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Matthew Hamilton

Matthew Hamilton

Director of Admission


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.947.2110

Email: Matthew.Hamilton@newberry.edu

Degrees:

MBA | Bluefield University (In Progress)

B.S. | Concord University (2013)

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Justin Cook

Interim Head Men's Soccer Coach


Office: Soccer Office-Bauchman Street

Email: justin.cook@newberry.edu

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Jessica Morton

Assistant Registrar


Office: Holland Hall 108

Office Phone: 803.321.5172

Email: Jessica.Morton@newberry.edu

Department: Office of the Registrar

Degrees:

Certification in Instructional Rounds: Education | Harvard University (2018)

M.Ed. | Lesley University (2014)

B.S. | College of Charleston (2004)

Bio:

Morton came to Newberry College in October 2021 after 16 years with Greenville County Schools in Greenville, South Carolina. She held various roles there, including elementary classroom teacher, virtual science lab instructor, and most recently, she wrote elementary curriculum as an academic specialist.

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LaToya Abney

Disability & Accommodations Coordinator | Academic Success Coach


Office: Center for Student Success

Office Phone: 803.321.5277

Email: LaToya.Abney@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Educational Services

Degrees:

M.A | Management, Webster University (2015)

M.A | Counseling, Webster University (2013)

B.A. | Psychology, Newberry College (2005)

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Melodie Hunnicutt

Adjunct Professor of Psychology


Email: melodie.hunnicutt@newberry.edu

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Dana Barbour

Student Financial Services Coordinator


Office: Holland Hall | Accounting Office

Office Phone: 803.947.2126

Email: Dana.Barbour@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Administrative Affairs

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April Dewalt

Instructor of Psychology


Office: McClurg

Email: April.Dewalt@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.S. | Southern New Hampshire University (2017)

B.A. | Newberry College (2014)

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Phillip Enoch

ROTC Senior Military Instructor


Office: McClurg 311A

Office Phone: 864.833.8494

Email: Phillip.Enoch@newberry.edu

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Josh Reffey

Online & Graduate Partnership Manager


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.947.2063

Email: Josh.Reffey@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

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Brenna Dickerson

Brenna Dickerson

Residence Hall Director | Brokaw Hall


Office: Derrick Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.3321

Email: Brenna.Dickerson@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

Degrees:

M.S. | Western Governors University (2021)

B. A. | University of South Carolina - Beaufort (2020)

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Casey Cline

Casey Cline

Director of Career Services


Office: Center for Student Success

Office Phone: 803.321.5362

Email: Casey.Cline@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.S. | Nazareth College (2015)

M.S. | Nazareth College (2003)

B.A. | Mercyhurst College (2001)

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Lerone Wilder

Lerone Wilder

Assistant Professor of Religion


Office: Keller Hall, Room 103

Office Phone: 803.321.3322

Email: Lerone.Wilder@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D. | Union Institute & University (2019)

M.Div. | Interdenominational Theological Center (2010)

B.A. | University of South Carolina (2005)

Bio:

Dr. Wilder received his B.A. from the University of South Carolina in Political Science with a minor in Spanish, his M.Div. from the Interdenominational Theological Center, and his Ph.D. from Union Institute & University in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Ethical and Creative Leadership and a specialization in Martin Luther King, Jr. Studies. While at Union, he completed a certificate in Educational Leadership and has been a recipient of the institution’s Doctoral Scholarship Award for successful academic achievement and the Christine R. Day Scholarship Award for his devoted research to the field of ethics. His dissertation investigated the influence of seminary education on social activism by African American Baptist clergy in Greenville, SC. He is also a licensed and ordained minister in the National Baptist tradition, currently serving as Stated Supply Pastor of the historic Mattoon Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Greenville, SC.

 

Prior to joining the Newberry College faculty, he has taught courses in Ethics, Professional Development, Political Science, Philosophy, Leadership and Spirituality, World Religions, and African American Studies as an adjunct faculty for several colleges and universities.

 

In addition to his academic and pastoral responsibilities, Dr. Wilder is a writer and a speaker who contributes and speaks to numerous publications and audiences (locally, nationally, and globally) regarding the topics of spirituality, the role of the church in the public arena, social justice, the life and ministry of Dr. King and more. He serves as Co-Chair of the Foothills Presbytery’s Anti-Racism Ministry Team and holds memberships in the American Academy of Religion, the Black Doctoral Network, Inc., the International Leadership Association, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and the Martin Luther King, Jr. College of Ministers and Laity Board of Preachers at Morehouse College.

 

Dr. Wilder is a husband to his wife, Kelli, and a father to their two sons, Douglass and Asher.

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Shakedra Godfrey

Shakedra Godfrey

Assistant Director of Admission


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5122

Email: Shakedra.Godfrey@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

Degrees:

MPA | Kennesaw State University (2020)

B.A. | Kennesaw State University (2017)

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Ramon Jackson

Ramon Jackson

Assistant Professor of History


Office: McClurg Center 110

Office Phone: 803.321.5220

Email: Ramon.Jackson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Humanities

Degrees:

Ph.D. | University of South Carolina (2019)

M.A. | College of Charleston (2007)

B.A. | College of Charleston (2004)

Bio:

Dr. Ramon M. Jackson earned his B.A. and M.A. in History at The College of Charleston and completed the doctoral program in History at the University of South Carolina in 2019. While completing his dissertation on the Long Black Student Movement in South Carolina, Dr. Jackson served as co-historian of Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters, a landmark public history initiative that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the national Civil Rights Movement by reexamining the Black freedom struggle in Columbia and other sections of the Palmetto State. Dr. Jackson and other project leaders organized lectures, exhibits, wayside tours, and other public programs that conveyed the deeper, multifaceted story of the struggle for freedom and justice in South Carolina and its dramatic impact on our nation.

