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Young Harris College    
 
    
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty and Staff


 

 


Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Barry M. Abbott (2016) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia; M.Ed., University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia; Ed. S., Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee; Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, Tennessee. 

H. Stanley Anderson (2016) - Associate Professor of Digital Arts

A.F.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.V.A., Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia; M.F.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Paul T. Arnold (1987) - Professor of Biology; Chair, Department of Biology; Department of Biology Liaison to the Division of Education

A.A., B.S., Huntington College, Huntington, Indiana; Ph.D., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Rinnel Atherton (2016) - Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York; M.A., University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Diane I. Bauman (2009) - Instructor of Mathematics; Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Online Learning, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

B.A., Spring Arbor College, Spring Arbor, Michigan; M.A., Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Jeffrey M. Bauman (1992) - Professor of Music; Director of Choral and Vocal Activities; Musical Theatre Program Co-Coordinator

B.A., Spring Arbor College, Spring Arbor, Michigan; M.M., Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Amy L. Boggan (2012) - Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A., University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi; M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas.

Bethann R. Bowman (2012) - Instructor of Appalachian Studies; Interim Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement; YHC SOLE Program Coordinator; Appalachian Studies Program Coordinator

B.A., University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas; M.A., Ph. D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

R. David Brackin (1995) - Associate Professor of Psychology; Christine Anderson Chair of Sociology

B.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.  Further Study:  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Matthew S. Bruen (2014) - Assistant Professor of English; Coordinator of the College Consortium and Academic Fellowships

B.A., Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., New York University, New York, New York.

Whitney T. Buser (2013) - Assistant Professor of Business & Public Policy

B.B.A., Mercer University, Macon, Georgia; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Matthew A. Byron (2010) - Assistant Professor of History; Chair, Department of History; Department of History Liaison to the Division of Education

B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts; M.A., Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina; Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

E. Sandy Calloway (2006) - Associate Professor of Music

B.M.E., M.M.E., Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi; M.M., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; D.M.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Karen E. Calloway (2006) - Assistant Professor of Music

B.M.E., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; M.M., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Ashley C. Carr (2012) - Assistant Professor of Education; Director of the Honors Program; Liaison to the Division of Education

B.S., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; M.A., University of Denver, Denver, Colorado; Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Jared N. Champion (2014) - Assistant Professor of English; Director of the Rhetorica Program and Writing Center

B.A., Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee; M.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; Ph.D., Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

L. Cathy Cox (2007) - Distinguished Lecturer of History and Public Policy; President of the College

A.S. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Georgia; A.B.J. The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; J.D., Mercer University, Macon, Georgia; LL.D. (Honorary).

Chris B. Crawford (2012) - Assistant Professor of Theatre; Dean, Division of Fine Arts; Musical Theatre Program Co-Coordinator

B.A., LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA; M.F.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Johnathan G. Davis (2011) - Assistant Professor of Biology; Program Coordinator of Environmental Science

B.S., Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi; M.S., Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana; Ph.D. Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee.

Cynthia L. DeFoor (2000) - Instructor of Music

B.M., Shorter College, Rome, Georgia; M.M., Reinhardt University, Waleska, Georgia.

Keith A. DeFoor (1998) - Professor of Music

B.M., Shorter College, Rome, Georgia; M.M., Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

N. Eric Dickman (2010) - Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies; Chair, Department of Religious Studies; Director of Ethics Across the Curriculum

B.A., University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa; Ph.D., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

M. Robert (Rob) Dussler (2003) - Assistant Professor of Outdoor Leadership; Chair, Department of Outdoor Leadership; Director of Outdoor Leadership

B.A., St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas; M.Ed., Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Margaret L. Forrester (1987) - Professor of Chemistry; Scott B. Appleby Chair of Science; Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences

B.A., Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia; Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi.

Kathryn M. Frank (2016) - Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

B.A., Stanford University, Stanford, California; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Louisa B. Franklin (1979) - Professor of English; Co-Director, First Year Foundations

B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; M.Ed., North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Georgia.

Nathan L. Gray (2009) - Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy; Chair, Department of Business and Public Policy

B.A., Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana; M.A., Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana; Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Further Study: University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana.

Jennifer S. Hallett (2008) - Associate Professor of Communication Studies; Faculty Athletics Representative; Director of the Speaking Center

B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; M. A., University of California, Santa Barbara, California; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, California.

Brian C. Hoffman (2006) - Associate Professor of Chemistry and Computer Science

B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris, Minnesota; M.S., Towson University, Towson, Maryland; Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

William J. Hyndman (2011) - Instructor of Computer Science 

B.A., Vennard College, University Park, Iowa; M.A., Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

C. Todd Jones (2012) - Assistant Professor of Business and Public Policy; Director, Institute for Leadership, Business, and Public Policy

B.S., Fairmont State College, Fairmont, West Virginia; M.S., West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia; M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida; Ed.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Linda G. Jones (2009) - Associate Professor of Biology; Dean, Division of Mathematics and Science

B.S., Stetson University, Deland, Florida; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Shaughan A. Keaton (2013) - Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

B.A., M.A., University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Abigail M. Kiker (2013) - Assistant Professor of Theatre and Costume Design

B.A., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana; M.F.A., Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. 

