Administration, Faculty, and Staff 2016-2017 Academic Year

Faculty listing includes the following three semesters: Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017.

Administrative Offices

Office of the President

Paul C. Stumb, University President, and Professor
B.S.I.E., Auburn University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A.E., Cumberland University

William L. Williams, Jr., Chief Strategy Officer, and Instructor
B.A., Wesleyan College
M.B.A., Dartmouth College (Tuck School)

Leslie L. Steele, Executive Coordinator to the President
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Office of Academic Affairs

C. William McKee, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., Auburn University
Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Lanah H. Browning, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar, and Academic Affairs Publications Manager

Carole Ann Bach, Dean of the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, and Professor
B.S.N., Indiana University
M.S.N., Washington University, St. Louis
Ph.D., The University of Texas, Austin

Eric W. Cummings, Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts, and Associate Professor
B.A., George Washington University
M.Ed., Harvard University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

S. Christopher Fuller, Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business, and Associate Professor
B.S., B.S., M.A.M., Ph.D., Auburn University

Tamara J. Pavan, University Registrar
A.A., Northeastern Christian Junior College
B.S., Ohio Valley University

Stephani A. deRouen, Associate Registrar
B.B.A., Cumberland University

Lorraine K. Schock, Associate Registrar
A.C.Ed., Moody Bible Institute
B.A., Judson University

Phillip W. Carter, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
B.A., Western Kentucky University
M.S.P., Cumberland University

Sheridan W. S. Henson, Executive Director of Academic Support and Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.P., Cumberland University
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

Larry F. Vaughan, Director of Institutional Research
B.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Office of Campus Services

Joseph L. Gray, Vice President for Institutional Technology, Campus Services, and Security
B.A., Salisbury State University
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Stephanie P. Walker, Dean of Students
B.B.A., M.S.P., Cumberland University

Catherine Straube, Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs, and Instructor
B.A., Roanoke College
M.S., Kaplan University

Libby A. O'Guin, Director of Student Life
B.S., M.S., Cumberland University

Juanita M. Kissell, Director of Counseling and Disability Services
B.A., Hanover College
M.A., Indiana Wesleyan University
M.M.T., Southern Methodist University

Brian L. Radford, Director of Information Technology
B.S., Tennessee Technological University

Jacob Harrison, Help Desk Manager
A.A., Merced Community College
B.A., Kaplan University

Horace A. McCall, Network Technician
Electronics Technician, Tennessee Technology Center
Network+ Certified

Scott A. Clancy, Help Desk Manager
A+ Certified Hardware Technician

Jerry L. England, Network Technician

Office of Enrollment Services

Ronald P. Pavan, Vice President for Enrollment Management, and Director of Athletics
A.A., Northeastern Christian Junior College
B.A., Lubbock Christian University
M.A., West Virginia University

H. Edward Lovin, Executive Director of Enrollment Services, and Instructor
B.A., M.A., University of Mississippi

Beatrice M. LaChance, Director of Student Financial Services
A.S., A.S., Northern Essex Community College

Amber M. Wilson, Associate Director of Admissions
B.A., Maryville College
M.B.A., Cumberland University

Stacy L. Kelly, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services
B.A., Missouri Western State University
M.A.E., Cumberland University

Lori W. Long, Community College Admissions Representative
B.M., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A., Tennessee Technological University

Monica E. Alsup, Coordinator of Graduate and International Admissions
B.B.A., Cumberland University

Bryce V. Holmes, Admissions Representative
B.S., University of Tennessee, Martin
M.A.E., Cumberland University

Peg R. Fredi, Assistant Professor of Art and Fine Arts Admissions Representative
A.A., Hiwassee College
B.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
A.A.S., Nashville State Community College
M.F.A., Lesley University (Art Institute of Boston)
M.A., Cumberland University

Andrea D. Davis, Admissions Representative
B.A., Cumberland University

Tyler T. Ragland, Admissions Representative
B.A., Austin Peay State University

Julia K. Stewart, Admissions Representative
B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University

Jeanne W. Smith, Associate Administrator for Enrollment Mangement
B.A., Lipscomb University

Matthew J. Duncan, Admissions Data Analyst I
A.S., Volunteer State Community College

