Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Administrative Faculty and Staff

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Debby MacMillan

Debby MacMillan

Director and Professor
234 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-5122, 478-752-1074
Education

PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University

Biography

Dr. MacMillan received her Ph.D. in Nursing from Georgia State University, her MSN as a nurse midwife from Emory University, and her BSN in Nursing from Georgia College. Her nursing career and research trajectory has been dedicated to providing optimal care for women, adolescents and babies. She is a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Midwives. Dr. MacMillan has been the recipient of three ARRA National Institute of Health Summer Research Grants that enabled her to work as an Associate Nurse Researcher on a RO3 Grant investigating the increase in primary elective cesarean delivery with an inter-professional research team at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Her current clinical practice and research focuses on providing care to women who are homeless and in situations where they have limited choices about their healthcare. Dr. MacMillan’s research has lead to numerous national and international publications in peer reviewed journals and national conferences. 

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Debbie Greene

Debbie Greene

Assistant Director - Undergraduate Program/Nurse Educator Program Coordinator
235 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-5152
Education

PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University

Biography

Dr. Greene currently serves as the Associate Director for the School of Nursing, Undergraduate Programs. She is also the Program Coordinator for the MSN Nurse Educator Program. She received her PhD in Nursing from Georgia State University, her MSN in Nursing Administration from Georgia College & State University, her BSN in Nursing from Georgia Southwestern College, and her ASN in Nursing from Macon State College in 1983. Her areas of research interest include medication errors and nursing education. She has presented both regionally and locally on these topics. Dr. Greene has over ten years of experience as an academic administrator. She holds certification as a nurse educator from the ANCC. Dr. Greene’s service to the profession includes serving in numerous roles for the Georgia Association for Nursing Education and the Theta Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.  As a Registered Nurse, Dr. Greene has practiced in medical, rehabilitation, surgical, and ICU specialty areas.

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Sallie Coke

Sallie Coke

Professor and Director, Graduate Program/FNP Program Coordinator
PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University
478-445-2633
Education

PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University

Biography

Dr. Coke received her PhD in Nursing from Georgia State University, her Post Master’s as a Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Massachusetts, her MSN as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Emory University, and her BSN in Nursing from Georgia College. She has published in a number of peer reviewed journals and presented nationally and internationally on her research related to innovative teaching techniques and using service learning to enhance nursing education. Dr. Coke has received numerous research grants that are focused on improving access to healthcare in rural areas of Georgia and her international service learning work.  She currently has an ANEW HRSA grant where she serves as lead researcher. Dr. Coke actively practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner in rural Georgia in a medically underserved county. Her role as International Coordinator for the College of Health Sciences has led to the development of a Global Health Minor for Georgia College and service learning and exchange opportunities for Georgia College’s nursing students in Sweden, Honduras, and Tanzania.

 

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Sheryl Winn

Sheryl Winn

Associate Professor
208 Parks Memorial Building
478-752-1074
Education

DNP, Georgia Southern, Statesboro, GA

Biography

Dr. Winn has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Georgia Southern University, where she also completed a cognate in Public Health.  Her DNP research focused on the use of Motivational Interviewing for Diabetes Prevention in Adult African American males. She has been board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner since 1997. She graduated from Emory University School of Nursing in 1996 with her Master's in Nursing, with an education minor.  She has been a nurse educator for 23 years.

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Tracy Fathi

Tracy Fathi

Office Manager
210 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-5122
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Michelle Marks

Michelle Marks

Administrative Assistant
235 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-1076
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Paige Alford

Paige Alford

Clinical Coordinator
209 Parks Memorial Building
478-752-1074

Faculty

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Carol Dean Baker

Carol Dean Baker

Associate Professor
228 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3922
Education

PhD, Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Biography

Dr. Baker is an Associate Professor of nursing and her main focus of study is psychiatric mental health nursing. Dr. Baker currently teaches in the psychiatric nursing courses and is director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. She received her PhD from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and her MSN from Georgia College & State University.  She has presented state wide, nationally,  and nationally on innovative teaching techniques in the classroom and in the clinical arena. In addition to her teaching and professorial responsibilities Dr. Baker actively practices as a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  in an inner city and rural county practice.

