Columbus State University Welcomes 36 New Faculty Members

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- Thirty-six new full-time educators joined the prestigious faculty ranks of Columbus State University this semester. The group includes experts in a variety of fields, professional performers, experienced nurses, published authors and recognized researchers.

“The search committees, chairs and deans at Columbus State have done a tremendous job in bringing new faculty to the university for the 2015-16 academic year,” said Tom Hackett, CSU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “This year's group of new faculty members is one of the most exciting I can remember in terms of stellar credentials and outstanding talent.”

Columbus State University welcomes the following first choice faculty members:


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Ms. Beibei Lin, Lecturer of Music: Pianist Beibei Lin is a doctoral candidate in piano performance at Florida State University, studying under Dr. Heidi Louise Williams. She was Visiting Lecturer at the Schwob School of Music for the 2014-2015 school year and is honored to return as Lecturer. Beibei graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. James Ogburn, Asst. Professor of Music Theory and Composition: James J. Ogburn is a US-born composer, conductor, theorist, and educator who began his musical career as a jazz and rock guitarist. He pursued and completed degrees in Composition & Theory at Central Washington University (B.M., 2004), and the University of Pittsburgh (M.A., 2006 & Ph.D., 2009). Dr. Ogburn’s music has been featured at over a dozen festivals and on orchestral season programs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. As a conductor he has focused on contemporary repertoire, appearing as a guest with numerous ensembles and orchestras, founding/ co-founding three ensembles, and performing at several international festivals. His research in Music Theory has focused on contemporary music and techniques, as well as formal structuring in traditional repertoire. While living in Thailand from 2009–2015, Dr. Ogburn served as Chair of Composition and Theory at Mahidol University College of Music, Artistic Director/ Conductor of Enclave Ensemble, Program Manager of the Thailand International Composition Festival, Project Director of the Siam Cement Group – Young Thai Artist Award, and Researcher (English Language Program Notes) for The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO). For the Ninth Season of TPO, he was appointed as the first “Composer-in-Residence,” for which he composed five works for the 2013–14 Season. For more information, visit: www.jamesogburn.com[/three_fourth]

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Dr. Michelle Herring, Asst. Professor of Music Education: Michelle Herring recently earned a PhD in Music Education at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  Previous degrees include a bachelor’s degree in Music Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas.  Prior to graduate work, Herring taught middle school choir for eight years in Austin, Texas, where she was recognized as “Teacher of the Year.”  While teaching in the public schools, Herring was instrumental in transforming her campus into a Fine Arts Academy, preventing the school from possible closure.  Her choirs received consistent superior ratings in festivals and contests during her tenure as well as many opportunities to perform with community choruses and religious organizations. Herring continues to be an active member in the choral music community as a clinician and performer having performed in choral organizations such as Conspirare (Austin, Texas) and the Dallas Symphony Chorus (Dallas, Texas).  Herring has presented in a variety of state and national venues, including Texas Music Educators Association conference, the Florida Music Educators Association conference, the National Association for Music Education conference, the Society for Music Teacher Education conference, and the Race, Ethnicity, and Place conference.  Additionally, she has published in state, national, and international music journals. [/three_fourth]

