USC Upstate Welcomes 20 New Faculty Members

September 8, 2014

SPARTANBURG, SC – Twenty new faculty members joined the more than 800 freshman students in learning their way around the University of South Carolina Upstate with the start of the fall semester, which began on August 21.

The following faculty members were hired for the 2041-2015 academic year at USC Upstate:


Mary Black School of Nursing

Latasha Gooden, MSN, instructor

Stacie Hamilton, MSN, instructor

Dawn Henderson, D.N.P. associate professor

Mary Alice Hodge, Ph.D., associate professor

Beatriz Torres, MSN, instructor


George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics

Chak Hung Jack Cheng, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics

Katherine Frear, Ph.D., assistant professor of management

Rebecca Goessel, M.P.A., instructor of accounting

William B. Hankins, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics

Erin Ouzts, M.B.A., instructor of entrepreneurship


School of Education

Sarah Hunt-Barron, Ph.D., assistant professor of literacy education


Fine Arts & Communications Studies

Matthew Donaldson, M.F.A., assistant professor of graphic design

Nolan Stolz, D.M.A., assistant professor of music

Carolyn Webber, Ph.D., assistant professor of communications


Language, Literature & Composition

Cassandra Jones, Ph.D., assistant professor of African American studies



Amy Connolly, Ph.D., assistant professor

Susan Richardson, M.S., instructor

Donald “Nick” Rouse, Ed.D., instructor



Ann Merryman, M.L.I.S., assistant librarian

Kevin Shehan, M.L.I.S., instructor