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Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Westcott 206
Associate Professor of Art
Moon 109
Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing
Evans Hall 230

Whitney Jordan Adams is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing. She studies the rhetorical construction of white supremacy, focusing on the Alt-Right, Accelerationism, and the rise in white nationalism.

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Associate Professor of Sociology
Evans 221A
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Cook 336

Miguel Ampuero, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis at Berry College.

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Professor of German
EVA 102 C

Christine Anton is Professor of German at Berry College. In her research she focuses on nineteenth and twentieth-century German and Austrian literature and culture, Holocaust studies, migrant literature, as well as on second language learning and teaching methodology.

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Lecturer of Chemistry
McAllister Hall 322
Professor of History; Department Chair of History
Evans 113

Dr. Jonathan Atkins’ teaching interests specialize in American History 1607-1877, Southern History and English History.

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Associate Professor of Political Science
Evans 125
Director and Professor of Teacher Education
Cook 245

Lawrence Baines writes on adolescent literacy, teacher preparation, and public policy.

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Associate Professor, Kinesiology
Cage 325

Angela Baldwin Smith is an Exercise Physiologist and an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Berry College (2007-present).

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Associate Professor of Spanish; Department Chair of World Languages and Cultures
EVA 206 D

Dr. Julia Barnes is Associate Professor of Spanish and currently serves as department chair of World Languages and Cultures. Her research specialties are contemporary Spain, gender studies, film, and the novel.

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Adjunct Instructor of Art
Moon 154
Dean of the Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Evans Building, 202

Gabriel Barreneche is the Dean of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, here at Berry College. Prior to coming to Berry, Dr. Barreneche was a Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean for Advising at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where he taught for 18 years.

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Visiting Lecturer of Biology
McAllister 365B
Associate Professor of Psychology
Cook Building 333

Victor Bissonnette earned his B.S. and a Ph.D. degrees at the University of Texas at Arlington. He started out in photojournalism and then came to major in psychology after taking several courses in the behavioral sciences.

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Visiting Lecturer, Mathematics
MAC 355B
Associate Professor of Biology; Affiliate Faculty of Environmental Science and Studies
McAllister Hall 365A
Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Westcott 200

Dr. Dawn Bresnahan is a reproductive physiologist interested in the interactions between maternal body condition and reproduction and development of assisted reproductive technology in various species with application to endangered wildlife.

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Callaway Professor of Organic Chemistry
McAllister Hall 301

We study the synthesis of novel molecules that are of potential pharmaceutical interest. Recently we have directed out efforts toward the synthesis of a class of heterocycles known as the indazoles. Indazole derivatives are known to have antibacterial, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Associate Professor of Theatre
Blackstone Costume Production Studio

Alice Bristow received her MFA in Costume Design from Indiana University and her B.F.A. from Missouri State University. She has produced costumes for various theatres including La Jolla Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theatre, University of Michigan, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Indianapolis Opera, University of Colorado at Boulder. Nationally and internationally, Alice’s designs have appeared on stage at the Pittsburg Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Central City Opera, Vancouver Opera, Shreveport Opera, and most recently Utah Opera’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida.

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Associate Professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing; Department Chair
Evans 225A

Christina Bucher joined the Berry faculty in 1995 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English. She currently is a tenured Associate Professor of English and is serving as department chair.

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Artist Affiliate, cello
Ford 215

Annie Camp holds a B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School in New York where she was a student of Leonard Rose and Lorne Munroe. She was previously cellist for LYRA String Quartet, Dal Segno Piano Trio, Da Capo String Quartet, and the all-string jazz ensemble Jazz a Cordes of New York City.

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Associate Professor-Environmental Studies & Anthropology; Department Chair of Environmental Science and Studies
Evans 212

Dr. Campbell engages in the propagation, saving and distribution of open-pollinated, “heirloom” seeds and the care and observation of an array of small livestock through the ABC Project and in the documentation of environmental problems and solutions through film-making. His research engages the intersection of human and environment, focusing on strategies and traditional practices for sustainable co-existence.

