Curriculum and Instruction Committee

Meet the Team

Art

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teayoun kim-kassor

TeaYoun Kim-Kassor

Professor of Art, Sculpture in Expanded Media
321 Ennis Hall, CBX 094
478-445-6807
Education

MFA in Fine Arts, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, U.S.
MAT (Master of Art Education (Monbukagakusho Scholar)), Saitama National University, Saitama, Japan 
BFA, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

Biography

TeaYoun Kim-Kassor is originally from South Korea where she received her B.F.A. in Fiber Arts at Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul.  She continued her research in Art Education as the Japanese equivalent of a Fulbright Scholar at Saitama University in Japan where she earned an M.A.T.  In America, TeaYoun continued her exploration of fine arts in the M.F.A. program at the University of Tennessee with a focus on art installation. 
 
TeaYoun has been a very active artist having numerous exhibitions including at the Korean Cultural Center – Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Washington DC, University of South Carolina Beaufort, SC, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MoCA), GA, Venice Printmaking Studio in Murano Italy, La Macina di San Cresci in Florence, Italy, Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, Montana State University Gallery in Bozeman, MT, Maryville College Gallery in Maryville, TN, Black-box Theater in Milledgeville, GA, Folklore Museum in Sendai, Japan and etc.  Her artwork has been supported by the Folklore Museum in Sendai, Japan, the National Performance Network (supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation), CESTA in Tabor, Czech Republic, and Can Serrat in Barcelona, Spain.

Biological & Environmental Sciences

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Gretchen Ionta

Gretchen Ionta

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Natural History Museum
103 Herty Hall
(478) 445-1332
Education

Ph.D., Botany, University of Florida

Research

Plant systematics, floristics, pollination biology

Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy

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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

Website

English & Rhetoric

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Mary Magoulick

Mary Magoulick

Professor
3-21 Arts & Sciences Building
478-445-3177
Education

Ph.D, Folklore, Indiana University

Website
Biography

 

Dr. Mary Magoulick teaches women’s studies, Native American literature, folklore, myth, and popular culture, all with multicultural focus. She writes on the interrelationships between literature/texts and culture and has published in major folklore and popular culture journals. She is currently engaged in a book project offering a feminist critique of Goddess Culture (especially as it manifests in popular culture – e.g. Wonder Woman). She enjoys traveling (over 30 countries so far) and contemplating cross-cultural connections and culturally-based approaches to studying human artistic expressions. She has done fieldwork with Native Americans, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, studied in France, taught in Sweden, Italy, England, Ireland, for Semester at Sea, and in Croatia, the last on a Fulbright.

Government & Sociology

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Gennady Rudkevich

Gennady Rudkevich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science
2-24 Arts & Sciences Building
Research
  • International Conflict
  • Militarization
  • International Relations Theory
  • Central Asian Foreign Policy

History & Geography

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William J. Risch

William J. Risch

Associate Professor of History
CBX 47
(478) 445-2178
Areas of Study

Modern Europe, Russia and Soviet Union, Central Europe

Mass Communication

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Jan Hoffmann

Jan Hoffmann

Professor
205 Terrell Hall
478-445-5556
Education

Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Washington

Biography

Janet Hoffmann, (B.A. Florida State University, M.A. San Jose State University, Ph.D University of Washington) teaches Public Deliberation, Public Speaking, Public Achievement, Persuasion, Parliamentary Debate, Classical Communication Theory, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Instructional Communication. Selected as a Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellow, serves as Coordinator of Georgia College’s American Democracy Project, hosts the campus Times Talk weekly current events discussion series, and is a National Issues Forum Institute Network Partner. Awards include the 2014 Georgia College Irene Rose Community Service Award, inaugural Georgia College ENGAGE Fellow, and the 2018 University Distinguished Service Award.

Mathematics

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Angel Abney

Angel Abney

Professor
1-30 Arts & Sciences
478-445-0965
Education

PhD, Mathematics Education, University of Georgia

Music

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William McClain

William McClain

Music

Philosophy & Liberal Studies

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Sunita Manian

Dr. Sunita Manian

Chair, Philosophy and Liberal Studies
Beeson 337
(478) 445-2283
Courses/Topics

Gender and Sexuality in South Asia; Muslims in Europe; North Africans in France; Gender and Development; Multicultural Britain; Women and Economic Development; Ethics of Global Inequalities; Colonialism and Neo-colonialism; Global Economic Crisis and Future of the Euro.

Biography

Dr. Sunita Manian has a PhD in Economics and specializes in issues of Gender in South Asia.  Her publications relate to gender and sexuality in South Asia, migration and diasporic dislocation in Europe, sex trafficking between the Maghreb and Europe, and most recently her book HIV/AIDS in India: Voices from the Margins (Routledge). She is currently the Chair for the department of Philosophy and Liberal Studies.

Psychological Science

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Kristina Dandy, Ph.D.

Kristina Dandy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Education

B.A., Christopher Newport University

M.S., Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Theatre & Dance

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Eric Griffis

Eric Griffis

Costume Design Faculty
Campus Theatre #202
478-445-8273
Education

MFA, Costume Design & Technology, University of Southern Mississippi

Website
Biography

Eric received his BA in Theatre from Southern Arkansas University (Magnolia, AR) and his MFA in Costume Design & Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS). 

At SAU, Eric designed costumes for a number of productions including Buried Child, How I Learned to Drive, and See How They Run. Following his undergraduate work, Eric was the Associate Youth Director for the Jefferson Davis Parrish Arts Council's (Jennings, LA) youth theatre program and designed costumes and other technical aspects for their productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and A Bad Year for Tomatoes. In his time at USM, Eric designed costumes for Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar & Grille,Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Much Ado About Nothing (women's costumes), Moon Over Buffalo, and Fefu & Her Friends. In 2006, Eric assisted Costume Designer Peggy Stamper and her Assistant/husband Fred Lloyd as an Extras Costumer on the ABC/ESPN film Ruffian. Following that, Eric worked in the Wardrobe Department at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for the 2007- 2008 season. For GC, Eric has designed costumes for Eurydice, Yours, Anne, The Rover, The Smiles, RENT, and The 1940's Radio Hour. Other recent designs include South Pacific at the New London Barn Playhouse and the Southeastern premiere of Good Boys and True at Actor's Express. 

Eric's areas of research include 20th century costumes, the symbolism of color, and computer rendering using Adobe Photoshop. 

World Languages & Cultures

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Brantley Nicholson

Brantley Nicholson

Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Campus Box 046
478-445-8263
Research
  • Globalization and Cosmopolitanism in Latin America
  • Theories of Economics and Aesthetics
  • Pan-American and Hemispheric Narrative

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