Karynne L. Kleine (2013) - Professor of Education; Dean, Division of Education; Liaison for the Division of Education

A.A., Southwestern College, Chula Vista, California; B.S., San Diego State University, San Diego, California; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Maine, Orono, Maine. 

Richard R. Knepp (1999) - Associate Professor of Music; Chair, Department of Music; NASM Institutional Representative

B.M., Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia; M.M., Georgia State University,  Atlanta, Georgia; D.M.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Andrea L. Kwiatkowski (2010) - Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia; Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Mary S. Land (2010) - Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Bands

B.M., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; M.M., Vander Cook College of Music, Chicago, Illinois; Ed.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Ruth B. Looper (1996) - Professor of English; Director, Study Abroad Program

B.A., Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina; M.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; Ph.D., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Peggy Lumpkin (2014) - Assistant Professor of Education; Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

B.A., Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; M.Ed., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama; Ph.D. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. 

B. Lee March (1993) - Professor of Political Science; Dean, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

B.A., M.A., Northeast Missouri State University (Truman State University), Kirksville, Missouri; Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.

Debra L. March (2014) - Assistant Professor of Library Science; Dean of Library Services

A.A., Southwestern Community College, Creston, Iowa; B.A., M.A., Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri; M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Kendall R. Marchman (2014) - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies 

B.A., Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. M.T.S., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Claudie Massicotte (2014) - Assistant Professor of Literary Theory and Criticism; Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies (Discover) Program

B.A., M.A., Université de Montréal, Montreal, Québec, Canada; Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

James D. May (2013) - Assistant Professor of English/Creative Writing

B.A., Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania; M.F.A., University of Houston, Houston, Texas; Ph.D., Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Olga Milenkaya (2015) - Assistant Professor of Biology

B.A., Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina; Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Alisha L. (Leigh) Miller (2009) - Assistant Professor of Music

B.M., Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas; M.M., D.M.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Kevin P. Miller (2009) - Instructor of Biology

B.A., Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana; M.S., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Further study: Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio; Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio; The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Davis S. Mora (2014) - Assistant Professor of Spanish and French

B.A., Baruch College, New York, New York; M.A., Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Matthew A. Morena (2014) - Assistant Professor of Mathematics

B.S., Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia; M.S., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina; M.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; Ph.D., The University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.

Stephen D. (Steve) Morgan (2005) - Instructor of Astronomy; Director of the Rollins Planetarium

B.S., M.A.T., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Gary L. Myers (2012) - Professor of English; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

B.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska; M.F.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Ph.D., University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

Lynne C. Nation (1986) - Associate Professor of Mathematics

B.S., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; M.A.T., Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Further Study: Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia; The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Adam D. Neal (2008) - Instructor of Religious Studies

B.A., Mercer University, Macon, GA; M.T.S. Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Joseph A. Pate (2012) - Assistant Professor of Outdoor Leadership

B.S. Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina; M.Ed., Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Robert A. Peacock (2002) - Associate Professor of Mathematics

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama.

Jennifer M. Pemberton (2008) - Assistant Professor of Sociology

B.S., New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Chelsea T. Rathburn (2013) - Assistant Professor of English/Creative Writing; Director of Creative Writing

B.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; M.F.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Baishali Ray (2009) - Assistant Professor of Physical Geography

B.S., University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India; M.S., Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York; Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi.

Christopher J. Richardson (2012) - Assistant Professor of Communication Studies; Chair, Department of Communication Studies

B.J., Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; M.A. Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

E. Jeanette Rismiller (2012) - Instructor of Spanish

B.A., Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.

Mark J. Rollins (2004) - Associate Professor of English; Dean, Division of Humanities

B.A., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama; M.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Arunava Roy (2009) - Associate Professor of Physics

B.S., University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India; M.S., Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York; M.A., Ph.D., University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

Rosemary R. Royston (2011) - Lecturer of English; Vice President for Planning; Chief of Staff

A.S., Young Harris College; B.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; M.A.O.M., University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona; M.F.A., Spalding University, Louisville, KY.

Shelley M. Sanderson (2015) - Assistant Professor of Music; Coordinator of Music Education

B.M.Ed., M.Ed., Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Georgia; Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Diana I. Santiago (2009) - Associate Professor of Spanish; Chair, Department of Foreign Languages 

B.A., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico; M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Christopher T. Sass (2011) - Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Chair, Department of Mathematics; Department of Mathematics Liaison to the Division of Education

B.A., Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; M.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Jennifer C. Schroeder (2010) - Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana; Ph.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.

Robert (Drew) Sieg (2016) - Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Mary C. Slavkin (2014) - Assistant Professor of Art History

B.A., New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida; M.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; Ph.D., City University of New York, New York, New York.

