The Pamplin College Dean’s Office is responsible for administration of the college’s programs, faculty, and staff, working in collaboration with the offices of the individual academic apartments and graduate program directors. The office consists of the Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, Secretary to the Dean, Business Manager, and Communications Specialist.
Elna Green, PhD
Dr. Elna Green joined Augusta University on July 1, 2017, as Dean of the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Dr. Green came to us from San Jose State University, where she had served as associate vice president for Faculty Affairs and professor of Humanities. Previously, she had been their associate dean of the College of Humanities and the Arts. Her scholarly interests include gender, race, and poverty in the American South. Dr. Green received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Wake Forest University and earned her doctoral degree from Tulane University.
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Wesley Kisting, PhD
Dr. Wesley Kisting, Associate Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, joined the faculty in 2007. He was appointed Associate Dean in 2017. His fields of interest include early modern English literature and theology, and contemporary issues in higher education. Dr. Kisting received his bachelors degree from Marquette University and his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa. As Associate Dean, he is responsible for college budget, foundation, personnel matters, strategic planning, assessment, curriculum oversight, and SACS faculty credentialing.
Martha Ginn, PhD
Dr. Martha Ginn, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, joined the faculty in 2008. Her fields of interest include American Politics, emphasis on Judicial Politics Research and Quantitative Methods. Dr. Ginn was appointed Assistant Dean in 2017. She is responsible for academic conduct, reinstatements, marketing, document management, web management, and accomplishing other tasks assigned by the Dean.
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Secretary to the Dean
Tina assists with scheduling and the processing of reports and information coming into the Dean's Office. She also assists with student requests and information gathering. She graduated from Augusta University in 1982 (then Augusta College) with a degree in Sociology. Since 2003, Tina has worked in several offices on campus, but is now pleased to call the Dean's office home.
Juanita assists the college and departments in processing faculty, staff and student personnel actions. She also assists in monitoring college and unit budgets, preparing reports, and administering Pamplin Student Research and Travel awards. Juanita joined the Dean's Office in November 2013. Previously, she worked in the Office of Advancement and in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research.
Steven specializes in video production, photography, website updates, and graphic design to promote the mission of the college and its departments. He holds a BA in Film and Video from Georgia State University and has served as a marketing writer, producer, and editor for two broadcast network affiliates, in addition to experience in e-learning, documentary production, and animation.
Dr. Chiero serves as the Internship Coordinator for Pamplin College and is an Associate Professor of History specializing in Latin America's Late Colonial period, Louisiana, Florida, and Central America, as well as 19th century travel account literature.
Dr. Williams serves as the Dean's Fellow for Digital Humanities and is an award-winning Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages.
Dr. Caldwell researches and publishes on women’s history, Georgia history, and colonial American history. In 2011 her textbook Georgia: Its Heritage and Its Promise was published by Clairmont Press. She is on the editorial board of the Georgia Historical Quarterly. She is currently the co-editor of the Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians and in 2011 won that organization’s triennial Piper Award for service to the profession of history in the state of Georgia.