Administration, Faculty, and Staff - Fall 2017 Semester

Administrative Offices

Office of the President

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

William L. Williams, Jr., Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, and Instructor
B.A., Wesleyan University
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. Hale, Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar, and Academic Affairs Publications Manager

Joy D. Kimbrell, Interim Dean of the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, and Professor
A.D.N., B.S.N., East Tennessee State University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University
D.N.P., Union University

Eric W. Cummings, Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts, and 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

Jana W. Wood, Associate Registrar
B.A., Cumberland University
M.Ed., Western Washington 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 Facilities and Infrastructure
B.A., Salisbury State University
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

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

Eddie M. Christian, Director of Counseling and Disability Services
B.A., University of Texas, Permian Basin
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Catherine J. 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

Jerry L. England, Interim Director of Information Technology

Andrew M. DeFilippo, Help Desk Technician

Kurt R. Gorham, Senior Software Developer
B.B.A., M.B.A., Morehead State University

Jacob W. 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

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
B.A., M.A., University of Mississippi
M.B.A., Cumberland University

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

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

Alexis R. Laucirica, Admissions Representative
B.S., Southeastern University

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

Patricia H. Pope, Liaison for International Admissions
A.A.M., Middle Tennessee State University
B.A., Cumberland University

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

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

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

Brittany R. Higginbotham, Admissions Representative
B.S. Colorado Technical University

William E. (Bamm) Wynns, Jr., Liaison for Armed Services Personnel
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Jeanne W. Smith, Assistant Director of Admissions-Operations
B.A., Lipscomb University

Matthew J. Duncan, Senior Operations Analyst
A.S., Volunteer State Community College

Christina M. Olin, Admission Data Analyst
B.S. Tennessee Technological University

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 Supervisor
Diploma, Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Janet A. 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

Dywuan E. Brown, Website and Graphic Design Manager
B.B.A., Tennessee State University
M.B.A., University of Phoenix
D.B.A., Argosy University

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 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 Chaplain
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 T. Wells, Library Technical Assistant
B.S., Cumberland University

Eckton C. Chinyanga, Library Assistant
B.A., African Bible College, Malawi South East Africa
B.B.A., Cumberland University
M.B.A., Tennessee State University

Emily C. Parks, Library Assistant

Eliana F. Crouch, Library Assistant

Office of Advancement

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

Laura H. Bechard, 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

B. Allison Dorris, Instructor of Biology
B.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
M.S., Tennessee Technological 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., Associate 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

Julie B. Phillips, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., University of California, Merced

Sarah S. Pierce, Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
M.A.E., Cumberland University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Timothy L. Rose, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.A., M.A., Clark Atlanta University
M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

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

Stephen P. Shao, Jr., Visiting Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., University of Virginia
M.B.A., Old Dominion University
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

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

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

William L. Tune, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D., Indiana University

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

Matthew Wright, Research Scholar
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

Labry School of Science, Technology, & Business Adjunct Faculty

Andraes A. 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

Kenneth E. Cockerham, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
M.S.E.E., Naval Post Graduate School

Haley M. Curtis, Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry
B.S., M.S., Tennessee Technological 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

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

Elvis A. Huff, Adjunct Instructor of Information Systems
B.S., M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Vichuda K. (June) Hunter, Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry
B.A., M.A., University of Mississippi

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

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

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

Natalie N. Walker, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.S., M.B.A., Florida A&M University
D.B.A., Keiser University

Donald S. Wilhoyte, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.A., St. Andrews University
M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Jonathan R. Willis, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.A., M.S.T., University of Wyoming

School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts

Eric W. Cummings, Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts, and 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

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)

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

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
A.A., Hiwassee College
A.A.S., Nashville State Community College
B.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
M.F.A., Lesley University (Art Institute of Boston)
M.A., Cumberland University

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

Stuart E. Harris, 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, Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

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

Tara Mitchell Mielnik, Visiting Assistant Professor of History
B.A., The University of the South
M.A., Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

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

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

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

A. Wayne Ray, Instructor of Music and Athletic Band Director
B.A., Cumberland University
M.M.E.,Old Dominion 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

George L. Walker, Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletic Coaching
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

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

George M. Ackerman, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Florida Atlantic University
M.S., Lynn University
M.S., M.B.A., J.D., Nova Southeastern University
Ph.D., Capella University

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

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

Maria E. Benham, Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
B.A., University of Chile, Santiago

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

Rachel M. Brooks, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Roy L. Burkhead, Adjunct Instructor of English
A.A., B.A., Western Kentucky University
M.F.A., Spalding University

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

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

W. Russell Cheatham, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.S., University of North Alabama
B.S., Auburn University
M.C.J., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., 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

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

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

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

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

Brian P. Harbaugh, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.A., M.A., Trevecca Nazarene 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

Lisa K. Harris-Overstreet, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.S., M.A., Middle 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

Joyce K. Hendrixson, Adjunct Instructor of Sociology
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., Indiana University

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

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

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

Brooke M. Lamb, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.A., M.M.F.T., Lipscomb University

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

Colleen T. McClintock, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., University of Vermont
M.A., Belmont 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

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

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

Cheri K. Montgomery, Adjunct Instructor of Music
B.M., M.M., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Kristie K. Moody, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., Cleveland State University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Ed.S., Liberty University
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

Brian C. Morris, Adjunct Instructor of Public Administration
B.A., The Citadel
M.S., University of Maryland
M.S.P., Cumberland University

Andrew R. Najarian, Adjunct Instructor of Art
B.F.A., Southern Illinois University
M.F.A., Ball State University

R. Michael Potts, Adjunct Instructor of Speech
B.A., Cumberland University
M.Div., Vanderbilt University
D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary

