2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    May 25, 2024  
2014-2015 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.

James R. Adams (2014), Instructor in Mathematics
B.S., Spring Hill College;
M.S., 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.

Bethany J. Bear (2012), Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Carson-Newman College;
Ph.D., Baylor University.

J. Thomas Bevill† (1992), Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Marriage and Family Counseling
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi;
M.R.E., Ed.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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

Luke G. Brekke (2011), Assistant Professor of History
B.A., St. Olaf College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

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

Lonnie A. Burnett* (2005), Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs 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.

William L. Carroll, ATC (2000), Director of Athletic Training Education Program and Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.A., University of Illinois;
M.S., Indiana University;
J.D., Birmingham School of Law;
Ed.D., U.S. Sports Academy.

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

Debra H. Chancey (2006), Assistant Professor of Education
B.A. Mobile College;
M.A., University of Mobile,
additional graduate studies, University of South Alabama.

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), Associate 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.

Michael Davis (1993), Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems and Director, Center for Academic Technology
B.S., Jacksonville State University;
M.S., University of South Alabama.

Lori L. DeLong (2014), Director of Athletic Training and Associate Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
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;
doctoral studies, Grand Canyon University.

Matthew L. Downs (2012), 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.

Randall L. Dupont (2001), Associate Professor of Business
B.A., Nicholls State University;
M.B.A., University of Mobile;
D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University.

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

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

Miguel G. Echevarria (2014), Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries
B.A., Bellarmine University;
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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.

Enrico (Ric) N. Esposito (2012), Associate Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.A., Catholic University of America
M.S.S., United States Sports Academy
D.C., Life University.

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

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

Kimberly S. Fobes (1993), Director of the Resource and Study Room/Learning and Writing Center and Instructor in English
B.A., M.A., Mobile College.

Mark R. Foley† (1998), Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Counseling and Psychology
B.A., Hardin-Simmons University;
M.Div., Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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.

Keone K. Fuqua (2011), Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
B.A., University of South Alabama;
M.F.A., 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.

Sue Y. Gober† (2001), Chair of Elementary/Secondary Education, Director of Professional Lab Experiences, and Professor of Education
B.S., Auburn University;
M.Ed., Lamar University;
Ed.D., University of Houston.

James (Jamie) K. Harvill (2014), Worship Leadership Artist-in-Residence
B.A., University of Mobile;
M.A. studies, Liberty Baptist Theological 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), Instructor in Biology
B.A., Texas A & M
M.S., Virginia Tech.

Nancy H. Huff (1992), Chair, Department of Human Performance and Exercise Science and Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., Mobile College; M.A., University of South Alabama;
Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

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

Stephanie I. Hulon (2011), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., University of Mobile;
M.Ed., Ph.D., doctoral studies,
University of South Alabama.

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

Peter L. Kingsford† (1996), Dean, School of Education; and Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Barrington College;
M.A., University of South Alabama;
Ed.D., University of Alabama.

Robert L. “Buddy” Landry (2013), Assistant 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), Director of Campus Ministries and Instructor in Christian Ministries
B.S., Auburn University;
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary;
Doctoral Studies, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Charise A. Lindsay (2011), Associate Professor of Music
B.A., Milligan College;
M.M., Butler University;
Ph.D., Florida State University.

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

Anne B. Lowery*† (1990), Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and 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 McElroy (2009), Instructor in 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.

James L. Minton (2001), Professor of Psychology and Marriage and Family Counseling
B.A., Louisiana College;
M.R.E., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary;
M.Ed., University of New Orleans;
Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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

Rebekah L. Morrow (2014), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Central Arkansas;
doctoral studies, University of South Alabama;

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

Robert L. Olsen† (2008), Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries
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.

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 Ministries
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.

Joseph C. Savage (2010), Executive Dean, School of Christian Ministries and Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries
B.A., University of Mobile;
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary;
D.Min., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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

Gail C. Shelly (2011), Professor of Chemistry
B.S., B.A., Ph.D., University of California.

Kathryn A. Sheppard* (1987), Associate Dean, School of Nursing, 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.

Lee Anne Squires (2013), Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., University of South Alabama;
M.S.N., University of North Alabama.

Dwight M. Steedley* (1974), Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Alabama;
M.S., Mississippi State University;
Ph.D., Auburn University.

Amy G. Taylor (2007), Assistant 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 Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., M.A., University of Mobile;
Ed.D., United States Sports Academy.

Deborah P. Ward (2004), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Mobile College;
B.S.N, M.S.N, University of South Alabama.

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

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

Janith C. Wood*† (1981), Dean, School of Nursing Chair, Department of B.S.N. and Professor of Nursing
B.S.N, University of South Alabama;
M.S.N, D.S.N., University of Alabama in Birmingham;
Post-Masters FNP, University of Mobile.

Joyce M. Woodburn† (2011), Assistant 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.

Jacob B. Woodruff (2012), Instructor in Physics
B.S., University of South Alabama;
M.S., University of Alabama in Huntsville.


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