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Elias E. Etinge 

eetinge@paine.edu | (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.

William Lawless 

wlawless@paine.edu | (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.

Adeleri Onisegun 

aonisegun@paine.edu | (706) 821-8281 | Psychology Research Laboratory Building, Room 1

Associate Professor / Interim Chair of the Department  |  Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Onisegun is a Clinical Psychologist with a long history in mental health beginning with training and experiences as a US Navy Hospital Corps/ Neuropsychiatric Technician. Her clinical experience includes appointments in child /adolescent psychiatry, community psychiatry and as Director/Neuro-Psychologist of the first Alzheimer’s Disease Research clinic focused on the Black community funded by Columbia University at Harlem Hospital in New York. Relocation to the South stimulated interest in mental health disparities, stigma, Black youth suicide, and prevention which later led her to be one of 12 U.S. psychologists selected to travel to The People’s Republic of China as a People to People Ambassador delegate. In 2005 she was awarded a W.K. Kellogg USC Public Health Partnership to Eliminate Health Disparities Research Fellowship for: “Adult Perceptions of Black Youth Psychopathology, Depression and Suicide: Implications for Juvenile Justice and Mental Health.” Dr. Onisegun has also conducted program evaluations, public school faculty trainings, and served as a grant reviewer for agencies including the US Department of Education, Reid House and most recently the UNCF-Special Programs CIPA/ NASA awards. Additionally, Dr. Onisegun holds various grant funded positions funded by organizations such as the Morehouse College HBCU Center for Excellence and the W. K. Kellogg as well as being active in the community and in professional organizations.

Tamala P.Brown 

tbrown@paine.edu | 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.

Philip Thomas 

pthomas@paine.edu | (706) 821-8274 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 412-C

Professor of Sociology  |  Department of Social Sciences

Phillip Thomas is a Professor of Sociology at Paine College since 1976; Bachelor of Science Degree (1967) and Diploma in social services (D.S.S) (1968) from University of Kerala, India. Labor Welfare Officer (liaison Officer between the Management and the Labor) in a Government owned Plywood factory in India (1968-1969); Presented several sociological research papers and social stratification (caste system) and social mobility of India in the annual meetings of professional organizations such as Georgia Sociological Association, Southern Sociological Society and National Social Science Association, 1986- present; Principal Investigator (PI) for a U.S. Department of Education grant at Paine College ($230,000) - the Minority Science Improvement Grant (MSIP) (1988-1991); PhD from Emory University, 1983.

Millicent West 

mwest@paine.edu | (706) 627-3702 | Haygood-Holsey Hall, Room 420

SAMHSA PC-IDEAL Project Coordinator  |  Department of Social Sciences


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