Faculty/Staff

TROY welcomes new faculty members

August 13, 2018

Troy University welcomed new faculty members for the 2018-2019 academic year during Friday’s Faculty/Staff Convocation.

The annual event, which signals the start of a new academic year, was held in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus and live streamed through the University’s website. Term classes at TROY begin on Monday, while classes on the Troy Campus begin on Wednesday.

New faculty members, their rank and their department within the College of Arts and Sciences are:
• Dr. Halil Akbas, assistant professor, Criminal Justice;
• Dr. Melissa Bailey, assistant professor, Political Science;
• LTC Paul Carlock, professor of military science and detachment commander, Army ROTC;
• Lt. Col. Stephen Cox, detachment commander and professor of aerospace studies, Air Force ROTC;
• Dr. Trung Hoa Dinh, assistant professor, Mathematics;
• Dr. Armanda Formigao-Gameiro, lecturer, Chemistry;
• CPT Andrew Freeman, assistant professor of military science and department chair, Army ROTC;
• Dr. Alban Guillaumet, assistant professor, Biology;
• Dr. Nicholas Hazelton, associate professor, Mathematics;
• Dr. Alexis Henshaw, assistant professor, Political Science;
• Dr. Melanie Holland, assistant professor, Criminal Justice;
• Dr. Alexander Kofman, assistant professor, Biology;
• Avington Medeiros, lecturer, Social Sciences;
• Dr. Brandon Stewart, assistant professor, Political Science;
• 1st Lt. Noah Warren, assistant professor of aerospace studies, Air Force ROTC;
• Pandora White, lecturer, Chemistry;
• Dr. Yuhao Wu, assistant professor, Social Sciences; and,
• SFC Donald Wyant, assistant professor of military science, Army ROTC.

New faculty members, their rank and their department within the Sorrell College of Business are:
• Stan Blankenship, lecturer, Information Systems/Quantitative Methods;
• Josh McGowan, lecturer, Accounting;
• Dr. James Montgomery, assistant professor, Management;
• Dylan Norris, assistant professor, Finance; and,
• Dr. D. Blaine Schreiner, assistant professor, Human Resource Management.

New faculty members, their rank and their department within the College of Communication and Fine Arts are:
• Aimee Burr, lecturer, English;
• Matthew Carpenter, lecturer, English;
• Thang Dao, lecturer, Theatre and Dance;
• Jesse Graham, lecturer, Theatre and Dance;
• Jeremy Hodges, lecturer, Theatre and Dance;
• Leigh Johnson, lecturer, English; and,
• Dr. Ann Richardson, assistant professor, Music.

New faculty members, their rank and their department within the College of Education are:
• Shannon Bales, assistant professor, Teacher Education;
• Dr. Brian Cerney, lecturer, Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training;
• Dr. Melissa Deroche, assistant professor, Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training;
• Dr. Necoal Driver, associate professor, Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training;
• Dr. Joel Fairbanks, lecturer, Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training;
• Keri Flowers, lecturer, Teacher Education;
• Dr. Duane Gunn, lecturer, Teacher Education;
• Dr. Camilo Hurtado-Parrado, associate professor, Psychology;
• Dr. Eva Kane, assistant professor, Teacher Education;
• Dr. Pamela Lemoine, assistant professor, Leadership Development and Professional Studies;
• Catherine Lott, lecturer, Teacher Education; and,
• Dr. Lesley Riley, associate professor, Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training.

New faculty members, their rank and their department within the College of Health and Human Services are:
• Amelia Blackwell, lecturer, ASN;
• Rebecca Blankenship, lecturer, Human Services;
• Jenna Hussey, assistant professor, BSN;
• Dr. Matthew Knierim, assistant professor, Social Work;
• Dr. James Mouser, assistant professor, Kinesiology and Health Promotion;
• Rachel Nanzer, lecturer, ASN;
• Dr. Leslie Painter, assistant professor, ASN;
• Dr. Lauren Ricciardelli, assistant professor, Social Work;
• Jacquelyn Smith, lecturer, BSN;
• Rachel Swope, lecturer, Social Work;
• Rachel Walker, lecturer, Social Work;
• Dana Wilson, lecturer, Human Services; and,
• Katherine Womack, lecturer, Social Work.