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Professor of Biology
McAllister Hall 362A

Reneé Carleton is an Associate Professor of Biology at Berry College. Her research focuses on parasites and pathogens of birds, conservation of native songbirds, and animal physiology. She teaches many of the Biology Department’s zoology-based courses and is a practicing small animal veterinarian.

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Professor of Music (piano)
Ford 201

Kris Carlisle is a professional pianist and educator. A native of California, he has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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Professor of Accounting
Green 219

Before Tommy Carnes became a professor, he spent 13 years as a newspaper reporter and editor in Virginia and Florida, where he won numerous awards for spot news writing, sports column writing, general writing excellence, and as the executive sports editor of one of the top 10 mid-sized sports sections in the United States. He also thinks he is the only person in the CSOB to have been struck by lightning (literally).

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Professor of Communication; Department Chair
Laughlin 100

A reporter, editor and photographer before joining the academy, Brian Carroll is author of six books. His most recent book explores the role of Shakespeare in inventing a nation.

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Associate Professor of Music; Director of Music Education
Ford 218

Dr. Stefanie Cash is Director of Music Education at Berry College. Dr. Cash is responsible for teaching methods and techniques classes, conducting the Berry Women's Choir as well as supervising student teachers.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing
Evans Hall 227

Mark Celeste is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing. He studies British literature of the long nineteenth century, with a particular focus on oceanic networks, histories, and ecologies. His courses take up questions of connectivity, examining the cultural transformations and political frictions that accompany circulations, exchanges, and mobilities.

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry
MAC 322
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Green Hall 316
Professor of Teacher Education
Cook 249

Dr. Mary C. Clement is a professor of teacher education and joined the faculty of Berry College in 1997. Her teaching areas include secondary curriculum/methods and classroom instructional management, while her research focuses on the hiring and induction of new teachers.

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics
MAC 353B
Associate Professor of Mathematics
McAllister Hall 336B

Dr. Cochran's research interests include Personal philosophical development of STEM teachers,3D printing curriculum in math classes, and Integration of STEM topics in teacher development.

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Creative Technologies
Hackberry Lab

As a clinical assistant professor of creative technologies, Zane teaches a variety of prototyping and design thinking topics within the Creative Technologies program at Berry College. His research focuses on maker-oriented learning and embedded electronics in wearable technology, and actively consults with primary and secondary schools in developing STEM-based makerspaces.

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Henry Gund Professor of Biology
McAllister Hall 363A
Assistant Professor of Biology
McAllister 382A
Associate Professor of Psychology; Director of Women’s and Gender Studies; Director of the Signature Experience Program
Cook Building 338

Susan Conradsen, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Signature Experience Program, and also the Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Berry.

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Lecturer of Chemistry
MAC 323
Associate Professor of Spanish
Evans 127

Dr. Jen Corry received her PhD in Spanish medieval literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also holds an MBA from Berry College. Her interests include medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature, modern Spanish theater, translation, and Spanish for business, medical, and legal professionals.

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Professor of Animal Science
Westcott 201
Artist-in-residence: Director if Jazz and Percussion Studies
Ford 316
Professor Emeritus of Biology
McAllister Hall 366A
Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry
McAllister Hall 304B
Lecturer of Communication; Director of Forensics
Laughlin 209
Associate Professor of Psychology; Assistant Provost for Faculty Development
Cook Building 337

Casey Dexter, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development at Berry College.

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Professor of Psychology
Cook Building 335

Kristen Diliberto-Macaluso, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the George Scholar Program.

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Professor of English
Evans 215

Christopher Diller began his Berry career as Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing in 1999 and then became an Associate Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing in 2005. He also took on the title of the Writing Center Director in 2005 as well. He became a full professor in 2014.

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Associate Professor of English; Creative Writing
Evans 230

Will Donnelly is an associate professor of English whose short stories and creative essays have appeared widely in print and online. His teaching focuses on fiction writing and on writing for online environments, in addition to courses in composition and rhetoric. He joined the Berry College faculty in 2013.

