Faculty


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Ahmed, Rashad (2020)
Assistant Professor
B.Ed., Taiz University
M.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Ph.D., The University of Memphis

Akpan, Joseph (2011)
Distinguished Professor
B.S., Lane College
M.A., Drake University
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Alam, Mohammed Gaus (2006)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Alikaj, Albi (2019)
Assistant Professor
B.B.A., Southern Arkansas University
M.B.A., Southern Arkansas University
Ph.D., Texas A&M International University

Alvidrez, Michael R. (2015)
Associate Professor
B.S.E., Arizona State University
M.S.E., New Mexico State University
Ph.D., New Mexico State University

Anderson, William Chad (2014)
Associate Professor
B.F.A., Mississippi State University
M.F.A., Mississippi State University

B

Bagley, Justin (2020)
Assistant Professor
A.S., Shelton State Community College
B.Sc., The University of Alabama
M.S., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., Brigham Young University

Balilaj, Arjola (2021)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Middle East Technical University
M.A., Sabanci University
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Baptiste, Renee L. (2005)
Department Head, Music
Professor
B.M., William Carey College
M.M., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Ph.D., University of Florida

Barnes, Jimmy H. (2007)
Associate Professor
B.S., Berry College
M.Ed., University of West Georgia
Ed.S., Jacksonville State University
Ed.D., Nova University

Barnett, Timothy J. (2003)
Professor
Th.B., Christian International College
M.P.A., Boise State University
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Barnett-Ellis, Paula (2000)
Professor
B.S., Georgia Southern University
M.M.C., University of South Carolina
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Barrow, Laura (2012)
Assistant Professor
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., Mercer University

Bavonese, Janet L. (2011)
Assistant Vice Provost of Advising, Student Success Center
Associate Professor
B.A., St. Thomas University
M.S., Nova Southeastern University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Bayles, Makenzie (2013)
Associate Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Beard, Lawrence (1999)
Distinguished Professor
B.A., The University of Alabama
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.A., The University of Alabama
Ed.S., The University of Alabama
Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Beeman, Shellie (2021)
Associate Professor
B.M., Bob Jones University
M.M., Bob Jones University
D.A., Ball State University

Beezley, Paul R. (2004)
Department Head, History and Foreign Language
Associate Professor
B.S., Appalachian State University
M.S., University of Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Bekhouche, Noureddine (2000)
Professor
B.S., University of Annaba
M.S., Polytechnic University of New York
Ph.D., West Virginia University

Bennett, Doris (1986)
Professor
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman's College
M.A., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Benson, Jeremy L. (2011)
Professor
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.M., Florida State University
D.M.A., Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

Blades, Randal W. (2006)
Department Head, Theatre and Film
Professor
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.F.A., The Pennsylvania State University

Bodiford, Kenneth G. (1994)
Director, Bands
Associate Professor
B.M., Jacksonville State University
M.M., East Carolina University
D.M.A., The University of Alabama

Boozer, Benjamin (2011)
Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.P.A, Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., Auburn University

Brock, Vicki L. Tinnon (2016)
Assistant Professor
B.S., University of South Alabama
B.A., University of South Alabama
M.S., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., Kansas State University

Brown, Grover III (2021)
Assistant Professor
B.S., The University of Georgia
Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi

Burgett, Jennifer Savage (2020)
Clinical Education Coordinator, MAT
Assistant Professor
B.S., Western Carolina University
M.S., Georgia State University
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Burns, Christy C. (2004)
Distinguished Instructor
B.A., Shorter College
M.A., Jacksonville State University

Burrows, Cathy (2012)
Instructor
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Jacksonville State University

C

Calhoun, Christie F. (2013)
Interim Department Head, Curriculum and Instruction
Assistant Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ed.S., Jacksonville State University
Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Callaway, Blair (2021)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
B.S. Ed., Jacksonville State University
M.A. Ed., University of North Alabama

Carter, Michael Shawn (1998)
Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., Texas A & M University

Clark, Christopher (2019)
Program Director, MAT
Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Kentucky
M.A., Furman University
Ed.D., University of St. Augustine

Clark, Doug (2005)
Professor
B.F.A., Radford University
M.F.A., Central Washington University

Clements, Jr., L. Frederick (1988)
Distinguished Professor
B.A., Emory and Henry College
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Cleveland, Jason (2018)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Cochran, Robert (2012)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University

Collum, Taleah (2006)
Associate Professor
B.S., Florida State University
M.A., Florida State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Conover, Carolyn (2020)
Assistant Professor
B.A., St. Mary of the Woods College
M.A., Indiana State University
M.F.A., Michigan State University

