2020-2021 Catalog

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
M.B.A., Cumberland University

Ray Lynn Crutcher, Director of Operations

Katie L. Arnold, Assistant Professor 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

Elizabeth A. Cooper, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Dallas Community College
B.S.N., Texas Woman's University
M.S.N., D.N.P., Vanderbilt University

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

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

Whitney M. Graves, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
B.S., Valdosta State University
M.S., Troy University
D.A.T., Indiana State 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.S.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

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

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

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

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