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C. P. Abubucker 

cabubucker@paine.edu | (706) 821-8245 | Mary Helm Building, Room 304

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

C. P. Abubucker is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Paine College. He started his careers as a Lecturer in Mathematics at Farook College (India) in 1971. He later joined the University of Calicut as a Lecturer in Mathematics in 1977. He has taught several Mathematics courses ranging from College Algebra to Topology. He joined Paine College in 1984 after receiving a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Georgia. He has served as a major field advisor to several mathematics majors at Paine College and guided students in writing research papers in mathematics. He is currently a mentor to two UNCF/Mellon undergraduate fellows. Apart from his research work in the area of mathematical models of organizations, Dr. Abubucker is the co-author of a chapter on, “Conflict as a Heuristic in the Development of an Interaction Mechanism” in the book entitled, Conflict Agents. He is also a co-author of a chapter, “Galois Lattices Quantum Model for NVOs” in the Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations.

Catherine Adams 

cladams@paine.edu | (706) 396-8105 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 313F

Assistant Professor  |  Department of Humanities


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Katherine Bain 

kbain@paine.edu | (706) 821-8246 | McGinnis Building, Room 3

Assistant Professor of Religion  |  Department of Humanities

Dr. Katherine Bain holds a Ph.D. in the Study of Religion from Harvard University where she specialized in New Testament and Early Christianity. She also studied at the University of Notre Dame, earning the B.A. in the Program of Liberal Studies and an M.A. in Theology. An award-winning article featuring her research methodology appeared in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. She is the author of Women’s Socioeconomic Status and Religious Leadership in Asia Minor in the First Two Centuries C.E., published in 2014 by Fortress Press. Bain’s areas of interest include biblical studies, the history of early Christianity and Judaism, economics of the Roman Empire, classical archaeology, African American religious traditions, and contemporary Islam.

Komala Balakrishnan 

kbalakrishnan@paine.edu | (706) 821-8214 | Mary Helm Building, Room 315

Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science   |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Komala Balakrishnan is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Paine College. She has a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Madras (India). She has taken education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels from Augusta State University leading to a Georgia Educator Certification. In addition, she has taken several computer courses at the undergraduate level: Introduction to Computing, Introduction to Oracle Databases, Oracle Database Administration, Visual Basics.Net, Advanced Visual Basic.Net, Fortran Programming, C-Programming and Pascal Programming. Mrs. Balakrishnan has been a full time faculty member at Paine College since 1989 and the Coordinator of Mathematics and Computer Science since 2001. She has taught mathematics courses during the past twenty years at the lower and upper levels.

Nancy Bookhart 

nbookhart@paine.edu | (706) 821-8204 | Mary Helm Building

Assistant Professor of Art  |  Department of Humanities

Nancy Wellington Bookhart received her BFA from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia in 2000. She went on to receive her MFA from the University of Georgia in 2005. She joined the faculty at Paine College, in Augusta, Georgia in 2007, as Assistant Professor of Art. After arriving at Paine Ms. Bookhart started The Museum Initiative, which involves establishing a nationally recognized museum of art at Paine College. Ms. Bookhart is an exhibiting artist, whose passion is recording the experiences of the poor, in her body of works with the pen name of “The Lost Scrolls of Poverty.” She has exhibited in various venues in the region, and nationally, such as Lucy Laney Museum of Black History in Augusta, Georgia, and Christian University in Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. Bookhart is currently involved in The Nina Simone Project as one of the artists among many regional and national artists who will be included in a touring exhibition. Her research interest includes the common denominator between image and identity, and examining how image identifies a cultural, constitutes a philosophy, and creates a continuum for generations to come.

Oscar Brown 

obrown@paine.edu | (706) 733-8136 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 214

Assistant Professor of English  |  Department of Humanities

The Reverend Oscar Olin Brown, Jr. was born in Harlem in New York City. Raised in that cultural and intellectual melting pot, he was greatly influenced by the cosmopolitan energy of the “Big Apple” – the libraries, the museums, the multiple musical forums and the host of other social and scholarly enticements of this crossroads city. Rev. Brown attended Riverdale, New York’s prestigious Horace Mann Preparatory School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from The City College of New York and a M.S.Ed. from the same institution. Rev. Brown has also served in the New York City public school system as an elementary teacher. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Reading at Paine College in the English and Foreign Languages Department of the Division of the Humanities. Rev. Brown has served as a pastor, he has been a disc jockey, he is an accomplished portrait artist, and he is also a singer, composer and producer of religious music as well as being the author of several religious books.