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Krystal Canady

Krystal Canady

Assistant Professor
108 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8635
Education

DNP, Georgia Southern

Biography

Dr. Canady received her BSN from Georgia College, graduating as vice president of her 2002 nursing class. She returned shortly after that to pursue her Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She practiced family medicine for a few years and then returned to the emergency room where she had also spent most of her time as an RN. Krystal recently completed her post Master’s in Nursing Education and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Georgia Southern University. She was given a recognition award for demonstrating exemplary promise in improving patient care. Her research interest include stressors in the nurses working environment and the Doctor of Nursing Practices role in nursing education.

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Sandra Copeland

Sandra Copeland

Lecturer
225B Health Sciences Building
478-752-1074
Education

DNP, Nursing, Georgia College & State University

Biography

Dr. Copeland received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2013 and was awarded the Outstanding DNP student for her cohort. She holds degrees from Western Carolina University and Georgia College. She has taught undergraduate and graduate nursing courses since 1998. Her research work includes Magnet hospital, nursing research, informatics, and clinical practice guidelines. She has authored and co-authored nursing journal articles, presented her research at national and international venues, and lobbied at the local, state, and national levels for health care issues. Dr. Copeland also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Doctors of Nursing Practice, Inc.

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Maria Culpa-Bondal

Maria Culpa-Bondal

Associate Professor
213 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3916
Education

PhD, Nursing, Texas Woman's University

Biography

Dr. Culpa-Bondal is an Associate Professor of Nursing and has more than 25 years’ experience in the area of psychiatric/mental health. She is board certified as psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner.  She received her PhD in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University, her Post Master’s in Healthcare Informatics from Georgia College and State University, her MSN in Family Mental Health from Georgia College and State University, and her BSN in Nursing from Holy Name University, in Bohol, Philippines. Her clinical practice serves underserved populations around Middle Georgia area that encompasses several clinical sites from correctional facilities to outpatient community mental health centers and crisis stabilization units.  She has numerous paper/presentations including adult mental health, psychiatric nursing education and use of informatics in healthcare and nursing education. Dr. Bondal leads a summer study abroad program that teaches undergraduate research to nursing students while exploring the Filipino culture.  She uses problem-based learning, service-learning and evidence-based learning pedagogies.

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Josie Doss

Josie Doss

Associate Professor
222 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-1076
Education

PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University

Biography

Dr. Doss received a BSN from Troy University (2001), an MSN with a focus in maternal-infant nursing education from Troy University (2002), and a research doctorate (PhD) from Georgia State University (2017).  Dr. Doss has worked in maternal and infant health as a clinician and educator for over 20 years and is a trained forensic nurse.  She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on women’s health, forensic nursing, and nursing education/research.  Dr. Doss is currently the Program Director and lead researcher for a HRSA funded ANE-SANE training program and an active member of the Georgia Association of Forensic Nurses and the Academy of Forensic Nursing.

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Catherine Fowler

Catherine Fowler

Assistant Professor of Nursing
206 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8567
Education

DHS, Health Care Leadership & Education, Nova Southeastern University

Biography

Dr. Fowler received her BSN from Boston College and her Master of Science in nursing education from Sacred Heart University. She completed active duty service in the United States Air Force and is a volunteer at Ronald MacDonald House. Her hobbies include reading and travel.

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Dr. Gail Godwin

Dr. Gail Godwin

Associate Professor of Nursing and Director for Standardized Patients Program.
211 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8701
Education

PhD, Nursing, Mercer University 

Biography

Dr. Gail Godwin is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and certified nurse educator currently teaching the psychiatric mental health nursing course in the undergraduate nursing program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, master’s degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, PhD from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Georgia College. Research interests include nursing education, nursing history, and psychiatric mental health nursing.

