Support Staff


Scott Barman, PhD, FAHA

Administrative Director

Dr. Barman currently holds the rank of Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and is the Administrative Director of the Office of Admissions for the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. His research area involves studying mechanisms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). He received his doctorate from the University of North Dakota in Physiology and completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of South Alabama in the area of pulmonary pathophysiology. He is the recipient of a Parker B. Francis Pulmonary Fellowship Award, American Heart Training Fellowship, and an NIH Training Fellowship as well as numerous extramural grants from the NIH and AHA. His professional memberships include the North Dakota Academy of Science, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, American Physiological Society, New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Heart Association Council for Blood Pressure Research. He has served on American Heart Association, NIH, and Department of Defense American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) study sections. He has also served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physiology and the Open Nitric Oxide Journal, and currently is an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Systems and Integrative Pharmacology. He reviews manuscripts for 18 scientific journals and has published 60 articles and 14 book chapters.


Jenny Crouch, MS, MA

Director of Admissions & Recruitment Operations

Over the past eight years, Jenny Crouch has worked in various aspects of student services, including Career Counseling, Admissions and Financial Aid. Prior to her time in education, she worked in both syndicated television and broadcast news, serving as a Segment Producer and Production Assistant for FOX News and 20th Century FOX in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Baruch College CUNY, where she was deemed the sole recipient of the 2007 Excellence in English award, as well as a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Brenau University where she earned the 2015 Outstanding Graduate in Organizational Leadership award. Jenny is a 2018 graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication, with dual specializations in both Public and Media Relations and Health Communication. Jenny is set to graduate with a Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Learning in Organizations from Vanderbilt University in 2021. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME) as the Co-Communications chair for the Southern Region.


Charmaine T. James, MS

Senior Admissions Counselor

Charmaine James is the Senior Admissions Counselor for the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. She joined the MCG family in 2014 after graduating from Mercer University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and a Master of Science in Technical Management. Prior to working in the Office of Admissions, Charmaine worked in the Office of Student and Multicultural Affairs for MCG. She is a member of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME). She enjoys advising students as they embark on their journey to medical school and seeks to support them along their way.


Jessica Gore Lawler, Med

Admissions Counselor

Jessica Gore Lawler serves as an Admissions Counselor at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations from Georgia College, where she also minored in English and dance. In 2015, Lawler graduated from Georgia Southern University where she earned a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration. Before joining the MCG family in 2018, Lawler worked for nine years in various aspects of Enrollment Management including Admissions and Academic Advising.  Through her work and involvement in higher education and teaching, Lawler found a passion for helping students to navigate the ever changing admissions process. As a native of Augusta, Lawler looks forward to bringing her knowledge and passion for academic admissions to MCG.


Carol March, MS

Office Coordinator

Carol March currently serves as the Office Coordinator for the MCG Admissions Office for the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. She obtained a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Grand Canyon University and is a graduate of Augusta University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Throughout her time in academia, she has worked as a Senior Secretary, Administrative Assistant I, Executive Secretary, and Campus Administrator. She passionately volunteers as a Patient Advocate with Patient and Family Centered Care at Augusta University Medical Center.

If you have questions about your active application (AMCAS application and MCG secondary application) or a general inquiry, please contact our office by phone at 706-721-3186 or so we may direct you to the appropriate staff member.