2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Faculty and Administration



The University System of Georgia

The University System of Georgia includes all state-operated institutions of higher education in Georgia. These institutions are located throughout the state. For the most current information, visit http://www.usg.edu/inst.

A 19-member constitutional Board of Regents governs the University System, which has been in operation since 1932. Appointments of Board members are made by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the State Senate. The regular term of Board members is seven years.

The Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson, and other officers of the Board are elected by the members of the Board. The Chancellor, who is not a member of the Board, is the chief executive officer of the Board and the chief administrative officer of the University System.

The overall programs and services of the University System are offered through three major components: Instruction; Public Service/Continuing Education; Research.

Instruction consists of programs of study leading toward degrees, ranging from the associate (two-year) level to the doctoral level and certificate.

Requirements for admission of students to instructional programs at each institution are determined, pursuant to policies of the Board of Regents, by the institution. The Board establishes minimum academic standards and leaves to each institution the prerogative to establish higher standards. Applications for admission should be addressed in all cases to the institutions.

Public Service/Continuing Education consists of non-degree activities, primarily, and special types of college-degree-credit courses.

The non-degree activities are of several types, including short courses, seminars, conferences, lectures, and consultative and advisory services, in a large number of areas of interest. These activities, typically of short duration, are designed by each institution to satisfy special educational, informational, and cultural needs of the people of the service area of that institution.

Typical college-degree-credit public service/continuing education courses are those offered through extension center programs and teacher education consortiums.

Research encompasses investigations conducted primarily for discovery and application of knowledge. These investigations, conducted on campuses and at many off-campus locations, cover a large number and a large variety of matters related to the educational objectives of the institutions and to general societal needs.

Most of the research is conducted through the universities; however, some of it is conducted through several of the senior colleges.

The policies of the Board of Regents for the governing, managing, and controlling of the University System and the administrative actions of the Chancellor provide autonomy of high degree for each institution. The executive head of each institution is the President, whose election is recommended by the Chancellor and approved by the Board.

State appropriations for the University System are requested by, made to, and allocated by the Board of Regents. The largest share of the state appropriations is allocated by the Board for instruction.

Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

270 Washington Street, Southwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Members of the Board (July, 2019)

 

Don L. Waters Chair, Savannah
Thomas Rogers Wade Vice Chair, Atlanta
C. Dean Alford, P. E. Conyers
Chris Cummiskey Atlanta
W. Allen Gudenrath Macon
Erin Hames Atlanta
Barbara Rivera Holmes Albany
C. Thomas Hopkins, Jr. MD Griffin
James M. Hull Augusta
Donald M. Leebern, Jr. McDonough
Laura Marsh Statesboro
Neil L. Pruitt, Jr. Norcross
Sarah-Elizabeth Reed Atlanta
Sachin Shailendra Atlanta
E. Scott Smith Ringgold
Kessel D. Stelling, Jr. Columbus
Ben J. Tarbutton, III Sandersville
Richard L. Tucker Duluth
Philip A. Wilheit, Sr. Gainesville

Officers of the Board

Steve Wrigley Chancellor
Edward M. Tate Secretary to the Board
Tracey Cook-Robinson Treasurer

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Officers of Administration

David C. Bridges President
Jerry F. Baker Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Paul K. Willis Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations/Chief of Staff
Robert E. Gerhart Vice President of Technology/Chief Information Officer
Paul W. Williams Interim Vice President for External Affairs
W. Michael Kirkland Executive Director for ABAC at Bainbridge

Deans of Schools

Mark J. Kistler Agriculture and Natural Resources
Matthew J. Anderson Arts and Sciences
Jaibun K. Earp Nursing and Health Sciences
Renata L. Elad Stafford School of Business

Faculty

Olumide R. Aborisade, Assistant Professor of Agribusiness. Ph.D. (Agriultural and Applied Economics), Texas Tech University; M.S. (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics), University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; Bachelor of Technology (Agricultural Economics and Extension), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria. 2019 

April L. Abbott, Lecturer of Mathematics. Ed.D. and M.Ed. (Adult & Career Education), Valdosta State University; B.S. (Mathematics), Georgia College & State University; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2014

Matthew F. Aderholt, Lecturer of Biology. M.S. (Integrative Biology) and B.S. (Biology), Kennesaw State University. 2017

Yavuz Agan, Assistant Professor of Management. Ph.D. and M.S. (Business Administration), The University of Memphis; M.B.A. (Management), New York Institute of Technology; B.S. (Computer Sciences and Engineering), Hacettepe University. 2018

Jessica H. Akins, Lecturer of Agricultural Communication. M.S. (Agricultural Education and Communication), University of Florida; B.S. (Sales and Marketing and Agricultural Communication), Purdue University. 2018