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Jennifer Goldsberry

Jennifer Goldsberry

Assistant Professor of Nursing
205 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8617
Education

DNP, Georgia College

Biography

Dr. Goldsberry attended Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, graduating in 1996 with baccalaureate degree in nursing. She continued her education and pursued her master's degree and family nurse practitioner studies at Georgia College, graduating with honors in 2000. She returned to GCSU for her Doctorate in Nursing Practice and graduated in 2015. She currently serves as Chair of the Jones County Board of Health and is involved in her church and community.

 

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Glynnis Haley

Glynnis Haley

Assistant Professor
223 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8568
Education

DNP, Medical College of Georgia

Biography

Dr. Haley received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2009. Her translational and clinical research project focused on improving adherence to core measures for heart-failure treatment in the hospital setting. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner Degrees from Georgia College & State University. Her nursing background is in pediatric and adult critical care. Her advanced practice experience includes internal medicine and the specialties of hematology/oncology and cardiology. She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.

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Sarah Handwerker

Sarah Handwerker

Assistant Professor
229 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3923
Education

EdD, Nursing Education, University of Alabama

Biography

Dr. Handwerker earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgia College and her doctorate in education from the University of Alabama. Previously, in the clinical setting, she practiced in acute care, specifically with medical surgical and oncology patients. Currently, she maintains her clinical skills by practicing within an infusion and home health setting. Her credentials include oncology, certified nurse and certified nurse educator. She also maintains her ONS Chemotherapy Certification as well as Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification. Her current teaching assignments are within the undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program and include courses related to adult health and medical surgical nursing.

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Paige Ivey

Paige Ivey

Lecturer/Simulation Specialist
Simulation and Translational Research Center
478-445-8564
Education

MSN, Adult Critical Care, San Francisco State University

Biography

Ms. Ivey is the Simulation Specialist for the School of Nursing’s Georgia College Translational Research Center. She earned her Masters Degree in Nursing from San Francisco State University with emphasis in adult critical care where she spent her praticuum experience in simulation at the world renowned Stanford’s Center for Immersive Simulation–based Learning. Ms. Ivey also holds a BSc in Genetics and worked in the biotechnology industry for seven years. She has spent the last six years working in the emergency center as a staff and charge nurse.

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Monica Ketchie

Monica Ketchie

Program Coordinator
205 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3911
Education

DNP, Georgia Regents University

Biography

Dr. Ketchie's educational background includes earning a Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Augusta University, a Post Master’s Certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) from Northern Kentucky University, an MSN concentrating in Midwifery from East Carolina University and a BSN from the University of Connecticut. She has 30 plus years of experience focused as a certified nurse-midwife and presently uses this experience and knowledge within our nursing programs. Her research and clinical interests include increasing the use of research evidence in nursing practice, physiologic birth, and obesity's effect on pregnancy. She has presented on women's health topics locally, at the state level and nationally. She is presently serving on a task force examining Georgia's high maternal mortality rates. She presently coordinates our Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program and leads students in a study abroad to Tanzania.  

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Leslie Moore

Leslie Moore

Professor
106 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3910
Education

PhD, Nursing, Georgia State University

Biography

Dr. Moore earned her PhD in Nursing from Georgia State University, her MSN Nurse Educator from Georgia College, and BSN from Georgia College. She earned a BBA in Management and MBA from Georgia College prior to changing her career to nursing. She holds the Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) from the ANCC. Dr. Moore serves as the Accreditation Coordinator for the School of Nursing. Her clinical background is in cardiothoracic and vascular nursing. Dr. Moore has published numerous qualitative and quantitative studies on topics such as smoking cessation, heart disease, improving nursing education outcomes, and others.

