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Faculty Friday: Brian Osborne

By Jessica Fanczi Although assistant professor Brian Osborne has been teaching Reinhardt students about theatre since 2015, he still learns something new every time he watches a performance. Osborne, who earned a master’s degree in voice performance from Florida State University and a master’s degree in collaborative piano from the University of Tennessee, has teaching…

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#FacultyFriday: Dr. Elizabeth Smith shares passion of math and agriculture

When strangers learn that Dr. Elizabeth Smith lives on a farm with dairy goats, free range chickens, a horse, a pig, three cats, three dogs, a donkey and 200,000 bees, their reactions are usually positive—especially when the goats make an appearance on campus.  Smith is passionate about raising animals with her husband, Eddie, and her…

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Faculty Friday: Tim Furnish explores the Middle East and Middle-earth

Dr. Timothy Furnish has an unexpected combination of interests, from Islamic eschatology (End Times beliefs) to military history of Middle-earth (the fictional world of “Lord of the Rings”), even semi-professional acting. Furnish, a U.S. Army veteran and adjunct history professor at Reinhardt, earned a Ph.D. in Islamic history from Ohio State in 2001. He has…

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#FacultyFriday: Dr. Cory Schantz

Dr. Cory Schantz has been a dedicated and impactful professor since coming to Reinhardt University in 2013 as assistant professor of music and director of opera. Whether it is through one-on-one voice lessons or through the six opera productions he has directed or co-directed, he goes out of his way to make sure his students…

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#FacultyFriday: Michelle Harlow shares travel experiences

Associate professor of English Michelle Harlow, who has taught at Reinhardt since 1989, knows the impact traveling has made on her own life. She now makes it a point to incorporate lessons from her global experiences into the classroom.  “I’ve always had the desire to go to new places and try new things,” said Harlow,…

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#FacultyFriday: Dr. David Moore, Assistant Professor of Physics

Dr. David Moore brought his passion for Physics and Astronomy to Reinhardt University in 2004 and has been inspiring students to look up at the stars ever since. Moore was in the United States Marine Corps from 1959-1962 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal (E-4). He married his high school sweetheart upon…

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#RUFacultyFriday: Dr. Cheryl Brown

Dr. Cheryl Brown, professor of sociology, began her journey at Reinhardt University in fall 2012, and has been inspiring and mentoring both students and colleagues alike through her passion for travel and sociology ever since. “I love the moment in class when students ‘get it.’ They are able to see their world on multiple levels…

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