New 2019-2020 full-time faculty, promotions, appointments announced

New faculty gathered on campus for orientation this week. Pictured: Dr. Jessica Tomkins, Dr. Sidni A. Justus, Mr. Ronald A. Burgess, Dr. Jaclyn McWhorter, Dr. Sithira Ratnayaka, Dr. Morgan Vaughn, Dr. Wenlong Zhang, Dr. Justin Hugon.

Dr. Glenn Sharfman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced the new full-time faculty members for the 2019-2020 year, plus a number of notable academic position changes.

New faculty for 2019-20 are:

Mr. Ronald A. Burgess
Lecturer, Film and Media Studies
B.A., Communications, Bridgewater State University; M.A., Art – Media, Rhode Island College; M.F.A., Cinema, San Francisco State University

Dr. Justin Hugon
Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics
B.S., Physics, Rhode College; M.S., Ph.D., Physics, University of Florida

Dr. Sidni A. Justus
Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.S., Psychology, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Cognition & Brain Science Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Sibylle Klemm
Lecturer in German
M.A., American Studies and German, Technische Universität Dresden; Ph.D., American Studies, Technische Universität Dortmund-Germany

Dr. Jaclyn McWhorter
Lecturer, Core Studies
B.A., Photography/International Studies, University of Alabama; M.S., International Development, Tulane University; Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida

Ms. Michele Minetola
Instructor, Business
B.B.A., Temple University; M.B.A, LaSalle University

Dr. Dustin Peone
Lecturer, Core Studies
B.A., Philosophy, State University of New York; M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, Emory University

Dr. Sithira Ratnayaka
Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S.E, M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Jessica Tomkins
Visiting Assistant Professor, History
B.A., Ancient History and Egyptology, University College London; M.St., Ancient Greek History, University of Oxford; Ph.D., Egyptology, Brown University

Dr. Morgan Vaughn
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Biochemistry, Berry College; Ph.D., Chemistry, Emory University

Dr. Wenlong Zhang
Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Chemistry, M.S., Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

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

Dr. Lisa Hayes, promoted to Associate Professor of Psychology with tenure
Dr. Reshmi Hebbar, promoted to Associate Professor of English with tenure
Dr. Charlie Baube is the new Chair of Division III, replacing Dr. Karen Schmeichel.

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