Conroy, Roxana S. (2001)
Instructor
B.A., University of South Florida
M.S., Jacksonville State University

Cook, Llewellyn D. (1999)
Professor
B.A., Texas A & M University
M.A., Florida State University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Cunningham, Ben (2020)
Instructor
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Jacksonville State University

Cunningham, Brent J. (1999)
Interim Dean, College of Business and Industry
Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.A., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., University of Mississippi

D

Davis, Randall C. (1991)
Professor
B.A., Marietta College
M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Dean, Susan A. (2008)
Instructor
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Jacksonville State University

Dempsey, David W. (2000)
Professor
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Dunn, Christian M. (2015)
Associate Professor
B.F.A., Louisiana Tech University
M.F.A., Louisiana Tech University

E

Easterling, Travis J. (2020)
Department Head, Military Science
Lieutenant Colonel
Professor
B.A., Arkansas State University
M.A., Webster University

F

Franklin, Amy P. (2001)
Associate Professor
B.S., Troy State University
M.A., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Frazier, Jeannie (2012)
Assistant Professor
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Freeland, Wendy (2003)
Professor
B.M., Florida Atlantic University
M.M., University of South Carolina
D.M.A., University of South Carolina

G

Gamess, Eric (2017)
Associate Professor
B.S., National Institute of Applied Sciences
M.S., National Institute of Applied Sciences
Ph.D., Central University of Venezuela

Gharehchahi, Saeideh (2020)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran
M.S., Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran
Ph.D., Texas State University

Gladen, Curtis (2002)
Instructor
B.S., Bemidji State College
M.S., New Mexico State University

Gordon, Douglas L. (2008)
Professor
B.S.Ed., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Gray, Larry (2004)
Professor
B.A., Rhodes College
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Gross, Benjamin I. (2017)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Northern Illinois University
M.S., Northern Illinois University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Gross, Jennifer (2001)
Professor
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A., University of Richmond
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Guida-Hall, Francesca (2020)
Instructor
B.A., Trinity International University
M.S.W., Loyola University Chicago

Gulledge, Elizabeth D. (2006)
Associate Dean and Department Head, College of Health Professions and Wellness
Chief Nursing Administrator, Nursing
Professor
A.D.N., Southern Union State Community College
B.A., Auburn University
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama at Birmingham

H

Hamissou, Mijitaba (2001)
Professor
B.S., Oklahoma State University
M.S., Oklahoma State University
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Hankins, William (2017)
Associate Professor
B.A., Auburn University
B.A., Auburn University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Harvey, Gordon E. (2008)
Distinguished Professor
B.S., Auburn University
B.S., The University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.A., The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., Auburn University

Hathaway, Paul L. (2008)
Associate Professor
B.A., Idaho State University
M.P.A., Idaho State University
D.A., Idaho State University

Hathcock, Laurie (2002)
Associate Professor
B.A., The University of Alabama
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Hearn, W. Mark (1989)
Interim Department Head, College of Business and Industry
Professor
B.S., University of North Alabama
M.B.A., University of North Alabama
Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Helms, Andrew B. (2003)
Associate Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Helms, Kimberly (2007)
Professor
A.A.S., Gadsden State Community College
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., Jacksonville State University
D.H.Ed., A.T. Still University

Henning, Arland B. (1985)
Instructor
B.A., Luther College
M.S., Florida State University

Hensley, Lori L. (2017)
Department Head, Biology
Professor
B.S., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Hill, Kory J. (2001)
Program Chair, Graduate PE
Professor
B.S., Abilene Christian University
M.S., Colorado State University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Huang, Jianping (2017)
Associate Professor
B.A., University of Science & Technology of China
M.B.A., Nanjing University
Ph.D., The University of Memphis

Huang, Shih-Kai (2015)
Associate Professor
B.S., Cheng Kung University
M.S., Cheng Kung University
Ph.D., Texas A & M University

I

Inman, Chris (2015)
Senior Instructional Designer, Online@JSU
Assistant Professor
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.A., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Islam, Tanveerul (2011)
Department Head, Emergency Management and Public Administration
Professor
B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Ph.D., Texas Tech University

J

Jensen, Cynthia (2001)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University

Jerolleman, Alessandra (2018)
Associate Professor
B.A., Tulane University
M.P.A., University of New Orleans
Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Johns, Kyoko M. (2010)
Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.A., The University of Alabama
Ed.S., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Johnson, J. Seth (2014)
Department Head, Art and Design
Distinguished Professor
B.F.A., Jacksonville State University
M.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jordan, Matthew (2020)
Assistant Professor
B.M., Middle Tennessee State University
M.M., University of North Texas
D.M., The Florida State University

