Curriculum and Instruction Committee

Meet the Team

Curriculum & Instruction

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Elissa Auerbach, PhD

Professor of Art History
301 Ennis Hall, CBX 094
478-445-0808
Education
  • Ph.D. in Art History, University of Kansas
  • M.A. in Art History, University of Kansas, (with honors)
  • B.S. in Visual Communications, Towson University
Biography

Elissa Auerbach received her Ph.D. in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art from the University of Kansas in 2009 and began teaching at Georgia College in 2006. Her research examines the depiction of the Virgin Mary as a traditional Roman Catholic theme in early modern Dutch visual culture and related developments in devotional practices, science, and domestic conduct after the Reformation in the Netherlands. Her current research focuses on the phenomenon of spiritual pilgrimage to illegal places of Catholic worship in post-Reformation Dutch altarpieces, prints, illustrated books, and maps.

Recent publications have studied the domesticated Virgin Mary in scenes of the Holy Family in early modern Netherlandish visual culture; pilgrimage and the liminal landscape in the Dutch Republic; Marian Piety in post-iconoclasm Haarlem in Hendrick Goltzius’s print series, The Life of the Virgin; and Cartesianism in Rembrandt’s print, The Death of the Virgin.

Courses taught include Northern and Italian Renaissance art, Baroque art, Christian Art and Iconography, the History of Photography, Writing about Art, Art and Ideas, The Ancient and Medieval Worlds, and from the Renaissance to the Modern World. For GC, she has also directed and taught on faculty-led summer study abroad programs in Amsterdam, Paris, and Rome. 

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Gregory Glotzbecker

Gregory Glotzbecker

Assistant Professor
134 Herty Hall
(478) 445-8685
Education

Ph.D. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University

Research

Ichthyology; Invasion biology; Hybridization; Animal behavior; Population genetics; Disturbance ecology

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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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Christina Smith

Christina Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Internship Coordinator
207 Terrell Hall
478-445-8267
Education

Ph.D., Mass Communication, The University of Iowa

Research

Community Journalism, Sociology of News, Identity and Qualitative Research Methods

Teaching

Race, Class, Gender in Media, Investigative Journalism, Community Journalism, Advocacy Journalism, Feature Writing, Sports Reporting, Professional Media Writing, Media Literacy, Enterprise Journalism, Media Management, GC1Y Critical Thinking: We the People, Interviewing & Listening

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Mary Magoulick

Mary Magoulick

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

Ph.D, Folklore, Indiana University

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.

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Min Su Kim

Min Su Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Administration
2-27 Arts & Sciences Building
(478) 445-7393
Research
  • State and Local Government Financial Management
  • Public Finance and Budgeting
  • Policy and Program Evaluation
  • Quantitative Research Methods
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James H. Welborn, III

James H. Welborn, III

Assistant Professor of History
(478) 445-0956
Areas of Study

19th Century America, American South, Civil War, Religion

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Angel Abney

Angel Abney

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

PhD, Mathematics Education, University of Georgia

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Katie Whipple

Ms. Katie Whipple

Lecturer in Music Therapy, Undergraduate Music Therapy Program Coordinator, Music Therapy Clinic Coordinator
478-445-2647
Biography

Katie Whipple is a licensed (MUT000005) and board-certified (08094) music therapist with thirteen years of experience working with a variety of client populations including children and adults with intellectual disabilities, autism, significant medical conditions, cancer survivors, sensory impairments, age-related health issues, and emotional and behavioral health issues. Currently she serves as the undergraduate music therapy program coordinator, music therapy clinic coordinator and lecturer in music therapy in the Music Department. She has taught a range of courses from foundational music theory and the psychology of music, to advanced practicum music therapy courses. She has presented at several national music therapy conferences on a variety of topics including research and community music therapy. She has also presented at various related community events such as nursing symposiums, a healthy community summit, and local organizations. She has received awards for her work with the community and music therapy students. Most recently she received the Excellence in Clinical Instruction by the Dean of the College of Health Sciences in 2016. She also received the Department of Music Therapy Community Partner Award in 2009 for her work in involving music therapy students in engaged learning experiences at a local non-profit organization. She has organized and directed numerous community music therapy performances highlighting the talents of adults and children with intellectual disAbilities as a way to advocate for individuals with disAbilities and to provide music therapy students with engaged learning experiences. She studied classical guitar during her undergraduate work at Georgia College and has taught private guitar and piano lessons in the community. She is currently ABD and seeking a Doctor of Education in Leadership, with a concentration in Higher Education. Her dissertation focus is a qualitative inquiry studying the pre-internship clinical experiences of music therapy students.

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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.

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Kristina Dandy, Ph.D.

Kristina Dandy, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Education

B.A., Christopher Newport University

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

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Beate Czogalla

Beate Czogalla

Lighting Design and Stage Management Faculty, Production Manager
Campus Theatre #203
478-445-1632
Education

MFA, Theatre Design, Virginia Tech

Biography

Beate M. Czogalla is delighted to be a part of the Department of Theatre at Georgia College as the Assistant Professor in Theatre Design since the Fall of 2000. She has a BA and MA degree in Theatre from Giessen University (Germany) and an MFA degree in Scenography and Lighting Design from Virginia Tech. Her credits at GC include A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Glass Menagerie, The Wild Duck, Quilters, The Beggar's Opera, On The Verge, Our Town, Julius Caesar, The Dining Room, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Taming Of The Shrew, An Evening of Pinter, Pippin and The Illusion. 

Ms. Czogalla has designed internationally with credits at theatres in Giessen, Frankfurt, Bad Hersfeld and Stuttgart, Germany; Wroclaw and Warsaw, Poland; Lige, Belgium; Chepstow, Wales, Great Britain; Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and in the United States, and she is a founding member of the monumental Canadian outdoor theatre production, And Wolf Shall Inherit The Moon, mounted in Haliburton, Ontario every August. Since the Fall of 2000 she has worked as a Scenographer and Lighting Designer at The Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina, and at 7 Stages in Atlanta, and since the summer of 2002 she has designed three shows per year for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Allentown/ Center Valley, Pennsylvania. 

She was the Resident Lighting Designer for the New Harmony Theatre from 1990 until 1997. Prior to that she worked at Actors Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky, The Road Company in Johnson City, Tennessee, and Playhouse 460 and the Studio Theatre in Blacksburg, Virginia. She has done concert and architectural lighting design and consulting for a variety of clients and has served as the Lighting Supervisor for the Lincoln Amphitheatre at Lincoln State Park, Indiana, from 1995 until 2000. As an active member of NASA's Teacher in Space/ Space Education Program she serves as a community volunteer conducting workshops for children and adults of all ages, and in late 2000 she was appointed as a Solar System Ambassador by JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ NASA), a position she plans to hold for many more years. She is also a certified Advanced Open Water Diver and a passionate hiker and kite builder. 

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Aaron Castroverde Ph. D.

Aaron Castroverde Ph. D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Campus Box 046
478-445-8262
Research
  • 19th and 20th Century Peninsular Literature
  • Philippine Literature in Spanish
  • Modernism
  • Marxist and Decolonial Literary Theory

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