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Associate Professor of Division of Nursing; Director
Evans Hall 242
Dana Professor Emeritus of Analytical Chemistry
McAllister Hall 315
Associate Professor of Kinesiology; Department Chair of Kinesiology
Cage 321

Dr. David Elmer, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Kinesiology. Dr. Elmer is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist whose primary interests are related to exercise training and human performance, though he has teaching and research experience across a range of areas.

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Richard Edgerton Professor of Marketing; Chair, Department of Management and Marketing
Green Hall 221B

Dr. Basil G. Englis, Ph.D. is the Richard Edgerton Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Management and Marketing Department. He is a psychologist who has taught consumer behavior, marketing and related subjects in business schools in the U.S., Europe and India. His research and scholarly work have appeared in more than 85 publications.

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Professor of Management
Green 226

Dr. Paula Danskin Englis, Ph.D. is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and is also the Academic Director of the Berry College Entrepreneurship Program. Her research has appeared in more than 78 publications and Dr. Englis has taught entrepreneurship, strategy and international business in business schools across three continents (North America, Europe and Asia).

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Adjunct Instructor of Religion
Evans 208
Assistant Professor of Communication
Laughlin 112

Dr. Kimberly Field-Springer is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at Berry College. She graduated with her Ph.D. in 2013 from the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University with an emphasis on Health Communication and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Animal Science; Pre-Vet Coordinator
Westcott 207
Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics
MAC 336SA
Associate Professor, Director of Theatre
Blackstone 208

Peter Friedrich's acting credits include the national tour of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig, Saturday Night Live and Sesame Street and an LA Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Best Featured Actor in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

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Dana Professor of Animal Science
Westcott 208

Dr. George R. Gallagher has training and experience in genetics and reproductive physiology, with a primary research focus on the physiology and behavior of wildlife and domestic livestock, and wildlife damage management.

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Visiting Instructor of Communication
Laughlin 109B
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Green Hall 413

Dr. Geng’s research focuses on the behavioral aspect of accounting, particularly judgment and decision making of accountants and auditors. Since his arrival at Berry College, Dr. Geng has taught Principles of Managerial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems and Cost Accounting. Dr. Geng is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia.

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Reid Professor Emeritus of Biology
Nichols Professor of French
EVA 102 B

Dr. Vincent Grégoire is a native of Mansigné, France, and Professor of French. He holds a M.A. degree in history from the Université François Rabelais, Tours, France, and received his PhD in French literature from Rutgers University.

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Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education; Director of Wind Studies
Ford 216
David C. Garrett Jr. Professor of Business Administration; Chair, Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Data Analytics
Green 414

John Grout is the David C. Garrett Jr. Professor, former dean, and award-winning teacher in the Campbell School of Business. John helped found Berry’s Creative Technologies program and HackBerry Lab. He is a Shingo Prize winner for research in mistake-proofing, having published numerous articles on the topic.

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Associate Professor of Biology
McAllister Hall 382B
Technology Specialist; Department of Communication
Laughlin 207
Associate Professor Mathematics and Computer Science; Department Chair
McAllister Hall 354B

Nadeem Abdul Hamid is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Berry College and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Dr. Hamid has taught a wide selection of courses in the Computer Science curriculum. He has a research background in programming languages and formal methods, and has ongoing projects developing software tools for enhancing Computer Science education.

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Artist Affiliate in Low Brass
Ford 205D.

Dr. J.D. Handshoe joined the faculty of Berry College as Artist Affiliate in Low Brass in the fall of 2019.

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Professor of Psychology; Director of Applied Behavior Analysis/Autism Program; Chair of Psychology
Cook Building 332

Michelle Haney, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Berry College.

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Lecturer in French and German
Evans 102E

As a native from Switzerland, polyglot by family background and academic pursuit, Mrs. Hanle-Daniels teaches German and French classes. Her research interests are in language pedagogy, songs and games.

