Office of the Dean

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. 

Dr. Elna GreenElna 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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Dr. Wesley KistingWesley 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 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.

Dr. Martha GinnMartha Ginn, PhD
Associate Dean

Dr. Martha Ginn, Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences, joined the faculty in 2008. Her fields of interest include American Politics, emphasis on Judicial Politics Research and Quantitative Methods. Dr. Ginn received her bachelors degree from Western Kentucky University and her doctoral degree from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Ginn  joined the Dean's Office 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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Tina ZimmermanTina 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 BlockerJuanita 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.


Seretha Williams, PhDSeretha Williams, PhD
Dean's Fellow for Digital Humanities

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.



Lee Ann Caldwell, PhDLee Ann Caldwell, PhD
Director of the Center for the Study of Georgia History

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.