2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Full-Time Faculty

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Adams, Tony - Instructor, Criminal Justice. M.P.A., Jacksonville State University; B.S., Jacksonville State University

Abrams, Steven - Program Director and Instructor, Auto Collision Repair.

Anderson, Pamela - Department Head and Instructor (Mathematics). M.Ed., West Georgia University; B.S., Berry College

Andrews, Donna - Department Head and Instructor, Biology/Natural Science. M.Ed. Jacksonville State University; B.S., Jacksonville State University

Argueta, Leyner - Instructor, Business Management. M.B.A., Shorter University; B.B.A., Dalton State College

Atkins, Raymond - Instructor, General Education (English). M.A.P.W. Kennesaw State University; B.S., Shorter University

Baker, Lindsey - Instructor, General Education, English. M.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Barrett, Michael - Program Director and Instructor, Surgical Technology & Central Sterile Processing. B.S., Bellevue University; A.A., Dalton State College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College

Beam, Graceful - Program Director and Instructor, Logistics and Supply Chain Management; and Instructor, Business Management. M.A., University of Phoenix; B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver

Bell, Gail - Instructor, General Education (English). M.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Bentley, Bill - Program Director and Instructor, Automotive Technology. B.S., Covenant College; A.S., Floyd College.; Automotive Fundamentals Diploma, Appalachian Technical College; Chevron Training Center Instruction, Master GM Technician, Nissan Specialist, A.S.E. Master Automotive Technician

Blevins, Melissa - Instructor, Adult Education. B.S., North Georgia College & State University; A.S., Young Harris College

Bowman, Susan – Instructor, Health Information Technology. A.A.S., Georgia Northwestern Technical College; Registered Health Information Technician; Certified Professional Coder  

Bratton, Zenia - Program Director and Instructor, Respiratory Care. M.S., Troy University; B.B.A., East Tennessee State University; A.A.S., East Tennessee State University

Brewer, Cody - Instructor, Instrumentation and Controls. A.A.S., Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Browder, Robert - Program Director and Instructor, Commercial Truck Driving

Brown, David L. - Instructor, General Education (Physics). Ph.D., Ohio State University; M.S., Ohio State University; M.B.A., Ohio State University; B.S., University of Missouri

Brown, Jason – Instructor, Air Conditioning Technology. Diploma, Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Burrage III, Joseph L. - Program Director and Instructor, Welding and Joining Technology. A.A.T., Gwinnett Technical College; Diploma, Welding and Joining Technology, Coosa Valley Technical College

Byrd, Jon - Program Director and Instructor, Aviation Maintenance Technology. A.A.S., Georgia Military College; F.A.A. Inspection Authorization (IA); F.A.A. Mechanic with Airframe and Powerplant Ratings (A&P); F.A.A. Certified Pilot; F.C.C. General Radiotelephone Operators License (GROL)

Cantrell, Anthony R. - Instructor, Computer Information Systems. M.S.C.I.T., Regis University; B.S., Covenant College; A.A.S., Floyd College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College

Carney, Janice - Program Director and Instructor, Computer Information Systems. M.S.C.I.T., Regis University; B.S., Georgia State University; A.S., Floyd College

Carter, Jennifer - Assistant Dean and Instructor, General Education (Psychology). M.Ed., State University of West Georgia; B.S., Berry College

Carter, Scott - Program Director and Instructor, Electrical Systems Technology. Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College; Electrical Contractor Class II – State of Georgia

Clay, Anne - Instructor, Adult Education. M.Ed., Central Michigan University, B.S., Auburn University

Cochran, Cinda G. - Clinical Coordinator and Instructor, Surgical Technology & Central Sterile Processing; Certificate, Surgical Technology, Coosa Valley Technical College; CST, (Certified Surgical Technologist); CRCST (Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician)

Cochran, Tonya - Instructor, Business Technology. M.S., Emporia State University; B.S., Covenant College; A.A.S., Floyd College; Business Office Technology Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College

Cook, Jennifer - Instructor, Practical Nursing. B.S.N., East Tennessee State University; A.S.N., Chattanooga State

Cooper, Doug - Program Director and Instructor, Accounting. M.B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; B.S., University of Chattanooga

Cooper, Jeremiah - Instructor, Welding and Joining Technology. Diploma, Welding and Joining Technology, Georgia Northwestern Technical College; NCCER Certified Welding Instructor; AWS D1.1 Certified Welder

Edwards, Michael – Program Director and Instructor, Electronics Technology.

