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2019-20 University Catalog 
    
2019-20 University Catalog

Faculty Directory


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(Date in parentheses indicates year of appointment.)

Kirk Abraham, (2004); Professor of Exercise Science; B.S., University of Puget Sound, 1994; M.S., University of Arizona, 1997; Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2004.

Priya Ananth, (2019); Instructor in Spanish; B.A., University of Connecticut, 2009; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011, 2019.

Brian J. Arganbright, (2001); Professor of French; B.A., B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1988; M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1991; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., New York University, 1995, 1997, 2001.

Larry J. Barnes, (1986); Professor of Music; B.M., M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 1972, 1973; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, 1979.

Carole A. Barnsley, (2009); Associate Professor of Religion; B.A., Middlebury College, 1998; M.A., Miami University, 2000; Ph.D., Indiana University, 2009.

W. Alan Bartley, (1999); Associate Professor of Economics; B.A., Transylvania University, 1993; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1999.

Matthew Bauman, (2018); Visiting Lecturer of German; B.A., The Ohio State University, 2007; M.A., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2012, 2018.

Christopher Begley, (2002); Associate Professor of Anthropology; B.A., Transylvania University, 1988; M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1992, 1999.

Daniel Bennett, (2019); Instructor in Theater/Production and Technical Coordinator; B.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 2012; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, 2019.

Martha Billips, (1997); Professor of English; B.A., Transylvania University, 1978; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1987, 1997.

Gregg Bocketti, (2004); Professor of History; B.A., Hartwick College, 1995; M.A., Ph.D., Tulane University, 1998, 2004.

Sarah Bray, (2007); Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Biology; B.A., Coe College, 1998; Ph.D., University of Florida, 2005.

Jessie Brown, (2015); Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Sonoma State University, 2008; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013.

Sharon C. Brown, (1996); Professor of Physical Education and Exercise Science; B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1984; M.S., Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1989, 1994.

Susan Brown, (2002); Director of the Library; B.A., Hiram College, 1989; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995.

Michael F. Cairo, (2010); Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Political Science; B.A., SUNY Geneseo, 1992; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1994, 1999.

Daniel Clausen, (2019); Visiting Assistant Professor of English; B.A., Linfield College, 2008; M.A., Boise State University, 2012; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019.

Simonetta Cochis, (1997); Professor of French and Spanish; B.A., M.A., SUNY at Stony Brook, 1983, 1989; Ph.D., New York University, 1998.

Lisa M. Contreras, (2000); Instructor in Spanish; B.A., Arizona State University, 1967; M.A., University of Kentucky, 1990.

Elizabeth Corsun, (2007) Associate Professor of English; B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz, 1991; Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 2005.

Lissa Ellen Cox, (2002); Professor of Philosophy; B.A., Miami University of Ohio, 1993; M.A., Ph.D., DePaul University, 1997, 2001.

Eva Csuhai, (1998); Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Kossuth Lajos University, Hungary, 1988; Ph.D., Texas A&M, 1992.

James C. Day, (1996); Professor of Physics; B.A., Carson–Newman College, 1988; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1995.

Veronica P. Dean-Thacker, (1987); Professor of Spanish; B.A., Nazareth College, 1978; M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1981; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1984.

Gary D. Deaton, (1987); Instructor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication; B.S., M.A., Miami University, 1983, 1987.

Paul M. Duffin, (2011); Associate Professor of Biology; B.A., Grinnell College, 2005; Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2011.

Don Thomas Dugi, (1975); Professor of Political Science; B.A., M.A., St. Mary's University, 1969, 1971; Ph.D., Purdue University, 1981.

Robert E. England, (2008); Associate Professor of Computer Science; B.A., Rhodes College, 1979; M.S., Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, 1985, 1989.

G. Rod Erfani, (1986); Professor of Economics; B.S., National University, 1972; M.A., Florida Atlantic University, 1976; Ph.D., The Florida State University, 1984.

Simona Fojtová, (2006); Professor of Women's and Gender Studies; M.A., Masaryk University, 1996; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1998, 2006.

Melissa Fortner, (2004); Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., Transylvania University, 1996; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2000, 2004.

Peter S. Fosl, (1998); Professor of Philosophy; B.A., Bucknell University, 1985; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University, 1990, 1992.