Lawanda Cummings 

lcummings@paine.edu | (706) 396-7597 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 420-A

Chair, Assistant Professor  |  Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Lawanda Cummings received a Ph.D. in Community Psychology from Georgia State University in 2010. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in Community Psychology at GSU, her beloved alma mater. Her research focuses on youth psychosocial development, education interventions, and STEM field inclusion of African American women. Dr. Cummings is also interested in the role of culture in mentoring initiatives among at-risk adolescents within schools and youth detention facilities. Currently she is an Assistant Professor and the chair of the Social Sciences Department. Working with the Math, Science and Technology (MST) department, Dr. Cummings works as a Co-PI for the DOE WET-SEED Pipeline Program that facilitates a summer middle-school day camp and a residential high-school program focused on Environmental Science. Also, as a part of a multidisciplinary team (Social Sciences and Education), Dr. Cummings was recently awarded a 3-year NSF grant to investigate STEM field inclusion of African American women at Paine College.

Eric Darrington 

edarrington@paine.edu | (70) 396-8108 | Mary Helm Building, Room 301

Assistant Professor of Biology  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology


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Chad Durden 

cdurden@paine.edu | (706) 821-8516 | George Williams Walker Science Building, Room 106

Chemist  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology


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Eronini Egbujor 

eegbujor@paine.edu | (706) 821-8370 | Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel

Associate Professor of English  |  Department of Humanities

Dr. E. EGBUJOR has Ph. D. (French), from Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (1988), M. A.: French Studies, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (1982); B. A.: French Studies, Université du Bénin, Lomé, Togo (1978) and has completed Post-doctorate studies (on Making audiovisual pedagogical (teaching) documentary; Literary Theory & Orality; under the supervision of Professeur Fernando Lambert), Université Laval, Québec, Canada, (1991). He has also presented papers and chaired roundtables at the following: Conference of African Studies Association (ASA), Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), African Literature Association (ALA), Congrès International d’Études Françaises (ICFS), l'Association Canadienne-Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences (Acfas), Foreign Language Alliance for International Rapport (FLAIR) & The Southern Literature Association. He has equally had publications in Journal of Oriental and African Studies (JOAS), The African Book Publishing Record (ABPR), Présence Francophone, Revue Canadienne des Études Africaines & Dictionnaire des œuvres littéraires de langue française, en Afrique au Sud du Sahara and has a keen interest in World Humanities, Literatures of Africa & the Diaspora and other non-western regions of the world.

Nancy English 

nenglish@paine.edu | (706) 821-8287 | Mary Helm Building, Room 319

DOE Programs, Administrative Assistant  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Mrs. Nancy J. English is the Administrative Assistant for Paine College’s Workforce Enhancement and Training: Supplying Education and Energy Development (WET SEED) Project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. This project is housed in the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology at Paine College. Mrs. English holds an Executive Secretary Diploma from Kerr Business School (1987). Previous employment includes serving as an Administrative Secretary for eight years at the Savannah River Site (1987-1995) and as Secretary for the Upward Bound Program at Paine College (1997-2010).

Ammal George 

ageorge@paine.edu | (706) 821-8277 | George Williams Walker Science Building, Room 105

Laboratory Supervisor  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Mrs. Ammal George is the Laboratory Supervisor for the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology at Paine College. Ms. George has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biological Science from the University of Kerala, India. Previous employment includes a position as a Research Assistant at Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia) (1992-1994). Her continuing education includes classes under the " Right to Know" Program of the Georgia Department of Labor and "Compliance and Workplace Safety" sponsored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. She has been employed as the Laboratory Supervisor at Paine College since 1995.

Uzetta Gresham 

ugresham@paine.edu | (706) 821-8326 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 214C

Administrative Coordinator  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

The School of Arts and Science is supported by Ms. Uzetta Gresham as Administrative Coordinator. Her capacity at Paine College also includes program administrator for the Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Program, Assistant Coach for the Honda Campus All-Star Team, and Adjunct Instructor. Ms. Gresham holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Augusta State University) and a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology (Troy University). She also holds active memberships in the American Counseling Association and American Psychological Association.