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Artist Affiliate, low strings; Director of the Berry College Symphony Orchestra
Ford 206

Eric Hanson has been a member of the Chattanooga Symphony since 1994. Prior to coming to Chattanooga Mr. Hanson served as Principal Bassist with the Huntsville Symphony and was an active musician in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, performing frequently as a substitute with the Milwaukee Symphony.

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Professor of Music (trumpet); Department Chair of Fine Arts
Ford 217

Adam Hayes is an internationally recognized performer, educator, and clinician.

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Dean of The Campbell School of Business
Green 212 B

Dr. Heames is the Dean of the Campbell School of Business at Berry College in Rome, GA. She came to Berry from West Virginia University where she served as Associate Dean of Innovation, Outreach, and Engagement for the College of Business & Economics. Prior to that appointment, she was Chair of the Department of Management with programs in Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism, International Business, and Business Administration. Her academic career started at a private college, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Associate Professor of Economics; Director Honors Program
Green 325B

Lauren Heller teaches economics in the Campbell School and directs the Berry College Honors Program. She also enjoys collaborating with students on research in a wide variety of policy topics in applied microeconomics and using discussion and multimedia clips to illustrate economic concepts in her classes.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
McAllister 335B
Assistant Professor of Communication
Laughlin 123

Curt Hersey (PhD, Georgia State University) primarily teaches courses in the Visual Communication concentration, which includes filmmaking, media criticism, scriptwriting, and the economics of the contemporary media industry, as well as courses in American media history and visual rhetoric.

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Professor of International Affairs
Evans 111
Associate Professor; Coordinator TEFL Minor
Cook 255

Dr. Eliana Hirano is an applied linguist, an associate professor of teacher education, and the coordinator of the minor in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Her research interests include the intersection between identity and language learning, academic literacies with a focus on refugee-background students, and L2 teacher education.

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Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry; Department Chair
McAllister Hall 303B
Visiting Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Cage 326

Mark Howard, Ph.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sports Administration at Berry College.

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Chaplain; Adjunct Instructor of Religion
Krannert 328

Dr. Huggins is the College Chaplain and leads Mount Berry Chapel. He has Academic Graduate degrees from Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and the University of Stellenbosch. He is also an ordained Priest in the Anglican Church in North America.

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Professor of Psychology; Interim Dean to the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences
Cook Building 209

Alan Hughes, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and serves as the Interim Dean of the Charter School of Education.

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Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Cage 327

Dr. Megan Janke is a licensed recreational therapist and gerontologist. Her research focuses on the health promotion and prevention of disease and disability with the aging population primarily through activity-based interventions.

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A native of coastal Georgia, Ellie Jenkins (horn) has been visiting Berry College since she was seven years old, and joined the faculty in 2009. She is an active performer, playing principal horn in the Carroll Symphony, second horn with the Rome Symphony, and performing frequently with the Chamber Players of the South.

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Professor of Psychology
Cook Building 330
Senior Lecturer of Mathematics
McAllister Hall 352B
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
MAC 326B
Associate Professor of Finance
Green 214

Dr. Ken P. Johnston, Ph.D., CFA, is an Associate Professor of Finance. He wants his students to: critically think, do their own work, read with comprehension, ask questions, and use their imagination. His research has been cited in many journals including The Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Risk, and Quantitative Finance.

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Director of Family Studies Program; Professor of Teacher Education
Cook 262

I conduct research studies on the ethics of loving and being loved. I try to understand what it means to embrace responsibility in intimate relationships, radiate respect, practice fairness, be appropriately loyal, and care in ways that matter.

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Associate Professor of Geology
McAllister Hall 327B
Assistant Professor of Management
Green Hall 313

Manos Kalargiros is passionate about stimulating discourse as well as independent, divergent and critical thinking in Berry students using Socratic questioning. Since his arrival at Berry College, he has taught courses both at the undergraduate and graduate (M.B.A.) level that include Ethical Issues in Business, Organizational Behavior, Leadership & Change Management, Organizational Creativity, and Strategic Management. His research interests center on the intrinsic value of human dignity, ethical moral reasoning and cognitive barriers relating thereto.

