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
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
Saralyn DeSmet
Professor of Modern Languages (478) 757-5222 Profile
Melanie Doherty
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) 757-5234 Profile
Chenny Q. Gan
Associate Professor of Music (478) 757-5147 Profile
Alexis Gregg
Associate 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
Joseph A. Iskra, Jr.
Associate Professor of Mathematics (478) 757-5247 Profile
Kara Kostiuk
Associate 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 / Assistant Dean for Teaching & 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
Assistant Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2846 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
Associate 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
Seth Selke
Director of Business Graduate Programs (478) 757-5184 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
Andrew M. Wheeler
Clinical Instructor of Nursing (478) 757-2867 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 2020-2021


  • Barbara C. Altman, Instructor of Music. B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music.
  • Jill Amos ’87, Instructor of Psychology. A.B., Wesleyan College; M.S., Georgia College & State University.
  • William Ayears, Instructor of Health and Physical Education. B.A., Washington State University.
  • Catherine Baker, Instructor of Horseback Riding. B.S., St. Edward’s University; M.B.A., University of Arkansas; M.Ed., Texas A & M.
  • Terence Cantwell, Instructor of Music. B.M., M.M., University of Georgia. M.B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Northwestern University.
  • Helen Carter, Instructor of Mathematics. B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.Ed., William Carey University.
  • Miquel Castro, Instructor of Music. Certificacion, Conservatorio Nacional de Musica.
  • Sergey Y. Chernokov, Instructor of Computer Science. B.B.A., M.B.A., Georgia College & State University.
  • Jasmin Shy Coates ’06, Instructor of Education. B.S. Wesleyan College; M.Ed., Grand Canyon University.
  • Craig Coleman, Instructor of Art. BFA, Florida State University; MFA, University of Colorado.
  • Beth Mason Duncan ’61, Instructor of Business. A.B., Wesleyan College; M.A., J.D., Mercer University.
  • Stephanie Durbin, Instructor of Nursing. B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University; B.S.N., The George Washington University.
  • Jason Economides, Instructor of Music. B.M., Arizona State University; M.M., University of Michigan.
  • Tera Edwards, Instructor of Yoga. B.A., J.D., Mercer University.
  • Robert Fieldsteel, Instructor of Theatre. Artist in Residence - Playwriting. B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., Antioch University.
  • Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Instructor of Music. M.A., Goucher College.
  • Melanique Floyd, Instructor of Education. B.S., Georgia Southern University; M.S., Ed.S., Nova Southeastern University.
  • Jill Foote-Hutton, Instructor of Art. B.F.A., Webster University; M.F.A., University of Mississippi.
  • Denise Greaves, Instructor of Business. B.A., Long Island University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix; J.D., University of the District of Columbia; Ed.S., University of West Georgia; Ed.D., American College of Education.
  • Ellen Hanson ’83, Instructor of Music. B.M., Wesleyan College; M.M., University of Tennessee.
  • Jessica Hardman, Instructor of Dance. B.A., University of Southern Mississippi.
  • 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.
  • Savelia Howell, Instructor of Nursing. B.S.N., Georgia Southwestern State University.
  • 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.
  • G. Pilar Wilder Lowden ’01, Instructor of Dance. B.A., Wesleyan College.
  • 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. 
  • Laurie McElmurray ’15, Instructor of Nursing. B.S.N., Wesleyan College. 
  • Glenna Meyer, Instructor of Business. B.S., M.A., Eastern Kentucky University; Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi.  
  • Paul M. Midkiff, Instructor of Mathematics. B.A., M.F.T., Mercer University; M.Ed., University of Georgia.
  • Daniel Miller, Instructor of History. B.A., Middle Georgia State University; M.A., Sam Houston State University.
  • Mallory Neil, Instructor of History. B.A., Georgia College; M.A., Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Houston.
  • Lisa Dixon Pang, Instructor of Tae Kwon Do.
  • Ashlie 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 Semones, Instructor of Health and Physical Education. 
  • Tisha Simeral, Instructor of Music. B.S., B.M., The Ohio State University; M.A., Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Clay Singleton, Instructor of Health and Physical Education. A.S., Middle Georgia College
  • Lisa Sloben ’00, Instructor of Art. A.A.S., Fashion Institute of Technology; B.A., Wesleyan College; A.L.M., Harvard University.
  • Christopher Smith, Instructor of Art. B.F.A., California State University.
  • Teresa Smotherman, Instructor of Spanish. B.A., Valdosta State College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia.
  • Natalia Stevens, Instructor of Biology. B.S., Valdosta State University; M.S., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Anne Carter Stowe, Instructor of English. B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South; M.A., University of Mississippi.
  • Robert Sumowski, Instructor of Education. B.A., Mercer University; M. Ed., Ed.S., Georgia College & State University; Ed. D., University of Georgia.
  • Rachel F. Taylor, Instructor of Business. B.A., University of Georgia; M.B.A., Mercer University.
  • Rhonda Taylor, Instructor of Business. B.B.A., Mercer University; J.D., Mississippi College School of Law.
  • Shara Veda, Instructor of Spanish. M.A., The Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London); M.A., Ph.D., University of St. Andrews (Scotland).
  • William Wi ’06, Instructor of Business (Accounting). B.Commerce, Philippines; Baguio, B. Theology, Portland Bible College; M.B.A., Wesleyan College.
  • Angie Wright ’07, ’10, Instructor of Business. B.A., MBA, Wesleyan College.
  • Vincent Youngbauer, Instructor of History. B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Wilkes University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
Wesleyan Emeriti Faculty
  • Dr. Sylvia L. Ross '92 (HON), Professor Emerita of Music  (1960-1993)
  • Ms. Hasseltine Neal Roberts '60, Librarian Emerita (1964-2004)
  • Dr. Leah Marcile Taylor, Professor Emerita of History (1969-2005)
  • Dr. Fletcher Clark Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Music (1970-2005)
  • Dr. William Leonard Curry, Professor Emeritus of Psychology (1970-2007)
  • Dr. Hilary Watson Kight, Professor Emerita of Mathematics (1984-2009)
  • Mr. Charles Edward Eikner, Professor Emeritus of Music (1973-2013)
  • Dr. Pat Hardeman '68, Professor of Biology and Registrar Emerita (1974-2014)
  • Dr. Phil Davis Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Economics (1991-2018)
  • Dr. Patrick Pritchard, Professor Emeritus of Education (1999-2019)
  • Dr. Glenna Meyer, Professor Emerita of Business and Economics (1983-2020)
  • Dr. Libby Bailey, Professor Emerita of Art (1976-2020)

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