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University of West Alabama    
 
    
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
2016 - 2017 Graduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Faculty | 7



Graduate Faculty

SHAHEEN AHMED (2013), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Industrial Technology Management; B.S. (2004) Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; M.S. (2008) Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden); M.S. (2010), Ph.D. (2013) Mississippi State University.

UCHENNA AKPOM (2013), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance and Economics; M.B.A. (1983) Morehead State University; M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1989) University of Kentucky.

ALIQUIPPA D. ALLEN (2008), Ph.D., Association Dean of the College of Business, Chairperson of the Department of Business Administration, Management and Marketing and Assistant Professor of Management; A.A. (1985) Community College of the Air Force; B.S. (1988) University of Maryland; M.A. (1993) Webster University; Ph.D. (2014) Capella University.

SAMUEL A. AZOCAR (2012), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English as a Second Language; B.A. (1998) Universidad Austral de Chile; M.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2011) University of Wisconsin.

JANIS S. BEAIRD (1994), Ed.D., Professor of Biology; B.S. (1976) Illinois State University; M.S. (1982) University of Illinois-Urbana; Ed.D. (1994) University of Alabama.

DEWARD W. BEDFORD (2002), Ph.D., Professor of Computer Information Systems; B.S. (1992), M.B.A. (1993), M.S.B.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2005) Mississippi State University.

ALAN BROWN (1986), D.A., Professor of English; B.A. (1972) Millikin University; M.A. (1974) Southern Illinois University; M.A. (1978) Sangamon State University; D.A. (1984) Illinois State University.

BRIAN BURNES (2008), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology; B.S. (1993), Ph.D. (2000) Georgia Institute of Technology.

VALERIE POPE BURNES (2008), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History; B.A. (1999) Judson College; Ph.D. (2012) Auburn University.

ADAM CAI (2011), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics; B.S. (2005), M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2013) University of Alabama.

ROGER CAMPBELL (2007), Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department of Physical Sciences and Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S. (2001) University of West Alabama; Ph.D. (2008), University of Alabama.

JOY CAUTHRON (2000), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology; B. A. (1994), M. A. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arkansas.

GUNARS CAZERS (2013), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physical Education; B.S. (1984) University of Minnesota; M.S. (1998) Baylor University; Ph.D. (2009) University of Alabama.

JING CHEN (2012), Ph.D., Assistant Professor Mathematics; B.M. (2004) Hunan University; M.M. (2006) Hunan University; M.A. (2009) University of Alabama; Ph.D. (2012) University of Alabama.

SUSAN CORDELL (2008), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Library Media; B.A. (1980) Middle Tennessee State University; MLIS (1997), Ed.S. (2003), Ph.D. (2008) University of Alabama.

ETHEL MAE DANIEL (2010), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. (1993), M.Ed. (1995) William Carey College; Ph.D. (2008) Walden University.

DEBBIE DAVIS (2000), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English; B.A. (1977) Auburn University; M. A. (1986) Southeastern Louisiana University; Ph.D. (1996) University of Alabama.

MARK DAVIS (2005), Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A. (1998) Western Washington University; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2005) New Mexico State University.

RUSSELL DAVIS (2009), Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Sociology; B.S. (1995), M.S. (1998) The Ohio State University; Ph.D. (2007) Louisiana State University.

ADRIAN DOSS (2009), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems; B.S. (1994) Mississippi State University; M.A. (1996) Webster University; M.B.A. (1998) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; M.C.J. (2010) University of Mississippi; Ph.D. (2004) Northcentral University.

ASHLEY DUMAS (2008), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology; B.A. (1996) University of South Alabama; M.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2007) University of Alabama.

TIM EDWARDS (2006), Ph.D., Professor of English; B.A. (1986), M.A. (1992) University of Alabama at Birmingham; Ph.D. (1999) University of Tennessee.

