New 2022-2023 faculty, promotions and appointments announced

Dr. Kathryn McClymond, provost and vice president for academic affairs, recently announced new full-time and part-time faculty members for the 2022-2023 academic year, plus notable academic position changes.

Faculty Promotions

Dr. Brooke Bays promoted to Associate Professor of Psychology with tenure
Dr. Linda deCamp promoted to Assistant Professor, Mathematics (tenure-track)
Dr. Iona Wynter Parks promoted to Assistant Professor, French (tenure-track)
Dr. Leah Zinner promoted to Professor of Psychology

Division Chairs

Division I – Dr. Katharine Zakos
Division II – Dr. Nicholas Maher
Division III – Dr. Charlie Baube
Division IV – Dr. Justin Wise
Division V – Dr. Stephen Craft, Business Department Chair; Dr. Cassandra Copeland, Economics Department Chair
Division VII – Dr. Sarah Terry
Division VIII – Dr. Viviana Plotnik (Spring 2023); Dr. Mario Chandler (Fall 2022)
Division IX – Dr. Brian Patterson
Core Co-Directors – Dr. Stephen Herschler Mattern and Dr. Kathleen Peters

New Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Lynnette Coto, Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology – Division IV
B.S., Psychology (minor: Sociology, Crime, Law, & Deviance), M.A., Applied Sociology, University of Central Florida
Ph.D., Sociology (graduate minor: Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies, African and African American Studies), Louisiana State University

Dr. Nicolas (Nic) Deuson, Instructor, French, and Affiliate Artist in Guitar – Division VIII
B.Mus, Classical Guitar Performance, University of Georgia at Athens
M.Mus., Classical Guitar Performance, The Cleveland Institute of Music
D.M.A., Classical Guitar Performance, The University of Southern California
M.A., French Literature, Georgia State University

Mr. David H. Gardner, Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication Studies – Division I
B.A., English: Technical Writing & Journalism, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., Communication, Georgia State University

Dr. Silvia Henriquez Gerken, Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology – Division IV
B.S., Psychology (cum laude), University of Florida
M.A. (with distinction), Ph.D., Child Clinical Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago

Dr. Justin Haynes, Associate Professor, English – Division VII
B.A., English (summa cum laude), St. Francis College
M.F.A., Creative Writing, fiction, University of Notre Dame
M.A., English, Ph.D., English, Vanderbilt University

Mr. Jeffrey Herle, Instructor, Management – Division V/Hammack School of Business
B.S.B.A., Accounting, California State University
M.B.A. (Concentration: Information and Decision Systems), University of Southern California

Dr. Drew Huey, Lecturer, Business Management – Division V/Hammack School of Business
B.B.A., Management, D. Abbott Turner College of Business, Columbus State University
M.B.A., D.B.A., J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Ms. Emily Hobson Jenkins, Visiting Assistant Professor, Music – Division I
B.Mus.Ed., Mississippi State University
M.Mus., Choral Conducting, Georgia State University School of Music
D.M.A. (in progress), Choral Conducting, University of Houston Moores School of Music

Mr. Hunter Jonakin, Visiting Assistant Professor, Art – Division I
B.F.A, Fine Art, University of Minnesota
M.F.A., Studio Art, Florida State University

Dr. Xiangyi Kong, Assistant Professor, Management – Division V/Hammack School of Business
B.S., Finance, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, School of Finance (Chengdu, China)
Ph.D., Management, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Business School

Ms. Susan Noh, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies – Division I
B.A., English Literature, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Communication, Culture, Technology, Georgetown University
Ph.D., Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dr. Maria Magdalena Carrasco Reyes, Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology – Division III
B.S. (cum laude), Biology, University of Chile – Santiago, Chile
M.S., Ph.D., Biology, concentration in neurobiology and behavior, Georgia State University

Mr. James (J.P.) Shaw, CPA, Instructor, Accounting – Division V/Hammack School of Business
Georgia Certified Public Accountant
B.B.A., Accounting, M.Acc., University of Georgia, J.M. Tull School of Accounting, Jere W. Morehead Honors College

Dr. Anna Ziering, Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies – Division I
B.A., American Studies, Barnard College
M.F.A., Poetry, Boston University
M.A., Ph.D., English, University of Connecticut

Dr. Yanhua Zhai, Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics – Division III
B.S., Physics, Liaocheng University, Shandong, China
M.S., Physics, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Ph.D., Optics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

New Full-Time Faculty, former adjuncts 

 Dr. David Cook, Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics – Division IX
B.S. Applied Mathematics, B.S., M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.B.A., University of Louisville
Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Technology, University of Phoenix

Mr. Randy Hill, Lecturer, Film and Media Studies – Division I
B.A., Film and Video, M.A., Communication – Film and Digital Media, Georgia State University

Mr. David S. Kahn, Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics – Division IX
B.A., Applied Mathematics, History, M.B.A., Finance and Banking, University of Wisconsin
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Dr. Cornelia Lambert, Lecturer, Core Studies – Core
B.A., Biology, Salem College
M.A., History, University of Florida
Ph.D., History of Science, University of Oklahoma

Mr. Ariel Liberman, Lecturer, Core Studies – Core
B.A., English and American Literature, New York University College of Arts and Sciences
J.D., Boston University School of Law
LLM, Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law

Dr. Christine McCulloch, Lecturer, Core Studies – Core
B.A., Liberal Arts, St. John’s College
Ph.D., English, Emory University

New Part-Time Faculty

Ms. Claudia Alejo-Cantu, Part-Time Instructor, Spanish – Division VIII
B.A., Communications Sciences; M.B.A., Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León – Monterrey, Mexico
M.S., Spanish for the Professions, Minnesota State University

Mr. Joe (Kevin) Dew, Part-Time Instructor, Core Studies – Core
B.A., Mathematics, (Minor: Theatre), Western Kentucky University
M.Ed., Theatre, Columbus State University

Ms. Shanequa Gay, Artist in Residence – Division I
B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
M.F.A., Georgia State University

Mr. C. B. (Mike) Harreld, Part-Time Lecturer, Accounting – Division V/Hammack School of Business
B.S., Commerce, University of Kentucky
M.A., Accounting, University of Missouri
Certified Public Accountant

Dr. David J. Katz, Part-Time Lecturer, Biology – Division III
B.A., Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Dr. Maria Carmen Melendez-Tercero, Part-Time Lecturer, Spanish – Division VIII
Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Ph.D. (cum laude), Spanish Literature, UNED de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Ms. Mackenzie Newell, Affiliate Artist in Music – Brass – Division I
B.Mus., Boston University
M.Mus., New England Conservatory of Music

Mr. Juan D. Rodriguez, Part-Time Instructor, Biology – Division III
B.S. (cum laude), Biomedical Sciences, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
M.S., Integrative Biology, Kennesaw State University
Ph.D. (in progress), Genetics and Molecular Biology at Emory University

Mr. Chirayu “Charlie” M. Shah, Part-Time Lecturer, Business Law – Division V/Hammack School of Business
B.A., Psychology, B.S., Zoology, University of Texas at Austin
J.D., Cumberland School of Law – Samford University

Ms. Pam Sugarman
Part-Time Instructor, Nonprofit Management – Division V/Hammack School of Business
Master’s degree, Public and Private Management, Yale University
B.A., American Studies, Wellesley College

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