Faculty

John Barter ’68 ~ Living the Jesuit Mission

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 11:15am

Go ahead...ask John Barter anything about global business strategies, principles of physics, or the benefits of a Jesuit education. Barter, who joined SHC in December 2013 as the chief operating officer of Spring Hill’s leadership team, doesn’t only bring decades of expertise and a wealth of knowledge to campus, he carries with him a passion for learning and an unparalleled love of the Hill.

Joan Sands, RN, M.Ed. ~ Nursing with Integrity

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:00am

Though she’s been a familiar face on the Spring Hill College campus for the last decade, Joan Sands officially joined SHC as a full-time member of the nursing faculty in August of 2013.

Sands, who graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with her M.Ed. in counseling psychology, also studied at Webster University, and began her undergraduate work at the Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing, in St. Louis, Mo.

Dr. Daniel Massey ~ On Philosophy, Fishing, & Wikipedia

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:30pm

Before stepping into any Spring Hill College classroom to lecture on the finer points of philosophy, ethics, or logic, Dr. Daniel Massey’s daily routine includes reading at least one absolutely random entry from Wikipedia.

Dr. April Sanders: Exploring New Literacies in the K-12 Classroom

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 9:45am

Spring Hill College welcomes Dr. April Sanders to the education department this semester. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge about the use of "New Literacies" in the classroom, including extensive research on the impact of social media, graphic novels, and gaming on learning.

Kelly Walker, MSN, RN: Creating Exceptional Nurses

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 4:15pm

When asked about the most important part of being a nurse, Kelly Walker says that she is blessed to be in a profession that helps others in need. “ As skilled caregivers, above all else, we are here to love and serve the less fortunate,” says Walker.

D. Matthew Baugh, S.J. On Spring Hill, Sweet Tea, and Coming “Home”

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 9:15am

The Deep South has always been home for Dr. Matthew Baugh, Spring Hill’s newest assistant professor of political science and law. Baugh, who grew up in Casa, Arkansas (population: 179) is thrilled to be back in the United States after living and studying for the past few years in England, Canada, Central America, and China. He confesses, however, that his enthusiasm for his relocation to Mobile, Ala. may be overshadowed by the delight of his 85-year old “Mamaw,” who has always been worried that he’s not eating well enough (overseas) without greens, cornbread, and sweet tea. 

Dr. Nate Zuckerman: On German Philosophy, Palmetto Bugs, and Sweater Weather

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 8:15am

While traversing across Rydex Commons toward the Lucey Administration Center on any given day, you’re bound to see new faces, and not all of them students. Among the “freshman” faculty at Spring Hill College you’ll find Assistant Philosophy Professor Nate Zuckerman – known by many for his wry sense of humor – listing “beard growing” among his areas of specialization.

Pirate, Slave Trade, & Seafaring Expert Joins SHC History Department

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:30am

Dr. David Head dropped anchor in Mobile Bay this semester, joining Spring Hill College as an assistant professor in the Department of History.

Head, who graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Buffalo in 2010, brings a plethora of knowledge to SHC’s students. Of particular interest to members of the Gulf Coast community should be Dr. Head’s research interests in Maritime History and seafaring adventurers, as well as the American Revolution and the early republic.

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