Susan K. Marshall, Student Financial Services Advisor

J. Annette Jordan, Student Financial Services Office Assistant

Secret J. Rucker, Student Financial Services Advisor

James D. Vick, Student Financial Services Advisor
B.A., University of Tennessee

Office of Fiscal Affairs

Judy G. Jordan, Vice President for Finance
B.S., University of North Alabama

Martha S. Reese, Accounts Receivable Associate
Diploma, Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Janet Pedigo, Accounts Receivable Associate

Cindy L. Hearn, Accounts Payable Analyst

Krista M. Petraitis, Director of Accounting/Payroll
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
M.B.A., Cumberland University

Janette E. Beasley, Staff Accountant I

D. Renee Jones, Human Resources Generalist
B.S., Trevecca Nazarene University

Kathryn M. Lucia, Pride Store/Textbook Liason
B.A., Tennessee Technological University

Angela P. Burns, Postmaster
B.S., University of Phoenix

Office of Communications

Phillip W. Carter, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
B.A., Western Kentucky University
M.S.P., Cumberland University

VACANT, Design Manager for Print and Media

Stephanie L. Ferrell, Director of Communications
B.A., University of Memphis

Academic Success Center

Sheridan W. S. Henson, Executive Director of Academic Support and Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.P., Cumberland University
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

Stephen E. Earnest, Assistant Professor of Foundations of Scholarship and Learning, Business Communications, and Director of Student Development
B.S., Purdue University
M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University

Courtney L. Vick, Director of Career Services and Internships, and Instructor
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A., Cumberland University

Jennifer Novo, Director of Student Success, and Instructor of Foundations of Scholarship and Learning
B.S., M.S., Florida International University

Stephen P. Register, Instructor of Foundations of Scholarship and Learning and Assistant Coach, Men's and Women's Track and Field, and Coordinator of Associate Degree Conversion
B.A., Belmont University
M.S., Yale University

J. Michael Ripski, Assistant Professor of Foundations of Scholarship and Learning, Religion, and University Chaplin
B.A., Rhodes College
M.Div., D.Min. Emory University

Doris & Harry Vise University Library

Amber W. McKee, Librarian and Instructor
B.A., M.A., Cumberland University
M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Bettina B. Warkentin, Librarian and Instructor
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S., University of Memphis
M.H.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.L.I.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Ashli N. Thomas, Library Technical Assistant
B.S., Cumberland University

John R. Paise, Library Assistant

Eckton Chinyanga, Library Assistant
B.A., African Bible College
B.B.A., Cumberland University
M.B.A., Tennessee State University

Emily N. Crouch, Library Assistant

Office of Advancement

William R. Richardson, Vice President for Advancement
B.S., University of Tampa
M.S.P., Cumberland University

Jonathon L. Hawkins, Executive Director, Development and Alumni Relations
B.S., M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University

Cheryl L. Bockstruck, Director Corporate and Foundation Relations
B.S., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Camille L. Burdine, Director of Community Relations and Engagement
B.S., East Tennessee State University

Nova D. Lawrence, Advancement Coordinator

Labry School of Science, Technology, & Business

S. Christopher Fuller, Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business, and Associate Professor
B.S., B.S., M.A.M., Ph.D., Auburn University

Connie M. Sink, Administrative Assistant to the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business

Kimberly G. Atwood, Instructor of Biology
B.S., Cumberland University
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Laura H. Bechard, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.Sc., Erskine College
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Danny L. Bryan, Associate Professor of Biology
A.S., Motlow State Community College
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Tennessee Technological University

Laurie P. Dishman, Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Carson Newman University
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Stephen E. Earnest, Assistant Professor of Foundations of Scholarship and Learning and Business Communications and Director of Student Development
B.S., Purdue University
M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University

Mary Lewis Haley, Professor of Accounting
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A., D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Valerie B. King, Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.B.A., M.B.A., Belmont University
D.B.A., Argosy University

Eric A. Landis, Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., M.A., University of Alabama
D.M., University of Phoenix

Max Y. Melnikov, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance
B.S., M.S., Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine
M.A., D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Veronica L. Minsky, Instructor of Mathematics
B.A., University of Michigan
M.S., University of Tennessee, Tullahoma

Robert H. Nichols, Jr., Assistant Professor of Physics, Engineering Science, and Information Technology
A.S., Young Harris College
B.S., Davidson College
M.A., Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis

Sarah S. Pierce, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Paul C. Stumb, University President and Professor of Business
B.S.I.E., Auburn University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A.E., Cumberland University

