The Faculty, 2022-2023

Academic year of appointment to faculty is indicated in parentheses after each name.

J. David Alvis (2009)
Associate Professor
BA, MA, University of Dallas; PhD, Fordham University

A. K. Anderson (2000)
Professor
BA, Wofford College; MDiv, Yale University; PhD, Graduate Theological Union

Aikaterini Andrews (2000)
Associate Professor
BS, American College of Greece; MBA, Delaware State University; PhD, Clemson University

Caleb A. Arrington (2001)
Professor
BS, University of Richmond; PhD, University of Utah

Stefanie H. Baker (2008)
Professor
BS, Clemson University; MS, North Carolina State University; PhD, Clemson University

Colleen M. Ballance (2005)
Associate Professor
BFA, Tulane University; MFA, Brandeis University

Kenneth J. Banks (2009)
Associate Professor
BA, Concordia University; MA, PhD, Queens University

Laura H. Barbas-Rhoden (2000)
Professor
BA, University of Georgia; MA, PhD, Tulane University

Solmaz Bastani (2022)
Assistant Professor
BS, Shahid Beheshti University; MS, Iran University of Science & Technology; PhD, Oklahoma State University

James T. Bednar (2009)
Associate Professor
BA, Hanover College; MA, Kent State University; PhD, Vanderbilt University

Jenny J. Bem (2008)
Associate Professor
BSBA, MS, Appalachian State University

Timothy A. Bersak (2015)
Associate Professor
BA, BS, Boston University; MA, PhD, Clemson University

Camille L. Bethea (2003)
Professor
BA, Wofford College; MA, Vanderbilt University; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kara L. Bopp (2005)
Professor
BA, Hamilton College; MA, New York University; PhD, Syracuse University

Heidi E. Bostic (2013)
Associate Professor
BA, BS, Wofford College; PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jennifer L. Bradham (2020)
Assistant Professor
BA, College of Charleston; MS, University of California at Santa Barbara; PhD, Vanderbilt University

Peter K. Brewitt (2014)
Associate Professor
BA, Dartmouth College; MA, PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz

Mark S. Byrnes (2001)
Professor
BA, Lafayette College; MA, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Maria Begona Caballero Garcia (2006)
Associate Professor
BA, Universidad de Extremandura; MA, Western Michigan University; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Crystal C. Carr (2022)
Assistant Professor
BS, Tuskegee University; MS, PhD, University of Michigan

Benjamin J. Cartwright (2013)
Associate Professor
BS, Messiah College; MS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Matthew E. Cathey (2004)
Professor
BA, University of the South; PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; MS, Texas A&M University

Anne J. Catlla (2008)
Associate Professor
BS, MA, University of Kansas; MS, PhD, Northwestern University

Alan D. Chalmers (2005)
Professor
BA, MA, University of Sheffield; PhD, University of Southern California

Beau M. Christ (2016)
Assistant Professor
BS, Doane College; PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Deidra A. Coleman (2017)
Associate Professor
BS, Shaw University; MA, PhD, North Carolina State University

Lori Cruze (2015)
Associate Professor
BS, University of Tennessee; PhD, University of Florida

G. R. Davis (1993)
Dr. and Mrs. Larry Hearn McCalla Professor
Professor
BS, Campbell University; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jonathan G. Davis (2022)
Assistant Professor
BS, Mississippi State University; MS, Nicholls State University; PhD, Tennessee Technological University

Zachary S. Davis (2017)
Associate Professor
BS, Erskine College; PhD, Purdue University

Daniel J. Day (2011)
Associate Professor
BA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; MFA, Southern Methodist University

William E. DeMars (2001)
Professor
BA, Creighton University; MA, PhD, University of Notre Dame

Christine S. Dinkins (2002)
Keenan Professor
Professor
BA, Wake Forest University; MA, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Courtney M. Dorroll (2013)
Associate Professor
BA, Purdue University; MA, Indiana University; PhD, University of Arizona

Philip C. Dorroll (2013)
Associate Professor
BA, Purdue University; MA, Indiana University; PhD, Emory University

Allison C. Douglass (2022)
Assistant Professor
BA, Vasser College; MA, Midwestern State University; MPhil, PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York

David S. Efurd (2010)
Associate Professor
BFA, Cornell University; MA, University of Georgia; PhD, Ohio State University

Diane S. Farley (2013)
Associate Professor
BA, Wofford College; MAcc, University of South Carolina

Maya M. Fein (2020)
Assistant Professor
BS, BFA, Southern Oregon University; MFA, Northwestern University

Mark A. Ferguson (2003)
T. R. Garrison Chair of the Humanities
Professor
BA, Wofford College; MA, PhD, Washington University

Rebecca M. Forstater (2022)
Assistant Professor
BFA, James Madison University; MFA, Syracuse University

John K. Fort (2002)
Associate Professor
BA, Wofford College; JD, Samford University

Cynthia T. Fowler (2003)
Associate Professor
BA, MA, University of Georgia; PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Jocelyn A. Franklin (2021)
Assistant Professor
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA, PhD, University of Colorado