Xianzhi (Amanda) Song (2009) - Associate Professor of Chemistry

B.S., University of Petroleum, Huadong, China; M.S., University of Petroleum, Beijing, China; Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota.

Natalia A. Starostina (2008) - Associate Professor of History

B.A., Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia; M.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; Ph.D., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Thomas M. Stearns (2005) - Associate Professor of History

B.A., Baylor University, Waco, Texas; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Lynn B. Swanson (2014) - Instructor of Spanish

B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; M.S., Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia

Charles D. Swor (2011) - Assistant Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

James R. (Jim) Thomas (1987) - Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Studies; Program Coordinator of Kinesiology and Sport Studies

B.S., Coastal Carolina College of the University of South Carolina, Conway, South Carolina; M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Rolando D. Tiu (2011) - Associate Professor of Psychology; Chair, Department of Psychology 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Anne J. Towns (2013) - Assistant Professor of Theatre; Chair, Department of Theatre

B.F.A., M.F.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Danae C. Turchyn (2009) - Instructor of Outdoor Leadership; Assistant Director of Outdoor Leadership

B.S., Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, North Carolina; M.Ed., Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia.

John H. Van Vliet (2008) - Professor of Business and Public Policy

B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; M.A., Georgetown University, Washington, DC; M.B.A, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia; Ph.D., Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Zackary Vandever (2016) - Assistant Professor of Theatre/Technical Director

B.F.A., Shorter University, Rome, Georgia; M.F.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Eloise A. Whisenhunt (2010) - Assistant Professor of English; Chair, Department of English; Department of English Liaison to the Division of Education

B.A., Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama; M.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; Ph.D., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

J. Ted Whisenhunt (2009) - Associate Professor of Art; Chair, Department of Art

B.F.A., Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama; M.F.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Adjunct Faculty

Lauren Albin (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of English

B.A., Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia; M.F.A., Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. 

Sue W. Astley (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Education

B.S., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; M.A., Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia.

M. Duncan Baird (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of Art

B.A., Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi; M.A., University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Roberta R. Barr (2013) - Adjunct Instructor of Education

AA., Brunswick Junior College, Brunswick, Georgia; B.S., M.Ed., Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia. Ed.S., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; Further Study: Leadership Certification, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Jillian D. Baxter (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.M., Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; M.M., Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee; D.M., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Holly L. Behre (2015) - Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.M., University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho; M.M., University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina; Further Study: D.M.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Marc R. Boehm (2015) - Adjunct Instructor of Music 

B.M., Juilliard School, New York, New York; M.M., Manhattan School of Music, New York, New York. 

Richard E. Bristow (2016) - 

B.A., Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia; M.A., Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; M.F.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

John H. Bryant (2011) - Adjunct Instructor of Music 

B.M., Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana; M.M., University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, D.M.A., University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. 

Holly N. Burcham (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of English

         B.S., M.A., University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama 

Michael J. Campbell (2011) - Adjunct Instructor of Music 

B.S., Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania; M.A., Trenton State College, Trenton, New Jersey; D.A., Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 

Tammy K. Coleman (2015) - Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

B.S., Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia; 

R. Tyler Crawford (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Education

B.S., Truett-McConnell College, Cleveland, Georgia; M.A., Ed.S., Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia.

Mark F. Dehler (2010) - Adjunct Instructor of Business and Public Policy

         B.S., Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; J.D., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. 

M. Alan Denmon (1999) - Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.M., Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia; M.M.Ed., VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, Illinois.

Gina S. Donahue (2012) - Adjunct Instructor of Education

B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.S., University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia. 

Mark E. Donahue (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of Education

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.S., University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia; M.Ed., Coppin State University, Baltimore, Maryland; Further study: Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Fara Y. Driver (2013) - Adjunct Instructor of History

B.A., M.A., Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. 

Julie S. Eggen (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

B.S.Ed., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; B.A., University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida; M.S.W., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. 

Judson H. Eldredge (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Communication Studies

B.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois; M.S., University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Adolphus D. (AD) Frazier (2015) - Adjunct Instructor of Business and Public Policy 

A.A., Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, North Carolina; B.A., J.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Katie P. Gilbert (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of Music

A.M. , Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.A., Mars Hill College, Mars Hills, North Carolina; M.C.M. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

William Bradley Goeltz (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

B.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee; M.S., Psy.D., Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Shelley R. Gordon (2012) - Adjunct Instructor of Dance

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia; Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; B.S., Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Mark F. Griffin (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

B.A., University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida; M.A., University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; M.A., Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia; A.B.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Ed.D., Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida. 

W. Barton Hansard (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of Theatre

B.A., Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina; M.F.A., Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Tanya E. Harrell (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Asynchronous

B.S., Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa; M.Ed., Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana; Ph.D., Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Sharon A. Herrmann (2010) - Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

B.S., State University of New York, Geneseo, New York; M.S., Elmira College, Elmira, New York.

