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Honors Program Faculty and Staff


Candace Lovell
Candace Lovell, Administrative Assistant to the Associate VP of Academic Affairs
Administration Building, 111, Gainesville

Directors of Honors

Royce Dansby-Sparks
Royce Dansby-Sparks, Director of Honors & Associate Professor
Barnes Hall, 119, Dahlonega
Stephen M. Smith
Stephen M. Smith, Ph.D., Professor, Psychological Science
Barnes Hall, 119, Dahlonega
Jennifer Graff
Jennifer Graff, Professor
Dunlap-Mathis, 146, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Ceramics
Pam Sezgin
Pam Sezgin, Ph.D., Professor, Anthropology
Student Resource Center, 524, Oconee
Area(s) of Expertise: Anthropology; World History; Museum Studies; Social History and Culture of the Late Ottoman Empire; History and Cultures of the Balkans and Anatolia; Sephardic Jewish Culture and Music; Historic Preservation

Faculty by Campus


Brad Bailey
Brad Bailey, Professor, Math
Newton Oakes Center, 226, Dahlonega
Ellen Best
Ellen Best, Ph.D., Department Head
Newton Oakes Center, 121, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Taxation, Managerial Accounting
Kimberly Castle
Kimberly Castle, PT, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Health and Natural Sciences, 468, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Neurology (Pediatric)
Kelly Cate
Kelly Cate, Ph.D., Asst Professor, Psychological Science
Barnes Hall, 208, Dahlonega
Christopher Dant
Christopher Dant, Assistant Professor
Area(s) of Expertise: Digital Photography, Film Photography, Digital Printing and Output, Darkroom Printing and Film Developing, Studio Lighting, Alternative Photographic Processes, Photographic History
Bryan Dawson
Bryan Dawson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychological Science, Coordinator of Leadership Program
Barnes Hall, 210, Dahlonega
Donna Gessell
Dr. Donna Gessell, Professor, English
Dunlap Hall, 206B, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: ): Eighteenth C. British, Milton, and Contemporary Literature; English Linguistics; English Pedagogy
Laura Getty
Dr. Laura Getty, Ph.D., Professor, English
Dunlap Hall, 201B, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: World literature, British Literature, Chaucer, Medieval Literature, Mythology, and Composition
Greta Giles
Greta Giles, Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Rogers Hall, 212, Dahlonega
Ed Green
Ed Green, Professor, Math
Newton Oakes Center, 222, Dahlonega
Cristian Harris
Cristian Harris, Ph.D., Assoc Prof, Political Science, M.A.I.A. Program Coordinator
Hansford Hall, 316, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: International Political Economy, Comparative Global Development, Latin American Politics, Global Governance
Anastasia Lin
Anastasia Lin, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President - Research & Engagement., Assistant Dean of Student Research and Scholarship
Price Memorial, 102, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Undergraduate Research, Nationally Competitive Scholarships, Multi-Ethnic Literature, Asian American Poetry, Orientalism, Literary Cartography
Joshua Martin
Joshua Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dunlap Hall, 322A, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: U.S.-Mexico Border Literature and Cultural Production, Latin American literature (20-21st centuries), Gender Studies and Masculinity Studies, Social Theory
Levi Miller
Levi Miller, Assistant Professor
Rogers Hall, 206, Dahlonega
Maryna Murdock
Maryna Murdock, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Finance
Newton Oakes Center, 117, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions
Jessica Patterson
Jessica Patterson, Lecturer, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences, 148, Dahlonega
Michael Rifenburg
Dr. Michael Rifenburg, Associate Professor - English, Interim Assistant Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Dunlap Hall, 206C, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Rhetoric and Composition
Wendy Walker
Wendy Walker, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Mike Cottrell College of Business
Newton Oakes Center, 126, Dahlonega

Gainesville Campus

Chris Bell
Chris Bell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English
Nesbitt Academic Building, 4138, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: American Drama
Molly Daniel
Molly Daniel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Rhetoric and Composition
Nesbitt Academic Building, 4112, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Rhetoric and Composition: performance, embodiment, digital writing/composing, and multimodality
Evan Lampert
Evan Lampert, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology
Science, Engineering, Tech, 167, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Insect Diversity and Ecology, Multitrophic Interactions
Scott Lawrence
Scott Lawrence, Part Time Faculty
Michallene McDaniel
Michallene McDaniel, Professor
Strickland Academic, 102, Gainesville
Heather Murray
Heather Murray, Senior Lecturer, History
Strickland Academic, 176, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: New South social history, Appalachian history, WWII American home front, public history/museum studies
David Osmond
David Osmond, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5150, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Integrated Sciences, Physical Science, Life Science, Space Science
Gina Reed
Gina Reed, Professor, Math
Watkins Academic Building, 129, Gainesville
Connie Ringger
Connie Ringger, Ph.D., Professor, Psychological Science
Strickland Academic, 161, Gainesville
Jennifer Schneider
Jennifer Schneider, Assistant Professor - Accounting
Nesbitt Academic Building, 5132, Gainesville

Oconee Campus

Tashia Caughran
Tashia Caughran, Lecturer
Student Resource Center, 544, Oconee
Jim Konzelman
Jim Konzelman, Professor
Student Resource Center, 546, Oconee
Student Resource Center, Oconee
Laura Ng
Dr. Laura Ng, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Letters
Faculty Center, 721, Oconee
Area(s) of Expertise: Gender, 20th Century literature, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
David Slutzky
David Slutzky, Associate Professor, Math
Faculty Center, 739, Oconee
Barry Stennett
Barry Stennett, Lecturer, Psychological Science
Classroom Building, 315, Oconee
Margaret Williamson
Margaret Williamson, Professor, Sociology
Faculty Center, 708, Oconee

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