Labry School of Science, Technology, & Business Adjunct Faculty

Andraes Alexander, Adjunct Instructor of Marketing
B.S., University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
M.B.A., Long Island University

Eric G. Alspaugh, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A.E, Tennessee State University

Candis V. Angle, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Trevecca Nazarene University

Carolanne K. Azan, Adjunct Instructor of Business
A.S., St. Petersburg College
B.A., Warner Southern College
M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
D.B.A., Argosy University

Anna C. Bachstein, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Mississippi State University
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Larry A. Beardsley, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Jonna K. Bell, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Western Kentucky University
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Karen L. C. Ellis, Adjunct Instructor of Business Law
B.A., Transylvania University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
J.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Rachel N. Green, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.S., M.B.A, Bethel University

Christi D. Griffin, Adjunct Instructor of Business Ethics
B.S.B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville
M.H.S.A., George Washington University
J.D., Creighton University

Ian C. Hawkins, Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry
B.S., East Carolina University
M.S., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

R. Cori Hendon, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Sharon R. Lee, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Tennessee Technological University

Michael R. Lynch, Adjunct Instructor of Hospitality Management
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Stout
M.S., Florida International University
L.L.M., DeMontfort University
D.M., University of Phoenix

Alan L. Matthews, Adjunct Instructor of Computer Information Systems
B.S., Southern Nazarene University
M.B.A., Central Oklahoma University
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Andrew J. Reynolds, Adjunct Instructor of Biology
B.S., Cumberland University
M.S., American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Netherland Antilles

Milton W. Sager, III, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., State University of New York, Fredonia
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Stephen P. Shao, Jr., Adjunct Instructor of Management
B.A., University of Virginia
M.B.A., Old Dominion University
Ph.D., University of Maryland

Karah S. Sprouse, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A., University of Mississippi

Amy L. Stickle, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.A., M.A.E., Western Kentucky University

Lain E. Tomlinson, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., B.Mu., Cumberland University
M.S., Tarleton State University

James B. Turkvant, Adjunct Instructor of Accounting
B.S., South Carolina State University
M.B.A., M.A.F.M., Keller Graduate School
D.B.A., Argosy University

William L. Williams, Jr., Chief Strategy Officer, and Instructor of Business
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.B.A., Dartmouth College

School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts

Eric W. Cummings, Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts, and Associate Professor
B.A., George Washington University
M.Ed., Harvard University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Mary F. Agee, Administrative Assistant to the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
A.A., Nossi College of Art

Karen B. Hobson, Licensure Officer/Transcript Analyst
B.B.A., M.A.E., Cumberland University

Carol A. Gundy, Music Accompanist

Marjorie S. Anderson, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Wake Forest University
M.Ed., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Lee D. Austin, Instructor of Music and Band Director
B.A., M.A., Cumberland University

C. Rick Bell, Instructor of History, and Faculty Athletic Representative
B.A., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A.E., Cumberland University

Christopher S. Byrd, Instructor and Technical Director for Theatre
B.A., M.A., Cumberland University

Mark R. Cheathem, Professor of History
B.A., Cumberland University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Mississippi State University

K. Charles Collier, Professor of Education
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University (Peabody College)

Kim Y. Finch, Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Sung-Shin Women's University, Korea
M.A., Fayetteville State University
C.A.S., University of Southern Maine
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University (Peabody College)

Stephen B. Finch, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Georgetown University
M.S. Ed., University of Southern Maine
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University (Peabody College)

Peg R. Fredi, Assistant Professor of Art and Fine Arts Admissions Representative
A.A., Hiwassee College
B.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
A.A.S., Nashville State Community College
M.F.A., Lesley University (Art Institute of Boston)
M.A., Cumberland University

Stuart E. Harris, Associate Professor of English
B.S., B.A., Belmont University
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Fred E. Heifner, Professor of Anthropology, Philosophy, and Religion
B.A., Louisiana College
M.Div., Th.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Sheridan W.S. Henson, Executive Director of Academic Support and Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
B.A, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.P., Cumberland University
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

Natalie R. Inman, Assistant Professor of History
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Brian Q. Kilian, Professor of Music
B.S., Trevecca Nazarene University
B.Mus., University of South Africa
M.Mus., D.M.A., Combs College of Music

