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Kent S. Andersen, 2000
Instructor of English
B.A. (1995), Iowa State University; M.A. (1998), American University. Interests:  composition and rhetoric, cultural studies, science fiction, critical theory.

Clare Emily Clifford, 2007
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A. (1997),Virginia Tech; M.A. (1999), Northeastern University; Ph.D. (2005) University of Alabama. Interests: American literature, twentieth-century poetry, literature of crisis, Medical Humanities, Buddhism.

Natalie M. Davis, 1972
Professor of Political Science
B.A. (1968), Stetson University; Ph.D. (1976), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; L.H.D. (1991), Stetson University. Interests: comparative politics: Western Europe Communist systems, elite behavior, survey research and design, American political parties, Southern politics, public administration.

Susan K. Hagen, 1976
Mary Collett Munger Professor of English
A.B. (1969), Gettysburg College; M.A. (1972), University of Maryland; Ph.D. (1976), University of Virginia. Interests: Chaucer, Middle English poetry, gender studies, interdisciplinary studies.

Steven S. Hendley, 1988
Professor of Philosophy
B.A. (1978), Rhodes College; M.A. (1980), Vanderbilt University; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1987), Duquesne University. Interests: phenomenology, existentialism, post modernism, political philosophy.

Randall David Law, 2003
Associate Professor of History
B.A. (1991), Amherst College; M.A. (1993),Yale University; Ph.D. (2001), Georgetown University. Interests: modern Russian and European history, history of Russian education, Russian film and popular culture, history of terrorism.

Matthew A. Levey, 1993
Professor of History
B.A. (1978), Clark University; M.A. (1980), University of Michigan; M.A. (1984), Ph.D. (1991), University of Chicago. Interests: China, Japan, intellectual history.

Heather J. Meggers-Wright, 2006
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A. (1998), Westminster College; M.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2005), University of Missouri-Columbia. Interests: sexuality, body image, Internet behavior

Duane H. Pontius, Jr., 1999
T. Morris Hackney Professor of Physics
B.S. (1981), Birmingham-Southern College; Ph.D. (1988), Rice University.  Interests: physics education research, Jupiter's magnetosphere, space weather, ballet, sailing.

Kathleen Greer Rossmann, 1999
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A. (1987), Furman University; M.A. (1995), University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D. (1999), University of Colorado. Interests: applied microeconomics, environmental economics, non-market valuation, econometrics.

David J. Smith, 1983
Professor of Music
B.M. (1969), Westminster Choir College; M.M. (1976), Peabody Conservatory of Music; D.M.A. (1986), University of Texas at Austin. Interests: voice, choir, vocal literature.

Sandra L. Sprayberry, 1988
Robert E. Luckie, Jr., Professor of English
B.A. (1979), M.F.A. (1983), University of Alabama; Ph.D. (1988), Florida State University. Interests: twentieth century literature, creative writing, ethnic and gender studies.

David W. Ullrich, 1986
Professor of English
B.A. (1975), Marquette University; M.A. (1976), Ph.D. (1986), University of Wisconsin-Madison. Interests: romanticism, framed narratives, critical theory, contemporary popular culture.