Faculty and Staff

Listed below are the current faculty and staff for the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Kennesaw State University.

Name
Position
  • Premila Achar

    Premila Achar Associate Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-3524
    Email: pachar@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 526


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  • Eric Albrecht

    Eric Albrecht Associate Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6774
    Email: ealbrec1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 521


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  • Carla Andrews

    Carla Andrews Limited Term Assistant Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Limited Term Assistant Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6158
    Email: csa5605@kennesaw.edu
    Location: E 105


     
  • Eric Battaglioli

    Eric Battaglioli Limited Term Assistant Professor of Microbiology

    Position:
    Limited Term Assistant Professor of Microbiology

    Phone: (470) 578-6158
    Email: ebattag3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 507


     
  • Michael Beach

    Michael Beach Associate Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-4212
    Email: mbeach2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 537


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  • Joy L. Brookshire

    Joy L. Brookshire Senior Lecturer of Biology

    Photo of Joy BrookshirePosition:
    Senior Lecturer of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-2153
    Email: jbrooksh@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 512


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  • Anton Bryantsev

    Anton Bryantsev Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-4919
    Email: abryants@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SL 4003


     
  • Estella Chen

    Estella Chen Associate Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-2080
    Email: echen1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 535


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  • Jennifer Cooper

    Jennifer Cooper Limited Term Assistant Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology

    Position:
    Limited Term Assistant Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-2405
    Email: jcoop135@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SL 3005


     
  • Christopher Cornelison

    Christopher Cornelison Director of Intellectual Property Development and Assistant Professor of Microbiology

    Photo of Chris CornelisonPosition:
    Director of Intellectual Property Development and Assistant Professor of Microbiology

    Phone: (470) 578-5115
    Email: ccornel5@kennesaw.edu
    Location: MS 232


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  • Selma Cuya-Smith

    Selma Cuya-Smith Lecturer of Biology

    Photo of Selma Cuya-SmithPosition:
    Lecturer of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-3868
    Email: scuyasmi@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 506


     
  • Lisa Ganser

    Lisa Ganser Assistant Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6498
    Email: lganser@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SL 4004


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  • Melanie Griffin

    Melanie Griffin Assistant Professor of Biology

    Photo of Melanie GriffinPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6654
    Email: mgriff40@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SL 4008


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  • Elizabeth Harrison

    Elizabeth Harrison Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6437
    Email: eharr164@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 528


     
  • Xueya Hauge

    Xueya Hauge Associate Professor of Biology and Program Coordinator of Cytogenetics

    Position:
    Associate Professor of Biology and Program Coordinator of Cytogenetics

    Phone: (470) 578-6163
    Email: xhauge@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 524


  • Martin Hudson

    Martin Hudson Associate Professor of Biology

    Photo of Martin HudsonPosition:
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-7558
    Email: mhudso28@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SL 4002


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  • Jennifer Louten

    Jennifer Louten Associate Professor of Biology

    Photo of Jennifer LoutenPosition:
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-7757
    Email: jlouten@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 522


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  • Zhongjing Lu

    Zhongjing Lu Associate Professor of Biology

    Photo of Zhongjing (Jean) LuPosition:
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6230
    Email: zlu2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 536


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  • Jonathan McMurry

    Jonathan McMurry Associate Vice President for Research and Professor of Chemistry

    Photo of Jonathan McMurryPosition:
    Associate Vice President for Research and Professor of Chemistry

    Phone: (470) 578-3238
    Email: jmcmurr1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SL 3014


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  • Daniel Morris

    Daniel Morris Research Associate Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Research Associate Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6158
    Email: dmorr125@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 507


     
  • Scott Nowak

    Scott Nowak Associate Professor of Biology

    Photo of Scott NowakPosition:
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-7777
    Email: snowak@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SL 4006


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  • Kristine Nowak

    Kristine Nowak Director of Research Compliance and Lecturer of Anatomy and Physiology

    Photo of Kristine NowakPosition:
    Director of Research Compliance and Lecturer of Anatomy and Physiology

    Phone: (470) 578-4941
    Email: knowak@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3415


     
  • Ryan Parker

    Ryan Parker Limited Term Instructor

    Position:
    Limited Term Instructor

    Phone: (470) 578-6160
    Email: rparke67@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 523


     
  • Ramya Rajagopalan

    Ramya Rajagopalan Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

    Photo of Ramya RajagopalanPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6177
    Email: rrajagop@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SL 3010


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  • Daniel Rhiner

    Daniel Rhiner Limited Term Assistant Professor

    Position:
    Limited Term Assistant Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-6158
    Email: drhiner@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 507


