Feb 24, 2020  
2019-20 University Catalog 
2019-20 University Catalog

Division Chairs and Program Directors

Fine Arts Scott Whiddon (Fall/May) Kurt Gohde (Winter)
  Art and Art History Zoe Strecker
  Digital Arts and Media Tim Polashek
  Music Greg Partain
  Theater Tosha Fowler
  Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication Scott Whiddon


Humanities  Ellen Cox
  Classics John Svarlien
  Education Tiffany Wheeler
  English Liz Corsun
  Foreign Languages Qian Gao
  Philosophy David Kaufman
  Religion Carole Barnsley
  Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Simona Fojtová


Natural Sciences and Mathematics James Wagner
  Biology Belinda Sly
  Chemistry Eva Csuhai
  Computer Science Robert England
  Exercise Science Kirk Abraham
  Mathematics Kim Jenkins
  Physics Stephen Johnson


Social Sciences Alan Bartley
  Accounting Christi Hayne
  Business Administration Jeffrey Hopper
  Economics Geoffrey Williams (Fall), Rod Erfani (Winter/May)
  History Melissa McEuen
  International Affairs Gregg Bocketti
  Neuroscience Kenny Moorman
  Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Peter Fosl
  Political Science Steve Hess
  Psychology Mark Jackson
  Sociology/Anthropology Hande Ozkan


Interdisciplinary Minors  
  Asian Studies Qian Gao
  Environmental Studies Alan Bartley
  Latin American and Caribbean Studies Jeremy Paden


Faculty Director of First Engagements Mike LeVan
Faculty Director of First-Year Seminar Martha Billips (Fall), Kerri Hauman (Winter/May)
Faculty Director of General Education Meg Upchurch

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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); Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University; 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.

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 of the University; B.A., Transylvania University, 1974; D.M.D., M.B.A., University of Louisville, 1980, 1987.