Faculty & Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Name
Position
  • Cécile Accilien

    Cécile Accilien Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

    accilien_cécilePosition:
    Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2885
    Email: caccilie@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2002A


    Areas of expertise: Haitian Studies, Gender Studies, Film Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies
  • Rodolfo Aguilar

    Rodolfo Aguilar Assistant Professor of American and Latino Studies

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of American and Latino Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-4270
    Email: raguila6@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2017


    Areas of expertise: U.S. Latino/a Studies, Hemispheric American Studies, Mexicans in the Midwest & the U.S. South, Migration Studies, Popular Music, Cultural Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Lynn Boettler

    Lynn Boettler Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    boettler_lynnPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-3668
    Email: lboettle@kennesaw.edu
    Location: LB 423


    Areas of expertise: Gendered anti-blackness, Black mothers activism, black feminist activist research methods, anthropology of emotion 
  • Benjamin Brooks

    Benjamin Brooks Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    brooks_benPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-4830
    Email: bbrook77@kennesaw.edu
    Location: LB 411


    Areas of expertise: Leadership Studies, ethics, interdisciplinarity, metacognition teaching & learning 
  • Miriam Brown Spiers

    Miriam Brown Spiers Interim Director of MA in American Studies and Coordinator of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Associate Professor of English and American Studies

    brown-spiers_miriam Position:
    Interim Director of MA in American Studies and Coordinator of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Associate Professor of English and American Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-6297
    Email: mspiers1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: EB 173


     
  • Theodore Bullard

    Theodore Bullard Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies

    bullard_theodorePosition:
    Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-4541
    Email: tbullar1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: LB 414


    Areas of expertise: History, African Studies, African American History, race and ethnicity, social movements
  • Laura Davis

    Laura Davis Professor of English

    davis_lauraPosition:
    Professor of English

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: ldavis1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: House 3201 - 101


    Areas of expertise: Anthropology, African Studies, Afro-Brazilian Cultures, immigration
  • Roxanne Donovan

    Roxanne Donovan Professor of Psychology

    Position:
    Professor of Psychology

    Phone: (470) 578-6920
    Email: rdonova4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2016


    Areas of expertise: Latino Studies, Latino music, American Studies
  • Jacqueline Dow

    Jacqueline Dow Limited Term Assistant Professor of African And African Diaspora Studies

    Dr. Jacqueline DowPosition:
    Limited Term Assistant Professor of African And African Diaspora Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: jdow6@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • May Gao

    May Gao SAUPO Chair; Professor of Communication and Asian Studies

    Position:
    SAUPO Chair; Professor of Communication and Asian Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2145
    Email: mgao@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 5084


    Areas of expertise: Organizational Communication, Business Communication, Asian Studies, Relationship Building 

  • Sara Giordano

    Sara Giordano Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-3886
    Email: sgiordan@kennesaw.edu
    Location: LB 421


    Areas of expertise: Well-being of Black women, mental health impact of gendered-racism, Gender Studies, social justice practices
  • Letizia Guglielmo

    Letizia Guglielmo Professor of English

    Position:
    Professor of English

    Phone: (470) 578-6764
    Email: lgugliel@kennesaw.edu
    Location: EB 106


     
  • Rebecca Hill

    Rebecca Hill Professor of American Studies

    Position:
    Professor of American Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-7543
    Email: rhill54@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2008


    Areas of expertise: Decolonial theory and pedagogy, womanism, feminist theories and pedagogues, diversity and inclusion in higher education
  • Sarah Holliday

    Sarah Holliday GWST Coordinator and Associate Professor of Mathematics

    Position:
    GWST Coordinator and Associate Professor of Mathematics

    Phone: (470) 578-4923
    Email: shollid4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: D 216


     
  • Sha Huang

    Sha Huang Coordinator of Asian Studies BA and Minor Programs and Associate Professor of Chinese

    Position:
    Coordinator of Asian Studies BA and Minor Programs and Associate Professor of Chinese

    Phone: (470) 578-6361
    Email: shuang5@kennesaw.edu
    Location: PS 249


     
  • Nathalia Jaramillo

    Nathalia Jaramillo Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    jaramillo_nathaliaPosition:
    Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2243
    Email: njaramil@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2012


