GEHS Welcomes New Faculty

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Please join us in welcoming our four new faculty members joining the GEHS division - Ms.  Kimberly Cotter,  Assistant Professor of Sociology; Dr. Richard Ewool Assistant Professor of Mathematics;  Dr. Sumedhe Karunarathne, Assistant Professor of Physics; and Dr. Dallas Pitts, Assistant Professor of Religion.

Dr. Richard Ewool recently earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Science with dissertation titled “Multiscale Mathematical Model for Tumor Induced Angiogenesis” from Middle Tennessee State University.  Dr. Ewool taught introductory and upper level mathematics including calculus at MTSU.  He is also a member of the American Mathematical Society and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Dr. Sumedhe Karunarathne comes to Baptist College from the University of Mississippi where he taught calculus based introductory physics to engineering undergraduate students. He conducts research on the “physics and effects of thunderstorms and lightning, atmospheric and space electricity, and ionospheric physics.”  He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Mississippi  with his dissertation titled “ Numerical Modeling of Lightning Initiation and Stepped leader Propagation.” He is also a member of the American Geophysical Union and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Dr. Dallas Pitts earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophical Theology in 2013 with his dissertation titled, “Theosis: An Analysis of the Doctrine and Its Influence on the Soteriologies of Selected Western Theologians” from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.  Dallas has served as an adjunct with Baptist College since 2015.  He has also served as adjunct at Union University, Bethlehem College, and Liberty University.  He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and Society of Biblical Literature.  

Ms. Cotter comes to us with a back ground in the field of sociology and served as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Jackson State Community College.  She has also taught as an adjunct at Union University.  Ms. Cotter earned her M.A. in Sociology from The University of Memphis with her master’s thesis “The Effects of Birth Order on Kin Affiliation and Conservatism.”