Joyce, Teddi (2020)
Associate Professor
B.S., Butler University
M.A., University of Dubuque
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

K

Kaibara, Helen I. (2017)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Portland State University
M.A., Eastern Kentucky University
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Kim, Kihyun (2011)
Associate Professor
B.B.A., Korea University
M.B.A., Korea University
Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Kirk, Carrie (2013)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ed.D., College of William and Mary

Kiser, Jerry D. (1997)
Professor
B.A., Christopher Newport University
M.Ed., Montana State University, Northern
M.S.Ed., Old Dominion University

Koss, Ronald G. (1989)
Associate Professor
B.A., University of Wisconsin at River Falls
M.A., University of Florida
Ph.D., University of Florida

Kostova, Raina (2006)
Professor
B.A., American University, Bulgaria
M.A., University of Maine
Ph.D., Emory University

L

Lafferty, Bryce (2011)
Professor
B.A., Central Connecticut State University
M.F.A., University of North Texas

Lang, Joshua (2019)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., University of Alabama Huntsville
Ph.D., University of Alabama Huntsville

Lang, Kay E. (2015)
Associate Professor
B.A., Trent Polytechnic
M.A., University of Wyoming
M.A., University of Leicester

Latham, Bethany (2004)
Professor
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Leathrum, Thomas E. (1998)
Professor
B.A., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Dartmouth College
Ph.D., Dartmouth College

Lee, Jihye (2014)
Associate Professor
B.B.A., Chung-Ang University
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Lemmons, Russel (1993)
Distinguished Professor
B.A., Franklin College, Indiana
M.A., Miami University, Ohio
Ph.D., Miami University, Ohio

Lester, William (2005)
Professor
B.A., University of Texas-Pan American
M.P.A., Texas Tech University
Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Levi, Tamara J. (2006)
Professor
B.A., Lees-McRae College
M.A., Appalachian State University
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Littlejohn, Kaleb (2019)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University

Logsdon, John A. (2000)
Associate Professor
B.Mus., University of Georgia
M.M., University of Georgia
D.M.A., University of Georgia

Long, Jody (2019)
Assistant Professor
B.B.A., Mercer University
M.S.W., University of Georgia
Ed.D., University of Memphis

Lonsberry, Gabriel (2021)
Assistant Professor
A.A., Polk State College
B.A., University of South Florida
M.A., University College London
Ph.D., Purdue University

Lowe, Keith (2007)
Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.B.A., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Lowe, William A. (2004)
Professor
B.S., Shorter College
B.S., University of Cincinnati
M.B.A., Brenau University
D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

Lu, Yajun (2021)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Zhongyuan University of Technology
M.S., Hauzhong University of Science and Technology
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Luck, Jennifer (2017)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
M.F.A., University of Kansas

M

Matthews, Tracey D. (2020)
Dean, College of Health Professions and Wellness
Professor
B.S., University of Connecticut
M.S., Springfield College
D.P.E., Springfield College

Maywald, Dominique Nikki (2020)
Assistant Professor
B.S.W., University of West Florida
M.S.W., University of West Florida
Ph.D., Tulane University

McElroy, Allison (2008)
Professor
B.F.A., Atlanta College of Art
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
Ed.D., Auburn University

McGahey, James T. (2011)
Professor
B.A., University of Georgia
M.Ed., Augusta College
Ed.S., Georgia Southern University

McGrail, J. Patrick (2008)
Professor
B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.S., Syracuse University
Ph.D., Syracuse University

McGrath, Lori S. (2017)
Assistant Professor
A.S.N., Samford University
B.S.N., Samford University
M.A., The University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S.N., The University of Alabama in Huntsville
D.N.P., The University of Alabama in Huntsville

McKerchar, Paige (2007)
Department Head, Psychology
Professor
B.S., University of Florida
M.A., University of Kansas
Ph.D., University of Kansas

McKerchar, Todd (2007)
Professor
B.S., University of Florida
M.A., University of Kansas
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Mertens, Dan (2016)
Professor
B.A., Colorado State University
M.B.A., University of Arizona
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Messina, Cara (2021)
Assistant Professor
B.A., St. John's University
M.A., St. John's University
Ph.D., Northeastern University

Mikel, Dana Stacy (2018)
Assistant Professor
A.D.N., Snead State Community College
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., Jacksonville State University
D.N.P., Jacksonville State University

Miles, Sarah Cusimano (2013)
Associate Professor
B.S., The University of Alabama
B.F.A., Jacksonville State University
M.A., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., Catholic University of America

