Tiff College of Education
 
 

Faculty

Cynthia Anderson
Visiting Assistant Professor
B.S., Auburn University ,1976; M.Ed., Ed.S., West Georgia College, 1983, 1987; Ed.D., The University of Georgia, 2000

Kathy A. Arnett
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Ohio State University, 1971; M.S., The University of Akron, Ohio, 1980; Ed.S., Ed.D., University of Georgia, 1988, 1993.

Elaine M. Artman
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., M.S., Illinois State University, 1992, 1993; Ed.D., University of San Francisco, 2003.

Sharon Murphy Augustine
Assistant Professor of Education/Director of Doctoral Studies in Curriculum and Instruction – Macon
B.A., Agnes Scott College, 1990; M.Ed., Georgia College and State University, 1993; Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 2010.

Mary Kay Bacallao
Professor of Education
B.A. Trinity International University, 1988; M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University, 1991, 1994, 1996.

Joseph L. Balloun
Professor of Education
B.S., M.S., Iowa State University, 1963, 1965; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1971.

Richard H. Binkney
Associate Professor of Education/Interim Chair - Teacher Education Douglas / Henry / Newnan / Forsyth
B.S., Oglethorpe University, 1968; M.A.T., Ed.S., Ph.D., Georgia State  University, 1975, 1980, 1986.

Olivia M. Boggs
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Hampton University, 1968; M.Ed., Boston University, 1970; Ed.D., Harvard University, 1978.

Edward Lee Bouie, Jr.
Associate Professor of Education / Chair of Educational Leadership
B.S. Morris Brown College, 1975; M.Mu.Ed., Ed.S. Georgia State University, 1975, 1980; Ed.D. Atlanta University, 1985.

Lucy Bush
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.S. The University of Georgia, 1998, 2000, Ed.D. Georgia Southern University, 2007.

Jabari Cain
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 2000; M.A.  University of Northern Iowa, 2002; Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2008.

Sherah Betts Carr
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Mansfield State College, 1972; M.S., Florida State University, 1975; Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1988.

Martha Lee Child
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Auburn University, 1970; M.L.S. University of Alabama, 1984; Ed.S. West Georgia College, 1994; Ed.D., Samford University, 2009.

Geri S. Collins
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., Mercer University, 1990, 1995; Ed.D., University of Georgia, 2004.

Jacquelyn M. Culpepper
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Baylor University, 1967; M.Ed., University of Louisville, 1986; Ph.D., University of Georgia 2002.

Carl E. Davis
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 1975; M.Ed., William Carey College, 1987; Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1995.

Karen H. Davis
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Georgia Southern University, 1991; M.S., North Georgia College, 1995; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2001.

Macklin D. Duggins
Professor of Education
B.A., University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1978; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia, 1981 1991.

Penny L. Elkins
Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management / Fred L. Miles Chair of Educational Leadership / Professor
B.A., M.Ed., Mercer University, 1990, 1992; Ed.S., Georgia College and State University, 1995; Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1998.

Sammy L. Felton
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S.E., Delta State University, 1978; M.Ed., Memphis State University, 1982; Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1995.

Jianhua Feng
Professor of Education
B.Ed., Huazhong Normal University, 1985; M.S., Wheelock College, 1988; Ed.D., University of Memphis, 1992.

Catherine M. Gardner
Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., East Carolina University, 1972, 1974; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1992.

Allison Cobb Gilmore
Associate Dean/Professor of Education
B.A., University of West Florida, 1972; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1981, 1985.

Tristan L. Glenn
Assistant Professor
B.S., Bethune-Cookman University, 2002; M..A., Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2007, 2013

Andrew L. Grunzke
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., B.A., M.A.T., M.A., Ph.D. University of Florida, 1999,2001, 2006, 2007.

Rebecca Z. Grunzke
Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Brigham Young University,1993; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Florida, 2005, 2010

Ismail S. Gyagenda
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Makerere University, 1979; M.Ed., Yarmouk University, 1987; M.A., The University of the District of Columbia, 1989; Ph.D., Emory University, 1999.

Jeffrey Scott Hall
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., United States Air Force Academy, 1998; M.Ed., The University of Georgia, 2005; Ed.D., Georgia Southern University, 2010.

Anthony Harris
Professor of Education/Coordinator of M.Ed. Program in Higher Ed Leadership
B.A., M.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 1974, 1976; Ed.D., Texas A & M University, 1982.

Harriet Anne Hathaway
Professor of Education
B.A., M.L.S., Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1971, 1978, 1983.

Carol A. Isaac
Assistant Professor
B.M.E.,University of Kansas, 1980; B.H.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Florida, 1988, 2002, 2006 

Mary T. Jacobs
Assistant Professor of Education/Coordinator of Ed.S. Program in Educational Leadership
B.S. The University of Georgia, 1974; M.Ed. Georgia Southwestern State University, 1985; Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University, 1998.

J. Kevin Jenkins
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Mercer University, 1989; M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., University of Georgia, 1996, 1997.

Joseph R. Jones
Assistant Professor
B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham (1998); Ph.D., University of Rochester (2011).

Margie Jones
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Medical College of Georgia, 1983; M.Ed., Georgia State University, 1997; Ed.S., State University of West Georgia, 2002; Ed.D., Georgia Southern University, 2005.

Sybil Anne Keesbury
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, 1996; M.S., Mankato State University, 1997; Ed.D., Gardner-Webb University, 2010.

