Dept. Arts and Sciences

Finding Greatness: Dr. Chris Lawrence

Dr. Chris Lawrence played a key role in developing Middle Georgia State’s new Bachelor of Science in Political Science and is the ‘campus champion’ behind efforts to lower the cost of textbooks and other course materials for students. Read more about his new role and his efforts in promoting campus community engagement.


Dr. Elaina Behounek Speaks on the Safety of Women

Dr. Elaina Behounek, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, just returned from New York City where she spoke at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Parallel Event. Behounek provided a global overview of the status of women and girls in regard to safety in educational settings as part of a panel for the United Nations 63rd Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.


Dept. Arts and Sciences

Dr. Alan Clark Inducted into Bandmaster Fraternity

Congratulations to Dr. Alan Clark, MGA’s director of bands, who was inducted into the Georgia chapter of Phi Beta Mu International School Bandmaster Fraternity. This is a distinct honor for Clark and the Band of Knights, as very few band directors are elected into membership.


MGA Alumni Amy Winfrey Presents at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference

Amy Winfrey, an #MGA graduate who is now assistant director of Library Services on the Warner Robins and Dublin campuses, recently presented her research at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Seattle on information seeking and sharing behaviors of LGBTQ+ students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


MGA Student Success Center Coordinator’s Hobby is for the Birds

At age 7, Paul Johnson mimicked bird paintings while taking art lessons. Now, he’s channeled his creativity into publishing books about them.

Johnson, Student Success Center coordinator at Middle Georgia State University’s Macon Campus, will talk at November’s Ocmulgee Audubon Society (OAS) meeting about the history of birding in Middle Georgia based on his research for the his newly released 2nd edition of Annotated Checklist of Birds of Middle Georgia.


Professor D.L. Simmons launches his “Evanenscene Eidolon” Art Exhibition and Academic Presentations at SAMLA

Professor D.L. Simmons presented in Birmingham, Alabama at SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies this past weekend in two academic presentations. He also had his Opening Art Exhibition: “Evanescence Eidolon” which features his new artwork collection of large prints during the popular, community-driven event, First Friday Art Crawl in downtown Macon. Continue reading


Middle Georgia State University’s Dr. Monica Miller Named a 2018 Governor’s Teaching Fellow

ATHENS – Dr. Monica Miller, assistant professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, has been selected as a 2018-19 Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the academic year symposium program.  As one of 18 faculty members from institutions of higher education across the state of Georgia, Miller was selected after a highly competitive application and selection process.