Faculty

 
 
Charles A. Cannon College of Arts & Sciences
 
Donald Merrill, Dean
Auburn University, Ed.D.

University of Central Florida, B.A., M.Ed.
Lake-Sumter Junior College, A.A.
704-233-8284
dmerrill@wingate.edu
 
Kristie Begley, Administrative Assistant to Dean
704-233-8283

Department of Art
 
Sherry Ferrell, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8038
 
Louise S. Napier, Professor of Art & Education
University of Georgia, M.A., Ed.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B.
Wingate College, A.A.
704-233-8055
lnapier@wingate.edu

Lex Youngman, Professor of Art
Ohio State University, M.F.A.
Denison University, B.A.
704-233-8043
youngman@wingate.edu
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, M.F.A.
University of Georgia and Penland School of Crafts Post Graduate Programs
Queens University, B.A.
704-233-8054

Department of Biology
 
Nancy Chapman, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8326

Acchia Albury, Assistant Professor of Biology
University of South Carolina, Ph.D.
Benedict College, B.S.

704-233-8987
a.albury@wingate.edu


J. Alison Brown, Associate Professor of Biology
West Virginia University, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee, B.S., M.S., M.S.
704-233-8236
a.brown@wingate.edu 
 
Christy T. Carter, Associate Professor of Biology
Ohio University, Ph.D.
Ohio University, M.S.
Alderson-Broaddus College, B.S.
704-233-8063
c.carter@wingate.edu

Debra Davis, Assistant Professor of Biology
University of South Carolina, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts, M.Sc.
Birkbeck College, University of London, B.Sc.
704-233-8983
deb.davis@wingate.edu

Melissa M. Fox, Assistant Professor of Biology
 
University of Connecticut, Ph.D.
Union College, B.S.
704-233-8658 
m.fox@wingate.edu

Edward D. Mills, Professor of Biology
University of Alabama, Ph.D.
Appalachian State University, M.S.
Wake Forest University, B.A.
704-233-8239
emills@wingate.edu

Brian Odom, Associate Professor of Biology
University of South Carolina, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern College, M.S.
Wofford College, B.S.
704-233-8237
odom@wingate.edu
 
Patricia Plant, Professor of Biology
City University of New York, Ph.D.
Hunter College, M.A.
University of Tennessee; B.S.
704-233-8240

patplant@wingate.edu

Erika Scocco, Assistant Professor
University of Georgia, Ph.D.
University of Georgia, M.S.
Wingate University, B.S.
704-233-8323
 
Department of Chemistry & Physics
 
Nancy Chapman, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8326
chapman@wingate.edu
 
Heather V. Clontz, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of South Carolina, Ph.D. 
Mercer University, B.S.
704-233-8391
 
Christopher Dahm, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Indiana University, P.h.D.
Wheaton College, B.S
704-233-8232
cdahm@wingate.edu
 
Michael Gibson, Professor of Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D.
Belmont Abbey College, A.B.
 
Todd Griffin, Visiting Instructor, Chemisty & Physics
Indiana University, M.S.
Wingate University, B.S.

704-233-8245
to.griffin@wingate.edu

James Hall, Professor of Chemistry & Physics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, B.S.
704-233-8235
jhall@wingate.edu

Kenneth Kroeger, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics
University of Colorado, Ph.D.
University of Dayton, B.S.

704-233-8967
k.kroeger@wingate.edu

Krista Wilson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Florida, B.S., Ph.D.
Central Florida Community College , A.A.
704-233-8231
k.wilson@wingate.edu
 
Department of Communication

Candy Long, Administrative Assistant
704-233-1350
clong@wingate.edu
 
Keith Cannon, Associate Professor of Journalism
Texas A & M University, Ph.D.
University of Florida, M.A.J.C.
Clemson University, B.A.
704-233-8161
cannon@wingate.edu

John Coleman, Assistant Professor of Communication and General Manager of WUTV
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.L.S.
Radford College, B.A.
Wytheville Community College, A.A.
704-233-8364 or 704-233-8152
coleman@wingate.edu

Larry Coleman, Assistant Professor of Communication
University of Montevallo, M.A.
Southeastern Bible College, B.A.
704-233-8561
lcoleman@wingate.edu
 
James Coon, Associate Professor of Communication
Bowling Green State University, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
704-233-8156
coon@wingate.edu
 
Barbara Pann, Associate Professor of Communication
Morehead State University, M.A.
Georgetown College, B.A.
704-233-8157
bpann@wingate.edu
 
Department of English
 
Pam Merrill, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8074
pmerrill@wingate.edu
 
Robert Doak, Professor of English
University of Arkansas, M.A., Ph.D.
Arkansas State University, B.A.

