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C. P. Abubucker | (707) 821-8245 | Mary Helm Building, Room 304

Professor of Mathematics  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

C. P. Abubucker is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Paine College. He started his careers as a Lecturer in Mathematics at Farook College (India) in 1971. He later joined the University of Calicut as a Lecturer in Mathematics in 1977. He has taught several Mathematics courses ranging from College Algebra to Topology. He joined Paine College in 1984 after receiving a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Georgia. He has served as a major field advisor to several mathematics majors at Paine College and guided students in writing research papers in mathematics. He is currently a mentor to two UNCF/Mellon undergraduate fellows. Apart from his research work in the area of mathematical models of organizations, Dr. Abubucker is the co-author of a chapter on, “Conflict as a Heuristic in the Development of an Interaction Mechanism” in the book entitled, Conflict Agents. He is also a co-author of a chapter, “Galois Lattices Quantum Model for NVOs” in the Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations.

Nancy Bookhart | (706) 821-8204 | Mary Helm Building

Assistant Professor of Art  |  Department of Humanities

Nancy Wellington Bookhart received her BFA from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia in 2000. She went on to receive her MFA from the University of Georgia in 2005. She joined the faculty at Paine College, in Augusta, Georgia in 2007, as Assistant Professor of Art. After arriving at Paine Ms. Bookhart started The Museum Initiative, which involves establishing a nationally recognized museum of art at Paine College. Ms. Bookhart is an exhibiting artist, whose passion is recording the experiences of the poor, in her body of works with the pen name of “The Lost Scrolls of Poverty.” She has exhibited in various venues in the region, and nationally, such as Lucy Laney Museum of Black History in Augusta, Georgia, and Christian University in Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. Bookhart is currently involved in The Nina Simone Project as one of the artists among many regional and national artists who will be included in a touring exhibition. Her research interest includes the common denominator between image and identity, and examining how image identifies a cultural, constitutes a philosophy, and creates a continuum for generations to come.

Daniel Bronstein | 706-821-8249 | McGinnis Building, Room 9

Interim Assistant Professor of History  |  Department of Humanities

Dr. Bronstein received his master’s and doctorate degrees in modern American history from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. He also has training in modern East Asian history and completed a certificate in Heritage Preservation. Dr. Bronstein wrote his dissertation The Formation and Development of Chinese Communities in Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah, a comparative study of pre-1965 Chinese immigrants and their descendants in three of Georgia’s major urban areas. His research interests include studying the process of chain migration, community formation, and the growing multi-racial identity of Chinese Americans from the American South.

Eronini Egbujor | (706) 821-8370 | Music Building, Room 3

Associate Professor of French  |  Department of Humanities

Dr. E. EGBUJOR has Ph. D. (French), from Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (1988), M. A.: French Studies, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (1982); B. A.: French Studies, Université du Bénin, Lomé, Togo (1978) and has completed Post-doctorate studies (on Making audiovisual pedagogical (teaching) documentary; Literary Theory & Orality; under the supervision of Professeur Fernando Lambert), Université Laval, Québec, Canada, (1991). He has also presented papers and chaired roundtables at the following: Conference of African Studies Association (ASA), Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), African Literature Association (ALA), Congrès International d’Études Françaises (ICFS), l'Association Canadienne-Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences (Acfas), Foreign Language Alliance for International Rapport (FLAIR) & The Southern Literature Association. He has equally had publications in Journal of Oriental and African Studies (JOAS), The African Book Publishing Record (ABPR), Présence Francophone, Revue Canadienne des Études Africaines & Dictionnaire des œuvres littéraires de langue française, en Afrique au Sud du Sahara and has a keen interest in World Humanities, Literatures of Africa & the Diaspora and other non-western regions of the world.

Nancy English | (706) 821-8287 | Mary Helm Building, Room 319

PPSP/STEM Administrative Assistant  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Mrs. Nancy J. English is the Administrative Assistant for Paine College’s Workforce Enhancement and Training: Supplying Education and Energy Development (WET SEED) Project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. This project is housed in the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology at Paine College. Mrs. English holds an Executive Secretary Diploma from Kerr Business School (1987). Previous employment includes serving as an Administrative Secretary for eight years at the Savannah River Site (1987-1995) and as Secretary for the Upward Bound Program at Paine College (1997-2010).