Arthur Holmes 

aholmes@paine.edu | (706) 821-8371 | McGinnis Building, Room 8

Assistant Professor of History/Political Science  |  Department of Humanities

Dr. Arthur L. Holmes received an Associate of Science degree from DeKalb Community College, presently referred to as Perimeter College, with a concentration in social science, a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Southern College, presently referred to as Georgia Southern University, with a major in criminal justice with a minor in sociology, a Master of Education (1988) and Educational Specialist degree (1989) from Augusta College, presently referred to as Augusta State University, with a concentration in social sciences/secondary education with emphasis in history, and a Doctorate of Education from Mellen University. My dissertation was entitled: “Wait-Time and Youthful Offenders: An investigation of Incarcerated Adolescents’ Responses to Teacher-posed Creative thinking Tasks in Social Studies-A Comparison of Impulsivity in Special Education Students with Felony Convictions versus those with Misdemeanor Convictions.” Dr. Holmes also has a certification in Middle Grades, Middle Grades Social Science, High School Social Sciences, and Special Education fields of Social Sciences (preschool-12th grade), Special Education Adapted Curriculum, Behavioral Disorders, and General Curriculum. In addition to his experience at Paine College, Dr. Holmes has taught for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (retired Dec. 31, 2001) and middle and secondary students with special needs in the fields of history and geography.

Washington Holmes 

iholmes@paine.edu | (706) 821-8290 | Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel

Assistant Professor of Music  |  Department of Humanities

Washington Isaac Holmes, a native of Graniteville, SC, received a B.M.A. from the University of South Carolina. He earned a master of music degree from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), where he majored in vocal performance, studying with George Shirley, Tenor and Leslie Guinn, Baritone. He has performed as soloist, dancer, instrumentalist, and chorister in the United States, South Korea, Germany, France, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Belgium. Locally, he has performed with the USC Philharmonic Orchestra, Augusta Symphony and Etherredge Center Orchestra. With the Augusta Symphony, he narrated a work dedicated to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holmes has performed solo concerts at USC in Aiken, S.C., Augusta State University and Paine College. Recent performances have been as bass soloist for Masterworks Chorale’s complete performance of Handel’s MESSIAH and with the University of South Carolina-Aiken Concert Choir’s performance of Durufle’s REQUIEM both conducted by Dr. Joel Scraper. Holmes is an assistant professor of music and PC Concert Choir Director at Paine College, as well as artistic director and conductor of the Columbia County Choral Society. He is the son of the late Mildred Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Booker T. and Martha Holmes.

Matthew Hutcherson 

mhutcherson@paine.edu | (706) 821-8266 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 313

Assistant Professor of Religion  |  Department of Humanities

Dr. Matthew Hutcherson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy teaching in the Humanities Department of the School of Arts & Sciences. His specialties involve metaphysics, process philosophy, existentialism, and African American philosophy and theology. His current research interests are in the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the protest philosophies of Black Power as particularly expressed in the music of James Brown and later Hip-Hop artists. He is currently exploring the development of a James Brown Museum at Paine College to preserve his legacy. His recent travels to South Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific have laid the groundwork for continued research in liberation philosophies. He has earned degrees from Atlanta Christian College (A.B.), Georgia State University (M.A.), Emory University (M.T.S.), Drew University (M.Litt.), and The Union Institute & University (Ph.D.).

Linda Jolly 

ljolly@paine.edu | (706) 821-8329 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 412-E

Associate Professor of Psychology  |  Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Linda C. Jolly holds a BA degree from Howard University, MS degree from the University of Delaware (University Fellow), and PhD from United States International University, San Diego. Dr. Jolly’s area of concentration is clinical/existential/humanistic psychology. Her extensive experience in the field of psychology includes that of Chair, Human Services Department (Delaware Technical & Community College), Program Planning Specialist, with a focus on infant and child care programs (Delaware Division of Social Services), Director, East San Diego Community Center, private practice (Tressler Center of Delaware), and Mental Health Consultant (Operation Head Start). Her research interest focuses upon the cultural and formal psychotherapeutic support systems utilized by urban Black Americans. Dr. Jolly has held a number of administrative positions including Provost and Chief Academic Officer (Excelsior College); President, Washington, DC Campus ( American InterContinental University); Vice President for Community Development, (American InterContinental University, Atlanta); Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (Community College of Baltimore County); President, Howard Community College (Columbia, MD); President, Salem Community College (New Jersey); Vice President/Campus Director ( Delaware Technical & Community College); and Dean of Development (Delaware Technical & Community College).

