Dalton State Welcomes New Faculty


Dalton State welcomes 18 new faculty members to campus this fall.

“Identifying new faculty is an art-form that requires a committee of dedicated academicians coupled with an applicant pool that embraces the mission of the college while being experts in their individual field,” said Dr. Pat Chute, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “This year the search committees were artists in the truest sense as they identified a remarkable group of talented individuals who will most certainly bring a vibrant and scholarly approach to teaching.  The Dalton State community is proud and excited to have them join the already extraordinary group of educators whose enthusiasm for creating the best outcomes for our students is palpable.  Welcome aboard.”

Four join the Wright School of Business.

Dr. Victor Marshall, an assistant professor of management, earned his doctor of business administration degree in business strategy and international business from Kennesaw State University.

Dr. Corey Shank, who holds a doctorate degree in finance from the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, joins the faculty as an assistant professor of finance. He most recently taught at Oklahoma State University as a visiting professor.

Benjamin Thrower joins the faculty as an instructor in management. He holds a master’s of science degree in finance from the University of Utah and a master’s of public administration from Georgia College and State University.

Nine new faculty members join the School of Liberal Arts.

Alicia Alderman, Jacqueline Boals, Wei Cen, Dr. Calley Hornbuckle, and Dr. Megan Vallowe are all new additions to the Department of English.

Alderman, who previously taught part time, is now a full-time lecturer in English. Alderman and Boals, an assistant professor of English, both hold master’s degrees in English from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Boals previously taught at UTC, as well as Southern New Hampshire University and Colorado Technical University.

Cen, who earned her master’s degree in English from Bowling Green State University, is the new Writing Lab coordinator and an assistant professor of English. She is pursuing her doctorate from Bowling Green State University. She previously served as an English as a second language specialist who trained tutors to provide better service to multilingual writers.

Hornbuckle, who earned her doctorate in English from the University of South Carolina, and Vallowe, who earned her doctorate in English from the University of Arkansas, join the faculty as associate professors of English. Hornbuckle previously taught at Columbia College in South Carolina while Vallowe previously taught at Georgia Gwinnett College.

Chad Daniel, who holds a master’s degree in fine arts from Southern Methodist University, and Kristi David, who holds a master’s in teaching from Lee University and is pursuing her doctorate in communication from Regent University, both join the faculty as lecturers in communication.

Dr. Luke Manget, an assistant professor of history, earned his doctorate in history from the University of Georgia. He previously taught at UTC. Dr. Jacob Snyder, an assistant professor of political science and philosophy, earned his doctorate in political science from Michigan State University.

Dr. Rebecca Brosky, Lawrence Ssebaggala, and Dr. Xinghai Zhao are new additions to the School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics.

Brosky, an assistant professor of chemistry, earned her doctorate in chemistry from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She previously served as a Noyce Teaching Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Ssebaggala, who holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Louisiana Tech and is pursuing a doctorate in mathematics from Illinois State University, joins the faculty as an assistant professor of mathematics. He previously taught at Illinois State.

Zhao, an assistant professor of physics, earned his doctorate in physics and astronomy from Notre Dame. He previously taught at Penn State DuBois.

Cynthia Larmon and Pam Lyon, who both earned bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Dalton State, join the School of Health Professions as instructors of nursing. They previously taught at Dalton State part-time. Larmon is pursuing her master’s in nursing from the University of North Georgia while Lyon is pursuing hers from Frontier University.

Also joining the School of Health Professions is Liz Hubbs, a lecturer in social work. She holds a master’s of social work degree from New York University and has many years’ experience working in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. She has previously taught part time at Dalton State.