2021-2022 Catalog

Administration, Faculty, and Staff - Fall 2021 Semester

Office of the President

Paul C. Stumb IV, 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 Director, Office of the President
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.P., Cumberland University

Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost and Vice President for 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
A.A., Cumberland University

Eric W. Cummings, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, 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 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 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

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

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

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., M.B.A., Cumberland University

Donna S. Hilderbrand, Associate Registrar
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Lauren E. Pedigo, Associate Registrar for Dual Enrollment
A.S., Volunteer State Community College
B.A., Cumberland University

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

Office of Student Success

N. LeAnn Blevins, Director of Career Services and Instructor
A.S., Volunteer State Community College
B.S., M.P.S., Western Kentucky University

Ethan G. Lannom, Director of Student Success and Instructor
B.A., M.A.T., Middle Tennessee State University

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

Doris & Harry Vise University Library

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

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

Stephen P. Spann, Librarian and Instructor
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S.I.S., J.D., 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

Max C. Matherne, Assistant Editor of the Martin Van Buren Papers and Assistant Professor
B.A., Grove City College
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Andrew W. Wiley, Associate Editor of the Martin Van Buren Papers and Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., Indiana State University
Ph.D., University of Calgary, Canada

Office of Institutional Research

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

P. Ross Haines, Assistant Director of Institutional Research
B.S., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Office of the Dean of Students

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

Ashley Bateman, Virtual External Counselor
B.A., B.S., Covenant College
M.S.W., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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

Andrea D. Davis, Coordinator of Student Disability Services
B.A., M.S.P., Cumberland University

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

Campus and Financial Services

Ronald D. Ford, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer and Professor
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University


Office of Information Technology

Jerry L. England III, Director of Information Technology

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

Scott A. Clancy, Desktop Administrator

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

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

Nicholas J. Reynolds, IT Support Specialist
B.S., Cumberland University

Adam B. Stout, Help Desk Technician

Enrollment Services

Reggie R. Blair, Vice President for Enrollment Services
B.S., M.S., Lipscomb University

Office of Admissions

James D. Vick, Director of Enrollment Services
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A., Cumberland University

Caroline G. Clements, Assistant Director of Enrollment Services
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

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

Shyan M. Fuller, Enrollment Specialist
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Andrea S. Garrels, Enrollment Specialist for International Students
B.A., University of San Diego

Nova D. Lawrence, Admissions Data Analyst I

Hannah L. Riddle, Enrollment Specialist, Graduate Admissions
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Annah E. Smith, Enrollment Specialist
B.A., Freed-Hardeman University

Jodi M. Sydenstricker, University Concierge
B.S., Cumberland University

Brandon R. Taylor, Enrollment Specialist
B.S., Cumberland University

Hannah E. Webb, Enrollment Specialist
A.S., Northeast State Community College
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Office of Financial Aid

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

Secret R. Abernathy, Senior Financial Aid Advisor

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

Susan K. Marshall, Financial Aid Advisor

Jana L. Neffendorf, Financial Aid Coordinator
B.S., M.J.S., Campbellsville University

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

Michael S. Rogers, Financial Aid Advisor
B.S., M.S., Cumberland University

Office of Student Retention and Tennessee Promise

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

Tessa B. Barto, Administrative and Outreach Coordinator
B.S., M.S.E.S., Cumberland University

Office of Human Resources

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

Alana J. Barnett, Human Resources Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

Fiscal Affairs

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

Janette E. Beasley, Staff Accountant I and Veterans Liaison

Cindy L. Hearn, Accounts Payable Associate

Tanya D. Lawson, Senior Accountant
B.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Brittany E. McWilliams, Postmaster
B.A., San Diego State University

Christina M. Olin, Accounts Receivable Associate
B.S., Tennessee Technological University

Janet A. Pedigo, Accounts Receivable Associate

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

Office of Advancement

Courtney K. Wheeler, Vice President for Advancement
B.A., Texas State University, San Marcus
J.D., Texas Tech University