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Ms. Marion Scott, Lecturer of Communication: Ms. Scott is joining the Department of Communication as a full-time lecturer. She will split her time between instruction in the public relations and media-writing curriculum with supporting the department’s development initiatives. Scott earned her M.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia. She recently retired as marketing and public relations director at Columbus Regional Health, after 23 years with that organization. Scott specializes in strategic and corporate communications. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Scott Sellnow-Richmond, Asst. Professor of Interpersonal Communication: PhD, Interpersonal Communication – Wayne State University; M.A., Interpersonal Communication – Western Michigan University; B.A., Communication Studies – Western Michigan University. While Dr. Sellnow-Richmond teaches a variety of classes, he specializes in content related to Interpersonal and Family Communication. His award-winning research primarily focuses on the communicative nature of various identities, including those related to gender and sexuality. His most recent research has explored gender identity and family communication patterns for LGB individuals, and the key identities and communicative events surrounding new fathers’ decision regarding taking paternity leave. Dr. Sellnow-Richmond has published in state and international journals, and has presented research at numerous regional and national conferences. Dr. Sellnow-Richmond began his career in broadcasting, holding multiple positions including board operator, morning-show host and chief operator for WBXX and WBCK in Battle Creek, Michigan. In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Sellnow-Richmond also will serve as faculty advisor for our radio station WCUG-FM 88.5. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Gregory Cranmer, Asst. Professor of Organizational Communication: Gregory A. Cranmer earned his Ph.D. in Sport and Organizational Communication and his M.A. in Communication Theory and Research from West Virginia University. Within the context of sport, he primarily conducts quantitative and qualitative research on athlete-coach communication with an emphasis on how prosocial communication shapes athletes’ sporting experiences. Additionally, he examines the portrayals of race within sport media through quantitative and critical lenses. His research has been featured in Communication & SportInternational Journal of Sport CommunicationCommunication Research ReportsWestern Journal of CommunicationHoward Journal of Communications, and The Routledge Handbook of Sport & New Media. Within the organizational context, he conducts quantitative research on how employees assimilate into their organizations, and his research has been featured in the International Journal of Business Communication. Currently, Dr. Cranmer serves as the secretary for the Organizational Communication Interest Group within the Eastern Communication Association, and has recently been elected as the Interest Group’s Chair for 2017. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Joseph Girard, Visiting Lecturer in Music: Dr. Joseph Girard has been appointed Visiting Lecturer in Music—Saxophone, for the 2015-2016 academic year at the Schwob School of Music. He holds a doctorate in Saxophone performance from Michigan State University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in music performance from the University of Michigan. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UM. He is a Selmer Performing Artist. As a member of the Donald Sinta Quartet, he has toured the U.S. and recently performed at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France. [/three_fourth]

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Ms. Rafiah A. Jenkins, Temporary Full-Time Asst. Professor: Rafiah A. Jenkins joins the Department of Communication as temporary full time assistant professor who will teach media production classes and oversee student production training and operation of the studio partnership with University Relations. Rafiah is a freelance producer, videographer and photographer who divides her time between independent film and television projects as well as aiding non-profits with their media needs. When not filming she enjoys biking, jogging, kayaking and of course watching movies. She received her B.F.A. and M.A. in Communication from Valdosta State University. Her current research includes reality television, identity construction and the portrayal of woman and minorities in media. [/three_fourth]


