2018-2019 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    
    Dec 13, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks

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., Ph.D., University of Dallas.

Katie J. Allred  (2018), Assistant Professor of Software Development and Digital Media
B.S., University of Mobile;
M.A., University of Florida.

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

Reagan M. Barnett  (2018), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Liberty University;
Certificate, Ph.D., University of South Alabama.

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

Kyle R. Beshears (2017), Associate Dean, School of Christian Studies and Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
A.S., College of the Air Force;
B.A., Moody  Bible Institute;
M.R.E., Liberty University School of Divinity;
Th.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Karon R. Bishop  (2015), Instructor of 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.

Steve L. Bowersox (2017), Chair, Department of Worship Leadership and Assistant Professor of Alabama School of the Arts
B.M., Heidelberg College;
M.M.E., University of North Texas;
Ph.D., Logos College.

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

Tammy W. Brown (2017), Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N, M.S.N., University of Mobile.

Pamela S. Buchanan-Miller (2000), Dean, Alabama College for Professional and Continuing Studies, Assistant Professor of General Studies
B.A., M.A., Southwest Texas State University;
Ph.D., University of South Alabama.

Lonnie A. Burnett* (2005), Executive 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.

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

Megan D. Cary (2013), Associate Professor of Graphic Arts
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.

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

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.

S. Joshua Cloud (2018), Instructor of Kinesiology
B.S., M.S.,University of South Alabama.

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
B.S., Troy State University;
M.Ed., Auburn University in Montgomery;
Ed.D., Auburn University.

Phillip T. Counselman (2007), Chair, Department of Visual Arts and 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 of 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.

Rita C. Croom (2018), Dean, College of Health Professions
B.S.O.L., M.B.A., Union University.

Kaleb S. Davis (2017), Instructor of Music
A.A., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College;
B.M., William Carey University;
M.M., University of Southern Mississippi.

Lori L. DeLong ATC (2014), Director for 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 Associate Professor of History
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama.

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

Kathy C. Dunning CFM, CMA (1994), Associate Dean, School of Business; Chair, Department of Accounting; Faculty Athletic Representative; and Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., M.S., M.B.A., University of South Alabama
D.B.A., Northcentral University.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Todd W. Greer (2017), Dean, School of Business and Assistant Professor of Leadership
B.A., Defiance College;
M.S., Amridge University;
Ph.D., Regent University.

Lori J. Guy (2018), Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., University of Indianapolis;
M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern Mississippi.

David A. Harkins (2018), Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Wofford College;
Ph.D., University of Tennessee.

Kathryn D. Hedlund (2012), Associate Professor of Music
B.Mus., University of Michigan
M.M., D.M.A., Louisiana State University.

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

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.

Kenneth R. Hughes (2010), Chair, Department of Music and 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.

Maryann Kyle (2018), Chair of Graduate Programs and Professor of Music
B.M., M.M., University of Southern Mississippi;
D.M.A., Louisiana State University.

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

Robert L. “Buddy” Landry† (2013), Chair, School of Allied Health and 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.

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

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.

Curtis A. Mathis (2017), Instructor of Nursing and FNP Director
A.D.N., Bishop State Community College;
B.S.N., University of South Alabama;
M.S.N., Simmons College.

Alan W. Miller* (2003), Dean, Alabama School of the Arts 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.

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

Sevints T. Nuriyeva (2014), Associate 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.

Kadisha C. Onalbayeva (2014), 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.

Michael P. Rands (2017), Assistant Professor of English
B.A., M.A., University of Cape Town, South Africa;
M.F.A., 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.

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., University of North Carolina at Wilmington;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

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

Julie W. Seals (2018), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Mobile;
M.S.N., D.N.P., University of South Alabama;

Kathryn A. Sheppard* (1987), 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 of Mathematics
B.S., University of Mobile;
M.S., University of South Alabama.

Gholamreza “G.” Tashbin, (2017), Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., M.B.A., Spring Hill College.

Amy G. Taylor (2007), 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, Office for Global Engagement and Professor of Christian Studies
B.S., Toccoa Falls College;
M.Div., Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Kelley W. Wilson, (2018), Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Samford University;
M.S., Ph.D., University of South Alabama.

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