Frank Mann, professor, earned his A.A. at Emmanuel College, B.S. at the University of Georgia, M.A.T. at Converse College and Ed.D. at the University of Georgia. He has done postdoctoral studies at UGA, the University of Wisconsin, and Wake Forest University. Dr. Mann has taught at EC since 1974. He currently teaches physics, physical science and earth science and directs science majors’ research projects. In 2002, he received an Appalachian Regional Commission Fellowship and did research inside the National Labs at Oak Ridge, Tenn. He travels to elementary schools with a science demo program. In 2008 he took this to young children on a missions trip to Thailand.
Dr. Mann and his wife, Carolyn, attend the Franklin Springs IPHC Church. They have two adult children, Andrew and Allison. He enjoys golf in his spare time.
Dr. Karen Pasko earned a B.S. in medical technology at Penn State University. She received a Ph.D. in immunology and microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. Her graduate work focused on the effects of diabetes on cellular immune function. Hospital laboratory diagnostic work and science teaching in Christian institutions filled the years between graduate school and arrival at Emmanuel College in 2000. Emmanuel College provides the opportunity for her to teach science from a God-centered perspective. Her courses include biology for non-majors, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and molecular biology. Teaching science and mentoring students as they find God’s plan for their lives is very rewarding for her.
Dr. Sherry Story, associate professor and chair of the Natural Sciences Department, holds a B.S. in chemistry from Fort Valley State University and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in biochemistry & molecular biology from the University of Georgia. Her dissertation was titled Biochemical and kinetic characterization of metallopeptidases from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus. Her research has led to publications in Journal of Bacteriology and Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids. Dr. Story is also a professional photographer.
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Jeremiah N. Winter received his B.S. in biology from Cornerstone University, where he gained a deep appreciation for Christian colleges, and his Ph.D. in molecular medicine from Penn State University College of Medicine. Following his undergraduate work, he worked as a research assistant at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. At Penn State he studied the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway, which is involved in multiple processes, including muscle hypertrophy. His research has led to publication in the American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology (August 2010). Dr. Winter counts himself blessed to be at Emmanuel College, and gives God all the glory for bringing him to Franklin Springs.