Faculty

(The date following the name indicates the year of appointment)

Alfonso Abad-Mancheño (2006), Associate Professor of Foreign Languages; B.A. 1995, Universidad de Alicante, Spain; M.A. 1998, Arizona State University; Ph.D. 2008, University of Texas, Austin

Damon Akins (2007), Professor of History; B.A. 1993, Oklahoma City University; M.A. 1995, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D. 2009, University of Oklahoma

Maria L. Amado (2002), Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; B.A. 1997, University of Santa Maria La Antigua; M.A. 1991, Ph.D. 2003, Emory University

Suzanne M. Bartels (2013), Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology with rank of Professional Librarian; B.S. 1975, Skidmore College; M.L.S. 1986, Southern Connecticut State University

Maria P. Bobroff (2004), Professor of Foreign Languages; A.B. 1994, Dartmouth College; M.A. 1998, Ph.D. 2003, Duke University

Chafic Bou-Saba (2011), Associate Professor of Computing and Information Technology; B.S. 1998, Notre Dame, Lebanon; M.S. 2000, Ph.D. 2007, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

Bryan W. Brendley (2004), Associate Professor of Biology; B.S., B.A. 1991, College of William and Mary; Ph.D. 1995, Pennsylvania State University

Kent John Chabotar (2002), President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science; B.A. 1968, St. Francis University; M.P.A. 1969, Ph.D. 1973, Syracuse University

Zhihong Chen (2008), Associate Professor of History; B.A. 1996, M.A. 1999, Beijing University; M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2008, University of Oregon

Krista Craven (2014), Associate Professor of Justice and Policy Studies; B.A. 2006, University of New Brunswick; M.S. 2008, York University; M.S. 2010, University of Toronto; Ph.D. ABD 2014, Vanderbilt University

Nancy V. Daukas (1995), Professor of Philosophy; B.A. 1980, Ph.D. 1991, University of California, Berkeley

Kyle Dell (2003), Associate Professor of Political Science; B.A. 1993, Kalamazoo College; M.A. 1995, Ph.D. 2007, Boston College

Mark Dixon (2009), Associate Professor of Art (Sculpture); B.F.A. 1996, Guilford College; M.F.A. 2003, Carnegie Mellon University

Michael A. Dutch (2014), Professor of Business Management; B.S. 1983, M.B.A. 1987, Drexel University; Ph.D. 2004, University of Houston

David East (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology; B.S. 2007, New England College; M.S. 2014, University of Nebraska

Craig Eilbacher (2001), Professor and Coordinator of Sports Medicine; B.A. 1995, University of North Carolina at Wilmington; M.S. 1996, University of Akron; Ed.D. 2010, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Gwendolyn Gosney Erickson (2000), Quaker Archivist and Special Collections Librarian with rank of Senior Librarian B.A. 1994, Earlham College; M.A. 1996, M.L.I.S. 1997, University of North Carolina at Greensboro                                                          

Thomas P. Espinola (1984), Glaxo Wellcome Professor of Physics; B.S. 1976, Ph.D. 1989, Michigan State University

Sarah Estow (2006), Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A. 1993, Wesleyan University; M.S. 1998, Ph.D. 2001, Tufts University

Tracie M. Fellers (2018), Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing; B.S.J. 1988, Northwestern University; M.A. 1998, North Carolina State University, M.F.A. 2001; University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Jane K. Fernandes (2014), President and Professor of English; B.A. 1978, Trinity College; M.A. 1980, Ph.D. 1986, University of Iowa

Hollyce C. Giles (2007), Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Community and Justice Studies; B.A. 1978, University of Texas at Austin; M.Div. 1983, Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D. 1991, Columbia University

Kenneth E. Gilmore (1998), Professor of Political Science; B.A. 1988, Ursinus College; Ph.D. 1997, Rutgers University

Anne G. Glenn (1992), Professor of Chemistry; B.S. 1984, North Carolina State University; Ph.D. 1989, Texas A&M University

H. Garland Granger III (1983), Associate Professor of Accounting; B.S. 1968, Atlantic Christian College; M.A. 1971, Appalachian State University; CPA, North Carolina; CIA; CFE

George Xuezhi Guo (2002), Professor of Political Science; B.A. 1982, South China University of Technology; M.P.A. 1993, University of North Florida; Ph.D. 1999, University of Virginia

Thomas Guthrie (2006), Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; B.A. 1997, Davidson College; M.A. 2001, Ph.D. 2005, University of Chicago

Naadiya Hasan (2007), Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; B.A. 1996, University of Virginia; M.A. 1999, M.Phil. 2003, Ph.D. 2006, Yale University

Drew Hays (2008), Associate Professor of Music; B. Music 2002, D.M.A. 2007, Duquesne University

