Our Faculty

Wesleyan FULL-TIME Faculty listing

PHDs, NOT TEACHING ASSISTANTS. Wesleyan’s faculty has been ranked among the best in the nation. You won’t find a large lecture hall on the Wesleyan campus. Our professors teach seminar style and expect students to join in the conversation. Wesleyan’s full-time faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields from places like Oxford, MIT, Georgetown, Duke, Loyola University, University of California at Berkeley, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, and Yale.

Wesleyan College’s faculty have been ranked among the Nation’s Best by Forbes Magazine, highlighted and reported by CBS Money Watch, and by The Princeton Review. According to student surveys conducted by The Princeton Review, Wesleyan students praise these “excellent…open-minded professors who teach … how to look at things from different perspectives.”

Listen to a few of our exceptional professors in these videos.


Karen Bray
Associate Professor of Religious Studies & Philosophy (478) 757-2839 Profile
Holly Cole
Assistant Professor of Psychology (478) 757-3706 Profile
Sirena Sawyer Fritz
Director & Associate Professor of Nursing (478) 757-5234 Profile
Chenny Q. Gan
M.A. Program Director, Associate Professor of Music (478) 757-5147 Profile
Laura Lease
Associate Professor of English / Dean for Teaching, Learning, & Student Success (478) 757-5232 Profile
Michael McGhee
Associate Professor of Music, Music Dept. Chair (478) 757-2433 Profile
Gokhan Oztunc
Director of I/O Psychology Graduate Program & Assistant Professor of Psychology (478) 757-5225 Profile
Seth D. Selke
Assistant Professor of Business & Director of Graduate Business Programs (478) 757-5184 Profile
Ying Zhen
Associate Professor of Business and Economics (478) 757-3917 Profile
Wesleyan Adjunct Faculty 2022-2023
  • Barbara Altman, Instructor of Music. B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music.
  • William Ayears, Instructor of Health and Physical Education. B.A. (Humanities), Washington State University.
  • Catherine Baker, Instructor of Horseback Riding. B.S. (Biology), St. Edward’s University; M.B.A., University of Arkansas; M.Ed. (Educational Administration), Texas A & M.
  • Seth Berkebile, Instructor of Health and Physical Education. B.A., Georgia Southern University.
  • Gardner Berry. Instructor of Nursing. B.A. (Biology), College of Charleston; B.S.N., The Medical College of Georgia.
  • Terence Cantwell, Instructor of Music. B.M., M.M., University of Georgia. M.B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Northwestern University.
  • Helen Carter, Instructor of Mathematics. B.S. (Mathematics), University of Southern Mississippi; M.Ed., William Carey University.
  • Alan Chan, Instructor of Music. B.M. (Theory and Composition), University of Miami; M.M. (Composition), University of Missouri – Kansas City; D.M.A. (Composition), University of Southern California.
  • Sergey Y. Chernokov, Instructor of Computer Science. B.B.A. (Management Information Systems), M.B.A. (Information Systems), Georgia College & State University.
  • William Clark, Instructor of Business. B.S. (Information Science and Technology), MLD, Pennsylvania State University; MDIV, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; DSL (Strategic Leadership), Regent University.
  • Jas’Min Shy Coates ’06, Instructor of Education. B.A. (Education), Wesleyan College; M.Ed. (Curriculum and Instruction), Grand Canyon University.
  • Brian Davis, Instructor of Communications. B.A. (Communication Studies), Arizona State University; M.A. (Communication Studies), University of Northern Iowa; MFA, University of Southern California.
  • Jason Economides, Instructor of Music. B.M., Arizona State University; M.M., University of Michigan.
  • Malaeolevavau Fiaseu ’18, Instructor of Health and Physical Education. B.A., Wesleyan College.
  • Robert Fieldsteel, Instructor of Theatre. Artist in Residence - Playwriting. B.A. (English), Dartmouth College; M.A. (Clinical Psychology), Antioch University.
  • Jill Foote-Hutton, Instructor of Art. BFA, Webster University; MFA (Art), University of Mississippi.
  • Katherine A. Francis, Instructor of Political Science. B.A. (International Relations), Wheaton College; Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • Mariana Furlin ’92, Instructor of Art. B.A. (Psychology), Wesleyan College; M.S. (Art Education), Florida State University.
  • Jeffrey Gonda, Instructor of Music. B.M (Vocal Performance), University of Wyoming; M.M., (Choral Conducting), University of Arizona. D.M.A. (Choral Conducting), University of Oklahoma.
  • Denise Greaves, Instructor of Business. B.A., Long Island University; M.B.A. (Human Resources Management), University of Phoenix; J.D., University of the District of Columbia; Ed.S. (Media), University of West Georgia; Ed.D. (Leadership), American College of Education.
  • Kendra Hanson, Instructor of English. B.A. (English and Spanish), University of Georgia; M.Ed. (Secondary English Composition), Georgia State University.