Elias E. Etinge | (706) 821-8302 | Peters Campus Center, Room 219

Associate Professor Psychology  |  Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Elias Etongwe Etinge obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English and Diploma in Education from the University of Cameroon, Yaounde’. He also attended the University of Pennyslvania, Philadelphia and graduated with a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and the University of Alabama and graduated with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. Additionally, Dr. Etinge attended Augusta State University where he received an MBA with an emphasis in Accounting. Dr. Etinge began his career at Paine College as the Director of Counseling and later transferred to the Division of Business where he taught for four years. He also worked in the Department of Special Services as the Director of Testing, and the Department of Student Affairs as the Dean of Students. Recently, Dr. Etinge transferred back to faculty status and is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Division of Social Sciences. Prior to Paine College, Dr. Etinge taught English at Cameroon College of Arts and Sciences for two years.

Robert L. Jones | (706) 821-8131 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 313-E

Assistant Professor of History  |  Department of Humanities

Robert Jones attended Paine College and obtained a B.A. in History in 1963. He continued his education with the aid of a Rockefellar Foundation Fellowship at Haverford College. He was then awarded a doctoral fellowship to attend the University of Michigan and has finished all doctoral work except for his dissertation. He is also the recipient of two Carnegie Foundation Fellowships for summer graduate study at both Harvard and Yale Universities. In addition to his educational pursuits, He has served his country as an infantryman in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. After his service, he returned to school obtaining a M.S. degree in European History from Texas A&M University. In addition to his tenure at Paine College, Mr. Jones has taught at Arkansas State University (15 years) in the Department of History.

William Lawless | (706) 821-8284 | Mary Helm Building, Room 316

Professor of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology / Professor of Social Sciences  |  School of Arts & Sciences

William Lawless is Professor of Mathematics and Psychology. Dr. Lawless has published over fifty book chapters and journal articles. He also is featured in more than 120 peer-reviewed conference publications. Dr. Lawless is a Professional Engineer (Mechanical & Nuclear Waste Management Engineer), senior member IEEE, and member of the European Trustnet Hazardous Decisions (2002-current). His past affiliations include DOE Mixed Wastes Tribal and Stakeholders (1995-6); DOE Nuclear Waste Management Whistleblower, 1983 (Lawless, 1985); Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board (1994-2000 and 2003-2007), SAB Co-Technical Lead Consolidated Incinerator Focus Group (2000-03); and SRS CAB Technical Advisory, 2009.

Bibekanada Mohanty | (706) 821-8433 | Mary Helm Building, Room 314

Associate Professor of Biology  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dr. Bibekanada Mohanty is an Associate Professor of Biology at Paine College in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Dr. Mohanty holds a Ph.D. from University of Oklahoma, M.A. from Oberlin College, Ohio, M.S. and B.S. from Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, India. He conducted research at Paine College, DOE (WET SEED), NASA/PAIR, Summer Research, Tuskegee University, Florida A & M University, North Carolina State University, Langston University, Oklahoma, and University of Oklahoma. His professional experience includes being an Associate Professor, Paine College; a Research Associate, Florida A & M University; a Research Associate, North Carolina State University; and an Assistant Professor Research, Langston University, Oklahoma. Dr. Mohanty published fourteen papers in refereed journals and twelve abstracts in professional societies annual meetings, He presented papers at the annual meetings of American Society of Plant Physiologists, Phytochemical Society of North America, Research Symposia of 1890 Historically Black Institutions, American peanut research educational society, Oklahoma Academy of Science, Georgia Academy of Science, NASA/PAIR Research Symposium, Washington, DC. Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conferences, Washington, DC, Research Symposium Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC, and Harriett J. Walton Symposium, Morehouse College, Atlanta. GA.
Research Experience: Nitrogen Assimilating Enzymes, Bioremediation of Chromium and Benzopyrene using bacterial and fungal systems.
Teaching Experience: Taught the following courses at Paine College - Principles and applications in Bio. Sci. Bio.102, Principles of Biology ( Bio.111, Bio.112), Plant Systematics (Bio.310), Plant Physiology(Bio.320), Genetics (Bio.321), Cell Biology (Bio.322) and Ecology (Bio.325 for 3 years).

Fidelia Nzeh | (706) 396-8123 | Mary Helm Building, Room 307

Instructor  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Fidelia Nzeh is an Instructor of Computer Science. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Alabama A&M University, 1982), Masters of Business Administration (Alabama A&M University, 1984), and a Masters of Science in Computer Science (Clark Atlanta University, 1996). In addition to teaching lower and upper level courses in Computer Science, she is also pursing the Ph.D. degree in Information Systems.

Tamala P.Brown | 706-821-8229

Assistant Professor of Sociology  |  Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Tamala P. Brown is a native of Augusta. Dr. Brown earned a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from South Carolina State University. Her Masters (MEd) was awarded from Troy State University in Education Counseling & Psychology, and her PhD from Capella University in Human Services - Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Counseling Studies.

