Dean of Online and Graduate Programs
Ph.D., University of Georgia (2006)
M.S., The University of Southern Mississippi (2002)
B.S., The University of Southern Mississippi (1993)
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.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S., Biochemistry, Simmons College
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.
Coordinator of Campus Recreation and Intramural Programs
M.S., Recreation Services and Interventions, East Carolina University, 2020
B.S., Business Administration and Accounting, Florida Southern College, 2018
Grayson Martin started working in Campus Recreation as a sophomore at Florida Southern College. His first job was an intramural official and he continued to work in the Campus Recreation department as an intramural supervisor until he graduated in 2018.
Martin continued his education at East Carolina University and worked as the intramural graduate assistant for the Sport and Youth Programs area for the Campus Recreation and Wellness Department. During his time as a graduate assistant his primaryfocus was on training student officials as well as facilitating a variety of sports leagues for which the students could participate.
While at East Carolina Martin also got involved in the community by officiating local high school football and basketball games. He also began his involvement with various charity organizations and hurricane relief efforts throughout the community and surrounding area.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Irvine
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.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S., Nursing Education, Saint Xavier University, 2020
B.A., Nursing, Florida State University, 2002
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.
Assistant Track and Field Coach - Sprints & Jumps
Larence Terry brings to Newberry College eighteen years of experience coaching and developing youth athletes, AAU/USATF athletes, high school student-athletes, collegiate student-athletes, and both U.S. and International Professional Athletes. Terry spent most of his coaching career at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, SC. He is the Founder/CEO of Support For Superstars, a nonprofit specific to student-athletes. He was voted Vice President of 4A Cross Country and Track & Field by the South Carolina High School League from 2019 to 2020. Coach Terry is a United States Track and Field Association member and a USATF Level 2 Certified Coach in Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps. He also holds a Level 1 Coaching Certification from United States Sports Academy. Coach Terry went on to obtained his Coaching U.S. Paralympic Track & Field: Level 1 Certification.
USATF and United States Olympic Committee selected Coach Terry as an Elite Emerging Coach in the Combined Events, July 2010. He represented Bermuda as a Coach at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico, July 17-Aug 1, 2010. He recruited & coached an athlete from the country of St. Vincent & the Grenadines as he prepared for the 2011 World Championships, CAC Senior Games, Pan Am Games, and entry into a U.S. college. From 2019 to the present, he has coached an athlete from Malta to a New National Record three separate meets in the 110mh and 60mh. He will continue to coach him in preparation for the 2021 World Indoor Championships and 2021 Olympic Games. Coach Terry is currently coaching a French Paralympic Athlete, Jean Baptiste, in the Long Jump in preparation for the 2019 Para World Outdoor Championships this November in Dubai.
Head Women’s Triathlon Coach
M.S., Sports Science & Health
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.
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
M.S., College Athletic Administration, Coker University, 2019
B.S., Criminal Justice, Sacred Heart University, 2017
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.
Alumni Board of Managers
Assistant Director of the Center for Student Success and Disability Services
Carrie Kirk Montgomery comes to Newberry with 24 years of service in the field of education, including 18 years in disability services and six years as a middle school reading and language arts teacher. A native of Blythewood, South Carolina, she now resides in Little Mountain, where she enjoys observing nature, and reading and writing poetry in her free time.
Director of Housing and Residence Life
M.A., College Counseling and Human Development, Radford University,
B.A., Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina.
ELCA South Carolina Synod Representative
Director of Student Engagement and Greek Life
M.A., Counseling (Mental Health), Webster University, 2009
B.A., Psychology, Newberry College, 2007
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.
B.A., Elementary Education & Criminal Justice, Guilford College
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Vice President for Institutional Advancement
M.Ed. in Higher Education Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 2014
B.A. in Political Science, University of South Carolina, 1988
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.
