New Faculty Fall 2016

New Faculty Fall 2016

This fall, SMC welcomed six new faculty, all of whom hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their fields.

michaelburrisDr. Michael Burriss, Professor of Spanish

Burriss received his Ph.D. in Spanish literature from the University of Georgia in 2013. He completed an M.A. in Spanish at Auburn University in 2008 and a B.A. in Spanish at Erskine College in 2006.

coyle-1Dr. Jill Coyle, Professor of English

Coyle served the college as a Visiting Professor from 2014-2015 and as an adjunct member of the faculty in 2016. She received a doctorate in classical studies from Duke University in 2002, an M.A. in British and American literature from North Carolina State University in 2013 and a B.A. in classics from the College of the Holy Cross in 1996.

brian2Dr. Brian Dunn, Professor of Biology

Dunn is new to SMC, having previously served as a lecturer in biology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He earned his Ph.D. in cell biology at Yale and his B.S. degree in biology from Wheaton College.

hansenprintDr. Kirk Hansen, Professor of History

Hansen was appointed Professor of History after serving as an Adjunct Professor since January 2016. He completed his Ph.D. in history at the University of Dundee in Scotland in 2015, and he earned his M.A. (2009) and B.A. (2007) in history from Bob Jones University.

kris-neelyKris Neely, Professor of Art

Before coming to SMC, Neely served as Dean, Assistant Professor and coordinator for studio art at Wofford College. Neely received an M.F.A. from Goddard College in 2009 and a B.A. in religion from Wofford College in 2002.

adamsiegfriedDr. Adam Siegfried, Professor of Chemistry

Siegfried served the college as an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry since 2015. He received a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry in May 2016, an M.S. in inorganic chemistry from Clemson University in 2008 and a B.S. in chemistry from Coker College in 2002.