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New Faculty and Academic Personnel 2017-2018

Nancy Colyar

Assistant Professor of Library Science and Director of the Library

Nancy joined Birmingham-Southern in September of 2016. She received a B.A. from the College of

William and Mary, and she went on to complete an M.S. in library science from the University of North

Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has previously worked as a director of the library systems of Kennesaw State

University, Southern Polytechnic State University, and Louisiana State University.

Mary Hamil Gilbert

Instructor of Classics

Mary earned a B.A. in Latin, Greek, and English from the University of Georgia, followed by an M.A. in

Latin and Greek from Washington University in Saint Louis. Mary also holds an M.A. and is completing a

Ph.D. in classics from the University of Virginia. She has completed courses at the Rare Book School at

Harvard University and the University of Virginia. Her research interests include Greek and Roman

drama, mythology, and reception and translation studies.

Stephanie Hansard

Visiting Instructor of Sociology

Stephanie received a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Agnes Scott College. She went on to earn

an M.A. and is completing a Ph.D. in sociology from Georgia State University. She most recently served

as a teaching associate at Georgia State University. Her research and teaching interests include social

statistics, medical sociology, health disparities, and race and ethnic inequality.

Dasha Maye

Assistant Professor of Library Science and Director of ARC

Dasha joined Birmingham-Southern in September of 2016. She received a B.S. in psychology and

communications from the University of Montevallo, followed by an M.S. in communications and

information sciences from the University of Alabama. Before coming to Birmingham-Southern, Dasha

served as a librarian for the Pinson Public Library.

Desireé Melonas

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Desireé received a B.A. in history from Saint Vincent College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science

from Temple University. She most recently held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at

Swarthmore College, and she has also served as an instructor at Temple University. Her teaching and

research specializations include social and political theory, black political thought, identity theory, and

political theories of space and place.

Caleb Moxley

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Caleb earned a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in religious studies from Randolph College. While at

Randolph, Caleb was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and was a recipient of the Catherine I. Hastings

Award in Mathematics. He then earned an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Alabama at

Birmingham, and is now working on a Ph.D. at UAB in applied mathematics with a minor in computer

science. He has held teaching positions at UAB and Samford University, and has been an adjunct

professor at Birmingham-Southern since 2015.