Matthew J. Anderson, Professor of Psychology and Dean, School of Arts and Sciences. Ph.D. and M.A. (Experimental Psychology), Kent State University; B.A. (Psychology), Susquehanna University. 2019

Brandi L. Arrington, Lecturer of English. M.F.A. (Fiction), The New School; B.A. (English), Valdosta State University. 2015

Bonnie J. Asselin, Professor of English. Ph.D. (English), Northeastern University; M.A. (English), University of Massachusetts. 2009

Jerome F. Baker, Professor of Animal Science and Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs. Ph.D. and M.S. (Animal Breeding and Genetics), Texas A & M University; B.S. (Biology), Morningside College. 2014

Jay E. Baldwin, Assistant Professor of Communication. Ph.D. (Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies), University of Arkansas; M.A. (Communication and Leadership), Gonzaga University; B.A. (English - Communication), Fort Lewis College. 2015

Jimmy D. Ballenger, Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education. M.S.Ed. (Health & Physical Education), Albany State; B.S. (Early Childhood Education), Valdosta State; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2005

Christopher M. Beals, Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D. (Biological Science), Tennessee State University; M.S. (Biology), Georgia College & State University; B.A. (Biology), Mercer University. 2014

Keetra C. Branch, Associate Professor of Biology. M.S. (Microbiology), University of Georgia; B.S. (Biology), Valdosta State College. 1992

David C. Bridges, Professor of Agronomy and President. Ph.D. (Agronomy), Texas A & M University; M.S. and B. S. (Agronomy), Auburn University; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2006

Adam B. Brumfield, Lecturer of Communication. M.A. and B.A. (Communication), Valdosta State University. 2013

David L. Byrd, Professor of Mathematics. Ed.D. (Mathematics Education), Auburn University; M.S. (Mathematics), University of South Carolina; B.S. (Mathematics), Troy State University. 2007

Donna C. Campbell, Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education. M.Ed. and B.S. (Health Education), Georgia State College. 1995

Erin E. Campbell, Professor of English. Ph.D. (English), University of Mississippi; M.A, (English), University of North Carolina, Greensboro; B.A. (English), University of Tampa; A.A., St. Petersburg Junior College. 2002

Robert A. Carpenter, Assistant Professor of Spanish. M.A. (Spanish), Wayne State University; B.A. (Christian Thought), William Tyndale College. 2003

J. Matthew Carroll, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology & Management. Ph.D. (Natural Resource Ecology & Management), Oklahoma State University; M.S. (Biology), University of Arkansas; B.S. (Biology), Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. 2017

Tammy C. Carter, Assistant Professor of Nursing. M.S. and B.S. (Nursing), Jacksonville State University; A.S. (Nursing), Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2013

Mathew C. Casimiro, Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D. (Microbiology), University of Sunderland; M.S. (Biochemistry), University of Sussex at Brighton; B.S. (Molecular Biology), University of Portsmouth. 2019

Heather M. Cathcart, Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D. (Cellular Biology & Anatomy), Georgia Health Sciences University; M.S. (Biology), Georgia Southern University; B.S. (Biology), Armstrong Atlantic State University. 2012

Katheryn L. Cerny, Assistant Professor of Animal Science. Ph.D. (Animal and Food Sciences) and M.S. (Veterinary Science), University of Kentucky; B.S. (Animal Science), California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. 2017

I-Chun Lisa Chen, Assistant Professor of Business. Ph.D. (Management), University of Stirling; M.A. (Management and Organizational Learning), Lancaster University; B.A. (German), Tamkang University. 2018

Jeffrey W. Conley, Lecturer of Economics. M.S. (Economics), Florida State University; B.A. (Economics), University of Michigan-Flint. 2019

Elwanda M. Coston, Associate Professor of Mathematics. M.Ed. (Secondary Education), Georgia State University; B.S. (Mathematics), Hampton University. 2005

J. Heath Croft, Lecturer of English and Communication.  M.A. (English) and M.A. (Communication), Valdosta State University; B.A. (English Literature and Print Journalism), Georgia State University. 2016

Robin D. Crumley, Assistant Professor of Nursing. M.S. and B.S. (Nursing), Valdosta State University; A.S. (Nursing), Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2010

Adele W. Cunningham, Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D. and B.S. (Biology), The University of Alabama at Birmingham; B.A. (Art), Birmingham-Southern College. 2007

Ryan P. Currie, Assistant Professor of Management. Ph.D. (Managerial Sciences), Georgia State University; M.B.A. (Business Administration), Troy University; J.D. (Law), University of Georgia; B.A. (History and Economics), Emory University. 2017

Kennon S. Deal, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Ph.D. (Chemistry), Auburn University; B.S. (Chemistry), Georgia Southern University. 2015

