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Angela Ashworth Angela graduated from the University of Florida with her B.A. in Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech Language Pathology & Audiology). While at UF, Angela was a member of the Signing Gators Club and volunteered countless hours working with deaf, hard of hearing and special needs children and adults. She also took ASL I, II, III, and IV while in college as well as several classes after graduation. Angela is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and holds a proficiency rating of Advanced Plus on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview Rating Scale (SLPI), which is a scale for rating sign language communication skills that is based on highly skilled, knowledgeable native-like signers. In 2006, Angela moved to Georgia and began working at The Georgia School for the Deaf, GSD. She worked at GSD from 2007 to 2017 and held many positions there including Accountant, Assistant to the Principal, Office Manager, Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Pathologist Aide, ASL Interpreter and Fund Raising Coordinator. She helped to establish the Athletic Booster Club and the Mascot program as well. She also had the unique opportunity to attend an intense ASL Immersion Course at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC., the world’s only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. Angela currently teachers ASL classes both online and in person. She is currently a contracted teacher for several charter and home schools in the USA and teaches ASL to students working on obtaining their foreign language requirements for graduation. She is an active volunteer at local schools, daycare centers, senior centers and community theaters, teaching ASL and deaf awareness and acceptance, as well as signs, to incorporate into theatrical performances to students, teachers and members of the community. Angela is a technical advisor and ASL tutor for independent entertainment companies and works closely with actors and musicians to learn and correctly sign their lines in ASL for both on screen and live performances. in 2022, Angela was contracted to teach ASL with the Northern Lights Santa Academy, the largest Santa Claus school in the Southeast which provides quality education to all Santas, Mrs. Clauses and Elves of the Christmas community. For the past 17 years, Angela has offered private tutoring to deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals in both English and ASL. Angela is the founder and C.E.O. of both I Love Learning ASL and Crest Pointe Entertainment Group, LLC. which specializes in the booking, management and promotions of live music. Angela resides in Villa Rica, GA with her husband, and together they are the real life "Brady Bunch," having six children between the two of them.
Steven Broome Photography is an art form like no other. It captures a particular moment and freezes reality for one precious second. For Steven Broome, photography has been his life’s joy since he got his first camera in the fourth grade. As part of the UWG family, Steven channels his passion into creating stories and memories through photography and other visual technology.

Steven grew up in Chickamauga, TN, but has lived in Carrollton for most of his life. He has been part of the University of West Georgia family for more than two decades, having received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the university and joining the staff in 1989 and retiring in 2020. He has received several honors, including an APEX Award of Excellence for a photo taken on campus just following September 11, 2001, as well as being part of the team that won a CASE Gold Award for Campaign Publications during the UWG Centennial. His latest career highlight is being part of the team in charge of UWG’s “Go West” campaign.

As former Associate Director of Visual Services, Steven supervised a team of skilled photographers and videographers who work hard at showing the story behind UWG and what makes it great. He finds inspiration in the unbridled spirit embodied by the UWG community. Steven collects old cameras, a collection that has grown to include approximately 100 different types. In his words: “these are the tools that allowed regular people to document their own history, and it's that vernacular history that I find very interesting.”
LeQuinta Taylor Bryant Taylor Bryant, assistant professor (clinical track) in the mass communications department at the University of West Georgia, is passionate about training and educating current and future communicators. With more than ten years of field experience, she embraces the changes that come with being an innovative leader in communications.

From radio to public relations, Taylor continues to prove that effective communication is her greatest strength. The Decatur, Georgia native started her professional radio career in Montgomery, Alabama. There, she applied her passion for change through effective public relations strategy and citywide community events. A jack-of-all-trades, she later increased her fan base with her tag line “Buckle Up and Be Safe” when working on-air. Her experiences and unique approach to communications has gained her multiple recognitions in the field. She has more than five statewide radio awards and was most recently named one of PRSA Georgia's 40 Under 40 Top Communicators.

Well versed in speaking, consulting, strategizing, interviewing and writing, Taylor has had the pleasure of interviewing some of the top names in entertainment. (Steve Harvey, Usher, Tom Joyner, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Maxwell, and Morris Chestnut, to name a few.) She has also served as the chosen host for an array of events: fashion shows, step-shows, red carpets, conferences, workshops, and panel discussions.

Following a successful career in radio, Taylor quickly worked her way up as a public relations professional. She's managed award-winning campaigns and implemented effective internal and external strategy at various levels. At the director level, Taylor managed all communications and media relations for more than 38,000 students and 14,000 employees at one of the largest SEC institutions.

