2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts

Full Time Faculty

 Eric Cummings, Ph.D., Dean
Marjorie S. Anderson, Ph.D.     
Lee D. Austin, M.A.   
C. Rick Bell, M.A.E.   
Christopher S. Byrd, M.A. Mark R. Cheathem, Ph.D.     K. Charles Collier, Ed.D.  
Anna M. Davis, M.A.
Kim Y. Finch, Ed.D. Stephen B. Finch, Ed.D.
Peg R. Fredi, M.F.A. Sandee Gertz, M.F.A. Stuart E. Harris, D.A.
Fred E. Heifner, Th.D. Sheridan W.S. Henson, Ed.D. Natalie R. Inman, Ph.D.
Jaclyn K. Jennings, M.A. Brian Q. Kilian, D.M.A. John P. Markert, Ph.D.
Jenny L. Mason, Ph.D. Michael E. McDonald, J.D. C. William McKee, Ed.D.
Larry T. Menefee, Ph.D. Tara M. Mielnik, Ph.D. Joseph P. Minor, M.S.
Kerry Ann Moore, M.F.A. Jennifer Novo, M.S. Marjorie J. Quin, M.S.P.
A. Wayne Ray, M.M.E. Stephen P. Register, M.S. Michael C. Rex, Ph.D.
J. Michael Ripski, D.Min. Ted C. Rose, M.F.A. Sandra H. Smith, Ed.D.
Summer Vertrees, M.A. George L. Walker, D.A. Andrew W. Wiley, M.A.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts is to support and develop the overall mission of the university; specifically to encourage artistic expression, understanding of the human experience throughout history, and development of practical and philosophical talents for personal, professional, and educational growth over an entire lifetime. (Revised 2/20/2015)


Art & Design (BFA)
     Digital Photography
     Entertainment Design
     Studio Art
     Studio Art with Art Education Teacher Licensure (K-12)
Associate of Arts (AA)
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice (AA in CJ)
Associate of Arts in Education (AA in Ed)
Associate of Arts in English (AA in Eng.)
Associate of Arts in History (AA in His.)
Associate of Arts in Music (AA in Mus.)
Child Growth & Learning (BS)
Criminal Justice & Public Administration (BA)
English (BA)
History (BA)
     General History
     Public History
     Legal Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)
     American Studies
     Education & Human Development
     Humanities & Social Sciences
     Individualized Major
     Liberal Arts
Music (B.Mus.)
     General Music
     Music Education - Instrumental
     Music Education - Vocal
     Music Performance - Instrumental
     Music Performance - Vocal
Music Theatre (BA)
Physical Education and Athletic Coaching (BS)
Psychology (BS)
Secondary Education (BS)
Special Education (BS)
     Comprehensive K-12
     Early Childhood PreK-3
     Interventionist K-8
     Interventionist 6-12
Theatre (BA)


Athletic Coaching
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Digital Photography
Film Studies
Graphic Design
Humanities & Social Sciences
Philosophy and Religion
Physical Education
Public Administration