Tamara R. Dennis, Professor of Nursing and BSN Program Coordinator. Ph.D. (Nursing), Georgia State University; M.S. and B.S. (Nursing), Valdosta State University; A.S. (Nursing), Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2002

Joseph S. Devaney, Associate Professor of Political Science. Ph.D. and M.A. (Politics) and J.D. (Law), The Catholic University of America; B.S. (Political Science), University of Scranton. 2016

Gary D. Dicks, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. M.Ed. (Mathematics Education), Albany State College; B.S. (Mathematics), Auburn University. 1997

Emily J. Dowd-Arrow, Associate Professor of English. Ph.D. and M.A. (English Literature), Florida State University; B.A. (English Literature), University of Florida. 2010

Deborah K. Drummonds, Assistant Professor of Nursing. M.S. (Nursing), Emory University; B.S. (Nursing), Jacksonville State University. 2007

Kingsley D. Dunkley, Professor of Biology. Ph.D. (Poultry Science), Texas A & M University; M.S. (Animal Science) and B.S. (Agriculture), Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical University. 2008

Christopher N. Earls, Biology Lab Instructor. M.S. (Biology), Georgia Southern University; B.S. (Agricultural Education), University of Georgia; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2018

Jaibun K. Earp, Professor of Nursing and Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Ph.D. (Higher Education Administration), Vanderbilt University; M.Ed. (Curriculum and Instruction in Nursing) and M.A. (Teaching Nursing), Columbia University; B.S. (Nursing), Yon Sei University, Seoul, Korea. 2018

Sara K. Eastwood, Assistant Professor of Band. D.M. (Music Performance), Florida State University; M.M. and B.M. (Clarinet Performance), University of Michigan. 2019

Renata L. Elad, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Dean, Stafford School of Business. Ph.D. and M.S. (Agricultural Economics), University of Georgia; B.S. (Agronomy), University of Jos, Nigeria. 1999

Diantha V. Ellis, Associate Professor of Business Administration. J.D. (Law), Mercer University; M.B.A. (Business Administration), Valdosta State University; B.B.A. (Accounting and Management), Georgia Southwestern State University; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2008

Joseph M. Falcone, Professor of Chemistry and Department Head, Science and Mathematics.  Ph.D. (Biophysics), University at Buffalo; B.A. (Physics), Manhattan College. 2016

Frank B. Flanders, Associate Professor of Agricultural Education. Ed.D. (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education), Ed.S. (Agricultural Education), M.S. (Agricultural Education) and B.S. (Agriculture), University of Georgia; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2017

Benjamin A. Gahagen, Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D. (Plant Biology), Ohio University; B.S. (Biology), James Madison University. 2017

James H. Galt-Brown, Professor of History. Ph.D. (History), Mississippi State University; M.A. (History), Murray State University; B.A. (History), University of South Carolina. 2003

Sandra L. Giles, Professor of English. Ph.D. (English), Florida State University; M.A. and B. A. (English), Valdosta State University; A.A., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 1997

Juan A. Gomez, Associate Professor of Physics and Math. Ph.D. and M.S. (Physics), University of Kansas; B.A. (Math/Physics), North Adams State College. 2010

Thomas A. Grant, Associate Professor of Journalism. Ph.D. (Journalism), University of Idaho; M.S. (Journalism), Columbia University; B.A. (English), Washington State University. 2012

Jan Gregus, Associate Professor of Mathematics. Ph.D. amd M.S. (Mathematics), University of Florida; B.S. (Physics), Comenius University in Bratislava. 2012

Cynthia L. Hall, Professor of English. Ph.D. (English), University of California, Riverside; M.A. (English), University of West Georgia; M.Ed., Emmanuel College; B.A. (English), Mount Saint Mary College; A.S., Dutchess Community College. 2008

Kip E. Hall, Assistant Professor of Forestry. M.S. (Forest Resources), Pennsylvania State University; B.S. (Biology), Marietta College. 1986

Nancy H. Hall, Instructor of Nursing and ASN Program Coordinator. M.S. (Nursing) and B.S. (RN-BSN), Thomas University; A.S.N., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College; LPN (Nursing), Moultrie Area Vocational Technical School. 2015

Jennifer Y. Harper, Professor of Biology. Ph.D. (Veterinary Medical Sciences), University of Florida; M.S. (Biology), Georgia Southern University; B.S. (Biology), University of Georgia; A.A., Bainbridge College. 2008

Mary M. Harper, Lecturer of English.  M.A. and B.A. (English Literature), Valdosta State University. 2016

Melissa S. Harrell, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. M.S. and B.S. (Criminal Justice), Albany State University. 2008

