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Arts & Sciences/University Transfer

We understand you have many options for pursuing your education, so we are excited that you decided to enroll in a program offered by A-B Tech’s Division of Arts & Sciences.

Arts & Sciences and University Transfer Programs


Dedicated to your success, we strive to give you a quality educational experience. Our outstanding faculty have experience in neurosurgery, cancer research, military public relations, and the film and television industry. Published authors, working artists, and Fulbright Scholars teach our courses. Our students have opportunities to travel to exciting locations abroad, participate in the international award-winning Alpha Upsilon Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, show their work in the Student Art Show, participate in Pi Day activities with the Mathematics department, and attend talks about math and science through the STEM Friday's lecture series. From foreign languages to physics, we have something for you.

Explore Arts & Sciences options below or get help with university transfer programs and advising from our Program Advising Center

Faculty and Staff

Steve Heulett

Dean, Division of Arts and Sciences


Pam Baker

Administrative Assistant


Cindy Ingle


Rusty Holmes

Instructor, Communication and lead, division assessment

They ask, "what is the secret of success" when they should be asking, "what prevents me from learning here and now?" — Karl Weick

Misty Shuler

Department Chair

Kelly McEnany

Department Chair, Behavioral Sciences

"There are no throw-away people." — Susan Burton


Valerie Hoots

Instructor, Psychology

"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." — Fred Rogers


Robin Howse

Instructor, Psychology

"Learning is never done without errors and defeat." — Vladimir Lenin


Samantha Johnson

Instructor, Psychology

"Science shows us truth and beauty and fills each day with a fresh wonder of the exquisite order which governs our world." — Polykarp Kusch


Steven Luke

Instructor, Psychology

"...for there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." — (Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2)

Nga Pace

Department Chair, Biology

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." — Marie Curie


Audra Bassett-Touchell

Instructor, Biology

"It’s only when you’re flying above it that your realize how incredible the Earth really is." — Philippe Perrin


Helen Burrell

Instructor, Biology

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." — Jon Muir


Cynthia Eayre

Instructor, Biology


Scott Paxon

Associate Chair, Biology

"Evolution is one of the half-dozen shattering ideas that science has developed to overturn past hopes and assumptions, and to enlighten our current thoughts." — Stephen Jay Gould


Christina Manee

Instructor, Biology

"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better." — Albert Einstein


Erin Condon

Lab Manager and Instructor, Biology


Camille Paxton

Instructor, Biology

"Non-Satis Scire - To Know is Not Enough"


Milton "Buddy" Tignor

Instructor, Biology

"Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party." — Jimmy Buffett

Marlene Frisbee

Department Chair


Sandy Dantone

Instructor, BA


Carol Hughes

Instructor, BA & Accounting


Kelly Randolph

Instructor, Accounting


Chad Williams

Instructor, Economics

Susan Schwarz

Department Chair, Chemistry and Physics

"Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated." — Rosalind Franklin


Candice Henderson

Instructor, Chemistry

“Beginnings are always messy.” - John Galsworthy


Glenn Ratcliff

Instructor, Chemistry

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." — Carl Sagan


Suzanne Willis

Instructor, Chemistry

"The more I study science, the more I believe in God." — Albert Einstein


Evan Lunt

Instructor, Chemistry

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world." — Louis Pasteur


Joe Leibson

Instructor, Physics


Shannon Bonomi

Instructor, Physics

Rebekah Handy

Department Chair, Communication

"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take." — Wayne Gretzky


William D. Rhodarmer

Instructor, Arts, and Graphic Design

"Most art is sincere and most art is bad, though, of course, some insincere art (sincerely, insincere) is quite good." — Igor Stravinsky

Paul Potorti

Instructor, Communication


Martha Gates

Instructor, Communication


Ani Volkan

Instructor, Arts

Heather Vaughn

Department Chair, English

"I've put up with too much too long, and now I'm just too intelligent, too powerful, too beautiful, too sure of who I am finally to deserve anything less." — Sandra Cisneros from Woman Hollering Cree


Jennifer Browning

Instructor, English


"All experience is an enrichment rather than an impoverishment." — Eudora Welty


Eleanor Macken

"Everything you're sure is right can be wrong in another place." — Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" — Mary Oliver


Erik Moellering

Instructor, English

"You can get all A's and still flunk life." — Walker Percy


Dr. Chelsey Patterson

"It is failure that guides evolution; perfection provides no incentive for improvement, and nothing is perfect." — Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist


Margaret Poist

Instructor, English

"Does such a thing as "the fatal flaw," that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature?" — Donna Tartt, The Secret History

"Love's not love when it is mingled with regards that stand aloof from the entire point." — William Shakespeare, King Lear


Lisa York

Instructor, English

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tammy Sullivan

Department Chair, Mathematics

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." — Albert Einstein


Malgorzata J. Chockla

Instructor, Mathematics

"Change is the end result of all true learning." — Leo Buscaglia


Taylor Conn

Instructor, Mathematics

"A professor is one who can speak on any subject—for precisely fifty minutes." — Norbert Wiener


Joshua Cushman

Instructor, Mathematics

"I truly enjoy working here at A-B Tech with my colleagues, and appreciate the attitude, energy and diversity of our student population." — Joshua Cushman


Griffin Dodd

Instructor, Mathematics


Mathew Knowlen

Instructor, Mathematics

"If you only take general math, then you’ll only make general money.” — Snoop Dog


Valerie Martin

Instructor, Mathematics

"Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the whole world." — Archimedes


Cindy Moore

Instructor, Mathematics

"Mathematics compares the most diverse phenomena and discovers the secret analogies that unite them." — Joseph Fourier (1768-1830)


Jennifer Tracy

Instructor, Mathematics

"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." — Michael Jordan


James Wilson

Instructor, Mathematics

"The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple" — Stan Gudder


Holly Bass

Instructor, Mathematics

April Birchfield

Department Chair, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Foreign Language

"Docendo discimus."


John Martin

Instructor, History

"People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them." — James Baldwin


Austin Mitchell

Instructor, History

"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience." — Frank Herbert


Sun Kondal

Instructor, Humanities

"I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." — Albert Einstein


Melanie Parham

Instructor, French

"Do you know what a foreign accent is? It's a sign of bravery." — Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother


Kristen Schlaefer

Instructor, Spanish

"No dejes apagar el entusiasmo, virtud tan valiosa como necesaria; trabaja, aspira, tiende siempre hacia la altura." — Rubén Darío


Lindsey Carpenter

Instructor, Spanish