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University Senate honors outstanding faculty and recognizes retirees

At the University Assembly on April 14, the University Senate recognized the following outstanding faculty members from each college.

College of Allied Health Sciences

Kathleen M. Hernlen, MBA, RRT, Associate Professor and Director of Admissions

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Seretha Williams, PhD, Professor, English and Foreign Languages

Hull College of Business

Michael Dugan, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Accounting

Dental College of Georgia

Mario Romero, DDS, Assistant Professor, Oral Rehabilitation

College of Education

Megan Buning, PhD, Assistant Professor, Educational Research, Department of Counselor Education, Leadership, and Research

The Graduate School

Nita Maihle, PhD, Cancer Center, Associate Director for Education

University Libraries

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Professor Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

College of Nursing

Autumn Schumacher, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing in the College of Nursing and College of Graduate Studies

College of Science and Mathematics

Chad Stephens, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Medical College of Georgia

Carlos Isales, MD


At the same assembly, the University Senate recognized the following retirees:

Medical College of Georgia

James Corley, MS, Associate Professor, Clinical Expertise, Nuclear Pharmacist.

Dr. Ferdane Kutlar, Professor of Medicine, Section of Hematology Oncology Director of the Sickle Cell Center’s Titus HJ Huisman Hemoglobinopathy Laboratory

Dr. Stewart Shevitz, Professor of Psychiatric, Director of Psychiatric Education and Training, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Fourth Year Class

Dr. Pamela Fall, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, Transplantation & Hypertension, Director of Student Education, Department of Medicine

Dr. Dennis L. Murray, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Medical Director, CHOG, Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease

Dr. Paul D. Forney, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Eugene Murdock, Jr., MSN, Instructor of Anesthesiology

Dr. Raymond Corpe, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Andrew Mellor, Professor of Medicine, Co-Leader, Cancer Immunology, Inflammation & Tolerance Program

Dr. Shirley Redd, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Dr. William Phillips, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

College of Allied Health Sciences

Dr. Scott Hasson, Chair and Professor, Physical Therapy

Dr. Arthur Taft, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Respiratory Therapy

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Linda L. Banister, Professor of Music – Voice, Diction

Dr. Randall Miller, Associate Professor

Hull College of Business

Dr. Barbara Coleman, Professor of Marketing

College of Education

Dr. Samuel Hardy, III, Associate Professor

Dr. Emamuddin Hoosain, Professor

Dental College of Georgia

Dr. Patrick Basquill, Assistant Professor, Periodontics

Dr. Livingston Smith, Assistant Professor

Dr. Ulf Me Wikesjo, Professor, Periodontics and Oral Biology

Dr. John Mackert, Jr., Professor, Oral Rehabilitation

College of Nursing

Dr. Marlene Rosenkoetter, Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

College of Science and Mathematics

Dr. Verna Diver, Lecturer

Dr. Cornelius Stallman, Associate Professor


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