2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Dec 09, 2019  
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty



†Graduate Faculty
*Tenured Faculty

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Katherine L. Abernathy (1997), Associate Professor of English
B.A., Mobile College;
M.A., University of Dallas;
Ph.D., University of Dallas.

Melanie D. Amberger (2015), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Birmingham-Southern College;
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of South Alabama.

Lesley P. Baggett (2014), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., University of Alabama;
Ph.D., University of South Alabama.

Maria Lourdes Baumer (2011), Instructor in Spanish
B.S., M.Ed., Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Karon R. Bishop  (2015), Instructor in Education
B.S., Mississippi University for Women;
M.Ed., University of South Alabama.

Julie A. Biskner (2008), Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., Central Michigan University;
M.A., Georgia Southern University;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Barbara W. Brousseau (2011), Assistant Professor of French
B.S., Georgetown University;
M.A., Trinity College;
M.A., Universite Laval.

Lonnie A. Burnett* (2005), Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History
B.A., Mobile College;
M.A., University of South Alabama.
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

M. Jane Byrd*† (1985), Professor of Management
B.S., M.B.A., University of South Alabama;
D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University.

Steven D. Carey (1982), Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Salem College;
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi.

Diann Y. Carithers (1993), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N, Vanderbilt University;
M.S.N, University of South Alabama.

Megan D. Cary (2013), Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A, University of South Alabama;
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design.

Brenda R. Chastain (2008), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Troy State University;
M.A., University of West Alabama;
Ed.S., University of South Alabama.
additional graduate studies, University of South Alabama.

Debra D. Chastang† (2010), Associate Professor of Nursing
A.D.N, B.S.N, M.S.N, University of Mobile;
additional graduate studies, University of Alabama.

Nicholas J. Cillo (1998), Assistant Professor of Management and Finance
B.S., Duquesne University;
M.B.A., Long Island University;
M.S., University of South Alabama.

Amanda R. Coggin (2014), Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mobile.

Cassidy J. Cooper (2013), Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University.

Carolyn D. Corliss (2012), Dean, School of Education, Professor of Education and Certification Officer
B.S., Troy State University;
M.Ed., Auburn University in Montgomery;
Ed.D., Auburn University.

Phillip T. Counselman (2007), Associate Professor of Art
B.A., University of Mobile;
B.F.A., University of South Alabama;
M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Rachael B. Counselman  (2014), Instructor in English
B.A., University of Mobile;
M.L.A., Spring Hill College.

Randolph (Randy) W. Craig (2014), Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., D.V.M., Mississippi State University.

Lori L. DeLong ATC (2014), Director of Athletic Training and Associate Professor of Kinesiology
B.A., Louisiana College;
M.Ed., University of Louisiana at Monroe;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Karen A. Dennis (2014), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., University of South Alabama;
M.Ed., Harding University;
Ph.D., Grand Canyon University.

Matthew L. Downs (2012), Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College;
M.A., University of Alabama;
Ph.D., University of Alabama.

Steven W. Dunn (2012), Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.M., University of New Mexico.

Kathy C. Dunning (1994), Chair, Department of Accounting and Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.S., M.S., M.B.A., University of South Alabama;
CFM; CMA; Doctoral Studies, Northcentral University.

Bruce A. Earnest (2009), Assistant Dean, Schools of Music and Worship Leadership, Associate Professor of Music and Worship Leadership
B.A., Westfield State College;
M.M, University of Miami;
Doctoral Studies, University of Southern Mississippi.

Mattie R. Easter (1993), Coordinator of Nursing Admission and Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.D.N., Mobile College;
BSN, MSN, University of South Alabama.

Cynthia H. Erickson (2014), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., University of Alabama;
M.Ed., University of South Alabama;
Ed.D., University of West Florida.

Audrey C. Eubanks*† (1982), Professor of Education
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

Jane H. Finley† (1997), Chair, Department of Business Administration; and Professor of Finance and Marketing
B.S., M.B.A., University of Alabama;
D.B.A., Mississippi State University.

Kimberly S. Fobes (1993), Instructor in English
B.A., M.A., Mobile College.

Linda G. Fontenot (2013), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of South Alabama;
M.S.N., University of Alabama in Birmingham;
D.N.P., University of Tennessee

Rebecca W. Fox (1979), Director of Piano Studies and Associate Professor of Music
B.M., M.M., William Carey College;
doctoral studies, University of Southern Mississippi.

Nancy K. Gautier (2005), Chair, Department of Computer Information Systems and Professor of Mathematics and Computer Information Systems
A.S., B.S., Southeastern Louisiana University;
M.N.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Kathryn D. Hedlund (2012), Assistant Professor of Music
B.M.U.S., University of Michigan
M.M., D.M.A., Louisiana State University.

Troy L. Henderson (2007), Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.A., University of Alabama;
Ph.D., Texas A & M University.

Alison K. Henry (2012), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Texas A & M
M.S., Virginia Tech.

Charlotte V. Hester (2015), Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., University of Montevallo
M.M., Ph.D., University of Mississippi.

Glenn L. Hollingsworth (2016), Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Counseling
B.S., University of Tennessee-Chattanooga;
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A.,Theological Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., Virginia Tech.

Nancy H. Huff (1992), Chair, Department of Kinesiology
B.S., Mobile College; M.A., University of South Alabama;
Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

Kenneth R. Hughes (2010), Associate Professor of Music
B.M.E, University of Oklahoma;
M.M.E, Wichita State University.