 

Over the past two years, Dr. Jackson served as the African American Heritage Coordinator at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, where he assisted the Agency and the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission with lectures, exhibits, genealogical workshops, and historic preservation initiatives.

 

Dr. Jackson’s scholarly interests include the intersections of race, higher education, and student activism in the American South during the 20th century. He also studies sport history and how race shapes American perceptions of childhood. Dr. Jackson joined the Humanities Department faculty in the fall of 2021. He currently teaches the introductory U.S. History survey and special topics courses on America during the World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Post-World War Two era.

 

Dr. Jackson lives in Columbia with his wife, UofSC Nursing professor Dr. Joynelle Jackson, and their energetic, brilliant 3-year-old daughter, Leiana.

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Mike Sanders

Director of Athletic Communications


Office: O.L. Casey Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5667

Email: Mike.Sanders@newberry.edu

Department: Office of the Director of Athletics

Degrees:

M.S. | Western Governors University (2019)

B.S. | Limestone College (2015)

Bio:

Sanders began as director of athletic communications at Newberry College in October 2021 after a six-year stint at his alma mater, Limestone University. While director of social and digital media at Limestone, he was responsible for Limestone Athletics social and digital media content, and he was the primary statistician for football and basketball.

Sanders started his career in the media relations department at Limestone as a public address announcer for soccer and swimming. He also provided live statistics and results for all Limestone swim meets. He then expanded his responsibilities to become the voice of in-game promotions at Saints basketball games.

Prior to Limestone, Sanders was an assistant, and later head coach, for the Hedingham Sharks swim team. While with the Sharks, he coached multiple city league champions and helped move the team up two divisions within the league. He was also an assistant coach for the New Wave Swim Team in Raleigh, North Carolina, for three years. During his tenure with the Wave, Sanders was in charge of teaching technique to swimmers of all ages, as well as programming the annual spring clinic.

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Quintavis Cureton

Quintavis Cureton

Assistant Dean of Students


Office: Derrick Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5205

Email: Quintavis.Cureton@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.Ed. | University of Arkansas (2016)

B.S. | Benedict College (2014)

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Timothy DuPont

Timothy DuPont

Visiting Assistant Professor of Business


Office: McClurg 311B

Email: timothy.dupont@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D. | Educational Leadership, Clemson University (2018)

M.B.A. | Clemson University (2003)

B.S. | Business Administration, Lander University (2001)

Bio:

Prior to joining the Newberry College team, Dr. DuPont served as an instructor of business administration and adjunct professor at Lander University teaching courses in economics, business administration, and management information systems. He has served on several advisory boards and boards of directors. Dr. DuPont’s research interests include economic literacy and its measurement, 2/4 transfer programs, and organizational leadership.

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Alyssa Anstey

Alyssa Anstey

Assistant Professor of Music | Music Recruitment Coordinator


Office: Alumni Music Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5276

Email: Alyssa.Anstey@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.M. | University of South Carolina (2019)

B.A. | Newberry College (2016)

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Emanuel Jones

Emanuel Jones

Admission Counselor


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5258

Email: Emanuel.Jones@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

Degrees:

B.S. | Newberry College (2021)

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Len Lawson

Len Lawson

Assistant Professor of English


Office: McClurg 112

Office Phone: 803.321.5251

Email: Len.Lawson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Humanities

Degrees:

Ph.D. | Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2021)

M.A. | National University (2007)

B.S. | Winthrop University (2002)

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Ruben Benitez

Ruben Benitez

Head Coach & Coordinator of Esports


Office: Wright Hall | Apex Arena

Email: Ruben.Benitez@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

Degrees:

B.A. | Georgia Southern University (2019)

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Tajuane Dockery

Tajuane Dockery

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Office: SCM, Room 116

Office Phone: 803.321.5219

Email: tajuane.dockery@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Nursing

Degrees:

D.N.P. | Liberty University (2020)

M.S.N. | University of North Carolina (2013)

A.S. | Midlands Technical College (2008)

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Justin Bass

Justin Bass

Assistant Volleyball Coach


Office: PHE Complex 211

Email: justin.bass@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Charles Van Horn III

Head Women's Golf Coach


Office: PHE Complex 203

Office Phone: 803.947.2051

Email: charles.vanhorn@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Hunter Perry

Hunter Perry

Associate Athletic Director for External Relations


Office: O.L.Casey

Office Phone: 803.947.2127

Email: hunter.perry@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams

Mental Health Counselor


Office: Wellness Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5271

Email: a.williams@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

Degrees:

M.A. | Clinical Mental Health Counseling, LPC, South University (2019)

B.A. | Psychology, Newberry College  (2011)

Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor  

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Melissa Ochoa

Melissa Ochoa

Assistant Professor of Sociology


Office: McClurg 204

Office Phone: 803.321.5209

Email: Melissa.Ochoa@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Degrees:

Ph.D. | Texas A&M University (2019)

B.A. (Psychology) | Purdue University (2009)

B.A. (Public Relations) | Purdue University (2009)

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Carlton Kinard

Carlton Kinard

Muller Center | Program Coordinator


Office: Keller Hall | Room 203

Office Phone: 803.321.5615

Email: Carlton.Kinard@newberry.edu

Department: The Muller Center at Newberry College

Degrees:

B.M.E. | Newberry College (2016)

Bio:

As a student, Carlton Kinard led the student body as president of the Student Government Association and a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In August 2021, he returned to his alma mater to serve as program coordinator for the Muller Center. He previously served as parenting coordinator at Newberry Elementary School.

 

A native of Newberry, Kinard was elected to the Newberry City Council in a 2020 special election. He also serves as a member and trustee of New Enoree Baptist Church, president of the Newberry County branch of the NAACP. His other involvements include the Newberry Rotary Club, Family YMCA, Newberry Downtown Development Association, Newberry County Chamber of Commerce, Newberry County Young Professionals, and the GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission.

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Molly Getsinger

Molly Getsinger

Director of Choral Activities


Office: Alumni Music Center 108

Email: Molly.Getsinger@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Music

Degrees:

D.M.A. | University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (2020)

M.A. | Rider University Westminster Choir College (2017)

B.M.E. | Shepherd University (2012)

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Bill Tiller

Bill Tiller

Director of Development for Athletics


Office: Holland Hall | Second Floor

Office Phone: 803.321.5676

Email: William.Tiller@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Advancement

Degrees:

B.A. (Political Science) | Clemson University | 1988

B.A. (History) | Clemson University | 1988

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Lynn Livingston

Lynn Livingston

Enrollment Management Coordinator


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 80.321.5127

Email: lynn.livingston@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

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Dallas Williams

Dallas Williams

Database Specialist- Report Writer


Office: Holland Hall - West Wing

Office Phone: 803.947.5288

Email: Dallas.Williams@newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.S. | South Carolina State University (2004)

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Greely Saddler

Greely Saddler

Student Success Support Specialist


Office: Center for Student Success

Office Phone: 803.321.5148

Email: Greely.Saddler@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Educational Services

Degrees:

B.S. | Newberry College (2017)

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Timothy Collins

Timothy Collins

Help Desk Technician - N3


Office: Darrow House

Office Phone: 803.321.5555

Email: Timothy.Collins@newberry.edu

Degrees:

A.S. | Piedmont Technical College (2019)

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Peter Foster

Peter Foster

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Office: Science & Mathematics Building

Email: peter.foster@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Sciences and Mathematics

Degrees:

Ph.D. | University of Colorado (2019)

B.S. | Grove City College (2013)

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Debra Demidow

Debra Demidow

Applications System Coordinator - Net3


Office: Darrow House

Office Phone: 803.321.5231

Email: debra.demidow@newberry.edu

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Cindy Strange

Cindy Strange

Network Administrator - N3


Office: Darrow House

Office Phone: 803.321.3313

Email: cindy.strange@newberry.edu

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Nikki Brooks

Nikki Brooks

Director of Human Resources


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5117

Email: Nikki.Brooks@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Administrative Affairs

Degrees:

MBA | Strayer University (2014)

B.S. | Limestone College (2002)

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Jakqulyn  Williams

Jakqulyn Williams

Residence Hall Director


Office: Derrick Hall

Email: Jakqulyn.Williams@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

Degrees:

Ed.S. | University of South Carolina (2014)

B.A. | University of South Carolina (2012)

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Aslynn  Halvorson

Aslynn Halvorson

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Human Performance


Office: Center for Teacher Education, 106C

Office Phone: 803.321.5167

Email: Aslynn.Halvorson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Sport Professions

Degrees:

M.S. | University of Tennessee (2014)

B.S. | University of Tennessee (2012)

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Laura Beth Shealy

Laura Beth Shealy

Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement and Communication


Office: Holland Hall, Second Floor

Office Phone: 803.321.5651

Email: LauraBeth.Shealy@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Advancement

Degrees:

B.A. | Newberry College (2016)

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Kelli Lynn Fellows

Kelli Lynn Fellows

Dean of Online and Graduate Programs


Office: Holland Hall - West Wing

Office Phone: 803.321.5685

Email: kelli.fellows@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D., University of Georgia (2006)

M.S., The University of Southern Mississippi (2002)

B.S., The University of Southern Mississippi (1993)

Bio:

Dr. Fellows is an experienced higher education executive who comes to Newberry from Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. In this newly created office, the New Orleans native takes the helm of the College’s rapidly growing online division, as well as oversee the implementation of new master’s degree programs.

 

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Daisy Bourassa-Dowd

Daisy Bourassa-Dowd

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Office: Sciences & Mathematics Building 315

Office Phone: 803.321.5281

Email: Daisy.Dowd@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Sciences and Mathematics

Degrees:

Ph.D. | Georgia Institute of Technology (2016)

B.S. | Simmons College (2010)

Bio:

Dr. Daisy Bourassa-Dowd joined the Newberry College faculty in February 2021.

