College of Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Elizabeth Amato
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Specializations: American Politics, Political Theory

  (704) 406-4466

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Dr. Ken Baker

B.A., Central Wesleyan College; M.A., Furman University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

  (704) 406-4481

Content Most Often Taught: Supervision of Student Teachers, Teaching Methodology, Adapted Physical Education, Research, Administration

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Robert Bass, PhD

117 Withrow Hall
  (704) 406-4432

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Tanja Bechtler
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Cello, String Pedagogy, Cello Literature, GWU Faculty String Quartet 
B.M. North Carolina School for the Arts 
M.M. Manhattan School of Music 
Cellist, Charlotte Symphony, NC., 
Performances with major symphonies all over the U.S 
CEO and Performer, Bechtler Recital Series 

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Susan Calisle Bell 
Professor of Art 
Area: Art Survey, Art Education, Painting 
Office: 704-406-4473

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Elizabeth Bennett
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Piano, Organ, Theory 
B.C.M., Furman University 
M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Dr. Don Berry
Professor of Religious Studies

  (704) 406-3840

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Kyrin Billinsky
Adjunct Theatre Arts Instructor

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Dr. Kent Blevins
Professor of Religious Studies

  (704) 406-4458

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Monica Boboc
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Violin, GWU Faculty String Quartet 
B.M., Bucharest Music Conservatory (Romania) 
Performance Certificate (Chamber Music)-UW-Milwaukee 
M.M., Northern Illinois University 
Performance Certificate (Chamber Music)-Northern Illinois University 
First Violin, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra 
First Violin, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra 
Second Violin, Dark Horse String Quartet 
Winner of Numerous International Prizes in Chamber Music

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Dr. Frank A. Bonner
President of the University
  (704) 406-4236
Address: P.O. Box 987
Office: Webb Hall

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Dr. Nancy Rogers Bottoms
Assistant Professor, Departments of English and Fine Arts
  (704) 406-3905
Address: P.O. Box 7341
Office: Craig Hall 206-A

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Dr. Nancy Bottoms 
Associate Professor of Art History 
B.A., Emory University 
M.A., Gardner-Webb University 
Ph. D., Union Institute and University

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Amanda Bridges
Instructor; Coordinator - Graphic Design

108 Communication Studies Hall
  (704) 406-2137

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Dr. Benjamin Brooks
Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences
Associate Professor of Chemistry

GLC 202
  (704) 406-4387

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Jennifer Buckner
Assistant Professor
Director of the Writing Center
  (704) 406-4394
Address: P.O. Box 7265
Office: Craig 109

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Rosalind Buda
Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.M., University of Iowa
M.M., New England Conservatory

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Bob Campbell
Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.M., NC School of the Arts 
Principal Horn-Greensboro Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, 
Carolina Brass, Summit Recording Artist

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Dr. David Campbell
Assistant Professor of Paleontology 

Withrow 201
  (704) 406-4367

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Louise Campbell
Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.M., NC School of the Arts 
Assistant Principal Viola, Winston-Salem Symphony
Performances also with Greensboro Symphony, North Carolina Symphony

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Dr. Lisa Cantrell
Adjunct Instructor
  (704) 406-2310
Office: Craig 108E

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Dr. Bob Carey
Department Chair; Coordinator - Photojournalism

112 Communication Studies Hall
  (704) 406-3803
Dr. Carey's Website
Dr. Carey's Blog

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Dr. Cathleen J. Ciesielski
Associate Professor of Biology

GLC 111
 (704) 406-2141

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Ben Coates
Instructor of Spanish

  (704) 406-3991

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Mark Cole
Assistant Professor of Music

Music Education, Marching and Pep Bands, Percussion 
B.M., University of Central Florida 
M.M., Florida State University
Ph.D. University of South Florida 
U.S. Naval Academy Band, U.S. Navy Band

Dr. Joe Collins
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

  (704) 406-4459

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Dr. Tamara Cox
Professor of French

  (704) 406-4499

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Dr. Christopher V. Davis
Associate Professor
Faculty Editor, Broad River Review
  (704) 406-3224
Address: P.O. Box 7224
Office: Craig 101

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Lynn Dey
Instructor of American Sign Language

  (704) 407-1723

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Rick Dior
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Sound Recording 
B.M., Manhattan School of Music 
Fred Hinger/Joe Morello Student 
Percussion, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra 
Owner, Acoustic Barn Studios 
Performed w/ James Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Bobby McFerrin, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Marvin Hamlisch, and many more.