Tosha Fowler, (2018); Lucille C. Little Endowed Chair in Theater and Director of the Theater Program; B.A., Armstrong Atlantic State University, 2002; M.F.A., DePaul University, 2009.

Rebecca A. Fox, Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., Arizona State University, 2000; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2002, 2007.

Qian Gao, (2011); Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture; B.A., Northwest University, 1995; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2003, 2007.

Jack Girard, (1981); Professor of Art; B.F.A., M.F.A., East Carolina University, 1973, 1976.

Kurt R. D. Gohde, (1998); Professor of Art; B.F.A., New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 1995; M.F.A., Syracuse University, 1998.

Emily Goodman, (2016); Assistant Professor of Art History; B.A., McGill University, 2009; M. A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2013, 2016.

Kerri E. Hauman, (2013); Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication; B.A., M.A., Wright State University, 2006, 2009; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2013.

R. Ben Hawkins, (1985); Professor of Music; B.M., Southwest Texas State University, 1977; M.M., University of South Carolina, 1980; Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1989.

Christina Eversole Hayne, (2013); Assistant Professor of Accounting; B.A., Transylvania University, 2003; M.S., J.D., University of Kentucky, 2004, 2007.

Stephen Hess, (2017); Assistant Professor of Political Science; B.A., Hanover College, 2004; M.A., University of Louisville, 2006; Ph.D., Miami University, 2011.

Rebecca F. Hochradel, (2017); Associate Professor of Business Administration; B.S., University of Louisville, 1978; M.S., Georgia State University, 1984; Ph.D., Old Dominion University, 2007.

Jeffrey D. Hopper, (2008); Associate Professor of Business Administration; B.A., Transylvania University, 1994; M.B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University, 1997, 2005, 2008.

Mark A. Jackson, (2003); Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., University of Memphis, 1993; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1996, 1999.

Kimberly S. Jenkins, (2000); Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.S., M.A.M., Ph.D., Auburn University, 1991, 1993, 1997.

Stephen Johnson, (2016); Assistant Professor of Physics; B.A., Transylvania University, 2004; M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2007, 2008.

Judy L. Jones, (1980); Professor of Accounting; B.B.A., M.B.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 1971, 1974; C.P.A., 1975; D.B.A., Anderson University, 2012.

Bethany Schneider Jurs, (2013); Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., Purdue University, 2004; Ph.D., Indiana University, 2009.

Iva Katzarska-Miller, (2009); Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2003, 2005, 2009.

David Kaufman, (2013); Associate Professor of Philosophy and Classics; A.B., Brandeis University, 2003; M.A., New School for Social Research, 2005; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University, 2011, 2013.

Michael Kelly Jr., (2016); Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, 2008; Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, 2014.

Jerome Michael LeVan, (1995); Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 1989; M.A.M., Ph.D., Auburn University, 1991, 1995.

Wei Lin, (2006); Associate Professor of Art History; B.A., Nanjing University, 1989; M.A., Beijing University, 1994; Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2006.

Elizabeth Loh, (2019); Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology; B.A., University of Kentucky, 2006; M.S., Ph.D., University of Kent, 2009, 2019.

Regan MacNay, (2018); Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities; B.A., University of Western Ontario, 2003; M.A., York University, 2004; Bachelor of Education, Queen's University, 2006; M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2016; D.M.A., University of Kentucky, 2018.

Maurice Manning, (2012); Professor of English, Transylvania Writer in Residence; B.A., Earlham College, 1988; M.A., University of Kentucky, 1996; M.F.A., University of labama, 1999.

Amy B. Maupin, (2001); Associate Professor of Education; B.A., M.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 1991, 1996; Ed.D., The University of Tennessee, 2000.

Jennifer Sink McCloud, (2013); Associate Professor of Education; B.A., Bridgewater College, 2000; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2005, 2013.

Melissa A. McEuen, (1995); Professor of History; B.A., Georgetown College, 1983; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1986, 1991.

Kenneth M. Moorman, (1997); Professor of Computer Science; B.A., Transylvania University, 1991; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996, 1997.

Martha Ojeda, (1997); Professor of Spanish; B.A., Berea College, 1991; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1993, 1998.

Hande Ozkan, (2013); Associate Professor of Anthropology; B.A., Marmara University, 1999; M.A. Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Boģaziçi University, 2002; Ph.D., Yale University, 2013.

