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Qualified Faculty Table

Faculty Member Name

Highest Degree, Field, & University

Assignment: teaching, supervising, advising

*Faculty Rank

Scholarship and  Leadership in Professional Associations

Service: List up to 3 major contributions in the past 3 years

Teaching or Other Professional Experience in P-12 Schools

Christine Elizabeth Ambrose

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology



Adjunct Faculty

Facilitate the following TU GAPP Center grant funded research projects:

Old Thomasville City Cemetery & Thomasville Historic Districts Architecture.

Assistant Director of Thomas

University GAPP

(Geospatial Analysis,

 Planning and Preservation

Oversee TU GAPP Center/GIS Lab)

Mentor Lincoln High School in use of GPS (Global Positioning System) and GIS (Geographic Information System) for GA/FL Red Hills conservation Project.

Pauline Ash

ABD, Accounting, Business Administration, Tulane University



Assistant Professor

Conducted faculty training, developed student orientation on use of Blackboard,

Assisted in development and drafting of articulation agreement between TU and four other colleges.

Course developer for new business courses, and online courses and workshops for Thomas University and China campus.


TU Committees: Academic Council,

Speaker Elect for Faculty Senate,


Faculty Affairs,

Participated in mentoring business students, review of university curricula changes; help select Sigma Beta Delta members, honor students, and recruiting of students.

Drafted hosting contract and administered host service of Blackboard to local high school for 3 years.


Dede Avery

MA, in Psychology  emphasis in Clinical Psychology,

Fielding Graduate University



Adjunct Faculty

National Institute of Mental Health Grant-Assistant to Dr. Norman Poythress

Institutional Review Board Training Foundations

 Discussion and Panel

Member at Florida State University College of Medicine Tallahassee, Workshops: Florida State Hospital Continuing Education Seminar,  Capital Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association

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Elaine M. Barrett

MEd, Family and Consumer Science- Home Economics, Georgia College and State University



Adjunct Faculty 


Assistant Principal (5 years)


Teach Prep Grant,

School-to-Work Grant

29 years teaching in Middle and Secondary grades


Karl Barton

PhD Music,  Florida State University






Publication: “The Harmonica: An Instrument Beyond Expectations!”

Numerous Performances:Fridays at Noon Concerts Series, Thomasville Cultural Center, Churches, and Public events with TU Jazz Ensemble

Division chair of Humanities and Social Sciences

Board of Trustees-Thomasville Entertainment Foundation

Committees: Academic Council,

Faculty Senate Steering,

Faculty Senate General Education,  

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John Booth

MEd, Social Studies/Political Science, Valdosta State


Adjunct  Professor

GA Historic Trust Advisory Award Winner,

Teacher of the year 4 times, Star teacher 9 times, Fulbright Nomination 2 times, American History Teacher of the Year, Former Board member of Thomasville’s Music and drama Troupe,

Social Studies Department Head at Central High School

National Coaches Association Member, Governor’s Selection Committee for Governor’s honor program, GA council on Social Studies member.

9 years teaching at Valdosta High School, and 25 years at Thomas County Central High School


Karen Burgess

PhD, (in proc.) DNA & Immunology, University of Florida



Directing Field Lab Experiences

Assistant Professor

National Committee, ASCLS


Chair of Math and Science Asst. Professor of Clinical Lab Science

Committees: Academic Council

Faculty Senate

Academic Program Review

Advisory Committee (Clinical Lab Science)

Safety & Security/ADA/EPA

Also serve on Committees SWGTC

Allied Health Advisory to Thomas County High, and Mentor at Lanier County High, HIPPAA: Rules & regulations Presenter at Thomas county High, Career days workshops and mentor at seven SW GA & NW FL High Schools

Pamela Cloud

Education Specialist, Curriculum Administration, Nova Southeastern University


Adjunct Faculty

Middle School Team Leader for 12 years,

GPS Implementation,

Leadership Team for 5 years,

CRCT Item Review and Analysis for three years,    

Social Studies Department Chair for 7 years,  

10 years teaching middle school social studies


David Culbreth

MS, Business, Berry College



Adjunct Faculty

National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science


Academic Council

Safety & Security/ADA/EPA


23 years teaching gifted middle school math and science, high school economics. Thirty years teaching college economics, accounting, and management and banking courses.

Jeana French

PhD, Childhood Education, Florida State University





Conference Attendance (GACE, IRA, NAEYC), Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity, Advisory Board for the Florida State University

Presidents Strategic Planning Committee,

Student Affairs Committee,

President’s Scholarship Committee, Faculty Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness

Consultant:  Topics related to supervision and motivation and K-12 Reading Curriculum, “Cat in the Hat” reader in local schools, Tallahassee Democrat/WFSU Regional Spelling Bee Pronouncer


Lisa Gilligan

MEd, Reading Education, Valdosta State University




Adjunct Faculty

Georgia Leadership for School Improvement Initiative (7 years).