Robert L. Jones 

rjones@paine.edu | (706) 821-8131 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 313-E

Assistant Professor of History  |  Department of Humanities

Robert Jones attended Paine College and obtained a B.A. in History in 1963. He continued his education with the aid of a Rockefellar Foundation Fellowship at Haverford College. He was then awarded a doctoral fellowship to attend the University of Michigan and has finished all doctoral work except for his dissertation. He is also the recipient of two Carnegie Foundation Fellowships for summer graduate study at both Harvard and Yale Universities. In addition to his educational pursuits, He has served his country as an infantryman in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. After his service, he returned to school obtaining a M.S. degree in European History from Texas A&M University. In addition to his tenure at Paine College, Mr. Jones has taught at Arkansas State University (15 years) in the Department of History.

Andre' Key 

akey@paine.edu | (706) 821-8249 | McGinnis Building, Room 1

Assistant Professor of History  |  Department of Humanities

Dr. Andre E. Key is an Assistant Professor of History at Paine College. He received his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in 2011. He also earned a M.A. degree in History from Chicago State University and a B.A. in History from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He has held a Graduate Research Fellowship at the Temple University Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought and Center for Afro-Jewish Studies where he developed and taught the nation’s first course in Afro-Jewish Studies. His work focuses on the historical development of Black Hebrew religion and Hebrew Israelite ethno-religious identity. He has submitted works for publication to the Journal of Pan African Studies, and is currently working on a full-length monograph on the core beliefs of Black Judaism.

Dongwook Kim 

dkim@paine.edu | (706) 396 8127 | Mary Helm Building, Room 303

Assistant Professor of Mathematics  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dongwook Kim is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Paine College. He holds the Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at New Jersey Institute of Technology, M.A in Mathematics from University of Georgia- Athens and B.S in Mathematics from Chung-Ang University, Korea. His research interests include the studies of Mathematical Biology, Computational Neuroscience and Pattern formation in ecology systems and Dynamical Systems. His research focuses mainly on the study of biophysical and dynamic mechanisms understanding the generation of rhythmic oscillatory activity in the brain, particularly in the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex.

Martin Kirby 

mkirby@paine.edu | (706) 821-8265 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 214

Professor of English  |  Department of Humanities

Dr. Martin Kirby holds a B.A. from Tulane University, M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He has published over 65 poems in various renowned literary magazines and served as a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Arkansas Democrat. Dr. Kirby’ has won awards in the poetry and non-fiction categories of the Porter Fleming Literary Competition.

William Lawless 

wlawless@paine.edu | (706) 821-8284 | Mary Helm Building, Room 316

Professor of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology / Professor of Social Sciences  |  School of Arts & Sciences

William Lawless is Professor of Mathematics and Psychology. Dr. Lawless has published over fifty book chapters and journal articles. He also is featured in more than 120 peer-reviewed conference publications. Dr. Lawless is a Professional Engineer (Mechanical & Nuclear Waste Management Engineer), senior member IEEE, and member of the European Trustnet Hazardous Decisions (2002-current). His past affiliations include DOE Mixed Wastes Tribal and Stakeholders (1995-6); DOE Nuclear Waste Management Whistleblower, 1983 (Lawless, 1985); Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board (1994-2000 and 2003-2007), SAB Co-Technical Lead Consolidated Incinerator Focus Group (2000-03); and SRS CAB Technical Advisory, 2009.

Thomas Lehman 

tlehman@paine.edu | (706) 821-8106 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 412-B

Assistant Professor of Sociology  |  Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Thomas Lehman received his PhD. from Florida State University, in August of 2008. His PhD. dissertation concerned school and school district interpretation of Social-Studies policy within the framework of state-standardized test preparations. Dr. Lehman earned his BA and MA in Sociology from Western Illinois University, in Macomb, Illinois.

Bibekanada Mohanty 

bmohanty@paine.edu | (706) 396 8124 | Mary Helm Building, Room 314

Associate Professor of Biology  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology


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Purna Mohanty 

pmohanty@paine.edu | (706) 821-8207 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 412

Professor of Sociology  |  Department of Social Sciences

Purna Mohanty received a Ph.D. and a post-doctoral certificate in Gerontology from the University of Georgia. Currently, he is a Professor and Coordinator of the Department of Sociology. He has been a longtime member of various organizations/agencies related to his discipline including the Gerontological Society. He has held offices, served as chair, organizer, and moderator of professional societies. He has presented papers and conducted workshops. He also serves on several advisory boards and task forces of various agencies including Georgia Governor’s Advisory Board and the American Sociological Association Teaching and Learning committee. He has been active in connecting sociology to community life and mentoring several young students in pursuing graduate studies.

