2018-2019 Catalog

Administration, Faculty, and Staff - Fall 2018 Semester

Office of the President

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

Leslie L. Steele, Executive Coordinator to the President and Instructor
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.P., Cumberland University

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

Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

C. William McKee, Provost, 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
A.A., Cumberland 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

Laurie P. Dishman, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Associate Professor
B.S., Carson-Newman College
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt 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

Mary Bess Griffith, Dean of the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, and Associate Professor
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Tennessee, Memphis
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Office of the Registrar

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

Office of Student Success

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

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

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

Abby H. Pitts, Director of Retention and TN Promise Services, and Instructor
B.S., Berry College
M.A., Shorter University

J. Michael Ripski, University Chaplain and Assistant Professor
B.A., Rhodes College
M.Div., D.Min. Emory University

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

Doris & Harry Vise University Library

Joshua S. Baxter, Part-Time Archives Assistant
B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University

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

Emily L. Lewis, Part-Time Library Staff

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

Mark F. Sandoval, Librarian and Instructor
B.A., Centre College
M.L.I.S., University of Arizona

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

Presidential Papers Project

Mark R. Cheathem, Editor of the Martin Van Buren Papers and Professor
B.A., Cumberland University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Mississippi State University

James Bradley, Co-Editor of the Martin Van Buren Papers
B.A., Marist College
M.A., New York University

Andrew W. Wiley, Associate Editor of the Martin Van Buren Papers and Instructor
B.A., Dartmouth College
M.A., Indiana State University

David C. Gregory, Assistant Editor of the Martin Van Buren Papers
B.A., M.B.A., Cumberland University

Office of Institutional Research

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

Office of Communications and Marketing

Megan L. Climer, Communications Coordinator

Sammantha M. Dellaria, Communications Coordinator
B.A., Bradley University

William R. Richardson, Executive Director of Public Relations and External Affairs
B.S., University of Tampa
M.S.P., Cumberland University

Caitlin P. Vaughn, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
B.B.A., University of Mississippi

Blake D. Winfree, Website Assistant
B.B.A., Cumberland University

Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

Cyndy S. Allen, Assistant Professor of Education
A.S., Motlow State Community College
B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Rachael C. Bible, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D., Texas A & M University, College Station

Dywuan E. Brown, Adjunct Instructor of Foundations of Scholarship and Learning
B.B.A., Tennessee State University
M.B.A., University of Phoenix

Andrea D. Davis, Enrollment Specialist and Instructor
B.A., M.S.P., Cumberland University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abby H. Pitts, Director of Retention and TN Promise Services and Instructor
B.S, Berry College
M.A., Shorter University

Marjorie J. Quin, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.S., Auburn University
M.S.P., Cumberland 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

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

Leslie L. Steele, Executive Coordinator to the President, and Instructor
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.P., Cumberland University

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

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

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

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

Campus Services

Joseph L. Gray, Vice President for Facilities and Infrastructure
B.A., Salisbury State University
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Office of the Dean of Students

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

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

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

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

Office of Information Technology

Peter A. Anderson, Help Desk Technician
B.S., University of Louisiana

Jerry L. England III, Director of Information Technology

Scott A. Clancy, Desktop Administrator

Andrew M. DeFilippo, Junior Software Developer

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

Mario Rancier, Network and Systems Support Specialist
A.S., Salesian Technical Institute

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

Office of Admissions

Chelsea D. Able, Enrollment Specialist
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Andrea D. Davis, Enrollment Specialist and Instructor
B.A., M.S.P., Cumberland University

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

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

Alexis R. Laucirica, Enrollment Specialist
B.S., Southeastern University

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

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

Micah Spiers, Enrollment Specialist
B.A., Southeastern University

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

Office of Financial Aid

Secret R. Abernathy, Financial Aid Advisor

Stacy L. Kelly, Associate Director of Financial Aid
B.A., Missouri Western State University
M.A.E., Cumberland University

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

Susan K. Marshall, Financial Aid Advisor

Dakota J. Netherton, Financial Aid Advisor
B.S., Cumberland University

James D. Vick, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
B.A., University of Tennessee
M.B.A., Cumberland University

Fiscal Affairs

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

Janette E. Beasley, Staff Accountant I and Veterans Liaison

Cassandra L. Brown, Director of Accounting and Payroll
B.S., M.B.A., Tennessee Technological University

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

Kelley L. Ferrell, Pride Shop Manager and Textbook Liaison
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Cindy L. Hearn, Accounts Payable Associate

Tammy B. Marshall, Human Resources Generalist
B.A., Flagler College
M.S., Troy University

Jessica C. Peach, Accounts Receivable Associate

Janet A. Pedigo, Accounts Receivable Associate

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

Advancement

S. Scott Lawrence, Vice President for Advancement
B.A., M.B.A., Cumberland University

Virginia H. Bennett, Development Officer
B.A., B.B.A., M.B.A., Cumberland University