R. Terry Hooper (2012) - Adjunct Instructor of Music

A.F.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.M.Ed., Shorter University, Rome, Georgia; M.M., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Caleb L. Kelley (2012) - Adjunct Instructor of Sports Studies

B.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Archibald J. Kielly (2016) - Visiting Lecturer of Political Science

B.G.S., University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska; M.A., Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. 

Kendall W. Kiker (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of Theatre

B.A., Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina; M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

George A. Koller - Adjunct Instructor of Theatre and Dance

          B.A., M.A, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York; Further Study: Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. 

Lauren J. Neal (2015) - Adjunct Instructor of Religious Studies

B.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; M.T.S., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; M.Div., Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. 

Lauren E. Nease (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Dance

B.A., Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.

Deborah E. Nichols (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

 A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.S., M.S., Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia; Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee.

Donna G. Owens (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Education

B.A., Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida; M.Ed., Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona; Ed.S., Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.

Julie K. Payne (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Yoga

B.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

William L. Peebles (2013) - Adjunct Instructor of Music 

B.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 

William S. Pertet (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of Kinesiology

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.S., Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama; M.H.S, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Karen L. Post (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Business and Public Policy

B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; 

Jennifer C. Puryear (2010) - Adjunct Instructor of Kinesiology

A.S., Macon State College, Macon, Georgia; B.S., Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia; Further Study: U.S. Sports Academy, Daphne, Alabama. 

Scott A. Racek (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of American Government

B.A., Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. 

Peter H. Riggs (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.M., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; M.M., D.M.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

James R. S. Rismiller (2012) - Adjunct Instructor of Accounting

B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; M.A., Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Kerry R. Rittenhouse (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.M., M.M., Ed.S., Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia.

Vincent A. Robelotto (2007) - Adjunct Instructor of Business and Public Policy

B.S.B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana; M.S.I.R., Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.

Charles N. Routh (2015) - Adjunct Instructor of Art

A.A., Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia; A.S., Shorter University, Rome, Georgia; B.F.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; M.F.A., Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California.

Russell (Rusty) A. Royston (2013) - Adjunct Instructor of Communication Studies

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; M.A., Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington.

Catherine A. Seis (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.M., University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida; M.S., Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee.

Cheryl M. Star (2011) - Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.A., New College, Sarasota, Florida; M.S., Florida International University, Miami, Florida; Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial, Harrogate, Tennessee.

Megan Swanson (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Bowling

Julie Tiu (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

B.A., Notre Dame College, Cleveland, Ohio; M.A., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Blair E. A. Tolbert (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Religious Studies

B.A., LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia; M.Div., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Natasha L. Vannoy (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of Introduction to Psychology

Constance A. Wallace (2016) - Adjunct Instructor of History

B.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; M.A., Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. 

Patricia H. Weist (2014) - Adjunct Instructor of Foreign Languages

B.A., M.A., University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.

Damien T. Westfield (2015) - Adjunct Instructor of Communication Studies

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.A., Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska; M.A., Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Clarence (Skip) H. Wise (2013) - Adjunct Instructor of Business and Public Policy

 A.B.J., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; M.B.A., Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia. 

Arlene G. Witte () -

B.M., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; M.Ed., Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Leslie Michelle Wright (2015) - Adjunct Instructor of English 

B.A., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; M.A., Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Administrative Officers and Staff

President’s Office

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L. Cathy Cox - President

A.S. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Georgia; A.B.J. The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; J.D., Mercer University, Macon, Georgia; LL.D. (Honorary).

Teresa S. Kelley - Administrative Assistant to the President

Academic Affairs Office

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Gary L. Myers - Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dean of Faculty; Professor of English

B.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska; M.F.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Ph.D., University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

Keith A. DeFoor - Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

B.M., Shorter College, Rome, Georgia; M.M., Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Karen C. Williams - Administrative Assistant to the Academic Affairs Office

B.S., Radford University, Radford, Virginia. Further study: Salisbury State, Salisbury, Maryland.

Lauren S. Gray Duncan - Academic Affairs Assistant

B.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement (CASCE)

Bethann R. Bowman - Instructor; Interim Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement (CASCE)

B.A., University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas; M.A., Ph. D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Peggy Lumpkin - Assistant Professor of Education; Director of the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

B.A., Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; M.Ed., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama; Ph.D. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Diane I. Bauman - Instructor; Instructional Technologist, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

B.A., Spring Arbor College, Spring Arbor, Michigan; M.A., Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Move On When Ready (MOWR)

Christopher B. Williams - Director of Move On When Ready (MOWR)

B.S., University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia; M.Ed., University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.

Jennifer Fowler - Assistant to Move On When Ready (MOWR)

A.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia, B.S. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Library Services

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Debra L. March - Dean of Library Services

A.A., Southwestern Community College, Creston, Iowa; B.A., M.A., Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri; M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University; New Haven, Connecticut.

Jacqueline Bruen - Library Assistant I

B.A., Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. M.A., University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

Kyle DeBell - Library Assistant I

B.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia. Further study: Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia.