  • Jessica Hardman, Instructor of Dance and Yoga. B.F.A. (Dance), University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Randy Heaton, Instructor of Mathematics. B.S. (Applied Mathematics), Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (Mathematics), Florida State University.
  • Margaret Hollis, Instructor of Music. B.M., Furman University; M.M.Ed., University of South Carolina.
  • Hillary Hoover, Instructor of Communications. B.S., Kansas State University; M.A. (Speech Communication), Minnesota State University.
  • Alexander Hutchins, Instructor of French. B.A. (Modern Languages, French), Western Illinois University; M.A (Modern Languages), Kansas State University.
  • Samantha Iliescu, Instructor of Nursing. B.S. (Biology), Limestone University; B.S. (Nursing), Clemson University.
  • Hitomi Inomoto, Instructor of Japanese. B.A. (Education), Ehime University, Japan.
  • Susan Jung. Instructor of Equine Assisted Therapies. B.A., Ed.S., M.Ed. (Counseling), University of Florida.
  • Ji-Soo Kim, Instructor of Psychology. B.A. (Psychology), M.A. (Psychology), University of Arizona; M.A., Catholic University of Korea.
  • Mia HyeYeon Kim, Instructor of Music. B.M., Yonsei University; M. M. (Piano Performance), New England Conservatory of Music.
  • Miriam Langley, Instructor of Aerobics. B.S., M.Ed., University of Georgia.
  • Jingyung Lee, Instructor of Korean. B.A. (Global Economics), Sungkyunkwan University (Korea), B.A. (Theater), National Institute for Lifelong Education.
  • Weihong Liu, Instructor of Chinese. B.A., Central South University; M.A., Hunan University.
  • G. Pilar Wilder Lowden ’01, Instructor of Dance. B.A. (Psychology), Wesleyan College.
  • Allarey A. Magallano, Instructor of Nursing. B.S.N., M.S.N. (Nursing Administration), Georgia College and State University.
  • Kathy Malone, Instructor of Health and Physical Education.
  • Paul M. Midkiff, Instructor of Mathematics. B.A. (Mathematics), M.F.T., Mercer University; M.Ed. (Mathematics Education), University of Georgia.
  • Kimberly Minor ’09, Instructor of Art History. B.A. (Art History and Religious Studies), Wesleyan College; M.A. (Art History), University of Nebraska.
  • Theresa Mosbrucker, Instructor of Spanish. B.A, University of Georgia; M.A. (Spanish Language and Culture), University of Salamanca, Spain.
  • Amber Mullis ’15, Instructor of Nursing. B.S.N., Wesleyan College; B.S. (Nutrition), Georgia Southern University.
  • Kimberly Nelms Smarr, Instructor of Psychology. B.B.A., University of St. Thomas; M.B.A., University of Arizona (Clinton, IA); Psy.D, University of Arizona (Denver, CO).
  • Angie O’Neal ’07, ’10, Instructor of Business. B.A. (Psychology), M.B.A., Wesleyan College.
  • John Roberts, Instructor of Health and Physical Education.
  • Melissa Rodriguez ’16, ’22, Instructor of Philosophy. B.A. (Psychology and Music), Wesleyan College; M.A. (Performance and Pedagogy), Mercer University, M.A. (Industrial-Organizational Psychology), Wesleyan College.
  • Barbara Rowan, Instructor of Business, I/O Psychology. B.A. (Mathematics), Malone College; M.S. (Psychology), Georgia College & State University; PhD (Assessment & Measurement), James Madison University.
  • Andrew Russell, Instructor of Business. B.A. (Psychology), State University of New York at Plattsburg; J.D., Albany Law School.
  • Michael Salem, Instructor of Environmental Science. M.S (Marine & Environmental Sciences), B.S. (Biology), Long Island University.
  • Tisha Simeral, Instructor of Music. B.S. (Food Science), B.M. (Jazz Studies), The Ohio State University; M.A. (Music), Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Lisa Sloben ’00, Instructor of Art History. A.A.S., State University of New York - Fashion Institute of Technology; B.A. (Art History), Wesleyan College; A.L.M., Harvard University.
  • Deana Smith, Instructor of Health and Physical Education.
  • Tina Smith, Instructor of Biology. A.S., B.S., Brewton-Parker College; B.S.N., M.S. (Biology), Georgia College and State University.
  • Teresa Smotherman, Instructor of Spanish. B.A., Valdosta State College; M.A. (Spanish), Ph.D. (Romance Languages), University of Georgia.
  • William Sperow, Instructor of Health and Physical Education. B.A., University of Connecticut.
  • Anne-Carter Stowe, Instructor of English. B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South; M.A. (English), University of Mississippi.
  • Shara Veda, Instructor of Spanish. M.A. (Latin America Area Studies), University of London; M.A. (Modern Languages - Spanish), Ph.D., University of St. Andrews - Scotland.
  • William Wi ’06, Instructor of Business. B. Commerce (Accounting), University of Baguio, Philippines; B. Theology, Portland Bible College; M.B.A., Wesleyan College.
  • Tyler Y. Wilson, Artist-in-Residence. B.A. (Studio Art), Davidson College; M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art.
  • Stephen Wisker, Instructor of Creative Writing. B.A., St. Mary’s College; M.A. University of Essex, UK; Ph.D. (Theatre Performance), University at Buffalo/SUNY.
  • Allana Zuckerman, Instructor of Psychology. B.A. (Psychology and Africana Studies), Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D. (Community Psychology), Georgia State University.
Wesleyan Emeriti Faculty


