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ABAC Welcomes New Faculty Members

TIFTON—Fifteen new faculty members will take their places in classrooms across the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College campus when the fall term begins on Wednesday.

Academic Affairs Vice President Niles Reddick said the new faculty members include Dr. Johnny Evans, who will teach classes as well as serve as the Dean of the School of Sciences and Mathematics.  Evans received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Florida.

In the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, new faculty members include Dr. George Lowerts, Daniel Sollenberger, Dr. Justin Ng, and Dr. Martha Thomas-Moen. 

Lowerts, an assistant professor in the Department of Forest Resources, received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in forestry, genetics, soils, and plant pathology.  Sollenberger, a lecturer in the Department of Forest Resources, received his M.S. in wildlife biology from Western Carolina University.  Ng, an assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture, received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in soils, microbiology, and environmental science.  Thomas-Moen, an assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture, received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M in animal science, crop science, and extension education.

Franzelle Mathis-Pertillo will be a lecturer in the Stafford School of Business.  She received her M.B.A. from Mercer University in finance and international business.

Jennifer Wallin-Ruschman joins the School of Human Sciences as an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences.  She is completing her dissertation for her Ph.D. from Portland State University in applied social and community psychology.

Dr. J. Russell Pryor, Kaci West, and Adam Brumfield are the new additions in the School of Liberal Arts. Pryor is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Political Science. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University in social and cultural history.  West will be a lecturer in the Department of Literature and Language.  She received her M.A. from Valdosta State University in English literature. Brumfield will be a lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts and Communication.  He received his M.A. from Valdosta State in communication.

New instructors in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences include Jessica Willcox, Tammy Carter, Yvonne Smith, Karen Dell, and Micah Willis.  Willcox received her M.S.N. from Albany State University. Carter received her M.S.N. from Jacksonville University.  Smith received her M.S.N. from Thomas University. Dell received her M.S.N. and N.P. from Kennesaw State University. Willis, who will also serve as Health Center Coordinator, received his M.S.N. and N.P. from Albany State University. 
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