     
  • Tsai-Tien Tseng

    Tsai-Tien Tseng Associate Director of Undergraduate Research and Associate Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Associate Director of Undergraduate Research and Associate Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-5020
    Email: ttseng@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SL 4012


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Part-Time Faculty

Name
Position
  • Stephen Barrett

    Stephen Barrett Part-Time Assistant Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6158
    Email: sbarre52@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 507


     
  • Kyle Gabriel

    Kyle Gabriel Postdoctoral Fellow

    Position:
    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Phone: (470) 578-2184
    Email: kgabrie5@kennesaw.edu
    Location: HS 2309


     
  • Jody Hubbell

    Jody Hubbell Part-Time Assistant Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6158
    Email: jharpe15@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 507


     
  • Army Lester

    Army Lester Part-Time Professor and Professor Emeritus of Biology

    Photo of Army LesterPosition:
    Part-Time Professor and Professor Emeritus of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6164
    Email: alester@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 330


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  • Sheila Marie Schreiner

    Sheila Marie Schreiner Part-Time Assistant Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6158
    Email: sschrei8@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 507


     
  • Farnaz Shoja-Taheri

    Farnaz Shoja-Taheri Part-Time Assistant Professor of Biology

    Position:
    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6158
    Email: fshojata@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 507


     

Administration

Name
Position
  • Hayley Anderson

    Hayley Anderson Laboratory Coordinator - Prillaman Hall

    Position:
    Laboratory Coordinator - Prillaman Hall

    Phone: (470) 578-6424
    Email: hgetman@kennesaw.edu
    Location: HS 3402


     
  • Katie Jenkins

    Katie Jenkins Laboratory Coordinator

    Position:
    Laboratory Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-2719
    Email: kjenki45@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 217


     
  • Nan Reese

    Nan Reese Laboratory Coordinator - Marietta Campus

    Position:
    Laboratory Coordinator - Marietta Campus

    Phone: (470) 578-2235
    Email: nreese2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: G 296


     
  • Laurette Rust

    Laurette Rust Office Clerical Lead III

    Photo of Laurette RustPosition:
    Office Clerical Lead III

    Phone: (470) 578-6158
    Email: lrust@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 507


     
  • Farideh Shahbazi

    Farideh Shahbazi Biology Laboratory Coordinator and Biology Instructor

    Position:
    Biology Laboratory Coordinator and Biology Instructor

    Phone: (470) 578-6331
    Email: fshahbaz@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 308B


     
  • Susan M.E. Smith

    Susan M.E. Smith Interim Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Professor of Biology

    Photo of Susan M. E. SmithPosition:
    Interim Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-2794
    Email: ssmit325@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 509


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  • Dale Vogelien

    Dale Vogelien Assistant Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Professor of Biology

    Photo of Dale Lynn VogelienPosition:
    Assistant Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Professor of Biology

    Phone: (470) 578-6507
    Email: dvogelie@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SC 510


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Graduate Students

    • Azeeza Abdulrauf - Graduate Research Assistant 
    • Akua Acheampong - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Margot Aldana - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Amber Baldwin - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Bethany Butts - Teaching Assistant
    • Paul Clark - Teaching Assistant
    • Grace Cope - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Sean Davis - Teaching Assistant
    • Makayla Ferrari - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Sarah Fraser - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Andrea Gamache - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Lorenna Garcia-bochas - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Schuyler Gentry - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Samantha Gibson - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Davron Hanley - Teaching Assistant
    • Genna Hart - Teaching Assistant
    • Olivia Hawkins - Teaching Assistant
    • John Paul Hellenbrand - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Rebekah Henneborn - Teaching Assistant
    • Shawyun Khoshneviszadeh - Teaching Assistant
    • Kaveh Kiani - Teaching Assistant
    • Denyelle Kilgour - Teaching Assistant
    • Olivia Lauzon - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Dylan Lemonds - Teaching Assistant
    • Courtney Linkous - Teaching Assistant
    • Rachel Matthews - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Ashley McDonald - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Daisy McGrath - Teaching Assistant
    • Francis Mullan - Teaching Assistant
    • Jake Smith - Teaching Assistant
    • Kayla Stevens - Teaching Assistant
    • Allyson Stiles - Teaching Assistant
    • Kylie Stover - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Sidney Stuckett - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Christina Talley - Teaching Assistant
    • Chelsea Trenbeath - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Georgette Vanelle Wandji - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Shannon Whitney - Teaching Assistant
    • Riley Wildeman - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Morgan Woods - Graduate Research Assistant
    • Laura Yorke - Teaching Assistant
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