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Faculty and Staff

 

Costas Spirou

Costas Spirou, Ph.D, Department Chair
Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
2-03 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-0938, Email

 

Kim Knight

Kim Knight
Department Administrative Assistant
2-03 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-4562, Email 

 

Michele Williams

Michele Williams
MPA Program Assistant
Media Coordinator
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
2-03 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-4562, Email 

Sara Faircloth

Sara Faircloth, M.P.A.
Director, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program
M.P.A., Georgia College
202 N. Clarke St., CBX 101
478-445-3209, Email

Rebecca Miles

Rebecca Miles
Freshman & Sophomore Adviser (0-45 Earned Hours)
200 Lanier Hall, CBX 115
478-445-2096, Email

Kathy Hill

Kathy Hill
Junior & Senior Adviser (46-120 Earned Hours)
200 Lanier Hall, CBX 115
478-445-2310, Email

   

   

Jeffrey Blick

Jeffrey Blick, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
3-52 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-4448, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Dogs in Prehistoric Native American Cultures
- Latin American & Caribbean Archeology
- San Salvador, Bahamas

Ruth Carter

Ruth Carter, Ph.D.
Professor of International Studies
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
2-10 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-0946, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Criminal Justice in Georgia
- The Eastern Mediterranean Region
- Politics and Culture Along the Silk Road 

Roger Coate

Roger Coate, Ph.D.
Paul D. Coverdell Endowed Chair of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science & Public Administration
Ph.D., Ohio State University
2-29 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-7396, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests,
- International Organization and Global Governance
- Nonstate Actors and Nonprofit Management
- U.S. Multilateral Foreign Policy 

Carrie Cook

Carrie Cook, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., University of Florida
2-11 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-0941, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Corrections
- Victimization
- Fear of Crime
- Program Evaluation 

Sara Doude

Sara Buck Doude, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
CJ and MSCJ Program Coordinator
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
2-21 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-4257, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Radical Criminological Theory
- Gender/Racial Biases with Criminal Justice
- Interpersonal Violence within Marginalized Groups 

Hank Edmondson

Hank Edmondson, Ph.D.
Carl Vinson Endowed Chair of Political Science & Public Administration
Ph.D., University of Georgia
2-06 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-0943, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Politics and Literature
- Education Philosophy, Education Reform
- Politics of Spain
- Leadership 

Elliott-Gower

Steven Elliott-Gower, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Georgia
215 Terrell Hall
CBX 029
478-445-1467, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- Role-playing Simulations
- Student Development and Global Citizenship 

Funke Fontenot

Olufunke Fontenot, LL.M.; M.Litt.
Professor of Criminal Justice
LL.M. Yale Law School
M.Litt. Cambridge
2-50 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-4441, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- American Judicial System
- Fourth Amendment Rights
- Judicial Independence
- The Judiciary in Africa
- Issue of Diversity in Higher Education 

Sandra Godwin

Sandra Godwin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
2-12 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-1900, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Identity Formation
- Social Inequality
- Civic Engagement in Higher Education 

Jennifer Hammack

Jennifer Hammack, J.D.
Associate Professor of Justice Studies
J.D., University of Alabama
2-19 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-2019, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Criminal Procedure
- Administrative Law
- Constitutional Law 

Jones

Steven Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Utah
202 N. Clarke Street, CBX 101
478-445-1253, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Democratization Latin America
- International Relations Theory
- Communitarian Social and Political Theories
- Civic Development in Higher Education

Brandy Kennedy

Brandy Kennedy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science & Public Administration
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
2-20 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-7384, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Bureaucratic Role Perception and Representation 

 

Min Kim

Min Su Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
MPA Program Coordinator
Ph.D., Arizona State University
2-25 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-7393, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
-State and Local Government Financial Management
- Public Finance and Budgeting
- Policy and Program Evaluation
- Quantitative Research Methods 

Bradley Koch

Bradley Koch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Indiana University
2-14 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-0937, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Religion
- Sexuality
- Higher Education
- Teaching and Learning 

Kathleen Martin

Kathleen Martin, A.B.D.
Senior Lecturer of Political Science
A.B.D., Georgia State University
2-09 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-0969, Email
Research Interests
- American Government
- Behavioral Politics 

Stephanie McClure

Stephanie McClure, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Georgia
2-08 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-1211, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Sociology of Education
- Race, Class, and Gender
- College Student Persistence and Retention 

Claire Sanders

Claire Sanders, M.P.A.
Lecturer of Political Science
M.P.A., Georgia College & State University
2-18 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-5328, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- American Government
- Election Law and Administration
- State and Local Government 

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Ji Seun Sohn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., Sam Houston State University
2-17 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-0940, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
-Psychopathy
-Policing
-Cross-cultural Studies

Costas Spirou

Costas Spirou, Ph.D., Department Chair
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
2-03 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-4562, Email
Research Interests
- Public Policy and Political Sociology
- Urban Affairs and Governance
- Tourism/Sport and Economic Development 
- Mayoral Leadership

Charles Ubah

Charles Ubah, Ph.D.
Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
2-23 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-7392, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Penology and Corrections
- Criminal Justice Policy Studies
- Comparative Criminal Justice Studies
- Migrant Populations and Crime
- Transnational Crime 

Clif Wilkinson

Clif Wilkinson, A.B.D.
Senior Lecturer of Political Science & Public Administration
A.B.D., Valdosta State University
2-22 A&S, CBX 018
478-445-0958, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Public Management
- Public Policy and Evaluation
- E-Government
- Politics in Film 

Veronica Womack

Veronica Womack, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science & Public Administration
Ph.D., University of Alabama
Smith House CBX 00
478-445-4233, Email, CV (pdf)
Research Interests
- Agricultural Policy
- Southern Black Belt Region
- Rural African American Sociopolitical Experience
- Regional Persistent Poverty

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