JSU Faculty and Staff Stories

JSU's 1,200 employees bring scholarship, experience, diversity, pride and passion to the "Friendliest Campus in the South" through their fascinating individual stories. The JSU Story is richer and more vibrant as a result of these individual faculty and staff stories! Do you know a faculty or staff member who contributes to the JSU Story? Are you that individual? Share a JSU story with us!

“You can influence a student’s life without
ever knowing it.
I always think about what my parents used to say –
‘let your talk
be your walk.’”

Cassie Chandler

Cassie Chandler

JSU Star Staffer is a big advocate for small business.
Sebastian Mendez

Sebastian Mendez

Sebastian Mendez Brings Colorful World View to JSU Community.
Josh Robinson

Josh Robinson

Greek Life builds relationships, career for Josh Robinson.

Doctor Mary Springer

Dr. Mary Springer

Origami and a childhood friend inspires a lifelong passion for art.

Doctor Jeremy Benson

Dr. Jeremy Benson

Through Trills and Thrills, this Former Southerners Drum Major Finds Adventure in Life.
Doctor Jeff Ryan

Dr. Jeff Ryan

JSU's "Master of Disaster" brings calm in the storm.

Dr. Janet Bavonese

Dr. Janet Bavonese

Associate Dean brings a special brand of “Snap! Sparkle! Shine!” to the School of Education.

Lori Tolley-Jordan

Dr. Lori Tolley-Jordan

Even as "The Snail Lady," she has never lost her child-like sense of wonder.