ROBERT T. FLOYD (1980), Ed.D., ATC, Chairperson of the Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training, Distinguished Professor of Physical Education and Athletic Training, and Director of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine; B.S. (1980), M.A.T. (1982) Livingston University; Ed.D. (1995) University of Alabama.

JAMES F. GENTSCH (2000), Ph.D., Professor of History; B.A. (1992), M.S. (1994) University of Memphis; Ph.D. (1999) King’s College, University of London.

JAMES GILBERT (2009), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counseling/Psychology; B.S. (1995), M.S.C.E. (1997) University of West Alabama; Ph.D. (2003) Capella University.

MITZI C. GREEN (2005), D.B.A., Chairperson of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics and Professor of Accounting; B.S. (1977), M.S. (1979) Mississippi University for Women; D.B.A. (1983) Mississippi State University.

WILLIAM B. GREEN-BURNS (1995), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counselor Education; B.A. (1969) Spring Hill College; M.S. (1971), M.S. (1972) Troy State University at Montgomery; Ph.D. (1979) University of Alabama.

JANIE GREGG (2007), Ph.D., Professor of Management; A.A. (1986) East Mississippi Community College; B.S. (1988) Mississippi University for Women; Ph.D. (2001) Mississippi State University.

KIMBERLY GRIFFITH (2016), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education; B.S. (1978), M.Ed. (1987), Ph.D. (1997) University of South Mississippi.

MARK F. GRIFFITH (1990), Ph.D., Professor of Political Science; A.A. (1981) College of DuPage; B.A. (1984) North Central College; M.A. (1986), Ph.D. (1994) Northern Illinois University.

DANA R. HARWELL (2007), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. (1989), M.S. (2000), Ed.S. (2002), Ph.D. (2006) Mississippi State University.

CHRISTOPHER D. HAVEMAN (2009), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History; B.A. (1998) Western Washington University; M.A. (2001) Marquette University; Ph.D. (2009) Auburn University.

JOHN HENLEY (2010), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing; B.S. (1985) Auburn University; M.A. (1990), Ph.D. (2004) University of Alabama.

DEBBIE HILDRETH (2014), Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Instructional Leadership; B.S. (1976) Samford University; M.A. (1980) The University of Alabama; Ed.S. (1994) The University of Alabama; Ed.D. (2002) The University of Alabama.

MARTHA M. HOCUTT (2003), Ph.D., Professor of Education; B.S. (1982) Auburn University; M.Ed. (1991) Livingston University; Ph.D. (2003) University of Alabama.

MARY ANN HOLLINGSWORTH (2012), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of School Counseling; B.S. (1973) William Carey College; M.A. (1977) Central Michigan University; M.S. (1990) University of Southern Mississippi; Ed.S. (2002) Mississippi State University; Ph.D. (2009) Walden University.

ESTHER M. HOWARD (2011), Ed.D., Professor of Early Childhood Education; B.S. (1976), M.Ed., (1978), Ed.D. (1986) Mississippi State University.

LA JUAN A. HUTCHINSON (2011), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physical Education; B.S. (1990) Morehouse College; M.S. (1994) Florida State University; Ph.D. (2003) University of Alabama.

GERALD JONES (1992), Ph.D., Associate Professor of English; B.A. (1978) University of Washington; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1991) Bowling Green State University.

KEVIN JONES (2016), Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Instructional Leadership; A.A. (1976) East Mississippi Community College; B.S. (1978), M.Ed. (1983), Ph.D. (1990) Mississippi State University.

TINA N. JONES (1993), Ph.D., Professor of English and Speech; B.A. (1991), M.A.T. (1993) Livingston University; Ph.D. (2002) University of Southern Mississippi.

BRIAN R. KEENER (2003), Ph.D., Professor of Biology; B.S. (1996) Auburn University; M.S. (1999), Ph.D. (2005) University of Alabama.

