Dalton State College (DSC) welcomed 16 new faculty members to campus.
Wright School of Business
• David Brown, lecturer in management information systems. Brown has a master's degree from Georgia Southern University in instructional technology and from the University of Tennessee in information science. His bachelor's degree is in history from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Brown has been at DSC as instructional technologist since 2011.
• Keith Carruthers, assistant professor of management. Carruthers earned a master's degree from the University of Moncton and was previously teaching operations management at Dalhousie University in Canada. He has a bachelor's in psychology from the University of Waterloo and a bachelor of business administration from Acadia University. Carruthers is pursuing a doctorate (all but dissertation) from the University of Hull.
• Patrick Ryle, assistant professor of accounting. Ryle earned his master of business administration degree from the University of Rhode Island, a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University and a master of laws in trial advocacy from Temple University School of Law. He also has a juris doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law. His bachelor's degree is in management with an accounting concentration from the University of Massachusetts. Ryle was previously an adjunct professor of business law and accounting at the University of Rhode Island.
• Stephen Ray Smith, lecturer in management. Smith earned his doctorate degree in organizational leadership from Regent University and a master of international business in international business studies from the University of South Carolina. His bachelor's is in economics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He was formerly with Belhaven University.
• Courtnee Young, lecturer in business. Young earned both her master of business administration and bachelor's degrees in business from King University. She was formerly with The Double Cola Co. as a marketing coordinator and an adjunct professor for Cleveland State Community College.
School of Health Professions
• Cynthia Bailey, assistant professor of nursing. Bailey earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from the University of West Georgia. She also holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of West Georgia. Bailey is an alumna of DSC where she earned her associate degree in nursing. She was previously with the Murray County Health Department.
• Kimberly Horne, assistant professor of nursing. Horne holds a bachelor's in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is pursuing a master's in nursing from Wilkes University. She was formerly with Cleveland State Community College.
• Tara Moreland, lecturer and clinical advisor in radiologic technology. Moreland earned her bachelor's degree in radiologic science from Georgia Southern. She is pursuing her master's degree. Moreland was previously a part-time faculty member at DSC after more than 20 years in the health care field.
School of Liberal Arts
• Farrah Barton, lecturer in psychology. Barton earned her master's in psychology from Augusta State University and a bachelor's in psychology and sociology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has been teaching part time at DSC.
• Angela Nava, lecturer in criminal justice. Nava earned her doctorate degree in criminology and criminal justice from Old Dominion University. She holds a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Kennesaw State. She was previously at Kennesaw State.
• Beth Tanner, lecturer in English. She earned her master's degree in English from the University of Arizona. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and an associate's degree in psychology from Dalton State. She was previously at Northwest Georgia Technical College.
• Lisa Terrene, lecturer in English. She earned her master's degree in English from Western Carolina, her bachelor's degree in English from Lincoln Memorial University and her associate's in English from Roane State Community College. She was formerly at the University of North Georgia.
School of Science, Technology and Mathematics
• Safaa Alwajidi, assistant professor of computer science. Alwajidi earned a master's degree and a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Baghdad. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in computer science from Western Michigan University where he previously taught.
• Kylie Berry, assistant professor of mathematics. Berry earned her master's degree in mathematics from the University of Tennessee and her bachelor's degrees in mathematics and physics from Berry College. She is pursuing her doctorate in mathematics from the University of Tennessee.
• Daniel Gaillard, assistant professor of biology. Gaillard earned his doctorate degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a bachelor's in biology from the University of Memphis, where he previously worked. He also works as an independent conservation consultant.
• Chris Manis, assistant professor of biology. Manis earned his master's degrees in environmental science and curriculum and instruction from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He holds a bachelor's in biology from Berea College. Manis has been a part-time professor at Dalton State for 10 years and previously taught at Dalton Middle School.