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement
M.Ed., Higher Education Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 2014
B.A., Newberry College, 2009
Director of Marketing and Communications
B.A., Advertising and Graphic Design, University of South Carolina, 1985
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
B.A., Lincoln Memorial University
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.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Applied Experimental Psychology, Central Michigan University, 2017
MS, Experimental Psychology, Jacksonville State University, 2010
BA, Psychology, University of Alabama, 2008
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.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.S., Arkansas State University
B.S., University of the Ozarks
Assistant Baseball Coach
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.
Assistant Baseball - Pitching Coach
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
Head Cheerleading Coach
B.S., Mass Communications, Lander University, 2017
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.
Interim Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach
B.S., Mathematics, Lee University, 2018
Hanah Rotello most recently worked as a graduate assistant at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia.
While a graduate assistant, Rotello helped with practices, focusing mostly on the defensive side of the ball. She also worked with players on academics, helped with recruiting, scheduled travel, and broke down film. Prior to Wheeling Jesuit, she worked as an undergraduate intern in the athletic department at Lee University, assisting with compliance and game operations for fall sports.
Rotello graduated from Lee with a bachelor's degree in mathematics in the spring of 2018. She resides in Newberry.
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo,
Liz is no stranger to Newberry, serving as an assistant coach for the field hockey team since August of 2019. In her first season, the Wolves had their best season in school history. Newberry won a school-record 13 games and earned the second seed in the South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Championship while placing six players on the All-Conference teams. The Wolves also defeated Limestone and Lindenwood for the first time in school history and defeated 10th ranked Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Doherty was a four-year starter on the field hockey team at the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she was named SUNYAC All-Rookie and Second Team All-Conference as a freshman. She finished her college career with 11 goals, six assists, and 11 defensive saves. After graduation, Liz served as a graduate assistant at Nichols College while pursuing her Master's Degree in Business Administration.
Director of Strength, Conditioning, and Sports Performance
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
Assistant Coach for Dance
Cassie Babb joined the Newberry College Dance program in August 2019. Babb, a Newberry College graduate, was a Student Ambassador from 2015-18, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2015 and being named Student Ambassador of the Year in 2017. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma and Sigma Alpha Pi, served as President of the Social Justice Club, and was an Ally for the Campus Alliance for Respect and Diversity. She is a Greenwood native that attended Emerald High School.
Head Dance Coach
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.
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
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
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.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S., Nursing-Nurse Educator, Francis Marion Unversity, 2018
B.S., Nursing, Francis Marion University, 2008
Gabrielle Scott received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis on Nursing Education from Francis Marion University.
Prior to joining the full time Newberry faculty in 2019, Scott taught full time in a Practical Nursing Program and served as a clinical instructor for a BSN program. Scott has been a Registered Nurse for 11 years and her areas of expertise include Medical-Surgical, Special Procedures, and Nephrology.
Scott is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and feels she can best serve by teaching and mentoring students to care for patients holistically.
Business Analyst & Technical Advisor for Enrollment Management
B.A.Integrated Media, Digital Art, and Technology, Lake Erie College
Associate of Arts, Computer Science, University of Findlay
Assistant Professor of Nursing
MSN, specialization in Nursing Education, South University, 2017
BSN, Newberry College, 2014
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.
Chair, Department of Nursing
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.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
DNP, American Sentinel University (2020)
MSN, South University (2016)
BSN, Newberry College (2011)
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.
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach, Goalkeeper Coach/Assistant Director of Game Operations
Alexis Corrillo graduated from Newberry in 2016 before joining the coaching staff. She is responsible for training Newberry's goalkeepers. She also currently coaches at Mid Carolina HS.
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
M.A., Physical Education, University of South Florida, 2012
B.S., Business Administration and Sport Management, Aquinas College (MI), 2009
Chair, Department of Business Administration
Ph.D., University of Texas at Tyler, 2018
M.B.A., Mississippi State University, 2014
B.B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2012
Vocational Certification: Culinary Arts, Bossier Parish Community College, 1992
Dr. Fowler received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development: Organizational Development and Change from the University of Texas at Tyler, M.B.A. in Management from Mississippi State University, B.B.A. in Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and vocational certification in Culinary Arts from Bossier Parish Community College in Louisiana. His doctoral research and dissertation focused on transitional and transformational leadership within organizational change. Dr. Fowler began his tenure as chair for the Department of Business Administration in July 2019.
