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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Faculty



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Krista Allison, B.A., M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education: B.A. Palm Beach Atlantic University; M.A., University of Central Florida; Ed.S., Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University. (2022)

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)

Renae Bomar, B.A., M.S., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training:  B.A., Dakota Weleyan University; M.S., Indiana State University; Ed.D.​ Ball State University.  (2021)

David C. Britt, B.S., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Business Management:  B.S., Southeast Missouri State University; MBA, Charleston Southern University.  (2010)

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

Kevin Brueilly, B.A., MPT, Ph.D.
Professor of Physical Therapy:  B.A., Cedarville College; MPT, Institute of Physical Therapy; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.  (2021)

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

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

B. Dianne Dinkel, B.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Management:  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.
Professor 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)

Marc P. Embler, B.S., M.S.C.J., M.S.W., Ed.D.
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)

Amanda M. Feller, B.S., D.P.T.
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy:  B.S., D.P.T., University of Evansville.  (2021)

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)

Julie Fernandez, B.A., M.S., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Dean of the College of Education: B.A. University of South Carolina; M.S., University of Houston- Clear Lake; Ed.D. University of Houston- Main Campus. (2021)

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

Marshall P. Forrester, Jr., B.M., M.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Music and Director of the Horton School of Music and Performing Arts:  B.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.M., Eastman School of Music; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  (2010)

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 : B.S./B.S., Liberty University; M.B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Regent University. (2011)

Jonathan S. Goodwin, B.S., D.P.T., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy:  B.S., Furman University; D.P.T., East Carolina University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  (2021)

Timothy L. Gosnell, B.S., D.P.T.
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy:  B.S., Wingate University;  D.P.T., Wingate University.  (2022)

Kelley Green, B.S., M.A., Ed.S, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Education Administration and Teacher Leadership M.Ed. Programs: B.S., M.A., Ed.S, Ph.D., University of Alabama. (2017)

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Tammy Harosky, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of ESOL and Special Education M.Ed. Programs: B.A., M.A., Carson-Newman College; Ed.D. Northcentral University. (2022)

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 Physician Assistant Studies:  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)

Nicholas V. Holland, III, B.M., M.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Music, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands, and Department Chair of Instrumental Programs:  B.M., M.M, East Carolina University. Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  (2011)

Tonya M. Houston, B.S., M.A.T., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D.
Associate 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: 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: 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 Physician Assistant Studies: B.A., University of Memphis; M.D., Meharry Medical College. (2013)

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

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)

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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)

Johnny E. Maddox, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Management:  B.S., Western Carolina University; M.B.A., Southern Wesleyan University; Ph.D., Capella University.  (2018)

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:  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 and Dean of the Hans A. Nielsen 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 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.
Associate 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 of Business Management: 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:  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.,
Professor of Business and Director of Graduate Programs, Hans A. Nielsen 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)

Becky Schoeneberg, B.S., D.P.T., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy:  B.S., Hannibal LaGrange University, D.P.T., Southwest Baptist University. Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University.  (2022)

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.
Professor of English Education and Assistant Dean of the College of 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.
Professor of Physical Education and Chair of the EdD Program: 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)

Angela P. Stagliano, B.S., D.P.T.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy:  B.S., James Madison University;  D.P.T., Neumann University; Ph.D.  (2021)

Janet Tankersley,  A.A.S., B.S., D.P.T., Ph.D.
Professor of Physical Therapy:  A.A.S., B.S., Medical College of Georgia; D.P.T., A.T. Still University; Ph.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.  (2021)

Jacob N. Thorp, B.S., M.S.P.T., D.H.Sc.
Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of the Physical Therapy Program:  B.S. Trevecca Nazarene University; M.S., Des Moines University; D.H.Sc., University of Indianapolis.  (2019)

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: 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)

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

Lauren P. Wills, B.S., Ph.D.
Assistant 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 Physician Assistant Studies:  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: 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:  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 and Coordinator of ECE/ELEM and Child Development Programs: B.S., Westfield State University; M.A., Cambridge College; Ph.D., University of South Florida. (2018)