New faculty and staff have begun the 2020-21 school year at Southwestern College. 

New faculty include:

• John Badley, visiting instructor of English. Badley joins Southwestern from his most recent position as English teacher at Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He holds a master of arts degree in teaching from Loyola University Maryland, a master of divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School, and a bachelor of arts degree in literature and philosophy and religion from Southwestern.

• Deanna Bay, affiliate faculty in psychology. Bay had been in Syracuse, New York, where she is finishing her Ph.D. in human development and family science from Syracuse University. She holds a certificate in advanced study in global health from Syracuse, a masters of education degree in therapeutic recreation management/child life from Springfield College in Massachusetts, and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and Spanish from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.

• Richard Sharp, affiliate faculty in business. Sharp joins SC after a 15-year career in IT at a variety of companies including Cargill, Ennovar, and NetApp. He is completing a doctor of business administration degree at Northcentral University in Arizona. He has a master of business administration degree and a bachelor of science degree in computer programming from Southwestern.

• Dilini Fonseka, instructor of mathematics and director of the Quantitative Literacy Center. Fonseka just completed her dissertation defense at Texas Tech University. In addition to her Ph.D. in math from Texas Tech, she holds two master of science degrees in math – one from Texas Tech and one from Sam Houston State University. Her bachelor of arts degree is also in math, from the University of Kelaniya in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

• Jacob Belmore, assistant professor of computer science, and faculty advisor for E-Sports. Belmore arrives to Southwestern from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, where he was assistant professor and chair of the department of computer science. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science and information technology from Graceland University, and a master of science degree in computer science from the University of Central Missouri. He is currently completing a doctorate in cyber security at Dakota State University.

New staff members at Southwestern include:

• Rebecca Caughey, assistant track and field coach

• Melanie Chaussee, academic success coach

• Sadie Coffey, admissions counselor

• Kevin Colvin, gift officer

• Tony Crouch, vice president for finance and chief financial officer

• Daniel George, academic success coach

• Dakota Holland, security officer

• Shealton Legler, Institute for Discipleships office administrator

• Brett Mathis, admissions counselor

• Jordan McDowell, residence director (Reid Hall)

• Gavin Richardson, security officer

• Bill Stinson, head men’s and women’s golf coach 

• Damien Akao, academic success coach

• Timothy Alaniz, volleyball graduate assistant

• Jordan Bishop, assistant women’s basketball coach

• Cassidy Bryant, athletic training graduate assistant

• Jaclyn Carranza, athletic training graduate assistant

• Clarissa Charfauros, security officer

• Andrew Chartrand, baseball graduate assistant

• Stone Hageman, strength and conditioning graduate assistant

• Sheldon Hawthorne, men’s and women’s tennis graduate assistant

• Lee Howarth, men’s soccer goalkeeping graduate assistant

• Eli McFadden, baseball graduate assistant

• Cade Palmer, security officer

• Tayler Senn, lead graphic designer

• Timothy Thompson, head track and field coach

• Brailea Tipton, financial aid counselor

• Yancey Vanosdell, football graduate assistant

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