Heather R. Hayton (2004), Robert K. Marshall Professor of English; B.A. 1992, University of California, Davis; M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 2000, Pennsylvania State University

Christopher Henry (2006), Associate Professor of Psychology; B.S. 1988, Georgia Southern University; M.A. 2000, University of West Georgia; Ph.D. 2006, University of Georgia

David P. Hildreth (2000), Professor of Education Studies; B.S. 1990, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A. 1991, East Carolina University; Ph.D. 1997, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Hiroko Hirakawa (1997), Professor of Foreign Languages; B.A. 1982, Tsuda College, Japan; M.A. 1989, Southeast Missouri State; M.S. 1991, Ph.D. 1998, Purdue University

Julie Jacks (2010), Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A. 1988, Hope College; Ph.D. 1995, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Mark J. Justad, Director of the Center for Principled Problem Solving, (2012) Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies; B.M. 1981, University of Puget Sound; M.Div. 1988, Harvard University Divinity School; Ph.D. 1999, Vanderbilt University

Timothy Kircher (1989), Jefferson-Pilot Professor of History; B.A. 1982, Yale College; M.A. 1984, Ph.D. 1989, Yale University

Barbara Lawrence (2006), Associate Professor of Justice and Policy Studies; B.S. 1994, John Jay College; M.P.A. 2004, Purdue University; J.D. 2004, Indiana University

David J. Limburg (1993), Professor of Foreign Languages; B.A. 1984, Augustana College; M.A. 1987, Ph.D. 1992, Ohio State University

Wendy Looker (2003), Professor of Music; B.A. 1997, State University of New York at Geneseo; M.M. 1999, University of Michigan; D.M. 2008, Indiana University

Jennie Malboeuf (2008), Visiting Assistant Professor; B.A. 2003, Centre College; M.F.A. 2005, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Michele Malotky (2003), Professor of Biology; B.A. 1985, St. Olaf College; Ph.D. 1994, Northwestern University

Benjamin Marlin (2006), Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.S. 1991, Southwest Missouri State University; M.S. 1993, Ph.D. 2000, University of Missouri at Rolla

Christian Matheis (2018), Visiting Assistant Professor of Community and Justice Studies; B.S. 2001, Oregon State University - Corvallis; M.A. 2004, Oregon State University - Corvallis; Ph.D. 2015, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Eva K. McGuire (2003), Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology; B.S. 1995, Loyola University; M.S. 1998, Ph.D. 2002, Virginia Commonwealth University

Lisa J. McLeod (1999), Professor of Philosophy; B.A. 1987, University of California, Santa Cruz; J.D. 1990, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D. 2000, Stanford University

David Millican (2006), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry; B.S. 1981, Louisiana State University; Ph.D. 1990, Duke University

Eric D. Mortensen (2004), Associate Professor of Religious Studies; B.A. 1993, Carleton College; Ph.D. 2003, Harvard University

Cynthia M. Nearman 004), Assistant Professor of English; B.A. 1993, Wingate University; M.A. 1995, Ph.D. 2002, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Parag Budhechea Parker (2011), Visiting Assistant Professor in English; B.A. 1993, M.A. 1995, University of Arizona; Ph.D. 2000, Miami University, Ohio

Christopher Parrish (2015) Adjunct Assistant Professor in Justice and Policy Studies; B.S. 1994, Greensboro College; M.P.A. 2000, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; J.D. 1999, Campbell University; 1999, N.C. Licensed and Certified for the Practice of Law

Anna Pennell (2003), Associate Professor of Education Studies; B.A. 1991, Loyola University; M.Ed. 1995, Ph.D. 2001, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jill Peterfeso (2012), Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; B.A. 2000, Rhodes College; M.A. 2004, Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D. 2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chad Phillips (2003), Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre; B.A. 2000, Augusta State University; M.F.A. 2003, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

William C. Pizio (1999), Professor of Justice and Policy Studies; A.A. 1985, B.A. 1988, M.A. 1995, Ph.D. 2009, State University of New York at Albany

Vance A. Ricks (1998), Associate Professor of Philosophy; B.A. 1992, Guilford College; Ph.D. 2005, Stanford University

Rachel Riskind (2013), Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A. 2006, University of Texas at Austin; M.A. 2009, Ph.D. 2013, University of Virginia

Beth Ritson (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies;  B.F.A. 1985, Adelphi University-Barnes Scholar, M.F.A 1988, University of Missouri.