John P. Markert, Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., University of South Florida
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Jenny L. Mason, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., Auburn University
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

C. William McKee, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., Auburn University
Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Larry T. Menefee, Professor of Communications and Theatre
B.A., David Lipscomb University
M.A., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., University of Denver

Jennifer Novo, Director of Student Success, and Instructor of Foundations of Scholarship and Learning
B.S., M.S., Florida International University

Michele P. Paise, Associate Professor of Music
B.A., B.A., Shepard University
M.M., Johns Hopkins University (Peabody Institute)
D.M.A., Arizona State University

Stephen P. Register, Instructor of Foundations of Scholarship and Learning and Assistant Coach, Men's and Women's Track and Field, and Coordinator of Associate Degree Conversion
B.A., Belmont University
M.S., Yale University

Michael C. Rex, Associate Professor of English
B.A., Sam Houston State University
M.A., Texas A&M University, College Station
Ph.D., Wayne State University

J. Michael Ripski, Assistant Professor of Foundations of Scholarship and Learning, Religion, and University Chaplain
B.A., Rhodes College
M.Div., D.Min., Emory University

Ted C. Rose, Professor of Art
B.A., David Lipscomb University
M.A.E., Edinboro State University
M.F.A., University of Tennessee

Sandra H. Smith, Professor of Special Education
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Summer B. Vertrees, Instructor of English
B.S., M.A., Tennessee Technological University

Kerry A. Voigt, Instructor of English
B.S., M.A., University of North Carolina, Charlotte
M.F.A., University of Minnesota

School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty

George Ackerman, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice

Richard S. Adams, Adjunct Instructor of Music
B.M., Berklee College of Music
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
D.M.A., University of Memphis

Sharon K. Anderson, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Alma M. Barnes, Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
B.A., Harding University
M.A.T., Middle Tennessee State University

Melanie R. Bean, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Cumberland University
J.D., Stetson University

S. Weslea Bell, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Mississippi College
M.A., Mississippi State University

L. Cheryl Bevill, Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
B.A., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Mark S. Caldwell, Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy
B.A., Baylor University
B.D., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Simyka M. Carlton, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., Bethel University
M.A., Cumberland University
Ed.D., Walden University

Sue S. Carmichael, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Julia A. Cawthon, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Cumberland University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Rachel R. Chiguluri, Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
B.A., Connecticut College
M.A., M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Thornton D. Cline, Adjunct Instructor of Music
B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., The University of Illinoi, Urbana

Patricia Coots, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., Cumberland University
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Joseph E. Craig, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.S., University of Tennessee, Martin
M.S.P., Cumberland University

Jennifer A. Crescuillo, Adjunct Instructor of Art
B.F.A., Bowling Green State University
M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Arthur H. Criscoe, Adjunct Instructor of Education
A.B., M.Div., M.A.R.E., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A.E., Cumberland University

Anna M. Davis, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., M.A., University of Memphis

Brandon D. Dyce, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., B.A., Lambuth University
M.A., DePaul University

James E. Farris, Adjunct Instructor of Public Service Management
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S., Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

William H. Fitzhugh, Adjunct Instructor of Music
B.S., M.Mu., Austin Peay State University

Janice M. Fox, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University
Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Kristi M. Galligan, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Cumberland University
M.A., Belmont University

Richard P. Garvin, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.B.A., Philander Smith College
M.A., Fisk University

Sandee L. Gertz, Adjunct Instructor of English
M.A., M.F.A., Wilkes University

Judy A. Gordon, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.A., Southeast Missouri State
M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., Mississippi State University

Ken W. Gordon, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.S., Centenary College
M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Commerce

Sally H. Govan, Adjunct Instructor of Art
B.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.F.A., University of Hartford

Katrina A. Haley, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Garrett D. Harper, Adjunct Instructor of Geography
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.B.A., Kennesaw State University
J.D., Nashville School of Law
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Robert O. Hassell, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Lane College
M.Ed., Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Arthur A. Hayes, Jr., Adjunct Instructor of Public Administration
B.S., J.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A., Tennessee State University

Sara E. Hays, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Emmanuel College
M.A., Belmont University

William P. Huber, Adjunct Instructor of Music
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jamison R. Hurt, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., University of Memphis

Bianca S. Jefferson, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., M.S., Tennessee State University
Ed.D., Lipscomb University

