Fall 2014 Faculty Members

 

College of Education

 

Kelly Brooksher

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Richmond Hill, Georgia
Degrees:

  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Samford University
  • Ed.S. Educational Leadership, Lincoln Memorial University
  • M.Ed. Special Education, Clemson University
  • B.A. Elementary Education, Clemson University

Areas of Specialization: Special Education and Leadership

Nedra L. Cossa

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Early Childhood Education and Literacy, George Mason University
  • M.Ed. Reading, Lynchburg College
  • B.S. Liberal Studies, Longwood University

Areas of Specialization: Early Childhood and Development, Literacy, Preservice and Inservice Teacher

Michael Sergi

Lecturer
Degrees:

  • M.S. Sports Medicine, Armstrong State University
  • B.S. Sociology, Georgia Southern University

Areas of Specialization: Coaching, Strength and Condtioning, Physical Education, Fitness, Athletics, Distance Running

Barbara A. Serianni

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Exceptional Education, University of Central Florida
  • M.A.T. Exceptional Education,  University of Central Florida

Areas of Specialization: Exceptional Education, Student Engagement, Online Learning

Jana Underwood

Lecturer
Hometown: Vidalia, Georgia
Degrees:

  • Ed.D. Education Administration, Georgia Southern University
  • Ed.S. Mathematics Education, Georgia Southern College
  • M.Ed. Mathematics Education, Georgia Southern College
  • B.S. Mathematics with an Emphasis in Computer Science, Georgia Southern College

Areas of Specialization: Mathematics, School Improvement, Instructional Technology, Educational Leadership, Effective Teaching Practices, Student Teacher Preparation

Rebecca Wells

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Degrees:

  • Ed.D. Curriculum Studies, Georgia Southern University
  • M.S. Biology, Georgia Southern University
  • B.S. Biology, Armstrong Atlantic State Univeristy

Areas of Specialization: Curriculum Theory, Science Education, Inquiry-Based Learning

McKenzie Williams

Lecturer
Hometown: Pembroke, Georgia
Degrees:

  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • B.S. Health and Physical Education, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Areas of Specialization: Physical Education, Aquatics, Golf, Yoga, Lifetime Fitness, Health Standard Implementation, Academic Performace from Physical Activity

 

College of Health Professions

 

Lesley Clack

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Cordele, Georgia
Degrees:

  • Sc.D. Health Systems Management, Tulane University
  • M.S. Counseling Psychology, University of West Alabama
  • B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Georgia

Areas of Specialization: Healthcare Management, Access & Quality of Healthcare Services, Social & Behavioral Health, Child & Adolescent Health, Psychosocial Aspects of Health

Frank A. Glenn

Instructor
Hometown: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Allied Health Sciences, University of Oklahoma
    M.S. Sports Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma
    B.S. Physical Therapy, Medical College of Virginia
    B.S. Athletic Training, University of Southern Mississippi

Areas of Specialization: Anatomy, Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Daniel Lorence

Associate Professor
Degrees:

  • J.D. John Marshall Law School
  • Ph.D. Eastern University
  • M.Ed. Eastern Illinois University
  • M.S. Eastern Illinois University
  • B.S. Pennsylvania University

 

Dennis Barber III

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Williamston, North Carolina
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Economics, University of New Mexico
    M.A. Economics, University of New Mexico
    B.S. Business Administration, East Carolina University

Areas of Specialization: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Behavioral Economics, Management

TimMarie Williams

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Applied Gerontology, University of North Texas
  • M.C.G. Clinical Gerontology, Baylor University
  • B.A. Spanish, St. Edwards University

Areas of Specialization: Public and Social Policy Issues in Aging, Disparities among the Aging and Minority Populations, Age Friendly Communities, Aging and Mental Health, Geriatric and Minority Community Health Behaviors, Alcohol and Substance Use and Abuse among the Elderly, The role of E-health in managing Chronic Health Conditions and Patient-provider Relationship

Haley Worst

Instructor
Hometown: Cordele, Georgia
Degrees:

  • D.P.T. Northeastern University
  • M.S. Physical Therapy, North Georgia College & State University
  • B.S.  Biology, North Georgia College & State University

Areas of Specialization: Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

 

College of Liberal Arts

 

William Belford

Lecturer
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Creative Writing-Fiction, Florida State University
  • M.F.A. Creative Writing-Fiction, University of Alabama
  • B.A. Sewanee, The University of the South

Areas of Specialization: Creative Writing, British and American Literature, Composition

Renee L. Berry

Instructor
Hometown: Elmira, New York
Degrees:

  • Graduate Certificate, Mark Twain Studies, Elmira College
  • M.A. Binghamton University
  • BA Elmira College

Areas of Specialization: Composition, Developmental Composition and Reading, Children's and Young Adult Literature, Fantasy and Science Fiction

Maxine Bryant 

Instructor
Hometown:
 Indianapolis, Indiana
Degrees: 

  • Ph.D. Criminal Justice and Corrections, Walden Univeristy
  • M.A. Criminal Justice Administration, Saginaw Valley State University
  • B.S. Criminal Justice and Corrections, Ball State University 