Mitchell, Kimberly (2019)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.A.E., University of Alabama
M.A., Jacksonville State University

Mitchell, Linda (2007)
Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., Auburn University

Moore, Jocelyn (2021)
Associate Professor
B.S., University of Louisiana at Monroe
M.S., Louisiana Tech University
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Morgan, Joseph S. (2014)
Distinguished Scholar,
Associate Professor
B.S., National-Louis University
M.F.S., National University

Munster, Danyel Weldon (2020)
Assistant Professor
B.F.A., The University of Alabama
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., Jacksonville State University
D.N.P., Jacksonville State University

Murray, Jada (2017)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.D.A., Utah State University

N

Nall, Rusty (2021)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., Utah State University

Nelson, Kim (2020)
Instructor
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S.W., University of Alabama

Nevala, Andrew E. (2011)
Professor
B.A., Boise State University
M.M., University of Northern Colorado
D.M.A., University of Colorado

Newton, Andrew (2017)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Kent State University

Norvell, Barbie (2016)
Professor
B.S., Auburn University
M.A., Piedmont College
Ed.S., Auburn University

O

Oft, Eryn (2007)
Instructor
B.M., Indiana University
M.M., Indiana University

Oles, John (2015)
Associate Professor
B.F.A., University of Masschusetts-Dartmouth
M.F.A., Tulane University

Olsavsky, Chuck (2019)
Assistant Professor
B.E., Youngstown State University
J.D., University of Akron, School of Law
M.B.A., University of Michigan

Overton, Reginald F. (2013)
Program Chair, Graduate Sport Management
Professor
A.S., Volunteer State Community College
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S., United States Sports Academy
M.B.A., Auburn University
Ed.D., Temple University

P

Park, Kye Jung Rachel (2017)
Assistant Professor
B.M., Sookmyung Women's University
M.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
D.M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Patton, Brian E. (2015)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ed.D., Liberty University

Pearce, Charlie L. (2017)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.P.A., Jacksonville State University

Peck, Ellen M. (2010)
Professor
B.A., Oakland University
M.A., University of Illinois
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Phillips, Karen (2017)
Instructor
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.S.W., The University of Alabama

Poe, Jodi (2001)
Department Head, Technical Services
Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

Porter, Andrea (2005)
Department Head, English
Associate Professor
B.A., University of North Alabama
M.A., Mississippi State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama
M.M., Florida International University
D.M.A., University of Georgia

Probst, Christopher (2014)
Associate Professor
B.A., Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania
B.S., Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania
M.M., The University of Arizona

R

Rayburn, James R. (1998)
Distinguished Professor
B.S., Louisiana College
M.S., Oklahoma State University
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Renda, Cheyenne (Renee) (2021)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., Utah State University

Ridlen, M. (2018)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Saint Louis University
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Ross, Jeremy (2013)
Associate Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Runnells, Jamie (2013)
Professor
B.A., Augusta State University
M.Des., Edinburgh College of Art

S

Sarrell, Astin (2020)
Assistant Professor
B.Ed., Jacksonville State University
M.Ed., University of West Alabama
Ed.S., University of West Alabama
Ed.D., The University of Alabama

Sasser, Tanya T. (2010)
Instructor
B.A., University of Montevallo
M.A., Jacksonville State University

Sciuchetti, Mark (2019)
Assistant Professor
A.A., Emory University
B.A., Columbus State University
M.A., Columbus State University
M.M., The Florida State University
Ph.D., The Florida State University

Shah, Sayyed Fawad Ali (2017)
Associate Professor
B.A., University of Peshawar
M.A., The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Simon, Amy (2019)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.B.A., Jacksonville State University

Smith, Allegra W. (2021)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Michigan State University
Ph.D., Purdue University

Smith, Daniel E. (2002)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Texas Tech University

Smith, Shana (2018)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Auburn University
M.Ed., Auburn University
Ph.D., Auburn University

Sneed, Cynthia A. (2001)
Professor
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.A., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Southwick-Thompson, Kimberly (2020)
Assistant Professor
B.F.A., Emerson College
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Springer, Mary (2017)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Doane University
M.A., University of Saint Thomas
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Staples, Julie A. (2014)
Interim Department Head, Finance, Economics and Accounting
Instructor
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.A., The University of Alabama

Stephens, Douglas (2017)
Coordinator, Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track
Assistant Professor
B.S., Southern University and A&M College
B.S.N., Florida A&M University
M.S.N., The University of Alabama at Birmingham
D.N.P., The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Stephens, Wendy S. (2015)
Associate Professor
B.A., Dartmouth College
M.A., The University of Alabama in Huntsville
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama
M.Ed., Samford University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Stevens, Kimberly W. (1998)
Professor
B.A., Auburn University
M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Stone, Staci (2018)
Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Professor
B.A., The University of Alabama
M.A., University of South Carolina
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Stovall, Jeremy (2006)
Associate Professor
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Jacksonville State University
D.M.A., University of Alabama