Aaron L. Garrett (2017)
Associate Professor
BS, Jacksonville State University; MS, Jacksonville State University; PhD, Auburn University

Victoria J. Gilbert (2021)
Assistant Professor
BA, Tufts University; MA, Northeastern University; PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Lillian E. Gonzalez (2001)
Professor
BA, Wofford College; MPA, Clemson University

Karen H. Goodchild (1999)
Chapman Professor in the Humanities
Professor
BA, University of Georgia; MA, PhD, University Of Virginia

Natalie S. Grinnell (1997)
Reeves Family Professor
Professor
BA, Tulane University; MA, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

Rachel E. Grotheer (2020)
Assistant Professor
BA, Denison University; MS, PhD, Clemson University

Kimberly A. Hall (2015)
Associate Professor
BA, George Mason University; MA, Georgetown University; PhD, University of California, Riverside

Alysa M. Handelsman (2018)
Assistant Professor
BA, Northwestern University; MA, PhD, University of Michigan

Aaron R. Harp (2020)
Assistant Professor
BMus, Ouachita Baptist University; MMus, University of North Texas; DMA, University of Colorado

Bria N. Harper (2021)
Assistant Professor
BA, MA, University of Alabama; PhD, Michigan State University

Robert J. Harris (2022)
Assistant Professor
BA, BS, Wofford College; PhD, Duke University

Jeremy E. Henkel (2011)
Associate Professor
BA, Whitman College; MA, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Stacey R. Hettes (2003)
Professor
BS, King's College; PhD, University of California, Riverside

Jameica B. Hill (1993)
Professor
BS, Wofford College; PhD, Clemson University

Dane C. Hilton (2021)
Assistant Professor
BS, MA, Appalachian State; PhD, University of Alabama

Sally A. Hitchmough (1996)
Professor
MA, PhD, University of Southern California

Robert C. Jeffrey (1999)
Professor
BA, Indiana University; MA, PhD, University of Dallas

Christina B. Johnson (2015)
Senior Instructor
BA, Wofford College; MEd, EdS, Converse College

Ryan A. Johnson (2009)
Associate Professor
BSBA, MS, Appalachian State University; PhD, University of South Carolina; PhD, Rhodes University

Katherine J. Jones (2006)
Professor
BA, Davidson College; MA, PhD, University of Chicago

Li Qing Kinnison (2004)
Peacock Professor of Chinese
Professor
PhD, Michigan State University

Charlotte A. Knotts-Zides (1999)
Professor
BA, Guilford College; MS, PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Kirsten A. Krick-Aigner (1997)
Professor
BSLA, Georgetown University; MA, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

David I. Kusher (1996)
Professor
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, San Francisco State University; PhD, University of Georgia

Dresden N. Lackey (2021)
Assistant Professor
BA, Appalachian State University; MS, University of Baltimore; PhD, Georgia State University

Eun-Sun Lee (2004)
Professor
DMA, University of Southern California

Rhiannon A. Leebrick (2016)
Assistant Professor
BA, Hollins University; MA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; PhD, University of Tennessee

John C. Lefebvre (1999)
Professor
BA, McGill University; PhD, Duke University

Ingrid E. Lilly (2020)
Assistant Professor
BS, Gordon College; MAR, Yale Divinity School; PhD, Emory University

Rickey H. Madden (2009)
Associate Professor
BS, Erskine College; MBA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; PhD, University of Georgia

Carolyn M. Martsberger (2016)
Associate Professor
BS, College of the Holy Cross; MS, PhD, Duke University

Daniel B. Mathewson (2004)
Professor
BA, Messiah College; MTS, Duke University; PhD, Emory University

Amanda L. Matousek (2014)
Associate Professor
BA, BS, MA, University of Akron; PhD, Ohio State University

John R. McArthur (1990)
Reeves Family Professor
Professor
BS, MS, Montana State University; PHD, Claremont Graduate School

W. Gary McCraw (1982)
Professor
BS, Wofford College; MM, University of South Carolina

Dawn E. McQuiston (2013)
Professor
BS, Eastern New Mexico University; MA, PhD, University of Texas at El Paso

Stephen A. Michelman (1996)
Professor
AB, Vassar College; MA, PhD, Suny Center Stony Brook

Geoffrey C. Mitchell (2015)
Associate Professor
BS, Furman University; PhD, University of Arizona

John F. Moeller (2007)
Professor
BA, University of California, San Diego; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Jeremy S. Morris (2017)
Assistant Professor
BS, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; PhD, University of Utah

Robert E. Moss (1992)
Dr. and Mrs. Larry Hearn McCalla Professor
Professor
BA, University of Pennsylvania; PhD, Harvard University

Youness Mountaki (2017)
Assistant Professor
BA, Hassan 2 University of Arts & Human Sciences; MEd, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania; PhD, University of Florida

James R. Neighbors (2003)
Professor
BA, University of Washington; MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Britton W. Newman (2012)
Associate Professor
BA, University of South Carolina; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cecile M. Nowatka (1999)
Professor
BA, University of Virginia; MA, College of William and Mary; PhD, University of Kentucky