Cheryl L. Bockstruck, Senior Development Officer
B.S., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Julie Crocco, Advancement Coordinator

Staci S. Galentine, Development Officer
A.A., Bellevue College
B.S., Belmont University

Nova D. Lawrence, Advancement Coordinator

Labry School of Science, Technology, and 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, 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. Alison 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

Richard J. Grant, Professor of Finance and Economics
B.A., McMaster University
Ph.D., George Mason University

Christi D. Griffin, Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration
B.S.B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville
M.H.S.A., George Washington University
J.D., Creighton University

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

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

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

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

Maxim 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 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
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., Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., University of Virginia
M.B.A., Old Dominion University
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

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

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

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

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

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

Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business Adjunct Faculty

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

Drew M. Bellows, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Lipscomb University
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Jacqueline W. Cowden, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.S., Cumberland University

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

Stacy S. Duncan, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Greensboro College
M.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Ph.D., Iowa State University

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

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

Andrew B. Hendrickson, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.A., Western Kentucky University
M.B.A., Vanderbilt University

Aubree J. Hill, Adjunct Instructor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Tennessee Technological University

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

C. Paige Pointer, Adjunct Instructor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Tennessee Technological University

J. Daniel Privott, Adjunct Instructor of Accounting
B.S., Wake Forest University
M.B.A., Vanderbilt University

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

Chad S. Smith, Adjunct Instructor of Computer Information Systems
B.B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
M.B.A., Cumberland University

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

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

Matthew E. Wright, Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

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. Hong, Administrative Assistant to the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
A.A., Nossi College of Art
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Karen B. Hobson, Education Licensure Officer
B.B.A., M.A.E., Cumberland University

Cyndy S. Allen, Assistant Professor of Education
A.S., Motlow State Community College
B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Ed.D., Tennessee State 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
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

Rachael C. Bible, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D., Texas A & M University, College Station

Sean B. Bortz, Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Norwich University
M.S.Ed., University of Kentucky
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Christopher S. Byrd, Instructor of Theatre
B.A., M.A., Cumberland University

Pedro C. Chavez, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Arizona State University
M.A., University of Texas, Austin
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Mark R. Cheathem, Professor of History and Editor of the Martin Van Buren Papers
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

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

Sara E. Hays, Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Emmanuel College
M.A., Belmont University
Ph.D., 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, Associate 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, Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.A., Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

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

Roshanda S. Odom, Assistant Professor of Education
B.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A.E., Cumberland University
Ed.S., Ed.D., Union University

Barbara N. Parker, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Janet M. Parker, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Austin Peay State University
Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University
Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Marjorie J. Quin, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.S., Auburn University
M.S.P., Cumberland University

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

Sandra H. Smith, Associate 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

Andrew W. Wiley, Instructor of History and Assistant Editor of the Martin Van Buren Papers
B.A., Indiana University Pardue University, Indianapolis
M.A., Indiana 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

Joseph W. Bates, Adjunct Instructor of Art
B.F.A., Cumberland University
M.F.A., Arizona State University

Weslea C. 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

Lynn F. Cable, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.S., Salve Regina University
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William K. Head, Adjunct Instructor of Physical Education
B.S., Fisk University
M.A.Ed., Ed.D., Tennessee State 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

C. Alan Hutchison, Adjunct Instructor of Speech
B.A., M.A., Lipscomb University

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

David A. Johnson, Adjunct Instructor of Music
B.A., Middle Tennessee State 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

Wyatt V. Keener, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Union University
M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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

Majorie L. Lloyd, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

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

Nelson J. Maddaloni, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.F.A., The University of the South, Sewanee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew L. Spencer, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., University of Kentucky
M.A., Eastern Kentucky University

Christopher W. Tucker, Adjunct Instructor of History
B.A., Southern New Hampshire University
M.A., Dartmouth College
M.A., Clark University

Regina R. Wade, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
A.A.S, Cleveland State Community College
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
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

Laurene E. Weidner, Adjunct Instructor of Political Science
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fullerton

Matthew E. Wright, Adjunct Instructor of Physical Education
B.S., University of Memphis
M.Ed., Arkansas State University
M.S., Cumberland 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

Joseph A. Zajdel, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.A., Otterbein University
M.A.E., Ed.D., Tennessee State University

The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions

Mary Bess Griffith, Dean, Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions and Associate Professor
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Tennessee, Memphis
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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

Marcia E. Barnes, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Tennessee State University
M.S.N., D.N.P., Vanderbilt University

Jessica H. Barré, Instructor of Nursing
A.S., Northeast Alabama Community College
B.S.N., Auburn University
M.S.N., University of Alabama, Huntsville

