2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Aug 14, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty and Staff


Graduate Program Faculty

For a complete listing of all Young Harris College faculty, see the Undergraduate Catalog.


Master of Arts in Teaching Faculty

Rinnel Atherton (2016) Assistant Professor of Education

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

George Boggs (2019) Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Master of Teaching Program

B.A., King College, Bristol, Tennessee; M.A., University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom; Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Karynne L. Kleine (2013) Professor 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. 

Christina Lunsmann (2017) Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois; M.S., Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Leaona Vautrot (2017) Adjunct Instructor of Education

B.S., University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Graduate Program Administrators

Academic Affairs Administration

Jason Pierce, Provost

Keith DeFoor, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Deans

Mark Rollins, Dean, Division of Arts and Humanities

Linda Jones, Dean, Division of Mathematics, Science and Technology        

Todd Jones, Dean, Division of Professional Studies  

Debra March, Dean, Library Services

Academic Department Chairs

Paul T. Arnold Chair, Biology 

Karynne Kleine, Chair, Education

Eloise Whisenhunt, Chair, English

Matthew Byron, Chair, History

Christopher Sass, Chair, Mathematics

Academic Coordinators

George Boggs, Coordinator, Master of Arts in Teaching Program


Karen Williams, Assistant for Academic Affairs

Leeah Hughes, Assistant for Academic Affairs

Jennifer Manous, Education Department Administrative and Data Assistant


For a complete listing of all faculty and staff for the College, see the college website.