Patricia G. Nuriel (2008)
Associate Professor
BA, MA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; PhD, Arizona State University

Amanda M. Olsen (2022)
Assistant Professor
BS, LaGrange College; MS, Kaplan University; PhD, University of Tennessee

Brian J. Pigott (2014)
Associate Professor
BS, University of Calgary; MS, PhD, University of Toronto

David W. Pittman (2001)
Professor
BS, Wofford College; MS, PhD, Florida State University

Katharine H. Putney (2018)
Assistant Professor
BA, Earlham College; PhD, University of Georgia

Ramin Radfar (2001)
Professor
BS, Isfahan University; PhD, University of South Carolina

Tracy J. Revels (1991)
Professor
BA, MA, PhD, Florida State University

Sheri A. Reynolds (2022)
John C. Cobb Professor of Humanities
Professor
BA, Davidson College; MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University

William Eddie Richardson (2002)
Professor
BS, Belmont University; MBE, Middle Tennessee State University; PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Anne B. Rodrick (2000)
Reeves Family Professor
Professor
BA, Northwestern University; PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Kimberly A. Rostan (2008)
Associate Professor
BA, Duke University; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

G. Mackay Salley (2002)
Professor
BS, Wofford College; PhD, University of Georgia

N. Russell Sandifer (2022)
Assistant Professor
BA, BS, Wofford College; MBA, University of South Carolina - Columbia; PhD, University of Florida

Kaye S. Savage (2009)
Professor
BA, Pomona College; BS, Portland State Universty; PhD, Stanford University

Catherine L. Schmitz (2002)
Professor
MA, University of Paris - Nanterre; MA, PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington

Timothy J. Schmitz (2000)
Professor
BA, University of Illinois; MA, PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington

Grace E. Schwartz (2020)
Assistant Professor
BA, BS, Virginia Commonwealth University; PhD, Duke University

Jessica M. Scott-Felder (2016)
Assistant Professor
BA, Spelman College; MFA, Georgia State University

Julie Sexeny (2008)
Associate Professor
BA, Barnard College; MFA, Columbia University; PhD, Emory University

Charles F. Smith (2009)
Associate Professor
BS, University of South Carolina; PhD, University of Connecticut

Joseph A. Spivey (2008)
Associate Professor
AA, BS, Emory University; MS, PhD, Duke University

Natalie W. Spivey (2009)
Associate Professor
AA, BS, Emory University; PhD, Duke University

Patrick M. Stanton (2019)
Assistant Professor
BS, Mississippi College; MBA, PhD, Louisiana Tech University

Katherine R. Steinmetz (2012)
Associate Professor
BS, Allegheny College; MA, PhD, Boston College

James A. Stevens (2020)
Assistant Professor
BS, University of Virginia; PhD, University of Georgia

Amy H. Sweitzer (2005)
Associate Professor
BA, College of William and Mary; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Philip G. Swicegood (2005)
R. Michael James Family Professor
Professor
BS, Liberty University; MBA, The University of Texas at Austin; PhD, Florida State University

Amy L. Telligman (2016)
Assistant Professor
BS, Presbyterian College; MS, University of Georgia; PhD, University of Colorado

Timothy D. Terrell (2000)
T. B. Stackhouse Professor
Professor
BS, MA, Clemson University; PhD, Auburn University

Jessica Tomkins (2021)
Assistant Professor
BA, University College London; MSt, University of Oxford; PhD, Brown University

Katherine G. Valde (2019)
Assistant Professor
BA, Lawrence University; PhD, Boston University

Rachel J. Vanderhill (2014)
Associate Professor
BA, Calvin College; MA, PhD, University of Virginia

Carey R. Voeller (2009)
Associate Professor
BA, Portland State Universty; MA, University Montana; PhD, University of Kansas

T. Christopher Waidner (2007)
Associate Professor
BS, Wofford College; PhD, Georgetown University

John M. Ware (2006)
Associate Professor
BA, University of Virginia; MA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael D. Webster (2017)
Assistant Professor
BFA, East Carolina University; MFA, Art Institute of Chicago

Clayton J. Whisnant (2001)
Chapman Professor in the Humanities
Professor
BA, Rice University; MA, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Patrick N. Whitfill (2009)
Associate Professor
BA, Wayland Baptist University; MA, PhD, Texas Tech University

Nancy M. Williams (2006)
Associate Professor
BA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; BS, Winthrop University; MA, University of South Florida; PhD, University of Georgia

Carol B. Wilson (1984)
Professor
BA, Wofford College; MA, PhD, University of South Carolina

Thomas J. Wright (2011)
Associate Professor
BA, Bowdoin College; MA, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Zhe Yang (2020)
Assistant Professor
BS, MS, Capital University of Economics and Business; PhD, University of Alabama

Gillian T. Young (2020)
Assistant Professor
BA, Brown University; MA, New York University; PhD, Columbia University

Yongfang Zhang (2010)
Associate Professor
MA, PhD, Ohio State University

Steven B. Zides (1999)
Senior Instructor
BA, Cornell University; MS, MS, University Of Tennessee, Knoxville