704-233-8080
robdoak@wingate.edu

Allison Lenhardt – Assistant Professor of English
University of Georgia, B.A.J. and Ph.D.
Clemson University, M.A.
 
Sylvia Little-Sweat, Professor of English
Middle Tennessee State University, D.A.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B., M.A.T.
Wingate College, A.A.

704-233-8086
slsweat@wingate.edu
 
Brooke Mitchell, Associate Professor of English
University of South Carolina, M.A., Ph.D.
University of Georgia, B.A.
Young Harris College A.A.

704-233-8060
bmclaugh@wingate.edu
 
Taura Napier, Professor of English
The Queen's University of Belfast, Ph.D.
University College, Dublin, M.A.
Wake Forest University, B.A.

704-233-8062
tnapier@wingate.edu

Casey Pratt, Assistant Professor of English
Purdue University, M.A., Ph.D.
Saginaw Valley State University, B.A.

704-233-8064
c.pratt@wingate.edu

John Sykes, Professor of English
University of Virginia, M.A., Ph.D.
University of Chicago, M.A.
Wake Forest University, B.A.

704-233-8073
jsykes@wingate.edu

Pam Thomas, Professor of English
University of Tennessee, M.A., Ph.D.
Pfeiffer College, A.B.

704-233-8083
pthomas@wingate.edu

Department of History & Political Science
 
Pam Merrill, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8074
pmerrill@wingate.edu

University of  North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A., Ph.D.
Lehigh University, B.A.
704-233-8066
billingr@wingate.edu
 
Temple University, M.A., Ph.D.
Winthrop University, B.A.
704-233-8081
 
James M. Hastings, Associate Professor of History
University of  Wisconsin-Madison, M.A., Ph.D.
Reed College, B.A.
704-233-8087
jhastings@wingate.edu
 
Abannik Hino, Associate Professor of History
Michigan State University, Ph.D.
University of Khartoum, Sudan, B.A., M.A.
704-233-8084
ahino@wingate.edu
 
Caroline Hoefferle, Associate Professor of History
Central Michigan University/University of Stratclyde Joint Program, Ph.D.
Postgraduate Diploma in Historical Studies, University of Stratclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Central Michigan University, B.S., M.A.
704-233-8061
choeffer@wingate.edu

Steven Hyland, Jr., Assistant Professor of History
The Ohio State University, Ph.D.
University of Texas Austin, B.A., M.A.
704-233-8088

London School of Economics and Political Science, BSc.
704-233-8282
 
Department of Mathematics

Candy Long, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8188
 
Gregory Bell, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Illinois State University, D.A.
University of South Carolina, M.S.
Wingate College, A.A., B.A.
704-233-8154
gbell@wingate.edu

Laora Brizendine, Associate Professor of Mathematics
West Virginia University, Ed.D.
Virginia Tech, M.S.
Pennsylvania State University, B.S.
704-233-8159
lbrizend@wingate.edu
 
Jim Hale, Visiting Instructor
Appalachian State University, M.A.
James Madison University, B.S.

704-685-1437  
j.hale@wingate.edu
 
Susan Lauer, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Auburn University, Ph.D.
Auburn University, M.A.M.
University of Georgia, B.S.

704-233-8189
s.lauer@wingate.edu

Sandra Mills, Instructor, Mathematics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A.
Winthrop University, B.A.
704-233-8155
smills@wingate.edu

Melissa Tolley, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
North Carolina State University, Ph.D.
North Carolina State University, M.S.
Agnes Scott College, B.A.

704-233-8660
m.tolley@wingate.edu


Department of Modern Languages
 
Sherry Ferrell, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8038

Ann Moncayo, Associate Professor of Spanish
University of Michigan, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
704-233-8050

Mark Schuhl, Associate Professor of Spanish
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
704-233-8052
 
Marc Yang, Associate Professor of Modern Languages
University of Minnesota, Ph.D.
Universite des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg, D.E.A.
Normal University of Central China, B.A.
704-233-8049

Department of Music
 
Dawn Davis, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8310
 
John Blizzard, Professor of Voice; Artist-in-Residence
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.M., D.M.A.
Florida State University, B.M.
Pensacola Junior College, A.A.
704-233-8306
blizzard@wingate.edu