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Assistant Professor of Management
Green 302

Dr. Kang’s research interests center on firm strategy and the performance implications of R&D decisions. He is the recipient of several teaching and research awards, including Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year, Coller Senior Awards from Tel Aviv University, and Outstanding Scholar Awards from the Campbell School of Business.

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Certification & Program Advisor
Cook 221
Professor of Philosophy
Evans 202

Tom Kennedy is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the Evans School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. His scholarly interests lie at the intersection of religion and morality and in eighteenth-century Scottish thought.

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Senior Lecturer of Communication and Student Publications Advisor
Laughlin 109A

Kevin Kleine is a senior lecturer of communication and student publications advisor. During his years in higher education Kleine has been teaching students to communicate clearly, effectively and with purpose.

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Animal Science; College Veterinarian
Westcott 111A

Dr. Miranda Knight is the college veterinarian and serves in both an animal care and instructional role, providing veterinary care to the livestock on Berry’s campus and mentoring students interested in careers associated with animal science and veterinary medicine.

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Professor of Anthropology
Evans 214

I am an anthropologist interested in cultural aspects of communication, religion and the sciences. As a teacher, I'm passionate about empowering the students in my classes by mentoring them in how to conduct their own original social science research.

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Associate Professor of Finance
Green 216

Dr. Kosedag has been teaching Principles of Finance, Intermediate Corporate Finance, and Models & Cases in Managerial Finance and MBA -Corporate Finance classes at Berry College since August 2005. His research, like his teaching interest, focuses on corporate finance as well.

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Assistant Professor of Management
Green Hall 215

A teacher, researcher and consultant, Dr. Kushins examines organizational cultures, family businesses, HR practices, and organizational routines. He has published on topics ranging from race and discrimination in hiring to R&D development in Chinese family business.

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Visiting Instructor, English, Rhetoric, and Writing
Evans Hall 213
Lecturer of Chemistry
McAllister Hall 323
Associate Professor Physics, Astronomy and Geology; Department Chair of Physics, Astronomy and Geology
McAllister Hall 338C
Assistant Professor of Economics
Green 214

Dr. Larsen specializes in the development of the Southern economy, with a focus on discrimination, corruption, and other barriers to economic participation. He also studies similar issues in Latin America, Africa, and early modern Europe.

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Associate Professor of Philosophy
Evans 128

Matthew Lee regularly teaches Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, and the Philosophy of C. S. Lewis. He has also taught Symbolic Logic, Early Modern Philosophy, God & Evolution, and Weapons Ethics. He will soon introduce a course on Happiness, Well-Being, and the Meaning of Life.

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Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting
Green Hall 202

Dr. Matthew H. Levin teaches accounting and tax courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs. Prior to joining Berry College, he worked 30+ years as a CPA and Principal in an Atlanta-based firm and as Vice President of Corporate Tax for a global hotel company. He is passionate about engaging students in business concepts and his goal is “to bring the real-world of business into the classroom.”

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Associate Professor of Anthropology
Evans 221B

I have done ethnographic field research in Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania (on the coast of the eastern Africa). My research looks at how Tanzanians' expectations of city life and urban culture have transformed over the past 20 years as their society moved from African socialism to a liberalized, more globally-interwoven economy.

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Professor of Religious Studies
Evans 129

Dr. Lidke earned his M.A. (1996) and Ph.D.(2000) in South Asia Religion and Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado (1990). He was a Fulbright Dissertation Fellow to Nepal in the 1996-97 academic year.

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Assistant Professor of Physics
MAC 338 B

Dr. Zachary Lindsey is an Assistant Professor of Physics and currently teaches courses in physics and engineering, while leading students in experimental physics research. His research combines aspects of physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering to investigate novel semiconductor growth methods and materials with various optoelectronic and energy conversion applications.

