MaconCatalog : The Register : Faculty : Tift College of Education
 
Tift College of Education
Emeriti:
Janet Blohowiak Busboom, Professor of Education, Emerita; B.S., Oshkosh State University, 1960; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1971, 1974.
Jacquelyn M. Culpepper Associate Professor of Education, Emerita; B.A., Baylor University, 1967; M.Ed., University of Louisville, 1986; Ph.D., University of Georgia 2002.
Cathryn Futral, Professor of English, Emerita; A.B., Tift College, 1949; M.R.E., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1951; M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1962, 1980.
Carolyn R. Garvin, Associate Professor of Education, Emerita; B.A., David Lipscomb College, 1961: M.Ed., Mercer University, 1978.
Allison Cobb Gilmore, Professor of Education, Emerita; B.A., University of West Florida, 1972; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1981, 1985.
Dana M. Lilly, Professor of Education, Emerita; B.A., M.A., University of West Florida, 1974, 1985; Ph.D., Florida State University, 1989.
Carl R. Martray (2003) Dean Emeritus and Scarborough Professor of Education; B.A., Fairmont State College, 1965; M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1969, 1971.
Margaret Rainey Morris Professor of Education, Emerita; B.A., Shorter College, 1966; M.Ed., North Georgia College, 1980; Ed.D., University of Georgia, 1993.
William D. Powell, Professor of Social Sciences, Emeritus; B.A., Roanoke College, 1963; M.A., Ed.D., University of Georgia, 1966, 1970.
Olyn Suthern Sims, Jr., Professor of Developmental and Educational Psychology; A.B., Samford University, 1959; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1963; M.A., University of Kentucky, 1963; Ed.D., University of South Carolina, 1976.
Bruce E. Sliger, Professor of Education, Emeritus; B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University, 1977, 1979, 1982; Ed.D., University of Georgia, 1990.
Albert S. Stramiello, Professor of Education, Emeritus; B.S., Clarion State College, 1970; M.Ed., Slippery Rock State College, 1973; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1978.
Mary E. Willingham, Professor of Education, Emerita; B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1963; M.A., Peabody College, 1964; Ed.S., Ed.D., George Washington University, 1968, 1971.
 
Full-Time:
Thomas. R. Koballa, Jr (2019) Dean and Professor; B.S., East Carolina University, 1976; M.A.Ed., East Carolina University, 1978; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1981.
Karyn Allee-Herndon (2019) Assistant Professor of Education; B.A.E., M.Ed., University of Florida, 1993, 1994; Ed.S., Stetson University, 2009; Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2019.
Cynthia Anderson (2013) Assistant Professor; B.S., Auburn University, 1976; M.Ed., Ed.S., West Georgia College, 1983, 1987; Ed.D., The University of Georgia, 2000.
Sharon Murphy Augustine (2006) Associate Professor of Education; B.A., Agnes Scott College, 1990; M.Ed., Georgia College and State University, 1993; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2010.
Mary Kay Bacallao (2003) Professor of Education; B.A. Trinity International University, 1989; M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University, 1991, 1994, 1996.
Felicia Baiden (2017) Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice; B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Georgia State University, 2008, 2012, 2019.
H. Justin Ballenger (2016) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., M.A.T., Ph.D., Clemson University, 2004, 2006, 2015.
Joseph L. Balloun (2008) Professor of Education; B.S., M.S., Iowa State University, 1963, 1965; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1971.
Olivia M. Boggs (2008) Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Hampton University, 1968; M.Ed., Boston University, 1970; Ed.D., Harvard University, 1978.
Lucy Bush (2009) Associate Professor of Education; B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.S. The University of Georgia, 1998, 2000, 2002; Ed.D., Georgia Southern University, 2007.
Sylvia Y. Cain (2007) Associate Professor of Education; B.S., M.S., Florida State University, 1998, 2000; Ph.D., Emory University, 2007.
Susan O. Cannon (2019) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. University of Virginia, 1999; M.Ed., Mercer University, 2004; Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2019.
Sherah Betts Carr (2005) Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Mansfield State College, 1972; M.S., Florida State University, 1975; Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1988.
Penny L. Elkins (2000) Professor of Education and Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management; B.A., M.Ed., Mercer University, 1990, 1992; Ed.S., Georgia College and State University, 1995; Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1998.
Jianhua Feng (1999) Professor of Education; B.Ed., Huazhong Normal University, 1985; M.S., Wheelock College, 1988; Ed.D., University of Memphis, 1992.
Deana Ford (2019) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Old Dominion University, 2001,2014, 2018.