Pamela Kelsey
Instructor; Assistant to the Chair
B.F.A., M.A.Ed., Ed.S., The University of Georgia, 1969, 1972, 1976.

Ronald Knorr
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Clemson University, 1981; M.B.A., University of North Florida, 1987; M.A.T., Ph.D. Clemson University, 2005, 2010.

William Otis Lacefield, III
Professor of Mathematics Education
B.A., Mercer University, 1989; M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi, 1993; Ed.S., Mercer University, 1995; Ed.D., Georgia Southern University, 1999.

Leonard E. Lancette
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., University of Minnesota, 1971; M.Ed., Ed.S., Georgia State University, 1977, 1984; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 1995.

Pamela A. Larde
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., California Polytechnic State University, 2000; M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University, 2004; Ph.D., Cardinal Stritch University, 2009.

Robert L. Lawrence, IV
Assistant Professor of Education / Director of Assessment
B.A., Centre College of Kentucky, 1971; M.S., University of Kentucky, 1977; M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1988, 1990, 1997.

Susan C. Malone
Janie F. New Baptist Professor of Education
B.A., University of South Alabama, 1975; M.Ed., Ed.D., Vanderbilt University, 1984, 1994.

Mary Nell McNeese
Associate Professor
B.S. Samford University, 1976; M.Ed. University of Southern Mississippi, 1995; Ph.D. University of Alabama, 2000.

Barbara McWethy
Instructor
B.A., M.A., Concordia University, 2004, 2007

Jane Metty
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Stephen F. Austin University, 1981; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A & M University, 2006, 2010.

Margaret Rainey Morris
Professor of Education/Chair of Teacher Education – Macon / Eastman / Savannah
B.A., Shorter College, 1966; M.Ed., North Georgia College, 1980; Ed.D., University of Georgia, 1993.

Mary Hall O’Phelan
Associate Professor of Education/Director of Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership
B.A., University of Missouri, 1967; M.Ed., University of Miami, 1978; Ph.D., University of Florida, 1994.

Emilie Warner Paille
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., Georgia State University, 1973, 1978; Ed.D., University of Georgia, 1991.

John Payne
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., The University of Georgia, 1967; M.A.T., Emory University, 1973; Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1981.

Justus J. Randolph
Assistant Professor of Education
B.I.S., Weber State University, 1998; M.Ed., Framingham State College, 2001; Ph.D., Utah State University 2007.

Barbara Rascoe
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1971; M.A., East Carolina University, 1995; Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 2001.

Kelly Reffitt
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., University of Georgia, 1992; M.Ed., Mercer University, 2000; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2008.

debra walls rosenstein
Associate Professor of Education/Chair - Teacher Education – Atlanta
B.S., North Carolina State University, 1975; M.S., University of Tennessee, 1978; Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1982.

Peter A. Ross
Associate Professor of Education
B.A. New College, 1975; M.A., Ed.S., University of South Florida, 1982, 1983; PhD., University of Florida, 1988.

Jon M. Saulson
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Florida, 1972, 1974, 1981.

Wynnetta A. Scott-Simmons
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Bennett College, 1981; M.Ed., Ed.S., Mercer University, 2002, 2003; Ed.D., Georgia Southern University, 2007.

Jan Simmons
Instructor, Assistant to the Chair
B.S., Georgia Southern University, 1976; M.Ed., Mercer University, 1982.

Bruce E. Sliger
Professor of Education
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University, 1977, 1979, 1982; Ed.D., University of Georgia, 1990.

Albert A. Stramiello
Professor of Education
B.S., Clarion State College, 1970; M.Ed., Slippery Rock State College, 1973; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1978.

Karen Weller Swanson
Associate Professor of Education/Director of Doctoral Studies in Curriculum and Instruction -- Atlanta 
B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Northern Arizona University, 1989, 1995, 2003.

Richard V. Swindle
Senior Vice President/Professor of Education
B.A., Samford University, 1969; M.Ed., University of Montevallo, 1978; PhD., Emory University, 1995.

Sylvia Y. Taylor
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., M.S., Florida State University, 1998, 2000; Ph.D., Emory University, 2007.

Kaye Thomas 
Assistant Dean / Director of Field Placement  / Instructor of Education
B.S., Auburn University, 1990; M.Ed., University of West Georgia, 1995.

Paige Tompkins
Interim Dean / Professor of Education
B.S., Troy State University, 1984; B.S., Auburn University, 1987; M.Ed., Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 1993, 1995.

Michelle Vaughn
Assistant Professor
B.S., Thomas University (2001); M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 2007; Ed.S., Ed.D., University of West Florida (2011,2012).

Victor Verdi
Clinical Instructor of Educational Leadership
B.S., Presbyterian College, 1960; M.A., Western Carolina University, 1967; Ed.S., University of Georgia, 1976.

Jessica Warren
Visiting Instructor / Assistant Director of Field Placement
B.A., Spelman College, 1979; M.Ed., Georgia State University, 1982; Ed.S., University of West Georgia, 1994.

Jane West
Associate Professor of Education
B.S. Mississippi College, 1982; M.A. Louisiana State University; Ed.D. The University of Georgia, 1994.

Clemmie B. Whatley
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Clark College, 1971; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1973; Ed.S., State University of West Georgia, 1999; Ph.D., Emory University, 2003.

Vincent Youngbauer
Assistant Professor
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1998; M.S., Wilkes University, 2007, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2011