Anna Morgan-Dussler - Evening Supervisor

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; M.A., Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

R. Michael Elrod - Library Instructor and Media Services Assistant

B.A., Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. Further study: The New School for Public Engagement, New York, New York.

Ginia W. Magers - Library Assistant II

B.A., Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia; M.L.I.S., University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.

Benjamin March (2016) - Library Assistant I

E. Blair Stapleton - Head of User Engagement

B.A., University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, M.L.S., North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina.

Advancement Office

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James Owen - Vice President of Advancement

B.S., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. 

Kelley B. Gibson - Assistant Vice President for Advancement

B.S., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; M.P.A., Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia.

Amanda M. Craig - Director of Development

B.S., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

Mark C. Dotson - Director of Development and Corporate Relations

A.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.S.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Madison M. Elledge - Communications and Marketing Specialist

B.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Rhonda Hood - Coordinator for Advancement Administration

A.F.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; A.B.J., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Julie K. Payne - Director of Advancement Services

B.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Kara R. Perez - Director of Annual Giving

A.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.S., Shorter University, Rome, Georgia; M.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

K. LeAnn Waldroup - Director of Communications and Marketing

B.A., Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana.

Kelly L. Crawford - Associate Director of Communications and Marketing

B.A., Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina. 

Alumni Services Office

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Dana D. Ensley - Director of Alumni Services

B.S., Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Heather A. Deyton - Assistant to Alumni Services

A.S., North Georgia Technical College, Blairsville, Georgia.

Athletics Department

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Randy J. Dunn - Athletic Director

B.S., North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, Georgia; M.Ed., Georgia Southwestern College, Americus, Georgia.

Michael MacEachern - Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Communication

B.S., College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

Roberta (Bobbie) Thompson - Assistant Athletic Director-Business; Director of Community Engagement and Services

Jennifer M. Stearsman - Senior Women’s Administrator/Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance

B.A., Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia; M.Ed., Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, Georgia.

Coaching Staff

Kasey Britt - Assistant Coach, Women’s Softball

B.S., University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas; M.S.A., Belhaven University, Jackson Mississippi.

W. Barry Brown - Head Coach, Cross Country

Charles Butler - Assistant Coach (PT)

Barrett D. Elkins - Head Coach, Men’s Tennis

B.A., Southern Catholic College, Dawsonville, Georgia.

Carson Gratton - Strength and Conditioning Coach (PT)

Dean C. Grey - Assistant Coach, Men’s Soccer

B.S., William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri; M.B.A., Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Mississippi.

Zeke Gribble - Volunteer

B.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Brandon Hennessey - Assistant Coach, Baseball

B.S., San Jose State University, San Jose, California.

Peter F. Herrmann - Head Coach, Men’s Basketball

B.S., State University of New York, Geneseo, New York.

Travis R. Huffman - Head Coach, Baseball

B.S., University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Caleb L. Kelley - Head Coach, Golf

B.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Christiane Lessa - Head Coach, Women’s Soccer

B.A., St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, Florida.

Kayla Lucas - Head Coach, Women’s Softball

B.S., Central Baptist College, Conway, Arkansas; M.Ed., Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia.

Forrest MacConnell - Assistant Coach, Men’s Lacrosse

B.S., Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina.

Sarah Marquis - Assistant Coach (PT)

Mark F. McKeever - Head Coach, Men’s Soccer

A.A., Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas; B.A., M. Ed., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Cammie Nix - Head Coach, Women’s Tennis

B.S, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama.

Africa M. Pfeil - Assistant Coach, Women’s Soccer

A.A., Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Peyton E. Robertson - Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball

B.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Kirk P. Rogers - Head Coach, Men’s Lacrosse

B.S., Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina; M.A., Shorter University, Rome, Georgia.

Gilbert Suarez - Assistant Coach (PT)

Matthew B. Stearsman - Head Coach, Women’s Basketball

B.A., Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Steven Viterbo - Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball

B.A. Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Damien Westfield - Volunteer

A.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.A., Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska; M.A., Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Jason Williams - Competitive Cheerleading Coach

B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Athletic Trainers

Halee E. Brown - Assistant Athletic Trainer

B.S, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia; M.S., Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia.

Jared S. Sandler - Head Athletic Trainer

B.S, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; M.E., Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia.

Campus Technology Office

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Kenneth Faneuff - Vice President for Campus Technology

B.S., Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida.

William (Bill) E. Gernannt - Systems Administrator

A.S., Webster College, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Angela Harkins - Technology Support Specialist

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.A., Reinhardt University, Waleska, Georgia.

Richard Harkins - Cabling and Access Control Technician

D. Scott Jones - Data Base Administrator

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Samuel Leslie - Technology Support Specialist

A.F.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.F.A., Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.

Matthew Manous - Client Support Specialist

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Hollis L. Townsend - Director Technology Support and Operations

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Enrollment Management Office

Clayton Daniels - Vice President of Enrollment Management

B.A., Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. 

Admissions

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Bailey Brado - Admissions Counselor

B.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia. 

