Our Faculty


Wesleyan FULL-TIME Faculty listing

PHDs, NOT TEACHING ASSISTANTS. Wesleyan’s faculty has been ranked among the best in the nation. You won’t find a large lecture hall on the Wesleyan campus. Our professors teach seminar style and expect students to join in the conversation. Wesleyan’s full-time faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields from places like Oxford, MIT, Georgetown, Duke, Loyola University, University of California at Berkeley, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, and Yale.

Wesleyan College’s faculty have been ranked among the Nation’s Best by Forbes Magazine, highlighted and reported by CBS Money Watch, and by The Princeton Review. According to student surveys conducted by The Princeton Review, Wesleyan students praise these “excellent…open-minded professors who teach … how to look at things from different perspectives.”


Carla Adams
Assistant Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2836 Profile
Dennis Applebee
Professor of Art (478) 757-5194 Profile
Elizabeth Bailey
Professor of Art History (478) 757-5195 Profile
Catherine Baker
Head Equestrian Coach, Director of Equestrian Center (478) 757-5111 Profile
Charles Benesh
Associate Professor of Physics (478) 757-5265 Profile
Brooke Bennett-Day
Professor of Psychology (478) 757-3749 Profile
Virginia Blake
Archivist/Public Services Librarian (478) 757-5274 Profile
David A. Bobbitt
Associate Professor of Communication (478) 757-5151 Profile
Karen Bray
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies & Philosophy (478) 757-2839 Profile
Rhiannon Bruner
Electronic Resource Manager (478) 757-5202 Profile
Nancy Brynteson
Assistant Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2812 Profile
Nadine Cheek
Mildred Heyward Chair of Music (478) 757-5127 Profile
Holly Cole
Assistant Professor of Psychology (478) 757-3706 Profile
Sarah Harrell DeSmet
Professor of Modern Languages (478) 757-5222 Profile
Melanie Doherty
Associate Professor of English (478) 757-5230 Profile
Deidra Donmoyer
Professor of Communication (478) 757-5208 Profile
Barbara Donovan
Professor of Political Science (478) 757-5113 Profile
Thomas C. Ellington
Professor of Political Science (478) 757-3797 Profile
Glenda Ferguson
Professor of Chemistry (478) 757-5241 Profile
James B. Ferrari
Professor of Biology (478) 757-5227 Profile
Robert Fieldsteel
artist-in-residence, playwriting (478) 757-3879 Profile
Sirena Sawyer Fritz
Director & Associate Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2064 Profile
Chenny Q. Gan
Associate Professor of Music (478) 757-5147 Profile
Alexis Gregg
Assistant Professor of Art (478) 757-5196 Profile
Steven Haberlin
Assistant Professor of Education (478) 757-5262 Profile
Tonya Harter
Assistant Professor of Nursing (478) 477-1110 Profile
Dwight Hines
EMBA Director, Assistant Professor of Business (478) 757-5184 Profile
Joseph A. Iskra, Jr.
