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Physical Education Major


Meet the Faculty

Roy Mulholland

Roy Mulholland

Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Physical Education; Head Women’s Basketball Coach

I joined Greenville College in the fall of 1999 as head women's basketball coach. During my tenure at Greenville College, I picked up his 300th career win and led the program to its first NCCAA national tournaments. Before joining Greenville College, I coached girl's basketball at Greenville High School for 13 years. I earned a bachelor's degree from Greenville College in 1986 and a master's degree from the United States Sports Academy.

Lynn Carlson

Lynn Carlson

Head Baseball Coach; Instructor of Physical Education and Recreation

I began as head baseball coach at Greenville College in 1997. While a student at Greenville College, I competed in men's basketball and baseball before signing a professional baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1990 and pitching in the Pirates' and San Diego Padres' organizations. I returned to Greenville College and graduated in 1993.

George Barber

Dr. George Barber

Professor of Health & Physical Education, Head Men's Basketball Coach

George Barber joined Greenville College in the fall of 1999 as head men's basketball coach. Before coming to Greenville College, he served as an assistant coach at Bradley University and an administrative assistant at the University of Kentucky where he was a member of Rick Pitino's staff for the 1996 national championship team.

Doug Faulkner

Dr. Doug Faulkner

Dean, School of Professional Studies; Associate Professor of Sports Studies; Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Doug Faulkner is in his 11th year as director of athletics at Greenville College. He also serves as an assistant professor of health, physical education, and recreation as well as an assistant women's basketball coach. Now in his 22nd year at Greenville College, Faulkner previously coached men's and women's basketball as an assistant men's basketball coach, head women's basketball coach, and head men's basketball coach. He graduated from Greenville College in 1986 before earning master's degrees at Bethel College and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He completed a doctorate at Saint Louis University in 2005.

Sandra Salguero-Schmidt

Dr. Sandra Salguero-Schmidt

Language, Literature, and Culture Department Chair and Professor of English

What's your favorite thing about working at Greenville College?

The best thing about GC is the incredible community of people with whom I work. We care about each other and support each others' endeavors-whether personal or professional. You never need to fear backbiting or mean spirited attacks. There are difficult challenges working at a small university, but we manage to work through them together. We may not agree with each other, but we respect each others' opinion. What a blessing!

What attracted you to Language, Literature, and Culture?

As a passionate reader from an early age and coming from a family of teachers, the path was clear-to teach English. Through my higher education studies, though, I realized that I loved learning about language and how/why people learn languages. My focus turned from literature to  second language acquisition. My masters  is in English Language and Literature, but my doctorate is in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education. My favorite aspects of SLA include socio-linguistics and cross-cultural studies. I have been teaching English to speakers of other languages for years and have loved every moment of it. Fortunately, I also get to share my passion by training others to teach ESL. The best part is making friends with people from all over the world!

Kathryn Taylor

Dr. Kathryn Taylor

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education & Certification Officer
Karlene Johnson

Dr. Karlene Johnson

Associate Professor of Math/Science Education, Co-Director of the Traditional Teacher Education Program

What's your favorite thing about working at Greenville College?

As an alum, GC has always held a special place in my heart. When I was initially hired on the faculty one of the first things I experienced was the faculty coming together in prayer over the existing/new students and their families. When I was a student here, I hadn't really contemplated that I was entering a community that was already in prayer and expectation over me. Community isn't merely a place to us; it is a way of being with one another.

What attracted you to Education, and how do you use it outside of the classroom?

I was originally interested in entering Medicine. After a practicum experience with a doctor, I felt strongly that God was leading me in another direction. After some time of seeking, I realized that the great pleasure I felt from the experiences I had as a Teaching Assistant (during grad school) and a Lab Assistant (at GC) was an indicator that Education was the path I should take. I have never regretted this decision! I love that I get the opportunity to engage with young people for at least a year, building relationships that equip and empower them for future action. The field of Education has also been very good to me. I have had opportunities to teach in day and boarding schools, in the U.S. and overseas.

Lisa Amundson

Lisa Amundson

Instructor of Special Education

What's your favorite thing about working at Greenville College?

My favorite thing about Greenville is the students. I love how engaged and excited they are about learning. How they seek out new experiences and ideas to wrestle with as they develop into people with a heart for God.

What attracted you to Education?

I love the learning process, so I only ever wanted to become a teacher. Now that I get to teach teachers... I feel I am the luckiest girl in the world.

Teresa Blue Holden

Dr. Teresa Blue Holden

Assistant Professor of History/Political Science and French