Office of the Dean


Dr. Elna Green
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.


Dr. Wesley Kisting
Wesley Kisting, PhD
Associate Dean

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 and masters degrees from Marquette University and his doctoral degree 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.


Dr. Martha Ginn
Martha Ginn, PhD
Assistant Dean

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.


Tina Zimmerman
Tina Zimmerman
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 Blocker
Juanita Blocker
Business Manager

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.