Chris Hair, Professor, currently serves as chair of the English Department. He came to Emmanuel College from Oklahoma State University, where he was a Visiting Assistant Professor for two years. He completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of Kentucky and MA in English and BA in English degrees from Baylor University in Texas. A specialist in British Literature, Dr.
Amanda holds a B.S. in education with a specialty in math, is working on her master’s in math pedagogy and gifted education, and has taught math in public schools and Sylvan Learning Center.
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Debra Grizzle has been a member of the Emmanuel College staff since 1978 when she graduated with the Associate of Arts in Office Administration. She was named Registrar upon the retirement of Dr. Kirk Hartsfield and has served in that capacity since 1992. Continuing her education, she has earned a Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Emmanuel College in 1999 and the Master of Education in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University in 2002.
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Nathan Gilmour, Associate Professor, joined Emmanuel College's English faculty in 2009 and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. His intellectual curiosity wanders afar, and he's been caught teaching classes in Old English, rhetorical theory, European literature, philosophy, and composition. Emmanuel's faculty knows him as the director of Composition Culture, a program dedicated to better teaching through more thoughtful writing. Dr.
Tammy Foster, assistant professor in the School of Education, currently serves as the coordinator for the Early Childhood Education program. She holds a B.S.Ed. in Mental Retardation and a M.ED. in Interrelated Special Education from the University of Georgia, Ed.S in Teaching and Learning and Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. She taught at the preschool, elementary, and high school levels for 20 years in Georgia schools and served as the Special Education Director in Franklin County for 10 years.
Stephanie Garrett, Instructor, completed her B.A. in theater at Brenau University (2006) and M.A. in English at the University of Georgia (2010). She began teaching at Emmanuel in 2010. She is the chair of the Theater Arts Committee, directing and producing shows at Emmanuel, and has worked with various theater companies including Florida Studio Theater (Sarasota, FL), the Gainesville Theater Alliance, and the Atlanta branch of Christian Youth Theater.
Scott Ellington is an associate professor in the School of Christian Ministries. He and his wife, Linda, received a call to missionary service while in college and taught for 14 years in Bible colleges and seminaries in Mexico, England and Germany. Linda is a veterinarian, and they have two daughters.
Scott received his B.S. in applied psychology at Georgia Tech in 1983, his M.Div. and Th.M. from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1990 and 1994, and his Ph.D. in biblical studies at the University of Sheffield in 2000.
Paula Dixon, associate professor, received her B.S. and M.A. in Communication Arts from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. After working in public relations, she began teaching at Emmanuel College in 1995.
“I love helping my students discover then apply what they are learning," she says. "I strive to create an engaging, interactive atmosphere where we can share and learn from each other."