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Dr. Carl Gabrini, Asst. Professor of Accounting: Dr. Gabrini holds a Ph.D. from Florida State University, a CPA license from the State of Florida, a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Central Florida, an MBA from Dowling College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Stony Brook University. He has been teaching accounting since 2011. Prior to that he spent 25 years working professionally. He has experience in government and non-profit accounting as well as procurement, contract administration, sponsored programs administration, and procurement. Past volunteer experiences include serving on church budget committees, the City of Brunswick GA audit committee, and as a volunteer firefighter. His academic research interests include organizational governance, internal audit, and accounting history. He is married with one son and enjoys visiting the Golden Isles along Georgia’s east coast. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Alfredo J. Perez, Asst. Professor of Computer Science: Dr. Alfredo J. Perez received his M.S. degree in Computer Science and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida in 2009 and 2011 respectively. Prior to coming to USA to pursue graduate studies, he obtained a B.S. degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla Colombia (2006). From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Perez was with Northern New Mexico College (Espanola, NM) where he participated in the successful ABET accreditation for the Bachelor of Information Engineering Technology (2013) and was PI/Co-PI of projects sponsored by Google, NSF and the Department of Energy. His research interests are in the areas of Mobile Computing/Sensing, Data Mining, Distributed Systems, Evolutionary Computation and STEM education. He has coauthored journal and conference papers as well as the book ”Location Aware Information systems - Developing Real-time Tracking Systems”, published by CRC Press. Dr. Perez holds two U.S. patents related to Location-based information systems technology. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Sumanth Yenduri, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science: Dr. Sumanth Yenduri received his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Systems Engineering from Andhra University, India in 1999. He received his Master’s degree in 2002 and PhD in Computer Science in 2005 from Louisiana State University, USA. He joined the School of Computing at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 and is currently working as an Associate Professor at Columbus State University. He has published over 50 articles in refereed international conferences and journals. Further, he has published/contributed 4 books. His research interests include software process development, data imputation methods, software metrics, programming language paradigms, software tools/simulation and sensor networks. He has generated over $1.0 million dollars in research funding, thus far. Dr. Yenduri was conferred the Association of Computer Electronics and Electrical Engineers (ACEEE) Fellow in 2009 for his outstanding research contributions. He was recently awarded the Butch Oustalet Distinguished Professorship Award at University of Southern Mississippi (2010). He has served as a committee member, advisory board member, technical committee member, and reviewer on several international conferences. He has delivered invited talks at various venues as well. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Mark James, Asst. Professor of Management: Dr. Mark James grew up in Washington State. He attended Washington State University where he received a BA in Accounting. Mark then moved to California where he worked. Dr. James went back to school and received his MBA from the University of San Diego. Dr. James moved to the San Francisco Bay area where he worked for a large HMO. Dr. James then attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where he received his PhD in Management and Organizations. Upon graduation Dr. James worked for six years at Hong Kong Baptist University – United International College, the mainland China Campus of Hong Kong Baptist University. Dr. James has research interests in International Business and workplace identity. [/three_fourth]


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Dr. Heather Tarver, Limited Term Asst. Professor in ECE: Dr. Heather Tarver earned the EdD in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University with a focus on integration of technology in the classroom, the Ed.S and Master's degrees in Elementary Education from Troy State University, and the B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State University. Dr. Tarver taught 14 years in public schools and is a strong advocate of project based learning and the integration of 21st century technology in teaching and learning. Her professional interests focus on staying abreast of ever-changing educational technologies and development of non-standard teaching methodologies. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Saoussan Maarouf, Instructor in ECE & LiveText Coordinator: While Dr. Sauossan Maarouf has been at CSU as LiveText Coordinator, her role has expanded this year. After earning the EdD, she is now an instructor of Early Childhood in addition to her work as the LiveText Coordinator for the College of Education and Health Professions. Her educational background includes the Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Leadership, the M.Ed. in Early Childhood, the Reading Endorsement, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Early Childhood, all from CSU. She earned the Bachelor's degree in Communication with a specialty in Journalism from the Lebanese University, Beirut – Lebanon. Her research interests include the application of assessment methods and technologies to learning and teaching. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Michael A. Keim, Asst. Professor of School Counseling: Michael A. Keim earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Auburn University. He will serve as the School Counseling Program Coordinator and although this is his first year at Columbus State University, he has taught in professional counseling programs for over 5 years. He served in US Army Intelligence and Psychological Operations, and he focuses on the military community as part of his research and advocacy efforts. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Counselors and Educators in Government (renamed Military and Government Counseling Association as of July 1, 2015), and he is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Military and Government Counseling (Association for Counselors and Educators in Government/Military and Government Counseling Association), The Professional Counselor (National Board for Certified Counselors), and Counseling and Values Journal (Association for Spirituality, Ethics, Religion, and Values in Counseling). He has also served as a reviewer for the NBCC Foundation Minority and Military Scholarship and Fellowship programs, as well as the National Youth-At-Risk Conference. He is a Licensed School Counselor in North Carolina where he served in the public schools for over a decade. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Ryan T. Day, Asst. Professor of Counselor Education: Dr. Ryan T. Day earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Auburn University. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Columbus State University. He teaches a variety of graduate counseling classes, consisting of counseling theories, diagnosing, assessment, and other clinical skill-based classes. Dr. Day has over eight years of clinical counseling experience working in a variety of clinical settings, such as clinical mental health agencies, military veterans, college/university, and private practice environments. His clinical specialization in the area of trauma treatment and recovery of PTSD and other stress-related disorders has afforded him the opportunity to become a known trauma professional in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Dr. Day also conducts trauma assessments for clinical evaluations of PTSD, impact of sexual and physical abuse, and diagnostic impressions of post-traumatic experiences. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified School Counselor, and TRICARE (Military) Certified Mental Health Counselor. Dr. Day’s research and professional interests include addressing trauma therapy and treatment with minority populations, couples and families challenges in treatment, and career counseling approaches used with first-year and undecided students. As a result of his research interest, he has conducted scholarly presentations at national, regional and state conferences and facilitates counselor continuing education training on various topics of trauma therapy. Dr. Day strives to provide his clients and students with a holistic approach to counseling and psychotherapy that seeks to encourage, empower, educate, and provide hope to people ultimately needing therapeutic healing for their traumatic experiences. [/three_fourth]