Several committees at middle school level.

15 years teaching in Georgia Middle Schools


Dale Graham

PhD, Educational Leadership, Florida State University


Associate Professor

Member of both National and Georgia council for Teachers of Mathematics, National Middle School Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Theta

Implemented the plan for the Scholars Academy for Thomasville, City Schools

2005 to Present Principal of Thomasville Scholars Academy

Jane H. Hankley

MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Commonwealth University


Advising Supervising


Coordinator of Field Experiences and Assessments

Mathematics Curriculum and Committee, Gifted Advisory Board, Presenter at workshops for teaching Mathematics to Elementary Students, Instructor for Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) for K-12 teacher re-certification courses

Coordinator, DOE Field Experiences and Assessment, TU Institutional Effectiveness Committee, Division of Education Committees: Advisory, Assessment Review, MGE Coordinator, Admission/Advising.

25 years teaching experience in Elementary Education K-5, Hanover County, Virginia

Jim Hodges

MA,  English,  Florida State University





Associate Professor

Redesigned and/or developed numerous English courses at T.U.

Committees: Webpage Advisory Group

Faculty Senate Steering,

General Education,

Division of Education: Assessment Review

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Eric Jakubowski

PhD, Instructional Systems Design, Florida State University



Adjunct Instructor

Voting Member: American Education Research Association, Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Society of Performance and Improvement, Phi Beta Kappa

Published: Summing a series by visualizing the structure of a square Prism

1 year teaching in Middle School. Moultrie, Georgia

Danáe Johnson

MS, Applied Social Science, Florida A&M University

Teaching Assessment

Director of Institutional Assessment

Member of Association for Institutional Research (AIR), Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR), Florida Association for Institutional Research (FAIR), and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) –Vice President,

Appointed as The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Florida Alliance Association’s Representative  for the Florida Tax Watch Cooperative Research Group

Currently Piloting a GED Preparation Curricula in Orange County (Orlando, Florida),

 Curricula Development Think-Tank Team Member for F.D.L.E.


Owner of Math247.Com – A Non-profit, Federally Funded, International Student Service Provider of Supplemental Educational Services for School Aged Students

Facilitator of Florida Department of Education funded Mentoring Grant and the City of Tallahassee Grant Hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs

Joan Kanan

MEd, Social Studies Florida State University


Adjunct Instructor

Florida Cabinet Aide,

President Leon Classroom Teachers Association

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6th grade language arts and social studies teacher

Susan Lynn

PhD., Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Carolina






50 refereed articles, 4 book chapters, and 1 book.  Presented at over 100 national, regional, and state Conferences. AAHPERD Scholar award, FSU Teaching Award

Chair, Division of Education,

Physical Activity Consultant, Head Start AAHPERD Publications Committee, Numerous Conference planning Committees

Nine years PK-12, Consultant, Teaching Excellence Program Brevard County, Florida, Numerous staff development sessions.

Terry Maul

MS, Motor Learning,

Florida State University




Assistant professor         

Two Journal Articles: “International Journal of Sport Psychology”, and “Perceptual and Motor Skills”

Athletic faculty representative, TU committees: Institutional Effectiveness,


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Carolyn McClenny

PhD, Reading and Language Arts Education




Assistant Professor

 “Unexpected Events and their Effect on Children’s Language.”  Child Language Teaching and Therapy. 


Phi Beta Kappa

American Association of Speech-Language Pathology


Division Chair of Develop-mental Education.

Committees: Academic Council,

Faculty Senate Steering,

Faculty Senate General Education.  

Reading tutor

Reading consultant

Rich McWilliam

MS,  Geology, University of Alabama



Associate Professor

Public geology tours of Providence Canyon State: Park 5 times a year for last 5 years for GA DNR,  Arranged for GIS Mapping by TU of Park, NASA Mapping of Park by TU Students using remote sensing data 

Coordinating and directing

Geology Field Experience

 (yearly in Nicaragua)

Committees:  Honor Council Investigator and Advisor, Sustainability Committee Sciences Content,  Safety & Security/ADA/EPA

Taught PSO classes in Geology four semesters at Thomas County Central High School.  Numerous presentations to local elementary school classes on geology and earth science.

Andrew Miller

PhD,  Biology,

University of Louisville




Associate Professor

Three publications in: Journal of Freshwater Ecology, Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, Endangered Species Research,  

Higgins’ Eye (Endangered Species of Freshwater Mussel) Recovery Team

Committees: Faculty Senate Arts & Sciences Content,

Faculty Senate General Education,


Institutional Effectiveness,

Make yearly presentations to local 7th grade science class.  Made presentations: to a High School English on H.D. Thoreau, and on environmental movement and resource sustainability.

Lisa Mitchell

MS, English Education Florida State University


Assistant Professor

Numerous theatrical productions with students, faculty, and community members

Academic Program Review

Webpage Advisory Group

Taught FL high schools (9-12 grades): 2 years in DeKalb County School System; 1 ½ years in Leon County School System,

April Penton

MEd, Early Childhood Education

Florida State University





Assistant Professor

Coca-Cola grant,  2 Pinecone Grants.