Associate Professor of Mathematics (478) 757-5247 Profile
Kara Kostiuk
Assistant Professor of Accounting (478) 757-5191 Profile
Frances de La Rosa
Comer Professor of Painting (478) 757-5221 Profile
Joe Lease
Associate Professor of English (478) 757-5243 Profile
Laura Lease
Assistant Professor of English / Director of Online Learning (478) 757-5232 Profile
Frazer Lively
Professor of Theatre (478) 757-5250 Profile
Karen Lockwood
Clinical Instructor of Nursing (478) 757-2057 Profile
Michele T. Martin
Professor of Psychology (478) 757-2040 Profile
Michael McGhee
Associate Professor of Music (478) 757-2433 Profile
Megan McMahon
Assistant Professor of Accounting (478) 757-2466 Profile
Heather Melvin
Clinical Instructor of Nursing (478) 757-2846 Profile
Glenna Dod Meyer
Prof. of Free Enterprise & Professional Studies (478) 757-5182 Profile
James Ogden
Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design (478) 757-5254 Profile
Regina B. Oost
Professor of English (478) 757-5181 Profile
Kristina Peavy
Librarian & Library Director (478) 757-5201 Profile
Barry K. Rhoades
Professor of Biology (478) 757-5238 Profile
Marsha Ward Roberts
Assistant Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2813 Profile
James Rowan
Professor of Psychology (478) 757-5236 Profile
Alain-Richard Sappi
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages (478) 757-5231 Profile
Wanda T. Schroeder
Professor of Biology (478) 757-4026 Profile
Tyler Schwaller, Chaplain
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (478) 757-2820 Profile
Teresa Parrish Smotherman
Professor of Modern Languages (478) 757-5220 Profile
Nicholas Steneck
Associate Professor of History (478) 757-2811 Profile
Laura Strausberg
Assistant Professor of Chemistry (478) 757-5252 Profile
Deonna Tanner
Associate Professor of Nursing (478) 757-5168 Profile
Virginia B. Wilcox
Associate Professor of Education (478) 757-5279 Profile
Ying Zhen
Associate Professor of Business and Economics (478) 757-3917 Profile
Wesleyan Adjunct Faculty 2019-2020
  • Morgan Burgamy Adams ’16, Instructor of Nursing. B.S.N., Wesleyan College.
  • Barbara C. Altman, Instructor of Music. B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music.
  • Rachel Applegate ’16, Instructor of Nursing. B.S.N., Wesleyan College.
  • Catherine Baker, Instructor of Horseback Riding. B.S., St. Edward’s University; M.B.A., University of Arkansas; M.Ed., Texas A & M.
  • Mary C. Bellew, Instructor of Education. B.S., M.S., Walden University.
  • Terence Cantwell, Instructor of Music. B.M., M.M., University of Georgia.
  • Mariah J. Carter ’13, Instructor of Spanish. B.A., Wesleyan College; M.A., Georgia State University.
  • Yannan Chen, Instructor of Chinese. M.A., Guangzhou University.
  • Sergey Y. Chernokov, Instructor of Computer Science. B.B.A., M.B.A., Georgia College & State University.
  • John Christopher, Instructor of Psychology. B.S., University of Maryland; M.A., Ph.D., Wayne State University. 
  • Beth Mason Duncan, Instructor of Business. A.B., Wesleyan College; M.A., J.D., Mercer University.
  • Jason Economides, Instructor of Music. B.M., Arizona State University; M.M., University of Michigan.
  • Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Instructor of Music. M.A., Goucher College.
  • Melanique Floyd, Instructor of Education. M.S., Nova Southeastern University.
  • Richard Fowler, Instructor of Golf. B.A., M.P.A., University of South Carolina.
  • Wendy Hamm, Instructor of Education. B.S., University of Georgia; M.Ed., Mercer University; Ed.S., Georgia College & State University.
  • Ellen Hanson, Instructor of Music. B.M., Wesleyan College; M.M., University of Tennessee.
  • Jessica Hardman, Instructor of Dance. B.A., University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Nyssa Hattaway ’93, Instructor of Nursing. A.S. (Nursing), Middle Georgia State University; B.A., Wesleyan College; B.S.N., Western Governor’s University.
  • John Hintermaier, Instructor of History. A.B., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Princeton University. 
  • Kaye Hlavaty, Instructor of Education. B.S., M.Ed., Georgia College; M.Ed., University of Georgia.
  • Margaret Hollis, Instructor of Music. B.M., Furman University; M.M., University of South Carolina.
  • Susan B. Jung, Instructor of Equine Assisted Therapies. B.A., Ed.S., M.Ed., University of Florida.
  • Miriam Langley, Instructor of Aerobics. B.S., M.Ed., University of Georgia.
  • Felicer Lewis, Instructor of Business. B.S.S.S., Mercer University; M.B.A., Wesleyan College.