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Ms. Darlene James-Richardson, Instructor of Nursing: Ms. Darlene James- Richardson earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Hampton University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Prior to arriving to Columbus State University, Ms. James-Richardson served 28 years on Active Duty in the United States Army as an Army Nurse and retired as a Colonel. She recently served as Deputy Commander for Nursing at Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, GA. Ms. James-Richardson has experience in medical-surgical nursing, primary care services, and maternal-child nursing. She also has many years of executive and healthcare leadership experience. Her daughter Marysa Richardson recently graduated from Calvary Christian School, Columbus, GA and will attend Columbus State University Fall 2015. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Colette Daniel, Asst. Professor of Nursing: Dr. Colette Daniel earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, Master of Science in Nursing, Post Master’s Certificate, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Troy University. Colette Greer Daniel is a Board Certified, Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has over 30 years experience in nursing with certifications in hospice and palliative care (CHPN), pediatrics (CPN), and oncology (OCN). Dr. Daniel is happily married, with two adult sons. She is an avid dog lover and currently owns four dogs, three of which are former pets of patients. Dr. Daniel enjoys reading, sitting quietly, and taking in the scenery. [/three_fourth]

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Mr. Edward Brian Hall, Instructor of Nursing: Mr. Edward Brian Hall earned a Degree of Applied Science in Registered Nursing from Southern Union State Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Troy University, and has completed 45 credit hours towards a Doctorate in Education at The University of Alabama. Mr. Hall began his nursing career on a medical- surgical oncology unit at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia. After one year, he transferred to the emergency room and remained there for much of his fifteen-year career. He also has experience as a travel nurse in California, flight nurse, and an administrative supervisor. Mr. Hall is married and a dad to four children ages 18, 12, and 2 (identical twins). In the rare event that he has free time, he enjoys getting outside with his family or taking a ride on his Harley. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Robert Waller, Asst. Professor of Counseling, Foundations and Leadership: Dr. Robert E. Waller, is currently employed by Columbus State University. He comes to us from the University of North Georgia. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Georgia, received his Masters and Educational Specialist degrees from UGA before attending Georgia Southern University where he received his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in June of 1997. He has served as a teacher, high school principal and assistant superintendent, and superintendent in public school systems across the state of Georgia for more than 37 years. He started his career in higher education as an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University, GA, and was then hired as Associate Professor of Educational Leadership with Argosy University in Atlanta, Georgia. His areas of academic interest include educational law, school facility planning, school business management, school finance, leadership, communication and the superintendent in public school systems. Dr. Waller has published in his areas of expertise in national and international journals. He also presented at state and regional conferences on various topics in educational law, school finance and school level leadership development. [/three_fourth]