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

Claudia D. Davis, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

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 and Assistant Athletic Trainer
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

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

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

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

Therese A. McLean, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.N., Tennessee State 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

Melissa F. Somerville, Instructor 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

John J. Whicker, Instructor of Nursing
A.S., Nashville State Technical Community College
B.S.N., M.S.N., Cumberland Unviersity

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

Tera B. Campbell, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Tennessee Technological University

Catherine A. Cantrell, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Tennessee Technological University

Kelly L. Davidson, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S.N., Volunteer State Community College
B.S.N., Cumberland University

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

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

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

Tessa N. Horst, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Goshen College
M.S.N., Drexel University

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

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

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

W. Cole Lasater, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University

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

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

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

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

Kristina 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

Megan E. Whitaker, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Tennessee State University

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

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

Kimberly K. Still Chunn, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
A.A.S., Columbia State Community College
B.S.N., M.S.N., Cumberland University

Sara J. Farris, Adjunct Instructor of Athletic Training
B.S., University of North Florida
M.S.E.S., Cumberland 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

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

Andrew D. Hinds, Adjunct Instructor of Athletic Training
B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Southeast Missouri State College

Samuel W. Jansen, Adjunct Instructor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S., University of Central Florida
M.S., Florida Atlantic University

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

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

B. David Smallwood, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
A.S., Volunteer State Community College
B.S.N., Cumberland University

Jason B. Smith, Adjunct Instructor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S., M.A., Ed.D., Tennessee State 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
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. (Jo Jo) Freeman, Sports Information Director
B.A., Mississippi State University

Katie L. Arnold, Instructor in Athletic Training and Director of Athletic Training
B.S., M.A.E., Cumberland University
D.H.Ed., Still University

Scott E. Barbe, Head Coach, Men's Volleyball
B.B.A., M.S.M., Walsh College

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

Scott A. Blum, Head Coach, Women's Basketball
B.A., Grace College
M.A., Ball State University

Mark A. Brown, Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball
B.S., Cumberland University

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

Davion T. Caston, Assistant Coach, Wrestling
B.S., Campbellsville University

Robert J. Clayton, Assistant Coach, Baseball
B.S., Cumberland University

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

Nathaniel J. Croley, Assistant Coach, Wrestling
B.S., Cumberland University

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

Scott J. Davidson, Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer
B.A., Bryan College
M.A.T., Trevecca Nazarene University

Brian A. Davies, Head Coach, Women's Soccer
B.A., Green Mountain College

Christopher D. Elliott, Assistant Coach, Football
B.S., Saint Francis University
M.A., Bethel University

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

Sara J. Farris, Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S., University of North Florida
M.S.E.S., 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

Andrew D. Hinds, Head Athletic Trainer
B.A., Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Southeast Missouri State 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

Shane J. Keely, Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer
D.P.S., University of Memphis
M.B.A., Christian Brothers University

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

Arnold B. Little, Jr., Assistant Coach, Football and Recruiting Coordinator
B.S., Missouri Valley College

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

Tim L. Mathis, Head Coach, Football
B.A., Georgia Southern University
M.A., Shorter University

Brady T. North, Assistant Coach, Baseball
A.A., Hillsborough Community College
B.A., M.S.E.S., Cumberland University

Paul T. Pitts, Assistant Coach, Football
B.S., M.A., Shorter University

Stephen P. Register, Assistant Coach, Men's and Women's Track and Field
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

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

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

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

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

Richard W. Williams, Head Coach, Golf and Games Operations Director
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Lindal E. Yarbrough, Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball
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.

*Alumni of Cumberland University

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 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 and 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, State of Tennessee

Class of 2019


W. Larry Cash Franklin, TN
President, Financial Services and
Chief Financial Officer Emeritus, 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 Incorporated (Retired)

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

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

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

Class of 2020

W. Joseph Adams
Lebanon, TN
Main Street Property Management, LLC

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

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

Robert L. McDonald
Old Hickory, TN
President, CedarStone Bank

Thomas P. Pate
Smyrna, TN
Vice President Operations Business Model and New Unit Openings
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Incorporated

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

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

Bill Vallett
Old Hickory, TN
Chief Executive Officer
Lochinvar

John Van Mol
Nashville, TN
Founding Partner, DVL Seigenthaler Public Relations & Advertising

Class of 2021

Charles V. Hagood
Goodlettesville, TN
Partner, Practice Leader
Press Ganey, Incorporated

Damon H. Petty
Physician
Nashville, TN

Life Trustees Robert C. Bone Lebanon, TN
Physician (Retired)

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

Trustee Emeritus

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

Martha M. Bradshaw
Nashville, 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 and United State Senator and Representative

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

Lynn H. Lester
Lebanon, TN
Businesswoman and Civic Leader

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