Faculty & Staff

Department of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy

Administrative Faculty and Staff

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Chavonda Mills

Chavonda Mills

Department Chair
301-B Herty Hall
(478) 445-0819
Education

Ph.D., Biochemistry, Florida A&M University

Research

Medicinal Chemistry/Drug Design
Anti-Cancer Agents
Anti-HIV Agents

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Darlene Hubbard HeadShot

Darlene Hubbard

Office Coordinator
302 Herty Hall
(478) 445-8727
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Kathy Phillips

Kathy Phillips

Administrative Assistant
301 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5769
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Vladislav Manoylov

Vladislav (Vladi) Manoylov

Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator
340 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5506
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Cason Kelley GCSU HeadShot

Cason Kelley

Instrument Technician
311 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5770

Departmental Faculty

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Arash Bodaghee

Arash Bodaghee

Associate Professor of Physics
235 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-4565
Education

Ph.D., Astrophysics, University of Geneva

Research

High-Energy Astrophysics
Black Holes and Neutron Stars
Stellar and Galactic Evolution

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Hauke Busch

Hauke Busch

Professor of Physics
108 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-5006
Education

Ph.D., Physics, Old Dominion University
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

Research

Atomic Molecular and Optical Research
Renewable Energy Research
Sustainability Engineering Projects
Physics Education Research

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Sharon Careccia

Sharon Careccia

Senior Lecturer of Physics
123 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-2989
Education

Ph.D., Physics, Old Dominion University

Research

Particle Physics
Nuclear Physics
Feline Physics

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Donovan Domingue

Donovan Domingue

Professor of Physics
232 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-3512
Education

Ph.D., Physics, University of Alabama

Research

Galaxy Interactions
Dust in Galaxies
Star Formation

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Ronald Fietkau

Ronald Fietkau

Professor of Chemistry
316 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5760
Education

Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Kansas State University

Research

Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy
Inorganic Analysis
History of Chemistry
Chemical Education

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Ralph France III

Ralph France III

Professor of Physics
107 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-3513
Education

Ph.D., Nuclear Astrophysics, Yale University

Research

Nuclear Astrophysics
Stellar Helium Burning
Solar Neutrino Production

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Catrena Lisse 2014 Headshot

Catrena Lisse

Professor of Chemistry
349-B Herty Hall
(478) 445-3511
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology 

Research

Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Sol-Gel Chemistry

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Hasitha Mahabaduge

Hasitha Mahabaduge

Assistant Professor of Physics
124 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-8633
Education

Ph.D., Physics, University of Toledo

Research

Condensed Matter
Photovoltaic Cells

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Ken McGill

Ken McGill

Professor of Chemistry and Physics
224 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-5271
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Florida
Ph.D., Physics, University of Florida

Research

Acoustics
Quantum Molecular Chemistry

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Wathsala Medawala

Wathsala Medawala

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
309 Herty Hall
(478) 445-2148
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Michigan State University

Research

Protein-Ligand Binding
Cancer Research
Protein-Metal Interactions

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Tara Newar

Tara Newar

Lecturer of Chemistry
353 Herty Hall
(478) 445-7309
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, New Mexico State University

Research

Chemical Education
Organic Synthesis

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Ronald Okoth

Ronald Okoth

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
310 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5208
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Brown University

Research

Chemical Education
Molecular Recognition
Bio-Relevant Synthetic Polymeric Materials

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Michael Pangia

Michael Pangia

Professor of Physics
243 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-4287
Education

Ph.D., Physics, University of Washington

Research

Space Sciences

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Linda Rocha

Linda Rocha

Senior Lecturer of Chemistry
350 Herty Hall
(478) 445-8294
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of South Florida

Research

Chemical Education
Environmental Chemistry
Breast Cancer Research
Pheromone Chemistry

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Peter Rosado Flores

Peter Rosado Flores

Associate Professor of Chemistry
315 Herty Hall
(478) 445-8609
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Syracuse University

Research

Materials Science
Organometallics
Coordination Chemistry

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John Trombley

John Trombley

Lecturer of Chemistry
352 Herty Hall
(478) 445-8610
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Miami University

Research

Chemistry Education

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Laura Whitlock

Laura Whitlock

Lecturer of Physics
242 Beeson Hall
(478) 445-7302
Education

Ph.D., Physics, University of Florida

Research

Radio Astronomy
X-Ray Astronomy

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David Zoetewey

David Zoetewey

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
314 Herty Hall
(478) 445-8703
Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver

Research

Organic Chemistry - Aromatic Halides
Biochemistry - Protein Structure and Function