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

Dannielle I. Scott, Advancement Coordinator

Emily C. Shires, Business Analyst
B.S., Cumberland University

Courtney L. Vick, Senior Director, Annual Giving and Alumni
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A., Cumberland University

Office of Communications and Marketing

Caitlin P. Vaughn, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
B.B.A., University of Mississippi
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Megan L. Climer, Communications Coordinator

Danielle E. McGahan, Digital Communications Coordinator
A.A., Cumberland University
B.S., Belmont University

Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business

S. Christopher Fuller, Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business, and 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
A.A.B., Cumberland University

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

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

Zachary L. Brown, Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., B.S., M.S., Tennessee Technological University

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, 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

Ronald D. Ford, Professor of Business
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

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

Christi D. Griffin, Associate 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.S., University of Mississippi

Roger S. Jackson, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Calvin College
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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 and Faculty Athletic Representative
B.A., M.A., University of Alabama
D.M., University of Phoenix

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

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

Paul M. Percy, Professor of Business
B.S., Houghton College
M.B.A., State University of New York, Buffalo
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

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

Sarah S. Pierce, Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
M.A.E., Cumberland University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt 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., Associate Professor of Business
B.A., University of Virginia
M.B.A., Old Dominion University
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Karah S. Sprouse, Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.B.A., University of Mississippi
D.B.A., Liberty University

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

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

Rena L. Waller, Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., Arkansas State University
M.S.E., University of Texas, Austin

Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business Adjunct Faculty

James Bakuli, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.A., University of Ghana (Republic of Ghana)
M.A., Central Michigan University
M.A., Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

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

Dywuan E. Brown, Adjunct Instructor of Marketing
B.B.A., Tennessee State University
M.B.A., University of Phoenix

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

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

Gary C. Heartfield, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.A., University of South Florida
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology

Frances A. Hohimer, Adjunct Instructor of Computer Information Systems
A.A., Volunteer State Community College
B.S., Union University
M.A., University of Alabama

Jacqueline O. Isaacs, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.S., Oral Roberts University
M.B.A., Johns Hopkins University

Jay A. Kill, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.S., Ohio State University
M.S., Argosy University

Kathleen Mandato, Adjunct Instructor of Health Care Administration
B.A., University of the South, Sewanee
M.B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
Ph.D., Capella University

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

P. Henry Meadows, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.S., M.S., Western Kentucky University

Trichi L. Murphy, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Ed.S., William Carey University

Protik Nandy, Adjunct Instructor of Economics
B.S., University of Calcutta (Republic of India)
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Janet M. Percy, Adjunct Instructor of Accounting
B.S., Houghton College
M.Acc., East Tennessee State 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

Russell R. Skoglund, Adjunct Instructor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Tennessee Technological University

Anthony L. Smith, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.A., Jackson College of Ministries
M.A., Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

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

Noa D. Stroop, Adjunct Instructor of Business
B.A., M.B.A., Tennessee Technological University

Kenneth L. Thomas, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
A.A., Freed Hardeman University
B.S., Tennessee Tech University
M.A.R., Lipscomb University

Cammy R. Tidwell, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Mississippi
M.C.S., Mississippi College

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

Stephanie N. Welch, Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics
B.S., M.Ed., Vanderbilt University

School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts

Eric W. Cummings, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, 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

Jenny L. Mason, Assistant Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts and Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., Auburn University
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

M. Anna Forsee, Administrative Assistant to the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts

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

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

Joseph W. Bates, Assistant Professor of Art and Design
B.F.A., Cumberland University
M.F.A., Arizona State 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
M.T.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

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

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.A., Cumberland University
M.F.A., Lesley University (Art Institute of Boston)
Ph.D., Heritage International Bible College and Seminary

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

Kent J. Hallman, Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.Div., M.A., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Oslo University (Kingdom of Norway)

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
Guy Thackston Professor of Liberal Arts

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

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

Suzann B. Lafferty, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Southern California
M.F.S., National University
M.A., University of Memphis
Tommy P. Thompson Professor of Criminal Justice

