Faculty & Staff

Name
Position
  • Cécile Accilien

    Cécile Accilien Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Department

    Cecile AccilienPosition:
    Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Department

    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

  • Rimona Afana

    Rimona Afana Assistant Professor of Peace Studies

    Dr. Rimona AfanaPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Peace Studies

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


    Areas of expertise: transitional justice, conflict transformation, Palestine/Israel, settler colonial studies, international law, environmental harms, animal ethics
  • Rodolfo Aguilar

    Rodolfo Aguilar Assistant Professor of American Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies

    Rodolfo AguilarPosition:
    Assistant Professor of American Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies

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


    Areas of expertise: Latino Studies, Latino music, American Studies

  • Lynn Boettler

    Lynn Boettler Assistant Professor

    Lynn BoettlerPosition:
    Assistant Professor

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


     
  • Benjamin Brooks

    Benjamin Brooks Assistant Professor

    Benjamin BrooksPosition:
    Assistant Professor

    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 Program Coordinator of Native American & Indigenous Studies; Assistant Professor of American Studies and English

    Miriam Brown SpiersPosition:
    Program Coordinator of Native American & Indigenous Studies; Assistant Professor of American Studies and English

    Phone: (470) 578-6125
    Email: mspiers1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: EB 173


    Areas of expertise: Native American & Indigenous StudiesScience Fiction Studies, American Studies, Gender & Women's Studies 

  • Theodore Bullard

    Theodore Bullard Lecturer

    Theodore BullardPosition:
    Lecturer

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


     
  • Laura Davis

    Laura Davis Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Laura DavisPosition:
    Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2001
    Email: ldavis1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: House 3201 - 101


    Areas of expertise: Gender & Women's Studies, Gender, Feminism, Diversity, US Southern Literature, Postcolonial Literature

  • Roxanne Donovan

    Roxanne Donovan Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology

    Roxanne DonovanPosition:
    Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology

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


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

    Jacqueline Dow Part-time

    Jacqueline DowPosition:
    Part-time

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


     
  • Jonathan Downs

    Jonathan Downs Part-time

    Downs headshotPosition:
    Part-time

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


     
  • Jessica Duvall

    Jessica Duvall Part-time; AMST, GWST, Staff

    Jessica DuvallPosition:
    Part-time; AMST, GWST, Staff

    Phone: (470) 578-7557
    Email: jduvall6@kennesaw.edu
    Location: UC 126A


     
  • May Gao

    May Gao Professor of Communication; SAUPO Chair

    May GaoPosition:
    Professor of Communication; SAUPO Chair

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


    Areas of expertise: Asian Studies, communication, Business Intercultural Communication
  • Sara Giordano

    Sara Giordano Assistant Professor

    Position:
    Assistant Professor

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


    Areas of expertise: Feminist Science Studies, Democratic Sciences, Bioethics, Critical Science Literacy
  • Felecia Glover

    Felecia Glover Part-time

    Felicia GloverPosition:
    Part-time

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: fglover1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Letizia Guglielmo

    Letizia Guglielmo Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Program and English

    Letizia GuglielmoPosition:
    Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Program and English

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


    Areas of expertise: English, Gender & Women's Studies, feminist rhetoric, gender & pop culture, computers & writing
  • Nichole Guillory

    Nichole Guillory Associate Professor of Adolescent Education and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Nichole GuilloryPosition:
    Associate Professor of Adolescent Education and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2371
    Email: nguillo1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 364


    Areas of expertise: Secondary education, African and African Diaspora Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, social justice curriculum, urban education, multicultural education 
  • Deniz Gumustekin

    Deniz Gumustekin Part-time

    Deniz GumestekinPosition:
    Part-time

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


     
  • Edwin Hernandez

    Edwin Hernandez Part-time

    Position:
    Part-time

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: eherna37@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • 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: Social movement history, prison and policing, intersections of politics and pop culture, labor and working classes
  • Sha Huang

    Sha Huang Coordinator of Asian Studies and Associate Professor of Chinese and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Sha HuangPosition:
    Coordinator of Asian Studies and Associate Professor of Chinese and Interdisciplinary Studies

