Introduction  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  Academy Download  
Academy Calendar
Young Scholars Institute
Effective Evaluation
 

Meet the Administration

| Professional Staff | Advisory Committee | Board of Trustees |


Professional Staff

The professional staff of The Advanced Academy consists of the director and four assistants charged with student counseling/advising, promotion/recruitment, and residence life. The Advanced Academy of Georgia administrative offices are located in the Honors House.

 






Susan Colgate

Director of the Academy


Anneliesa Finch

Program Specialist
[email protected]

 


 



Laura Lamb

Student Services Professional


Brian Nieft

Academy Residential Coordinator








Elizabeth Rainey
Program Specialist


Christie Williams

Academy Counselor


Patty Jiles
Administrative Specialist

 



Frances Miller
Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

Faculty/Staff Advisory Committee

The Faculty/Staff Advisory Committee provides a source of knowledge and expertise to the professional staff during the applicant interview process. Their assistance in this evaluation process aids in determining each applicant's social and emotional readiness to effectively participate in this demanding academic program.

Christopher M. Aanstoos, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Jeremiah L. Alberg, B.A., M.A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Acting Chair,
Foreign Languages and Literature

Sharmistha Basu-Dutt, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Erich B. Bergiel, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration

L. Andrew Brewer, B.A., M.A.
Instructor of English

Jessica L. Bucholz, B.S., M.S.Ed., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education

John R. Charlesworth, Jr., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling

Jean M. Cook, B.S., B.S., M.L.S.
Instructor Librarian

Muriel Cormican, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of German

James J. Dillon, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Maria-Elena Doyle, A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Swarna D. Dutt, B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Economics

Megumi Fujita, B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

John R. Fuller, B.U.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Criminology

Pauline D. Gagnon, B.S. A.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Theatre and Interim Chair,
Department of Mass Communications and Theatre

Jorge A. Gaytan, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Carol F. Goodson, B.A., M.L.S., M.A.
Librarian Professor and Head of Access Services

H. Steven Goodson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of History and Interim Chair,
Department of History

Tobin R. Hart, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Interim Chair,
Department of Psychology

Melanie Hildebrandt, B.A.
Administrative Specialist, Honors College

Farooq A. Khan, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director,
Center for Teaching and Learning

Fenqjen Luo, B.E., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Aran S. MacKinnon, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of History

Elaine M. MacKinnon, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of History

Kareen R. Malone, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Gail H. Marshall, B.S., M.S.T., Ed.D.
Temporary Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education

N. Jane McCandless, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology and Chair,
Department of Sociology and Criminology

David Morgan, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Allison Nazzall, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Middle Grades Education

David W. Newton, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Gregory T. Payne, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology

Bobby E. Powell, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Physics and Director of the Observatory

Cheryl A. Rice, B.A., M.A., M.Ed.
Director of EXCEL Center for Academic Success

William C. Schaniel, B.B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Economics and Director of International Programs

Timothy L. Schroer, B.A., J.D., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History

Spencer J. Slattery, B.S., B.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Department of Chemistry

Sangwon W. Sohn, B.F.A., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Art

Satyanarayana Swamy-Mruthinti, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology

Scott R. Sykes, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Donald R. Wagner, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science, Director of Special Programs, and
Dean of Honors College

Mohammad Yazdani, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of The Advanced Academy of Georgia consists of a group of individuals from throughout the country who provide guidance in all aspects of The Academy for the professional staff members and students. The Board of Trustees does not serve as a governing board.

 

Nancy M. Robinson, Ph.D. (Chair)
Professor and Director, Halbert Robinson Center for the Study of Capable Youth (emerita)
University of Washington

Linda J. Andrews
Gifted Education Specialist
Georgia Department of Education


Sandra Dunson, M.A.
Owner
S. Dunson Consulting, LLC

Brenda C. Fitzgerald, M.D.
Medical Director, Gynocology
Tanner Medical Center

J. Wayne Garner
President, The Garner Group

Mayor, City of Carrollton

Dottie Hamrick
Former Member
UWG Alumni Association Board of Director
s

Dr. Joseph A. Heppert
Chair, Department of Chemistry
University of Kansas


Robert C. McMath, Jr., Ph.D.
Dean, Honors College
University of Arkansas

Carlianne Patrick Crotty, MSc.
Vice President of Research and Planning
Carroll Tommorow and Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Julia Link Roberts, Ph.D.
Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies
Director of the Center for Gifted Studies
Western Kentucky University

Cleo Samudzi, Ph.D.
Dean of the Missouri Academy, and
Director of the Honors Program
Northwest Missouri State University

Jack H. Schuster, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Education and Public Policy
Claremont Graduate University

Anderson D. Smith, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology

Paul H. L. Walter, Ph.D.
Immediate past President, American Chemical Society
Professor of Chemistry (emeritus), Skidmore College

Gelon Wasdin
Parent of an Academy Alumna
Member, Board of Visitors, Richards College
of Business, University of West Georgia

Beheruz N. Sethna, Ph.D. (ex officio)
Professor of Business Administration
President, State University of West Georgia

Thomas J. Hynes, Jr., Ph.D. (ex officio)
Professor of Speech
Vice President for Academic Affairs
State University of West Georgia

All pages subject to the University of West Georgia's Disclaimer © 2002