Wendy J. Harrison, Professor of English and Department Head, English and Communication. Ph.D. (Language and Literacy Education), University of Georgia; M.Ed. (Secondary Education/English), Georgia Southwestern State University; A.B.J. (Print Journalism), University of Georgia. 2002

Donna M. Hatcher, Professor of Art. M.F.A (Art), Cornell University; B.F.A. (Sculpture & Art History), University of Georgia. 2001

L. Todd Hicks, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering. M.S. (Ag Leadership), University of Georgia; B.S. (Mechanical Engineering Technology), Southern Polytechnic State University. 2010

Mary Ellen Hicks, Professor of Animal Science. D.V.M. (Veterinary Medicine) and B.S. (Pre-Vet), University of Georgia; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.1989

Philip W. Hightower, Sr. Lecturer of Biology. M.S. and B.S. (Biology), Valdosta State University. 2011

Tammy W. Hinson, Associate Professor of English. M.S.Ed. (English), Florida State University; M.A.Ed. (Psychology), Florida A&M University; B.S.Ed. (English), and A. A., Florida State University. 2007

Marvin E. Holtz, Professor of Biology. Ph.D. (Science Education), Florida State University; M.S. (Biology), Niagara University; B.A. (Biology), Lyon College. 2001

Bizhen Hu, Assistant Professor of Agronomy. Ph.D. and M.S. (Horticulture and Crop Science), Ohio State University; B.S. (Agronomy), China Agricultural University. 2016

Arielle L. Hunt, Anatomy & Physiology Lab Instructor. M.S. (Exercise Science), Florida State University; B.S. (Kinesiology), Arizona State University. 2019

Z. Jennifer Huang, Assistant Professor of Piano and Music Theory. D.M.A. (Music Performance), Stony Brook University; M.M. (Performance), The New School; B.M. (Performance), Oberlin College. 2018

Marcus E. Johnson, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Faculty Development. Ph.D. (Educational Theory and Practice), University of Georgia; M.A. (Philosophy), Georgia State University; B.S. (Psychology), University of Georgia. 2015

Bal K. Khatiwada, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Ph.D. (Chemistry), Oklahoma State University; M.S. and B.S. (Chemistry), Tribhuvan University. 2017

Shannon D. Kidombo, Assistant Professor of Forestry. Ph.D. (Renew Natural Resources), Louisiana StateUniversity and A & M College; M.S. (Urban Forestry), Southern University and A & M College, B.S. (Forestry), Moi University. 2019

W. Michael Kirkland, Professor of History and Humanities and Executive Director of ABAC at Bainbridge. Ph.D. (Humanities), Florida State University; M.A. (History), Valdosta State University; B.A. (History), University of Georgia; A.A., Bainbridge College. 2003

Mark J. Kistler, Professor of Agricultural Education and Dean, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Ph.D. (Agricultural Education), Texas A&M University; M.Agric. and B.S. (Animal Science), University of Florida. 2018   

Charlotte L. Klesman, Associate Professor of Communication. Ph.D. (Communication and Public Discourse), University of North Dakota; M.A. (Communica6ting Arts), University of Wisconsin-Superior; B.S.H.E. (Home Economics & Interior Design), University of Georgia. 2014

Janet L. Koposko, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Ph.D. and M.S. (Psychology), Oklahoma State University; B.A. (Psychology), California University of Pennsylvania. 2017

Andrea E. Krafft, Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication. Ph.D. (English), University of Florida; M.A. (English) and B.A. (English), University of South Carolina. 2018

Alan M. Kramer, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Assistant Dean of Students and Athletics Director. Ed.D. (Leadership), Valdosta State University; M.S.Ed. (Health, P.E., Recreation), Baylor University; B.S. (Exercise Science), Northeast Missouri State University. 1993

Betty S. LaFace, Professor of English. Ph.D. (English), M.A. (French), M.A. (English) and B.A. (Humanities), Florida State University. 2004

Vanessa R. Lane, Associate Professor of Wildlife. Ph.D. (Forest Resources), University of Georgia; M.S. (Animal and Range Sciences), Montana State University; B.S. (Natural Resources), Cornell University. 2014​

Eric C. Larson, Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology. Ph.D. (Rural Sociology), The Pennsylvania State University; M.S. (Sociology), Utah State University; B.S. (Sociology), Southern Utah University. 2019

John M. Layton, Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Management. M.S. (Turfgrass Science) and B.S. (Chemistry), Mississippi State University. 2010

Carol L. Leggett, Professor of Biology. Ph.D. (Micro/Genetics) and M.S. (Biological Sciences), Florida State University; B.S. (Biology), Valdosta State University. 2007