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Associate Professor of Spanish
EVA 102A

Dr. Lucia Llorente is a native of Bilbao, Spain. Philologist by training, she is interested in both linguistics and literature.

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Assistant Professor of Nursing
Evans Hall, 245

Dr. Logan earned degrees at the Baccalaureate (Brenau University) and Master's (University of North Georgia) level, concluding with a doctoral degree in nursing from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing (Mercer University).

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Lecturer of Mathematics
McAllister Hall 335A
Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry
McAllister Hall 326A
Professor of History
Evans 124

As Professor of History at Berry College, Laurence W. Marvin teaches both halves of the Foundations world history surveys (History 154 and History 155), as well as upper division level European history courses before 1300 (History 307: Meet the Romans and History 311: Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages).

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Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair
Evans 210
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
McAllister Hall 352A
Associate Professor of Economics
Green Hall 312

Dr. Meehan teaches in the areas of law and economics, public economics and environmental economics. His published research focuses on the economics of crime, occupational regulation and public choice economics. He also serves as a research affiliate with the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at St. Francis University.

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Dana Professor in English; Creative Writing
Evans 219
Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Marketing and Admissions
Green 205B
Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Professions and Pre-Health Advisor
McAllister Hall 324
Assistant Professor of Management
Green Hall 409

Dr. White is an evaluator, data scientist, and science, technology and innovation policy (STIP) researcher. She is particularly interested in the relationship between STEM education, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, and the economic empowerment of marginalized groups. She publishes regularly in STEM education, information systems, social enterprise and entrepreneurship education outlets.

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Professor of Biology; Department Chair of Biology; Affiliate Professor of Biochemistry
McAllister Hall 364A
Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of Teaching Pathways
Cook 260
Professor of Biology
McAllister Hall 366B
Visiting Lecturer of English, Rhetoric and Writing; Director of the Writing Center
Evans 204

MELISSA MULLINS is the Director of the Writing Center and a Lecturer in the Department of English, Rhetoric and Writing. Her research interests are in European fairy tales and folk texts, Illustration, and Translation Theory, as well as the role of Writing Centers in carceral settings.

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Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
Evans Hall Room 244

Dr. Naguszewski is a clinical associate professor of nursing and joined the faculty of Berry College in 2013.

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Associate Professor of Business Communication
Green Hall 410

Samantha Nazione teaches public relations courses, as well as a special rhetoric and public address section for future health care providers in the Communication Department at Berry College. Her research focuses on persuasion in the context of health.

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Associate Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities
Ford 220
Clinical Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; Director, Educational Leadership Program
Cook 219
Adjunct Instructor of Music (piano); Director of Kindermusik
Ford 306

Kathryn Nobles holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Berry College, and did graduate studies at Georgia State University in Piano Pedagogy. She has been an Adjunct Lecturer in the Berry music department since August 1986, teaching class piano and private lessons. She also serves as an accompanist for vocal and instrumental students.

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Professor of Religion and Philosophy
Evans 126

Michael Papazian has been at Berry since 1998. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1995 and specializes in ancient philosophy, logic, and the medieval Armenian tradition of translations of Greek philosophical and theological texts.

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Assistant Professor of Religion
Evans 112B

Jonathan Parker teaches Bible and theology at Berry. He completed his Ph.D. in Old Testament at the University of Durham (England), with special emphasis on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture. His research interests include the use of the Bible's history of reception in comparative Jewish and Christian interpretation.

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Artist Affiliate, saxophone
Ford 218

Gary Paulo is Artist Affiliate of Saxophones at Berry College. Gary is a D'Addario Reserve Method Artist. He has performed with artists spanning many different genres of music. He is regularly called to play saxophone in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony and Albany Symphony.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance; Director of Dance
Richards 264
Assistant Professor of English; Creative Writing
Evans 213

Clinton Crockett Peters is the author of two books and over fifty published creative nonfiction essays, short stories, and long-form journalism articles. His teaching focus is creative writing, with an emphasis on nonfiction as well as environmental literature. He also teaches YA Literature and RHW courses.