Zachariah Chamberlin - Admissions Counselor

B.A, Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

W. Matthew Mashburn - Senior Associate Director of Admissions/Director of Recruitment

A.S., Young Harris College; B.S., North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, Georgia.

Paige McQuade - Admissions Counselor/International Admissions

B.A, Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Kelli F. Miller - Admissions Coordinator

B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Myra O’Connor - Campus Visit Coordinator

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Fernando Serrano Martinez - Admissions Counselor

B.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia. 

Kayla Walker - Senior Admissions Counselor

B.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Garth L. Webb Jr. - Associate Director of Admissions

B.S., Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, Georgia; M.Ed., Valdosta State College, Valdosta, Georgia.

Matthew Wilmer - Senior Admissions Counselor

B.A, Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Financial Aid

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Linda E. Adams - Director of Financial Aid

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Michelle Bernard - Senior Financial Aid Counselor

A.S., St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida; B.S., University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Candice M. Shook - Financial Aid Counselor and Loan Specialist

B.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Registrar

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Tammy Gibson - Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Technology; Registrar

B.A., East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee; M.P.A., Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.

Aimee C. Van Rooyen - Academic Records and Veteran Affairs Coordinator

B.S., Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida.

Amberly Fell - Academic Records Specialist

A.S., B.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Vice President for Finance and Operations Office

C. Brooks Seay - Vice President of Finance and Operations, CFO

B.S., Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia; M.B.A., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; Ed.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, J.D., Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Anna D. Houser - Finance and Operations Coordinator

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; A.B.J., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; M.B.A., Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia.

Chadley D. Gray - Director of Facility Planning and Operations

B.A., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee; M.S., Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky.

Eugene Burton - Assistant Director of the Rollins Campus Center

B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Hayley Burch - Director of Conferences and Event Services

B.A., Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia. 

Auxiliary Services

Bookstore

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Jonathan Brock - Manager

Physical Plant

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Jim Rawski - Facilities General Manager

Business Office

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Wade M. Benson - Controller

B.S., Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. Further Study: Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, Certified Public Accountant-Georgia and North Carolina.

Peggy L. Greene - Accounts Payable/Payroll Coordinator

P. Charlie Rogers - Accounts Receivable/Front Office Coordinator

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.B.A., North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, Georgia.

Sandy Sosensky - Front Office Coordinator

A.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.S., University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia. 

Human Resources Office

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Vincent A. Robelotto - Director of Human Resources

B.S.B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana; M.S.I.R., Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Public Safety

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Kenneth R. Henderson - Chief of Police

C. Robbie Rich - Assistant Chief of Police

A.S., Thomas University, Thomasville, Georgia.

Shane Burnette- Police Officer

Johnny Carroll - Police Officer

A.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

Harold Copeland - Security Officer

Andrew Glass - Police Officer

Gene C. Henderson - Security Officer

Ronnie Hooper - Security Officer

Edward Kenner - Police Officer

Robert Palarchio - Police Officer

Anthony Petty - Police Officer

Stephen Roach - Police Officer

B.S., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Thomas (Tommy) Shook - Police Officer

James F. Shuler - Police Officer

Eric Wood - Police Officer

Office of Planning and Research

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Rosemary R. Royston - Chief of Staff; Vice President for Planning and Research

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; M.A.O.M., University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona; M.F.A, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky.

Teresa A. Sampson - Research Assistant I

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

D. Bo Wright - Director of Institutional Research

B.S., Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia.

Student Development Office

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Angela D.L. Smith - Vice President of Student Development

B.A., J.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Tonya P. Nix - Assistant to Vice President of Student Development

A.A., Chattahoochee Technical School, Marietta, Georgia. 

Kelsey Dillard - Director of Campus Activities

B.A., Mercer University, Macon, Georgia; M.Ed., University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia.

Stuart A. Miller - Assistant Dean of Students

B.A., M.A., LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia.

Erica T. Watson - Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards

B.S., J.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Devin Carr - Residence Life Coordinator

B.S., M.Ed., University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia; M.S., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Danielle Godin- Residence Life Coordinator

B.S., University of Michigan, Flint, Michigan; M.S., Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.

Alison Smith- Residence Life Coordinator

B.A., M.Ed., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

Megan Townsend - Residence Life Coordinator

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Counseling and Psychological Services

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Lynne B. Grady - Counselor Psychological Service

A.S., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.S., North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Georgia; M.S., Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Further Study: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Health Services

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Linda A. Kniess - Director Health/Wellness Services

R.N. Certification, Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing, Dayton, Ohio. Further Study: Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio; The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Sandy McClure - Assistant to Counseling/Health

Vickie Gibson - Registered Nurse-PRN

A.S.N., University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia.

Fredda Oliver - Registered Nurse-PRN

B.S.N., Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Religious Life

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Blair Tolbert - Dean of Chapel

B.A., LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia; M.Div., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Campus Recreation Center

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Sharon L. Stanton - Director

B.S., M.S., Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

C. Michael Kimsey - Assistant Director

B.A., Mars Hill, Mars Hill, North Carolina.