Polly Bostic, Instructor in Piano and University Accompanist
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.M.
Stetson University, B.M.
704-233-8311
polbost@wingate.edu
 
Ron Bostic, Professor of Music
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, D.M.A.
Florida State University, M.M.
Stetson University, B.M.
704-233-8312
robost@wingate.edu

Melinda Lein, Assistant Professor of Music
University of Missouri-Kansas City, M.M., D.M.A.
University of Missouri-Columbia, B.M.,B.S., M.M.
704-233-8813
m.lein@wingate.edu
 
Jessie Wright Martin, Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Opera
Louisiana State University, M.M., D.M.A.
Florida State University, B.M.
704-233-8308
jmartin@wingate.edu
University of Southern Mississippi, D.M.A.
Appalachian State University, B.M., M.M.
704-233-8307
d.perry@wingate.edu
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, D.M.A.
Portland State University, M.S.
Florida State University, B.M.E
704-233-8305
potter@wingate.edu
 
Department of Nursing
 
Dr. Kristen Barbee, Assistant Professor
704-233-8653
k.barbee@wingate.edu

Ms. Donna Brown, Instructor
704-233-8652
d.brown@wingate.edu

Ms. Tracy Heberlig, Instructor
704-233-8988
 
Dr. Dorothy Herron, Director of Nursing Program
 
Ms. Janie McCallister, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8651
j.mccallister@wingate.edu
 
Ms. Rebecca Threatt, Simulation Lab Director
 
Department of Psychology

Brian Kurilla, Assistant Professor of Psychology
SUNY Binghampton, Ph.D.
Marywood University, B.S.

704-233-8670
b.kurilla@wingate.edu

Candy Long, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8188
clong@wingate.edu


Bonnie Laster, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Oklahoma State University, M.S., Ph.D.
University of Kansas, B.S.

704-233-8162
b.laster@wingate.edu

Terese J. Lund, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Boston College, Ph.D.
Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A.
Miami University, B.A.

704-233-8162
t.lund@wingate.edu

Donald Merrill, Professor of Psychology; Dean, Cannon College of Arts & Sciences
Auburn University, Ed.D.
University of Central Florida, B.A., M.Ed.
Lake-Sumter Junior College, A.A.


Jay Wilder, Associate Professor of Psychology
Syracuse University, M.S., Ph.D.
Emory University, B.A.
704-233-8058
jwilder@wingate.edu

Patrick Young, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Florida State University, Ph.D.
Humboldt State University, B.A., M.A.
704-233-8068
 
Department of Religion & Philosophy
 
Pam Merrill, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8074
pmerrill@wingate.edu

Edwin Bagley, C.C. Dickson Professor of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy
Tulane University, Ph.D.
University of Louisville, M.A.
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div.
Samford University, B.A.
704-233-8085
ebagley@wingate.edu
 
Robert Prevost, Associate Professor of Religion & Philosophy
University of Texas, J.D.
University of Oxford, D.Phil.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, M.A.
Baylor University, B.A.
704-233-8281
rprevost@wingate.edu

Michael Raburn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion
Duke University, Ph.D., Th.M.
Lee University, M.A., B.A.

919-946-8615
m.raburn@wingate.edu

Mark Roncace, Associate Professor of Religion
Emory University, Ph.D.
Florida State University, M.A.
Methodist College, B.A.
704-233-8069
mroncace@wingate.edu
 
Department of Sociology
 
Candy Long, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8188
clong@wingate.edu

Geniece A. Crawford, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Harvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, M.A.
State University of New York at Birmingham, B.A.

g.crawford@wingate.edu

Aaron Culley, Associate Professor of Sociology & Human Services
Indiana University, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
704-233-8059
aculley@wingate.edu

Ebonie Cunningham Stringer, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Purdue University, M.A., Ph.D.
University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A.

704-233-8071
e.cunninghamstringer@wingate.edu

 
Sue Pauley, Associate Professor of Sociology and Human Services
Florida State University, Ph.D.
Marshall University, M.A.
Ohio University, B.A.
704-233-8067
supaul@wingate.edu
University of Wisconsin, M.S., Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Asheville, B.A.
704-233-8065
nrandall@wingate.edu

Porter B. Byrum School of Business
 
Joseph M. Graham, Dean
Winthrop College; M.B.A.
Belmont Abbey College, A.B.
704-233-8147
graham@wingate.edu
 