Elrod, Brittany – Disabilities Services Coordinator (CCC & WCC), Instructor, General Education (Psychology). M.S., Walden University; B.S., Jacksonville State University

Elsberry, Lauren - Instructor, Nursing. M.B.A (Healthcare Administration), South University; B.S.N., University of West Georgia

Estes, Donna - Program Director/Instructor, Health Information Technology. M.P.M., Western Carolina University; B.S. Gardner Webb University; Registered Health Information Technician; Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Gallman, Anthony - Instructor, Cosmetology. M.B.A., Shorter University; B.B.A., Shorter University; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College; State of Georgia Licensed Master Cosmetologist.

Gayan, Tyler - Program Director and Instructor, Criminal Justice. M.S. Criminal Justice, Georgia State University; B.S. Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Golden-Wear, Jennie - Instructor, Practical Nursing. B.S.N., Aspen University; A.D.N., Georgia Highlands College

Griffin, Stephen – Instructor, Aviation Maintenance Technology. A.A.S., Hinds Community College; F.A.A. Inspection Authorization (IA); F.A.A. Mechanic with Airframe and Powerplant Ratings (A&P); F.A.A. Certified Pilot

Guider, John – Instructor, General Education (Mathematics). Ed.S., University of Alabama; M.Ed., West Georgia College; B.S., University of Tennessee; A.A., Hiwassee College.

Hall, Jan - Instructor, Computer Support and Computer Information Systems. M.S.C.I.T., Regis University; B.S., Covenant College; A.A., Floyd College; Diploma, Data Processing Technology, Coosa Valley Technical College

Henderson, Wayne - Instructor, Welding and Joining Technology. Certified Structural Steel Welder AWS/D1.1

Harston, Craig - Instructor, General Education (Psychology). Ph.D., Tulane University; M.A., University of Texas; M.B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; B.S., Brigham Young University

Holmes, Donald (Donny) - Program Director and Instructor, Construction Management. B.S., Southern Polytechnic State University; A.A.S., Dalton State College

Howard, Donna - Department Head and Instructor (History). M.A., University of Alabama; B.A., Jacksonville State University

Irwin, Dawn - Instructor, Echocardiography. A.A.S., Macomb College; Registered Adult and Pediatric Echocardiographer

Jackson, AJ - Department Head (Social Science) and Instructor, General Education (Psychology). M.A., University of West Georgia; B.A., University of West Georgia

Jenkins, Bart - Program Director and Instructor, Machine Tool Technology. A.S., Floyd College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical Institute

Johnson, Juanita - Instructor, Nursing. M.S.N., Emory University; M.P.H., Emory University; B.S.N., West Georgia College; A.S.N., Dalton Junior College

Johnson, Tina – Instructor, Patient Care Assisting. B.S.N., Dalton State College

Jones, Mandy – Instructor, General Education (English). M.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Keasler, Timothy - Instructor, General Education (Mathematics). Ed.S., Piedmont College; M.Ed., Berry College; B.S., Liberty University

Kendrick, Susan - Program Director and Instructor, Early Childhood Education. Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University; M.Ed., Berry College; B.S., Jacksonville State University

Kerce, Kathy - Instructor, Patient Care Assisting. M.S.N., University of West Georgia; B.S.N., University of West Georgia; B.A., Shorter College; A.D.N., Floyd Jr. College.

Kinman, Stephanie - Instructor, General Education (English) and Learning Support (Reading). M.S., Walden University; B.A., Shorter University.