 

As an undergraduate at Simmons College, Dr. Bourassa-Dowd worked on the solid state, asymmetric reduction of ketones using a chiral borate ester. In graduate school, she used novel zinc and copper fluorescent probes to investigate metal distribution during cell division and development of zebrafish embryos. After Georgia Tech, she taught organic chemistry, biochemistry, and gender equity in STEM courses at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Bourassa-Dowd was also the Associate Director of Residential Education at Agnes Scott, where she oversaw several living-learning communities.

 

In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga and hiking with her partner, Matt, and their three dogs, Maggie, Moxley and Bayley.

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Kelly  Klapcuniak

Kelly Klapcuniak

Assistant Field Hockey Coach


Office: PHE 209

Email: Kelly.Klapcuniak@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

B.S. | Slippery Rock University (2013)

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Matthew Kidder

Matthew Kidder

Assistant Professor of Economics and Data Sciences


Office: McClurg 311B

Email: Matthew.Kidder@newberry.edu

Department: Business Administration

Degrees:

Ph.D. | University of California - Irvine (2016)

B.S. | American University (2003)

Bio:

Dr. Kidder received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California Irvine with a focus in applied international trade.  He joined the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing as a tenure track Assistant Professor.  There he taught applied statistical methods to Ph.D. students in the Business School and conducted original research on global value chains.  Dr. Kidder’s research work is published by the World Bank and he has other academic papers under review.   

Dr. Kidder was the last US Academic trade economist, to leave Beijing during the height of the US-China trade war, where he lived for half a decade.  His research work in China discovered that traditional trade theories overemphasize the benefits of industrial specialization since he discovered that there are gains to diversification in production.  This discovery is highly relevant to understand the implications of hollowing out US Manufacturing and flagging US comparative advantages in the World Economy.  Dr. Kidder suggests that Chinese subsidization of zombie companies has contributed to China’s rise as a global power, which is a heterodox view in economics.  

Dr. Kidder is also a data scientist practitioner, where he has developed algorithms in Artificial Intelligence that are unique in the world.  This work is proprietary and not currently in the public domain.  As an applied statistician, he is most concerned with understanding how individuals are impacted differently by a given stimulus.  His work statistically teases these individual level effects out of large and messy data sets.   

Dr. Kidder is passionate about efficiency and automation.  His is constantly creating little tools that automate his job and he loves to share these tools with others.  He is also passionate about the communities in which he lives and is always searching for opportunities to make an impact at all levels.   

Prior to becoming an economist, Dr. Kidder was an entrepreneur, a semi-professional football player, an extreme sports athlete. 

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Tabetha  Quina

Tabetha Quina

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Office: SCM-119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5186

Email: Tabetha.Quina@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Nursing

Degrees:

M.S. | Saint Xavier University (2020)

B.A. | Florida State University (2002)

Bio:

Tabetha F. Quina received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Florida State University in 2002 and her Master of Science in Nursing degree with a focus in Nursing Education from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL in 2020.  In January 2021, Tabetha obtained her certification in nursing education from the National League for Nursing.  She started her nursing career as an operating room nurse in both Tallahassee, FL and Columbia, MD before settling in Lexington County, SC in 2004.  Quina has worked for Lexington Medical Center (LMC) since 2004 with nursing experience in the operating room, information services, and discharge planning/utilization review.  She continues to work at LMC as needed during semester breaks to stay current on nursing practice issues and concerns.  Professional interests include women's health issues, community and rural health concerns, and the advancement of nursing education.

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Sara Perry

Sara Perry

Benefits Coordinator


Office: Holland Hall | Room 107

Office Phone: 803.321.5119

Email: Sara.Perry@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Administrative Affairs

Degrees:

B.S. | University of Phoenix (2015)

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Kenley Longshore

Kenley Longshore

Senior Admissions Counselor | Guest Experience Coordinator.


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5132

Email: kenley.longshore@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

Degrees:

B.A., Newberry College, 2019

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Landon Martin

Landon Martin

Assistant Football Coach – OL


Email: l.martin@newberry.edu

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Nicole  Borowinski

Nicole Borowinski

Assistant Women's Soccer Coach


Email: Nicole.Borowinski@newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.A. | Kansas Wesleyan University (2011)

A.A. | Grossmont College (2008)

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Mich Hall

Mich Hall

Assistant Football Coach - Defensive Line


Office: P.E. Complex

Office Phone: 803.321.5654

Email: mich.hall@newberry.edu

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Daniel Read

Daniel Read

Assistant Track Coach/Distance


Office Phone:

Email: daniel.read@newberry.edu

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Jimmy Stephens

Head Men's and Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Coach


Office Phone: 803.947.2115

Email: Jimmy.Stephens@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

B.S. | University of South Carolina (1991)

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Rebecca Reeves

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach


Office Phone: 803.321.5188

Email: rebecca.reeves@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Breanna Malbranche

Associate Athletic Trainer


Office Phone: 803.321.5170

Email: Breanna.Malebranche@prismahealth.org

Department: Department of Athletics

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Greg McMillen

Assistant AD for Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer


Office Phone: 803.321.5184

Email: leo.mcmillen@prismahealth.org

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Harley Nunan

Harley Nunan

Head Women’s Triathlon Coach


Office: O.L.Casey

Office Phone: 803.321.5142

Email: harley.nunan@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

M.S., Sports Science & Health

Bio:

Harley Nunan brings over eight years of coaching experience to Newberry. For the last two and a half years, she has served as the head cross country and track and field coach at Falcon High School in Peyton, Colorado. Before that, Nunan was the head cross country and track and field coach and Mendocino High School in Mendocino, California. Harley is also a former triathlete for 1900 Triathlon, where she started up a youth division.    
 
