Course Listing - by Instructor
|Norman Byrd||Rick Byrd was born in Pensacola, Florida (his grandfather was a native of Baldwin County). Rick graduated with a B.A. in History from Huntingdon College, an M.A. in History from Vanderbilt University, and an Ed. M. in Education from Harvard University. He taught for 40 years in independent preparatory schools in Tennessee and Georgia. His Master's work was in Borderlands History, specifically the Old Southwest. His fields of specialization have been U.S. Colonial History, U.S. Middle Period History, and U.S. Economic History. Most recently he has been involved in researching the Battle of Saipan in World War II.|
|S. Raj Chaudhury||Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury is the Director of the USA Indian Music Ensemble. He trained in classical and semi-classical music in India and was the founding director of the Auburn University Indian Music Ensemble. A vocalist by training, he also plays tabla (drums) and the harmonium (organ).|
|April DuPree-Taylor||In her position as an assistant professor and basic course director in the Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama, April DuPree Taylor teaches communication courses to undergraduate and graduate students. She also works extensively with graduate students and part-time teaching faculty to develop instruction and assessment material for the basic public speaking course. Her scholarly interests include communication apprehension and its effects on delivering effective public speeches.|
|Vincent Lawson||Vincent Lawson has taught for the USA Center for Continuing Education Photography program for many years. He began his interest in photography while in the Air Force. After the birth of his daughters, he became a serious photography student, learning as much as he could. He completed the USA Center for Continuing Education Photography Certificate program and later began to teach for the program. He has won several photography awards and is a past President of Camera South. Vincent is a very creative photographer and a favorite instructor among students.|
Mrs. Loes' academic and practice interests lie where technology and business meet, which includes Digital Marketing and Online Education.
M.B.A., Marketing Concentration, Auburn University
B.S. Business Administration, Marketing & E-Commerce, University of South Alabama
|Rita Mendiola Urbaneja||
Rita Elisa Mendiola Urbaneja was born and raised in Málaga, Spain. She moved to the United States in 2016, and earned her B.A from the University of South Alabama, (Foreign Languages, Concentration in Spanish) in 2021. She is currently completing her Masters in Education with a concentration in Spanish also at the University of South Alabama.
Rita completed a year-long Internship as teacher assistant for Spanish for Health Professionals and currently serves in that position. She also works as a Spanish interpreter for the Alabama Department of Human Resources and a medical interpreter for clinics in Baldwin County and Mobile County.
|Joyce Scarbrough||JOYCE SCARBROUGH is the author of eight novels and numerous short stories featured in multiple anthologies. Joyce completed a course in writing from the Institute of Children’s Literature and is the former senior editor for Champagne Books. Joyce is a past president of the Mobile Writers Guild and is currently serving as its secretary and the editor of the MWG series of annual anthologies. Joyce is also a member of the Southern Breeze chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Joyce has lived all her life in Mobile county, she's the mother of three gifted children, and she's been married for over 30 years to a superhero who disguises himself during the day as a high school math teacher and coach.|
|Hallie Zimlich||Hallie Zimlich, a native Mobilian, majored at The University of South Alabama with a BFA with a concentration in photography. She loves macro photography and taking nature shoots but also enjoys other forms of art in her spare time.|