Maria Rosales (2005), Provost and Professor of Political Science; B.A. 1994, California State University, Stanislaus; M.A. 1996, Ph.D. 2005, University of California, Berkeley

Kami Rowan (2005), Charles A. Dana Professor of Music; B. Music 1988, University of North Carolina School of the Arts; M.M. 1990, D.M.A. 2010, Shenandoah University

Darryl Samsell (2007), Associate Professor of Business Management; B.B.A. 1980, James Madison University; M.B.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2007, Old Dominion University

Natalya Shelkova (2009), Associate Professor of Economics; B.A. 1996, Irkutsk State Academy of Economics, Russia; M.A. 2000, Northeastern University; Ph.D. 2009, University of Connecticut

Kathryn Shields (2007), Professor of Art; B.A. 1992, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D. 2001, Virginia Commonwealth University

Philip Slaby (2005), Associate Professor of History; B.S. 1992, M.A. 1998, Ph.D. 2005, Brandeis University

Donald A. Smith (2005), Professor of Physics; B.A. 1992, University of Chicago; Ph.D. 1999, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rod B. Spellman (2005), Visiting Instructor of English; B.A. 1996, Valdosta State University; Ph.D. candidate, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Karen Spira (2013), Associate Professor of Foreign Languages; B.A. 1998, Brown University; Ph.D. 2013, Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Janet Starmer (2006), Visiting Instructor of Foreign Languages and Language Lab Supervisor; B.A. 1993, Wake Forest University; M.A. 1998, University of Virginia

Christine M. Stracey (2014), Associate Professor of Biology; B.S. 2000, College of New Jersey; M.A. 2002, Columbia University; Ph.D. 2010, University of Florida

Brenda L. Swearingin (2015), Associate Professor of Sport Studies, B.S. 1994, M.S. 1998, University of Arkansas, Ph.D. 2008, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Charles Tefft (1999), Half-time Instructor in Art; B.F.A. 1997, Guilford College

Sarah C. Thuesen (2014), Assistant Professor of History; B.A. 1995, M.A. 1997, Ph.D. 2003, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Karen M. Tinsley (1998), Professor of Psychology; B.A. 1985, Sweetbriar College; M.S. 1987, Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. 1991, University of Virginia

Bronwyn Tucker (2016), Visiting Instructor of Environmental and Sustainability Studies; B.S. 2004, University of Oregon; M.Ed. 2008, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Robin Vest (2013), Associate Professor of Theatre Studies; B.F.A. 1998, University of Oklahoma; M.F.A. 2002, Yale School of Drama

Elizabeth Wade (2012), Access and Information Services Librarian with the rank of Associate Librarian; B.A. 2004, Smith College; M.L.I.S. 2007, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Robert M. Whitnell (1994), Professor of Chemistry; B.A. 1983, Reed College; Ph.D. 1988, University of Chicago

Lavon Williams (2004), Professor of Sport Studies; B.S. 1982, Texas Christian University; M.S. 1991, University of Oregon; Ph.D. 1996, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Robert B. Williams (1987), Professor of Economics; B.S. 1976, University of Denver; Ph.D. 1984, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Robert G. Williams (1978), John K. Voehringer Jr. Professor of Economics; A.B. 1971, Princeton University; Ph.D. 1978, Stanford University

Roland Antoine Williams (2015), Assistant Professor of Art; B.F.A. 2003, M.F.A. 2014, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Julie Winterich (2008), Professor of Sociology; B.A. 1987, Miami University, Ohio; M.A. 1996, Ph.D. 2002, University of Texas at Austin

Zulfiya Tursunova (2017), Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies; B.A. 1993, Tashkent State University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan; M.Ed. 1998, Kent State University; M.A. 2005, The European University Center for Peace Studies, Austria; Ph.D. 2012, University of Manitoba

Emeriti and Retired Faculty

Kathrynn A. Adams; B.S., M.A., Ph.D.; Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology; 1980 – 2016

Maritza B. Almeida; B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor of Spanish; 1970 – 2002

Karen A. Behm; B.S., M.L.S.; Head Circulation Librarian with rank of Associate Librarian; 1984 – 2000

O. Theodore Benfey; B.S., Ph.D.; Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry and History of Science; 1973 – 1988

Peter B. Bobko; B.S., Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Business Management; 1984 - 2021

Dorothy V. Borei; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor of History; 1979 – 2007

Mary G. Broos; B.S., M.S.; Instructor of Sport Studies; 1979 – 2008

Julie Burke; B.A., M.Ed.; Associate Professor of Education Studies; 2004 - 2021

Carol A. M. Clark; B.A., M.S., Ph.D.; Professor of Economics; 1981 – 1999

Martha H. Cooley; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Charles A. Dana Professor of History; 1965 – 2003

Vernie Davis; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; 1982 – 2011

Ann F. Deagon; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; H. Curt and Patricia S. Hege Professor of Humanities; 1956 – 1992