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Dr. Michael Newbrey, Lecturer of Biology: Dr. Newbrey earned his Ph.D. in Zoology from North Dakota State University under the mentorship of Dr. Allan C. Ashworth. His dissertation focused on climate change and the evolution and growth of North American fishes. Following his doctoral work, Dr. Newbrey served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. Dr. Newbrey served as a part time instructor for CSU for two years (Aug 2013-2015), during that time he taught Principles of Biology, two Contemporary Issues classes (Diversity of Life and Biology of Fishing), and Integrated Science for Early Childhood Education majors. His teaching efforts were recognized by our students with the Excellence in Teaching Award from the CSU Honors College this past spring. While servings as a part time instructor at CSU he continued to pursue his personal research authoring or co-authoring 13 peer-reviewed papers, giving six professional presentations, four poster presentations and two invited lectures. In addition, he has continued his international field research in Poland collecting fossil sharks (supported by the Polish Academy of Sciences) and has been asked to serve as an Adjunct curator of Fossil Fishes at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Center. He is currently working with five colleagues on an NSF preliminary proposal on the evolution of endothermy in lamniform sharks using fossil specimens from Antarctica. This fall he will be the keynote speaker at the Manitoba Paleontology Symposium. Dr. Newbrey will teach Principles of Biology, Integrated Science (Life and Earth Science) for Early Childhood Education majors as well as classes for Biology majors. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Sung-hun Byun, Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice: Dr. Sung-hun Byun received his Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University in 2014. Before joining Columbus State University, he taught a variety of courses at Rutgers, including statistics, research methods, ethics in criminal justice, and theories of crime. His dissertation research focused on situational factors associated with intimate partner violence events among Korean-American women. Dr. Byun completed his dissertation with a novel method that he created named "might-cause chain analysis" (MCA), a tool for diagramming sequential happenings and chains of events. His research was supported by a Dean’s Research Grant from Rutgers School of Criminal Justice and a Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Graduate School of Rutgers University. Prior to completing his dissertation, preliminary findings were published in a peer-reviewed journal. Dr. Byun's current research interests include violence and victimization, quantitative research methods, the utilization of MCA that applies to other violent events, and interdisciplinary efforts blending criminology with various fields. [/three_fourth]

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Mr. Shaun Gann, Lecturer of Criminal Justice: Mr. Shaun M. Gann received his ABD from the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. His dissertation is entitled, “Estimating the Effect of Race on Juvenile Court Decision-Making: A Comparison of Methods.” His research interests include developmental criminology, juvenile justice processing and policy, disproportionate minority contact, and quantitative analytic methods. His publications include peer-reviewed journal articles, book reviews, encyclopedia entries, and technical reports relating to criminal and juvenile justice. His recent work has appeared in Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology, Journal of Juvenile Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, and The Oxford Handbook of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Steven Glassner, Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice: Dr. Glassner has an overall interest concerning the progression of knowledge in the field of criminal justice. He is also interested in studying how early experiences with victimization influence undesirable outcomes later in life. After graduating from high school, Dr. Glassner served honorably for six years in the U.S. Army before completing his B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas. He completed his PhD in Criminal Justice at Texas State University prior to becoming an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Columbus State University. Dr. Glassner has administered courses on research methods in criminal justice, juvenile justice, correctional systems and practices, and police systems and practices. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Nancy Blair, Temporary Lecturer of English: Dr. Nancy Blair joins the English Department this fall as a Temporary Lecturer. She completed her Ph.D. at Auburn University in 2013 and has interests in Twentieth-Century American Literature, Gender Studies, Film, and Composition and Rhetoric. Her teaching experiences include Composition, World Literature, American Literature, and Special Topics courses at Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Michael Parker, Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Visiting Scholar in European Studies: Dr. Michael Parker joins us as the 2015 Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Visiting Scholar in European Studies, specializing in Irish literature. He received his PhD in English from the University of Liverpool. Previously Dr. Parker was Professor of English Literature at the University of Central Lancashire where is now Professor Emeritus. He has also held visiting posts at the University of Łódź, the Sorbonne (University of Paris III) and Emory University. Dr. Parker’s research focuses on 20th Irish literature, particularly the post-World War II literature of Northern Ireland. In addition to numerous essays, articles and translations, Dr. Parker has authored or co-authored nine books, including, most recently, William Trevor: Revaluations (University of Manchester, 2013), Irish Literature since 1990: Diverse Voices (University of Manchester, 2009) and the forthcoming Seamus Heaney: Legacies, Afterlives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). [/three_fourth]

