Council Members

Dr. Darrell L. Ross

Dr. Darrell L. Ross

Chair, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration
Michigan State University

Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Michigan State University

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Michigan State University


Dr. Edward Chatelain

Dr. Edward Chatelain

Vice Chair, Physics, Astronomy and Environmental Geosciences

Ph.D. in Paleontology
University of Iowa

Master of Science in Geology
Utah State University

Bachelor of Science in Geology
Utah State University


Dr. Greg Harrell

Dr. Greg Harrell

Secretary, Mathematics and Computer Science

Ph.D. in Mathematics Education
University of Florida

Masters of Arts in Mathematics
University of Georgia

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
University of Georgia

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
University of Georgia


Dr. Reynaldo Martinez Jr.

Dr. Reynaldo Martinez Jr.

Past Chair, Adult and Career Education

Ph.D. in Vocational Education
Colorado State University

Master of Science in Occupational Education
Corpus Christi State University

Bachelor of Science in Speech and English Secondary Education
Texas A&I University


Dr. James Baxter

Dr. James Baxter

Member, Chemistry

Ph.D. in Chemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Chemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Valdosta State University


Dr. Attila Cseh

Dr. Attila Cseh

Member, Marketing and Economics

Ph.D. in Economics
University of Kentucky

Master of Arts
Central Missouri State University

Bachelor of Arts
Budapest University of Economic Sciences


Dr. Frederick Downing

Dr. Frederick Downing

Member, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Doctor of Philosophy
Emory University

Master of Arts
Princeton Seminary

Bachelor of Arts in History
Samford University


Dr. Brenda Dyal

Member, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Doctor of Nursing Practitioner
University of Florida

Master of Science in Nursing
Florida State University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Valdosta State University


Dr. Doug Farwell

Member, Music

Doctor of Music Arts in Music
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Music in Music
State University of New York at Stony Brook

Bachelor of Music in Music
North Carolina School for the Arts


Dr. Robert Gannon

Dr. Robert Gannon

Member, Biology

Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology
University of Texas, Medical Branch

Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Biology and Chemistry
Northern Arizona University


Dr. Michael Griffin

Dr. Michael Griffin

Member, Kinesiology and Physical Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction - Physical Education
Florida State University

Masters of Science in Physical Education
The University of Tennessee

Bachelors of Science in Education in Health and Physical Education
Georgia Southern College


Dr. Phyllis Holland

Dr. Phyllis Holland

Member, Management and International Business

Ph.D. in Business Administration
University of Georgia

Master of Arts in History
University of Tennessee

Bachelor of Arts in History
Carson-Newman College


Dr. Mizanur Miah

Dr. Mizanur Miah

Member, Social Work

Ph.D. in Sociology
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Master of Social Work in Social Work
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Public Health in Health Education
University of California at Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Dhan University


Dr. Corine Myers-Jennings

Dr. Corine Myers-Jennings

Member, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ph.D. in Theological and Biblical Studies
Bethany Divinity College and Seminary

Post-Doctorate in Multicultural Communication Disorders
University of Memphis

Ph.D. in Speech Pathology with a Concentration in Child Language Phonology
University of Florida

Master of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology
South Carolina State College

Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology
South Carolina State College


Dr. Festus Obiakor

Member, Early Childhood and Special Education

Ph.D. in Special Education
New Mexico State University

Master of Education in Special Education
Texas Christian University

Master of Arts in Psychology
New Mexico State University

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Dr. Leon Pate

Dr. Leon Pate

Member, Curriculum, Leadership and Technology

Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision
Florida State University

Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision
Valdosta State College

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Georgia Southwestern College


Dr. James Peterson

Dr. James Peterson

Member, Political Science

Ph.D. in Political Science
Indiana University

Master of Arts in Government
Indiana University

Bachelor of Arts in Government
Cornell University


Dr. Barbara J. Radcliffe

Dr. Barbara J. Radcliffe

Member, Middle, Secondary, Reading and Deaf Education

Ph.D. in English Education, Adolescent Literacy
Florida State University

Master of Education in Educational Leadership
Florida State University

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education
Florida State University


Dr. Jackson Rainer

Dr. Jackson Rainer

Member, Psychology and Counseling

Ph.D. in Psychology
Georgia State University

Master of Education in Psychology
Georgia State University

Bachelor of Art in Music
Florida State University


Dr. Paul Riggs

Member, History

Ph.D. in History
University of Pittsburgh

Master of Arts in History
University of Pittsburgh

Bachelor of Arts in History
Dickinson College


Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt

Member, Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art/Art History
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics & Sculpture
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Mark Smith

Dr. Mark Smith

Member, English

Ph.D. in English
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Master of Arts in English
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism
University of Louisiana at Monroe


Dr. Viki Soady

Dr. Viki Soady

Member, Modern and Classical Languages

Ph.D. in Roman Studies
McMaster University

Master of Arts in Greek and Latin
McMaster University

Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages
Georgia State University


Dr. Kate Warner

Member, Marriage and Family Therapy

Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy
Nova Southeastern University

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
Nova Southeastern University

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Kalamazoo College


Dr. Len Weld

Dr. Len Weld

Member, Accounting and Finance

Ph.D. in Business
Texas A&M University

Master of Business Administration
Texas State University

Bachelor of Arts in History
University of Oklahoma


Dr. Ray Young

Dr. Ray Young

Member, Communication Arts

Ph.D. in Communication
Purdue University

Master of Arts in Communication
California State University, Sacramento

Bachelor of Arts in Communication
California State University, Sacramento