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Dr. Cheryl Duffus
Assistant Professor
  (704) 406-4409
Address: P.O. Box 7266
Office: Craig 206-B

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Matt Duffus
Adjunct Instructor
  (704) 406-4409
Office: Craig 206B

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Dr. Stefka Eddins
Associate Professor of Chemistry

GLC 201
  (704) 406-4386

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Dr. Donna Ellington
Professor of History

Specializations: Medieval Europe, Women's History, History of Britain

  (704) 406-4467

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Dr. Paul Etter
Professor of Music

Director of Choral Activities/Coordinator of Sacred Music, Choirs, Handbells 
B.M., Southwest Baptist University 
M.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 
Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Sue Fair
Theatre Arts Instructor and Theatrical Designer
  (704) 406-2777

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Amy Franklin
Secretary to the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy

  (704) 406-4460

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Jondra Harmon
Instructor of Music

Voice, Opera, Vocal Pedagogy 
B.M., Gardner-Webb University
M.M., Peabody Conservatory 
D.M.A, Candidate, University of Kentucky

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Dr. Shana V. Hartman
Assistant Professor
  (704) 406-4482
Address: P.O. Box 7222
Office: Craig 106-C

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Dr. Mary High
Associate Professor of American Sign Language

  (704) 406-4418

Dr. Perry Hildreth
Professor of Philosophy

  (704) 406-4112

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Debbie Hill
Departmental Secretary

  (704) 406-3035

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Dr. June Hadden Hobbs
Director of Undergraduate Research
  (704) 406-4412
Address: P.O. Box 7232
Office: Craig Hall 205

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Richard Horsley
Technical Director
  (704) 406-3892

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Mrs. Tammy Hoyle
Assistant Professor
Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Coordinator, Secondary Math Education Program

110A Withrow Hall
  (704) 406-4431

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Tim Hudson
Assistant Professor of Music

Trumpet, Brass Chamber Music 
B.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
M.M., New England Conservatory 
Performer Diploma, Indiana University (Honor Graduate) 
Trumpet and CEO, Carolina Brass Quintet 
Summit Recording Artist 
Yamaha Performing Artist

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Mr. Jim Johnson
Assistant Professor

115 Withrow Hall
  (704) 406-4428

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Dr. Thomas Jones
Associate Dean - Honors Program
Professor of Biology

Withrow 112
  (704) 406-4369

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Dr. David N. Judge
Associate Professor of Biology

Withrow 202
  (704) 406-4368

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Beth Knotts
Adjuct Professor of Art 
B.A., University of Illinois Springfield 
Studies in Lacoste Program, Cleveland Art Institute 
Painting and Printmaking, Art Institute of Chicago 
B.F.A., University of Illinois 
M.F.A., East Carolina University 

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J Doug Knotts
Professor of Art
Chair Department of Visual Art 
Area: Ceramics and Sculpture 
Office: (704) 406-3812 

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Mrs. Ashley Koch

Withrow 105
  (704) 406-3039
Fax: (704) 406-3917

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Dr. Janet S. Land
(704) 406-4410
Address: P.O. Box 7225
Office: Craig 203

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Jim Lawrence
Professor; Coordinator - Video and Film

114 Communication Studies Hall
  (704) 406-4391

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Lisa Luedeman
Instructor; Coordinator - Public Relations