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Ms. Sarah Bowman, Asst. Professor of History: Ms. Sarah Bowman joins us as an Assistant Professor of History, specializing in U.S. cultural history between the Civil War and World War II. She will receive her Ph.D. this fall from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Her research focuses on regional identity and race. Her dissertation, “The Problem of Yankeeland: White Southern Stories about the North, 1865-1915,” examines how white Southerners reimagined the North in the half century following the Civil War. The dissertation argues that these narratives about the North were crucial to the reconstruction of white southern identity and to national reconciliation after the war. Her current project examines white Southern memorialization of colonial and antebellum antislavery efforts in the region. She also plans a study on the emotional politics of the sectional relationship in the post-bellum period. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Nicholas Bolden, Lecturer of Political Science: Dr. Nicholas Bolden earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Auburn University. He brings several years of research and practical experience in state and local politics. Prior to graduate studies, he worked for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alabama and The City of Auburn Judicial division. He has several years of experience in University Outreach. For two years he served as regional director at Auburn University Economic and Community Development Institute for “Connecting Alabama: Boosting Broadband to Bridge the Digital Divide.” Specifically, his work includes economic and community development countywide trainings, state agency consolidation reports, community development profiles, strategic planning, and capacity building consulting for several Community Development Corporations in Alabama. Dr. Bolden taught for the Department of Political Science at Auburn University, Auburn University Montgomery, and Georgia Military College. Dr. Bolden’s research explores the causes and consequences of political, economic, social inequality and poverty in America. His dissertation, “Industrialization, De-Industrialization, Re-Industrialization in a Southern State: Alabama from 1970-2010,” examines the subsequent effects of labor-intensive manufacturing in all 21 industries that make up the U.S. industrial sector. Within this scope, his research investigates the causal relationship between economic development policies, political participation, race and gender. [/three_fourth]

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Mr. Spencer Fix, Temporary Lecturer of Psychology: Mr. Spencer Fix earned his Master’s Degree from the University of West Florida and is currently finishing his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Faust. His research has focused on two topics: utilizing EEG to examine neural network interactions during mind wandering, and investigating predictors of discrimination in the juvenile justice system.   His dissertation compared the neural network connectivity differences at rest and during a focused attention meditation between novice and experienced meditators. Along with his work at UNC Charlotte, Spencer Fix has also collaborated on several projects with researchers from Auburn University, West Virginia University, and Davidson College. Spencer Fix will be teaching undergraduate sections of General Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Research Methods. [/three_fourth]

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Ms. Elizabeth McInnis, Temporary Lecturer of Math: Ms. McInnis earned a Master of Applied Mathematics from Auburn University. She is interested in teaching with a creative-problem-solving approach to prepare students for life outside of academics. Her experience includes teaching Pre-calculus with Algebra and Trigonometry and Auburn and teaching algebra at Opelika High School. She is dedicated to teaching and actively engaging students. [/three_fourth]