Anthony Neal 

aneal@paine.edu | (706) 396-7106 | McGinnis Building, Room 7

Assistant Professor of Philosophy  |  Department of Humanities

Dr. Anthony Sean Neal completed his undergraduate degree in Religion and Philosophy at Morehouse College and a master of divinity from Mercer University, focusing in the areas of philosophical theology and political philosophy. Anthony took his doctorate from Clark Atlanta University in Humanities focusing his studies in African American philosophy and religion. His research interests lie in the history of philosophy, aesthetics, and political philosophy. His teaching interests are his research interests plus logic. Anthony prefers to be considered a humanistic philosopher that focuses on understanding personhood, human rights, and human potential.

Fidelia Nzeh 

fnzeh@paine.edu | (706) 396-8123 | Mary Helm Building, Room 307

Instructor  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Fidelia Nzeh is an Instructor of Computer Science. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Alabama A&M University, 1982), Masters of Business Administration (Alabama A&M University, 1984), and a Masters of Science in Computer Science (Clark Atlanta University, 1996). In addition to teaching lower and upper level courses in Computer Science, she is also pursing the Ph.D. degree in Information Systems.

Adeleri Onisegun 

aonisegun@paine.edu | (706) 821-8281 | Psychology Research Laboratory Building, Room 1

Associate Professor  |  Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Onisegun is a Clinical Psychologist with a long history in mental health beginning with training and experiences as a US Navy Hospital Corps/ Neuropsychiatric Technician. Her clinical experience includes appointments in child /adolescent psychiatry, community psychiatry and as Director/Neuro-Psychologist of the first Alzheimer’s Disease Research clinic focused on the Black community funded by Columbia University at Harlem Hospital in New York. Relocation to the South stimulated interest in mental health disparities, stigma, Black youth suicide, and prevention which later led her to be one of 12 U.S. psychologists selected to travel to The People’s Republic of China as a People to People Ambassador delegate. In 2005 she was awarded a W.K. Kellogg USC Public Health Partnership to Eliminate Health Disparities Research Fellowship for: “Adult Perceptions of Black Youth Psychopathology, Depression and Suicide: Implications for Juvenile Justice and Mental Health.” Dr. Onisegun has also conducted program evaluations, public school faculty trainings, and served as a grant reviewer for agencies including the US Department of Education, Reid House and most recently the UNCF-Special Programs CIPA/ NASA awards. Additionally, Dr. Onisegun holds various grant funded positions funded by organizations such as the Morehouse College HBCU Center for Excellence and the W. K. Kellogg as well as being active in the community and in professional organizations.

Raul Peters 

rpeters@paine.edu | (706) 821-8203 | Mary Helm Building, Room 317

Department Chair , Assistant Professor of Physics  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dr. Raul Peters is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Paine College in the Department of Mathematics, Sciences, and Technology. He holds the Ph.D. in Physics (Texas Christian University) and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics (Midwestern State University). Dr. Peters joined Paine College as a full time faculty member in Fall 2010. He is currently teaching College Physics I and Physical Science classes. His research interests include the studies of the Surface and Interface States in Nanoscale Electronic Materials, Packing and Holographic Spectroscopy.

Josue Sanchez 

jsanchez@paine.edu | (706) 821-8357 | Music Building

Assistant Professor of English  |  Department of Humanities

Dr. Josué Sánchez holds a B.A. and Certificate in Translation from Brigham Young University, a M.A. from the University of Texas (Austin), and a Ph.D. from the University of Mexico. An Assistant Professor, Sánchez’s primary area of research is the clash of cultures between Indoamericans and Europeans in the invasion of America. His forthcoming publication focuses on this research and will culminate in the book publication, The First Indoamerican Images of the Europeans in the Invasion of America. Dr. Sanchez has presented his research in a number of significant literary congresses and a variety of countries.

Elizabeth Siciliano 

bsiciliano@paine.edu | (706) 821-8220 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 214 A