121 Communication Studies Hall
  (704) 406-2055

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Calin Lupanu
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Violin, GWU Faculty String Quartet-in-Residence
B.M., Bucharest Music Conservatory (Romania) 
Performance Certificate in Chamber Music - UW-Milwaukee 
M.M., Northern Illinois University 
Performance Certificate in Chamber Music - Northern Illinois University 
Concertmaster, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra 
Concertmaster, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra 
First Violin, Dark Horse String Quartet

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Sivan Magen
Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.M., The Julliard School 
M.M., The Julliard School

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Mrs. Susan Manahan
Director of Community Engagement
Associate Professor of Biology

GLC 204
  (704) 406-4370

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Megan McCauley
Assistant Professor of Music

Voice, Vocal Diction, Music Survey, Musical Theatre  
B.M. Bob Jones University 
M.M. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
D.M.A. University of Kentucky

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Dr. Charles Moore
Professor of Spanish

  (704) 406-4416

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Dr. Joseph Moore
Assistant Professor of History

Specializations: Early America, African American History, Atlantic World

  (704) 406-4468

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Robert Moore
Instructor in American Sign Language

  (704) 406-4472

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Mrs. Teralea Moore
Mathematics Instructor

110B Withrow Hall
  (704) 406-4477

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Bruce Moser
Assistant Professor of Music

Piano, Piano Pedagogy and Literature, Music History, Music Theory
B.m., B.S. Stetson University 
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
D.M.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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Dr. Robert Munoz
Professor of Sociology

Specializations: Economic Development, Socio-Economics of Rural America

  (704) 406-4470

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Kim Murray
Fine Arts Secretary 

A.A. Isothermal Community College

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Dr. Mirek Mystkowski, PhD
Associate Professor

119 Withrow Hall
  (704) 406-4429

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Abby L. Nance
  (704) 406-3956
Address: P.O. Box 7241
Office: Craig 109

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Dr. Chris Nelson
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
  (704) 406-2355

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Eric Newton
Instructor, Athletic Training Clinical Coordinator

B.S. Bridgewater College- Bridgewater, VA
MSEd. Old Dominion University- Norfolk, VA 

  (704) 406-2352

Content Most Often Taught: Athletic Training, Dimensions of Personal Health

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Dr. Don Olive
Associate Professor of Physics

GLC 116
  (704) 406-3804

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Morgan Osburn
Adjunct Instructor
  (704) 406-2310
Office: Craig 108E

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Dr. Joseph Oyugi
Assistant Professor of Biology

  (704) 406-2411

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Dr. Lorene Pagcaliwagan
Associate Professor of French and Spanish

  (704) 406-4371

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Dr. David R. Parker
Professor and Department Chair
  (704) 406-4413
Address: P.O. Box 7323
Office: Craig 106-D

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Janey Pease
Adjunct Instructor of Music

B.M., Biola University 
M.E., University of Arkansas 
M.M. In Progress, Appalachian State University

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Dr. Teresa Phillips
Assistant Professor of Spanish

  (704) 406-3223

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Jason Pickard
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Guitar, Guitar Ensemble 
B.M. East Carolina University 
M.M. East Carolina University 
Guitar Maker, Pickard Guitars

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Piotr Swic
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Viola, GWU Faculty String Quartet 
B.M., Szymanowski Music School 
M.M., F. Chopin Academy of Music 
Violist, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

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Dr. Olga Poliakova, PhD

107 Withrow Hall
  (704) 406-4430

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Dr. Paula Qualls
Professor of Religious Studies

  (704) 406-4462

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Sara McNeely

B.S., M.A., Gardner-Webb University; Ed. S., Converse College

  (704) 406-4423

Content Most Often Taught: Health Education for Elementary Educators

Dr. Scott Shauf
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

  (704) 406-2140

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Candace Schmidt
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Oboe, English Horn 
B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.M., Appalachian State University

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Morgan Soja
Instructor of Music

Music Technology, Music Education
B.M. Bowling Green State University
M.M. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Dr. Shonna Snyder
Associate Professor