From January of 2019 to June of 2020, she worked for USA Triathlon as the Coaching Education Manager. In this position, Nunan was responsible for coordinating and managing coaching education clinics across the country and developed educational curriculums, manuals, and all continuing education units for coaches. Harley has a Master of Science degree in Sports Science & Health and is a USA Triathlon Level II certified coach, a USA Weightlifting Level I coach, USA Swim 201 coach, USA Track and Field Level I coach, and a USA Cycling Level III coach.  

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Elias  Fernandez

Elias Fernandez

Assistant Men &Women's Tennis Coach


Office: City Tennis Complex.

Email: elias.fernandez@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Zach Watson

Zach Watson

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach


Office: Soccer House

Office Phone: 803.321.5265

Email: zach.watson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

M.S.| College Athletic Administration, Coker University, 2019

B.S. | Criminal Justice, Sacred Heart University, 2017

Bio:

Originally from Bridgewater, Mass., Zach Watson was an assistant coach at Curry College in Boston for the past two years. There, he worked with the goalkeepers, who led the conference in saves in 2019. He also assisted in all aspects of the program. While at Curry, Watson also coached teams with Steel United and ran the goalkeeper program for the Boston region. In addition, he has worked with the New England Revolution of MLS as an academy staff coach.

Watson played collegiately as a goalkeeper at Sacred Heart University from 2014-17 and at nearby Coker in 2018. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 2018 and a master's degree in College Athletic Administration in 2019. He currently holds his USSF D License, a USC Advanced National Diploma, and a Level 1 GK diploma.  He is also a Regional level referee and has done numerous high level events including the UPSL National Quarterfinal in 2019.

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Christopher Sharp

Christopher Sharp

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


Office: McClurg Center 303

Office Phone: 803.321.5216

Email: Christopher.Sharp@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Humanities

Degrees:

Ph.D. | University of Central Florida (2006)

M.S. | University of Central Florida (1999)

B.S. | Florida State University (1997)

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Chris Dominick

Chris Dominick

Senior Accountant


Office: Holland Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5199

Email: Chris.Dominick@newberry.edu

Department: Business Administration

Degrees:

B.S. | University of South Carolina (1994)

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Melody Boyd

Melody Boyd

Accounts Receivable Coordinator


Office: Holland Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5116

Email: melody.boyd@newberry.edu

Department: Business Administration

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Steffi Hiltgen

Steffi Hiltgen

Public Services Librarian


Office: Wessels Library

Email: steffi.hiltgen@newberry.edu

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Lisa Wagner '91

Alumni Board of Managers


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Renee Arnold

Renee Arnold

Registered Nurse


Office: Health Services

Office Phone: 803. 321.3316

Email: renee.arnold@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

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Sherrigan Feaster-Johnson

Sherrigan Feaster-Johnson

Director of Housing and Residence Life


Office: Derrick Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5328

Email: Sherrigan.Feaster-Johnson@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.A., College Counseling and Human Development, Radford University, 

B.A., Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina.

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Patricia Pearson

ELCA South Carolina Synod Representative


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Mashario Morton

Mashario Morton

Men and Women Track & Field Assistant Coach


Office: CTE, 122C

Office Phone: 803.321.5114

Email: mashario.morton@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

B.A., Theatre Performance, Winthrop University, 2016

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Kenntrail Grooms

Kenntrail Grooms

Director of Student Engagement and Greek Life


Office: Derrick Hall, room 9

Office Phone: 803.321.3311

Email: kenntrail.grooms@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

Degrees:

M.A., Counseling (Mental Health), Webster University, 2009

B.A., Psychology, Newberry College, 2007

Bio:

Kenntrail Grooms returned to his alma mater in spring 2020 to head the College's student engagement and Greek life programs. He previously served Benedict College in student activities and leadership development roles from 2011 until his arrival at Newberry.

 

Grooms was heavily involved during his time as a Newberry College student. He was a member of the marching band, Metoka Galeda Gospel Choir, the Newberry College Singers, and he remains a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He also served as a new student orientation leader and a resident advisor.

 

In his community, he has volunteered with the Alston Wilkes Society Columbia Youth Home, the C.A. Johnson High School Family Literacy Initiative, and the South Carolina 4-H Program. He is an active member of Grace Christian Church in Columbia.

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Richard Herrington '69

Richard Herrington '69


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Lori Ann Summers

Lori Ann Summers

Vice President for Institutional Advancement


Office: Holland Hall - Second Floor

Office Phone: 803.321.5363

Email: LoriAnn.Summers@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.Ed. | University of South Carolina (2014)

B.A. | University of South Carolina (1988)

Bio:

Lori Ann assumed the role of Vice President for Institutional Advancement in November 2019.

