Full-Time Faculty

The date shown in parentheses represents the year in which the faculty member joined the College Faculty.

JERRY A. ALEWINE, Department Chair for Respiratory Therapy. Professor of Respiratory Therapy (2017);
A.S., Piedmont Technical College, 1996;
B.A., University of South Carolina, 1985;
M.Ed., American InterContinential University, 2007;
Ed.D., Argosy University, 2012.

ABDELNASER AL-HASAN, Associate Professor of Mathematics (2012);
B.A., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 1992;
M.S., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 1994;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 1998.

LEON C. BANKS, Assistant Professor of Business Administration (2017);
B.S., University of South Carolina, 1979;
J.D., University of South Carolina, 1985.

MIKE RANDAL BEGGS, Professor of Religion (2002);
B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1982;
B.S.E, Abilene Christian University, 1983;
B.S.Ed.; M.Div., Yale University, 1990;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1999.

Jennifer Bickley, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2019);
B.S.N., Newberry College, 2014;
M.S.N., South University, 2017.

LINDSY BOATENG, Assistant Professor of Biology (2018);
B.S., University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, 2005;
M.S., University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, 2009;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison; 2015.

DAISY BOURASA-DOWD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, (2021).
B.S., Simmons College, 2010.
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016.

SARAH K. BRYANT, Professor of Business and Finance (2017);
B.S.B.A., University of South Carolina, 1979;
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1985.

VALARIE BURNETT, Associate Professor of Biology (2011);
B.S., University of South Carolina, 1998;
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2004.

MANDY L. BUTLER, Associate Professor of Theatre and Speech (2012);
B.A., Georgia College & State University, 2003;
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University 2011.

PATRICK CASEY, Assistant Professor of Music (2015);
B.A., Arkansas Tech University, 1982;
M.M., Northwestern University, 1983;
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1993.

CARRIE CAUDILL, Associate Professor of Psychology (2017);
B.A., Columbia International University, 2003;
Ed. S., University of South Carolina, 2005;
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2012.

BRET A. CLARK, Professor of Biology; Department Chair (1995, 2017);
B.S., Furman University, 1988;
Ph.D., Medical College of Georgia, 1995.

GREGORY K. COLE, Professor of Spanish (2002);
B.A., University of Toledo, 1985;
M.A., Miami University of Ohio, 1987;
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1993.

ALICIA DAVIS, Assistant Professor of Accounting (2018);
B.S., University of South Carolina, 2002;
M.A., Clark Atlantic University, 2004;
Ed.S., South Carolina State University, 2010.

AL De LACHICA, Assistant Professor of Communications (2008);
B.J., University of Texas-Austin, 1990;
M.A., University of Texas-Austin, 1992.

REBEKAH DIXON, Assistant Professor of Physical Education (2004);
B.S., Western Carolina University, 2000;
M.S., Winthrop University, 2003.

TAJUANE DOCKERY, Assistant Professor of Nursing, (2021)
A.S., Midlands Technical College, 2008
M.S.N., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
D.N.P., Liberty University, 2020

TIMOTHY DUPONT, Visiting Professor of Business, (2021)
B.S., Lander University, 2001
M.B.A., Clemson University, 2003
Ph.D., Clemson University, 2018

ALLAN DUNPHY, Associate Professor of Respiratory Therapy (2018);
A.S., Piedmont Technical College,1992;
B.A., Thomas A. Edison State College, 2001;
M.Ed., Liberty University, 2019.

TIMOTHY G. ELSTON, Associate Professor of History, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (2004, 2018);
B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1989;
B.A., Western Oregon University, 1997;
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1999;
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004.

CYNTHIA HAYNES ESHLEMAN, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (2018)
B.S., Appalachian State University, 1999;
J.D., NC Central University School of Law, 2002;
M.S., West Chester University, 2005.

PETER FOSTER, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2020)
B.S., Grove City College, 2013
Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2019

SARAH FREDERICKSON, Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2019);
B.S., University of the Ozarks, 2010;
M.S., Arkansas State University, 2013;
Ph.D. University of Arkansas, 2019.

MATTHEW FULLER, Professor of Theatre (2005);
B.A., Wake Forest University, 2001;
M.F.A. Design, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005.