B.S., Wilmington College; M.Ed., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Purdue University

  (704) 406-2142

Content Most Often Taught: Health Education, Wellness

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Paula Spangler 
Assistant Professor of Art 
Gallery Director, Gardner Webb University 
Area: 2-Dimensional Design, Drawing 
Office: 704-406-4392

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Dr. Patricia Sparti
Professor of Music

Chair, Department of Music 
Orchestra, Theory, Conducting, Music Business, Musical Theatre 
B.M., University of Miami (FL) 
M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University 
D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University 
Additional Studies, Westminster Choir College

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John P. Spuller
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Double Bass
B.M., North Carolina School of the Arts 
Principal Double Bassist, Greensboro Symphony
Orchestra, Carolina Chamber Symphony
Section Double Bass, Winston-Salem Symphony
Extra Bassist, North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony

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Annette Spurling

110 Communication Studies Hall
  (704) 406-4372

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Ms. Annette Spurling
Secretary to the Department of Social Sciences

  (704) 406-4372

Dr. Eddie Stepp
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

  (704) 406-3269

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Samuel Stowe
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Flute, Flute Choir, Woodwind Choir, Music Survey 
B. M., Illinois Wesleyan University 
M.M., Appalachian State University 
Principal Flute, Charlotte Civic Orchestra

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Dr. Shea Stuart
Assistant Professor
  (704) 406-4414
Address: P.O. Box 7213
Office: Craig 202-A

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C. Oland Summers
Professor Emeritus of Music

Music Education, Instrumental Music, Bassoon, Trombone, Euphonium
B.A., Indiana State University-Terre Haute
M.A., Indiana State University-Terre Haute
Ed.S., Ball State University
D.A., Ball State University
Additional Studies, Eastman School of Music

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Dr. Dianne Sykes

Associate Professor of Sociology
Specializations: Multicultural Education, Social Concepts

  (704) 406-3915

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Jim Thomas
Dean of the School of Performing and Visual Arts
Professor of Theatre Arts
  (704) 406-4362

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Sarah Thomas
Adjunct Instructor
 (704) 406-3149
Office: Craig 203A

Dr. Venita Totten
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Withrow 121
  (704) 406-3246

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Dr. Timothy Vanderburg
Department Chair, Associate Professor of History

Specializations: The New South, American Civil War, Industrialization

  (704) 406-4469

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Dr. Deborah Ware
Associate Professor

B.S., East Stroudsburg; M.A.T., Livingston University; Ed.D., University of Central Florida

  (704) 406-4419

Content Most Often Taught: First Aid/CPR, Health Education, Dimensions of Personal Health, Sport Science

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Joseph Webb
Professor; Coordinator - Speech

102B Communication Studies Hall
  (704) 406-3201
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Wally West
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Jazz Collective, Jazz Improvisation 
B.M., Berklee College of Music
M.A., Berklee College of Music
Graduate Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Performances with Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Marvin Hamlisch, Temptations, Branford Marsalis, and Tony Bennett 

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Matt Whitfield
Professor of Music

Composition, Theory, Symphonic Band, 
Clarinet, Saxophone
B.M.E., Murray State University 
M.M., The University of Alabama 
D.M.A., The University of Alabama

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Dr. Ron Williams
Professor of Religious Studies

  (704) 406-3936

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Jason Willis
Assistant Professor

104 Withrow Hall
  (704) 406-3036

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Debbie Hill
Administrative Assistant
  (704) 406-4411
Office: Craig Hall 204

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David Wulfeck
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba 
B.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.M., The University of Northern Colorado
Trombone, Carolina Brass, North Carolina Opera

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Dr. David Yelton

Professor of History
Specializations: Modern Germany, Second World War

  (704) 406-4471

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Dr. Timothy Zehnder
Professor of Biology

GLC 112
  (704) 406-3908

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Mr. Jay Zimmer
Instructor of Biology

GLC 115
  (704) 406-2303

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