 

The Union native is an established and versatile fundraiser with over two decades' experience in higher education, having most recently led advancement efforts at the University of South Carolina's six health science schools and colleges.

 

Before that, she was Senior Director of Development for the university's College of Engineering and Computing. Over her extensive career, she has also served Auburn University, Colorado College and the University of Minnesota. She has been a member of the American Cancer Society leadership board in Columbia, and of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

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Whitney Metz

Whitney Metz

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement


Office: Holland Hall, 2nd Floor

Office Phone: 803.321.5694

Email: whitney.metz@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Advancement

Degrees:

M.Ed., Higher Education Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 2014

B.A., Newberry College, 2009

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Johnathan Cochran

Assistant Coach, Cross Country and Track and Field


Email: johnathan.cochran@newberry.edu

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Carol West

Carol West

Director of Special Events/Reservations


Office: Dufford House

Office Phone: 803.321.3302

Email: carol.west@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Administrative Affairs

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Russell Rivers

Russell Rivers

Director of Marketing and Communications


Office: Holland Hall - Upper East Wing

Office Phone: 803.947.2053

Email: russell.rivers@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Advancement

Degrees:

B.A., Advertising and Graphic Design, University of South Carolina, 1985

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Sarah Dougherty

Sarah Dougherty

Associate Director of Advancement Services


Office: Holland Hall 2nd Floor

Office Phone: 803-321-5147

Email: sarah.dougherty@newberry.edu

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Sharon Bryant

Sharon Bryant

Athletic Club Associate Director


Office: O.L. Casey

Office Phone: 803-321-5152

Email: Sharon.Bryant@Newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.A., Newberry College, 2011 Summa Cum Laude

A.S., Piedmont Technical College, 1996

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Allan Dunphy

Allan Dunphy

Assistant Professor, Respiratory Therapy


Office: Keller Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5220

Email: allan.dunphy@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Sciences and Mathematics

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Jim Hale

Jim Hale

Associate Development Officer


Office: Holland Hall Second Floor

Office Phone: 803.321.5141

Email: Jim.Hale@newberry.edu

Degrees:

J.D. | University of South Carolina (1970)

B.A. | Newberry College (1963)

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Jeff Handman

Jeff Handman

Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach


Office Phone: 803.321.5301

Email: jeff.handman@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

B.A., Lincoln Memorial University

Bio:

Handman, a former Lacrosse player at Lincoln Memorial, is set to bring new coaching experience to the program. His primary focus is defense and working specifically with goalkeepers although he is skilled in coaching both sides of the ball. 

As former assistant coach at West Florida, Handman helped lead the team to an impressive 26-1 record. He specialized with the goalies and defense, helping his team win four championships. Handman went on to coach for Team 91 club team, which has allowed him to gain familiarity with players across the country who have interests in playing at the next level. This allowed for him to build a strong recruiting network in both Florida and North Carolina. 

Handman was also assistant coach at Barton College. In which he was responsible for recruiting, player development, scouting, film breakdown and many other tools which he plans on bringing to the program. At Barton he helped lead the team to conference playoffs as a first year program. 
 

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Ivy  Rice

Ivy Rice

Institutional Advancement Administrative Coordinator


Office: Holland Hall, Upper Central Wing

Office Phone: 803.321.5363

Email: ivy.rice@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Advancement

Degrees:

A.A.S. | Piedmont Technical College (2020)

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Whitney Merinar

Whitney Merinar

Registrar


Office: Holland Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5125

Email: Whitney.Merinar@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ed.S. | The George Washington University (2008)

M.A. | University of Phoenix (2000)

B.S. | Georgia Southern University (1996)

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Jody A. Thompson

Jody A. Thompson

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Office: LMC 317

Office Phone: 803.321.5221

Email: jody.thompson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Degrees:

Ph.D., Applied Experimental Psychology, Central Michigan University, 2017

MS, Experimental Psychology, Jacksonville State University, 2010 

BA, Psychology, University of Alabama, 2008

Bio:

Dr. Thompson is received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology at the University of Alabama in 2008. He received his Masters of Science in 2010 from Jacksonville State University with a concentration in experimental psychology. He also studied applied behavior analysis while there. Dr. Thompson then received his Ph.D. in applied experimental psychology with an emphasis in social psychology from Central Michigan University in 2017. His dissertation focused on brand priming and the effects of a short mindfulness meditation on brand priming. He also conducted research on cooperative behavior, relational aggression from reality television compared to physical aggression in scripted television, and risky behavior. 

Before coming to Newberry, Dr. Thompson taught at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, Ferris State University, and University of North Alabama. His current research interests involve cognitive dissonance, kin selection theory, and mindfulness.

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Sarah Frederickson

Sarah Frederickson

Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Office: SCM - Room 119C

Office Phone: 803.321.5109

Email: Sarah.Frederickson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Sciences and Mathematics

Degrees:

Ph.D. | University of Arkansas (2019)

M.S. | Arkansas State University (2013)

B.S. | University of the Ozarks (2010)

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Cole Watson

Cole Watson

Assistant Football Coach


Email: cole.watson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Fico Kondla

Fico Kondla

Assistant Baseball Coach


Email: fredrick.kondla@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Bio:

Fico Kondla came to Newberry prior to the 2019 season, in which he helped the Wolves win their first-ever regular season South Atlantic Conference championship. The Wolves went 41-16 (21-3 SAC), had winning streaks of 12 and 13 games, and spent eight weeks ranked inside the top 10 on their way to hosting an NCAA Regional.