Today, she continues to work as a passionate professor and media and communications expert in higher education. She is most passionate about preparing and motivating students for successful careers in the field by challenging them to identify innovative ways to serve as change agents in the field.
Nathan Carnes Nathan Carnes is an Assistant Professor of Art in the College of Arts, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry at the University of West Georgia.
Andrew Carter Andrew Carter is a public historian with a background in archaeology and serves as the Curator of Collections of the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Research Laboratory on the campus of the University of West Georgia. Carter's scholarly interests are in the social and labor histories of the Southeast textile industry, specifically the "Uprising of '34." Carter is also one of the leading experts in artifact digitization in the state of Georgia and is interested in the application of digitized artifacts in educational and public outreach contexts. At the lab, he is responsible for curating Georgia's archaeological past for posterity, leading and mentoring a staff of graduate and undergraduate students, interns, and volunteers, and ensuring the lab facility and operations remains compliant with federal and state regulations regarding the curation of our cultural resources. You may have seen some of his projects here in Carrollton, such the Long Swamp Traveling Exhibit or the Carrollton Spur of the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail.
Agnieszka Chwialkowska Dr. Agnieszka Chwialkowska is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia.
Melanie Clay Dr. Melanie Clay is responsible for leading the support, curriculum, enrollment and marketing staff and evaluating the USG eCampus program. In addition to her role as Dean of eCampus, she is also the executive director for UWG's Continuing Education, Off-Campus Programs (Newnan), and UWG Online. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, a Specialist in Educational Leadership, a Master's in Public Administration from the University of West Georgia, and a Bachelor's in Journalism from The Ohio State University. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, and the founder of the annual Distance Learning Administration Conference and the Conference on Meaningful Living in a Digital World. She lives in Carrollton with her husband Matthew and their two sons and two cats. She enjoys camping, reading, cooking, and looking for sand dollars on the beach.
Patrick Clinton Dr. Patrick Clinton is an Assistant Professor of Mass Communications in the School of Communication, Film, and Media, at the University of West Georgia.
Jonathan Corley Dr. Jonathan Corley is an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computing and Mathematics, in the College of Arts, Culture and Scientific Inquiry, at the University of West Georgia.
Marty Davis M.A., C.P.P. Marty received his B.S. from Valdosta State University and his M.A. from LaGrange College. Before coming to the University of West Georgia, Marty was the director of continuing education and professional services department at Bainbridge State College. He has completed additional education in Project Management, Human Resources, and Manufacturing. He is a certified instructor in all lines of insurance, CPR/FA, and drivers education. Current course instruction include Customer Service, Soft Skills Training, Consulting, and other business or organizational needs.
Sonja Evans
Julia Farmer Julia Farmer is the Director of Ombuds Services and serves all staff, faculty, and students as the University Ombudsperson. Prior to coming to this role, she was Faculty Ombuds and Professor of Spanish. She completed her M.S. in Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University and her PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures at UC-Berkeley. Her interest in conflict management grew out of her work as chair of Faculty Senate, where she enjoyed working to facilitate agreements and promote collaboration across campus.
Lantz Ferrell Lantz Ferrell is a Lecturer with the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia. She teaches Principles of Management, Foundations of Computer Applications and will teach a course in The Legal and Ethical Environments of Business in the summer of 2020. Her Master of Business Administration degree is from the University of North Alabama and her Bachelor of Business Administration degree is from the University of Mississippi. (She dearly loves her Ole Miss!) Before Lantz began teaching with the university, she served as an Educational Program Specialist in eCore Testing and also taught middle and high school classes for over ten years.
Randa Harris Randa Harris is a Senior Lab Coordinator of Geology in the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of West Georgia.
Alison Hollingsworth Alison Hollingsworth is a Lecturer of Accounting in the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia.
Ian Houston Ian Houston is an alum of the University of West Georgia. He received a bachelor of science in sociology with a minor in Africana studies in 2013. Ian found his research interests in critical pedagogy, social justice, and academic empowerment in public schools. This led to his enrollment at Georgia State University where he pursued and completed his masters degree in social foundations of education. Professionally, Ian has more than 6 years' experience in workforce development and career services; specifically in the nonprofit and government sectors. As part of his master's degree program at Georgia State University, Ian founded, True-Liif C & M, Inc. which is a youth and family empowerment program. Ian is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of West Georgia.
Cindy Johnson Cindy Johnson, PhD, RN, CHSE is the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning Center and Associate Professor in the Tanner Health System School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia.
Anca Koczkas Dr. Anca Koczkas is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of West Georgia.
Nathan Lawres Dr. Nathan Lawres is an archaeological anthropologist focused primarily on the Precolumbian Southeastern United States. The primary focus of my research is in South Florida, specifically in the northern Everglades. It is here that the Mayaimi and Serrope, associated with the Belle Glade archaeological culture, lived, dwelling in a largely aqueous landscape. My research on the Belle Glade archaeological culture addresses multiple anthropological concerns. On a broader scale, I am interested in the ways that people interact with and live within their environment, which is related to numerous facets of human culture. My most recent research delves into how the ways people understand their lived world or reality (i.e., ontologies) affects the ways they live within and interact with that world. This, in turn, leads to specific cultural practices that are visible in the material record. Additionally, my research interests involve the intersections of archaeological practice and planning and development. I am currently involved in a project with colleagues aimed at evaluating ways we can shift the priorities afforded to archaeological and other cultural resources to increase the preservation of those resources for future generations. Dr. Lawres is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director, Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory at the University of West Georgia.
Joseph Lee Coach Joe Lee manages the Varsity Esports teams at UWG. He lead the team to the Peach Belt Conference Championships during UWG's our inaugural year. Coach graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor's in Sport Management, where he also competed in collegiate intramural League of Legends for three years. He also coached League of Legends his last two years in college, where he completed a dual internship in Sport Management and Strength & Conditioning at St. Joseph's High School in Edison, NJ.
Wydrid (Dee) Nelson
Cale Self Cale Self is Professor of Music, Director of Athletic Bands, and Instructor of Euphonium & Tuba at the University of West Georgia in beautiful Carrollton, GA. Dr. Self directs the Marching Wolves of West Georgia and the Wolf Gang Basketball Pep Band, and conducts the Symphonic Band, Brass Ensemble, and Tuba Ensemble. He also currently serves as Music’s Program Coordinator at UWG.

