First in your family to go to college? We are too.

As first-generation college graduates, we remember what it was like to try to find our way through the college process, figure out how we would pay for college, and find the right balance between school obligations and other responsibilities. We learned a lot along the way - and are here to help you.

First Generation SSU Faculty and Staff

Jacqui Allen, B.S.B.A
Library Specialist II - Acquisitions

Catherine Bailey, DNP, CNE
Associate Professor, Nursing

Greg A. Ballengee

Michael Barnhart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Music and Media, VP University Faculty Senate

Jeff Bauer, Ph.D.
University President

Richard Bayless
Adjunct Instructor: Math, Geology, & Scientific Reasoning

Sandy Belford
Adjunct Professor, Business

Elizabeth Blevins
Director, Marketing & Communications

Gabriel (Gabe) Brown, MSSA
Adjunct, Social Science & University College

Maurus Brown
Adjunct Professor, Natural Sciences

Sarah Brown
Contracts Services Coordinator

Eugene Burns Jr., Ph.D.
Professor, Biology

Weni Carpenter, R.N.
Senior Instructor, Nursing

Rebecca Carter, MBA
Adjunct Professor, Business

Dan Chaffin
Associate Professor, Natural Science

Gail Chinn, B.I.S.
Secretary, Office of the Dean

Jonna Cook, AAB, B.I.S.
Administrative Assistant II, Dean of Students/Student Life

Ken Cornwell
EOC Program Director

Brittany Corsaro
Advisor, College Credit Plus

Corey Culbertson
Payroll & Records Coordinator

Doug Darbro, Ph.D.
Graduate Director & Professor, Mathematical Studies

David Deacon
Adjunct Professor, Engineering Technologies

Jodi Dunham
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Sean Dunne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Meagan Earls, M.A.
Residence Coordinator

Janet Feight (Holtman)
Associate Professor, English & Humanities

Amy France, M.S. RRT
Program Leader, Respiratory Therapy

Ron Goodson
Soccer Coach

Charlotte Hardy, BSBA
Assistant Director, Financial Aid

Monique Harmon, MPA
Director of Housing and Residence Life/Title IX Coordinator

Tiffany Hartman
Director, Student Life

Marcie Hatfield-Simms, M.A.
Dean of Students

Glenna Heckler-Todt, M.A, Cert. Dev. Ed. Specialist
Director, Advising and Academic Resources

Cynthia Hermanson, M.S.Ed.
Senior Lecturer, University College

Becky Herpy, A.A.S., B.S.
Student Business Center Associate

Christina Jones
Career Advisor & Instructor, English & Humanities

Megan Ketter MBA-HCM
HR Coordinator & Adjunct Instructor, Health Administration

Linda Koenig
Director of Counseling & Health Services

Coby Long, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Greg Lyons
Professor, Fine, Digital & Performing Arts

Paul Madden, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Professional Studies

Jaime Madden
Project Manager, ITS

Justin Malone
Admission Officer

Rhoni Maxwell-Rader, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology

DeAnn McKenzie
Manager, General Accounting Services

Amanda Means
Director, Admissions

Penny Merritt
Graduate Center Administrator

Sharon Messer
Admin. Asst. II, Dept. of Natural Science

Adam Miller
Assistant Professor, Plastics Engineering Technology

Jim Miller, Ph. D.
Associate Professor, Sociology

Larry M. Miller, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Department of Engineering Technology

Sarah Minter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology

Lindsay Monihen
Academic Advisor & Student Support Coordinator, College of Professional Studies

Amber Montavon
Coordinator of Internal Communications

Chris Moore
Head Baseball Coach, Academic Program Coordinator

Jen Napper
Associate Professor, Biology

Andy Napper, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Department of Natural Sciences

Christopher O’Connor
Associate Professor, Mathematics

Monica Orlando
Assistant Professor, English & Humanities

Doug Parsley
IT Support Specialist

Lee Anne Pate, M.Ed.,RRT
Instructor, Respiratory Therapy

Lori Perry, B.S.
Library Administrative Assistant I

Thomas Piontek
Associate Professor, English & Humanities

Tiffany Pistole
Adjunct Professor, English & Humanities

Clifford Poirot
Professor, Social Science

Sherri Powell
Senior Instructor, Coordinator of First Year Experience

Rose Roach
Assistant Professor, Nursing

Bill Rockwell
Director, University Business Operations

Maggie Selby
Assistant Professor, Nursing

Christy Sherman, DNP, RN, APHN-BC
Associate Professor, Nursing

Sheena Shifko
Program Leader, Radiologic Technology

Kelli Smith
Academic Advisor & Testing Coordinator Sudent Success Center

Janet Stewart
Acting Dean of Library Services

Angel Tackett
Payroll Representative

David Thoroughman
Director of Public Safety

David Utley
Adjunct Professor, Mathematics

Tracy Walters BBA
Administrative Assistant I, Social Sciences

Aimee Welch
Director, Development Foundation

Daniel White
User Support Manager

Lacy Wireman
Financial Aid Specialist

Joe VanDeusen, MBA
Director, Risk Management & Contract Services

Elizabeth Wood, Masters/Ph.D 2 weeks
Adjunct Faculty

Virginia Young
Adjunct Professor, Social Science