Kondla helped 2019 SAC Player of the Year Danton Hyman to first team All-Region and Honorable Mention All-American honors. Hyman is one of three Wolves to ever be named a unanimous first team All-Region selection.

Kondla came to Newberry from the Morehead City in the Coastal Plain League, where he served as Marlins' top assistant coach.

Prior to that, Kondla was the head baseball coach/athletic director for SLAM! North Charter School and an assistant baseball coach for Northside Christian Academy, the Florence Red Wolves, and the South Florida Rebels.

Kondla graduated from Coker College in 2014. As a member of the baseball team, he was all-conference and all-region during his time with the team, as well as a two-time team captain.

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Ryan West

Ryan West

Assistant Baseball - Pitching Coach


Email: ryan.west@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Bio:

Ryan West came to Newberry prior to the 2019 season, one of Newberry's best in school history. West was part of a staff that helped Newberry to a 41-16 (21-3 SAC) record, winning streaks of 12 and 13 games, the school's first-ever South Atlantic Conference championship, and an NCAA Regional hosting bid for the first time. The team was also ranked in the top 10 nationally for eight weeks during the season.

West helped relief pitcher Quinton Driggers to first team All-Region and Second Team All-American honors. Driggers is one of three Wolves to ever be voted as a unanimous All-Region selection

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Justina Teale

Justina Teale

Head Cheerleading Coach


Office Phone: 803.947.2113

Email: justina.teale@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

B.S., Mass Communications, Lander University,  2017 

Bio:

Teale attended Lander University in Greenwood, where she was a part of the Cheerleading team for four years and obtained several leadership positions across her campus. Prior to Lander, she attended Barnwell High School where she received All-American honors at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and London's New Year's Day Parade. 

Teale has extensive leadership skills. She served as an instructor for over 200 high school and middle school athletes for the Universal Cheerleaders Association, where she focused on mentoring and enhancing the skills of young athletes across the Southeast. Her positive attitude towards guiding young athletes has shaped her ability to lead a team. She also has experience in coaching as head JV Coach for AC Flora High School, where she was in charge of organizing and implementing training strategies to further enhance the skills of the competitors. 

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Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor

Head Men's Basketball Coach


Office Phone: 803.321.5153

Email: jason.taylor@newberry.edu

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Megan Nilson

Assistant Athletic Trainer


Office Phone: 803.321.5184

Email: megan.nilson@newberry.edu

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Tony Bixler

Tony Bixler

Director of Strength, Conditioning, and Sports Performance


Office: PHE

Office Phone: 803.321.5188

Email: tony.bixler@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Tony Bixler joined the Newberry Strength and Conditioning staff in February 2019.

Before coming to Newberry, Bixler worked with the Chinese Olympic Committee in Beijing China, as the head performance coach for the 2018 World Champion Men's Rifle Team.  the World Champion rifle athletes. He prepared the athletes by designing and implementing both in-season & off-season strength and conditioning programs. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant football coach at Westwood High School in Blythewood, S.C. from 2016-2017. While there he assisted with strength and conditioning while also coaching wide receivers, and tight ends. In 2015, he worked with the football team at AC Flora High School in Columbia, S.C. He assisted with strength and conditioning program while coaching quarterbacks. 

Bixler interned with the University of South Carolina's strength and conditioning staff, working primarily with women's basketball during the 2014-15 season. His job entailed managing in-season workouts and teaching proper technique. During the spring, summer and fall of 2014, he worked at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, S.C. as an assistant football coach. While there, he coached the wide receivers and assisted with strength and conditioning. From 2010-2013, he was an assistant football coach at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, S.C.. During his tenure, he co-authored the team's strength and conditioning program, also working with the quarterbacks and running backs.

Bixler also gained experience in sports performance while owning and operating Bixler Fitness.  He implemented various strength and conditioning programs that helped athletes achieve their goals. Bixler is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  He is also a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting.   

Bixler earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina in 2004. He worked for the Richland County Sheriff's Department from 2004-2010, initially as a Uniform Deputy and later as a Criminal Investigator.  In 2017, he earned his Master of

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Cassie Ammons

Cassie Ammons

Admission Counselor


Office: Welcome Center

Email: Cassie.Babb@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

Degrees:

B.A. | Newberry College (2018)

Bio:

Ammons returned to her alma mater in 2019 as a coach for the Newberry College Dance Team. During her undergraduate years, she was a Student Ambassador from 2015-18, earning Rookie of the Year in 2015 and being named Student Ambassador of the Year in 2017. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and Sigma Alpha Pi, served as president of the Social Justice Club and as an ally for the Campus Alliance for Respect and Diversity. She is a native of Greenwood, South Carolina.

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Lauren Alston

Lauren Alston

Head Dance Coach


Office Phone: 803.321.3324

Email: lauren.alston@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Bio:

Lauren Alston has was hired as the head coach for Newberry's Dance program in August 2019. Alston, a Columbia native, has learned from choreographers that include two Emmy Award winners, a backup dancer for Whitney Houston and Chris Brown, a principle dancer for the New York City Ballet, a choreographer for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys, and Grammys, and a So You Think You Can Dance winner.
 