Cecilia A. Jenkins, Adjunct Instructor of Special Education
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University

Jaclyn K. Jennings, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Cumberland University
M.A., Western Kentucky University

Roy L. Jones, Adjunct Instructor of Public Service Management
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
J.D., Nashville School of Law
M.S.P., Cumberland University

Heather M. Joppich, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.A., College of Saint Rose
M.S., Springfield College
Ph.D., Tennessee State University

Suzann B. Lafferty, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Southern California
M.F.S., National University, California

Mark M. Lane, Adjunct Instructor of History
B.A., M.A., Florida State University

Ethan G. Lannom, Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
B.A., M.A.T., Middle Tennessee State University

Damon J. MacNaught, Adjunct Instructor of Art
B.A., Hartwick College
M.F.A., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Donna J. Matthews, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
Ed.D, Tennessee State University

Brooke A. McAllister, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.A., M.MFT, Lipscomb University

Michael E. McDonald, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice and Public Administration
A.A., B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.P.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
J.D., John Marshall Law School

Lisa R. McDougal, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., B.A., Lipscomb University
M.A., Murray State University

L. Scott McRoberts, Adjunct Instructor of Art
A.A./A.S., Dutchess Community College
B.F.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.F.A., State University of New York, New Paltz

Joseph P. Minor, Part-Time Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.S., M.S., Austin Peay State University

Beverly C. Montgomery, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., Valdosta State University
M.A., Walden University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Laura L. Redmond, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., M.A., Oakland University

Robert W. Shankle, Adjunct Instructor of Music
B.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Carter F. Smith, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.S., Austin Peay State University
J.D., South Illinois University
Ph.D., Northcentral University

Lisa A. Swart, Adjunct Instructor of History
B.F.A., Rhodes College
M.A.N.E.S., D.Phil., Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Penny Thompson, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., Belmont University
M.S., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University

John M. Turvaville, Adjunct Instructor of French
B.S., Brigham Young University
M.A., University of Mississippi

Timothy J. Tuttle, Instructor Adjunct of Public Service Management
B.G.S., University of Kansas
M.P.A., University of Texas, San Antonio
J.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
LL.M., George Washington University

Joel F. Wade, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
M.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Regina B. Wade, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
A.A.S, Cleveland State Community College
B.S., M.Ed., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Trina H. Winters, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.S., Xavier University of Louisiana
M.S., Lipscomb University

Donna L. Wright, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., M.S., Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions

Carole Ann Bach, Dean of the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, and Professor
B.S.N., Indiana University
M.S.N., Washington University, St. Louis
Ph.D., The University of Texas, Austin

Kristin L. Kannon, Office Manager
B.S., Tennessee Technological University

Ray Lynn Crutcher, Director of Operations

Katie L. Arnold, Instructor in Athletic Training and Athletic Trainer
B.S., M.A.E., Cumberland University

Tyler K. Bennett, Instructor in Athletic Training and Athletic Trainer
B.S., Kent State University
M.S., Tennessee Technological University

K. Megan Bynum, Instructor in Athletic Training and Athletic Trainer
B.S., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
M.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Rebecca E. Chatham, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Patricia A. Davis-Scott, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.D.A.S., Tulsa Community College
B.S.N., Langston University
M.S., University of Oklahoma

Andrew J. Donadio, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of South Alabama
M.S.N., Tennessee Technological University

LaKeisha L. Fair, Instructor of Athletic Training
B.A., Concordia University, Irvine
M.A.E., Cumberland University

Jason S. Grindstaff, Associate Professor Health & Human Performance
B.A., Dakota Wesleyan University
M.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Judy C. Gunter, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Diploma, Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Nashville
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University
D.C.Ed., North Carolina College of Theology

James E. Holbrook, Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance
B.A., Morehead State University
M.S., Eastern Kentucky University
D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Gail E. Humes, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Cumberland University
M.S.N., University of Alabama, Huntsville

Maggie D. Keil, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.S., Victor Valley Community College
B.S.N., California State University, San Bernardino
M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Joy D. Kimbrell, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.D.N., B.S.N., East Tennessee State University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University
D.N.P., Union University

Ronda S. Landers, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.D.N., Stanley Community College
B.S.N., Chamberlain College of Nursing
M.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University
D.N.P., Capella University