Raul Peters | (706) 821-8203 | Mary Helm Building, Room 317

Department Chair , Assistant Professor of Physics  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dr. Raul Peters is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Paine College in the Department of Mathematics, Sciences, and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics (Texas Christian University) and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics (Midwestern State University). Dr. Peters joined Paine College as a full-time faculty member in Fall 2010. He has authored and co-authored six scientific journal articles, and presented his research findings at numerous conferences. He is currently teaching College Physics I and II and Physical Science classes. His research interests include the studies of the Surface and Interface States in Nanoscale Electronic Materials, Packing, and Holographic Spectroscopy. He has 11 years of teaching experience working with high school and undergraduate students. He has two years of administrative experience and particular skill in establishing rapport with people from diverse backgrounds. At present, Dr. Peters is the chair of the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology. At Paine College, he served as the director of the Pre-Professional Science program (2012) and the ACES faculty liaison for the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology (2012-2013). He also served as the chair of the Committee on Scholarships, Honors and Awards. He is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research and is a councilor in the Division of Physics and Astronomy (representative to nominations committee). He participated in a number of leadership training activities such as the Project Kaleidoscope PKAL Leadership Conference held July 23-28, 2013 at the Baca Campus, University of Colorado. Dr. Peters is experienced working with a diverse population of traditional and nontraditional students, both in-person and in an online environment. He is the recipient of two teaching awards: the 2013-2014 Evelyn Berry Teacher of the year award (Paine College) and the 2007-2008 Harrison Moseley Award for outstanding achievement as a teaching assistant (Texas Christian University)

Josue Sanchez | (706) 821-8357 | Music Building

Assistant Professor of Spanish  |  Department of Humanities

Dr. Josué Sánchez holds a B.A. and Certificate in Translation from Brigham Young University, a M.A. from the University of Texas (Austin), and a Ph.D. from the University of Mexico. An Assistant Professor, Sánchez’s primary area of research is the clash of cultures between Indoamericans and Europeans in the invasion of America. His forthcoming publication focuses on this research and will culminate in the book publication, The First Indoamerican Images of the Europeans in the Invasion of America. Dr. Sanchez has presented his research in a number of significant literary congresses and a variety of countries.

Elizabeth Siciliano | (706) 821-8220 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 313-A

Instructor of English  |  Department of Humanities

Beth Siciliano was a professional writer and magazine editor for many years before she became part of the Paine College faculty in 2008. For the four years before she joined the Humanities Division, she was the executive editor of Columbia County Magazine, a monthly lifestyle magazine noted for its stylish design and lively writing. Prior to that, for eighteen years she was the editor of the award-winning Augusta Magazine, which became the model for many city and regional magazines in the Southeast. At both magazines she oversaw editorial content, directed photography and design, and wrote an editor’s column as well as numerous features. She also worked with many of the region’s finest writers. In addition to magazines, she has worked in the fields of marketing, web design and advertising, and has been active in many area and regional organizations, including the Magazine Association of the Southeast, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Augusta Ballet, Leadership Augusta, and the Augusta Author’s Club. Beth attended the University of Georgia and received a BA in English from Augusta College; she holds an MA in fiction from Seton Hill University. She has studied journalism and had extensive training in magazine editing and design at conferences throughout the U.S., including those held by the Magazine Publishers of America, the American Society of Magazine Editors, Reader’s Digest, the City and Regional Magazine Association and the Magazine Association of Georgia. Her appreciation of the written word comes in part from her mother, novelist Louise Shivers, who is writer-in-residence at Augusta State University.

Srinivas Sonne | (706) 821-8313 | Mary Helm Building, Room 103

Assistant Professor  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Srinivas Sonne obtained a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Zoology with special emphasis on Animal Reproductive Physiology from University of Mysore, Mysore, INDIA. After his doctoral degree, he joined Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA to work on a research project sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, INDIA. Then Mr. Sonne joined Georgia Regents University, formerly known as Medical College of Georgia, at Augusta, GA for his Post-Doctoral training at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to work on Amino acid and Vitamin transporters in Human Placenta. During his post doctoral training, he published several research articles and simultaneously trained a few residents and fellows for the basic science research in the laboratory. Then he was appointed as an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of OB/GYN at Georgia Regents University to continue his research studies and submitted a few Research Grant Proposals to work on the Role of an Amino acid and its deficiency on Preterm Birth in a Mouse Model. Also Mr. Sonne published research articles on the project. Later he joined as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Paine College to teach Biology courses and electives (Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology) to teach undergraduate students.

Selected Research Publications :

2013 - Srinivas R Sonne, Varun K Bhalla, Scott A Barman, Richard A White, Shu Zhu, Tondra M Newman, Puttur D Prasad, Sylvia B Smith, Stefan Offermanns, Ganapathy Vadivel Hyperhomocysteinemia induces preterm birth in mice via the Gpr109a/Cox-2/
PGE2 axis. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Aug; 1832(8): 1149-58, Epub 2013.