She began her professional career at age 16, touring various cities in China over the course of a month and performing over 40 shows. She has performed in several commercials and music videos and has worked extensively in choreography, directing dance studios, and judging dance competitions and conventions at the national and regional level. Collegiately, she performed as a member of the Carolina Girls while attending the University of South Carolina. Alston will lead the rebranded Dance program, which was formerly known as Scarlet Poms.
 

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Jessica Otis

Jessica Otis

Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Office: SCM 119F

Office Phone: 803.321.5245

Email: jessica.otis@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Sciences and Mathematics

Degrees:

M.S., Mathematics, University of South Carolina, 2019
B.S., Mathematics, University of South Carolina, 2016
 

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Annette Hunter

Annette Hunter

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education


Office: CTE 106D

Office Phone: 803.321.5603

Email: annette.hunter@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Teacher Education

Degrees:

Ph.D., Postsecondary and Adult Education, Capella University

M.Ed., Gifted Education, Widener University

M.Ed., Special Education, Widener University

B.S. in Elementary Education, Temple University 

Bio:

Dr. Annette Hunter has been in the state of South Carolina for 29 years, and she is so blessed to have joined Newberry College as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. Hunter received a B.S. in elementary education from Temple University, a M.Ed. in both gifted and special education from Widener University, and a Ph.D. in postsecondary and adult education from Capella University.

Hunter's doctrine of education is not about why her students are in her classroom, but about why each subject she will teach them will play a significant part in the learning process.  This follows through with getting her students involved and letting them experience what they are learning.  She believes that through class experiments, class discussions, or any other activity that stimulates and promotes students’ cognitive ability and awareness, learning will progress. 

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David Sayers

David Sayers

VP Administrative Affairs / CFO


Office: Holland Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.3353

Email: david.sayers@newberry.edu

Department: Office of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs

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Jennifer Bickley

Jennifer Bickley

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Office: SCM 118

Office Phone: 803.321.5671

Email: jennifer.bickley@newberry.edu

Degrees:

MSN, specialization in Nursing Education, South University, 2017

BSN, Newberry College, 2014

Bio:

Jennifer Bickley obtained her BSN from Newberry College in 2014 and her MSN from South University in 2017. She earned her graduate degree from South University with a specialization in nursing education. Though not currently enrolled, she would like to continue her knowledge in nursing education in an accredited doctoral program within the next 2 years. Before becoming a full-time faculty member at Newberry College in the spring of 2019, Jennifer served as an adjunct instructor for the Fundamentals course at Newberry College in the fall of 2018. Jennifer also taught clinicals for Fundamentals and Medical-Surgical courses at Newberry College and the University of South Carolina from the years 2016-2018. Jennifer has worked as a Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse at Lexington Medical Center since 2014 and has served as a unit preceptor while employed in this role. She holds Medical-Surgical certification through the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board and Basic Life Support Certification through the American Heart Association. Jennifer’s professional goal is to serve as a nurse educator who positively influences the nursing profession by holistically stimulating nursing students and nursing education.

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Susan Ludwick

Susan Ludwick

Chair, Department of Nursing


Office: SCM | Room 125

Office Phone: 803.321.5104

Email: susan.ludwick@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Nursing

Degrees:

DNP | The University of Kansas (2017)

M.S.N. | The University of Wyoming (1994)

B.S.N. | Wichita State University (1991) 

Bio:

Dr. Susan Ludwick, DNP, MSN, RN (Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing) is originally from Kansas City, MO and grew up in Overland Park, KS. She obtained her BSN from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS; she obtained her MSN from The University of Wyoming and she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (emphasizing Leadership & Public Health Nursing) from The University of Kansas in May 2017. 

Dr. Ludwick has been a Registered Nurse since 1992 and has been a Nursing Educator since 1996. Her clinical background includes working in Medical Surgical areas, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Community Health. She feels that nursing education is where her heart is and has been a nursing educator in several areas including Maternal Child Health, Community Health, Fundamentals, Leadership, Nursing History, and Pharmacology. 

Dr. Ludwick’s research interests emphasize vulnerable populations especially women and children living with homelessness, postpartum depression, and the emotional needs of nursing students. She has participated in podium presentations at regional and national nursing conferences. She is a member of Nurse’s Christian Fellowship, Sigma Theta Tau International, and serves as the Sub-editor of Nurse’s Christian Fellowship International on-line journal. She and her husband have three children.

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Jenny Lindler

Jenny Lindler

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Office: SCM 119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

Email: jenny.lindler@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Nursing

Degrees:

DNP, American Sentinel University (2020)

MSN, South University (2016)

BSN, Newberry College (2011)

Bio:

Dr. Jenny Lindler's professional goal has always been to become a nurse educator who empowers students to become the best nurse they can be, contribute to nursing research and help in shaping the future of nursing.

 

Lindler has served as a clinical instructor and adjunct faculty for Newberry College since 2016, joining the College's full-time faculty in 2017. She also previously worked as a nurse educator at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

Lindler is a practicing Registered Nurse with experience in several areas, including cardiac telemetry, medical-surgical, oncology, geriatrics, and family practice. She is nationally certified as a medical-surgical nurse. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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