LYNN KELLEY (2009), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Elementary Education; B.S. (1976), M.A. (1999), Ed.S. (2002),Ph.D. (2008) University of Alabama.

YUN-HO KIM (2006), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry; B.S. (1987) Yonsei University; M.S. (1992) Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S. (1995) University of Connecticut; Ph.D. (2003) University of Arkansas.

B. J. KIMBROUGH (2006), Ed.D., Professor of Elementary Education; B.S. (1999) Stillman College; M.Ed. (2002) University of West Alabama; Ed.D. (2005) Nova Southeastern University.

ERICA J. KING (2007), Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education; B.A. (1995) University of South Alabama; M.E.D. (2000) Alabama State University; Ed.D. (2006) Nova Southeastern University.

JOO YOUNG LEE (2002), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance; B.A. (1989), M.A. (1991) Yonsei University; Ph.D. (2002) University of Georgia-Athens.

SHEILA BLACKMON LIMERICK (2006), M.L.I.S., Assistant Professor and Archivist and Special Collections Librarian; B.A. (1993) University of West Alabama; M.A. (1998) University of Alabama at Birmingham; M.L.I.S. (2005) University of Southern Mississippi.

JOHN McCALL (1992), Ph.D., Professor of Biology; A.A. (1972) Pensacola Junior College; B.S. (1974) University of West Florida; M.S. (1992), Ph.D. (1992) Louisiana State University.

HEATHER MCDONALD (2009), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physical Science; B.S. (1993) Mississippi College; Ph.D. (2002) Mississippi State University.

JEFFERY MERIDA (2007), Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Chairperson of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and Assistant Professor of Biology; B.A. (1989) Talladega College; Ph.D. (1998) Purdue University.

JAN G. MILLER (2008), Ed.D., Professor of Instructional Leadership; B.S. (1988), M.Ed. (1990) Livingston University; Ed.S. (1992) Mississippi State University; Ed.D. (2007) Nova Southeastern University.

ANDREA K. MINEAR (2010), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. (1996), M.S. (2004), Ph.D. (2010) University of Alabama.

POPPY MOON (2015), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of School Counseling; B.S. (1996) Centenary College of Louisiana; M.S. (2001) Texas A & M University; Ph.D. (2006) University of Alabama   

KEVIN MORSE (2012), Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S. (1997) University of Montevallo; M.S. (2000) Samford University; Ph.D. (2005) University of Alabama at Birmingham.

MUSTAFA R. MORSY (2011), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology; B.Sc. (1992), M.Sc. (1995) Alexandria University; Ph.D. (2005) University of Arkansas.

FREDERICK A. MYERS (1972), Ph.D., Professor of Sociology; A.B. (1970) Rutgers University; M.A. (1973) University of Georgia; Ph.D. (1981) Florida State University.

AMANDA PENDERGRASS (2013), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education; B.S. (2003) Birmingham-South College; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2013) University of Alabama at Birmingham.

KELLY PIVIK-KELLEY (2010), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.S. (2001), M.S. (2004) Idaho State University; Ph.D. (2010) University of Alabama.

KENDRICK PREWITT (2010), Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department of Languages and Literature and Professor of English; B.A. (1986) Vanderbilt University; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1998) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

THOMAS J. RATKOVICH (2001), Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.S. (1991) Mississippi Valley State University; M.S. (1993) University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D. (2000) University of Alabama.

ANDREW K. RINDSBERG (2006), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Science; B.S. (1975) Stanford University; M.S. (1983) University of Georgia; Ph.D. (1986) Colorado School of Mines.

R. VOLNEY RISER (2005), Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Editor of The Alabama Review; B.A. (1995), B.A. (1998) Florida State University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of Alabama.

JAMES H. ROBINSON (2011), Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory; B.A. (2004), M.S. (2006) University of Louisville; Ph.D. (2010) University of Mississippi.

PAMELA ROCHESTER (2009), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of School Counseling; B.S. (1969), M.Ed. (1974), Ph.D. (2000) Mississippi State University.

