Carl Davis, assistant professor in the School of Education, currently serves as coordinator of the Middle Grades Program. He holds an A.A. from Emmanuel and a B.S. in geology, M.Ed. in science education and Ed.S. in middle grades education from the University of Georgia. He is a retired educator, having taught 30 years in Georgia schools. Carl and his wife, Jene, reside in Hart County and attend Beulah Pentecostal Holiness Church. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
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Amy Hancock joined the English department in 2010 as an adjunct instructor. She recently became a full-time faculty member and will be teaching courses for both the English department and the School of Education. She earned an Ed.S. and M.Ed. in English education at the University of Georgia, where she also received a B.S.Ed. in early childhood education. Amy enjoys historical fiction and adolescent literature. She has 5 years of teaching experience in Georgia public schools. She taught at the elementary level for three years and spent two years teaching 11th and 12th grade English and literature. After the birth of her twin daughters, Amy began teaching part-time at the preschool level and served as co-director at Jones Chapel Preschool for 6 years. She currently serves as the children’s minister at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church in Danielsville, Ga. She resides in Colbert with her husband, Jeff, and their three children.
Laurie H. Lewis, assistant professor of Education, holds an A.A. from Truett-McConnell College, a B.S. in early childhood education from Brenau University, M.Ed. in elementary education (reading concentration) from Clemson, Ed.S. in educational administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University and Ed.D. in educational leadership from Georgia Southern University. She came to EC with 16 years of teaching experience in the public school system and holds certification in several areas. She also has experience as an assistant professor of graduate studies at Piedmont College’s School of Education.
Judy Scranton, assistant professor of early childhood education, holds an M.A.Ed. from Purdue University and has taught 18 years in early childhood classrooms. Over the last several years, she has spoken at national and international conferences about important issues in education. She has authored a structural analysis curriculum titled “How to Divide and Conquer All Those Big, Bad Words.” She is the mother of five grown children and grandmother to two beautiful grandchildren. Her hobbies are reading and being with her family. She is married to Dr. Bruce Scranton, who also teaches at Emmanuel College.
Karen C. Senkbeil, assistant professor of education and director of field experience, received her B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. in early childhood education from the University of Georgia and her Ed.S. in educational administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. She taught for 31 years at Hartwell Elementary School.
Karen and her family are members of First Baptist Church of Hartwell. She is also a member of Hartwell Service League, Bell Family YMCA, and Ga. Association of Field Directors. Karen and her husband, Van, have four sons: Jeremy, Caleb, Luke and Zachary; and one granddaughter, Holland Larke Senkbeil.
Rick Wilson, assistant professor of health and physical education, holds a B.A. degree in physical education and health as well as a M.Ed. in physical education from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. degree in athletic administration from Northcentral University in Arizona. Rick came to Emmanuel from Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina, where he served as assistant professor of health and human performance and head cross country and track coach. Originally from Ohio, Rick taught Pre-K through 12th grade physical education and served as the athletic director for 9 years at Heartland Christian School in Columbiana, Ohio and has also coached cross country and track teams at Salem High School in Salem, Ohio and at Judson College in Elgin, Illinois.
Rick and his wife, Mary, have two wonderful children, Amani and Samara. They feel incredibly blessed to be part of the family and ministry of Emmanuel College and thank God for the opportunity to serve in a community where faith and scholarship are blended in the pursuit of excellence. The “Wilson family runners” are a very close family and enjoy doing everything together, with running, camping, and swimming being some of their favorite recreational activities.
Tammy Foster earned a B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. from the University of Georgia and an Ed.S. from Piedmont College; she serves as the special education director for the Franklin County school system.
Dr. Morgan earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of Georgia.