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University of West Alabama    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalogue

Graduate Faculty | 7



Graduate Faculty

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., Associate 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.

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.

VALERIE POPE BURNES (2008), Ph.D., Associate 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., Associate 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., 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., Associate 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, Assistant Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Chairperson of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, 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.

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., Assistant Professor of Special Education; B.S. (1978), M.Ed. (1987), Ph.D. (1997) University of Southern 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.

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., Associate 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., Associate 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., 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. Associate 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., Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, 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., Associate 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.

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