Dr. Greg Lisby

greg-lisby Department Chair

“Trail Boss”

Job Duties:

  • To hire everyone who needs hiring
  • to promote everyone who needs promoting
  • to solve every problem that needs solving
  • to sign everything that needs signing 

Dr. Jaye Atkinson

Associate Chair & Associate Prof.

“Problem Solver, Policy Enforcer”

Job Duties:

  • Personnel Issues including directing faculty reviews, recruiting/hiring of Limited Term Faculty/Part Time Instructors, handling student complaints
  • Course Scheduling including curriculum and instructor rotations, oversight of private classroom space, workload implementation for all levels of instructors

More Info/fun fact(s): triathlete, football fan, born and raised in West Virginia

Gary Brown

Business Manager II

“Departmental Data Aggregator”

Job Duties:

  • Maintain all financial records of budgets (revenue and expenses) from multiple funding sources and monitor departmental expenditures and reimbursements; approves expenditures.
  • Handle the financial affairs where applicable: journals, forecasting, account reconciliation, monthly budget review, posts accounting transactions to general ledger accounts, and processing payroll.

More Info/fun fact(s): “I have been a butcher, baker, and a candle stick maker; Traveled to 41 of the 50 states; and visited the Decorah Ice Cave and my flash light died during journey”

Marilyn Stiggers

place-holderOperations Manager

“Mrs. Sparkle: the Facilitator”

Job Duties:
Manage and support the general day-to-day operations of the front office. Oversee the support of student assistants with daily duties as well as act as department liaison for major projects and events. Facilitate and maintain the departmental calendar for meetings and prepare travel/ hotel arrangements for guest within the department. Collect and administer departmental book adoptions, also while managing the office spaces for instructors and graduate students.

More Info/fun fact(s): “Umbrellas is my Thing! I am a Friend to the friendless, giver in many ways and always on the move!”

Tawanna Tookes

Administrative Specialist, Managerial

“The Savvy Administrator”

Job Duties:
Manages all aspects of the graduate program (admissions; assistantship program including HR processes for graduate assistants; graduation audits; advisement; graduate database; orientations and recruitment efforts)

More Info/fun fact(s): Is interested in the well being of children and coordinate efforts for several local organizations; thrift store fanatic; loves taking Amtrak to destinations; and is slowly (but surely) realizing her goal of visiting all major cities in the US

Carmela Patillo

Administrative Specialist, Academic

“Olivia Pope of Undergraduate Support”

Job Duties:
Undergraduate support for registration, scholarships, grades, grade and registration changes, calendar host for conference rooms, ARL and Dr. Lisby

More Info/fun fact(s): “I love unicorns, I pledged Zeta Phi Beta Sorority at the graduate level, I love to sing.”

Roland Stewart

IT Coordinator

“Computer Guru”

Job Duties:

  • Update computers software and hardware
  • Resolve computer and network issues
  • Repair or replace defective equipment

More Info/fun fact(s): “I get the job done right.”

Kristen Brown

Digital Media Coordinator

“Professional Juggler of Parcels”

Job Duties:

  • Keeping inventory of all video/audio equipment used by students and the GSUTV equipment used for productions.
  • Overseeing all student checkouts from Langdale Hall 106.
  • Maintaining Mac workstations in the Department of Communication computer classrooms

More Info/fun fact(s): “I love the freedom of riding my motorcycle anywhere there are great roads and scenery. I’m a drummer. I know every line of the movie ‘The Princess Bride’.”

James C. Taylor, III

Administrative Specialist, Admin

“The Renaissance Man”

Job Duties:

  • Public Relations Manager including website maintenance & the oversight of departmental social media accounts
  • Graphic Design, planning/logistics & advertisement for major departmental events
  • Course scheduling, including staffing of instructors and curriculum rotations
  • Manage the teaching portfolios, annual reports, digital measures, tenure/post-tenure review process
  • Other administrative support to the Chair, associate chair, faculty/staff, and research centers as needed

More Info/fun fact(s): James is a musician and philanthropist who hosts benefit concerts to combat social issues.