General Studies

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL STUDIES

WELCOME TO GENERAL STUDIES

Nedra R. Allen, Ed. D.

Chair for General Studies

The General Studies department is the first step towards students’ degrees. As Department Chair for General Studies, I would like to welcome you not only to Arkansas Baptist College, but also to the General Studies Department. I take personal interest in ensuring students successful matriculation through our department. Thank you for choosing Arkansas Baptist College to earn your degree.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR FOR GENERAL STUDIES BIOGRAPHY

Prior to my arrival at Arkansas Baptist College, I graduated with a B.A. degree in English and a minor in Sociology from UALR. Shortly thereafter, I earned a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology from American InterContinental University. Finally, I concluded my studies with Walden University where I have earned a doctoral degree in Education with a concentration in Higher Education and Adult Learning.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of the Department of General Studies is to provide an integrated, comprehensive program designed to strengthen the student’s academic skills, build self-esteem and citizenship, move students through the core curriculum to program level courses, and enhance student ability to complete a degree program.

GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

General education refers to a core of required courses which will provide common academic experiences for all students enrolled in degree programs at the College. The goal of this program of study is to provide the skill and knowledge base that will enable students to become liberally educated individuals capable of functioning in an ever-changing society.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE IN GENERAL STUDIES

An Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies is an option for students who want a broad, classic education. General studies degrees usually include a balanced curriculum, with coursework in the humanities (such as English and comparative literature), social sciences (such as psychology, history and sociology), natural sciences (such as biology, chemistry and physics), and mathematics. The Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies requires 61 credit hours.

FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES

 

Edmond Davis

Instructor Biography    

I am a follower of Jesus Christ, husband (Monica Davis) and father to a son (Kalon).  I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I am a full time faculty member (Instructional Facilitator).  I possess a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Grambling State University; a Masters of Arts in History from Louisiana Technical University; and further studies at Ruston Developmental Center, SSD #1.  I am author of the book entitled “PIONEERING AFRICAN-AMERICAN AVIATORS: FEATURING THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN OF ARKANSAS.  I am a workshop specialist for the Arkansas Education Association (AEA) Days for Social Studies and Arkansas History for Professional Development.  I am a collegiate facilitator at the University of Phoenix, Little Rock.

Instructor Classes taught

Course that I Instruct now are: U.S. History I, U.S. History II and African-American Cinema, Film and Hip-Hop.  In years past I have instructed: African History, Private Reading, American Government, Geography, Western Civilization I and Western Civilization II.

My contact informationis:
Emails:
edmond.davis@arkansasbaptist.edu, edmond.davis.abc@gmail.com
Phone: 318-243-9133
Website:
http://aviatethroughknowledge.com/?no_redirect=true
http://www.blackpast.org/contributor/davis-edmond

Sarah Giorgi-Jones

Instructor Biography

My name is Sarah F. Giorgi-Jones. I hold Master’s Degrees in History and Special Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Central Arkansas. This is my fifth year teaching at Arkansas Baptist College.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Together, I trust we will have an exciting and rewarding class experience. I look forward to meeting with all of you and having a “great” start and finish to this semester.

I usually teach U.S. Government and/or World Geography.

 

Contact information Sarah.Giorgi@arkansasbaptist.edu

Reginald Howard

Instructor Biography

Welcome to Life Skills I. My name is Reginald Howard and I will be your instructor throughout this semester. I hold a Bachelors of Art degree in Human Services from Arkansas Baptist College. And I hold a Masters of Arts in Human Resource Management. I’m a licensed and ordained Baptist Minister. I’m married with four children.

Richard Wilson

Instructor Biography

Coach Wilson serves as the Head Football Coach, Assistant Athletic Director, and Instructor at Arkansas Baptist College.  He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Arkansas.  Coach Wilson attained a BSE degree from the University and also was a letterman for the Razorback football program.  He obtained a Master’s degree in Sports Administration from the University of Missouri in 1985.

Rosilyn Sanders

Instructor Biography

 

Before my arrival at Arkansas Baptist College, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Philander Smith College. Shortly thereafter, I earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Rehabilitation and Disability.  I have worked with various nonprofits; grants under the Department of Housing and Urban Development and multiple social service settings in Arkansas.

Course:  General Psychology

These faculty members are just a few to welcome you; however, all instructors are happy that you decided to attend Arkansas Baptist College.

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