2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

Senior Leadership Team

Drew Van Horn, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. President
Jason Pierce, B.A., M.Litt, M.A., Ph.D. Provost
Wade Benson Chief Financial Officer
Mark Dotson Vice President for Advancement
Ken W. Faneuff, B.S. Vice President for Campus Technology
Rosemary R. Royston, A.S., B.A., M.A.O.M., M.F.A. Vice President for Planning and Special Projects
Jennifer Rushton Director of Athletics
Laura Whitaker-Lea, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Development
Bo Wright Chief Operations Officer

 Deans, Department Chairs and Program Coordinators

Division of Fine Arts

Dean, Division of Fine Arts Keith DeFoor
Department Chair - Art Ted Whisenhunt
Department Chair - Music E. Sandy Callowy
Department Chair - Theatre Chris Crawford
Program Coordinator - Graphic Design Stan Anderson

Division of  Humanities

Dean, Division of Humanities Mark Rollins
Department Chair - Communication Studies Chris Richardson
Department Chair - English Eloise Whisenhunt
Department Chair - Foreign Language Diana Santiago
Department Chair - History & Religious Studies Matthew Byron
Director - Interdisciplinary Studies Claudie Massicotte
Program Coordinator - Creative Writing Gale Thompson

Division of Mathematics, Science and Technology

Dean, Division of Mathematics, Science and Technology Linda Jones
Department Chair - Biology Paul T. Arnold
Department Chair - Chemistry and Physical Sciences Margaret L. Forrester
Department Chair - Mathematics Christopher Sass
Department Chair - Psychology Rolando D. Tiu
Program Coordinator - Environmental Science Johnathan Davis

Division of Professional Studies

Dean, Division of Professional Studies Todd Jones
Department Chair - Business and Public Policy Whitney Buser
Department Chair - Education Karynne Kleine
Department Chair - Outdoor Leadership Joseph Pate

Information Services

Dean of Library Services Debra March


How to Use this Catalog

The Young Harris College Catalog describes the College’s degree programs, course offerings, faculty, policies, facilities, and services. The statements set forth in this catalog are for information purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contractual agreement between the student and the institution. The College reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the calendar, regulations, student charges, or courses of instruction announced in this publication at any time and without notification to students. While academic advisors should be consulted, students are ultimately responsible for keeping themselves apprised of requirements in degree programs.

Equal Opportunity

Young Harris College (“the College”) is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work, and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, and College policy, the College prohibits any member of the faculty, staff, administration, student body, or visitors to campus, whether they be guests, patrons, independent contractors, or clients, from harassing and/or discriminating against any other member of the College community because of that person’s race, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disabled status, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. Incidents of harassment and discrimination will be met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the College. Every member of the Young Harris College community is expected to uphold this policy as a matter of mutual respect and fundamental fairness in human relations.

Every student of this institution has a responsibility to conduct himself/herself in accordance with this policy as a condition of enrollment. Further, every Young Harris College employee has an obligation to observe this and other policies implementing federal and state law as a term of employment, including the administration of the College’s education policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, and other College-administered programs.


Young Harris College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Young Harris College.

Young Harris College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music [11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia 20190; 703.437.0700].

Young Harris College is endorsed by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church as an affiliated United Methodist institution.