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

Kristy L. Shockley, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
Ed.D., Tennessee State University

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

Mary F. Somerville, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.F.A., Vanderbilt University

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

Michael N. Tune, Adjunct Instructor of Speech
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., Lipscomb University
M.Phil., Ph.D., Catholic University of America

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

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

M. Scott Walters, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.S., Harding University
M.A., South Arkansas University
Ph.D., University of the Cumberlands

Chandra L. West-Fort, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.S., Auburn University
MEd., University of West Georgia
Ph.D., Auburn University

Julia C. Wilburn, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Lambuth University
M.A., Belmont University

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

Jessica R. Bilbrey Worthington, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.A. Cleveland State University
M.C.J., Tiffin University
Ph.D., Capella 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

Joy D. Kimbrell, Interim Dean, Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions and Associate Professor of Nursing
A.D.N., B.S.N., East Tennessee State University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University
D.N.P., Union University

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
D.H.Ed., Still 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
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

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

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

Andrew J. Donadio, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of South Alabama
M.S.N., Tennessee Technological University
D.N.P., Union University

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

Jason S. Grindstaff, Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.A., Dakota Wesleyan University
M.S., M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A., Cumberland University
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

James E. Holbrook, Associate Professor of Sport Management
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
D.N.P., Union University

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

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

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

Therese A. McLean, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.S.N., B.S.N., Aquinas College
M.S.N., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Katrina D. Miller, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Brian S. Paramore, Instructor 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

Tina M. Rosetti, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Austin Peay State University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Melissa F. Somerville, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Indiana Wesleyan University
M.S.N., University of Phoenix
Ph.D., Capella University

Richard M. Storie II, Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.E., University of Toledo
M.S., Adelphi University
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene 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

Rebecca E. Chatham, Instructor of Nursing (Part-Time)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Ryan R. Cotton, Adjunct Instructor of Strength & Conditioning
B.S., University of Buffalo
M.S.S.E.P., Cumberland University

Claudia D. Davis, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

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

Osman F. Gabure, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Tennessee State University
D.N.P., University of Alabama, Huntsville

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 Physical Education
B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Tennessee State University

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

Justina N. Heimdal, Adjunct Instructor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S., M.S., University of New Orleans

DeAnna M. Henderson, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

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

Kimberly D. Keller, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

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

Kathryn A. McDearman, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Mario G. Novo, Adjunct Instructor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S., D.P.T., Florida International University

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

Michael L. Self, Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science
B.S., Cumberland University
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

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

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

Barbara R. Tincher, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.P.N., Ohio State University
B.S.N., University of Kentucky
M.S.N., Wright State University

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

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

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

Diane L. Businda, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S.N., Tennessee State University
B.S.N., Belmont University
M.S.N., Walden University

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

Roseann T. Fisher, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Bill D. Floyd, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University

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

Lydia Grubb, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Tennessee Medical Center
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

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

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

Karissa Jargo, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Millikin University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Kimberly D. Keller, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Lauren E. Kimbrell, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
M.S.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham

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

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

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

Karen C. Norrod, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S., B.S.N., Bellevue University

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

Chevon N. Pegues, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

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

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

Rain T. Sanchez, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University

David B. Smallwood, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S., Volunteer State Community College
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

Marlese E. Stevens, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Vanderbilt University
M.S.N., Aquinas College

Victica I. Tuggle, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Memphis
M.S.N., Meharry Medical College

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

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

Walter N. Burn, Assistant Coach, Men's Track and Field

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

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. Davies, Head 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, Men's Soccer
B.S., Martin Methodist College
M.S.S.E.P., Cumberland University

Chelsey C. Hall, Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball
B.S., Cumberland University

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

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

Michael M. Hudson, Head Coach, Archery

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

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

Frederick L. Marshall, Jr., Assistant Coach, Football
B.A. Presbyterian College
M.A.E., Cumberland University

Karen N. Martinez, Head Coach, Tennis
B.S., University of South Carolina
M.B.A., Emporia State 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

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

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

Christopher W. Schrock, Assistant Coach, Baseball
B.A., 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

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.

Officers
Winstead P. Bone, III*, Chairman
J. Randall Clemmons*, Vice Chairman
Robert N. Vero, Secretary
Robert L. McDonald, Immediate Past Chairman
W. Larry Cash, Member
Andre L. Churchwell, Member
William C. Koch, Jr., Member
Lewis Rankin*, Member
Michael J. Spalding, Member
Wayne Starks*, Member

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

Greg Dugdale
Lebanon, TN
Chief Executive Officer, Greg Dugdale Properties

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

Robert L. McDonald
Old Hickory, 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
Founding Partner, DVL Seigenthaler Public Relations & Advertising

Class of 2018
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

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

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

Class of 2019
W. Larry Cash
Franklin, TN
President, Financial Services and
Chief Financial Officer, Community Health Systems

J. Randall Clemons*
Lebanon, TN
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Wilson Bank and Trust

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

William C. Koch, Jr.
Nashville, TN
Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court (Retired)
President and Dean, Nashville School of Law

Lewis Rankin*
Chief Executive Officer (retired
Crain Construction
Brentwood, TN

Robert N. Vero
Gallatin, TN
Chief Executive Officer, Centerstone, Tennessee

J. Roy Wauford
Lebanon, TN
Chief Executive Officer, JR Wauford & Co.

Class of 2020
J. Roderick Heller, III
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Carnton Capital Associates
Franklin, TN

Bill Vallett
Chief Executive Officer
Lochinvar
Old Hickory, TN

Life Trustees
Robert C. Bone
Lebanon, TN
Physician

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

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

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

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

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