Maggie Jones-May joins SGSC faculty

Dale Hartley, chair of the Division of Business and Social Sciences at South Georgia State College, is pleased to announce the appointment of Maggie Jones-May to the business and social sciences faculty.

“Maggie is an asset to the Division of Business and Social Sciences in that she is qualified to teach both political science and criminal justice.  As a newcomer, she will also be an asset to the Waycross community,” said Hartley.

A native of Camden, S.C., Jones-May earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and mass communication from Frances Marion University in 2009.  She earned dual master’s degrees in political science and criminal justice from Appalachian State University in 2014.

Jones-May was a guest lecturer on two occasions during her time at Appalachian State where she also worked both as a graduate and research assistant.  She has published multiple papers and is a member of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association.  She also served in the South Carolina Army National Guard while she pursued her graduate work.

Jones-May is teaching political science classes on SGSC’s Waycross Campus this spring.  She said she has received a warm welcome to south Georgia and that her classes are going well.

“I love it,” said Jones-May.  “The faculty has welcomed me with open arms, and I feel right at home.  My students have been excited about the topics we’ve discussed in class, which makes my job easier.”

Jones-May said the diversity in her classes – both in background and point-of-view – has also contributed to the classroom experience.

“The diversity of opinions and backgrounds has provided a well-rounded view in my classes,” she said.  “That has helped greatly with class discussions.”

Jones-May and her husband Danny, an Army Ranger Infantry Officer, are stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. and are currently relocating to south Georgia.

SGSC’s Division of Business and Social Sciences offers associate degree programs in business administration, criminal justice, education, history, logistics, political science, psychology, and sociology.  For more information, call (912) 260-4248 or email