New Faculty 2021-2022

Each year, teachers and scholars from universities across the country (and sometimes beyond it) join the faculty of Winthrop University. The Office of the Provost is delighted to welcome this year’s new full-time faculty members to our academic community.


Academic Affairs


Ms. Tracy Pizzi
Tracy PizziMs. Tracy Pizzi will be joining us as the Metadata and Discovery Librarian for the Ida Jane Dacus Library. She received her BA from Wingate University and MLIS from UNC Greensboro. Most recently, she served as the Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions for Valencia College Libraries in Orlando, FL. Her experience stems from a variety of areas in libraries including cataloging, metadata assessment, collection development/acquisitions, online embedded instruction, instructional technology/design, public service, and procedure and policy development. She has many different research interests including linked data and the semantic web, EDI in libraries, and inclusive terminology for catalog subject headings and controlled vocabulary.


College of Arts & Sciences


Ms. Alexa Allen

Alexa AllenMs. Alexa Allen is joining the Winthrop faculty as a new Instructor of Human Nutrition. Alexa earned her B.A. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. After working in the marketing field for a number of years, she returned to school and completed the DPD program at Winthrop, followed by a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Alabama. She is completing her dietetic internship through Meredith College on her path toward becoming a registered dietitian.



College of Business Administration


Dr. Hannah Richards

Hannah RichardsDr. Hannah Richards is a new Assistant Professor of Accounting. Her research focuses on how auditor turnover impacts corporate events and reveals information about the financial reporting system. She has a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in finance from Mississippi College.  While working as an auditor for Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, P.A., she acquired her CPA license. For obtaining the second-highest scores on the 2014 CPA exams in Mississippi, Hannah received the T. E. Lott Silver Medal.