Areas of Specialization: 
Corrections, Offender Re-Entry

Christopher Cartright

Instructor
Hometown:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Degrees:

  • M.F.A. Creative Writing, Florida State University
    B.F.A. English, Florida State University
    B.A. French, Florida State University

Areas of Specialization: Rhetoric and Composition

John Hom

Assistant Professor
Hometown:
New York, New York
Degrees:

  • J.Ph.D. Art Education, The Ohio State University
  • M.F.A. The Ohio State University
  • M.A. Elementary Education, New York University
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Nyack College

Areas of Specialization: Action Reserach, Community-Based Art Education

Kevin Williams Jennings

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Texas State University
    M.S. Criminal Justice, Texas State University
    B.S. Criminal Justice, Texas State University
    B.A. Anthropology, Texas State University

Areas of Specialization: Cyber Crime, Historical Criminal Justice, and Comparative Criminal Justice.

Mia Merlin

Lecturer
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Degrees:

  • M.F.A. Drawing and Painting, Georgia State University
  • B.A. Psychology and Comparative Religion, Hampshire College

Areas of Specialization: Representational Figurative Oil Painting

Laura Seifert

Instructor
Hometown: Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Degrees:

  • M.A. Anthropology, East Carolina University
  • B.A. Anthropology, Syracuse University

Areas of Specialization: Historical and Public Archaeology

Carry Smith

Instructor
Hometown: Dunlap, Tennessee
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, Clark Atlantic University
  • M.S. Urban Studies & Planning, Savannah State University
  • B.A. Political Science – pre-law concentration, Middle Tennessee State University
  • A.S. General Studies, Chattanooga State Technical Community College

Areas of Specialization: Urban Planning, American Politics, Urban Politics, Southern Politics, Applied & Survey Research Methods

Nancy Tille-Victorica

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Aigle, Switzerland
Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Hispanic Literature, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A. Spanish, Lehman College (CUNY)
  • Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. Hispanic Language and Culture, New College of Florida

Areas of Specialization: 20th and 21st Century Latin American Literature and Culture, Contemporary Latin American and U.S. Latina Women Writers, Gender Studies and Feminist Approaches to Literature

Benjamin Warsaw

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Musical Arts, Boston University
  • M.A. Music, Eastman School of Music
  • B.A. Music, Eastman School of Music

Areas of Specialization: Piano

Maliece S. Whatley

Instructor
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Degrees:

  • M.Acc. Accounting, University of Georgia
  • B.B.A. Accounting, University of Georgia

Areas of Specialization: Financial and Managerial Accounting

Jennifer Wyse

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Degrees:

  • M.S. Sociology and Africana Studies, Virginia Tech
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University

Areas of Specialization: Race, Gender, and Class; Social Inequality; Africana Studies; Sociology of Knowledge; Race and Ethnicity; Race and Social Policy

Elissa M. Zellinger

Lecturer
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Degrees:

  • Ph. D. English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • M.A. English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • B.A. English, Barnard College

Areas of Specialization: American Literature, Poetry, Composition

College of Science and Technology

 

Jack Boylston

Instructor
Hometown: Tybee Island, Georgia
Degrees:

  • M.Ed. Mathematics, University of South Carolina
  • B.A. Mathematics, Newberry College

Areas of Specialization: Mathematics

Nicole Davis

Instructor
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, Wake Forest University
  • B.S. Biochemistry, Florida State University

Areas of Specialization: Biochemistry, Structural Biology

J. Marshal Eames

Instructor
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Illinois
  • M.S. Marine Science, University of South Carolina
  • B.S. Biology, The Ohio State University

Areas of Specialization: Ecological Engineering, Ecosystem Restoration, Phosphorus Dynamics in Wetlands, Sustainable Systems and Urban Ecology

Marshall L. Green

Instructor
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Degrees:

  • M.S. Experimental Psychology, Georgia Southern University
  • B.S. Psychology, Armstrong State University

Areas of Specialization:
Human Learning and Cognition, Attention and Memory Processes, Statistics, Research Methods

Michele Guidone

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Branford, Connecticut
Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island
  • M.S., Biology, Southern Connecticut State University
  • B.S., Biology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut

Areas of Specialization: Ecology, Marine Biology, Phycology

Duc V. Huynh

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Mathematics University of Florida

Areas of Specialization: Extensions of Local Function Fields

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Ho Phi Huynh

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. University of California, Riverside
  • M.A. University of California, Riverside
  • B.S. University of Arizona

Areas of Specialization: Social and Health Psychology: Interpersonal Dynamics, Leadership, Motivation, Adherence

Robert Mans

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies – Integrative Biology, University of Florida

Areas of Specialization:
Counseling Theory, Crisis Response

Natalie Romano

Instructor
Hometown:
Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
Degrees: 

  • Ph.D. The University of Akron
  • B.S. Pennsylvania State University: Erie

Areas of Specialization: Physical Chemistry

Brian Rooney

Lecturer
Hometown:
Duleek, Meath, Ireland
Degrees: 

  • Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas
  • BA. Zoology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Areas of Specialization: Neuroscience, Anatomy and Physiology, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury