Georgia Southern University

Faculty Highlights

Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology

Keith Landry named ASCE Fellow
September 20, 2016
Keith Landry, assistant professor of CECM and interim assistant dean for research, has been elected to the rank of ASCE Fellow.  ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world.  It is a prestigious honor held by fewer than 3.5% of ASCE members. […]
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College Convocation 2016
August 10, 2016
The faculty and staff of CEIT met August 9th for its fall 2016 Convocation.  This year, the College comprises 86 full-time faculty and 24 full-time staff.  More than 3,500 students — around 1,000 of whom are incoming freshmen and transfers — will major in our seven undergraduate and two master’s programs. Dean Davoud announced the winners of the CEIT 2015-16 Awards […]
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College of Business Administration

Lowell Mooney: The Mentor
July 27, 2016
The Georgia Society of CPAs recently recognized Lowell Mooney, Ph.D., for his service to the Society as Chair over the past year.
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Accounting Faculty Quoted by CNBC on Crowdfunding
July 21, 2016
Two Georgia Southern College of Business accounting faculty members were recently quoted by CNBC on crowdfunding and the tax implications of crowdfunding. Cheryl Metrejean, Ph.D., and Britton McKay, Ph.D., have done extensive research on the subject and commented on and recommended advice to those using fundraising sites, such as GoFundMe, Indiegogo and Kickstarter. The full […]
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College of Education

COE faculty to present at Friday’s Eagle Techxpo
September 14, 2016
On Friday, the University’s annual Eagle Techxpo will showcase the latest technology for the classroom, workplace, and home. Faculty members from the leadership, technology, and human development department are scheduled to conduct two presentations. Assistant Professor Lucas Jensen, Ph.D., will present a workshop on the evolution of text-based adventure games and branching narratives with a […]
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COE’s William-Johnson is recipient of University Award for Excellence in Instruction
September 14, 2016
Associate Professor Meca Williams-Johnson, Ph.D., was awarded Georgia Southern University’s Award for Excellence in Instruction presented during the annual Fall Convocation earlier this semester. Drawing on her previous experience as a middle school educator, Williams-Johnson said that she has always wanted to serve as an advocate for educators and youth who are seeking the best […]
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College of Health & Human Sciences

Nursing Faculty Awarded Grant Through NAPNAP Foundation
September 20, 2016
The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Foundation has awarded three faculty members in the Georgia Southern School of Nursing with a 2016 NAPNAP Foundation research grant in the amount of $5,000. Recipients of the grant are instructor Valerie Martinez, DNP, APRN, CPNP, assistant professor Sheri K. Carey, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC, CCRN, and assistant […]
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CHHS Names Annual Faculty and Staff Award Winners
August 26, 2016
Three faculty members in the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) were awarded during the college’s annual convocation on August 10. Dean Barry Joyner, Ph.D., presented the awards which are given for distinctive achievement in categories of scholarship, teaching and service. Jody Langdon, Ph.D., associate professor with the School of Health and Kinesiology, received […]
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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

CLASS Faculty Receives Awards at Convocation, CLASS Faculty Meeting
September 19, 2016
Faculty from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences received awards at the Georgia Southern University Convocation and the CLASS 2016 Fall Faculty Meeting prior to the start of the fall semester. In the morning Convocation, Derek Larson and Christina Lemon, both from the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, were among six faculty […]
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CLASS Professor Opens International NGO
August 31, 2016
Lori Amy, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics, has co-founded a new International non-governmental organization (NGO), OTTOnomy, which provides unique interdisciplinary internship opportunities for Georgia Southern University students in Albania and the western Balkans. OTTOnomy was created with a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to build a regional center for cultural […]
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College of Science and Mathematics

Biology Professor Receives Grant
September 22, 2016
From the Georgia Southern Newsroom: John Schenk, Ph.D., curator of the Georgia Southern Herbarium in the Georgia Southern University Department of Biology, received notification that his National Science Foundation (NSF) Biological Research Collections grant has been funded in the amount of $280,798 to integrate uncatalogued plants into the Herbarium. Schenk’s proposal is titled “Making a […]
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The Evolution of Mimicry
June 10, 2016
Dr. Christian Cox, Assistant Professor of Biology, is an author on a recently published paper in Nature Communications titled, “Coral snakes predict the evolution of mimicry across New World snakes”. In this paper, which was published on May 5, 2016, the research team presents the first definitive evidence that the spread of coral snakes throughout the Western […]
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Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Georgia Southern Examines the Impact of State HAI Reporting Laws
September 14, 2016
Robust evidence regarding the effect of mandatory health care–associated infection (HAI) reporting is increasingly important to policy makers. The objective of the study was to examine the effect of mandated state HAI reporting laws on central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in adult intensive care units (ICUs). We analyzed 2006–2012 adult ICU CLABSI and hospital […]
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Georgia Southern Protects Swimmer Health in Coastal Georgia
September 14, 2016
Population density in coastal environments are rapidly increasing worldwide, and Coastal Georgia is no different. These environmental areas are extremely sensitive to pollution and impacts from the everyday life of the individuals living or visiting these environments.  One of the main concerns of a growing population in the coastal environment is the occurrence of waterborne […]
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Last updated: 3/10/2016

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