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Our Faculty

Faculty Emeritus


(Year of appointment in parentheses)

Devon Belcher (2008)
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado

Office: Hearst 312, ext. 8375. dbelcher@oglethorpe.edu

David Buice (2004)
Accompanist and Assistant Director, Oglethorpe University Singers

B.M., University of Alabama; M.M., Converse School of Music


Richard Burgess (2009)
Affiliate Artist
M.M., University of Georgia, B.M.E., University of Georgia, P.C., Berklee College of Music

Teaching and Research Interests: Guitar


Jeffrey H. Collins (2002)
Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies
University of Texas, PhD. Interdisciplinary Studies
Post-Doc Research and Grants: University of North Carolina, Western Carolina University, Princeton University, Ohio State University 

Teaching and Research Interests, Courses, Archaeological Work: art histories, anthropology, scientific humanities, interdisciplinary studies, ancient Greece, Roman archaeology, Italian renaissance, Buddhist and Hindu iconography, myth and art, 19th century European art, modern and contemporary architecture.

Research and Grant work in: modern architecture; hominid evolution; future studies, including implications of genome research, AI, nanotechnologies, global communications and singularity, ecology, future of humankind.

Office:  Robinson 107, office: 504-8313, cell: 404-573-2173.  jcollins@oglethorpe.edu 

Erin Ellis (2012)
Affiliate Artist in Violoncello

Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance – Cleveland Institute of Music
Master of Music in Cello Performance – Cleveland Institute of Music
Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance – Eastman School of Music / University of Rochester


Patti Gouvas (2012)
Affiliate Instructor, Violin and Viola
Bachelor of Music – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Additional studies – Georgia State University and University of Alabama


Mary Ann Hill (2009)
Affiliate Artist
M. Mus. Ed., Syracuse University, B. Mus. Ed., Syracuse University, L’ecole Hindemith, Vevey, Switzerland, American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria

Teaching and Research Interests: Voice


            Professor Loehle's 
            WebsiteAlan Loehle (2001)
Professor of Art
B.F.A., University of Arizona; M.F.A., University of Georgia

Teaching and Research Interests: figurative art, abstraction, contemporary issues in visual art; ongoing series of paintings and drawings.

Office: Robinson 113, ext. 8411. aloehle@oglethorpe.edu

David Patterson (2004)
Adjunct Instructor, Communications
B.A.J., University of Georgia


Justin Pettigrew (2014)
Lecturer in Communication and Rhetoric Studies
B.A., Georgia Southern; M.A., University of Georgia, Ph.D. University of Georgia


Sigrira Perret-Gentil (2005) Visit 
            Professor Loehle's 
Instructor in Art
B.A., Emory University; M.F.A. Georgia State University

Teaching and Research Interests: conceptual issues, film and darkroom photography (including alternative processes,) theory, digital photography and Photoshop.

Office: Robinson 103, 504-3453. spgentil@oglethorpe.edu

Amanda Printz(2012)
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
BA (Philosophy) Guilford College, 1999; PhD (Philosophy) University of Southern California, 2007


W. Irwin Ray (1986)
Director of Musical Activities
B.M., Samford University; M.C.M., D.M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Teaching and Research Interests: choral conducting, choral literature, historical styles and performance practice, accompanying, church music, music history and styles, private and class piano, class voice, music rudiments and theory, music and culture.


Anne M. Rosenthal (1997)
Associate Professor of Communication and Rhetoric Studies
B.A., Bethel College; M.A., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., Purdue University

Teaching and Research Interests: rhetorical theory, history, and ethics; theories and practices of persuasion; global communication; transnational literacy and citizenship; critical theory and cultural studies; historiography.

Office: Robinson 102, ext. 8532. arosenthal@oglethorpe.edu

Brent Runnels(2008)
Lecturer in Music
D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music, M.M., Manhattan School of Music, B.M., Ithaca College, Performer's Certificate, Academie Internationale D’ete

Teaching and Research Interests: Music and Culture, Piano


Paul Scanling (2011)
Adjunct Instructor, Music
Affiliate Artist in Woodwinds
M.M., Georgia State University

Teaching and Research Interests: Concert winds


Seema Shrikhande (2002)
Associate Professor of Communication and Rhetoric Studies (Division Chair)
B.A., Elphinstone College - India; M.A., (econ) Bombay University - India; M.A., (comm) University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Teaching and Research Interests: Media globalization, media economics and policy, journalism studies, media and culture and research methods

Office: Robinson 101, ext. 8891. sshrikhande@oglethorpe.edu

Get to know Dr. Shrikhande in this video: "2 Minutes with Dr. Seema Shrikhande"

Katharine Zakos (2015)
Assistant Professor of Communication and Rhetoric Studies
BA (Political Science) 2007, Georgia State University
MA (Communication) 2009, Georgia State University
Ph.D (Communication) 2015, Georgia State University


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