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Faculty and Staff


Interim Department Head

Ms. Gina MabreyInstructor
B.S. Exercise Science & Wellness, Jacksonville State University; M.S. Exercise Physiology, Auburn University

Departmental Secretary

Mrs. Pam Jumper
Phone: (256) 782-5515
Department Fax: (256) 782-5546
Office: 204-A Pete Mathews Coliseum


Dr. Donnie Andrews, Associate Professor

B.S. University of North Alabama, M.S. University of Southern Mississippi, M.S. Mississippi College, PhD., University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. T. Jeff ChandlerProfessor 

B.S. Recreation Administration, Auburn University; M.Ed. Exercise Science, Georgia State University; Ed.D. Exercise Physiology, Auburn University

Mrs. Aubrey Crosson, Instructor

B.S. Jacksonville State University, M.S. Jacksonville State University

Mrs. Lori Galloway, Instructor

B.S. Physical Education, University of West Alabama; M.S. Physical Education, State University of West Georgia; Ed.S. Jacksonville State University

Mr. Allen Gilbert, Instructor 

B.S. Recreation Administration, Jacksonville State University; M.P.A. Athletic Administration, Jacksonville State University

Dr. Jimmy Griffin, Associate Professor

B.S. Recreation, University of South Alabama; M.A. Recreation, University of Alabama; Ph.D. Recreation, University of New Mexico

Dr. Ronnie Harris, Professor

B.S. Physical Education, Jacksonville State University; M.S. Physical Education, Jacksonville State University; Ed.D. Physical Education, University of Alabama

Dr. Kory Hill, Assistant Professor 

B.S. Biology, Abilene Christian University; M.S. Wellness, Colorado State University; Ph.D. Teacher Education, Florida State University

Dr. Reggie Overton, Professor

B.S. Business Administration, MTSU; M.S. Sport Management, USSA; MBA Executive Management, Auburn University; Ed.D Sport Management, Temple University

Dr. Margaret Pope, Professor Emeritus Faculty

B.S., University of Montevallo; M.S., University of Alabama; Ed.D., University of Alabama

Mrs. Andrea Rains, Instructor

B.S. Exercise Science, Jacksonville State University; Masters in Physical Education, Jacksonville State University

Dr. Roland Thornburg, Professor 

B.S.Ed. Health & Physical Education, Jacksonville State University; M.S.Ed. Health & Physical Education, Jacksonville State University; Ed.D. Physical Education, University of Southern Mississippi

Adjunct Faculty

Mr. Greg Bonds, Athletic Administration
B.S. and M.S. JSU; Ed.D. USSA (ABD)
Phone: (256) 782-5988

Mr. Scott Austin, Strength and Conditioning
B.S. and M.S. Human Performance, Middle Tennessee State University
Phone: (256) 782-5067

Ms. Emily Buerger, Sports Medicine
B.S. Athletic Training, Georgetown College; M.S. Sports Management, Jacksonville State University
Phone: (256) 782-5526

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