Rhonda W. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Nursing and ASN Program Coordinator. M.S. and B.S. (Nursing), Valdosta State University; A.S. (Nursing), Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2010

Joanne S. Littlefield, Associate Professor of Agricultural Communication. Ph.D. (Public Communication and Technology), Colorado State University; M.A. (Mass Communication), Arizona State University; B.S. (Radio-Television), Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 2018

Carlos J. Lopes, Assistant Professor of Economics.  Ph.D. and M.S. (Economics), University of Kentucky; B.B.A. (Economics), Marshall University. 2018

Patricia B. Loveday, Lecturer of Nursing. M.S. (Nursing) and B.S. (Nursing - RN to BSN), Chamberlain University; A.S. and A.H.Sc., Trident Technical College. 2019

George A. Lowerts, Associate Professor of Forestry. Ph.D. (Forestry) and M.S. (Forest Genetics and Plant Pathology), North Carolina State University; B.S. (Natural Resource Management), Rutgers University. 2013

Audrey S. Luke-Morgan, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.. D.P.A. (Public Administration & Policy), Valdosta State University; M.S. (Ag Economics) and B.B.A. (Accounting), University of Georgia; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2012

Franzelle J. Mathis-Pertilla, Assistant Professor of Business. Ph.D. (Management), Walden University; M.B.A. (Finance and International Business), Mercer University; B.A. (Mass Communications), Clark Atlanta University. 2013

Richard A. Matthews, Assistant Professor of Biology. M.S. (Biology), Georgia College & State University; B.S. (Biology), Augusta State University. 2012

Michael J. W. Maw, Assistant Professor of Agronomy. Ph.D. and M.S. (Plant, Insect & Microbial Sciences), University of Missouri; B.S. (Water & Soil Resources and Agricultural Communication), University of Georgia; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2017

James N. McCrimmon, Professor of Environmental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management. Ph.D. (Agronomy), University of Georgia; M.S. (Botany), North Carolina State University; B.S. (Biology), Gardner-Webb University. 2007

Sallie K. McHugh, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education. Ph.D. (Career & Technical Education) and Ed.S. (Agriscience), Auburn University; M.S. (Agricultural Leadership) and B.S. (Agriculture), University of Georgia; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2017

Andrew F. McIntosh, Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D. (Medical Sciences), University of Hull; M.S. (Cell & Molecular Systems Biology), University of Aberdeen; B.S. (Anatomy & Human Biology), University of Liverpool. 2017

Alex J. McLemore, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering. Ph.D. (Biosystems Engineering), Oklahoma State University; M.S. and B.S. (Biosystems Engineering), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2017

Sheila R. McLendon, Associate Professor of Mathematics. M.S. (Higher Education), Walden University; B.S. (Secondary Education-Math), Troy State University; A.A., Bainbridge College. 2005

Barry B. Miburo, Professor of Chemistry. Ph.D. (Chemistry), Clemson University; M.S. (Chemistry) University of Kinshasa, Zaire. 2003

Allison L. Miller, Lecturer of Animal Science. M.S. (Animal & Dairy Science), University of Georgia; B.S. (Animal Science), Berry College. 2016

Randy F. Minton, Lecturer in Business. M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University; B.A. (Accounting), Saint Francis College. 2019

William F. Moore, Professor of Wildlife and Forestry and Department Head, Forest Resources. Ph.D. (Forest Resources), Clemson University; M.S. and B.S. (Forest Resources), University of Georgia; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2002

Kathleen J. Moreno, Assistant Professor of Accounting. M.A. and B.B.A. (Accounting), Valdosta State University; B.H.S. (Nutrition), University of Florida; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2002

Jennifer N. Morrell, Lecturer of Nursing. M.S. and B.S. (Nursing), Thomas University. 2019

S. Alan Moss, Assistant Professor of Forest Resources. Ph.D. (Forest Resource Science), West Virginia University; M.B.A. (Business Administration), Georgia College & State University; M.S. (Forestry and Forest Products), Virginia Tech; B.S. (Forestry), University of Kentucky. 2015

Farish A. Mulkey, Jr., Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education. Ph.D. (Agricultural Education), Texas A & M University; M.Ed. and B.S. (Agricultural Education), University of Georgia. 2019

David J. Nelson, Professor of History. Ph.D. and M.A. (History), Florida State University; B.A. (History), University of North Florida; A.A., Florida Community College of Jacksonville. 2008

Jeffrey L. Newberry, Professor of English. Ph.D. (English), University of Georgia; M.A. and B.A. (English), University of West Florida. 2002

Sherri M. Newberry, Assistant Professor of English and Reading. M.Ed. and B.S. (English Education), Albany State College. 2012