Dr. Fowler is a scholar-practitioner who worked in diverse fields for over two decades. During his varied employment tenure, he managed teams ranging in size from four to over one hundred members in information technology, customer service, and hospitality industries. His I.T. career focused on organizational business transitions and deployments, in a change management context, for a global Fortune 500 company. Dr. Fowler also served as an executive chef, working across the southern United States in hotels, casinos, and country clubs.
Dr. Fowler is a highly qualified educator and organizational consultant. Prior to arriving at Newberry College in 2018, Dr. Fowler instructed organizational change to business professionals in a global corporate environment. He also served as adjunct faculty, teaching management and information systems in a culinary, hotel, and restaurant management program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. Dr. Fowler also serves part-time during summer semesters as a visiting professor teaching in Clemson University’s Master of Human Resource Development online program. Additionally, he consults with religious establishments experiencing organizational transitions, and collaborates with numerous human resource development scholars focusing on leadership research.
Dr. Fowler is a passionate fan of college athletics, an accomplished vocalist, and adores cooking for others. He and his wife Victoria are “empty-nesters”, and relish in traveling the backroads of the United States in search of out of the way accommodations and culinary delights. They also enjoy serving in their local church as members of the choir and praise team.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
M.S., West Chester University, 2005
J.D., NC Central University School of Law, 2002
B.S., Appalachian State University, 1999
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph. D., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
M.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, La-Crosse, 2009
B.S., Environmental Biology, University of Wisconsin, La-Crosse, 2005
Dr. Lindsy Boateng performed her Ph.D. work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and focused on cancer cell invasion research. Her research interests were focused on how proteins of the cell alter their behaviors in cancer and cancer-like cells in order to invade through tissues and migrate to new sites. Specifically, she studied actin-binding proteins and their role in cell structures termed "invadosomes" that secrete degrading enzymes into the surrounding environment. Such mechanisms enable cancer cells to metastasize and make cancers difficult to treat. After this work, Dr. Boateng performed some preliminary research in C. elegans to study cell migration in a live model organism during its embryonic development.
Dr. Boateng came to Newberry College with teaching experiences both as a graduate student instructor of introductory Biology courses and labs, as well as an adjunct professor of Biology and Earth Science courses. Currently she enjoys teaching in her specialties of Genetics and Cell Biology at Newberry. It is Dr. Boateng's passion to see students thrive regardless of academic or personal challenges and develop scientific skills that will empower each student in their career pursuits.
Ph.D., Clemson University
M.Ed., University of Central Florida-Orlando
B.A., Guidance and Counseling - Newberry College
Dr. Lenna C. Young is a retired higher education leader and educator. She most recently served as Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Greenville Technical College, retiring from that position in December 2017. As a seasoned leader in educational settings, Dr. Young has long championed quality education through teaching excellence. She arrived at Greenville Technical College in August 2009 where she first served as Dean of Business and Public Service, focusing on supporting faculty to offer innovative teaching practices and service to students and leading academics to offer world-class status career and technical education.
Prior to her career in higher education, Dr. Young followed her military spouse for nearly 25 years across the U.S. and Europe. During that time, she began her federal civilian service career leading military children and youth programming for moer than 10 years as a program director or curriculum and training specialist. Her federal civilian service also included four years as a budget analyst for U. S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) research and development and procurement accounts. While serving at SOCOM, Dr. Young was nominated as one of a limited number of civilians to complete the Air Force’s Squadron Officer Leadership School. During her service in federal civilian service, Dr. Young was selected as a recipient of the Army Special Act Award and the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.
