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The Mission Statement of the Faculty Senate

The purpose of the Faculty Senate shall be to constitute a body representative of the faculty, to advise the University on matters relative to the life of the University, and to facilitate the work of the faculty.


  • Dr. Chadwick Gugg
    President of Faculty Senate
    Associate Professor
    School of Computing and Mathematics
    Crawford Wheatley Hall, room 205
    (229) 931-2358
  • Dr. Robert Bennett
    Associate Professor
    School of Business Administration
    Business, History, and Political Science Building, room 219
    (229) 931-2725
  • Dr. Queen Brown
    School of Education
    Education Center, room 214
    (229) 931-2160
  • Dr. Paula Bryant
    School of Nursing
    Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Services Complex, building 1, room 142
    (229) 931-2282
  • Dr. Elizabeth Gurnack
    Associate Professor
    Roney Building, room 318
    (229) 931-2328
  • Dr. Mark Laughlin
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Music
    Jackson Hall, room 122
    (229) 931-2250
  • Dr. Jamie MacLennan
    Associate Professor
    Psychology and Sociology
    Carter 2, room 216
    (229) 931-2314
  • Dr. Yangil Park
    Associate Professor
    School of Business Administration
    Business, History, and Political Science Building, room 204-C
    (229) 931-6927
  • Dr. Brian Parkinson
    Associate Professor
    History and Political Science
    Business, History, and Political Science Building, room 312
    (229) 931-2084
  • Dr. Laurel Robinson
    Fine Arts
    Fine Arts Building, room 104
    (229) 931-2210
    Alternate Phone: 229-931-2204
  • Dr. Rebecca Short
    Assistant Professor
    School of Education
    School of Education, room 124
    (229) 931-2165
  • Dr. Tom Weiland
    Geology and Physics
    Roney Building, room 212
    (229) 931-2327
  • Mr. John Wilson
    Reference Librarian / Government Documents Supervisor
    James Earl Carter Library
    (229) 931-2850

A note about the 10 month pay schedule: A frequently asked question is whether faculty members on 10 month contracts can choose to receive their paychecks spread out over 12 months. This simply cannot be done due to state law and IRS regulations. Georgia College and State University has a nice explanation of why 10 month contracts cannot be paid out over 12 months.

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