Vol State Welcomes New Faculty Members

Submitted on August 31, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Volunteer State Community College is welcoming all faculty members back to campus this semester. Several new full-time faculty members are joining the college this fall.

Jean Gorgie is teaching in the Humanities Division as Instructor of Reading. Gorgie most recently taught English at Santa Monica College in California. She holds a Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University.

Benjamin Graves has been hired as Instructor of Music in the Humanities Division. He is a musician, composer and arranger in Nashville. He has a Master of Arts degree from Washington State University.

Josh Hite is teaching in the Humanities Division, in Livingston, as Instructor of English. He is an adjunct instructor of English at Tennessee Technological University (TTU). Hite has a Master of Arts degree from TTU.

Michael Lenz has been hired as Instructor of Political Science. He was most recently an instructor at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. Lenz holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Shannon Lynch has been hired as Instructor of Philosophy. She was most recently an adjunct instructor for Vol State. Lynch has a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Rollins College.

Justin McKinney is teaching in the Social Science and Education Division as Instructor of History. He was most recently an adjunct instructor at Vol State. He has a Ph.D. in History from Rice University in Houston.

Angela Neal is Instructor of Psychology in the Social Science and Education Division. She was most recently an adjunct instructor at the College. Neal has a Master of Arts degree from Trevecca Nazarene University.

Arif Sultan is Instructor of Economics. Sultan was most recently an assistant professor at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Wayne State University.

Jacqueline Woeppel is an Instructor in the Health Information Technology program. She was most recently at Vanderbilt University in VMG Coding Services. She has a Master of Business Administration degree from Belmont University.

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