, Instructor of Business. A.B., Wesleyan College, M.A., J.D., Mercer University.

Jason Economides, Instructor of Music. B.M., Arizona State University, M.M., University of Michigan.

Robert Fieldsteel, Instructor of Theatre. Artist in Residence - Playwriting. B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., Antioch University.

Richard Fowler, Instructor of Golf.  B.A., M.P.A., University of South Carolina.

Jessica Hardman, Instructor of Dance. B.A., University of Southern Mississippi.

Dwight Hines, Instructor of Business. A.S, Community College of the Air Force; B.S. University of Maryland University College, Heidelberg, Germany; M.B.A., Wesleyan College.

Alex Kosicki, Instructor of Tennis. B.A., Springfield College.

Charles Ladson, Instructor of Art.  B.F.A., School of Visual Arts; M.F.A., The University of Georgia.

Miriam Langley, Instructor of Aerobics. B.S., M.Ed., University of Georgia.

Felicer Lewis, Instructor of Business.  B.S.S.S., Mercer University; M.B.A., Wesleyan College.

Weihong Liu, Instructor of Chinese.  M.A., Hunan University.

Kathy Malone, Instructor of Physical Education.

Molly M. Martin, Instructor of Yoga. B.A., Mercer University; M.A., Lexington Theological Seminary.

Lisa Gratigny Pang, Instructor of Tae Kwon Do.

Douglas Richardson, Instructor of Business. B.A. Pensacola Christian College;  M.B.A., Wesleyan College.

Kenneth Trimmons, Instructor of Music. B.A., Valdosta State University; M.M., Mercer University; D.M.A., Florida State University.

William Wi, Instructor of Business (Accounting). B.Commerce, Philippines; Baguio, B. Theology, Portland Bible College; M.B.A., Wesleyan College.

Terry Ann Wolstencroft, Instructor of Business. A.S., B.S., Middle Georgia College; M.B.A., Wesleyan College; M.A., Liberty University.

Angie O'Neal Wright '07, '10, Instructor of Business. A.B., M.B.A., Wesleyan College.

Momo Yoshida, Instructor of Japanese.  B.A., University of Victoria.


Fletcher Clark Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Music. A.B., B.M.E. Birmingham Southern College; M.S., University of Illinois; Ed.D., University of Georgia.

William Leonard Curry, Professor Emeritus of Psychology. Eleanor McDonald Storza Chair of Social Science. B.S., M.Ed., Georgia Southern College; Ed.D., University of Georgia.

Charles Edward Eikner, Professor Emeritus of Music. Catherine Jr. Comer Professor of Fine Arts. Texas Technological College; B.M., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; M.M., Belgrade Music Academy of Yugoslavia.

Patricia R. Hardeman, Professor of Biology and Registrar Emerita. A.B., Wesleyan College; M.S., Georgia College and State University.

Hilary Watson Kight, Professor Emerita of Mathematics. A.B., Mercer University; M.A.T., Emory University; Ph.D., Georgia State University.

Ruth Austin Knox '75, President Emerita. A.B., Wesleyan College; J.D., The University of Georgia.

Haseltine Neal Roberts, Librarian Emerita. A.B., Wesleyan College;  M.S., Florida State University.

Sylvia L. Ross, Professor of Music Emerita. B.S. Denison University; M.S.M., Union Theological Seminary; D.M.A., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Leah Marcile Taylor, Professor of History Emerita. B.A., Vanderbilt University;  Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

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