Salomon F. Itza (2016), Professor of Physics
B.S., Autonomous University of Yucatan;
M.S., Center for Research and Advanced Studies;
Ph.D., Tulane University.

Patrick H. Jacobs (2004), Professor of Music
B.M., Loyola University;
M.M., University of Cincinnati;
D.M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Rebeca L. Lake (2016), Assistant Professor of Performing Arts
A.S., Northwest Florida State College;
B.A., University of Mobile;
M.F.A.,University of Southern Mississippi.

Robert L. “Buddy” Landry (2013), Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Counseling
A.A., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College;
B.A, Mississippi College;
Ph.D, M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Neal B. Ledbetter (2014), Dean of Students and Instructor in Christian Ministries
B.S., Auburn University;
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary;
Doctoral Studies, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Christopher E. Lovely (2009), Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., William Carey College;
M.M., University of Southern Mississippi.

Anne B. Lowery*† (1990), Professor of Economics
B.S., University of Alabama;
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee;
D.B.A., Mississippi State University.

T. J. Mashburn III* (1985), Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Humanities
B.A., Livingston University;
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary;
M.Th., New College, University of Edinburgh;
D.Phil, University of Oxford.

Jenelle S. McElroy (2009), Director of the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Practice and Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mobile.

Alan W. Miller* (2003), Dean, School of Music (Center for Performing Arts) and School of Worship Leadership and Professor of Music
B.S., University of Tennessee;
M.M.E., Samford University;
Ph.D., Florida State University.

Ashley L. Milner (2016), Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Charleston Southern University;
M.A., University of Mobile;
Ed.S., Ed.D., University of West Florida.

Douglas L. Mitchell (2001), Professor of English
B.A., Louisiana State University;
M.A., University of North Carolina;
Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Gyromas W. Newman (2012), Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., M.A., University of South Alabama;
Ph.D., University of Alabama.

Sevints T. Nuriyeva (2014), Assistant Professor of Global Business and Management
B.A., M.A., Kazakh-American Free University;
M.B.A., Northwest Nazarene University;
Ph.D., Northcentral University.

Robert L. Olsen† (2008), Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
B.S., North Carolina State University;
M. Div., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jamie L. O’Mally (2014), Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Spring Hill College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama.

Kadisha C. Onalbayeva (2014), Associate Professor of Music
Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance, Zhubanov Special Music School, Almaty, Kazakhstan;
M.M., (Composition), University of New Orleans; M.M., (Piano Performance), University of New Orleans;
D.M.A., Louisiana State University.

Jeremy S. Padgett (2014), Assistant Professor of Communication
B.S., Troy University;
M.A., Auburn University;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Katherine J. Reeves (2015), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., University of South Alabama;
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.

Russell D. Roberts (2003), Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.S., University of Mobile;
M.AC., University of South Alabama;
Doctoral Studies, Anderson University.

Jay T. Robertson† (2003), Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro;
M.Div., Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Michael D. Robinson (2013), Assistant Professor of History
B.S., North Carolina State University at Raleigh;
M.A., The University of North Carolina at Wilmington;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Stephen J. Schuler (2008), Associate Professor of English
B.A., Grace College;
Ph.D., Baylor University.

Gail C. Shelly (2011), Chair, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of Chemistry
B.S., B.A., Ph.D., University of California.

Kathryn A. Sheppard* (1987), Interim Dean, School of Nursing and Professor of Nursing
B.S.N, Mobile College;
M.S.N, University of South Alabama;
M.A., University of Mobile;
Ph.D., University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Morgan B. Snellgrove (2016), Instructor in Mathematics
B.S., University of Mobile;
M.S., University of South Alabama.

Amy G. Taylor (2007), Interim Dean, School of Business and Associate Professor of Business
B.S., University of South Alabama;
M.B.A., M.Ed., Mississippi College;
Ph.D., University of South Alabama.

Melissa G. Thomas, ATC (2001), Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., M.A., University of Mobile;
Ed.D., United States Sports Academy.

M. Aimee Var, (2015), Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Alabama-Birmingham;
M.S., Ph.D., University of South Alabama.

Douglas K. Wilson, Jr.*† (2003), Dean, School of Christian Studies and Professor of Christian Studies
B.S., Toccoa Falls College;
M.Div., Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Sarah Barnes-Witherspoon (2001), Associate Professor of Nursing
A.D.N., Bishop State Community College;
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mobile;
Ph.D., William Carey University.

Andrew  J. Wood (2016), Assistant Professor of Worship Leadership
B.A., University of Mobile;
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., Regent University.

 


Emeriti Faculty

Charles M. Clark, Emeritus Professor of Art
B.F.A., Auburn University;
M.F.A., University of Mississippi.

Elizabeth M. Flanagan, Emeritus Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Alabama;
M.S.N., University of Alabama in Birmingham;
Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

Elizabeth I. French, Emeritus Professor of Biology
B.M., M.S., University of Tennessee;
Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Billy G. Hinson, Emeritus Professor of History
B.A., M.A., Northeast Louisiana University;
Ph.D., University of Mississippi.

Dwight M. Steedley, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Alabama;
M.S., Mississippi State University;
Ph.D., Auburn University.

Cecil R. Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Christian Studies
B.A., Louisiana College;
Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., Baylor University.