This fall of the 2012-2013 academic year Toccoa Falls College welcomes on board five new faculty members. These professors will add their knowledge and support to many different departments including Outdoor Leadership, Teacher Education, Christian Education, and the Office of Spiritual Formation.
Prof. Ernie DeWitt, Instructor of Outdoor Leadership and Wilderness Medicine, worked as an adjunct professor at Toccoa Falls College for the last few years in the Outdoor Leadership major. Ernie is currently a paramedic with Rabun County EMS and founded HELP Inc. to promote community medical training. He recently completed his master’s degree in Adventure Education and Experiential Learning.
Prof. Carrie Ryan, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, has been a half-time professor at TFC for the last year. A Habersham County Teacher of the Year in 2007, Carrie brings numerous teaching experiences, focusing on the early childhood grades and Reading Recovery, and extensive training to the Teacher Education department.
Dr. Donald Shepson, III, Associate Professor of Christian Education, comes to us with 12 years of teaching experience at Montreat College and Gordon College in the areas of Youth Ministry, Biblical Studies and Christian Education.
Prof. Jeffrey Williams, International Worker in Residence, serves with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Cambodia. For the past 19 years he has served in church planting in the Kompong Cham Province, language study among a Muslim minority group, and as director of the Elim Rural Ministry Training Center.
Dr. Stephen Woodworth, Director of Spiritual Formation, joins Toccoa Falls College as administrative faculty overseeing college chapels, the student prayer ministry, student retreats, Barnabas groups and service and outreach ministries. Stephen has experience as a Chaplain and Director of Residence Life and Student Activities at Montreat College.