Academics

New 2018-2019 full-time faculty, promotions, appointments announced

Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced the new faculty for the 2018-2019 year, plus a number of notable academic position changes.

New faculty for 2018-2019 are:

Rebecca (Brooke) Bays (2018)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
M.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University
B.S., B.A., University of Georgia

John Casey (2018)
Instructor of Accounting
M.S.T., De Paul University
B.S., M.B.A., University of Michigan

Kristen Clayton (2018)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. (in progress), Sociology, University of Georgia
M.A., Sociology, University of Georgia
B.A., Sociology, Emory University

Henriette Gert (2018)
Instructor of German
(in progress) M.Ed., Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
B.A., Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
B.Sc., Psychology, University of Saarland, Germany

James S. Goodenberger (2018)
Assistant Professor of Economics
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
B.A., Hastings College, Nebraska

Lejla Marijam Ibrahimbegovic (2018)
Lecturer of Core Studies
M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia-Athens
B.A., Agnes Scott College

Alyssa Kowis (2018)
Reference and Instruction Librarian
B.A., M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Janelle Pham (2018)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara
M.A., Lehigh University
B.A., Moravian College

Rebecca Clark Schmerer (2017)
Lecturer of Core Studies
Ph.D., Boston College
B.A., Bowdoin College

Paulette Reneau (2018)
Lecturer of Biology
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
M.S., Western Kentucky University
B.S., University College of Belize

Andrew Walden (2018)
Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
Ph.D., University of North Carolina
B.Sc., University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences

As previously announced in April 2018, Dennis W. Kelly will be the new Dean of the Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business, starting October 15.

In addition to the new faculty members, the Oglethorpe community celebrates the following faculty promotions and appointments:

Dr. Ron Bobroff is returning as the Director of the Center for Global Education, replacing Interim Director Stephen Herschler.
Bob Burchfield is now Senior Lecturer of Accounting.
Jessica Handler was promoted to a full-time Lecturer of English.
Dr. Stephen Herschler was promoted from Associate Professor of Politics to Professor of Politics.
Dr. Peter J. Kower was promoted from Associate Professor of Economics to Professor of Economics.
Dr. Timothy Powell is now Senior Lecturer in Music.
Dr. Seema Shrikhande is the new Director of the Honors Program.
Dr. Amanda Printz Whooley was promoted from Assistant Professor of Philosophy to Associate Professor of Philosophy and granted tenure.
Dr. Iona Wynter Parks was promoted to Lecturer of French.
Dr. Leah Zinner Gottesman is the new Chair of Division IV, replacing Dr. John Carton.

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