Bethany M. Packard, (2012); Associate Professor of English; A.B., Washington University, 2005; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2006, 2010.

Jeremy Paden, (2008); Professor of Spanish; B.A., Harding University, 1996; M.A., University of Memphis, 1998; Ph.D., Emory University, 2004.

Priyanka Parekh, (2018); Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., Sardar Patel University, 2003; M.S., Maharaja Sayajirao University, 2005; Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2018.

Gregory Partain, (1991); Professor of Music; B.M., University of Washington, 1982; M.M., D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1984, 1994.

Timothy D. Polashek, (2009); Associate Professor of Music; B.A., Grinnell College, 1994; M.A., Dartmouth College, 1996; D.M.A., Columbia University, 2002.

Julia Truitt Poynter, (1999); Associate Professor of Business Administration; B.S., M.N.S., University of Kentucky, 1980, 1983; M.B.A., Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 1989, 1991.

Michelle L. Rawlings, (2012); Registrar; B.B.A., University of Kentucky, 2001; M.B.A., Sullivan University, 2003.

Leslie Ribovich, (2019); Assistant Professor of Religion; B.A., Columbia University, 2011; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University, 2014, 2017.

Brian L. Rich, (1994); Professor of Sociology; B.A., University of California–San Diego, 1981; M.A., California State University, 1984; Ph.D., University of California–Berkeley, 1993.

Robert E. Rosenberg, (2007); Professor of Chemistry; S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985; Ph.D., Yale University, 1990.

Frank Russell, (1999); Professor of History; B.A., Loyola Marymount University, 1988; M.A., Ph.D., University of California–Los Angeles, 1991, 1994.

Kyle J. Schnitzenbaumer, (2015); Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S., Illinois Wesleyan University, 2007; Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2015.

Amy Sheikh, (2018); Visiting Lecturer of Business Administration; B.A., M.B.A., Oakland University, 2010, 2012.

Kenneth D. Slepyan, (1994); Professor of History; B.A., Williams College, 1987; M.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1990, 1991, 1994.

Belinda Sly, (2004); Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., Oregon State University, 1996; Ph.D., Indiana University, 2004

Timothy Soulis, (1994); Professor of Writing, Rhetoric & Communication; B.A., M.A., University of California–Berkeley, 1971, 1975; Ph.D., University of Denver, 1980.

Zoé Strecker, (2009); Associate Professor of Art; B.A., Grinnell College, 1988; M.F.A., New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 1997.

Ryan Stuffelbeam, (2007); Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.A., Knox College, 1998; Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 2004.

John Svarlien, (1993); Professor of Classics; B.A., University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 1976; M.A., The Florida State University, 1981; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1989.

Richard L. Taylor, (2009); Visiting Kenan Writer; B.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1963, 1994; M.A., J.D., University of Louisville, 1964, 1967.

Kremena Todorova, (2005); Associate Professor of English; B.A., Hope College, 1997; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2001, 2003.

Avery Tompkins, (2013); Diversity Scholar, B.A., University of Wisconsin, 2003; M.A., C.A.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2004, 2007, 2011.

Margaret B. Upchurch, (1990); Professor of Psychology; B.S., Michigan State University, 1977; Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin, 1984.

Todd Frederick Van Denburg, (1994); Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., Drury College, 1982; M.A., Hollins College, 1983; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1988.

James D. Wagner, (1995); Professor of Biology; B.S., University of South Florida, 1985; M.S., University of Maryland, 1993; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1995.

JJ Wallace, (2017); Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; B.A., Berea College, 2008; M.S., Eastern Kentucky University, 2009; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2018.

Tiffany R. Wheeler, (2002); Associate Professor of Education; B.A., Transylvania University, 1990; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1994, 2007.

Scott Whiddon, (2006); Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication; B.A., Winthrop University, 1996; M.A., M.F.A., McNeese State University, 1999; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2006.

Geoffrey F. Williams, (2012); Associate Professor of Economics; B.F.A., New York University, 1991; M.B.A., Wharton School, 1999; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2009, 2012.

John Williams Jr., (2019); Interim President; B.A., Transylvania University, 1974; D.M.D., M.B.A., University of Louisville, 1980, 1987.