Andrew L. Grunzke (2010) Associate Professor of Education; B.S., B.A., M.A.T., M.A., Ph.D. University of Florida, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007.
Rebecca Grunzke (2017) Instructor/edTPA Coordinator; B.A., Brigham Young University, 1993; M.Ed., University of Florida, 2005; Ph.D. University of Florida, 2010
Jeffrey S. Hall (2010) Assistant Dean/Associate Professor of Education; B.S. United States Air Force Academy, 1998; M.Ed. The University of Georgia, 2005; Ed.D., Georgia Southern University, 2010.
Judy Hames (2018) Visiting Assistant Professor of Education; B.A. Samford University, 1975; M.Div. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1978; M.Ed. Georgia State University, 1986; Ed.S. Mercer University, 2000; Ph.D. Mercer University, 2009.
Robert J. Helfenbein (2020) Associate Dean/Professor of Education; B.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1993; M.A. Appalachian State University, 1997; Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2004.
Carol A. Isaac (2013) Associate Professor of Education; B.M.E University of Kansas, 1980; B.H.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Florida, 1988, 2002, 2006.
Margie Jones (2006) Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Medical College of Georgia, 1983; M.Ed., Georgia State University, 1997; Ed.S., State University of West Georgia, 2002; Ed.D., Georgia Southern University, 2005.
Melissa A. Jurkiewicz (2016) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., M.A.T., University of South Carolina, 2003, 2007; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2014.
Sybil Anne Keesbury (2010) Associate Professor of Education; B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College, 1996; M.S. Mankato State University, 1997; Ed.D., Gardner-Webb University, 2010.
Pamela A. Larde (2010) Associate Professor of Education; B.S. California Polytechnic State University, 2000; M.Ed. Azusa Pacific University, 2004; Ph.D. Cardinal Stritch University, 2009.
Sara Luke (2018) Assistant Professor of Special Education; B.S., Clearwater Christian College, 2003; M.Ed., Georgia State University, 2006; Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University, 2009; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2014.
Vicki L. Luther (2016) Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Southern Wesleyan University, 1992; M.Ed., Ed.D., Wilmington University, 2003, 2006.
Susan C. Malone (2004) Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness/Janie F. New Baptist Professor of Education; B.A., University of South Alabama, 1975; M.Ed., Ed.D., Vanderbilt University, 1984, 1994.
Robbie J. Marsh (2017) Assistant Professor of Special Education; B.A., University of Nevada, Las Ve-gas, 2007; M.Ed., University of Ne-vada, Las Vegas, 2010; Ph.D. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017.
Susan Morrissey (2018) Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education; B.S., St. Edward’s University, 1989; M.A., Simmons College, 2005; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 2017.
Leah Panther (2018) Assistant Professor of Education; B.A., Augustana College, 2008; M.Ed., Park University, 2012; Ph.D., University of Missouri Kansas City, 2018.
Katherine Perrotta (2019) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., State University of New York College at Oneonta, 2006; M.A., City University of New York College of Staten Island, 2009; Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2016.
Kelly Reffitt (2008) Associate Professor of Education, B.A., University of Georgia, 1992; M.Ed., Mercer University, 2000; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2008.
Loleta D. Sartin (2020) Associate Dean/Associate Professor of Education; B.A. Southern University at New Orleans; M.Ed. Drury University; Ph.D. Saint Louis University.
Wynnetta A. Scott-Simmons (2005) Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Bennett College, 1981; M.Ed., Ed.S., Mercer University, 2002, 2003; Ed.D., Georgia Southern University, 2007.
Meenakshi Sharma (2018) Assistant Professor of Science Education; B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc., Guur Nanak Dev University, 1997, 2000, 1999; M.A.T., Tufts University, 2009; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2018.
Sylvia Y. Taylor (2007) Associate Professor of Education; B.S., M.S., Florida State University, 1998, 2000; Ph.D., Emory University, 2007.
Sheila Thompson (2018) Instructor of Early Learning and Development; B.S., M. Ed ., Mercer University, 2009, 2011.
Elaine Hall Thurmond (2017) Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice; B.S., Fort Valley State University, 1986; M.Ed., Ed.S, Brenau University, 1991, 1994; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2004.
Michelle Vaughn (2013) Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Thomas University, 2001; M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 2007; Ed.S., Ed.D., University of West Florida, 2011, 2012.
N. Jean Walker (2015) Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice; B.S., Kent State University, 1975; M.S., Ed., Ed.S., Georgia State University, 1989, 1996; Ph.D., Mercer University, 2009.
Jane West (2009) Associate Professor of Education; B.S. Mississippi College, 1982; M.A., 1988, Louisiana State University; Ed.D., The University of Georgia, 1994.