Faculty and Staff

Acting Department Head 

Dr. Melinda Staubs (2007) B.S., University of Tulsa; M.S., Ed.S., and Ed.D., University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Associate Professor of Elementary Education

Departmental Secretary
  
Stacey Wood

The hyperlinks will take you to each professor's page and provide you with current teaching load, office hours, and contact information.

Graduate Assistant

Vacant

Departmental Faculty

Dr. Michael Alvidrez (2015) BSE, Arizona State University; MSE and Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Dr. Larry Beard (1999) B.A., B.S., M. A., Ed.S., and Ed.D., University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Professor of Special Education

Mrs. Christie Calhoun (2013) Ed.S., M.S., B.S., Jacksonville State University
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

Dr. Cynthia Connor (2012) B.S., Mercer University; M.A., Teachers College; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Co-Director, Transition University
Assistant Project Manager On to JSU Program
Assistant Professor of Special Education

Dr. Teresa Gardner (2005) B.S., M.S. Ed. and Ed. S. Jacksonville State University; Ph.D., University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
 Professor of Special Education

Dr. Kyoko Johns (2010) B.S., Jacksonville State University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Associate Professor of Elementary Education

Dr. Barbie Norvell (2016) B.S. Auburn University; M.A. Piedmont College; Ph.D. Auburn University
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

Dr. Shana Smith (2018) B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Auburn University                                                                                                                                                                           Assistant Professor of Special Education

Dr. Gena Thornburg (2001) B.S., Auburn University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Professor of Elementary Education

Dr. Jennifer Troncale (2011). B.S., M.A., Ed.S., and Ph.D., University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

Dr. Christi Trucks (2015) BSE, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; MSE, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Ph.D., University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Mrs. Aimee Weathers (2015) BSE, University of West Alabama at Livingston; MSE, Jacksonville State University
Instructor of Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Mrs. Valerie Wheat (2012) B.S. Ed., M.S. Ed., Jacksonville State University
Assistant Director, Center for Autism Studies 
Autism Conference, Chair 
Instructor of Special Education

Adjunct Faculty

Mrs. Kathy Allen, Elementary Education

Mrs. Meredith Crosson, Elementary Education

Mrs. Tammy L. Barker, Elementary Education

Ms. Robin Boyles, ECE Clinical Specialist/Early Childhood

Mrs. Dawn Dunaway, Elementary Education

Ms. Deidre Foote, Elementary Education

Mrs. Shannon Henderson, Elementary Education

Ms. Lisa Holtman, Elementary Education

Mr. Hugh McWhorter, Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Mrs. Debbie Nelson, Elementary Education

Mrs. Kathy O'Dell, Elementary Education

Mrs. Martha O'Dell, Special Education

Mrs. Kim Oliver, Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Ms. Tammy Owen, Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Mrs. Cindy Pair, Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Ms. Kim Pennisi, Elementary Education

Ms. Cathy Rutledge, Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Mrs. Keitha Segrest, Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Ms. Patti Shields, Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Mr. Craig Shoemaker, Elementary Education

Mrs. Rita Smith, Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Maury Twigg, Elementary Education

Ms. Pam Yother, Elementary Education

Mrs. Tancie West, Elementary Education

Mrs. Missy Wagoner, Elementary Education