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
Elizabeth Bailey holding her award in front of her artwork
Elizabeth Bailey
Professor of Art History (478) 757-5195
Charles Benesh
Associate Professor of Physics (478) 757-5265 Profile
Brooke Bennett-Day
Associate Professor of Psychology (478) 757-3749 Profile
Virginia Blake smiles for the camera
Virginia Blake
Archivist/Public Services Librarian (478) 757-5274
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 smiles for the camera
Rhiannon Bruner
Electronic Resource Manager (478) 757-5204
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
Sarah Harrell DeSmet
Professor of Modern Languages (478) 757-5222 Profile
Melanie Doherty
Associate 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) 757-2064 Profile
Chenny Q. Gan
Associate Professor of Music (478) 757-5147 Profile
Alexis Gregg
Assistant Professor of Art (478) 757-5196 Profile
Tonya Harter
Clinical Instructor of Nursing (478) 477-1110 Profile
Laura Haver
Nursing Faculty (478) 757-2860 Profile
Dwight Hines
EMBA Program Director (478) 757-5184 Profile
Joseph A. Iskra, Jr.
Associate Professor of Mathematics (478) 757-5247 Profile
Kara Kostiuk
Assistant 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) 757-5232 Profile
Laura Lease
Assistant Professor of English / Director of Online Learning (478) 757-5232 Profile
Frazer Lively
Professor and Director of Theatre (478) 757-5250 Profile
Karen Lockwood
Nursing Faculty (478) 757-2057 Profile
Michele T. Martin
Professor of Psychology (478) 757-5237 Profile
Michael McGhee
Associate Professor of Music (478) 757-2433 Profile
Megan McMahon
Assistant Professor of Accounting (478) 757-2466 Profile
Heather Melvin
Nursing Faculty (478) 757-2846 Profile
Glenna Dod Meyer
Prof. of Free Enterprise & Professional Studies (478) 757-5182 Profile
James Ogden
Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design (478) 757-5254 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
Assistant 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
Teresa Parrish Smotherman
Professor of Modern Foreign Languages (478) 757-5220 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
Virginia B. Wilcox
Associate Professor of Education (478) 757-5279 Profile
Ying Zhen
Associate Professor of Business and Economics (478) 757-3917 Profile
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