Associate Professors

Andrew Blanchard, associate professor of art
BA, University of Southern Mississippi; MFA, The University of Mississippi. (2005, 2010)

Ansley H. Boggs, associate professor of special education, director of special education
BA,
Converse College; MEd, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; EdD, University of South Carolina. (1980,1993)

Laura Feitzinger Brown, associate professor of English, director of arts & humanities, Nisbet honors program
BA,
Williams College; MA, University of Virginia; PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. (1997, 2003)

William C. Case, associate professor of chemistry, director of sciences and education, Nisbet honors program
AB, BS, PhD, Duke University. (2015, 2019)

David W. Cheser, associate professor of education, director of early childhood education, and director of CAEP
BS, Campbellsville College; MA, Georgetown College; EdS, Eastern Kentucky University; PhD, George Peabody College. (1979, 1985)

Amy E. Cox, associate professor of marketing
BA, Duke University; M.BA, University of Michigan; PhD, University of Minnesota. (2006, 2011)

Sherry E. Fohr, associate professor of religion
BA, Ithaca College; MA, PhD, University of Virginia. (2005, 2009)

Susanne Gunter, associate professor of art education
BA, Limestone; MA, EdD, University of South Carolina (2010, 2013, 2019)

Emily Harbin, associate professor of English and director of the writing center
BA, Converse College; MA, PhD, Vanderbilt University. (2014, 2019)

Boone J. Hopkins, associate provost for student success,
Dean of the School of the Arts, associate professor of theatre

AA, Gainesville State College: BA, Brenau University; MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University; PhD, University of Kansas. (2012, 2016)

Chandra Owenby Hopkins, associate professor of theatre
BA, Brenau University; MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University; PhD, University of Kansas. (2013, 2019)

Douglas Jensen, associate professor of biology
BS, University of Michigan; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (1999, 2014)

Catherine Jones, associate professor of French and director of women’s studies
BA, University of North Carolina at Asheville; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (1988, 1995)

Julie Jones, associate professor of education, director of student teaching
BA, Converse College; MA, University of South Carolina; PhD, Clemson University. (2014)

Kelly Kennedy, associate professor in marriage and family therapy
BA, Clemson University; MA, University of Georgia Athens; PhD, University of Georgia. (2012, 2018)

Janet R. LeFrancois, associate professor of psychology
BA, Converse College; MA, PhD, West Virginia University. (1985, 1991)

Marie Louise LePage, associate professor of psychology
BA, The University of Mary Washington; MA, PhD, Kent State University. (2012, 2018)

Susan Lynn Lyle, associate professor of voice
BA, Kalamazoo College; MM, Peabody Conservatory of Music; DMA, University of Oregon. (1996, 2004)

Kelly Harrison Maguire, associate professor of education, director elementary education and student teaching
BA, MEd, Converse College; PhD, Clemson University. (2000, 2006)

Valerie K. MacPhail, associate professor of voice
BA, College of William and Mary; MM, Florida State University; additional graduate study, University of Illinois; DMA, University of South Carolina. (1994, 2000, 2019)

Margaret S. Moore, associate professor of physical education
AB Queens College; MEd, University of Georgia. (1973, 1991)

Richard Mulkey, associate professor of English, director of creative writing and MFA programs
BA, Bluefield College; MS, Radford University; MFA, Wichita State University. (1995, 2000)

Melissa Owens, associate professor of theatre
AAS, Seattle Central Community College; BA, Moyne College; MA, Miami University; MFA, Kent State University. (2012, 2018)

Jeffrey J. Poelvoorde, associate professor of politics
BA, MA, Northern Illinois University; PhD, University of Virginia. (1986,1992)

Anita R. Rose, associate professor of English
BA, Concord College; MEd, North Carolina State University; MA, Western Carolina University; PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. (2001, 2006)

Carol L. Shultis, associate professor of music therapy
BS, Lebanon Valley College; MEd, Pennsylvania State University; PhD, Temple University. (2012, 2018)

Sharon M. Smith Strickland, associate professor of chemistry
BA, Francis Marion University; MS, PhD, University of South Carolina. (2006, 2016)

Susan C. Tekulve, associate professor of English
BA, Miami University; MFA, Wichita State University. (1999, 2005)

Christopher M. Vaneman, associate professor of flute and musicology
BM, Eastman School of Music; MM, MMA, DMA, Yale University School of Music. (2001, 2009)

Madelyn V. Young, Anne Morrison Chapman Distinguished Professor of International Study,
associate professor of economics

AB, Indiana University; MA, University of Notre Dame; PhD, Georgia State University. (1991,1996)

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

Nicole De Armendi, assistant professor of art history
MA, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University. (2017)

