Brandon McDaniel graduated from Emmanuel College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries. After Emmanuel, he went to Liberty University for a Masters Degree in Theological Studies. Brandon has worked in the Athens area for the past three years as the College Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church of God and is thoroughly excited about teaching at Emmanuel.
Miranda Hicks is a recent graduate of Emmanuel College with a B.S. in Biology. Through her years as a student, she grew to care deeply for the people and community here. She is thankful to still be able to be a part of this wonderful community as the Teaching Assistant for Chemistry and Organic Chemistry labs, and she is looking forward to meeting new students, faculty and staff.
Philip Genetti has taught English composition and literature for thirty-three years as well as performed a variety of administrative roles. A graduate of Emmanuel College, Dr. Genetti completed his B.S. degree in English at Oral Roberts University and his M.A. and Ph.D., also in English, at the University of Georgia. His primary academic interests are Old and Middle English literature and the writings of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. He and his wife, Lori, have three children, two of whom have attended Emmanuel College.
Kristy Robb graduated in 2003 from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida with a BA in Deaf Education, Secondary Social Sciences. After a year teaching at a Christian high school in Arkansas, Kristy and her husband Jeff moved back to their hometown of Panama City, Florida. Kristy taught social studies and reading to middle school students. After pursing a master's degree in 2008 at Troy University in Psychology and Counseling, Kristy became a Guidance Counselor working in grades 6-8 then later pre-k through 5th.
Bray List joined Emmanuel College in 2013 as an adjunct instructor in the business department. Bray has a background of business at the collegiate level, for she has previously worked at the Financial Aid offices at both Athens Technical College and Emmanuel College. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Emmanuel College. She received her Master in Business Administration with an emphasis on Leadership from Piedmont College. Bray lives in Royston, Georgia with her loving husband, David and their son, Simon. She currently works at dscTech, Inc.
Liz Gilchrest joins Emmanuel College as an adjunct instructor in the Mathematics and Natural Sciences departments beginning this fall. Liz earned a B.S. in physics from Washington College in 2005 and a B.S.
April James teaches Business Communication and Intro to Public Relations in the Business and Communication Departments. She brings 20 plus years of communication experience into the classroom. A native of Cleveland, Georgia, April moved to Franklin Springs in June 2012 and is the director of marketing and public relations for LifeSprings Church Resources and LifeSprings Media. Previously, she served as the vice president of business development for Habersham Medical Center in Demorest, Georgia.
Noah Alexander Hall is a recent graduate of Montreat College in North Carolina. There he majored in Bible and Religion with a concentration in Christian Education, was heavily involved with FCA worship leadership, ran track and cross-country, and enjoyed ultimate frisbee and long-boarding in the mountains. Noah is incredibly excited to be a part of the Emmanuel community and serve both the Lord and the students of this school.
Ningjun (Nina) Ye, assistant professor, received a BS in Computer Science and a BA in English Education from China, and her MS in Mathematics and PhD in Math Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She taught in high school in China for over 10 years and has been teaching in college in the US for another 10 years.
Sharon Keller is a lifelong resident of Madison County. She received an AS in Biotechnology from Athens Technical College, a BS and PhD from the University of Georgia in Cellular Biology. Her graduate work involved studying the inositol phosphate/diacylglycerol signaling pathway in Trypanosoma brucei, the etiological agent of African sleeping sickness. Her graduate work was supported by two different NIH fellowships and an award from the Atlanta chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) foundation. She has 2 years of teaching experienc