2020-2021 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 - Assistant Dean, 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

Askew, Brooke - Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing. MSN, Western Governors University; BSN, Jacksonville State University; ASN, Georgia Highlands College 

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

Baker, Lindsey - Assistant Dean of English and Fine Arts and 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 - Assistant Dean of Business, Cyber & Public Service Technologies; and Instructor, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Business Management.. M.A., University of Phoenix; B.A., Metropolitan State University of Denver

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

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

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

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

Carter, Jennifer - Assistant Dean and Instructor, General Education (Psychology). Ph.D., Northcentral University; 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

Chadwick, Clint - Instructor, Welding and Joining Technology.

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

Cochran, Brittany - Assistant Dean of Sciences and Instructor, General Education (Biology). M.S., University of Maryland

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)

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; D1.5 Bridge Code Certified Welder

Corvey, Matthew - Instructor, Aviation Maintenance Technology. F.A.A. Mechanic with Airframe and Powerplant Ratings (A&P) Inspection Authorization (IA)

Craven, Karen - Instructor, Adult Education. B.S., University of West Georgia

Curole, Elisa - Instructor, Adult Education. Instructor, Adult Education. M.S. Mathematics, Louisiana State University; B.A. Mathematics, Rhodes College

Dennison, Tara - Instructor, Practical Nursing. BSN, University of Phoenix. ADN, Dalton State College

Dixon, Jennifer - Instructor, Early Childhood Care. Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University; M.Ed., Piedmont College; B.S., Kennesaw State University

Duncan, Terri - Instructor, Practical Nursing, A.S.N., Georgia Highlands College

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

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

Elsberry, Lauren - Instructor, Nursing. M.S.N., University of West Georgia; 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 (Retired).

Everett, Sonja - Instructor, Cosmetology. State of Georgia Master Cosmetology License

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

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.

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

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

Hopkins, Julia - Instructor, Computer Information Systems. BASIT, Southern Polytechnic University; AAS, Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Hopper, Erick - Instructor, Youth Success Academy/Adult Education. M.Ed., Jacksonville State University; B.S., Shorter University 

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

Huggins, Ronny – Instructor, Industrial Systems Technology.

Hulsey, Deanna - Instructor, Cosmetology.

Hunt, Elisabeth - Program Director and Instructor, Business Healthcare Technology. MBA Health Administration, Colorado Technical University; BSBA Health Administration, Colorado Technical University; BS Health Information Administration, Stephens College; AAS Nursing, Dalton State College.

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

Jackson, AJ - Assistant Dean, General Education; Department Head (Social Science); 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

Kinnebrew, Alisa - Instructor, Business Management. M.B.A., University of West Georgia; B.B.A., University of West Georgia

Kerce, Kathy - Program Director and Instructor, Lactation Consultant. M.S.N., University of West Georgia; B.S.N., University of West Georgia; B.A., Shorter College; A.D.N., Floyd Jr. College.

Kirby, Melissa - Instructor, Accounting/Business Management. D.B.A., Liberty University; MAcc, Shorter University; B.B.A., Kennesaw State University

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

Lackey, Rebekka - Instructor, Practical Nursing, A.S.N, Georgia Northwestern Technical College. B.S.N, Capella University

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

Leyssens, Claudio - Program Director and Instructor, EMS. A.A.S., Dalton State College; NRP

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

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

Mercado, Tracey - Instructor, Medical Assisting. B.A., Reinhardt University; A.A.S., Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

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

Nelson, Cindy - Instructor, Adult Education. B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology

Padgett, Beverly - Department Head and Instructor (Speech), Director and Instructor (Service Industry Academy). M.C., Georgia State University; A.B., West Georgia College

Patnode, Allison - Program Director and Instructor, Dental Assisting. M.M., Shorter University; 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; B.S., Kennesaw State University - Summa Cum Laude

Pawlowski, George – Instructor, Industrial Systems Technology. Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College; State of Georgia Unrestricted Electrical Contractors License    

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

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

Ramey, Deleah - Instructor, Practical Nursing. A.S.N, Georgia Highlands College

Resch, Crista - Clinical Coordinator and Instructor, Vascular. B.H.A., Reinhardt University; A.A.S., 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

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

Sainton, Fabrice - Program Director and Instructor, Logistics and Supply Chain Management; and Instructor, Business Management. M.B.A., Reinhardt University; B.A., Reinhardt University

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.

Smith, Tamara - Instructor, Adult Education. M.S., Capella University; Graduate Certificate, Walden University; B.A., Ashford University


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

Spurlock, Rocky - Program Director & Instructor Web Design & Cybersecurity & Computer Information Systems. M.S., Southern Polytechnic State University; B.A.S., Southern Polytechnic State University; A.A.S., Northwestern Technical College

Stephens, LuGina (Gina) - Instructor, Business Healthcare Technology. M.S.N., Western Governors University; B.S.N., Western Governors University; A.S., Floyd College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College; RN, AAPC Approved Instructor; CPC; CPPM

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

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

Temple, Kimberly, - Director of Clinical Education & Instructor, Respiratory Care. M.S., Georgia State University; 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  

Turner, Pamela – Program Director and Instructor, Social Work Assistant. PhD, Capella University; 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

Warren, David – Program Director and Instructor, Horticulture.

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+, CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA Security+, MOS, IC3, MCP+I, COI, MCDST, CCAI, MCT, MCITP. Accredited AWS Academy instructor

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. M.S., Clemson University; B.S., Kennesaw State University; A.A.T., Coosa Valley Technical College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College

Whitfield, Karen - Assistant Dean of Business, Cyber & Public Service Technologies; Program Director and Instructor, Business Technology. Ed.D., Northeastern University; M.A., Central Michigan University; B.S., Brenau University

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