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Ms. Elizabeth Naranjo-Hayes, Temporary Lecturer of Spanish: Ms. Naranjo Hayes has been promoted to full-time temporary lecturer.  She initially joined us as an adjunct faculty member in 2012. She received her MA in Spanish Linguistics and her BA in Spanish and French from San Diego State University.  Ms. Naranjo Hayes has also worked as an Adjunct faculty for the Fort Benning Campus of Central Texas College; and as an instructor for: Berlitz Languages International in Spanish, French, and English as a Second Language; San Diego Community College District; and the AVID program. She has worked as the Interpreter and Translator for the Hon. M. Stephen Hyles of the U.S. Magistrates Court in the Middle District of Columbus, Georgia. She has served as the Center Director for the Sylvan Learning Center of Bonita, California; as her Company Executive Officer for Advertising and Public Affairs for the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion in La Mesa, California; and as School Board President for San Diego State University Associated Students Children Center. Ms. Naranjo Hayes volunteers at her church as an interpreter and as instructor of English as a Second Language. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Claudine Chadeyras, Temporary Lecturer of French: Dr. Claudine Chadeyras joins us as a full-time temporary lecturer. She received her MA and PhD in French from the University of Iowa and she wrote her dissertation on sixteenth century French prose.  She received her undergraduate degree from the Université de Picardie in Amiens, France. Prior to her appointment at CSU, Dr. Chadeyras served as Assistant Professor of French at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. While at Millsaps, Dr. Chadeyras was the Chair of the Modern Languages Department for twelve years, and the Faculty Advisor for two French Honors Program Theses. She created and directed the Millsaps French Summer Program in France and the Millsaps French Placement Test. She was the proofreader for Gail Buzhardt’s book: Rencontres sur le Mississippi, 1682-1763: A French Language Reader of Historical Texts published by University Press of Mississippi, 1993. Dr. Chadeyras served as translator of French for the Department of Archives and History in Jackson, Mississippi. [/three_fourth]

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Ms. Latasha Warner, Temporary Lecturer of English: Latasha Warner has ten years of experience teaching in elementary, secondary, and university settings. Mrs. Warner began her teaching career as a high school English teacher with Phenix City Public Schools in Phenix City, Alabama. She has taught English courses with Troy University and English Education courses with Auburn University. Mrs. Warner has also supervised interns in the English Education program with Auburn University. She has completed course work and is working on her dissertation for her Ph.D. in Secondary English Education at Auburn University. Mrs. Warner has presented at several regional, state, and national conferences. Her research interests include discussion in the English classroom, portfolios in the English classroom, and online education. [/three_fourth]

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Dr. Daniel Holt, Lecturer of Earth and Space Sciences: Dr. Daniel Holt earned his B.S. at Loyola University of New Orleans where his undergraduate research focused around the ecology of the threatened Okaloosa darter (Etheostoma okaloosae). While at Auburn University pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Holt accepted teaching assistantships in Ichthyology and Anatomy and Physiology while conducting research investigating the effect of anthropogenic noise on acoustic communication in fishes. Aspects of this research have recently been publicized by Science Magazine, Discover Magazine, and The Times of London. Coming from Huntingdon College where he teaches Environmental Science, and Southern Union State Community College where he teaches General Biology and Anatomy and Physiology, Dr. Holt joins the Department of Earth and Space Sciences as a lecturer of Environmental Science and Sustainability. [/three_fourth]

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Mr. Joshua Poole, Temporary Lecturer of Earth and Space Sciences: Mr. Poole earned his MS in Geology from Auburn University, where he worked on the geological evolution of the southern Appalachians. His thesis research focused on the Brevard fault zone and related structures of the Alabama Inner Piedmont. Mr. Poole comes to us from Auburn, AL, where he instructed introductory and advanced geology labs at Auburn University and, additionally, is co-owner of a School of Irish Dance. Having recently passed the Association of State Boards of Geology, Fundamentals of Geology exam, Josh will soon be eligible or licensure as a Professional Geologist. Mr. Poole will teach lecture and lab sections of Physical Geology, Sedimentary Geology, and Geomorphology. [/three_fourth]


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Ms. Alison Sperry, Asst. Professor of Library Science: Alison Sperry will serve as Assistant Professor of Library Science in the Reference and Instruction area of the Schwob Memorial Library. Alison will have liaison responsibilities for Business Administration, Political Science, Public Administration, and Criminal Justice and will also act as coordinator of our Government Documents program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Museum Studies from the State University of New York College at Postsdam (SUNY Potsdam). She has also earned a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Kentucky. Alison has been the Serials/Reference Librarian at Columbus Technical College for the last three years. Some of Alison’s notable achievements at Columbus Tech include serving as a member of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) writing team and coordinating with the Office of Academic Achievement to develop an assessment measure to determine computer literacy for incoming students at Columbus Technical College.  Before working in libraries, she had 8 years of practical business experience, three of which were in business management and customer service. [/three_fourth]

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