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Associate Professor of Animal Science
Westcott 204
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
McAllister 353A

Dr. Douglas T. Pfeffer is an operator theorist investigating the structure, invertibility criteria, and spectrum of Toeplitz operators associated with constrained subalgebras of the disc algebra. He is a co-founder of the Operator Theory Talks for Early Researchers (OTTER) community, and regularly participates in outreach programs such as Math Circles.

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Assistant Professor of Biology
McAllister 363B
Director of ESOL; Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Cook 247

Dr. Chang Pu is an associate professor of TESOL and the coordinator of the ESOL endorsement program at Berry College.

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Associate Professor of Biochemistry; Director of Berry College One Health Center
McAllister Hall 303A

Dr. Dominic Qualley is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and serves as the current director of the One Health Center at Berry. His research interests are centered around the structure of viral proteins and the pathways by which viral particles are assembled.

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Assistant Professor of Psychology
Cook 248

Thom Ratkos is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who brings together clinical and conceptual approaches for our Applied Behavior Analysis minor.

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Production Manager; Technical Director of Theatre
Blackstone 101

Logan received his MFA from Southern Illinois University with an emphasis in Scenic Design and Technical Direction. He has served as Assistant Professor and Technical Director at Missouri Southern State University, Technical Director and Scenic Designer for Market House Theatre, Properties Master for Des Moines Metro Opera, Scenic Designer and Charge Artist for McLeod Summer Playhouse, and an on board Entertainment Technician with Carnival Cruise Lines.

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Director, Center for Student Enterprises and Entrepreneurship Development
Green 422
Assistant Professor of Biology
MAC 362B
Assistant Professor of History
Evans 112C

Dr. Kelsey Rice is a historian of the modern Middle East and Central Eurasia whose research focuses on the cultural history of Azerbaijan and Iran.

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Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice
Cook 222

Dr. Frances C. Roe is an assistant clinical professor and Director of Field Experiences and Clinical Practice in the Teacher Education Department. She holds a doctorate of education in educational leadership in higher education.

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Assistant Professor of Religion
Evans 136

Jordan Rowan Fannin teaches theology at Berry. She completed her Ph.D. in theology at Baylor University, with special emphasis in theology and literature. In addition to literature (and in particular the work of Flannery O’Connor), her research interests include the significance of place and displacement in the Christian tradition and contemporary moral theology, as well as theology of material culture and the lived environment.

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Associate Professor of Political Science; Department Chair of Political Science and International Affairs
Evans 117
Assistant Professor of Economics
Green Hall 311

Dr. Sharpe teaches a wide range of courses, including Principles of Managerial Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, and Econometrics. His research interests lie in labor economics and urban economics, with a particular focus in the economic impact of immigration.

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Assistant Professor of Communication
Laughlin 110

Dr. Sipocz's research focuses on the representation of women and minorities in sports media as well as popular culture.

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Associate Professor of Spanish; Associate Provost
Hermann 242
Associate Professor of History
Evans 107A

Dr. Snider has published several articles on the involvement of women in diplomacy during the interwar years and is currently working on a monograph that explores the backgrounds of women who served as official delegates to transnational governmental conferences between 1920-1945.

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Professor of History
Evans 131

Dr. Matthew Stanard is a historian of modern Europe and nineteenth- and twentieth-century European empire building and decolonization. He offers courses on world history, modern Europe, Nazi Germany, modern Africa, and European overseas imperialism.

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Henry Gund Professor of Economics; Department Chair of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Green 218

Prof. Stephenson is the Henry Gund Professor of Economics and chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance. His research and teaching interests lie in sports economics and public policy, and he has published in journals including Economic Inquiry, Public Choice, Journal of Sports Economics, and Journal of Monetary Economics. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Economics and Finance Education.

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Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; Coordinator, Charter Fellows
Cook 256

Dr. Carolyn Stufft is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, the Coordinator of Charter Fellows and the Director of the Curriculum & Instruction Conversion Mechanism. Her research interests center on the use of digital literacies to promote youth literacy practices and to prepare teachers to incorporate new literacies within the curriculum.