Jeannie G. Ledford - Fitness Specialist

B.S., Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Deborah Yamokoski - Fitness Specialist

Student Success Center

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Amalauna (Amy) Brock - Assistant Director for Academic Advising and Planning

B.S., Tennessee Wesleyan, Athens, Tennessee; M.A., Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Dilyn V. MacLean - Assistant to the Student Success Center

A.A., Emmanuel College, Franklin, Georgia; B.S., M.B.A., Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia.

Jaime Miller - Director of Student Success Center

B.A., M.Ed., University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.

Janelle Morris - Coordinator of Career Planning and Internships

A.A., B.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; M.Ed., University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia.

Emily Richardson - Coordinator of Academic Success

B.S., M.Ed., University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia.

Marti Slaughter - Assistant Director for Academic Support and Accommodation

A.A.S., DeKalb College, Clarkston, Georgia; B.A., Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee; M.S.W., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Dining Services

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Christopher McNeill - Supervisor

Education

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Jennifer C. Manous - Administrative Data Assistant to Education

B.S.A., M.S., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Fine Arts

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J. Michelle Gernannt - Administrative Assistant to the Division of Fine Arts

J. Camden Goddard - Art Gallery Director

B.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia.

M. Anita Guss - Accompanist

B.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Suzanne West- Accompanist 

Outdoor Leadership

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M. Robert (Rob) Dussler - Assistant Professor of Outdoor Leadership; Chair, Department of Outdoor Leadership; Director of Outdoor Leadership Center

B.A., St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas; M.Ed., Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Joseph A. Pate - Assistant Professor of Outdoor Leadership

B.S. Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina; M.Ed., Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Danae C. Turchyn - Instructor of Outdoor Leadership; Assistant Director of Outdoor Leadership

B.S., Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, North Carolina; M.Ed., Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia.

Planetarium

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Stephen D. Morgan - Director

B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; M.A.T., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Debbie Morgan - Clerk

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; M.S., Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Emeriti (Faculty and Administrators)

Richard L. Aunspaugh - Professor of Art

A.A., Andrew College, Cuthbert, Georgia; B.A., LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia; M.A., New York University, New York; M.F.A., Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York. Further Study: Fulbright Scholar, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Deborah Courtney - Professor of Physical Education

B.S., Troy State University, Troy, Alabama; M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Clay Dotson - Academic Dean and Interim President

B.S., Pikeville College, Pikeville, Kentucky; M.A., Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

George “Bud” Dyer - Director of Admissions

B.S., M.S., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Ray Farley - President

B.A., Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee; M.A., George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tennessee; Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Kenneth Fox - Professor of Computer Science

B.A., Free Will Baptist College, Nashville, Tennessee; M.A.M.S., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Further Study: Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

David Franklin - Professor of History and Anthropology

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Further Study: University College, Cork, Ireland; Columbia University, New York, New York.

Mary Ann Fox - Professor of Music

B.M., Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois; M.M., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

William H. Fox - Professor of Music

B.S., M.Ed., Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, Georgia.

Steven J. Harvey (1976) - Professor of English; G. Milton Goolsby and Ophelia Roberts Goolsby Chair of English

B.A., Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; M.A., Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont; Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.  Further Study:  Columbia University, New York, New York.

Meg Gring Whitley - Professor of Foreign Language

B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; M.A., M.A., Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont; Ph.D., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Further Study: International Intercultural Studies Program, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.

James M. Hale -Professor of History and Psychology

B.A., M.A.T., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; Ed.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Thomas W. Jeffery - Professor of Theatre

B.A., Elon University, Elon, North Carolina; M.F.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Further Study: Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts; Columbia University, New York, New York; Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.

John W. Kay - Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Chair, Division of Humanities

A.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.A., LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia; M.Div., Drew University, Madison, New Jersey; D.Min., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Todd Kimsey - Professor of Biology

B.S., M.A., Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Leon H. Lee - Professor of English

A.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.A., High Point College, High Point, North Carolina; M.A., Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; D.A., Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Further Study: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Greensboro, North Carolina.

O.V. Lewis - Registrar and Professor of Accounting

B.S., M.Ed., Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, Georgia.

Robert Nichols - Professor of Mathematics

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia; M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; D.Ed., Ed.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Further Study: Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia; Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Carol Rabun - Controller

Hartmut Ramm - Professor of Physics and Mathematics

B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; M.A., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Further Study: Georgia State University, Atlanta Georgia.

Roberta Rankin - Professor of Theatre

B.A., M.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Further Study: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece; International Early Dance Institute, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland; The Alexander Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Aston Magna Academy, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Blackfriars Theatre, Staunton, Virginia; Shakespeare’s Globe, London, England. Certified in Alexander Technique International.

