Recognized by their colleagues for their dedication to Coker College and our students, we honor the following distinguished faculty and staff members.


Jill Banks

Jill Banks, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Psychology

Deborah I. Bloodworth

Deborah I. Bloodworth, M.A.

Professor Emerita of Theatre

Jim Boden

Jim Boden, M.F.A.

Professor Emeritus of Art

Ed S. Clark

Ed S. Clark, Ed.D

Professor Emeritus of Physical Education and Sport Studies

Kaye P. Crook

Kaye P. Crook, M.A.

Professor Emerita of Mathematics

Richard C. Culyer, III

Richard C. Culyer, III, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Education

Edward S. Ebert

Edward S. Ebert, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Education

Paul Frederick Edinger

Paul Frederick Edinger, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Geology

Clara I. Gandy

Clara I. Gandy, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of History and Social Science

Lois R. Gibson

Lois R. Gibson, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of English

George Lellis

George Lellis, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Communication

James W. Lemke

James W. Lemke, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Philosophy

Patricia G. Lincoln

Patricia G. Lincoln, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Biology

Darlene Maxwell

Darlene Maxwell, Ed.D.

Professor Emerita of Education

Sara S. Odom

Sara S. Odom, Ed.D.

Professor Emerita of Education

Richard A. Puffer

Richard A. Puffer, D.H.L.

Professor Emeritus of Communication



Professor Emeritus of Education

Richard L. Swallow

Richard L. Swallow, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Tracey Welborn

Tracey Welborn, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Psychology


Malcolm C. Doubles

Malcolm C. Doubles, Ph.D.

Provost Emeritus

George P. Sawyer, Jr.

George P. Sawyer, Jr., Ph.D.

Director Emeritus of Kalmia Gardens

Stephen B. Terry

Stephen B. Terry, D.Ed.

Director Emeritus of the Master in College Athletic Administration Program