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."
Carl Davis, assistant professor in the School of Education, currently serves as coordinator of the Middle Grades Program. He holds an A.A. from Emmanuel and a B.S. in geology, M.Ed. in science education and Ed.S. in middle grades education from the University of Georgia. He is a retired educator, having taught 30 years in Georgia schools. Carl and his wife, Jene, reside in Hart County and attend Beulah Pentecostal Holiness Church. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
Harold Connerley, assistant professor, received his B.S. from Mississippi State University, M.Ed. from Auburn and Ed.S. from Georgia State University. He has taught mathematics in Georgia for 42 years and in his leisure time is an avid hiker of the Appalachian Trail.He and his wife, Lu, have been married over 40 years and have two children, Robert and Allen.Mr. Connerly’s favorite scripture verse is Psalms 23:1, “The Lord is my Shepherd and I shall not want!”
Karen Compton, Instructor, started her college teaching career at Emmanuel College in the fall of 2000. In addition to teaching courses in freshman composition, introduction to literature, and American literature, she is also the director of the Academic Resources Center. She completed her B.A. in English and Mass Communication at Winthrop University and her M.A.
Mrs. Latana Coile has been in education for 27 years and presently serves as an Instructional Coach/Social Studies teacher at Madison County High School in Danielsville, GA. Mrs. Coile presently holds Georgia 6-12 certifications in Behavioral Science; Economics; Geography; Gifted In-Field; History; and Political Science, as well as Early Childhood Education. She has also completed training as a Teacher Support Specialist; Instructional Coach; Co-Teacher and is approved by the College Board as an Advanced Placement U.S. History and Psychology instructor. During her teaching career, Mrs.