Faculty & Staff

Your Online Instructors

Meet Our Fine Online Faculty And Staff

We are proud of the commitment and professional expertise of our dedicated online faculty and staff. Our educational administrators and academic advisors have extensive experience in career education. They are also experts in proven online learning strategies.

Our career program and degree program faculty have excelled as practicing professionals in their career fields and are ready to help you succeed.


Ashworth College Online Faculty

F Milton Miller

Milton Miller, Ed.D., Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board for Ashworth/JMHS

Dr. Miller earned his Ed.D. in vocational/technical education and M.S. in administration and supervision, both from the University of Missouri.

He was a tenured college professor for many years and has been involved with the development of college curricula since 1965. Dr. Miller presided over the academics, curricula, and operations of Ashworth College since its inception.

Kimberley Winfield, M.Ed., Department Chair, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Kimberley Winfield, Director of Degree Programs

Kimberley earned her master’s degree in early childhood education from Kennesaw State University. She has six years of experience in higher education, including two years in administration. She also has seven years of classroom experience, including five years at a charter school teaching first grade and one year at an alternative school teaching middle school math. Kimberley has held several different leadership roles and has a lot of enthusiasm and passion for both early childhood and adult education. Curriculum Action Team for five years.

John Riser, M.S., Senior Director of Education Operations

John Riser, M.S., Senior Director of Education Operations

John has a master's degree in production and operations from Georgia State University and earned his bachelor of science in management from Clemson University. John was awarded the Carl A. Bramlette, Jr. Scholastic Achievement Award for outstanding Academic Achievement in 2006. He manages the internal operations of the Education Department.

Eric Ryall, Registrar

Eric Ryall, Registrar

Eric earned a bachelor's degree from West Georgia University in 2004 and has been with Ashworth College since then. He looks forward to continuing to help students enroll in the programs of study they need to further their career goals.

Deepa Chadha, Director of Product Development

Deepa Chadha, Director of Product Development

Deepa has a master's degree in management from North Carolina State University. She manages the administration and development of all undergraduate certificate, associate degree, bachelor's degree and master's degree programs.

Mandy Norton, Product Development Manager

Mandy Norton, Product Development Manager

Mandy has an associate degree in business management from Gainesville State College. She oversees the curriculum development process and manages print and online course content for degree programs.

Melissa Maddox, Business Services Manager

Melissa Maddox, Business Services Manager

Melissa is responsible for managing corporate partnerships. Melissa works with corporations such as Clorox, Verizon and Boeing to meet the career training and servicing needs of their employees. Melissa also serves as a liaison for our military students to assist with processing active duty tuition assistance, VA/GI Bill benefits, military spouse benefits and transfer credits.


Kelsha Abraham, MBA, Degree Administrator

Kelsha earned her master's degree in business administration from Upper Iowa University in 2009 and her bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Clemson University in 2000. She has been a private tutor and also co-founded a nonprofit company focused on improving math results for Georgia students. She later achieved an advanced leadership position with AT&T. Kelsha is currently pursuing her doctorate in psychology. She supervises Ashworth College academic and grading services, online instructors and online contracting for our career and degree programs.


Mark Swails, Learning Resource Center Director

Mark J. Swails has a masters in information science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Digital Curation Fellow. He also holds a masters and bachelors in American History from Emory University. Mark has been working in the field of academic libraries for over 10 years. He is responsible for the management of the Learning Resource Center.


Scott Phillips, M.A., Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance

Scott earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in interpersonal and public communication from Central Michigan University. For over 10 years he has been involved with post-secondary education as a faculty member, academic and financial administrator, and regulatory compliance consultant and director. His focus is to assess, develop, and implement regulatory and compliance goals for Ashworth College.