Upon returning to South Carolina, Dr. Young began teaching in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, SC, as an adjunct faculty member. At the same time, she began her doctoral studies at Clemson University where she also taught as a graduate teaching assistant and worked as a graduate research assistant. Dr. Young later accepted the position as ECD Program Coordinator at Tri-County Technical College and began the program’s self-study for the National Association for the Education of Young Children Associate Degree Accreditation resulting in the program being one of the first 30 in the nation to receive accreditation. Dr. Young was later appointed as the Department Head for Public Services.
Dr. Young’s community involvement prior to her return to South Carolina included service on the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Non-Violence and the Board of Directors of the Biloxi (Mississippi) Chamber of Commerce where she assisted in initiating military welcome dinners and orientations to integrate military members into the community. While living in Greenville, Dr. Young’s service included: Academic Members Council, University Center of Greenville; Furman University Undergraduate Evening Studies Advisory Council; Greenville Hospital System MedEx Academy Advisory Board; and Greenville Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.
A native South Carolinian, Dr. Young earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology / Guidance and Counseling from Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina, and a Master of Education from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. She completed her doctoral studies at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, with research focused on the selection and effects of professional development on teaching quality. Dr. Young and her husband, Colonel (Retired) Lance S. Young, reside in Gilbert, SC.
ELCA South Carolina Synod Representative
B.S., Architecture -- Clemson University
B.S., Building, Construction and Management - Clemson University
Joel M. Carter graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School in Cayce, S.C., in 1978. He continued his education at Clemson University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Architecture in 1982; a Bachelor of Science degree in Building, Construction and Management in 1983; and an Overseas Study in Genoa, Italy through the College of Architecture in 1983.
Carter’s 23 years of architectural experience includes expertise in design, construction documents and job observation on all types of corporate, educational and church building facilities; as well as managing a staff of 16 architects, CAD technicians, designers and administrative personnel. Carter has been a Registered Architect in the state of South Carolina since 1990, and a principal of Jumper Carter Sease Architects, formerly Drafts & Jumper Architects, since 1991. His professional organizations include: American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education, AIA SC Board of Directors, 2002 - 2005; and AIA/AGC Joint Cooperative Committee, 1998 – present; former chairman 1999 – 2003.
In the community, he has been involved with the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club, 1985 – present; Lexington Chamber of Commerce; Saint Stephen Lutheran Church - Church Council Member, 1997 – 2000; Speakers’ Bureau for 2004 Bond Referendum – Lexington School District One; Task Force for Facilities Nomenclature, 2003 - Lexington School District One; and Lexington County Board of Adjusters, 2005 - present.
Carter enjoys sailing, fishing, hunting and traveling. He is a dedicated Newberry College and Clemson football fan. He is married to Dee H. Carter, MD, formerly of Rock Hill, S.C. They have one son, Tyler, who is a graduate of Newberry College.
Associate Athletic Trainer
M.S., Athletic Training, West Virginia University, 2017
B.S., Athletic Training, University of Connecticut, 2014
Ehlers' received his master's degree in athletic training from West Virginia University in 2017. During his time at WVU, Ehlers was the sole athletic trainer for Fairmont High School where he covered roughly 350 athletes.
He has also completed internships with Sacred Heart University and the New York Giants.
Ehlers is from Fairfield, Conn. and received his bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Connecticut in 2014.
Head Volleyball Coach
Kessler has spent the last four seasons in the Division I ranks as an assistant coach. In 2017 he helped Arkansas State to a 21-win season as Offensive Coordinator, overseeing setter and attacker training and development. A former setter, Kessler also worked extensively with the Red Wolves' setters in the areas of footwork and peripheral vision.
He spent the 2016 season at Troy coordinating the Trojans' defense while also training the setters, helping six players surpass 120 digs and two players attain 95 blocks. He held the same role at Georgia Southern the previous year, where Eagles' libero Alex Beecher ranked 10th nationally and led the Sun Belt Conference in digs per set while setting a school record for total digs.