May 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Faculty



A-G

Amy L. Albrecht, B.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry: B.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of North Dakota. (2009)

Susan V. Ball, CNE, RN, B.S.N., M.S.N., Ed.D
Associate Professor of Nursing and Program Director of Masters of Science in Nursing: B.S., Clemson University; M.S.N., Florida State University, Ed.D Liberty University.  (2014)

Xiangdong Bi, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry: B.S., M.S., Tianjin University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City. (2001)

Theodore S. Blanchard, Jr., B.A., M.A., C.P.A.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration/Accounting: B.A., College of Charleston; M.A., University of South Carolina. (1980)

David C. Britt, B.S., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor in the College of Adult and Professional Studies:  B.S., Southeast Missouri State University; MBA, Charleston Southern University.  (2010)

Jerica Brodhead, B.S., M.S., M.P.A.S., D.M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of the Physician Assistant Program:  B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.S., Purdue University; M.P.A.S.,  Chatham University; D.M.Sc., University of Lynchburg.  (2019)

James Brooks, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology: B.S., Liberty University; M.S., James Madison University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut. (2013)

Amanda M. Butler, B.S., M.S.Ed., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education: B.S. Western Illinois University; M.S.Ed., Walden University; Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University. (2017)

Jason C. Casey, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology:  B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama.  (2016)

Heather L. Chadwick, B.B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics:  B.B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; M.A., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., Colorado State University.  (2019)

Mark A. Crawford, B.A.,  M.B.A., J.D.
Associate Professor Business Administration and Chair of the College of Business: B.A., Armstrong Atlantic University; J.D., Georgia State University; M.B.A., The Citadel. (2007)

B. Dianne Dinkel, B.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor in the College of Adult and Professional Studies:  B.S., Grand Canyon University; M.B.A., Arizona State University; Ed.D., Northern Arizona University.  (2011)

Robert J. Doan, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Assistant Dean, College of Education: B.S., Grand Valley State University; M.S., Winthrop University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. (2018)

Jamie C. U. Downs, B.S., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies and Medical Director for the Physician Assistant Program:  B.S., University of Georgia; M.D., Medical University of South Carolina (2017)

Cynthia A. Dyson, C.N.E., B.S.N., M.S.N., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Nursing: B.S.N. Clemson University; M.S.N., Medical University of South Carolina; Nova Southeastern University. (1997)

Marc P. Embler, B.S., M.S.C.J., M.S.W., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Associate VP of Academic Affairs for Online Programs, Technology, and Grants:  B.S., Charleston Southern University; M.S.C.J., Anderson University; M.S.W., University of South Carolina; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.  (2011)

Julia Ferguson, A.D.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P.
Assistant Professor of Nursing:  A.D.N., Walters State Community College; B.S.N., East Tennessee State University; M.S.N., King University, D.N.P. King University (2019)

Jacqueline T. Fish, A.S., B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Professor of Criminal Justice and Vice President for Academic Affairs: A.S., B.S., East Tennessee State University; M.S. University of Tennessee-Chattanooga; Ed.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville. (2006)

Alan R. Fix, B.S., M.S.C.J.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice: B.S., Indiana State University; M.S.C.J., Boston University. (2008)

Melissa Fly, B.A., B.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology:  B.A., B.S., College of Charleston; Ph.D., Clemson University. (2017)

Robin K. Franklin, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D
Professor of Education: B.S., Carson Newman College; M.Ed., University of Richmond; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University. (2010)

Darin L. Gerdes, B.S./B.S., M.B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Business Administration: B.S./B.S., Liberty University; M.B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Regent University. (2011)

Alexis S. Green, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology:  B.S., Alma College; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University.  (2014)

Kelley Green, B.S., M.A., Ed.S, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education: B.S., M.A., Ed.S, Ph.D., University of Alabama. (2017)

H-K

Sean T. Hayes, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Computer Science Department:  B.S., Charleston Southern University; M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.  (2015)

Kelly T. Headley, B.S., M.H.S.
Assistant Professor of the Physician Assistant Program:  B.S., Colorado State University; M.H.S., Duke University.  (2020)