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


    Areas of Expertise: Foreign Language Education, teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Asian Cultures, Chinese modern and contemporary poetry, translation studies

  • Daisha Huiel

    Daisha Huiel Program Coordinator

    Position:
    Program Coordinator

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


     
  • Nathalia Jaramillo

    Nathalia Jaramillo Coordinator, Latin American/Latino Studies; Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Nathalia JaramilloPosition:
    Coordinator, Latin American/Latino Studies; Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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


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

    Stacy Keltner Director of M.A. in American Studies program; Professor ofGender and Women's Studies

    Stacy KeltnerPosition:
    Director of M.A. in American Studies program; Professor ofGender and Women's Studies

    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

    Position:
    Assistant Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-4284
    Email: hkim132@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2011B


    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.

  • Heeman Kim

    Heeman Kim Associate Professor of Communication

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Communication

    Phone: (470) 578-2078
    Email: hkim21@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 5098


    Areas of expertise: Asian Studies, communication, digital media production, electronic media, Asian culture, research methods
  • Maureen Kperogi

    Maureen Kperogi Limited Term

    Position:
    Limited Term

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


    Areas of expertise: Gendered peacebuilding, community-based development strategies as a tool for sustainable development, program evaluation, reintegration of ex-combatants and fighters
  • Joan Ledbetter

    Joan Ledbetter Limited Term

    Joan LedbetterPosition:
    Limited Term

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: jledbe11@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Robbie Lieberman

    Robbie Lieberman Coordinator, Peace Studies; Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Robbie LiebermanPosition:
    Coordinator, Peace Studies; Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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


    Areas of expertise: American Studies, Peace Studies, music as a protest, anti-communism, the 1960's
  • Jocelyn Lopez Escamilla

    Jocelyn Lopez Escamilla Administrative Assistant

    Position:
    Administrative Assistant

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


     

  • Linda Lyons

    Linda Lyons Director of Diversity Initiatives; Associate Professor

    Linda LyonsPosition:
    Director of Diversity Initiatives; Associate Professor

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


    Areas of expertise: Global learning, intercultural competence, multicultural education
  • Xuefei Ma

    Xuefei Ma Lecturer

    Position:
    Lecturer

    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

    Felicia MainellaPosition:
    Lecturer

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


     
  • Ashley McFarland

    Ashley McFarland Limited Term

    Ashley McFarlandPosition:
    Limited Term

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


     
  • Mandy McGrew

    Mandy McGrew Educational Specialist & Part-Time Instructor of American Studies

    Mandy McGrewPosition:
    Educational Specialist & Part-Time Instructor of American Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-6257
    Email: alb1724@kennesaw.edu
    Location: House 3211 - 109


     
  • Elizabeth Miles

    Elizabeth Miles Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Elizabeth MilesPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2504
    Email: emiles17@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2015


    Areas of expertise: Sociocultural anthropology, Gender & Sexuality Studies, modern & contemporary Japan 
  • Steve Miller

    Steve Miller Part-time, RELS

    Steve MillerPosition:
    Part-time, RELS

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


     
  • Hellena Moon

    Hellena Moon ASIA, GWST, RELS

    Hellena MoonPosition:
    ASIA, GWST, RELS

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: hmoon17@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Julie Newell

    Julie Newell Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Julie NewellPosition:
    Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-7481
    Email: jnewell2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3441


    Areas of expertise: Science, technology & society, Interdisciplinary Studies, American wilderness, environmental science, sustainability
  • Daniel Paracka

    Daniel Paracka Coordinator of Religous Studies; Peace Corps Prep Advisor and Professor of Education

    Dan ParackaPosition:
    Coordinator of Religous Studies; Peace Corps Prep Advisor and Professor of Education

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


    Areas of expertise: Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, intercultural competence
  • Kristin Petersen

    Kristin Petersen Part-time, GWST

    Position:
    Part-time, GWST

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


     
  • Viktoriya Petrenko

    Viktoriya Petrenko Part-time

    Position:
    Part-time

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


     
  • Karen Pressley

    Karen Pressley Part-time, RELS

    Position:
    Part-time, RELS

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


     
  • Andrea Putala

    Andrea Putala Part-time

    Position:
    Part-time

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


     
  • Trina Queen

    Trina Queen Coordinator; Science, Technology, & Society

    Position:
    Coordinator; Science, Technology, & Society

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


    Areas of expertise: Science, technology & society, Interdisciplinary Studies, medical ethics, film
  • Anne Richards