Toddra S. Liddell, Instructor of Nursing
A.S.N., Henry Ford Community College
B.S.N., University of Phoenix
M.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University

Jean L. Markie, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.S.N., Columbia State Community College
B.S.N., Belmont University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Brian S. Paramore, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., Carson Newman College
M.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
B.S.N., East Tennessee State University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Kelli B. Polizzi, Instructor of Athletic Training and Head Trainer
B.S., Culver-Stockton College
M.Ed., Central Methodist University

Robin J. Retallack, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Tennessee Technological University
M.S.N., Western Kentucky University

Melody A. Rose, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.S.N., Illinois Central College
M.S.N., Walden University
D.N.P., Duke University

Richard M. Storie II, Instructor of Health and Human Performance
B.A., University of Toledo
M.S., Adelphi University
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

Diane E. Thorup, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.D.N., B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

George L. Walker, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Julie A. Windmiller, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Indiana University
M.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University

Gertrude I. Wright, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Michigan
B.S.N., Emory University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions Part-Time and Adjunct Teaching Faculty

Katelin T. Avila, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University

M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Joel W. Campbell, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
A.S.N., Henderson Community College
B.S.N., Belmont University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Devin S. Carr, Part-Time Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S.N., Clarkson College
M.S., Capella University
D.N.P., Concordia University, Wisconsin

Katie W. Franklin, Adjunct Instructor of Sport Management
B.S., M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Susan M. Gent, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., St. Louis University
M.S.N., D.N.P., Vanderbilt University

William S. Gittens, Adjunct Instructor of Health and Human Performance
B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Suzanna L. Haynes, Adjunct Instructor of Health and Human Performance
B.S., M.A., Tennessee Technological University

William K. Head, Adjunct Instructor of Sport and Exercise Science
B.S., Fisk University
M.A.Ed., Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Justin N. Heimdal, Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
B.S., M.S., University of New Orleans

Afshan N. Kirmani, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Wingate University
B.S.N., M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Timothy C. Morgan, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Pharm.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis

Charles R. Moss, Adjunct Instructor of Health and Human Performance
B.S., Cumberland University
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania

Jessica L. Padgett, Adjunct Instructor of Health and Human Performance
A.B., Mt. Holyoke College
M.Ed., University of Washington

Nicole T. Powell, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
A.S.N., Hopkinsville Community College
B.S.N., Murray State University
M.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University

Jason B. Smith, Adjunct Instructor of Physical Education
B.S., M.A., Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Melissa F. Somerville, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Indiana Wesleyan University
M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Marcia E. Spear, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Tennessee State University
M.S.N., D.N.P., Vanderbilt University

Bernard T. Sy, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.E., Vanderbilt University
M.D., University of Mississippi

Karen R. White, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.P.H., Arizona State University

F. Grace Wood, Adjunct Instructor of Athletic Training
Pharm.D., University of Tennessee

The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions Adjunct Clinical Faculty

Elizabeth F. Bank, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.A., Princeton University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Melissa R. Bell, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S.N., Jackson State Community College
B.S.N., Austin Peay State University

Crystal J. Brock, Clinical Instructor of Nursing

B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Western Kentucky University

Denise M. Brown, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Marissa L. Brown, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Keisha A. Butler, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Austin Peay State University

Kayla M. Cross, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
D.N.P., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Stacey A. Fuhrmann, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Chamberlain College of Nursing

Daphne C. Harris, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.D.N., Tennessee State University
B.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
M.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University

Carolyn A. Henry, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Austin Peay State University

Mark D. Hensley, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Jacksonville University
M.S.N., Thomas Edison State College

Felecia D. Janco, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Kaplan University

Richard A. Kincaid, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Christine D. Kowal, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Madonna University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Kymberly B. Kuhns, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham

Andrew K. Lamoreaux, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University

M. Melissa Lord, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Auburn University
M.S.N., Belmont University

Tifany L. Makuch, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Florida Hospital College of Health and Sciences

Kayla J. Marshall, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
D.N.P., University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Michele A. Martens, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University
D.N.P., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Michele M. McDermitt, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N. Cumberland University
M.S.N., Austin Peay State University

Fay G. McRady, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Vanderbilt University
M.S.N., Texas Women's University

Meredith J. Melvin, Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University

Rebecca M. Miller, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S., University of Maryland, College Park
M.S., Georgia State University
B.S.N., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Brian D. Miser, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Nicole A. Owen, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S.N., Austin Peay State University