PAT GAGLIANO, Professor of Theatre/Speech, Department Chair (1994);
B.A., University of South Florida, 1985;
M.F.A., Florida State University, 1991.

JERRY GATCH, Associate Professor of Music (2014);
B.M.E., University of South Carolina, 1985;
M. M., University of South Carolina, 1987;
D.M.A., University of South Carolina, 2005.
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2017;

MOLLY GETSINGER, Assistant Professor of Music, (2021)
B.M.E., Shepherd University, 2012
M.M., Rider University, 2017
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music, 2020

Aslynn Halvorson, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science (2019)
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2012;
M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2014.  

GRETCHEN HASKETT, Associate Professor of Physical Education, (2007);
B.S., Newberry College, 2003;
M.A., Tennessee Technological University, 2004.

AMANDA HODGES, Associate Professor of English (2011, 2016);
B.A., Agnes Scott College, 1997;
M.A.T., Agnes Scott College, 1998;
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2011.

CHARLES N. HORN, Professor of Biology (1986);
B.S., George Mason University, 1978;
M.S., Ohio State University, 1980;
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1985.

KRISTA E. HUGHES, Associate Professor of Religion, Director of the Muller Center (2015);
B.A., Wofford University, 1994;
M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1998;
M. Div., Vanderbilt University, 2001;
Ph. D., Drew University, 2014.

ANNETTE HUNTER, Assistant Professor of Education (2019);
B.S., Temple University, 1983;
M.Ed., Widener University, 1988;
Ph.D., Capella University, 2018.

RAMONE M. JACKSON, Assistant Professor of History (2021)
B.A., College of Charleston, 2004.
M.A., College of Charleston, 2007.
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2019.

MATTHEW KIDDER, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration (2020)
B.S., American University, 2003
Ph.D., University of California Irvine, 2016

STEVEN LAMBERT, Associate Professor of Chemistry (2013);
B.S., Mars Hill, 1983;
Ph.D. University of South Carolina, 1990.

DON C. LAWRIMORE, JR., Assistant Professor of Education (2012);
B.A., Clemson University, 1983;
M.Ed., The Citadel, 1995.
Ph.D., Clemson University, 2020

LEN LAWSON, Assistant Professor of English (2021)
B.S., Winthrop University, 2002
M.A., National University, 2007
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2021

JOHN A. LESAINE, Associate Professor of Physical Education, Assistant Dean for Student Success (2012, 2019);  
B.S., Newberry College, 2007;
M.Ed., Valdosta State University, 2009;
Ed.D., United States Sports Academy, 2015;
M.S., Capella University, 2017.

JENNY LINDLER, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2017);
B.S., Newberry College, 2011;
M.S.N., South University, 2016;
D.N.P, American Sentinel University, 2020.

Susan D. Ludwick, Associate Professor of Nursing & Department Chair (2019);
B.S. N., Wichita State University, 1991;
M.S.N., The University of Wyoming, 1994;
DNP, The University of Kansas, 2017.

JENNIFER MARTINSEN, Associate Professor of English (2012);
B.A., University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire, 1999;
M.A., University of North Carolina, 2004;
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2010.

SARAH MASTERSON, Associate Professor of Music (2014);
B.A., DePauw University, 2006;
M.M., University of Connecticut, 2008;
D.M.A., University of Connecticut, 2011.

BARRY MCGINNIS, Professor of Music (2002);
B.S., Towson State University, 1991;
M.M., East Carolina University, 1993;
D.M.A., University of Georgia, 2002.

WARREN S. MOORE, III, Professor of English (2003);
B.A., Excelsior College, 1987;
M.A., University of Kentucky, 1992;
Ph.D., Ball State University, 2002.

WANDA NEESE, Instructor of Piano, 1988;
B.M. Columbia College, 1988;
M.M. Columbia College, 1993.

MESLISSA OCHOA, Assistant Professor of Sociology, (2020).
B.A., Purdue University, 2009.
Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 2019.

JESSICA OTIS, Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2020);
B.S., University of South Carolina, 2016;
M.S., University of South Carolina, 2019.

LESLIE PARKS, Assistant Professor of Business Administration (2014);
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University, 1971;
M.B.A., Regis University, 2004.

SID PARRISH, Jr., Associate Professor of Chemistry, Vice President of Academic Affairs (2006, 2018);
B.S., Furman University, 1995;
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2001.