Lance, Brent - Program Director and Instructor, Chemical Technology. M.A.T., Western Carolina University; B.S., Western Carolina University

Leming, Cory - Instructor, General Education (Mathematics). M.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; B.S., University of Georgia

Lewis, Bobby - Program Director and Instructor, Neuromuscular Therapy. M.A., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.S., Shorter College; Certified Massage Therapist, New Life Institute; Neuromuscular Therapist, NMT Center

Leyssens, Claudio - Instructor and Clinical Coordinator, EMS. A.A.S., Dalton State College; NREMT-P

Livingstone, Tammy - Program Director and Instructor, Cosmetology. Diploma, Walker Technical Institute, State of Georgia Master Cosmetology License

Lovell, Brenda - Program Director and Instructor, Business Technology. M.S., Mercer University; B.B.A., West Georgia College

Madden, Nina – Program Director and Instructor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography. BS, Valdosta State University; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College; Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

McCurdy-Jennings, Tonja - Department Head and Instructor, General Education (English). M.A., Jacksonville State University; B.A., Jacksonville State University

Moore, Amber - Instructor, Practical Nursing. 

Moore, James – Instructor, General Education (English). M.A., Southern New Hampshire College; M.Ed., Berry College; B.A., Berry College; A.S., Floyd College 

Padgett, Beverly - Instructor, General Education (Speech and Communications). M.C., Georgia State University; A.B., West Georgia College

Parker, Jonathon – Instructor, Basic Law Enforcement Academy. A.A.S., Coosa Valley Technical College


Parris, Rodney - Program Director and Instructor, Automotive Technology. A.A.T., Gwinnett Technical College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical Institute. Master Certification in Automobiles, Heavy Trucks, and Engine Machinist

Patnode, Allison - Program Director and Instructor, Dental Assisting. B.A., Reinhardt University; A.A.S. Georgia Northwestern Technical College; Diploma, Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Pauley, Suzanne - Program Director and Instructor, Practical Nursing. M.S.N., University of Phoenix; B.S.N., Jacksonville State University

Paulson, Greg - CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC - Program Director and Instructor, Culinary Arts. A.O.S., The Culinary Institute of America - Cum Laude

Pawlowski, George – Instructor, Industrial Systems Technology. Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College 

Peco, Troy - Program Director and Instructor, Automotive Technology. A.A.S., Delgado Community College, A.S.E. Certification

Pharr, Barbara - Instructor, Business Technology. M.Ed., University of Georgia; B.A., Winthrop College

Pledger, Jim- Program Director, Basic Law Enforcement Academy. B.S., Jacksonville State University; A.A.T., Northwestern Technical College

Pruitt, LaVerne - Instructor, Early Childhood Care. Ed.S., University of West Georgia; M.S., University of West Georgia; B.S., University of West Georgia

Resch, Crista - Program Director and Instructor, Vascular. A.A.T., Coosa Valley Technical College. Registered Vascular Technologist.

Resch, Teresa - Instructor, Radiologic Technology. Ed.D., University of Georgia; M.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale; B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale; A.A.S., Kaskaskia College

Rittweger, Tom - Instructor, General Education (Math). M.Ed., Kennesaw State University; B.S., College of the Ozarks; A.A. Toccoa Falls College

Roebuck, Dan - Instructor, Business Technology. M.B.A., Shorter College; B.S., Samford University

Russell, Lisa M. - Instructor, General Education (English). M.A.P.W., Kennesaw State University; B.S., Shorter University

Scoggin, Bill - Instructor, Industrial Systems. M.S.A., Central Michigan University; B.S./E.E.T., Southern College of Technology

Shea, Janice - Instructor, Adult Education. B.S., University of Montevallo

Sheridan, Nicole – Instructor, Practical Nursing. B.S.N., University of West Georgia

Shirley, Philip - Instructor, Machine Tool Technology. B.A.S., Bryan College; A.A.S., Dalton College; Diploma, Chattahoochee Technical College; Certified National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Smith, Martha - Instructor, Medical Assisting. A.S.N., Jefferson State Junior College; A.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham; Nursing Licensure in Georgia and Tennessee.