  • G. Pilar Wilder Lowden ’01, Instructor of Dance. B.A., Wesleyan College.
  • Christopher Lux, Instructor of English. B.A., Belmont Abbey College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
  • Allarey A. Magallano, Instructor of Nursing. B.A.N., M.S.N., Georgia College and State University.
  • Kathy Malone, Instructor of Health and Physical Education. 
  • Molly M. Martin, Instructor of Yoga. B.A., Mercer University; M.A., Lexington Theological Seminary.
  • Paul M. Midkiff, Instructor of Mathematics. B.A., M.F.T., Mercer University; M.Ed., University of Georgia.
  • Brooke Miller, Instructor of Political Science. B.A., North Georgia College and State University; M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.
  • Suzanne Minarcine, Instructor of Business. A.S. (Nursing), Central Piedmont Community College; B.A., Western Illinois University; M.S., Mercer University; Ph.D., Capella University.
  • Yukie Miura, Instructor of Japanese. B.A., Nagoya University of Foreign Studies.
  • Sheridan Nadeau, Instructor of Art. B.F.A., University of Georgia.
  • Lisa Gratigny Pang, Instructor of Tae Kwon Do.
  • Ashlie Anderson Pullen, Instructor of Nursing. M.S.N., Vanderbilt University.
  • Douglas Richardson, Instructor of Business. B.A., Pensacola Christian College; M.B.A., Wesleyan College.
  • Rhonda Roell-Taylor, Instructor of Business. B.B.A., Mercer University; J.D., Mississippi College.
  • Barbara Rowan, Instructor of Business. B.A., Malone College; M.S., Georgia College & State University; Ph.D., James Madison University.
  • Seth Selke, Instructor of Business. B.B.A., Indiana University East; M.S., Indiana Wesleyan University. 
  • Seth Semones, Instructor of Health and Physical Education. 
  • Penny Siquerios, Instructor of Health and Physical Education. B.A., M.A., Florida State University.
  • Mark Stecher, Instructor of Mathematics. B.A., Brewton Parker College; M.S., Louisiana State University A & M.
  • Rachel F. Taylor, Instructor of Business. B.A., University of Georgia; M.B.A., Mercer University.
  • Debra A. Thomas ’17, Instructor of Business. B.S., Macon State College; M.B.A., Wesleyan College.
  • Kenneth Trimmons, Instructor of Music. B.A., Valdosta State University; M.M., Mercer University; D.M.A., Florida State University.
  • Charles Ward, Instructor of Art. B.A., Piedmont College; M.A.T., Georgia College & State University; M.F.A., Western Carolina University.
  • William Wi, Instructor of Business (Accounting). B.Commerce, Philippines; Baguio, B. Theology, Portland Bible College; M.B.A., Wesleyan College.
  • Debra Williams, Instructor of Religion. B.A., Wesleyan College; M.A.R., Yale University.
  • Vincent Youngbauer, Instructor of History. B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Wilkes University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
  • Sam Zanders, Instructor of Health and Physical Education. B.A., B.S., Mercer University; M.S., California University of Pennsylvania.
Wesleyan Emeriti Faculty
  • Dr. Fletcher Clark Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Music (1970-2005)
  • Dr. William Leonard Curry, Professor Emeritus of Psychology (1970-2007)
  • Mr. Charles Edward Eikner, Professor Emeritus of Music (1973-2013)
  • Dr. Hilary Watson Kight, Professor Emerita of Mathematics (1984-2009)
  • Dr. Patrick Pritchard, Professor Emeritus of Education (1999-2019)
  • Ms. Hasseltine Neal Roberts '60, Librarian Emerita (1964-2004)
  • Dr. Sylvia L. Ross '92 (HON), Professor Emerita of Music  (1960-1993)
  • Dr. Leah Marcile Taylor, Professor Emerita of History (1969-2005)
  • Dr. Phil Davis Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Economics (1991-2018)
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