Joseph S. Barrera, visiting assistant professor of mathematics
BS, Ball State University; MS, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (2017)

Mahdokht Behravan, assistant professor of physics
BS, PhD, Michigan State University. (2017)

Peter H. Brown, assistant professor of computer science
BA, Williams College; MS, PhD, University of North Carolina. (2003)

Doug P. Bush, assistant professor of Spanish
BA, Dalhousie University; MA, University of Western Ontario; PhD, The Ohio State University. (2017)

Mary E. Carlisle, assistant professor of art
BFA, Converse College; MS, Drexel University: MFA, Lesley University. (2017)

Reed Chewning, assistant professor of education
BA, Wofford College, MEd Converse College; PhD, Clemson University. (2015)

Angela Esco Elder, assistant professor of history BA, MA, PhD, University of Georgia. (2017)

Gabriel Ford, assistant professor of English
BA, University of Alabama; M.Phil, Trinity College of Dublin; MA, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University. (2017)

Lee Givens, Jr., assistant professor of education
BS, The Citadel; MEd, Furman; EdS, PhD, University of South Carolina. (2016)

Meirav Goldhour-Shvorin, assistant professor of art
MFA The Savannah College of Art and Design; MFA University of Georgia. (2018)

Jennifer Hawk, assistant professor of chemistry
BS, Hillsdale College; PhD, Duke University. (2016)

Molly Inclan, assistant professor of accounting
BS, Presbyterian College; MA, University of Georgia. (2017)

Susana M. Lalama, assistant professor of music
BMus, MA, PhD, University of Miami. (2014)

Courtney LeBauer, assistant professor of violin
BMus, Rice University; MMus, University of Michigan; DMA Cleveland Institute of Music (2019).

Margaret Lee, assistant professor of education
BA, North Carolina State University; MEd, Converse College; EdD, Gardner-Webb University. (2017)

Stefania Licata, assistant professor of Spanish
BA, MA, Universitá degli Studi di Palermo; MA, PhD, Stony Brook University. (2017)

Amanda Mangum, assistant professor of mathematics
BS, Centre College; MS, PhD, North Carolina State University. (2019)

Shannon Martin, assistant professor of psychology
BA, University of St. Thomas; MA, Minnesota State University; PhD, Central Michigan University. (2016)

Margaret E. Park, assistant professor of education
BA, Hood College; MA, PhD, Northcentral University. (2014)

Shaquinta Richardson, assistant professor in marriage and family studies and clinical director
BS
, Claflin University, MMFT, Converse College; PhD, University of Georgia (2018)

Danielle S. Robertson, assistant professor of education
BA, Limestone College; MA, Gardner Webb University; EdS, Converse College; PhD, Gardner-Webb University. (2016)

Erin Sanders, assistant professor of interior design, program coordinator
BS, MS, University of Alabama (2019)

Jennifer L. Shields, assistant professor of accounting, economics, and business
BS,
MS Appalachian State University. (2016)

M. Evan Thomas, assistant professor of marriage and family
BS, University of Georgia; MS Purdue University; ABD/PhD, Virginia Tech University (2019)

Jena Thomas, assistant professor of art
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design; MFA, University of Miami. (2016)

Meg Hanna Tominaga, assistant professor of theatre
BA, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; MFA University of Hawaii- Manoa. (2015)

Christopher Allen Varnon, assistant, professor of psychology
BS, Jacksonville State University; MS, University of North Texas; MS, PhD, Oklahoma State University. (2017)

Jessica Williams, assistant professor of mathematics
BA, Transylvania University; MS, PhD, University of Iowa. (2015)

Laura Zeisler, assistant professor of art therapy
BFA, University of Colorado; MSW, Portland State University; MA, The Art Institute of Chicago. (2018)

INSTRUCTORS

Andrea Ezell Elliott, instructor of art education
BA, Converse College, MA, Winthrop University. (2013)

Lauren Rogers Hopkins, instructor of dance
BFA, Elon University (2019)

Michael Massengale, instructor of art
AA, Anderson College; BS, Appalachian State University; MFA, University of Hartford. (2018)

Seal Nisbet Wilson, instructor of education
BS, Winthrop University; Ma, Furman University; PhD, University of Southern University. (2018)

PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIANS

Wendi W. Arms, music librarian, associate librarian
BM, MM, Converse College. (1999, 2017)

Mark A. Collier, coordinator of reference and collections, associate librarian
AB, University of Georgia; MLIS, MA, Vanderbilt University. (1997)

Wade M. Woodward, director of Mickel Library, associate librarian
BS, Mississippi State University; MLS, University of Mississippi; MA, Norwich University. (1992)

*Sabbatical Leave Fall 2019 **Sabbatical Leave Spring 2020