Holding degrees in music education and instrumental conducting from West Texas A&M University, Dr. Self also holds a doctorate in euphonium performance from the University of Georgia. His teachers include David Zerkel, John Lynch, Allen Crowell, Patrick Sheridan, Sam Pilafian, Gary Garner, Joe Nelson, and Joseph Cox. He began his career by teaching high school band in his hometown of Midland, TX.

Dr. Self has performed at state, regional, national, and international conferences and festivals in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He has performed under conductors Keith Lockhart, JoAnn Falletta, Thomas Wilkins, Robert Moody, Ken Lam, Steven Smith, Kraig Williams, and Fred Mills. He is currently the euphonium faculty at the Brevard Music Center’s Low Brass Seminar.

Dr. Self has participated in commissioning consortiums that have resulted in over thirty new works for euphonium, tuba, or concert band over the past decade, and has performed or conducted premiere performances of twenty of those pieces. Recent commission projects include several works by UWG alumnus Katahj Copley, including Limitless for tuba, euphonium, and piano, and a concerto for euphonium and band entitled Canvases.

Dr. Self is an artist affiliate with Eastman Winds and Parker Mouthpieces. He is active in the state of Georgia and throughout the Southeast as a soloist, ensemble musician, conductor, clinician, and adjudicator.
Bridgette Stewart Bridgette Stewart serves the University of West Georgia as the inaugural Chief Wellness Officer. She joined the Department of Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education in the fall of 2003. She is the former program coordinator for the Health and Community Wellness program and the current Director of the Center for Integrative Wellness and the Wolf Wellness Lab. Ms. Stewart is an active member of the National Wellness Institute and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She has served as chair of the Council for Wellness Certification Excellence for NWI, which recently developed the country's first set of core competencies for wellness professionals. In June 2018, Ms. Stewart was inducted into the National Wellness Institute's Circle of Leadership. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the National Wellness Institute. Ms. Stewart holds several health and wellness certifications/specialized training:

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach Wellcoaches Certified Health and Wellness Coach BLS instructor-trainer through the American Heart Association Certified Wellness Practitioner and a Worksite Wellness Specialist through the National Wellness Institute Sports Injury Specialist with the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association Lifestyle coach for the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program ACE Therapeutic Exercise Specialist.
CarLes Stinson
Philip Trickey
Samantha White
Kelly Williams Kelly Williams is an Assistant Professor of Mass Communications in the School of Communication, Film, and Media, at the University of West Georgia.