Justin P. Ng, Associate Professor of Agronomy. Ph.D. (Soil Science), Texas A & M University; M.S. (Earth and Environmental Science), University of Texas, San Antonio; B.S. (Biology & Environmental Studies), Trinity University. 2013

Joseph G. Njoroge, Professor of Political Science and Department Head, History & Political Science. Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Tennessee; M.A. (Political Science), Eastern Kentucky; B.A. (Political Sciences and Economics), University of Tennessee. 2000

Lucia Y. Ona, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics), M.S. (Economics) and M.A. (Diplomacy and International Commerce), University of Kentucky; B.A. (Economics), Catholic University of Ecuador.  2016

Buddhi R. Pantha, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics), University of Tennessee; M.S. (Mathematics), Western Illinois University; M.A. and B.Ed. (Mathematics), Tribhuvan University.  2016

Melanie A. Partlow, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. M.S. (Mathematics), University of West Florida; B.S. (Mathematics), Radford College. 1998

Jeannie T. Paulk, Assistant Professor of Nursing. M.S.N. (Nursing), Valdosta State University; B.S.N. (Nursing), Georgia Southwestern University; A.S.N. (Nursing), Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2010

Lori S. Pearman, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. M.Ed. (Mathematics Education) and B.S. (Mathematics), University of Georgia; A.S, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 1999

Von G. Peavy, Lecturer of Agricultural Engineering. Ed.S., M.Ed. (Agricultural Education) and B.S.A. (General Agriculture),University of Georgia; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2018  

Keith E. Perry, Associate Professor of Communication. M.A. (Communications) and B.A. (Interpersonal Communications), University of Central Florida. 2003

Scott D. Phillips, Assistant Professor of Jazz Music and Music Theory. Ph.D.  and M.M. (Woodwind Performance - Saxophone), Florida State University; B.M.Ed. (Instrumental) and B.M. (Instrumental Performance - Saxophone), Northern Arizona University. 2018

Sergio T. Pichardo, Assistant Professor of Agronomy.  Ph.D. (Life Sciences), Mississippi State University; M.S. (Plant Pathology and Mycology), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; B.S. (Agriculture), National Agrarian University. 2018

Erin D. Porter, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering. Ph.D. (Biosystems Engineering) and M.S. (Biosystems Engineering), Oklahoma State University; B.S. (Biosystems Engineering), Clemson University. 2015

Rachael A. Price, Assistant Professor of English. Ph.D. (English), University of Arkansas; M.A. (English), SUNY New Paltz; B.A. (English), SUNY Geneseo. 2016

J. Russell Pryor, Associate Professor of History. Ph.D. and M.A. (History), Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. (History), Columbus State University. 2013

Rajanikanth Rajendran, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Ph.D. (Mathematics), University of North Texas; B.S. (Mathematics), University of Peradeniya. 2019

Brian A. Ray, Professor of English and Theatre. Ph.D. (English), Middle Tennessee State University; M.A. (English), University of South Dakota; B.A. (Theatre), Yankton College. 2005

W. Randy Reagan, Assistant Professor of Management. Ph.D. (Business Administration), Nova Southeastern University; M.B.A. (Business Administration), Averett University; B.A. (Sociology), University of North Carolina. 2016

Jennifer C. Reid, Lecturer of Business. M.B.A. (Business), University of Rochester; B.A. (Psychology & Social Science-Interdisciplinary), University at Buffalo. 2018

David J. Rhode, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Ph.D. (Biochemistry), University of Tennessee; B.S. (Biology and Chemistry), Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. 2017

Jewrell Rivers Jr., Professor of Sociology. Ph.D. (Family Relations), Florida State University; M.S. (Sociology) and B.S. (Psychology), Valdosta State University. 2001

Sarah K. Roberts, Lecturer of Nursing. M.S. and B.S. (Nursing), University of Alabama at Birmingham. 2019

Susan K. Roe, Professor of Voice and Department Head, Fine Arts. D.M.A. (Voice Performance), University of South Carolina; M.C.M. (Vocal Pedagogy), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.M. (Music Education-Voice Performance), Converse College. 2003

Jeffrey A. Ross, Associate Professor of Nursing. Ed.D. (Nursing Education), University of West Georgia; M.S.N. and B.S. (Nursing), Albany State University; A.S. (Nursing), Darton College. 2005

David A. Sarrette, Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education. M.Ed. (Health & Physical Education), Georgia State University; B.S. (Health & Physical Education), University of Massachusetts. 2004

Hans E. Schmeisser, Associate Professor of Political Science. Ph.D. (Political Science) and M.A. (Political Science) University of Florida; B.A. (Political Science), Mercer University. 2009

Jason A. Scott, Associate Professor of Wildlife. Ph.D. (Wildlife Management) and M.S. (Forest Resources), University of Georgia; B.S. (Wildlife Resources), University of Idaho. 2011