Frederic J. Whitley - Religion and Campus Minister

A.A., Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia; B.A., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; Th.M., M.A., in Biblical Studies, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Thomas S. Yow III - President

B.A., Methodist College, Fayetteville, North Carolina; M.Div., Ed.D., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; D.D., Methodist College, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Board of Trustees

Mr. Jonathan F. Anderson ‘65 - Sautee, GA

Mr. Matthew P. Anderson ‘03 - Atlanta, GA

Mr. M. Brantley Barrow ‘74 - Atlanta, GA

Mr. Paul D. Beckham ‘63 - Atlanta, GA

Ms. Mary Broadrick - Matthews, NC

Mrs. Margaret R. Buker - Atlanta, GA

Mr. Richard J. Burrell ‘47 - Lilburn, GA

Hon. Earl L. Carter ‘77 - Pooler, GA

Carol A. Chastain ‘84 - Young Harris, GA

Mrs. Julia Webb Davis - Duluth, GA

Mr. René M. Diaz - Atlanta, GA

Mr. Mickey T. Dunn - Fredericksburg, TX

Mr. William F. Easterlin, III ‘75 - Louisville, GA

Dr. James F. Ellison ‘88 - Berkeley Lake, GA

Mrs. Clair W. Frazier ‘81 - Mineral Bluff, GA

Mr. Alvin Gibson - Gainesville, GA

Dr. Don A. Harp, Jr. ‘61 - Atlanta, GA

Rev. David T. Haygood, Sr. ‘60 - Newnan, GA

Mr. Robert L. Head ‘59 - Blairsville, GA

Mr. Darryl A. Hicks - Atlanta, GA

Mr. W. Ron Hinson ‘76 - Atlanta, GA

Mr. Henry M. Huckaby ‘62 - Athens, GA

Mr. Gerald W. Hudgins ‘65 - McDonough, GA

Mr. James T. Johnston, Jr. ‘70 - Atlanta, GA

Mr. William A. Johnston ‘75 - Atlanta, GA

Mr. Wyck A. Knox, Jr. - Augusta, GA

Mr. Ray P. Lambert, Jr. ‘77 - McDonough, GA

David J. Lance - Calhoun, GA

Mr. Eustace P. “Mac” McCannon ‘60 - Eatonton, GA

Mr. Richard W. McGinnis - Johns Creek, GA

Mr. Ted McMullan - Atlanta, GA

Hon. Murphy C. Miller ‘74 - Dahlonega, GA

Mr. Kurt T. Momand ‘77 - Atlanta, GA

Mr. Jerry W. Nix - Atlanta, GA

Mrs. Loulie Tarbutton Reese - Atlanta, GA

Ms. Pam R. Rollins - Atlanta, GA

Mrs. Julie D. Salisbury - Atlanta, GA

Mrs. Jane Peeples Stanfield ‘75 - Dalton, GA

Mr. Jimmy C. Tallent ‘70 - Blairsville, GA

Mrs. Michele T. White - Atlanta, GA

Mr. Marlan B. Wilbanks ‘81 - Atlanta, GA

Mr. James E. Williams - Atlanta, GA

Mr. Kirk S. Wimberly, III ‘62 - Atlanta, GA

Hon. Charles S. Wynne - Gainesville, GA

 

LIFETIME TRUSTEE MEMBERS:

Dr. William Harry Hill - Powder Springs, GA

Hon. Zell B. Miller ‘51 - Young Harris, GA

Dr. Robert V. Ozment ‘46 - Rome, GA

 

EMERITUS MEMBERS:

Mr. Jeffrey P. Adams - Atlanta, GA

Mr. George J. Berry ‘57 - Atlanta, GA

Mrs. Alleen D. Bratton - Atlanta, GA

Hon. Jack T. Brinkley, Sr. ‘49 - Columbus, GA

Dr. Sam H. Coker ‘47 - Atlanta, GA

Mrs. Sharon J. Cole - Atlanta, GA

Mr. James R. Dellinger, Jr. - Cartersville, GA

Mr. Gerald E. Eickhoff - Atlanta, GA

Mr. Thomas F. Forkner ‘37 - Atlanta, GA

Mr. Duncan T. Fulton, Jr. ‘44 - Dallas, TX

Dr. Thomas K. Glenn, II - Atlanta, GA

Bishop L. Bevel Jones, III - Atlanta, GA

Mr. Frank M. Malone, Jr. - Amelia Island, FL

Hon. James T. McIntyre ‘59 - Washington, DC

Mr. James G. Minter, Jr. - Fayetteville, GA

Mr. Douglas B. Mitchell ‘61 - Fayetteville, TX

Mr. David A. Pattillo - Atlanta, GA

Mr. J. Neal Purcell - Duluth, GA

Mr. William F. Roberts ‘52 - Fayetteville, GA

Mr. Jones Webb - Lawrenceville, GA

 

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS:

Mr. Parker Sewell ‘17 - Young Harris, GA

Rev. Richard Chewning - Gainesville, GA

Ms. Cathy Cox - Young Harris, GA

Mr. Candler J. Ginn ‘77 - Cartersville, GA

Rev. Michael McCord - Carrollton, GA

Bishop B. Michael Watson - Atlanta, GA