  • Dr. Fletcher Clark Anderson
    Professor Emeritus of Music (1970-2005)
  • Dr. H. Elizabeth Bailey
    Professor Emerita of Art (1976-2020)
  • Mr. Arch F. Beckelheimer, Jr. *
    Associate Professor Emeritus of English (1962-1991)
  • Dr. Ernestine Bledsoe 1933 *
    Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology (1954-1977)
  • Dr. David A. Bobbitt
    Associate Professor Emeritus of Communication (1999-2021)
  • Dr. Lillian M. Cowie *
    Professor Emerita of Biology (1956-1980)
  • Dr. William Leonard Curry
    Professor Emeritus of Psychology (1970-2007)
  • Mr. Charles Edward Eikner, Jr.
    Professor Emeritus of Music (1973-2013)
  • Dr. Horace Benton Gray *
    Professor Emeritus of Education (1962-1976)
  • Ms. Patricia Ross Hardeman 1968 *
    Professor of Biology and Registrar Emerita (1974-1985; 1988-2014)
  • Ms. Mary Pate Hatfield 1948 *
    Professor Emerita of Speech (1951-1980)
  • Dr. Joseph A. Iskra, Jr.
    Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1983-2021)
  • Dr. Hilary Watson Kight
    Professor Emerita of Mathematics (1984-2009)
  • Mr. George W. McKinney *
    Professor Emeritus of Theatre (1964-1989)
  • Mr. Norman Parrish McLean *
    Professor Emeritus of Music (1952-1985)
  • Dr. Darlene Debault Mettler *
    Professor Emerita of English (1987-2008)
  • Dr. Glenna Dod Meyer
    Professor Emerita of Business and Economics (1983-2020)
  • Ms. Eunice Ann Munck 1938 *
    Professor Emerita of English (1950-1991)
  • Dr. Bernard Constantine Murdoch *
    Professor Emeritus of Psychology (1954-1991)
  • Dr. Patrick C. Pritchard *
    Professor Emeritus of Education (1999-2019)
  • Dr. Jacob S. Quiambao *
    Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Religion, and Missions (1974-1991)
  • Ms. Hasseltine Neal Roberts 1960 *
    Librarian Emerita (1964-2004)
  • Dr. Sylvia L. Ross 1992 (H)
    Professor Emerita of Music (1960-1993)
  • Ms. Cornelia Anna Shiver 1925 *
    Associate Professor Emerita of History (1952-1974)
  • Dr. William Earl Strickland *
    Professor Emeritus of Religion (1960-1979)
  • Dr. Leah Audrey Strong *
    Professor Emerita of American Studies and United States Language and Literature (1961-1987)
  • Dr. Leah Marcile Taylor
    Professor Emerita of History (1969-2005)
  • Dr. Philip Davis Taylor
    Professor Emeritus of Economics (1991-2018)
  • Ms. Corawayne W. Wright *
    Associate Librarian Emerita (1969-1989)
  • Ms. Ruth Harley Young *
    Librarian Emerita (1959-1963)

* deceased

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