Shawn A. Seat, Assistant Professor of Physics. M.S.Ed. (Educational Leadership) and B.S. (Chemistry), Valdosta State University. 2007

Darby T. Sewell, Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Engaged Learning. Ph.D. (Family and Consumer Sciences Education), Iowa State University; M.Ed. and B.S. (Family and Consumer Sciences Education), University of Georgia; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2002

Abul K. Sheikh, Professor of Business and Information Technology. Ed.D. (Leadership) and Ed.S. (Instructional Technology), Valdosta State University; M.S. (Computer Science), North Dakota State University; B.S. (Agricultural Engineering), Bangladesh Agricultural University. 1990

Frederick Shorter, Associate Professor of English.  M.Ed. (Instructional Technology), American Intercontinental University; B.S. (English), Troy State University; A.S., Darton College. 2006

Ray L. Smith, Professor of Agronomy and Department Head, Agriculture. Ph.D. and M.S. (Agronomy), University of Georgia; B.S. (Agronomy), Pennsylvania State University. 2011

Suzanne W. Smith, Lecturer of Psychology and Sociology.  M.Ed. (Guidance and Counseling) and B.A. (Psychology), Valdosta State University; A.A., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  2016

Yvonne C. Smith, Assistant Professor of Nursing. M.S.N. and B.S.N. (Nursing), Thomas University; A.S.N. (Nursing), Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2013

Daniel S. Sollenberger, Lecturer of Forest Resources. M.S. (Biology), Western Carolina University; B.S. (Forest Resources), University of Georgia; A.A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2013

W. Troy Spicer, Jr. Associate Professor of Nursing and Director, Health Center. M.S. (Nursing and FNP-BC), Georgia State University; B.S.N. (Nursing), Medical College of Georgia; B.S. (Biology), University of Georgia; A.S.N. (Nursing), Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 2003

Monica A. Springer, Lecturer of Nursing.  M.S. and B.S. (Nursing), Nova Southeastern University; A.S. (Nursing), Pasco-Hernando Community College. 2019

Crosby T. Steen, Lecturer of Nursing. M.S. (Nursing), B.S. and A.A. (Healthcare Administration), University of Phoenix; A.S.N. (Nursing), Bainbridge State College. 2019

M. Elizabeth Thornton, Assistant Professor of Biology. M.Ed. (Science Education) and B.S. (Zoology), University of Georgia; A.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 1995

Hope B. Toole, Associate Professor of Mathematics. M.Ed. (Middle Grades Mathematics), Georgia Southwestern State University; B.S. (Mathematics Education), Kennesaw State University. 2002

Amanda L. Urquhart, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. M.S. (Mathematics), Colorado State University; B.S. (Mathematics & Anthropology), Mercer University. 2009

Jess A. Usher, Assistant Professor of History. Ph.D. and M.A. (History), University of North Carolina, Greensboro; B.A. (History), Winston-Salem State University. 2015

John P. Vanzo, Professor of Political Science and Geography. Ph.D. and M.S. (Political Science), M.S. (Public Administration), and B.S. (Government), Florida State University. 2001

Marina L. Von Hirsch, Professor of English and Humanities. Ph.D. (Humanities) and M.A. (English), Florida State University; B.A. (English), Maurice Thorez Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages. 2005

Ryan E. Voris, Assistant Professor of Political Science. Ph.D. (American Political Behavior/Comparative Politics), University of Kentucky; M.A. (American Politics/Comparative Politics), Ball State University; B.A. (History and Political Science), Cedarville University. 2016

Amy W. Warren, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Assessment. M.S. (Early Childhood Education) and B.S. (Early Childhood Education), Florida State University. 2007

Joseph P. Weakland, Lecturer of English. Ph.D. (English), University of Florida; M.A. and B.A. (English), Florida Gulf Coast University. 2019

Jay B. Webb, Instructor of English and Humanities. M. A. (Humanities), Florida State University; B. A. (English), Weber State University. 2016

Kaci L. West, Lecturer of English. M.A. and B.A. (English), Valdosta State University. 2013

Hannah W. Whitaker, Lecturer of Nursing. M.S. (Nursing), Walden University; B.S. (Nursing), Georgia Southern University. 2019

Dale R. White, Lecturer of Physical Education and Head Tennis Coach. M.A. (Kinesiology), Georgia Southern University; B.A. (Psychology), Armstrong Atlantic University. 2015

Elizabeth D. Worley, Assistant Professor of History. Ph.D. (History), Florida State University; M.A. (American History) and B.A. (History), University of Florida. 2016