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Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry; Dean of The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
McAllister Hall 301

Dr. Alice H Suroviec is an Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry and current Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. She specializes in physical electroanalytical and enzyme based biosensor research.

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Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Studies
McAllister 355A
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Professor of Spanish
EVA 206 B

Dr. Julee Tate is a Latin Americanist with a focus on twentieth and twenty-first century cultural productions. She is also interested in and practices community-engaged pedagogies.

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Professor of International Affairs
Evans 109A
Associate Professor of English
Evans 231
Professor of Mathematics
McAllister Hall 337A
Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Studies
McAllister Hall 355C

Dr. Zachary Taylor teaches a variety of environmental science courses and, along with his students, conducts interdisciplinary research that uses lake sediments to reconstruct past environments.

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Artist Affiliate - Guitar
Ford 205C

Sean Thrower is a guitarist with interest and versatility in an eclectic mix of playing styles and genres, which has led him to perform in a wide variety of settings and venues across the world.

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Professor of Physics and Astronomy
McAllister Hall 338A

Dr. Todd Timberlake is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy. He teaches courses in computational physics, classical and quantum mechanics, and historical astronomy. He conducts research in computational quantum mechanics, the use of computers for teaching physics and astronomy, and the history of astronomy. He is the author of two books: Finding Our Place in the Solar System (from Cambridge University Press) and Classical Mechanics with Maxima (from Springer).

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Artist Affiliate (double reeds)
Ford 206
Professor of Art History
Moon 204B

Virginia Gardner Troy is a scholar of twentieth century art and design. She has a secondary field of expertise in Pre-Columbian art and architecture. She is particularly interested in textiles; her scholarship examines the role and significance of textiles, including non-Western textiles, in shaping modernism.

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Associate Professor of Chemistry
McAllister Hall 305B

Dr. Mark Turlington is an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry. He is the Director of the Berry College Science Scholars Program and is the Goldwater Scholarship Campus Representative. He specializes in organic and medicinal chemistry teaching and research.

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry
MAC 304A
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Evans 112A
Visiting Assistant Professor, English, Rhetoric, and Writing
Evans Hall 206F

Dr. Vespa considers himself a poetry teacher who works in the classroom as writing professor as well as on the air and onstage as Jack of Hearts.

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Assistant Professor of Marketing
Green Hall 315

Dr. Anna Vredeveld is an Assistant Professor of Marketing. Her research is focused on consumer behavior, with particular emphasis on brand consumption. At Berry, she teaches a wide range of marketing courses, including Principles of Marketing, Brand and Product Management, Qualitative Research Methods, and Experiential Marketing.

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Associate Professor of English
Evans 217

Jim Watkins is Associate Professor of English. He teaches courses in U.S. southern literature, environmental literature, Native American literature, and autobiography studies as well as first year composition. He also serves as faculty advisor for Berry’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society.

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Artist Affiliate (violin, viola)
Ford 215
Director of Accreditation and Technology
Cook 215

Monica enjoys spending time with her daughter, coaching basketball, and spending time outdoors.

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Lecturer of Communication; Assistant Director of Forensics
Laughlin 208

Hope Willoughby is a critical rhetorician with a passion for mentoring students. She also serves as the Assistant Director of Berry’s national award-winning forensics team.

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Professor; Department Chair of Animal Science
Westcott 205

Dr. Judy Wilson has training and experience in equine exercise physiology with a primary interest in muscular responses to acute and chronic exercise. At Berry College, her research focus has been amino acid metabolism in horses of different ages and physiologic status.

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Artist Affiliate, organ; Staff Accompanist; Instructor in Music Technology
Ford 215
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Evans 245

Ashleigh Woods, Ed.D., R.N., C.N.E., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at Berry College. She is responsible for teaching in the senior year of nursing in topics of medical surgical nursing, intensive/critical care nursing and the senior internship practicum.

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