2012- Srinivas R Sonne, Prem S Shekhawat, Dietrich Matern, Vadivel Ganapathy, Leszek Ignatowicz. Carnitine deficiency in OCTN2-/- newborn mice leads to a severe gut and immune phenotype with widespread atrophy, apoptosis and a pro-inflammatory response. Accepted for publication on 14th September 2012 – PloS One.

2007 - Srinivas SR, Prasad PD, Umapathy NS, Ganapathy V, Shekhawat PS. Transport of butyryl-L-carnitine, a potential prodrug, via the carnitine transporter OCTN2 and the amino acid transporter ATB 0,+. Am J Physiol Gastrointes Liver Physiol, Nov 293(5) :

2007 - Baisden B, Srinivas R Sonne, Joshi RM, Ganapathy V, Shekhawat PS. Antenatal corticosteroids adversely affect placental function: A study of molecular effects of Dexamethasone using micro-array analysis. Placenta , Oct; 28(10): 1082-90.

 2005 - Srinivas SR, Gopal E, Zhuang L, Itagaki S, Martin PM, Fei YJ, Ganapathy V, Prasad PD. Cloning and functional identification of slc5a12 as a sodium-coupled low- affinity transporter for monocarboxylates (smct2). Biochem J, Dec 15 (Pt 3): 655-64.

2002 - Jones CR, Srinivas SR, Devoe LD, Ganapathy V, Prasad PD . Inhibition of System A amino acid transport activity by ethanol in BeWo choriocarcinoma cells.
Am J Obstet Gynecol, Jul; 87(1): 209-16.

1995 - SR Srinivas , T Shivanandappa , HBD Sarkar. Sperm storage in the oviduct of tropical rock lizard, Psammophilus dorsalis . Journal of Morphology. 224: 293-301.

Gabriel Swenson | (706) 821 8227 | Mary Helm Building, Room 201

Assistant Professor of Biology  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Gabriel J. Swenson is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Paine College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Augusta State University) a Master of Science in Biology (Georgia State University) and a Ph.D. in Biological Science (University of South Carolina) with an emphasis in Microbial Ecology. He joined Paine College as a full time faculty member in 2006. Research interests include freshwater ecology of opportunistic enteric pathogens, environmental distribution of antibiotic resistant bacteria and impact of nutrient and environmental contaminant loading on bacterial community structure and function. I strongly encourage highly motivated undergraduate students to approach me if interested in microbial ecology, want to conduct environmental research and have aspirations of attending a graduate program in the environmental sciences.

Recent Publications:
The environmental pre-conditioning of bacterial populations and communities to extreme acidity. Gabriel J. Swenson Ph.D. Dissertation. University of South Carolina (2013).

Fluorometric estimation of surface associated microbial abundance.
Gabriel J. Swenson, Isaac M. Hagenbuch, James L. Pinckney, Richard A. Long
Journal of Microbiological Methods 88 (2012) 297–303.

Acid stress response in environmental and clinical strains of enteric bacteria.
Gabriel J. Swenson, J. Stochastic, Franklyn F. Bolander, Jr., Richard A. Long. Frontiers in Biology 7 (2012): 495-505.

Year round patchiness of Vibrio vulnificus within a temperate Texas bay.
Shelli L. M. Franco, Gabriel J. Swenson and Richard A. Long. Journal of Applied Microbiology 112 (2011) 593–604.

Hyatt M, Swenson G, Long R. Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Isolates
used as Unknowns in a Bacteriology Laboratory Exercise. Visual Resources. American Society for Microbiology, Washington DC. (2011)

Does sex influence postreproductive metamorphosis in Ambystoma talpoideum?
T.J. Ryan and G. Swenson Journal of Herpetology 35 (2001) 697-700.

Millicent West | (706) 627-3702 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 420

Adjunct Professor Humanities  |  Department of Social Sciences

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Sardar Yousufzai | (706) 821-8261 | Mary Helm Building, Room 303

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Physics & Environmental Sciences  |  Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology

Dr. Sadar Y. Yousufzai is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. His educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1967; Agra University India), a Masters of Science in Microbiology (major) and Organic Chemistry (minor) in 1971 (Panthnagar University, India), a Masters of Philosophy in Biochemistry (1975; Aligarh University, India) and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1978; Aligar University, India). His research experience includes serving as a Post-Doctoral Fellow (Department of Physiology and Department of Nutrition, University of Wisconsin, 1978-1982), a Research Assistant Scientist (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical College of Georgia, 1982-1990), and an Assistant Professor (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical College of Georgia, 1991-2000).

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