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.


Middle Georgia State Staffer’s Horror Writing Career Takes Off

Middle Georgia State University’s Andy Davidson would know. Over the past 14 months, he’s secured a place in that particular clan with the publication of his first novel, a vampire tale titled “In the Valley of the Sun,” and by securing a deal to write two more horror books for Farrar, Straus and Giroux, one of the nation’s top literary publishing houses.


College of Arts & Sciences Recognizes Community Engagement

Dr. Ron Williams, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (COAS), is pleased to announce that four faculty members and the Department of Natural Sciences are being recognized for their outstanding service to the community.


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Middle Georgia State English Professors Publish “Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable”

A newly published book by three members of Middle Georgia State University’s English department is pretty monstrous.


Dr. Jordan of the School of Health Sciences Publishes Book Chapter

This message is to inform that Dr. Melissa Jordan, Assistant Professor in the School of Health Sciences, Department of Health Care Administration, has published a book chapter titled “A Methodological Consideration and Methodological Design Suitable to Examine Teenage Pregnancy,” in the upcoming textbook “Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures.” To be published July 1, 2018, through IGI Global.  


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Announcements from the English Department

The English Department would like to share the latest accomplishments and highlights that have transpired thus far during the summer. Dr. Christopher Cairney, the assistant chair of the English Department, is the invited Keynote Speaker at the 11th World Conference on Educational Sciences which will take place in Italy (Florence and Milan) on February 7-10, 2019. Continue reading