Sosebee, Matthew - Instructor, Industrial Systems Technology. A.A.S. Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Spears, Scott - Program Director and Instructor of Industrial Systems Technology. A.A.S. Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Spears-Sevy, Michelle - Instructor, Nursing. M.S.N., University of West Georgia; B.S.N., Georgia Southwestern State University; B.A., Georgia Southwestern State University A.S.N., Georgia Southwestern State University

Stephens, Lugina (Gina) - Program Director and Instructor, Business Technology. A.S., Floyd College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College

Stephens, Susan - Instructor, Cosmetology. A.A.T., Gwinnett Technical College. Licensure: State of Georgia Master Cosmetologist, State of Georgia Cosmetology Instructor

Stephenson, Jennifer - Program Director and Instructor, Medical Assisting. M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; B.S.N., Grand Valley State University

Spurlock, Rocky - Instructor, Computer Information Systems. M.S., Southern Polytechnic State University; B.A.S., Southern Polytechnic State University; A.A.S., Northwestern Technical College

Stitzer, Beatriz - Instructor, Early Childhood Education. M.Ed., Berry College; B.S., Southern Adventist University

Street, Thomas - Instructor, Learning Support/General Education (Mathematics). M.S.E.E. and B.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology

Tanner, Dick - Program Director and Instructor, Instrumentation and Controls. M.A., Berry College; B.S., Berry College; Diplomas, Industrial Maintenance Technology, Automated Manufacturing, Coosa Valley Technical College

Temple, Kimberly - Clinical Coordinator, Respiratory Care. B.S., Baptist College of Health Sciences 

Thompson, Robert - Instructor, General Education (English). Ed.D., Walden University; Ed.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; B.A., Berry College  

Tucker, Phillip - Program Director and Instructor, Paramedic Technology. A.S., Keiser University; EMS Certificate, Gadsden State College

Turner, Pamela – Program Director and Instructor, Social Work Assistant. M.S.W., Florida International University; B.S.W., Florida International University; Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Upton, Mark - Program Director and Instructor, Marketing Management. M.P.A., Jacksonville State University, B.S., Jacksonville State University

Vaughan, Sharon - Instructor, Medical Assisting. B.S.N., University of West Georgia; A.S.N., Floyd College

Vick, Ronald - Instructor, Computer Information Systems. M.S.C.I.T., Regis University; B.A., Freed-Hardeman College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College; Technical Certificate of Credit, North Metro Technical College

Warren, David – Program Director and Instructor, Horticulture.

Watkins, Kevan - Disability Services Coordinator (WMC). Instructor, General Education (Psychology). M.S., University of Phoenix; B.S., Stetson University

Watt, Dwight - Program Director and Instructor, CISCO and Computer Information Systems. Ed.D., University of Georgia; M.B.A., Winthrop University; B.A., Winthrop University. Certifications: CCP, MCSE, MCSA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA I-Net+, MOS, IC3, MCP+I, COI, MCDST, CCAI, MCT, MCITP

Wheat, Chad - Program Director and Instructor, Air Conditioning Technology. A.S., Shorter College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College; Unrestricted Air Conditioning State of Georgia License

Wheat, Susan - Program Director and Instructor, Radiologic Technology. B.S., Kennesaw State University; A.A.T., Coosa Valley Technical College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College

Wheeler, Doris - Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing. M.S.N., Medical College of Georgia; B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia. Nursing Licensure in Georgia and Tennessee

Whitfield, Karen - Instructor, Business Technology. Ed.D., Northeastern University; M.A., Central Michigan University; B.S., Brenau University

Williams, Anna - Instructor, Cosmetology. Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College, State of Georgia Master Cosmetology License

Wimberley, Tracy - Instructor, Early Childhood Care and Education. M.Ed., Berry College; B.A., Emory University

Wooten, Deseri - Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator. B.S.N., University of Virginia. R.N. Licensure- Georgia and Tennessee.

Wright, Curtis - Instructor, General Education (Biology). M.S., Kaplan University; B.S., Bryan College; A.S., Northeast Alabama Community College