FRANK D. ROGERS (2004), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.S. (1999) University of West Alabama, Ph.D. (2005) University of Alabama.

REENAY ROGERS (2009), Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department of Instructional Leadership and Support and Associate Professor of Education; B.S. (1988), M.A. (1996), Ph.D. University of Alabama.

MICHAEL SANDEL (2015), Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Biology; A.A.Sc. (2003)  Community College of the Air Force; B.S. (2004) Ohio State University; Ph.D. (2012) University of Alabama.

NATASHA SATCHER (2006), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletic Training; B.A. (1998) Dillard University; M.S. (2000), Ph.D. (2006) University of Southern Mississippi.

RICHARD C. SCHELLHAMMER (1994), Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department of History and Social Sciences and Professor of History; B.A. (1984) Pennsylvania State University; M.A. (1986) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1993) University of South Carolina.

LESA C. SHAUL (2008), Ph.D., Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program; B.S. (1990) University of Alabama; Ph.D. (1996) University of Georgia.

KETIA L. SHUMAKER (2004), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences; B.S. (1998), M.S. (2000) Alcorn State University, Ph.D. (2004) Jackson State University.

STEPHEN SLIMP (1995), Ph.D., Professor of English; B.A. (1985) University of South Carolina; M.A. (1987) Baylor University; Ph.D. (1995) University of North Carolina.

MONROE C. SNIDER (1971), Ed.D., Director of the Library and Professor of Library Media; B.S. (1961), M.A. (1963), M.L.S. (1985), Ed.D. (1973) University of Alabama.

EDWARD SNODGRASS (2014), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A. (1992) Mississippi State University; M.A. (1996), Ph.D. (1999) University of Southern Mississippi.

LEE STANTON (2007), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science and Director of the Black Belt Conservation Research Institute; B.S. (1993) University of West Alabama; M.S. (1998) University of South Alabama; Ph.D. (2005) Louisiana State University.

SHARON STIPE (2001), J.D., Associate Professor of Business Administration; B.S. (1982) Samford University; M. Tax Acc. (1983) University of Alabama; J.D. (1988) University of Alabama; L.L.M. (1989) New York University School of Law.

YAN SUN (2014), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology; B.A. (1994) West China University of Medical Science (Chengdu China); M.A. (2001) Sichuan University (Chengdu China); Ph.D. (2013) Purdue University.

ERICA TANNER (2009), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Elementary Education; B.A. (1994) Huntingdon College; M.S. (1996) University of South Alabama; Ph.D. (2001) University of South Alabama.

WILLIAM JOSEPH TAYLOR (1990), Ph.D., Professor of English; B.A. (1974) University of Kentucky; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1985) Florida State University.

HAZEL TRUELOVE (1998), Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.S. (1978) Mississippi University for Women; B.S. (1987) University of West Alabama; M.Ed. (1991) University of West Alabama; Ph.D. (2013) University of Alabama.

KEN TUCKER (2007), Ph.D., Professor of Business; B.A. (1976) University of Alabama; M.B.A. (1985) University of Alabama at Birmingham; Ph.D. (1991) University of Alabama.

NISHA WARBINGTON (2009), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of School Counseling; B.S. (1994) Auburn University; M.A. (1997), Ed.S. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of Alabama.

CELESTE A. WHEAT (2013), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Student Affairs in Higher Education; B.A. (2004) The University of Southern Mississippi; M.A. (2008) Georgia Southern University; Ph.D. (2012) The University of Southern Mississippi.

MELINA VAUGHAN (2012), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Elementary Education; B.S. (1987) Mississippi University for Women; M.A. (1992), Ph.D. (2001) Mississippi State University.

JODIE WINSHIP (2008), Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Associate Professor of Special Education; B.S. (1989), M.S. (1991) Mississippi State University; Ph.D. (2008) Capella University.