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Tiffany Parrish

Tiffany Parrish

Lecturer
107 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8699
Education

MSN, Nursing Administration, Ball State University

Biography

Tiffany Parrish received a BSN from Georgia College in 1991. While working as an OB tech during nursing school, she realized her passion for obstetrics and began her career as a bedside staff nurse in a labor and delivery. She has maintained an active certification in Inpatient Obstetrics since 2003. Ms. Parrish has always enjoyed the teaching/learning aspects of nursing. She began teaching community childbirth classes early in her career, oriented and mentored many new and experienced labor and delivery nurses and served as the Labor & Delivery Unit Educator for patients and staff. She worked as the Director of Labor and Delivery/OB Emergency Department from 2007-2015 and completed a Master of Science concentrating in Nursing Administration from Ball State University in 2016. Ms. Parrish’s graduate research interests include understanding barriers and best practices associated with mutually satisfying relationships between nursing students and RNs and the transition of new nurses into the workplace. She will be working with students in the clinical settings for nursing fundamentals, adult health and practicum.

 

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Sterling Roberts

Sterling Roberts

Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director, Center for Simulation and Translational Research
207 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-5129
Education

DNP, Georgia College

Biography

Dr. Roberts is a Georgia College alumna, where she received her DNP in 2017, MSN in Nursing Education in 2016 and BSN in 2003. She has worked in various clinical areas as a Registered Nurse including intensive care, pain management, and emergency care services. Currently, she maintains her clinical skills by practicing as a resource pool nurse. She has also maintained her instructor certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the adult population. Dr. Roberts is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. Her current research focuses on using Simulation to support the learning needs of undergraduate and graduate healthcare disciplines. 

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Christopher Rodriguez

Christopher Rodriguez

Lecturer
110 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-5129
Education

MSN, Nursing Education, Georgia College

Biography

Mr. Rodriguez received his Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Armstrong State University. He then received his Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration as a nurse educator from Georgia College and State University. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at Georgia College and State University. His nursing practice has included Emergency and Forensic specialties. Mr. Rodriguez has practiced as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and currently still practices in the emergency department, holding national board certification as a Certified Emergency Nurse. Mr. Rodriguez is currently teaching in the undergraduate program for the School of Nursing.

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John Marshall Smith

John Marshall Smith

Lecturer
109 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-8698
Education

MSN, Georgia College

Biography

Mr. Smith began his nursing career in the medical-surgical setting before transitioning to critical care over ten years ago.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia College and returned to complete his Master of Science in Nursing.  A board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, he also holds certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse.  He is currently working to complete his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Georgia College, with his translational research project focusing on nutrition support in the ICU setting.  He currently teaches medical-surgical nursing within the undergraduate nursing program and enjoys working in the clinical setting with both undergraduate and graduate level nursing students.

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Susan Steele

Susan Steele

Associate Professor
214 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3921
Education

PhD, Nursing, University of South Florida College of Nursing

Biography

Dr. Steele received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. Both her Master’s degree in adult health nursing and her philosophical doctorate degree in nursing are from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses. Her clinical specialization is in wound, ostomy, and continence nursing. Research interests include advance directives, rural health issues, and foot conditions in the gerontological population.

 

 

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Talecia Warren

Talecia Warren

Lecturer
230 Parks Memorial Building
478-445-3920
Education

DNP, Georgia College

Biography

Dr. Warren earned both her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Masters of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education from Georgia College. She previously received her Bachelor’s and Associate’s Degrees in Nursing from Excelsior College and completed the U.S. Army Practical Nurse Course. Previously in the clinical setting, she has practiced in the Intensive Care, Step-down, Hospice, Telemetry, Postpartum, and Labor & Delivery settings. Currently, she maintains her clinical skills by practicing as an Emergency Room Nurse. She maintains Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications. Her current teaching assignments are within the undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program and include courses related to adult health and medical surgical nursing. Her research interests include prevention of unrecognized clinical deterioration and the use of simulation as a teaching modality.

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