    Anne Richards Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Anne RichardsPosition:
    Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2038
    Email: aricha31@kennesaw.edu
    Location: EB 171


    Areas of expertise: Peace Studies, English, Cultural Studies, Islam in America, Immigration Studies 
  • Rebecca Robinson

    Rebecca Robinson Part-time, GWST

    Position:
    Part-time, GWST

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


     
  • Luciane Rocha

    Luciane Rocha Assistant Professor

    Luciane RochaPosition:
    Assistant Professor

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


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

    Yen Rodriguez Part-time; LALS, AADS, Staff

    Yen RodriguezPosition:
    Part-time; LALS, AADS, Staff

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


     
  • Federica Santini

    Federica Santini Coordinator of GWST and Professor of Italian and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Federica SantiniPosition:
    Coordinator of GWST and Professor of Italian and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2381
    Email: fsantini@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2010


    Areas of expertise: literary criticism, Italian modern and contemporary poetry, 20th century European women's writing, translation studies 
  • Katharine Schaab

    Katharine Schaab Coordinator of Integrative Studies and Leadership Studies; Assistant Professor

    Kate SchaabPosition:
    Coordinator of Integrative Studies and Leadership Studies; Assistant Professor

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


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

    Heather Scott Assistant Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Department; Associate Professor

    Heather ScottPosition:
    Assistant Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Department; Associate Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-6970
    Email: hscott18@kennesaw.edu
    Location: LB 419


    Areas of expertise: Women's leadership on governing boards at private colleges and universities, leadership identity development of girls and women, distance education, global education, study abroad

  • Ernesto Silva

    Ernesto Silva Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spanish

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spanish

    Phone: (470) 578-3208
    Email: esilva@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2002B


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

    Deborah N. Smith Professor

    Debbie SmithPosition:
    Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-6334
    Email: dsmith1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: LB 417


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

    Laurence Stacey Part-time, PAX

    Laurence StaceyPosition:
    Part-time, PAX

    Phone: (470) 578-3569
    Email: lstacey1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: UC 122E


     
  • Amy Stewart

    Amy Stewart Part-time, GWST

    Position:
    Part-time, GWST

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


     
  • George Stickel

    George Stickel Part-time, STS

    Stickel headshotPosition:
    Part-time, STS

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


     
  • Griselda Thomas

    Griselda Thomas Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Position:
    Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (470) 578-2419
    Email: gthomas2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2014


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

    Lauren Thompson Limited-Term Assistant Professor of History

    Position:
    Limited-Term Assistant Professor of History

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


     
  • Nirmal Trivedi

    Nirmal Trivedi Associate Professor

    Nirmal TrivediPosition:
    Associate Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-2499
    Email: ntrived2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: LB 415


    Areas of expertise: Race and American imperialism, world literature, student success, English, American Studies 
  • Carlton Usher

    Carlton Usher Associate Professor

    Carlton UsherPosition:
    Associate Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-3540
    Email: cusher@kennesaw.edu
    Location: LB 422


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

    Seneca Vaught Coordinator, African and African Diaspora Studies; Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Seneca VaughtPosition:
    Coordinator, African and African Diaspora Studies; Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies

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


    Areas of expertise: History, African Studies, African American History, race and ethnicity, social movements
  • Kristen Walker

    Kristen Walker Part-time

    Kristen WalkerPosition:
    Part-time

    Phone: (470) 578-2431
    Email: kwalke13@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 2019


     
  • Mario Watkins

    Mario Watkins Part-time, STS

    Position:
    Part-time, STS

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


     
  • Kenneth Williamson

    Kenneth Williamson Associate Professor of Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Kenneth WilliamsonPosition:
    Associate Professor of Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies

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


    Areas of expertise: Anthropology, African Studies, Afro-Brazilian Cultures, immigration
  • Brian Wooten

    Brian Wooten Assistant Professor

    Position:
    Assistant Professor

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


     
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