Retha L. Parker, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S, B.S.N, Middle Tennessee State University
M.S.N., University of Alabama, Huntsville

Jessica Raines, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Western Kentucky University

Angela C. Riddle, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S.N., Tennessee State University
B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
M.S.N., University of South Alabama

Amber N. Rose, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University

Angela Rushing, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Rachel K. Santos, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Union University
B.B.A., M.H.C.A., Austin Peay State University

Wendy C. Shelton, Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University

Kristina G. Stafford, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University

Cynthia J. Stevens, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.A., Transylvania University
B.S.N., Cumberland University

Danya E. Victor, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Angela M. Weaver, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Creighton University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Melissa A. Wiley, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Cincinatti

Linda A. Wynne, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University

Laura J. Young, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S.N., Tennessee State University
M.S.N., D.N.P., Vanderbilt University

Athletic Department

Ronald P. Pavan, Vice President for Enrollment Management, and Director of Athletics
A.A., Northeastern Christian Junior College
B.A., Lubbock Christian University
M.A., West Virginia University

R. Mitchell Walters, Assistant Athletic Director for Eligibility and Retention
B.S., Mansfield University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

C. Rick Bell, Instructor of History and Faculty Athletics Representative
B.A., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A.E., Cumberland University

Forrest G. Freeman, Sports Information Director
B.A., Mississippi State University

D. Dwayne Alexander, Assistant Coach, Football
B.S., M.A., Tennessee Technological University

Katie L. Arnold, Instructor in Athletic Training and Athletic Trainer
B.S., M.A.E., Cumberland University

Tyler K. Bennett, Instructor in Athletic Training and Athletic Trainer
B.S., Kent State University
M.S., Tennessee Technological University

K. Megan Bynum, Instructor in Athletic Training and Athletic Trainer
B.S., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
M.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Robert W. Brown Jr., Assistant Coach, Football
B.S., M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Andres Burgos, Head Coach, Tennis
B.B.A., Cumberland University

William B. Bustle, Assistant Coach, Football
B.A., University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Liam P. Collins, Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer
B.A., University of Memphis
M.S.S.E.P., Cumberland University

Ryan R. Cotton, Director of Strength and Conditioning
B.S., University of Buffalo
M.S.S.E.P., Cumberland University

Ruth S. Currie, Head Coach, Cheerleading
A.A., Ruthledge College

Brian A. Davis, Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer
B.A., Green Mountain College

LaKeisha L. Fair, Assistant Athletic Trainer and Instructor
B.S., Concordia University, Irvine
M.A.E., Cumberland University

Adam Grant, Head Coach, Women's Soccer
B.S., Martin Methodist College
M.S.S.E.P., Cumberland University

James Hicks, III, Head Coach, Wrestling
B.A., Campbellsville University

Kevin M. Hite, Assistant Coach, Baseball
B.B.A., M.A.E., Cumberland University 

Ronald G. Hunt, Head Coach, Baseball
B.S., Belmont University
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Kenneth L. Jordan, Head Coach, Bowling
Diploma, Tennessee Technology Center, Hartsville

Jeremy R. Lewis, Head Coach, Women's Basketball
B.S., Cumberland University

Arnold B. Little, Assistant Coach, Football
B.S., Missouri Valley College

Chad M. Lowman, Assistant Coach, Wrestling
B.S., M.S., Grandview University

Nathan J. Luce, Assistant Coach, Football
B.S., Heidelberg University
M.S., Cumberland University

Michael W. Minkel, Assistant Coach, Baseball

Rory V. O'Connor, Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer
B.Sc.Ed., University of Memphis

Jessica E. Pace, Assistant Coach, Basketball
B.S., Cumberland University

Kelli B. Polizzi, Instructor in Athletic Training and Head Trainer
B.S., Culver-Stockton College
M.Ed., Central Methodist University

Stephen P. Register, Instructor of Foundations of Scholarship and Learning and Assistant Coach, Men's and Women's Track and Field, and Coordinator of Associate Degree Conversion
B.A., Belmont University
M.S., Yale University

Marcelle A. Scales, Head Coach, Men's and Women's Track and Field
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Angelica Sepulveda, Head Coach, Tennis
B.S., Cumberland University