Instructor of English  |  Department of Humanities

Beth Siciliano was a professional writer and magazine editor for many years before she became part of the Paine College faculty in 2008. For the four years before she joined the Humanities Division, she was the executive editor of Columbia County Magazine, a monthly lifestyle magazine noted for its stylish design and lively writing. Prior to that, for eighteen years she was the editor of the award-winning Augusta Magazine, which became the model for many city and regional magazines in the Southeast. At both magazines she oversaw editorial content, directed photography and design, and wrote an editor’s column as well as numerous features. She also worked with many of the region’s finest writers. In addition to magazines, she has worked in the fields of marketing, web design and advertising, and has been active in many area and regional organizations, including the Magazine Association of the Southeast, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Augusta Ballet, Leadership Augusta, and the Augusta Author’s Club. Beth attended the University of Georgia and received a BA in English from Augusta College; she holds an MA in fiction from Seton Hill University. She has studied journalism and had extensive training in magazine editing and design at conferences throughout the U.S., including those held by the Magazine Publishers of America, the American Society of Magazine Editors, Reader’s Digest, the City and Regional Magazine Association and the Magazine Association of Georgia. Her appreciation of the written word comes in part from her mother, novelist Louise Shivers, who is writer-in-residence at Augusta State University.

Srinivas Sonne 

ssonne@paine.edu | (706) 821-8313 | Mary Helm Building, Room 314

Assistant Professor of Biology  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology


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Marva Stewart 

mstewart@paine.edu | (706) 821-8208 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 313-A

Assistant Professor of English  |  Department of Humanities

Marva Stewart is an Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of English and Foreign Languages at Paine College in Augusta, GA. She holds the B.A. in English from Paine College in Augusta, GA and M.A. in English from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University). Professor Stewart was named a Teaching Fellow by the Council of Independent College Black Leadership Development Teaching Fellow and participated in a faculty exchange program at North Central College in Naperville Illinois. She also received a Fulbright-Hays Study Abroad Group Fellowship to Israel and Egypt in 1999. She is a columnist for the weekly African American paper, The MetroCourier, and writes the column “Think About It. Professor Stewart’s scholarly presentations include: “The Black Male: Still Victimized and Still Disenfranchised”; “Can’t We All Just Get Along”: Transcending Race, Culture, and Gender in Bebe Moore Campbell’s Brothers and Sisters: Implications for a Globalized Society”; and “The Global Laboratory: Innovative Learning/Teaching Concepts for HBCU’s.”

Gabriel Swenson 

gswenson@paine.edu | (706) 821 8227 | Mary Helm Building, Room 201

Assistant Professor of Biology  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology


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Ali Syed 

asyed@paine.edu

Associate Professor of Psychology  |  Department of Social Sciences


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Philip Thomas 

pthomas@paine.edu | (706) 821-8274 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 313

Professor of Sociology  |  Department of Social Sciences

Phillip Thomas is a Professor of Sociology at Paine College since 1976; Bachelor of Science Degree (1967) and Diploma in social services (D.S.S) (1968) from University of Kerala, India. Labor Welfare Officer (liaison Officer between the Management and the Labor) in a Government owned Plywood factory in India (1968-1969); Presented several sociological research papers and social stratification (caste system) and social mobility of India in the annual meetings of professional organizations such as Georgia Sociological Association, Southern Sociological Society and National Social Science Association, 1986- present; Principal Investigator (PI) for a U.S. Department of Education grant at Paine College ($230,000) - the Minority Science Improvement Grant (MSIP) (1988-1991); PhD from Emory University, 1983.

Lixin Wang 

lwang@paine.edu | (706) 396-8126 | Mary Helm Building, Room 304

Assistant Professor of Computer Science  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, M.S. in Computer Science from University of Houston – Clear Lake, M.S. in Applied Math from University of Houston, M.S. in Math from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and B.S. in Math from Hunan Normal University, Hunan, China. His research interests include Wireless Networking, and Algorithm Design and Analysis. In recent five years, Dr. Wang published papers in leading computer science journals such as IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications. He also published a number of papers on top computer science conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE MASS and ACM MOBIHOC.

R. Wayne Woodson 

rwoodson@paine.edu | (706) 821-8314 | Music Building, Room Studio 1

Interim Department Chair  |  Department of Humanities


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Sardar Yousufzai 

syousufzai@paine.edu | (706) 821-8261 | Mary Helm Building, Room 303

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Physics & Environmental Sciences  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dr. Sadar Y. Yousufzai is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. His educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1967; Agra University India), a Masters of Science in Microbiology (major) and Organic Chemistry (minor) in 1971 (Panthnagar University, India), a Masters of Philosophy in Biochemistry (1975; Aligarh University, India) and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1978; Aligar University, India). His research experience includes serving as a Post-Doctoral Fellow (Department of Physiology and Department of Nutrition, University of Wisconsin, 1978-1982), a Research Assistant Scientist (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical College of Georgia, 1982-1990), and an Assistant Professor (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical College of Georgia, 1991-2000).




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