Georgia Southern University

Faculty Highlights

Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing

Dr. David W. Scott named Chair, Department of Civil Engineering & Construction
March 12, 2019
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David W. Scott to the position of Chair and Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction.  Dr. Scott is not only a graduate of Georgia Tech (B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering), but has served on the Tech faculty in the department of […]
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Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed receives honors
December 12, 2018
Syed Hassan Ahmed, assistant professor of Computer Science, has received several honors recently.  Dr. Ahmed has been selected as a Distinguished Speaker for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).  Any ACM student chapter may request him to speak at their event.  More information on ACM Distinguished Speakers is available at, and Dr. Ahmed’s profile […]
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College of Arts and Humanities

Whelan Presents Paper, Conducts Symposium on English Baptist History
August 30, 2017
On 11 August, a paper by Timothy Whelan, Ph.D., titled “Mary Hays and the Dissenting Tradition of Women’s Correspondence,” was presented at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism at Ottawa, Canada. Whelan could not attend because of a conflict with another event (see below), but his paper was […]
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CLASS Faculty Receive Annual Awards
August 11, 2017
Three College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences faculty members received annual awards from Georgia Southern University and CLASS during Fall 2017 Convocation. Chad Posick, Ph.D. received the Georgia Southern University Focus on Excellence Award for Research/Creative Scholarly Activity for his work on understanding violence and its impact on public health. Posick serves as an […]
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College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Faculty, Students Help Local Church Find Forgotten Graves
May 22, 2017
Department of Sociology and Anthropology faculty and students helped an Effingham church, Turkey Branch United Methodist Church, located a number of forgotten graves in their graveyard. Read the full article from the Savannah Morning News.    
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Breaking the Cycle: Professor Studies Violence Intervention in Savannah
April 27, 2017
Absolving crime in cities has been on Assistant Professor Chad Posick’s radar for some time. He’s taking his skills in public policy and program evaluation to the streets of Savannah, Georgia. Prior to coming to Georgia Southern, he spent almost a decade in cities like Rochester, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts, working on efforts such […]
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College of Business

Atlanta ‘Super Hub’ Helps UPS Deliver Holiday Packages Faster
December 19, 2018
from *Issam Moussaoui, Ph.D., assistant professor of logistics and supply chain management, is quoted in this article. Around this time last year, Atlanta-based shipping giant UPS was running behind on deliveries: more than three million packages a day were arriving late. In response, the company announced in that it would invest about $7 billion on […]
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Steve Charlier: How to Integrate the Younger Generation into the Workplace
July 11, 2018
Georgia Southern University Department of Management Associate Professor Steve Charlier, Ph.D., gives advice to businesses on how they can attract the younger generation and how millennials are transforming the workplace.
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College of Education

Georgia Southern and Haven Elementary partner for educator program
May 6, 2019
Georgia Southern University and Haven Elementary School are partnering to offer teachers a Gratifying Problem-Solving (GPS) program, which will provide educators unique monthly professional development based on the school’s current need for improved mathematics instruction. The College of Education’s Jackie Kim, Ed.D., associate professor of elementary and special education, serves as director for the project, […]
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Instructional technology faculty bring innovation to local classrooms
April 9, 2019
With technology leading today’s world, it is only natural that teachers are looking for ways to incorporate new and innovative techniques into their classroom instruction. Georgia Southern University instructional technology faculty members Charles Hodges, Ph.D., Mete Akcaoglu, Ph.D., and Lucas Jensen, Ph.D., are currently working with regional schools, who act as dedicated partners in advancing […]
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Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Georgia Southern Identifies Factors for Sickle Cell Carrier Screening Among African Americans
May 18, 2018
Guidelines recommend that African Americans know their sickle cell trait status to inform reproductive health decisions. Few studies have applied a behavioral theory to identify factors associated with sickle cell trait screening to inform intervention targets to increase this behavior. We applied a Sickle Cell Trait Screening Framework to identify factors associated with African Americans’ […]
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Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications
May 17, 2018
Leadership for Health Professionals, Third Edition is the first textbook of its kind to apply traditional knowledge of leadership theory and long-standing best practices of industry leaders to a health organization environment. The comprehensive text is grounded in practical applications of theoretical concepts, and focuses on examples of leadership in actual healthcare settings. Leadership for […]
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Waters College of Health Professions

WCHP Announces Annual Award Winners
August 22, 2018
Annually, the Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP) recognizes faculty and staff for their contributions to Georgia Southern University, the College and the community. On August 6, 2018, Dean Barry Joyner, Ph.D., presented awards to six faculty and two staff members during the College’s convocation. Awards are based on nominations and recommendations of both faculty […]
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Dobson Named Award for Excellence in Instruction Recipient
June 28, 2018
Associate Professor John Dobson, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Instruction by Georgia Southern University. Dobson began his career at Georgia Southern in the fall of 2011 and continues to teach courses within the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology in the Waters College of Health Professions. “I am […]
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Last updated: 4/25/2019