2023-2024 Academic Catalog & Handbooks 
    
    Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog & Handbooks

Faculty



†Graduate Faculty
*Tenured Faculty

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

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

Kimberly P. Albins (2023), Assistant Professor of Marine Science
B.A., University of Hawai`i at Hilo;
M.S., University of Hawai`i at Manoa.

Stephanie E. Archer (2023), Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., University of Mobile;
M.M., Louisiana State University;
Ph.D., Florida State University.

Shannon T. Barrentine (2024), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Troy University;
M.S.N., University of North Alabama.

April T. Berry (2024), Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Fisk University;
M.S., Alabama A & M University;
Ph.D., University of South Alabama.

Karon R. Bishop  (2015), School of Education Certification Officer and Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Mississippi University for Women;
M.Ed., University of South Alabama.

Julie A. Biskner* (2008), Chair, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of Government and Law and Criminology
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 and Technology and Assistant Professor of Worship Leadership
B.M., Heidelberg College;
M.M.E., University of North Texas;
Ph.D., Logos College.

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

Shannon T. Brown (2020), Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Judson College;
M.B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham;
M.S.F.E., West Texas A & M University.

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

Amy K. Burdette(2020), Instructor of English
B.A., University of South Alabama;
M.A., Spring Hill College.

Lonnie A. Burnett* (2005), President and Professor of History
B.A., Mobile College;
M.A., University of South Alabama.
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

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

Daniel B. Chancey, (2013) Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of Mobile;
M.Ed., University of South Alabama

Debra H. Chancey (2008), Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Mobile College;
M.A., University of Mobile;
Ed.D., University of South Alabama.

Kara M. Claybrook (2023), Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., Taylor University;
M.M., Illinois State University;
D.M.A., University of Mobile.

Carolyn D. Corliss (2023), Professor of Education
B.S., Troy State University;
M.A., Auburn University at Montgomery;
Ed.D., Auburn University.

Beverly D. Collier (2021), Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mobile.

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

Carolyn D. Corliss† (2023), Associate Dean for Accreditation and Administration and 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.

Lori L. DeLong ATC (2014), Dean, School of Health and Sports Science, Chair Department of Kinesiology, 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), Associate Professor of Education
B.S., University of South Alabama;
M.Ed., Harding University;
Ph.D., Grand Canyon University.

Matthew L. Downs* (2012), Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama.

Steven W. Dunn (2012), Chair, Department of Music, Director of Instrumental Studies, and Associate Professor of Music
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.M., University of New Mexico.

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

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.

Beverly H. Fox (2019), Associate Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., M.S., Troy University;
Ed.D., Auburn University.

Jessica E. Freeland (2022), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., PhD., University of South Alabama.

Jessica Garner† (2019), Graduate Dean, School of Nursing and Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N, Spring Hill College;
M.S.N., D.N.P. University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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

Andrew S. Goodwin (2018), Dean, Alabama School of the Arts and Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., University of Mobile;
M.A.R.,Liberty University;
D.M.A., University of Mobile.

Lori J. Guy*† (2018), Associate Dean, Alabama School of the Arts and Associate Professor of Music
B.A., University of Indianapolis;
M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern Mississippi.

Megan E. Harper, ATC (2019), Coordinator of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., University of Mobile;
M.S., University of South Alabama;
D.A.T., Moravian College.

J. Stewart Hawley (2019), Chair, Department of Theatre and Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.S., University of Houston;
M.F.A., University of Houston.

Kathryn D. Hedlund† (2012), Chair, Graduate Studies, Director of Vocal Studies, and Associate Professor of Music
B.Mus., University of Michigan
M.M., D.M.A., Louisiana State University.

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

Todd Hicks† (2021), Professor of Nurse Anesthesia
B.S., B.S.N., Auburn University;
C.R.N.A., D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Glenn L. Hollingsworth† (2016), Associate 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.

Laurie A. Houston (2022), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mobile.

Julie F. Hughes (2019), Assistant Professor of Nursing and Simulation Coordinator
B.S.N., University of Mobile;
M.S.N., University of South Alabama;
D.N.P., Samford University.

Kenneth R. Hughes (2010), Associate Dean, Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Music
B.M.E, University of Oklahoma;
M.M.E, Wichita State University.

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

Wanda D. Jones (2019), Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Miles College;
Ph.D., Tuskegee University.

Robert L. “Buddy” Landry† (2013), Chair of Graduate Programs College of Arts and Sciences 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.

P. Endel Lee (2021), Visiting Associate Professor for Center for Christian Calling
B.A., University of Mobile;
M.A., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Ashley S. Lindsey (2021), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Spring Hill College;
Ph.D., University of South Alabama.

Susan M. Ling (2021), Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Lipscomb University;
M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Cynthia W. Littlejohn (2023), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Jacksonville State University;
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

Christopher E. Lovely† (2009), Associate Professor of Music
B.M., William Carey College;
M.M., D.M.A., 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.

Melinda K. McGaughy† (2022), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., The Ohio State University;
D.N.P., Otterbein University.

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

Michelle D. Moore (2023), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., University of Georgia;
M.A., Ed.S, Ed.D., University of Alabama.

Terry E. Motley (2023), Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.S., Spring Hill College;
M.B.A., William Carey University.

Gyromas W. Newman*† (2012), 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), Associate Professor of Historical Theology
B.S., North Carolina State University;
M. Div., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Kadisha C. Onalbayeva*† (2014), Director of Piano Studies and 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.

Victoria F. Park (2024), Assistant Professor of Nursing
Diploma, St. John’s School of Nursing;
B.S.N., Missouri State University;
M.Ed., Drury College;
M.S.N., University of Missouri.

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

Katherine J. Reeves† (2015), Associate Dean, School of Education, Director of Field Experiences and Student Teaching, and Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., University of South Alabama;
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.

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

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

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

Ashley J. Smith (2021), Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mobile;

Heather E. Smith (2021), Visiting Instructor of Kinesiology
B.S., M.Ed., University of South Alabama.

M. Hunter Speeg† (2021), Assistant Professor of Nurse Anesthesia
A.A., Copiah–Lincoln Community College;
B.S.N., University of Southern Mississippi;
D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Kendra M. Strenth (2019), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of South Alabama;
M.S.N., University of Mobile;
D.N.P., Samford University.

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), Program Director, Master of Athletic Training Program and Associate Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., M.A., University of Mobile;
Ed.D., United States Sports Academy.

Alexandra C. Trosper, (2022), Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., M.M. Colorado State University;

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

Greg D. Wiggins, (2019), Instructor of Music
B.M., University of Texas at Arlington;
M.M., University of Mobile.

Douglas K. Wilson, Jr.*† (2003), Executive Director, Center for Christian Calling, 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), Dean, School of Nursing; and Professor of Nursing
A.D.N., Bishop State Community College;
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mobile;
Ph.D., William Carey University.

Joyce M. Woodburn† (2020), Dean, School of Education and Associate Professor of Education
B.S., University of California at Santa Barbara;
M.Ed., Alabama State University;
Ed.S., University of Alabama;
Ed.D., University of West Florida.


Emeriti Faculty

M. Jane Byrd, Professor of Management Emeritus
B.S., M.B.A., University of South Alabama;
D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University.

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

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

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

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