Sult, Teje H. (2006)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Murray State University

T

Thomas, Casey (2020)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.A., The University of Iowa
D.M.A., The University of Iowa

Thomas, James L. (1999)
Professor
B.B.A., University of Mississippi
M.B.A., University of Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Thornton, David C. (2003)
Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., Auburn University

Tolley-Jordan, Lori (2010)
Associate Professor
B.S., University of Arkansas
M.S., Southwest Texas State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Trifas, Monica (2005)
Associate Professor
B.S., University of Bucharest
M.S., University of Bucharest
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Triplett, Jimmy (2010)
Professor
B.A., University of North Carolina
Ph.D., Iowa State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Troncale, Jennifer M. (2011)
Professor
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.A., The University of Alabama
Ed.S., The University of Alabama

Trucks, Christi G. (2015)
Interim Department Head, Family and Consumer Sciences
Assistant Professor
B.S.E., The University of Alabama
M.S.E., The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Turley, Falynn (2010)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Turner, Ashley (2020)
Assistant Professor
B.S., University of West Georgia
M.S., University of West Georgia
Ph.D., The University of Alabama at Birmingham

U

Upchurch, John B. (2015)
Department Head, Public Services
Assistant Professor
B.A., Western Kentucky University
M.A., The University of Alabama
M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama

V

Van Slyke, Jeffrey (2012)
Associate Professor
B.S., Auburn University
M.P.A., Western Carolina University
Ed.D., University of Texas at Austin

Vaughn, Jennie (2020)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.S.Ed., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

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Walker, Laura Pruitt (2008)
MSN Program Coordinator,
Professor
A.D.N., Gadsden State Community College
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., Jacksonville State University
D.H.Ed., A.T. Still University

Wallace, Heather Goodwin (2017)
Assistant Professor
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., University of South Alabama
D.N.P., University of South Alabama

Wallace, Melanie (2007)
Department Head, Counseling and Instructional Support
Professor
B.S., University of Montevallo
M.Ed., University of Montevallo
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Walsh, Joseph (2014)
Vice Provost,
Professor
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S., The University of Memphis
Ed.D., The University of Memphis

Wang, Chongming (2017)
Assistant Professor
B.S., East China Normal University
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Wang, Xiaoqing (2018)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Chongquing Jiotong University
M.S., Wuhan University of Technology
Ph.D., University of Alabama
Ed.D., Mississippi College

Watkins, James (2021)
Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.F.A., Stony Brook Southampton

Weathers, Aimee (2015)
Instructor
B.S.E., Livingston University
M.S.E., Jacksonville State University

Webb, Sheila A. (1997)
Professor
B.A., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Weinkauf, Laura (1998)
Associate Professor
B.A., Carleton College
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Whorton, Kimberly (1997)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
B.S.W., Jacksonville State University
M.S.W., The University of Alabama

Wickersham, Kimberly (2017)
Associate Professor
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
M.S.W., The University of Alabama
Ph.D., The University of Alabama
D.M.A., Arizona State University

Wight, Nathan N. (2003)
Professor
B.S., Abilene Christian University
B.A., Abilene Christian University
M.M., Rice University

Wildinger, Jolie (2021)
Assistant Professor
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University
M.S.N., University of South Alabama
D.N.P., Jacksonville State University

Wilson, Priscilla (2011)
Professor
B.A., Tulane University
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Wolbert, Stacie (2021)
Department Head, Secondary Education
Associate Professor
B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed., Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Woodward, James C. (2010)
Professor
B.F.A., University of Wisconsin
M.M., University of Southern California
D.M.A, Arizona State University

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Yanson, Eliezer (2019)
Director, Choral Activities
Assistant Professor
B.M., Bob Jones University
M.M., Bob Jones University
D.M.A., University of South Carolina

Yarbrough, William (2019)
Instructor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.A., Birmingham-Southern College

Yi, Xiang (2014)
Professor
B.A., Peking University
MHRIR, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Zanzig, Jeff (2000)
Professor
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.B.A., Jacksonville State University
M.Ac., The University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S., Jacksonville State University
Ph.D., The University of Mississippi

Zengaro, Franco (2020)
Associate Professor
B.A., Harding University
M.B.A., Leicester University
M.S.E., Harding University
Ph.D., The University of Alabama