    Areas of expertise: Native American & Indigenous Studies, Science Fiction Studies, American Studies, Gender & Women's Studies 
  • Stacy Keltner

    Stacy Keltner Associate Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of Philosophy

    kelter_stacyPosition:
    Associate Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of Philosophy

    Phone: (470) 578-6648
    Email: skeltner@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019B


    Areas of expertise: Gender & Women's Studies, social and political theory, continental philosophy, feminist theory
  • Hye Won Kim

    Hye Won Kim Assistant Professor of English and Asian Studies

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of English and Asian Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-4284
    Email: hkim132@kennesaw.edu
    Location: EB 193


    Areas of expertise: K-pop and South Korean popular culture; modern and contemporary drama, theatre, and performance, with particular attention to the intersections between performance studies, Asian and Asian American studies, critical race theory and ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, visual culture and sound studies, and cultural studies.
  • Robbie Lieberman

    Robbie Lieberman Coordinator of Peace Studies and Professor of American Studies

    lieberman_robbiePosition:
    Coordinator of Peace Studies and Professor of American Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-7847
    Email: rlieberm@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2042


    Areas of expertise: Social movement history, prison and policing, intersections of politics and pop culture, labor and working classes
  • Linda Lyons

    Linda Lyons Director of Strategic Outreach and Diversity Initiatives and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Director of Strategic Outreach and Diversity Initiatives and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-7783
    Email: llyons5@kennesaw.edu
    Location: UC 213B


     
  • Xuefei Ma

    Xuefei Ma Lecturer of Gender & Women's Studies and Asian Studies

    Position:
    Lecturer of Gender & Women's Studies and Asian Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-3857
    Email: xma11@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


    Areas of expertise: Gender & Women's Studies, Asian Studies
  • Felicia Mainella

    Felicia Mainella Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies

    mainella_feliciaPosition:
    Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-4504
    Email: fmainell@kennesaw.edu
    Location: LB 412


     
  • Daniel Paracka

    Daniel Paracka Religious Studies Coordinator and Peace Corps Prep Advisor and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    paracka_danPosition:
    Religious Studies Coordinator and Peace Corps Prep Advisor and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-6732
    Email: dparacka@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2011Ais


    Areas of expertise: Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, intercultural competence
  • Trina Queen

    Trina Queen Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-7449
    Email: tqueen4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: J 221


    Areas of expertise: Science, technology & society, Interdisciplinary Studies, medical ethics, film
  • Luciane Rocha

    Luciane Rocha Assistant Professor of African And African Diaspora Studies

    rocha_lucianePosition:
    Assistant Professor of African And African Diaspora Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2049
    Email: lrocha3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2017B


    Areas of expertise: Black Studies Theory and Praxis, Black Feminisms, State Violence, Anthropology of Emotions
  • Katharine Schaab

    Katharine Schaab Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    schaab_katharinePosition:
    Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2126
    Email: kschaab@kennesaw.edu
    Location: LB 420


     
  • Ernesto Silva

    Ernesto Silva Coordinator of Latin American and Latinx Studies and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spanish

    Position:
    Coordinator of Latin American and Latinx Studies and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spanish

    Phone: (470) 578-3208
    Email: esilva@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2013


    Areas of expertise: Spanish, Latino Studies, Latino Film Studies, study abroad to Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Ecuador
  • Deborah N. Smith

    Deborah N. Smith Interim Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    smith_debbiePosition:
    Interim Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-6334
    Email: dsmith1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2002


    Areas of expertise: Leadership, leadership education, students in transition, scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Griselda Thomas

    Griselda Thomas Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and English

    Position:
    Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and English

    Phone: (470) 578-2419
    Email: gthomas2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: EB 267


    Areas of expertise: English, Black Studies, Black women writers, Black feminism, African American Literature & Culture
  • Lauren Thompson

    Lauren Thompson Assistant Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-6754
    Email: lthom182@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4117


    Areas of expertise: Legal history, reproductive health and medicine, histories of women and gender

     

  • Carlton Usher

    Carlton Usher Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    usher_carltonPosition:
    Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-3540
    Email: cusher@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2014