    Mary Maye, Administrative Assistant to Dean
     704-233-8148
    
mmaye@wingate.edu
 
Debbi D. Brock, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Xavier University, M.B.A.
Ohio University, B.S.
704-233-8139
d.brock@wingate.edu

Mark G. Bryant, Director of MBA Program
Purdue University, M.B.A.
University of Delaware, B.S.
704-846-1404

Thomas B. Crawford, Jr., Professor of Accounting, Economics & Finance
Clemson University, CFA, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.A., M.B.A.
704-233-8140
tcrawford@wingate.edu

Barry P. Cuffe, Professor of Management Science
University of Miami, Ph.D.
Indiana University, M.A.
University of Miami at Coral Gables, B.S.
704-233-8279
George Mason University, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, M.S.
Grove City College, B.A.
704-233-8144

Joseph M. Graham, Professor of Accounting
Winthrop College; M.B.A.
Belmont Abbey College, A.B.
704-233-8147

H. Dennis Harlow, Jr.,
Associate Professor of Management
Alliant International University, D.B.A.
Xavier University, M.B.A.
University of Dayton, B.Tech
704-233-8141

Ellis A. Hayes, Associate Professor of Management
Virginia Tech, Ed.D.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, M.S.
Appalachian State University, B.S.B.A., B.S.
Wilkes Community College, A.A.
704-233-8145

Lisa A. Schwartz, Professor of Finance
University of Texas at Arlington, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
704-233-8142
Clemson University, M.A., Ph.D.
Guilford College, B.A.
704-233-8136

Robert R. Threatt, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Emory University, M.B.A.
University of Florida, B.B.A
704-233-8274
rthreatt@wingate.edu
 
James F. Watkins, Instructor of Accounting
CPA
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, MACC
North Carolina State University, B.A. (Business Management), B.A. (Accounting)

704-233-8137
j.watkins@wingate.edu
 
Lloyd & Georgia Thayer School of Education
 
Kristi La Borg, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8075
k.laborg@wingate.edu

Sarah Harrison-Burns, Dean
University of Southern Mississippi, M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D.
Mississippi University for Women, B.S.
704-233-8128
shburns@wingate.edu
 
     Anna Cook, Administrative Assistant to the Dean
     704-233-8127
     a.cook@wingate.edu
 
Edward L. Case, Assistant Professor of Education
Clemson University, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
704-233-8056
 
Janet S. Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Education
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, M.S.A., Ph.D.
Appalachian State University, B.S.

704-233-8076
j.jenkins@wingate.edu

Rebekah Kelleher, Assistant Professor of Education
Georgia Southern University, Ed.D.
Nicholls State University, B.Ed., M.Ed.
704-233-8077
rkellehe@wingate.edu

Beth Murray, Assistant Professor of Education
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Ed.D.
Appalachian State University, B.S., M.A.
Wingate College, A.A.
704-233-8078
blmurray@wingate.edu
 
School of Sport Sciences
 
Travis Teague, Dean
Middle Tennessee State University, D.A.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., M.A.T.
         
     Holly Griffin, Administrative Assistant to Dean
     704-233-8178
Florida State University, Ph.D.
George Mason University, M.S.
Shepherd College, B.A.
704-233-8634
 
Brandy Clemmer, Assistant Professor of Sport Sciences
Gardner-Webb University, B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
704-233-8371
b.clemmer@wingate.edu

Traci Gearhart, Associate Professor of Sport Sciences
University of Florida, M.S., Ph.D.
Slippery Rock University, B.S.
704-233-8179
tgearhar@wingate.edu

Dennis A. Johnson, Associate Professor of Sport Sciences
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Ed.D.
Marshall University, B.S., M.S.
704-233-8182
djohnson@wingate.edu

Ji-Ho Kim, Assistant Professor of Sport Sciences
University of Tennessee, M.S., Ph.D.
Kyungsung University, B.A. 
704-233-8177
j.kim@wingate.edu

Curt Laird, Associate Professor of Sport Sciences and Coordinator of Undergraduate Sport Management
Ohio University, Ph.D.
West Virginia University, M.S.
Shawnee State University, B.S.
Columbus State Community College, A.A.S.

704-233-8176
c.laird@wingate.edu

Dan McLaughlin, Assistant Professor of Sport Sciences
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Ph.D.
Mankato State University , B.S., M.A.
704-233-8390
dpmclaug@wingate.edu 

Michael Mistler, Program Director of Master of Arts in Sport Management
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, M.B.A.
University of North Carolina, M.A.
University of Missouri, B.S.

980-359-1036
m.mistler@wingate.edu