D. Todd Heldreth, B.S., D.V.M.
Professor of Biology: B.S., Emory and Henry College; D.V.M., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2007)

Arnold J. Hite, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Economics: B.A., M.A., Clemson University; Ph.D., Texas A & M University. (1990)

Tonya M. Houston, B.S., M.A.T., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education: B.S., Charleston Southern University; M.A.T., M.Ed., Ed.S., The Citadel; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. (2016)

Jairy C. Hunter, Jr., A.A., B.S., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.
President Emeritus and Professor of Business Administration: A.A., Wingate College; B.S., M.A., M.A., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., Duke University. (1984)

Richard S. Inscore, A.A., B.A.S., M.A, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice: A.S., B.A.S., Guilford College; M.A., SUNY/Empire State College; Ph.D., Charisma University.  (2008)

Peter B. Jenkins, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Geology and Director of the Graduate Studies Program in Biology: B.S., M.S., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina. (2004)

Marcille J. Jorgenson, C.N.E., N.E.A.-B.C., B.S.N., M.S.N., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nursing:  B.S.N., M.S.N., M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of Nevada.  (2016)

Joshua Kerns, B.A., M.D.
Associate Professor of Biology: B.A., University of Memphis; M.D., Meharry Medical College. (2013)

K. Ben LeVan, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business Administration: B.A., College of Wooster; M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Texas - Tyler. (2014)

William J. Librizzi, III, B.A., M.A, M.S., PsyD.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Graduate Program in Psychology/Counseling:  B.A., Liberty Christian College; M.A., Liberty University; M.S., PsyD., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.   (2016)

Yu-Ju Lin, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Graduate Program in Computer Science: B.S., North Central University, Taiwan; M.S., Chung-Yaun Christian University, Taiwan; Ph.D., University of Florida. (2004)

Kathleen L. Love, A.S., B.S., M.S.C.J., D.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology:  A.S., Trident Technical College; B.S., M.S., Charleston Southern University; D.B.A., Northcentral University. (2017)


M-Y

Andreea Meier, B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P.
Assistant Professor of Nursing and Dean of the College of Nursing and Dean of the College of Health Sciences:  B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P., University of Michigan.  (2013)

Gary A. Metts, B.S., M.P.A., D.B.A.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Assistant Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Director of the M.S.C.J Program and Director of the Division of Social Sciences:  B.S., St. Leo University; M.P.A., Troy University; D.B.A., Northcentral University.  (2013)

George W. Metz, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Professor of Education and Coordinator of the EdD Program: B.A., Western Maryland College; M.Ed., Frostburg State University; Ph.D., University of Toledo. (2013)

Emilie N. Miley, B.S., M.S., DAT
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology/Athletic Training: B.S., Indiana State University; M.S., Indiana State University; DAT., University of Idaho. (2020)

Kerri L. Nelson, B.S., M.S., D.N.P.
Assistant Professor of Nursing:  B.S. East Stroudsburg University; M.S., Pennsylvania State University, D.N.P., The Pennsylvania State University.  (2017)

Amy Nolan-Roney, B.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology: B.S., Charleston Southern University; Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina. (1999)

Kyeungrae Kenneth Oh, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business:  B.A., Seoul National University; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of Texas.  (2017)

Crissy Ortiz, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration:  B.S., Charleston Southern University; M.A., Webster University; Ph.D., Regent University.  (2019)

David W. Palmer, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Business Administration and Dean of Graduate Programs in the College of Business: B.S., Samford University; M.B.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of Alabama. (2016)

David K. Perry, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Chair of the Department of Chemistry,  B.A., Malone College; M.S., Oral Roberts University; Ph.D., Emory University.  (2012)

Gabrielle L. Poole, B.S., M.P.A.S., D.M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies and Physician Assistant Program Director: B.S., Wofford College; M.P.A.S., Medical University of South Carolina;  D.M.Sc., University of Lynchburg (2016).

