Donna Davis Reddix, JD
Director of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator
Donna Davis Reddix joined the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) in October 2019.
Donna brings over twenty-three years of investigative, legal, and higher education
experience to OIE, and is responsible for overseeing staff that investigate Title
VI, Title VII, and Title IX claims. Donna ensures compliance with applicable university
policies and serves as an independent resource for both complainants and respondents
in the Title IX investigative process. She is a certified civil rights investigator,
executive coach, and maintains additional designations in the areas of equity, diversity,
Prior to joining OIE, Donna held positions as adjunct faculty, assistant dean, director,
associate director, and faculty diversity officer at various higher education institutions.
She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Southern University Law Center, a Master of Science
in Positive Organization Development & Change from the Weatherhead School of Management
at Case Western Reserve University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
from Dillard University.
Finn joined the Office of Institutional Equity in June of 2018 with 28 years of combined
experience as a Senior Special Agent (SSA) with the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) and
Police Captain / Commander of the Kennesaw State University Police Department Criminal
Investigations Division (KSU PD CID). As an SSA with the USSS, some of his duties
included investigating white collar financial crimes, presidential threats and was
assigned to the FBI’s Atlanta Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). As Police Captain
at the KSU PD CID, he successfully investigated complex investigations and remains
on the KSU Behavioral Response Team (BRT) committee.
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana Finn earned his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice
from Southwest University (LA), his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola
University (New Orleans) and Associate degrees in Business Administration and Commercial
Art from Delgado Community College (New Orleans). He is also a graduate of the Federal
Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), USSS Special Agent Training Course (SATC),
Department of Defense Polygraph Institute (DODPI), and Northwestern (IL) Center for
Public Safety (School of Police Staff & Command) and maintains his Georgia Peace Officer
Standards and Training Council (GA POST) certification.
McKenna joined the Office of Institutional Equity in January 2019. With years of experience
in office and administrative settings, she is very motivated to help students, faculty,
and staff in her role as an administrative assistant.
A native of Acworth, Georgia, McKenna received her Bachelor of Science degree from
the University of North Georgia, with concentrations in Sociology and Criminal Justice.
Upon completing her degree, she also earned her interdisciplinary Certificate of Gerontology
at North Georgia.
Chris Griffin, JD, MSCM
Senior EEO/Title IX Investigator
Chris joined the Office of Institutional Equity in January 2017. As an attorney in
private practice, she represented clients in connection with federal administrative,
insurance and civil litigation matters. While with the US EPA, Chris’s areas of environmental
law specialty included clean water, asbestos regulations and hazardous waste management.
A native of Bedford, Virginia, Chris is a graduate of the University of Virginia School
of Law. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science
from Radford University, and a Master’s in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State
University. Chris is also a mediator registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute
Resolution, and has received advanced training to mediate cases involving domestic
violence and interpersonal violence.
Kimberly Hahn, JD
Kimberly Hahn, Equity Specialist/Investigator, joined the Office of Institutional
Equity in September of 2016. Kimberly has been a licensed attorney for 14 years. She
has primarily practiced in the area of public interest law within the states of Idaho
and Georgia. She obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Idaho,
and her Bachelors in History from the University of Utah.
Senior EEO/Title IX Investigator
David Madison Thornton joined the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) in May of 2020.
David brings a wealth of experience, in city/local government, not-for-profit arena
and higher education. His experiences have allowed him the ability to investigate
claims of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct based on Title VI, VII
and IX respectively.
Prior to joining the Office of Institutional Equity, David held positions as an EEO
Officer, Sr. EEO Manager and an EEO Compliance and Training Investigator. He holds
a Master of Arts in Urban Studies, a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor
of Arts, in Family and Employee Relations all from The University of Akron. David
is a native of Dayton, Ohio.