Academics

New 2017-2018 full-time faculty and staff changes announced

Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced 16 new staff and faculty, plus a number of notable academic position changes.

Below are the faculty and staff who will either be new to the Oglethorpe community, or will be returning but in a different capacity:

Mr. Rene Alvarez
Compass Advising Director
Ph.D., University of South Florida (expected 2018)
M.Ed., Colorado State University
M.A., Criminal Justice, Florida International University
B.A., Sociology, Florida International University

Mr. Eli Arnold ’06
Interim Director of the Philip Weltner Library
M.L.S., Valdosta State University
B.A., Oglethorpe University

Mr. Nick Bujak
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., English, Johns Hopkins University
M.A., English, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., English and Philosophy, Rutgers University

Dr. Beth Concepción ’90
A_LAB Director and Assistant Provost
Ph.D., Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina
M.F.A., Media and Performing Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design
B.S., Geosciences, Mississippi State University
B.A., English, Oglethorpe University ’90

Dr. Oliver Cowart
Lecturer in Sociology
Ph.D.,Sociology, Emory University
M.A., Sociology, Emory University
B.A., Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada)

Dr. Linda DeCamp
Lecturer of Mathematics
Ph.D., Georgia State University
M.S., Georgia State University
B.S., Georgia State University

Dr. Mary Garner
Visiting Assistant Professor Mathematics
Ph.D., Math and Math education, Emory University
M.A., Math, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Kate Keib
Assistant Professor of Communications and Rhetoric Studies
Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Georgia
M.A., Journalism & Mass Communication, Point Park College (PA)
BA., Journalism & Mass Communication, Point Park College (PA)

Dr. David Nasser
Senior Lecturer of Marketing
Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Connecticut
B.A., University of Connecticut

Dr. Frank Pampush
Assistant Professor of Finance
Ph.D., Economics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A., Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Miami University

Dr. Tim Powell
Lecturer in Music
Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting, University of South Carolina
Fulbright Scholar to Bulgaria
Master of Music in Church Music, Conducting, Belmont University
Bachelor of Music in Church Music, Viola, Belmont University

Dr. Kristy M. Sorenson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology and Core Studies
Ph.D., Emory University
M.A., Emory University
B.A., Cornell College (Iowa)

Ms. Christina Washington
Lecturer of Art
M.A., M.F.A., Georgia State University
B.A., Atlanta College of Art

Dr. Timo Weidner
Instructor, German
Ph.D., American Studies, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany (in progress)
B.S., Technische Universität Dortmund

Dr. Stephen Herschler will serve as the interim Director of the Center for Global Education, standing in for Dr. Ron Bobroff, who is on sabbatical.

Dr. Brad Smith is the new Director of the Honors Program, replacing Dr. Michael Rulison.

Dr. Sarah Terry is the new Core Director, replacing Dr. Charlie Baube.

Dr. Matt Wild has been named the new A_LAB Faculty Liaison and Service Learning Coordinator.

Dr. John Nardo, professor of mathematics, is the new Associate Provost, as previously announced in November 2016.

In addition to Rene Alvarez, Dr. Beth Concepción, and Dr. Matt Wild, the Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB) also welcomes Erin Sherrill, who was promoted to Director of Career Development, and Jessica Winestock in the Civic Engagement Coordinator position.