    Areas of expertise: Global sustainability, civic engagement, pop culture, Africa and African Diaspora Studies, comparative political systems
  • Seneca Vaught

    Seneca Vaught Coordinator of African and African Diaspora Studies and Associate Professor of History

    vaught_senecaPosition:
    Coordinator of African and African Diaspora Studies and Associate Professor of History

    Phone: (470) 578-2937
    Email: svaught3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2013A


    Areas of expertise: Feminist Science Studies, Democratic Sciences, Bioethics, Critical Science Literacy
  • Kenneth Williamson

    Kenneth Williamson Associate Professor of Anthropology

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Anthropology

    Phone: (470) 578-2639
    Email: kwill254@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4095


    Areas of expertise: Gender & Women's Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies 
  • Brian Wooten

    Brian Wooten Assistant Professor of Public Administration

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Public Administration

    Phone: (470) 578-2198
    Email: bwooten@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2013A


     

Part-time Faculty

Name
Position
  • Rimona Afana

    Rimona Afana Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    afanaPosition:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: rafana@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Jean Marc Akakpo

    Jean Marc Akakpo Part-Time Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society

    Position:
    Part-Time Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: jakakpo@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Rhonda Baldonado

    Rhonda Baldonado Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: rbaldon1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Warner Belanger III

    Warner Belanger III Part-Time Instructor of Asian Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Asian Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: wbelange@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Linda Ceriello

    Linda Ceriello Part-Time Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: lceriell@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Jonathan Downs

    Jonathan Downs Part-Time Instructor of Political Science

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Political Science

    Phone: (470) 578-6227
    Email: jdowns8@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 5045


     
  • Deniz Gumustekin

    Deniz Gumustekin Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    gumestekin_denizPosition:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: dgumuste@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Breon Haskett

    Breon Haskett Part-Time Assistant Professor of Leadership

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Leadership

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: bhasket1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Kara Ireland

    Kara Ireland Part-Time Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: kirelan4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Tara Jabbaar Gyambrah

    Tara Jabbaar Gyambrah Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: tjabbaar@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Maureen Kperogi

    Maureen Kperogi Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-6183
    Email: merinne@kennesaw.edu
    Location: LB 422


     
  • Joseph Manguno

    Joseph Manguno Part-Time Instructor of Communication

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Communication

    Phone: (470) 578-6298
    Email: jmanguno@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 5106


     
  • Ashley McFarland

    Ashley McFarland Part-Time Instructor of Gender and Women's Studies

    mcfarland_ashleyPosition:
    Part-Time Instructor of Gender and Women's Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: amcfarl7@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Steve Miller

    Steve Miller Part-Time Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    Phone: (470) 578-6131
    Email: jmill214@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019A


     
  • Kristin Petersen

    Kristin Petersen Part-Time Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: kpeter69@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Viktoriya Petrenko

    Viktoriya Petrenko Part-Time Instructor of Science, Technology, and Society

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Science, Technology, and Society

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: vpetrenk@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Karen Pressley

    Karen Pressley Part-Time Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: kpressl1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Andrea Putala

    Andrea Putala Part-Time Instructor of American Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of American Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: aspivey7@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Rebecca Robinson

    Rebecca Robinson Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: rrobi106@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Yen Rodriguez

    Yen Rodriguez Part-Time Instructor of American Studies

    rodriguez_yenPosition:
    Part-Time Instructor of American Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-7667
    Email: yrodrig1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: ST 263A


     
  • Amy Stewart

    Amy Stewart Part-Time Instructor of Gender and Women's Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Instructor of Gender and Women's Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: astew185@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • George Stickel

    George Stickel Part-Time Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society

    stickel_george Position:
    Part-Time Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: gstickel@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Megan Volpert

    Megan Volpert Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: mvolpert@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Mario Watkins

    Mario Watkins Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: mwatki50@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     

Staff

Name
Position
  • Beyonce Brown

    Beyonce Brown Student Assistant

    Position:
    Student Assistant

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: bbrow373@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Daisha Huiel

    Daisha Huiel Program Coordinator

    Position:
    Program Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: dkuyken2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Kara Ireland

    Kara Ireland Office Manager

    Position:
    Office Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: kirelan4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
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