Brian A. Yost, Associate Professor of English. Ph.D. (English), Texas A & M University; M.Ed. (English Education), M.A. (English), and B.B.A. (Management), Texas Tech University. 2014

Eun-Kyung You, Professor of Mathematics. Ph.D. (Mathematics), Indiana University Bloomington; B.S. (Mathematics), Seoul Women’s University, South Korea. 2010

Yu Zhang, Professor of Computer Science. Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Northeastern University; M.S. (Computer Science), Georgia Southwestern State University. 2002

Faculty Emeriti

Dr. Lew Akin Professor Emeritus of Humanities
Dr. Ray Barber Professor Emeritus of Biology
Dr. Leon Benefield Professor Emeritus of Biology
Dr. Earl M. Bennett Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Dr. Rodney W. Brown Professor Emeritus of Forest Resources
Mr. Dennis O. Bush, Jr. Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Science
Mr. Ed Byers Assistant Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice
Mr. Thomas B. Call Associate Professor Emeritus of Agronomy
Mr. Michael D. Chason Director Emeritus of Public Relations
Mr. Don Coates Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
Mr. Wayne Cooper Professor & Division Chair Emeritus of Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Mr. Michael Curry Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Mr. David Cowart Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Dr. Jerry B. Davis Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Engineering
Dr. Homer A. Day Director Emeritus of College Administration
Dr. Joseph J. Day, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Ms. Rosalyn Ray Donaldson Associate Professor Emerita of English
Ms. Jeanie Doss Assistant Professor Emerita of Family & Consumer Sciences
Dr. Gaye E. Elder Professor Emerita of English
Mr. George Evans Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
Mr. John Dell Evans Associate Professor Emeritus of Spanish
Dr. Ronald Faircloth Professor Emeritus of Social Science
Dr. Jeff Gibbs Professor Emeritus of Economics
Dr. Eddie Griggs Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Mr. James H. Griner Associate Professor Emeritus of Physical Science
Dr. Sue Hammons Professor Emerita of Sociology
Dr. Harold P. Henderson Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Mr. Norman “Red” Hill Associate Professor Emeritus of Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Dr. Ronald Jones Professor & Division Chair Emeritus of Ag/Forest Resources
Dr. Vincent Keesee Professor Emeritus of Humanities
Dr. Harold J. Loyd President Emeritus
Dr. Larry McGruder Professor Emeritus of History
Mr. Melvin Merrill President Emeritus, ABAC Foundation
Ms. Marolyn Mixon Associate Professor Emerita of Social Science
Mr. Thomas K. Moody Assistant Professor Emeritus of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Ms. Leona R. Mott Assistant Professor Emerita of Reading
Mr. Richard L. Payne Associate Professor Emeritus of Wildlife
Dr. Earl S. Parker Professor Emeritus of Biology
Dr. George Powell Professor Emeritus of Biology
Dr. Charlotte Pfeiffer Professor Emerita of English
Ms. Alice “Kitty” Ray Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing
Dr. Gary L. Roberts Professor Emeritus of History
Ms. Elizabeth M. Saxon Assistant Professor Emerita of Mathematics
Dr. Eddie Seagle Professor Emeritus of Agriculture and Environmental Horticulture
Ms. Nancy M. Scott Assistant Professor Emerita of Business Administration
Dr. Herbert Shippey Professor Emeritus of English
Mr. Lester T. Simpson Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
Ms. Helen Strickland Associate Professor Emerita of Journalism/Humanities
Ms. Joann Sumner Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing
Dr. Frank H. Thomas Academic Dean and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Dr. Douglas D. Waid Professor Emeritus of Wildlife and Forestry
Dr. E. Kay Weeks Professor Emerita of Speech/English
Dr. William Wheeler Professor & Division Chair Emeritus of Developmental Studies
Dr. Virginia Widstrom Professor Emerita of Chemistry
Ms. Ellen Vickers Assistant Professor Emerita of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Ms. Andrea Willis Associate Professor Emerita of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Presidents

W. W. Driskell, Second District A & M School 1908-09
W. G. Acree, Second District A & M School 1909-10
S. L. Lewis, Second District A & M School 1910-12
J. E. Hart, Second District A & M School 1912-14
S. L. Lewis, Second District A & M School 1914-25
S. L. Lewis, South Georgia A and M College 1925-29
F. G. Branch, Georgia State College for Men 1929-33
J. G. Woodroof, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 1933-34
George H. King, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 1934-47
George P. Donaldson, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 1947-61
J. Wilson Comer, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 1961-63
J. Clyde Driggers, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 1964-75
Stanley R. Anderson, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 1975-85
Wayne C. Curtis, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 1986-88
Harold J. Loyd, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 1989-99
Michael F. Vollmer, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 2001-04
David C. Bridges, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 2006-Present