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Yang Gao Furman University

Yang Gao

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Ken Kolb Furman University

Ken Kolb

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Paul Kooistra Furman University

Paul Kooistra

Kyle Longest Furman University

Kyle Longest

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Kristy Maher Furman University

Kristy Maher

Joseph Merry Furman University

Joseph Merry

Assistant Professor
Claire Whitlinger Furman University

Claire Whitlinger

Assistant Professor
Amy Jonason Furman University

Amy Jonason

Assistant Professor

Nile Patterson

Visiting Assistant Professor

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