Welcoming new faculty and recognizing promotions


Photo above: Dr. Sally Selden, provost and dean of The Citadel

As the academic year begins, The Citadel is welcoming new faculty to its ranks and celebrating the promotions of current faculty members, with a new provost in the lead.

“I want to warmly congratulate our 17 faculty colleagues who were granted tenure and who were promoted,” said Sally Selden, Ph.D., provost and dean of The Citadel. “These are important professional milestones, which acknowledge their distinguishing scholarship, commitment to teaching, and service to The Citadel and the larger community.”

The 2019-2020 academic year is Selden’s first as provost for The Citadel. She joined the college over the summer, moving her family to Charleston from Lynchburg University in Virginia where she served in numerous leadership roles for 18 years.

Selden helped finalize faculty additions at The Citadel including nine tenured or tenure-track professors, two visiting assistant professors, four instructors, one visiting instructor and 10 new ROTC military science professors and experts.

“Our incoming class of new faculty represent a distinctive group of scholars and educators who are deeply committed to academic excellence,” Selden said. “Their expertise and diverse perspectives will enhance our programs and student experience.”

Finance lab at The Citadel
Finance lab at The Citadel

New tenured or tenure-track faculty include:

Christopher R. Bellon
Ph.D., East Tennessee State University
Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance

Jan Goldman
B.A., B.S., University of Texas at Austin; M.P.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.A.L.S., Georgetown University; M.Ed, Ed.D., George Washington University
Professor of Intelligence and Securities Studies

Ryan K. Giles
B.S., Rice University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Felice Knight
B.A., Furman University; B.A., Rhodes University; M.A., College of Charleston; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Assistant Professor of History

Thad Le-Vasicek
B.S., Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Nandan H. Shetty
B.E., Dartmouth College; M.S., Ph.D., Columbia University
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Stavros Triantafyllidis
B.S. University of the Aegean, M.S. University of Miami, Ph.D. University of Florida
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance

Nathan Washuta
B.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Susan L. Wright
B.S., M.B.A., Clarkson University; Ph.D., Carleton University
Associate Professor of Business

Visiting faculty and full-time adjunct/director/instructor

John Altick
M.A., Ph.D., University of California Irvine
Visiting Instructor of Political Science and Leadership Studies

George Grieve
B.S., University of South Carolina Aiken; M.S., Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia
Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance

Crystal A. Hank
M.S., Ph.D., Radford University
Professor of Practice of Psychology

Michael Patrick Hendrix
B.A., Coastal Carolina University; M.A., Winthrop University; M.A., The Citadel; Ph.D., University of Stellenbosch
Instructor of Intelligence and Securities Studies

Soo Joung Kim
B.A., Chung-Ang University; M.A.Ed., Korea University, State University of New York at Buffalo; PhD., University of Maine
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Cory Nance
M.S., Georgia Southern University
Visiting Assistant Professor of Cyber and Computer Sciences

James A. Righter
Ph.D., Clemson University
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Arpit Sharma
B.S., North Maharashtra University; M.B.A., Northwest Missouri State University
Adjunct Instructor of Business

Shawn Smartwood
B.S., University of South Carolina; M.B.A., The Citadel; Project Management Professional
Adjunct Instructor of Business

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Citadel ROTC cadets 2019

ROTC facuty

LT Bilal Awad, USN
Assistant Professor of Naval Science

Command Senior Chief Jazmin Davis, USN

SFC Shawn Eidson, USA
Assistant Professor of Military Science

CDR Martin Griggs, USN
Executive Officer

SSgt Todd Hart, USMC
Assistant Marine Officer Instructor

LT Christopher Kenison, USN
Assistant Professor of Naval Science

Kevin Medert, USA
Instructor, Military Science

SGM Willie Murphy, USA
Senior Instructor, Military Science

Capt Heather Varner, USAF
Aerospace Science

MAJ Jason (Jay) Velasco, USA
Assistant Professor of Military Science

Citadel faculty gathering 2017

Faculty Promotions

Nancy Aguirre, Associate Professor and Tenure

Daniel Bornstein, Associate Professor and Tenure
Heath and Human Performance

Simon Ghanat, Associate Professor and Tenure
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ronald Hayne, Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jason Howison, Associate Professor and Tenure
Mechanical Engineering

Lyle McAfee, Professor

Lauren Rule Maxwell, Professor

Gregary Mazarro, Tenure
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dimitra Michalaka, Associate Professor and Tenure
Civil & Environmental Engineering

William Money, Tenure
Baker School of Business

Robert Rabb, Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Silvia Roca-Martinez, Associate Professor and Tenure

Scott Segrest, Associate Professor and Tenure
Political Science

Alison Smith, Associate Professor and Tenure
Modern Languages, Literature and Cultures

Russel Sobel, Tenure
Baker School of Business

Breeanne Swart, Associate Professor and Tenure

Mary Katherine Watson, Tenure
Civil & Environmental Engineering