JODIE PEELER, Professor of Communications (2001);
B.S., Lander University, 1995;
M.A., University of South Carolina,1998;
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2001.

SARA PETERS, Associate Professor of Psychology, Interim Chair Social and Behavioral Sciences (2012, 2020);
B.A., University of South Carolina, 2006;
M.A., University of South Carolina, 2010;
Ph. D., University of South Carolina, 2013. 

DEBBIE POSTON, Assistant Professor of Education, Clinical Experiences Coordinator, Director of RETAIN, Center of Excellence (2010, 2016);
B.S., Winthrop University, 1985;
M.Ed., University of South Carolina, 1994;
Masters+ 30, University of South Carolina, 1998.

J. TRACY POWER, Associate Professor of History, Director of Newberry College Archives (2014);
B.A., Emory University, 1980;
M.A., University of South Carolina, 1984;
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1993.

TABETHA QUINA, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2020);
B.S.N., Florida State University, 2002;
M.S.N., Saint Xavier University, 2020.

DAVID RACHELS, Professor of English, Department Chair (2013);
B.A., Emory University, 1989;     
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991;
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996.

PAULA RIDDLE, Associate Professor of Art (2005);
B.A., Lander University, 1986;
M.A.T., University of South Carolina, 1988.

LAURA ROOST, Associate Professor of Political Science (2017);
B.A., Morningside College;
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009;
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014.

DAVID SANTIAGO, Instructor of Bands (2018);
B.M.E., University of South Carolina, 1985;
M.M.E., University of Southern Mississippi, 1986.

JESSE L. SCOTT, Professor of History (1985);
B.A., Clemson University, 1979;
M.A., Clemson University, 1981;
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1985.

GERALD SEALS, Associate Professor of Business Administration (2005);
B.A., University of South Carolina, 1975;
M.A., University of Denver, 1976.

CHRISTOPHER SHARP, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (2020);
B.S. Florida State University, 1997;
M.S., University of Central Florida, 1999;
Ph.D. University of Central Florida, 2006.

CHRIS SHEPPARD, Associate Professor of Music; Department Chair (2010, 2016);
B.F.A., Marshall University, 1994;
M.M., University of Northern Colorado, 1997;
D.M.A., University of Wisconsin, 2005.

MARY SHEPHERD, Assistant Professor of Spanish (2014);
B.A., Wofford College, 1998;
M.A., University of South Carolina, 2013.

NAOMI R. SIMMONS, Associate Professor of Sociology (2014);
B.A., Bloomsburg University, 2004;
M.A., University of South Carolina, 2009;
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2013.

PAUL D. SMITH, Assistant Professor of Business Administration (2004),
B.S.B.A., University of South Carolina, 2000;
M.B.A., Webster University, 2004.

TANIA SOSIAK, Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Digital Marketing (2003);
B.F.A., Syracuse University, 1988;
M.I.D., North Carolina State University, 1996.

JODY THOMPSON, Assistant Professor of Psychology (2019);
B.A. The University of Alabama, 2008;
M.S., Jacksonville State University, 2010;
Ph.D., Central Michigan University, 2017.

JOANNA TREMBLE, Assistant Professor of Physical Education (2018);
B.S., Aquinas College, 2009
M. Ed, University of South Florida, 2012.

T. OTIS WALKER, Associate Professor of Mathematics/Physics, (1983);
B.S., Furman University, 1972;
M.S., Clemson University, 1975;
Ph.D., Clemson University, 1978.

CHRISTINA L. WENDLAND, Associate Professor of Religion, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (2007, 2017);
B.S., Ohio State University, 1992;
M.Div., Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 1997;
Ph.D., Luther Seminary, 2007.

LERONE J. WILDER, Assistant Professor of Religion (2021).
B.A., University of South Carolina, 2005.
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Center, 2010.
Ph.D., Union Institute and University, 2019.

PEGGY L. BARNES WINDER, Professor of Physical Education, (1990); Director of Diversity Education (2012);
B.A., Newberry College, 1987;
M.S., Western Kentucky University, 1988;
Ph.D., Touro University International, 2006.

JARED WOOLSTENHULME, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education (2018); Interim Chair of Teacher Education, 2020.
B.S., Utah State University, 1998;
B.S., Utah State University, 2003;
M.Ed., Utah State University, 2012.