Chair of the TU Sustainability Committee

Counselor of Kappa Delta Pi, Honor Council, Steering Committee

Division of Education Committees: Program/Degree Coordinators, Admission/Advising,

24 years teacher and principal in elementary education.

Misty Penton

ABD, Anthropology University of Oregon




Founder, Advocacy Consortium for the Common Good (501c4) and Wildwood Preservation Society to Save Fred George Basin

Elected Supervisor and Chair of Leon County’s Conservation District (ORSWCD)

Bio-archaeologist and tribal member, Muskogee Nation of Florida

Vice President, Area 2, Association of Florida Conservation Districts

Director, TU Geospatial Analysis Planning and Preservation (GAPP) Center

Living History timeline for Thomas County and City of Thomasville students

Committees: Honor Council,


Arts and Sciences Content,

Development and implementation:  Thomas University Geospatial Analysis Planning and Preservation (GAPP) Center and  Natural and Cultural Resource Management (NCRM) program

Tours and lectures to Thomas County and Thomasville City Schools on the history of the SE and Thomas County.  Including Historic Living Timeline event, and Thomasville Old City Cemetery Talks/Tours

Marty Prine

MEd, EE 1-8, Valdosta State University




Adjunct Instructor

GAE and PAGE member for 30 years, Writer for Georgia CRCT Math Objectives, PEELS Assessor for National Centre for Special Education Research US Department of Education

Math contact staff leader for K-2


Facilitator for Project WILD and Project Learning Tree

30 years teaching P-12 and Hospital Homebound Teacher Thomas County, GA Schools.

Larry Rawlins

Educational Specialist, Administration and Supervision, NOVA University



Adjunct Instructor

10 years County School Superintendent in Georgia Schools


Division of Education  Committees: Advisory Committee, Field Experience Committee

9 years teaching Secondary School,

11 years Elementary/Middle School Principal,


Cathy Rosenberg

PhD, Reading, Education, Florida State University




Assistant Professor

Children’s Book Grant, Presenter  for  Elementary school staff development

Academic Program Review, Library Advisory Committee,

Division of Education

Committees: Program/Degree Coordinators, Admission/Advising,

30 years teaching elementary education

Laine Reichert

EdD, Curriculum and Instruction,

Valdosta State University


Adjunct Instructor

Presentations at Georgia Educational Research Association, National High School Association Conference. Memberships: ASCD, GASSP, PAGE, NASSP, GAEL.

Teacher of the Year, 2007, TCHS


Authored Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges school improvement reports

AVID, Director, TCSD

Adjunct, VSU


27 years teacher, assistant principal, district administrator.  Director,  Curriculum and Instruction, Thomas County Schools

Dixon Van Hook

Education Specialist,

Elementary Education, Middle Grades LA and SS,

Georgia Southwestern University


Adjunct Instructor

Master Teacher 2006-2011

Delta Kappa Gamma Society



Math Coach

30 years in Bainbridge and Thomas County Schools, Ga. and Havana and Quincy, Florida.

Gale Whitehurst

MAT, History and Education,

 Rollins College  




Completed several training courses while working at TU full time

Volunteer  lower core student advising,

Committees: General Education,

Academic Council

Arts and Sciences Content,


Honor Council

English 101 and 102 (freshman composition) and Speech to high school students in the Accel program at TU.

Bonnie Woodbery

PhD, Literature, Florida State University




Assistant Professor

NEH Seminar for College Professors,

Publications Book: Co-authored, “Southern Women Writers.”

The Mad Body as the Text of Culture in the Writings of Mary Lamb”

Senior Thesis Director for seniors majoring in:



Interdisciplinary Studies

Committees: Faculty Affairs(secretary), Communications, Promotions


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Jodi Yambor

PhD, Sport Psychology,

Florida State University




USAC Olympic Registry in Sports Psychology

Track and Field Sport Psychology Committee

Member and Certified Consultant for AAASP, Sport Psychology Consultant for Florida State University Athletic Department,

Interviewed about applied Sport psychology Techniques for Cheerleading Magazine

Advisor for Alpha Chi and Psi Chi,

Committees:  Faculty Affairs-Chair,

Arts and Sciences Content,

Faculty Promotion

Presenter at Self Awareness for Practitioners AAASP National Conference

Counsels high school athletes.

Jack Zito

PhD, Mathematics Education, Berne International University




Assistant Professor

Created the Galileo Room at TU, six articles published on probability, presentations GATE Conference, Member of GA PSC Committee.

Safety & Security/ADA/EPA and  Sustainability Committees.

34 years teaching in  P-12 Schools, Teacher of the Year three times, Coach of the Year twice,  Evaluation committee for FL Council of Independent Schools

*Tenure Status N/A


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