Dr. Robert Fulton – Department Chair and Associate Professor of History
Dr. Fulton joined Emmanuel University in 2017 and currently teaches courses in European, World, and African history. Prior to joining Emmanuel, Dr. Fulton had taught history courses at several schools in Illinois including Wheaton College. Teaching history is a second career, his first being a Human Resource professional and consultant in the business world for over thirty years. However, his teaching career has spanned many of those years as teaching has been a lifelong pursuit for Dr. Fulton.
During the past several years, Dr. Fulton has published several scholarly works, including his latest article, “Crafting a Site of Incomplete State Memory: The French Case of the Depot de la Guerre,” in French Historical Studies (April 2017). His dissertation (2016) from Northern Illinois University focused on the rise of information managers in Louis XIV’s War Department, but in addition he has done significant research on the Huguenots (French Protestants) in colonial New France.
Dr. Fulton and his wife, Sandy have been married for more than 34 years and they have raised two daughters. They are currently raising their grandson, Mason, who is all boy. Dr. Fulton has been active in Habitat for Humanity, as well as men’s groups and small groups in the churches he has been privileged to serve. They love the outdoors and to take vacation road trips together.
Dr. Sue Weaver – Department Assistant Chair and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
I was raised in Southern California and earned an AA degree in Early Childhood Education. In the mid-1970s I began a career in law enforcement. I moved to Wyoming and continued as a police officer including fraud investigations, K-9, and SWAT. I retired as a senior training officer from the state of Wyoming at the end of 1998. I moved to North Carolina where I was subsequently certified to teach police academy. I maintain current training certifications in defensive tactics and firearms, and I provide training to police trainers from around the world at the annual International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Conference in St. Louis, MO. I completed my BS degree in Psychology from Campbell University, followed by an MA degree in Dynamics of Criminality in Vermont. I earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Northcentral University in Arizona. I have been teaching Criminal Justice at the college level since 2004 and have been at Emmanuel University since 2014. My research interests include law enforcement topics, faith & resiliency in police officers, and psychological theories of crime. I am married to a former Dallas, TX police officer Dr. Bruce Gay, who teaches Criminal Justice at Southern Wesleyan University. I have two adult children and 4 grandchildren. My passions include animal training, gardening, quilting, and marksmanship. We live on a small farm with our ten furry family members.
Dr. Blake Rackley – Professor of Psychology
Andrea Reganato – Assistant Professor of Psychology
I’m a Christian Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, and a psychology instructor at Emmanuel University. I’ve been teaching at Emmanuel since 2014, and it’s been a wonderful experience! Teaching and connecting with college students are big passions of mine. The most rewarding aspect of teaching at Emmanuel is the opportunity I have to incorporate my faith in Christ. In regards to therapy, I specialize in play therapy and working with victims of trauma.
Dr. Matthew Simmons – Assistant Professor of History
Dr. Simmons joined Emmanuel University in 2021. He teaches courses in American History, in particular the two-part American history survey. Prior to joining Emmanuel, he worked at the University of South Florida as an experiential learning specialist in the Office of Undergraduate Research. Dr. Simmons has also spent significant time in the public service sector, working for both the Department of Veterans Affairs and the North Carolina judicial system.
Dr. Simmons received his Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Florida. He also holds an M.A. in U.S. history from the University of Tulsa and a B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. His research interests focus on the intersection of race and labor in the twentieth-century American South. His first teaching experience was as an English as Foreign Language instructor in Valparaiso, Chile where he taught beginning and intermediate English.
When not in the classroom you can find him and his spouse Vivian hanging out with their dog and two cats or exploring the northeastern Georgia wilderness on the weekend searching for waterfalls.
Judy Henzel – History
Mrs. Henzel has a B.A. in History from Berry College and an M.A. in History from Clemson University. Her areas of special interest include ancient history and the history of early Christianity. Retiring in spring 2021, she returned as an adjunct to teach Western Civilization I, Georgia History, and Human Geography.
She is married to Dr. John Henzel, business professor here at Emmanuel and they currently attend Goldmine Pentecostal Holiness Church. They have two children and two grandsons! She “collects” cats–up to seven(!) right now. She love to read (classic mysteries) and enjoy gardening, connect the dot books, and family genealogy.
Marshall Armstrong – Criminal Justice
Marshall retired from the United States Air Force after a 20-year career (1987-2007), where he served as a security police/security forces law enforcement specialist and criminal investigator. During a brief time, 196-1998, Marshall served as a police officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department, but returned to the Air Force shortly thereafter. Upon retirement, he served as the program coordinator of criminal justice for Valdosta Technical College until 2011. In 2011, He left teaching and returned to the field with the City of Hahira as a Sergeant in charge of patrol operations/interstate crime enforcement. In 2013, he and his family moved to the Atlanta area, where he has worked for the City of Cumming Police Department, Reinhardt University, Georgia State University, and Chattahoochee Technical College.
His policing/military background includes: crime prevention/DARE, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, crime scene processing, forensic science, crime analysis, police administration and supervision, training, juvenile gangs, DARE, and SWAT. Marshall is also a Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) certified instructor.
Marshall hold two associate’s degrees, one in social science from Texas Lutheran University and the other in criminal justice/police science from the Community College of the Air Force. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s in criminal justice, both from American Military University (AMU). Marshall is currently finishing a master’s in US History from AMU as well, which will conclude in May 2019.
Marshall is also a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol and an active Girl Scout leader with his daughter’s troop where he teaches archery, primitive camping skills, and compass/land navigation skills to many girl scouts in the metro Atlanta area.
Captain Charles Huffman – Criminal Justice
Captain Huffman received his undergraduate education from Clark Atlanta University and Grantham University. Charles earned his B.A. in criminal justice from Grantham University. Currently, he is a criminal justice graduate student at Liberty University. Charles started his career in law enforcement in 2004 and has worked as a correctional officer and police officer.
He is a certified peace officer in the state of Georgia and is employed full-time by the Henry County Police Department. Charles has held the rank of Patrolman, Detective in the Narcotics Division, and in 2014 he was promoted to the rank of Seargent in the Uniform Patrol Division, and was recently promoted to Captain. Charles is married to Aja Huffman, and they have one son. He enjoys spending time with his family, restoring classic automobiles, and riding motorcycles in his spare time.
Dr. Matt Cawthorn – Criminal Justice
Dr. Matt Cawthorn is an adjunct professor in our Social Sciences Department. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. He also earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a specialization in Church Ministry and Leadership. He has served in pastoral and evangelistic capacities within several denominations. He also has a law enforcement background serving as a Senior Police Officer and a member of their hostage negotiations team.
Daniel Moore – History
Daniel Moore graduated from Emmanuel University in May 2017 with a BS in History. Since then, he has been working as a paralegal in Augusta, GA, where he lives with his wife Bethany. He is currently writing his thesis for his Master of Arts in History and teaches American History as an adjunct professor.
Laura Huddleston – Psychology
Laura Huddleston, M.A., LPC, NCC, ACS is a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor, with 25 years of experience counseling children, teens, and their families. Laura’s previous experiences include working as a school-based therapist, as a clinic-based therapist in community mental health centers, in group home settings, in a multidisciplinary group practice, and most recently as a manager of clinic and community-based services at a community mental health center in Tennessee. In addition to her work as a therapist, Laura values her roles as a clinical supervisor and an adjunct instructor of psychology at Emmanuel University. Laura first taught psychology courses when her now young adult children were toddlers, and she is enjoying teaching again! In her free time, Laura loves to hike to waterfalls with her husband, Jason, and to beautify her yard with flowers.