Kathryn M. Slaughter, Head Coach, Volleyball
B.A., M.A., Cumberland University

Hannah M. Vadekin, Assistant Coach, Volleyball
B.S., Coker College

Heather L. Vaughn-Stanfill, Head Coach, Softball
B.S., M.A.E., Austin Peay State University
M.S.S.E.P., Cumberland University

James E. Seckel, Head Coach, Men's and Women's Cross Country
B.S., United State Military Academy

Gary D. Suber, Head Coach, Football
B.S., Georgia Southern University
M.S.O., Cumberland University

Stephanie G. Theall, Assistant Coach, Softball
B.S., M.S.S.E.P., Cumberland University

Lonnie A. Thompson, Head Coach, Men's Basketball
B.A., M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Hannah M. Vadakin, Assistant Coach, Volleyball
B.A., Coker College

Richard W. Williams, Head Coach, Golf
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Lindal M. Yarbrough, Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball
B.B.A., Cumberland University

Linnie E. Yarbrough, Assistant Coach, Men's and Women's Track & Field
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Board of Trust

Cumberland University is operated by a self-perpetuating Board of Trust. Trustees represent broad and varied interests, abilities, and experiences. The Board of Trust is charged with making policy decisions and ensuring the future advancement of Cumberland University. The Trustees are divided into annual classes and life members.

Executive Committee
Robert L. McDonald, Chairman
W.P. Bone, III, Secretary-Treasurer
Robert N. Vero, Vice-Chairman
Jacqueline W. Cowden
J. Randall Clemons
J. Samuel Hatcher
Edward L. Thackston

Class of 2015
Winstead P. Bone, III*
Lebanon, TN
Partner, Wilson County Motor Company

André L. Churchwell
Brentwood, TN
Physician
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Sandra W. Duncan
Nashville, TN
Vice President, Tenco Services, Inc.

Cathy F. Gracey*
Nashville, TN
Independent Health and Wellness Professional

Michael J. Spalding
Nashville, TN
Physician
President, Equal Chance for Education

John D. Wootten, Jr.
Lafayette, TN
Circuit Court Judge, 15th Judicial District of Tennessee

Class of 2016
J. Randall Clemons
Lebanon, TN
Chairman of the Board, Wilson Bank and Trust

Jacqueline W. Cowden*
Lebanon, TN
Owner, Custom Packaging (Retired)

Saad Ehtisham
Leesburg, FL
SVP & COO, Central Florida Health Care Alliance

Wayne Starks*
Columbus, GA
Owner, MedPro Staffing and B/V Investments

Robert N. Vero
Gallatin, TN
CEO, Centerstone

J. Roy Wauford
Lebanon, TN
CEO, JR Wauford & Co.

Class of 2017
W. Joseph Adams
Lebanon, TN
Main Street Property Management

Martha M. Bradshaw
Lebanon, TN
Vice President for Development, Chi Omega Fraternity (Retired)

Greg Dugdale
Lebanon, TN
CEO, Greg Dugdale Properties

J. Samuel Hatcher*
Chief Executive Office, First Light
Lebanon, TN

Robert L. McDonald
Lebanon, TN
President, CedarStone Bank

Mark G. Riggins*
Cumming, GA
Owner, Delta Financial Services

Edward L. Thackston
Nashville, TN
Emeritus Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University (Retired)

John Van Mol
Nashville, TN
Chairman, DVL Public Relations & Advertising

Life Trustees
Robert C. Bone
Lebanon, TN
Physician

William D. Heydel
Lebanon, TN
Tennessee State Manager, American Family Life Assurance Company (Retired)

Jim K. Lancaster
Lebanon, TN
Agency Manager, Farm Bureau Insurance (Retired)

Anne B. Roberts
Nashville, TN
Businesswoman, Real Estate (Retired)

Trustee Emeritus
Alfred A. Adams, III
Lebanon, TN
Businessman, Insurance (Retired)

William D. Castleman
Goodlettsville, TN
Attorney

Robert N. Clement
Nashville, TN
Former President, Cumberland University and Former United States Representative (5t District, Tennessee)

Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Nashville, TN
Former Vice President, United States of America

Lynn Lester
Lebanon, TN
Businesswoman and Civic Leader

Robert H. Traeger
Nashville, TN
Vice President, and General Manager, Toshiba America, Incorporated (Retired)

*Alumni of Cumberland University