Charlotte Divitci; B.S., M.L.I.S.; Head Circulation Librarian with the rank of Assistant Librarian; 2000 – 2005

David M. Dobson; B.A., M.S., Ph.D.; Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences; 1997 - 2021

Myléne Dressler; B.A., Ph.D.; Associate Professor of English; 2011 - 2021

Robert Duncan; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Political Science; 2002-2017

Alvin Gibson; B.S; M.B.A. Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Business Management; 2007 – 2012

Rebecca B. Gibson; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Associate Professor of English; 1989 – 2008

L. Stanley Gilliam; B.A., M.F.A., M.Ed.; Director of Media Services with the rank of Assistant Librarian; 1987 – 2001

G. Rudolph Gordh Jr.; A.B., Ph.D.; Professor of Mathematics; 1974 – 2016

James B. Gutsell; B.S., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor of English; 1963 – 1999

David Hammond; B.A., M.F.A., Professor of Theatre Studies; 2007-2017

Cyril H. Harvey; B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Geology; 1966 – 1999

Claire R. Helgeson; A.B., M.A., Ed.D.; Assistant Professor of Education Studies; 1977 – 2000

James Hood; A.B., M.A.R., Ph.D.; Charles A. Dana Professor of English; 1999-2021

Adrienne M. Israel; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor of History and Intercultural Studies; 1982 - 2019

Lee M. Johnson; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor of English; 1980 – 2000

Raymond E. Johnson; B.S., M.B.A.; Associate Professor of Accounting; 1990 – 2014

Jerry Joplin; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Professor of Justice and Policy Studies; 1999-2017

Betty T. Kane; B.A., M.B.A., J.D.; Professor of Business Management; 1990 - 2021

Bob M. Keeny; B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.; John K. Voehringer Jr. Professor of Accounting; 1977 – 1988

Frank P. Keegan; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Raymond Binford Professor of Biology; 1975 - 2021  

Elizabeth B. Keiser; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Charles A. Dana Professor of English; 1966 – 2002

R. Melvin Keiser; B.A., B.D., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor of Religious Studies; 1966 – 2002

Timothy H. Lindeman; B.A., M.M., Ph.D., Professor of Music; 1989-2017

Melanie J. Lee-Brown;  B.S., Ph.D.; Professor of Biology; 2002 - 2021

David F. Macinnes Jr.; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor of Chemistry; 1973 – 2010

Sarah S. Malino; B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.; Professor of Philosophy; 1979 – 2013

Jonathan W. Malino; B.A., Ph.D., M.A.H.L.; John A. Weissenfluh Professor of Ethics and Religion; 1976 – 2015

Marlene l. McCauley; B.A., Ph.D.; Charles A. Dana Professor of Geology and Sustainable Food Systems; 1986 - 2021

James C. McMillan; B.A., M.F.A.; Professor of Art; 1966 – 1988

Claire K. Morse; B.A., Ph.D.; Professor of Psychology; 1976 – 2011

Lynn J. Moseley; B.S., Ph.D.; Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology; 1977 – 2014

Roy H. Nydorf; B.A., M.F.A., Professor Art; 1978-2018

Elwood G. Parker; B.S., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor of Mathematics; 1968 – 2015

Barton A. Parks; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor of Justice and Policy Studies; 1980 – 2009

William R. Rogers; A.B., B.D., Ph.D.; President Emeritus, Professor of Psychology and Religious Studies; 1980 – 1999

Caryl Schunk; B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education Studies; 2005-2017

Charles G. Smith; B.A., M.S., Ph.D.; Professor of Biology; 1983 – 2015

William F. Stevens; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Business Management; 1982 – 2006

Malone B. Stinson; B.S., M.S.L.S.; Catalog Librarian with the rank of Associate Librarian; 1989 – 2002

John H. Stoneburner; B.A., B.D., Ph.D.; E.F. Craven Professor of Religious Studies; 1968 – 2007

Carole M. Treadway; B.A., M.L.S.; Librarian of the Friends Historical Collection with the rank of Associate Librarian; 1969 – 2000

Sylvia Trelles; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; Professor of Foreign Languages; 1984 – 2014

Kathleen A. Tritschler; B.S., M.S., Ed.D.; Professor of Sport Studies; 1984 – 2015

Adele Wayman; B.A., M.F.A.; H. Curt and Patricia S. Hege Professor of Art; 1976 – 2014

Gail Webster; B.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Professor of Chemistry;  2004 - 2021

Carolyn Beard Whitlow; B.S., M.S., M.F.A.; Charles A. Dana Professor of English; 1993 – 2014

Richard L. Zweigenhaft; B.S., M.A., Ph.D.; Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology; 1974-2020

Paul E. Zopf Jr.; B.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; 1959 – 1993