Rosette Rabess, B.A., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor in the College of Adult and Professional Studies: B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.B.A., Simmons Graduate School of Management

Mark W. Rieman, B.S., M.P.Acc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business Administration/Accounting:  B.S., M.P.Acc., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., Washington State University.  (2013)

Lawton L. Roberts, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology:  B.S.. University of South Carolina; M.S., Louisiana Technical University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.  (2017)

J. Maxwell Rollins, B.S., M.A.Ed., M.B.A., D.B.A.,
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Director of Graduate Programs College of Business: B.S., College of Charleston; M.A.Ed., The Citadel, M.B.A., Charleston Southern University; D.B.A., Liberty University. (1993)

William Ross, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education: B.S., Winston-Salem State University; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of South Carolina. (2019)

Jennifer Schlette, BSN, MSN
Instructor, BSN, Western Governors University, MSN, Western Governors University (2020)

Valerie K. Sessions, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Affiliate Professor of Computer Science: B.S., College of Charleston; M.S., University of Charleston; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. (2007)

Michael F. Shipe, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Assistant Dean of the College of Health Sciences:  B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee.  (2014)

Kari L. Siko-Walters, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English Education:  B.S., Clarion State University;  M.Ed., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., University of North Carolina (2011)

Melvin Sinclair, B.S., M.S., D.B.A.
Assistant Professor in the College of Adult and Professional Studies:  B.S., University of South Carolina; M.H.R.D., Clemson University; D.B.A., Walden University.  (2014)

Christina S. Sinisi, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Psychology: B.A., Hollins College; M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University. (1994)

Anthony S. Smith, B.S., M.F.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Department Chair Master of Education Programs: B.S., Mars Hill University; M.F.A., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. (2018)

Brian J. Smith, B.S., M.S., DHSc
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology/Athletic Training:  B.S., California State University; M.S., Indiana University, DHSc., University of St. Augustine.   (2011)

Kathy J. Sobolewski, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D
Assistant Professor of Education: B.S., Charleston Southern University; M.Ed., Ed.S., The Citadel; Ed.D., South Carolina State University. (2020)

James A. Spencer, B.S., M.S, Ed.S., Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Education: B.S., Eastern Michigan University; M.S., Charleston Southern University; Ed.S., The Citadel; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. (2019)

Skylar S. Stewart-Clark, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of the Physician Assistant Program:  B.S., Louisiana Tech University; M.S., Medical University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University.  (2018)

Imelda Tirtajaya, B.S., M.S.. Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology:  B.S., Universitas Pelita Harapan; M.S., Ph.D.. University of Massachusetts.  (2013)

Sam Vetro, A.S., B.S., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology: A.S., Housatonic Community College; B.S., Sacred Heart University; M.D., American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. (1985)

M. Scott Wade, B.S., M.P.A.S.
Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies and Director of Didactic Education for the Physician Assistant Program: B.S., University of Nebraska; M.P.A.S., University of Nebraska (2107).

Melinda Walker, B.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Chair of the Department of Biology: B.S., Charleston Southern University; Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina. (1995)

Angela C. Weaver, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology:  B.A., Clemson University; M.Ed., The Citadel; Ph.D., Liberty University.  (2019)

Paul E. West, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science:  B.S., Trinity University; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University.  (2015)

Kathleen E. Williams, B.S.N., M.S.N.
Assistant Professor of Nursing: B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania.  (2012)

Lauren P. Wills, B.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology:  B.S., University of Maryland; Ph.D., Duke University.  (2016)

Mark Wise, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice:  J.D., PACE University School of Law.  (2017)

Elizabeth J. Wofford, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology:  B.S., Texas A & M University; M.A., Ph.D., Sam Houston State University.  (2018)

Zack A. Wulbecker, B.S., M.P.A.S.
Assistant Professor of the Physician Assistant Program:  B.S., Grace University; M.P.A.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center.  (2020)

Mela Wyeth, B.A., M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Business Administration/Finance: B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., M.B.A., Webster University; Ph.D., STI Social-Technical Institute. (2000)

Scott D. Yarbrough, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of English and Associate VP of Academic Affairs for Graduate Studies: B.A., M.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., University of Alabama. (1997)

Jeffrey A. Yost, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Business Administration/Accounting:  B.S., Miami University; M.B.A., University of Akron; Ph.D., Ohio State University.  (2018)

Jennifer L. Zakrzewski, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education: B.S., Westfield State University; M.A., Cambridge College; Ph.D., University of South Florida. (2018)