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.”

Listen to a few of our exceptional professors in these videos.


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
Karen Bray
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies & Philosophy (478) 757-2839 Profile
Rhiannon Bruner
Electronic Resource Manager (478) 757-5202 Profile
Nadine Cheek
Mildred Heyward Professor of Music (478) 757-5127 Profile
John Christopher
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Director of I-O Psychology Graduate Program (478) 757-5225 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
M.A. Program Director, 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
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
Associate Professor of English / Assistant Dean for Teaching & Learning (478) 757-5232 Profile
Frazer Lively
Professor of Theatre (478) 757-5250 Profile
Karen Lockwood
Assistant Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2057 Profile
Michael McGhee
Associate Professor of Music, Music Dept. Chair (478) 757-2433 Profile
Megan McMahon
Associate Professor of Accounting (478) 757-2466 Profile
Heather Melvin
Assistant Professor of Nursing (478) 757-2846 Profile
EMBA professor, Suzanne Minarciness
Suzanne Minarcine
Assistant Professor (478) 757-5132
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
Associate 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 D. Selke
Assistant Professor of Business & Director of Graduate Business Programs (478) 757-5184 Profile
Professor Brandi Miller
Brandi Simpson Miller
Visiting Assistant Professor of History (478) 757-3712
Nicholas Steneck
Associate Professor of History (478) 757-2811 Profile
Laura Strausberg
Associate Professor of Chemistry (478) 757-5252 Profile
Deonna Tanner
Associate Professor of Nursing (478) 757-5168 Profile
Aaron Taylor
Visiting Professor of Math (478) 757-2876 Profile
Michele Tuer
Professor of Psychology (478) 757-2040 Profile
Associate Professor Education, LaTeshia Warren
LaTeshia Warren
Associate Professor Education (478) 757-5262
Andrew M. Wheeler
Assistant Professor 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 2021-2022




  • Barbara C. Altman, Instructor of Music. B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music.
  • 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.
  • Nancy Brynteson, Instructor of Nursing. B.S., Georgia College & State University; A.S.N., Macon State College; B.S.N., M.S.N. Chamberlain College.
  • 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.
  • Alan Chan, Instructor of Music. B.M., University of Miami; M.M., University of Missouri – Kansas City; D.M.A., University of Southern California.
  • Brenda Chatmon, Instructor of Nursing. B.S., University of Southern Mindanao (Philippines);
  • B.S.N., Notre Dame University (Philippines); M.S.N., University of Phoenix.
  • Sergey Y. Chernokov, Instructor of Computer Science. B.B.A., M.B.A., Georgia College & State University.
  • Jas’Min Shy Coates ’06, Instructor of Education. B.S. Wesleyan College; M.Ed., Grand Canyon University.
  • 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.
  • Jill Foote-Hutton, Instructor of Art. B.F.A., Webster University; M.F.A., University of Mississippi.
  • Katherine A. Francis, Instructor of Political Science. B.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • Jada Garling, Instructor of Nursing. B.S.N., Macon State College.
  • 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.
  • Randy Heaton, Instructor of Mathematics. B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Florida State University. 
  • John Hintermaier, Instructor of History. A.B., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Princeton University. 
  • Margaret Hollis, Instructor of Music. B.M., Furman University; M.M., University of South Carolina.
  • Ji-Soo Kim, Instructor of Psychology. B.A., M.A., University of Arizona; M.A., Catholic University of Korea.
  • Miriam Langley, Instructor of Aerobics. B.S., M.Ed., University of Georgia.
  • G. Pilar Wilder Lowden ’01, Instructor of Dance. B.A., Wesleyan College.
  • Hannah Holder Mackey ’19, Instructor of Nursing. B.S.N., Wesleyan College.
  • Allarey A. Magallano, Instructor of Nursing. B.A.N., M.S.N., Georgia College and State University.
  • 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.
  • Kimberly Minor ’09, Instructor of Art History. B.A., Wesleyan College; M.A., University of Nebraska.
  • Mallory Neil, Instructor of History. B.A., Georgia College; M.A., Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Houston.
  • Mary O’Malley, Instructor of Art. B.F.A., The University of the Arts; M.A. Royal College of Art (London).
  • Kimberly Minor ’09, Instructor of Art. B.A., Wesleyan College; M.A., University of Nebraska.
  • Kimberly Nelms Smarr, Instructor of Psychology. B.B.A., University of St. Thomas; M.B.A., University of Arizona (Clinton, IA); Psy.D, University of Arizona (Denver, CO).
  • Cynthia Pengilly, Instructor of English and Communications. B.S., Clayton College & State University; M.S., N.J. Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Old Dominion University.
  • Madeline Pieschel, Instructor of Art. B.A., Marquette University; M.F.A., Georgia State University.
  • Barbara Rowan, Instructor of Business. B.A., Malone College; M.S., Georgia College and 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 History. A.A.S., Fashion Institute of Technology; B.A., Wesleyan College; A.L.M., Harvard University.
  • Tina Smith, Instructor of Biology. A.S., B.S., Brewton-Parker College; B.S.N., M.S., Georgia College and State University. 
  • Teresa Smotherman, Instructor of Spanish. B.A., Valdosta State College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia.
  • Mark Robert Stecher, Instructor of Mathematics. B.A., Brewton Parker College; M.S., Louisiana State University A&M. 
  • Anne Carter Stowe, Instructor of English. B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South; M.A., University of Mississippi.
  • Rachel F. Taylor, Instructor of Business. B.A., University of Georgia; M.B.A., Mercer University.
  • Kelly Hart Tibbetts, Instructor of English. B.A., M.A., Lamar University.
  • Kenneth Trimmins, Instructor of Music. B.A., Valdosta State University; M.M., Mercer University; D.M., Florida State University.
  • 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)
  • Dr. Joseph A. Iskra, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1983-2021)
  • Dr. David Bobbitt, Associate Professor of Communication (1999-2021)

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