Teaching Faculty

Alok Amatya
Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Reed College, M.A. & Ph.D., University of Miami

Alexis Baldacci
Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Illinois State University; Ph.D. University of Florida

Wesley Beal
Professor of English. B.A., Hendrix College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

Martha Catherine Beck
Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College

John Becker
Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., California State Polytechnic University; Ph.D., Claremont School of Theology

Alexander Beeser
Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., Concordia University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

James E. Berry II
Assistant Professor of Art. B.F.A., University of Montevallo; M.F.A., University of South Carolina 

Marcus Birkenkrahe
Associate Professor of Data Science. M.S. & Ph.D., University of Hamburg

Dustyn Bork
Professor of Art. B.F.A., University of Michigan; M.F.A., Indiana University

Karin Brown
Assistant Professor of Education. B.S., Arkansas State University; M.S.T.S. University of Central Arkansas, Ed.D., Arkansas State University

Paul Custodio Bube
W. Lewis McColgan Professor of Religion. A.B., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Angela Buchanan
Associate Professor of Business and Economics. B.A., St. Gregory's University; M.B.A, University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., Capella University

Allyn Byars
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science. B.A., Henderson State University; M.S., Techniques Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

David Carpenter
Instructor of English. B.A., Arkansas State University; M.A., Arkansas State University

Jeremy Chapman
Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., College of the Ozarks; M.S., Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri

Brendan J. Connell
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A., Binghamton University; M.A., American University; M.A., University of Colorado Boulder; Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder

Kimberly Crosby, ’92
Associate Professor of Education. B.A., Lyon College, M.Ed., Harding University; Ed.D., Arkansas State University

Jennifer Daniels
Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., College of Charleston; M.A., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Justin DeMoulpied
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Britt Florkiewicz
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D.; University of California Los Angeles

Maggie Gayle
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Art. B.F.A., Art Emporia State University (Emporia, KS); M.F.A. Brandeis University Waltham, MA

Fonzie Geary II
Associate Professor of Theatre. B.S., M.S., Eastern Kentucky University; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Barry Gehm
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. B.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Stuart Hutton
Associate Professor of Physics. B.S., University of Richmond; M.S., Ph.D., Montana State University

Maryline Bossus Jones
Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Provence; M.S. University of the Mediterranean Sea; Ph.D., University of Montpelier

Mahbubul Kabir
Associate Professor of Economics. B.Sc., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka; M.B.A., Dhaka University, Bangladesh; M.A., Williams College; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jason R. Kennedy
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A., Tulane University; M.A., Binghamton University; Ph.D., Binghamton University

Matthew Lebrato
Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A., TheEvergreen State College; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., and Ph.D., Indiana University

James Martell
Associate Professor of Romance Languages. B.A., Universidad Iberoamericana; M.A, University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Melissa Merte
Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Binghamton University; M.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Robert Miller
Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., Northern Illinois University; M.S., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Irosha Nawarathne
Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Lin Nanying
Assistant Professor of Business and Economics. B.S. & M.A., Arkansas State University; Ph.D., University of Manitoba

Kieran J. O'Keefe
Visiting Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Mount Saint Mary College; M.A., University of Vermont; Ph.D., The George Washington University

Cassia Oliveira
Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., M.S., Sao Paulo State University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Michael Oriatti
Associate Professor of Music. B.A., University of Illinois-Chicago; M.Mus., Washington University and University of Missouri; D.Mus., Indiana University

Welsey Perkins
Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Lyon College; M.A. & Ph.D. University of Kansas

Monica Rodriguez
Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Scott Roulier
John D. Trimble, Sr., Professor of Political Philosophy. B.A., University of Denver; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Stephanie N. Saunders
Associate Professor of Spanish. B. A., Lyon College; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Abigail Smithson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art. B.A., University of Colorado, M.F.A., Louisiana State University

Allison N. Sonia
Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. English and Global Culture, Binghamton University., M.A. English, University of Rochester., Ph.D. English, University of Minnesota

David Sonnier
Associate Professor of Computer Science. B.S., US Military Academy, West Point; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology

Eric South
Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., Kennesaw State University, M.S. & Ph.D., University of Illinois

Peter Staples
Assistant Professor of Business & Economics. B.S., Bringham Young University; Ph.D., Clemson University

Jaeyun Sung
Associate Professor of American Politics. B.A., Myong Ji University; M.A., George Washington University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Radek Szulga
Associate Professor of Economics. B.A., Auburn University; M.A., Miami University of Ohio; Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Shawn Tackett
Visiting Instructor of Exercise Science. B.S., University of Nebraska; M.S., Bellevue University

Terrell Tebbetts
Martha Heasley Cox Chair in American Literature. B.A., Hendrix College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Edward Tenace
Associate Professor of History. B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois

David Thomas
Willie Dillard Bryan Professor of Biology. B.S., M.S., Central Washington University; Ph.D., University of Idaho

Tharanga Mahesh Kumara Wijetunge
Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., University of Colombo (Sri Lanka); Ph.D., Central Michigan University

Meredith Wright
Instructor of Mathematics. B.A., Lyon College; Masters of Arts, University of Central Arkansas

Nikki Yonts
Assistant Professor of Psychology/Education. B.A., Washington State University; M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University