Max C. Matherne, Assistant Professor of History and Assistant Editor of the Martin Van Buren Papers
B.A., Grove City College
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Whitney M. Matthews, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Western Kentucky University
M.A.T., Belmont University
Ed.S., Austin Peay State University

Sean P. McDaniel, Assistant Professor of History
B.A. University of Michigan
M.A., Wayne State University
Ph.D., Michigan State University

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., Lipscomb University
M.A., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., University of Denver

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

Kerry A. Moore, Assistant Professor 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

J. Michael Pigg, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Lipscomb University
M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., Carson-Newman University
Ed.D., Lipscomb University

A. Wayne Ray III, 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., Lipscomb University
M.A.E., Edinboro State University
M.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Daniel T. Rousseau, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Central Florida
M.A.E., Central Michigan University
D.C.J., California University of Pennsylvania

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

Cyndy Stone 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

Summer B. Vertrees, Assistant Professor 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, Assistant Professor of History
B.A., M.A., Indiana State University
Ph.D., University of Calgary (Canada)

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

School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts Adjunct Faculty

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

Elizabeth L. Anderson, Adjunct Instructor of English
A.A., Nashville State Community College
B.S., B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A.Ed., Austin Peay State University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

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

Sydne A. Anderson, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.A., Fisk University
M.S., Lipscomb 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.T., Middle Tennessee State University
Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Gregory W. Bronson, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

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

Gabrielle L. Chapman, Adjunct Instructor of Sociology
B.A., M.S., Clemson University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Thomas W. (Toby) Compton, Adjunct Instructor of Public Service Management
B.A., Lipscomb University
M.S.P., Cumberland University

Korey E. Cooper, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
A.S., Kaplan College for Professional Studies
B.S., M.S., Southwest University
M.S., Tennessee State University

John R. Cox, Adjunct Instructor of Education
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University

Robert C. Cox, Adjunct Instructor of Public Service Management
B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.S.P., Cumberland University
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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

Karli Brito Cunha, Adjunct Instructor of Art
B.F.A., M.B.A., Cumberland University

Timothy C. Davis, Adjunct Instructor of English
M.F.A., Queens University of Charlotte

Susan A. DeMay, Adjunct Instructor of Art
B.A., Eckerd College
M.S., Vanderbilt University (Peabody College)
M.A., Tennessee Technological University

Eli A. Dickinson, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.S., University of North Alabama
M.S., Western Kentucky University

Sandra L. Elliott, Adjunct Instructor of Music and Director of Choirs
A.A., Cumberland University
B.A., Samford University
M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A.E., Cumberland University

Stephen B. Finch, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education
B.S.F.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

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

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

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

Tawnee R. Hegree, Adjunct Instructor of Physical Education and Athletic Coaching
A.A., Antelope Valley College
B.S., M.Ed., Cumberland University

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

Jennifer L. Hixon, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.S., Northwestern State University
M.A., Psy.D., Alliant International 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
M.A., Austin Peay State University

Nathan R. James, Adjunct Instructor of Political Science
B.S., Lambuth University
B.S., Westminster College Oxford University
M.P.A., Tennessee State University

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

Taylor B. Johnson, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Cumberland University
M.A., University of South Florida

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

Christopher T. Link, Adjunct Instructor of History
B.S., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., Lipscomb University

Cecilia J. Lockhart, Adjunct Instructor of Music
B.A., South Carolina State University
M.A., Tennessee State University

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

Thomas A. Maynard, Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Western Kentucky University
J.D., Nashville School of Law

Michael J. McDermott, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Lipscomb University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Joshua R. Mills, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., M.A., Tennessee Technological University

Karen L. Mills, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.F.A., Spaulding University

Julie W. O'Bryant, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Wright State University
M.S., Louisiana State University, Lafayette

Jessica L. Padgett, Adjunct Instructor of Physical Education
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.Ed., University of Washington
M.S.E.S., Cumberland University

Janet M. Parker, Adjunct 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

Joy S. Patton, Adjunct Instructor of Political Science
B.A., Centre College
M.S., Troy State University
Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi

W. Luke Patton, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Lyon College
M.A., University of Memphis
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

J. Michael Poindexter, Adjunct Instructor of Fine Arts
B.F.A., Memphis College of Art
M.F.A., Yale University School of Art

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

Jennifer E. Ruch, Adjunct Instructor of History
B.S., M.A., Texas State University

David P. Sartor, Adjunct Instructor of Music
B.Mus., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Mus., Middle Tennessee State University

Rory D. Sellgren, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.A., Alvernia College
M.A., Claremont School of Theology
M.A., Ph.D., University of Leeds (United Kingdom)

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

Shelby N. Shelton, Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Adjunct Instructor of Music
B.A., Lidenwood University
B.Ed., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Laura M. Short, Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Texas A & M University, College Station

Layla J. Smallwood, Adjunct Instructor of History
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
M.Ed., Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

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

Holly A. Staggs, Adjunct Instructor of English
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
M.A., Southern New Hampshire University

Matthew T. Swank, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.A., Ida College
M.S., Argosy University

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

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

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

Caitlyn D. Wollett, Adjunct Instructor of Music
B.M., Bethel University
M.M., Austin Peay State University

Kate E. Worley, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
M.T.S., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Trevecca Nazarene University

Eugenia R. (Jenny) Yelen, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.A., M.F.T., Trevecca Nazarene University

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

Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

 

Tessa B. Barto, Administrative and Outreach Coordinator and Instructor
B.S., M.S.E.S., Cumberland University

N. LeAnn Blevins, Director of Career Services and Instructor
A.S., Volunteer State Community College
B.S., M.P.S., Western Kentucky University

Stephanie P. Davis, Dean of Students and Instructor
B.B.A., M.S.P., Cumberland 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.A. Cumberland University
M.F.A., Lesley University (Art Institute of Boston)
Ph.D., Heritage International Bible College and Seminary

P. Ross Haines, Assistant Director of Institutional Research
B.S., M.A., Middle Tennessee State 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

Roger B. Jackson, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Calvin College
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

Ethan G. Lannom, Director of Student Success, and Instructor
B.A., M.A.T., Middle Tennessee State University

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

William R. Richardson, Executive Director of Community Relations and External Affairs, and Instructor
B.S., University of Tampa
M.S.P., M.B.A., 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

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

Cyndy Stone 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

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 of 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
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Ashley S. Corn, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., D.N.P., University of Cincinnati

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

Kelcey N. Flagg, Instructor of Nursing and Laboratory Coordinator
B.S.N., Austin Peay State University
M.S.N., Union University

Jayne Forest, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Phoenix
M.S.N., University of New Mexico

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, 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

Kathryn W. Hockaday, Instructor of Nursing
A.D.N., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
B.S.N., Aquinas College
M.S.N., Loyola University, New Orleans

James E. Holbrook, Associate Professor of Sport Management
B.A., Morehead State University
M.S., Eastern Kentucky University
D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

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

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

Amy K. Robertson, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Belmont 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

Jennifer L. Spires, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Tennessee Technological University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University
D.N.P., University of Alabama, Huntsville

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

J. Michelle Zuercher, Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
B.S.N., M.S.N., Cumberland University

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

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

J. Bradley Jordan, Adjunct Instructor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S., Cumberland University
M.S., Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

Morgan P. Kendrick, Adjunct Instructor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
D.P.T., Tennessee State 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

Kristina M. Medinger, Adjunct Instructor of Athletic Training
B.S., Methodist University
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania
D.A.T., Temple University

Jason B. Smith, Adjunct Instructor of Physical Education and Athletic Coaching and Exercise and Sport Science
B.S., M.A., Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Daniel R. Walen, Adjunct Instructor of Athletic Training
B.S., University of Michigan
M.S., Northwestern State University
D.A.T., Indiana State University

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

Redor N. Abdullah, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Tennessee State University

Lauren J. Boston, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Joseph W. Callis, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University

Erin E. Colson, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Tennessee, Martin

Tiffany L. Edmondson, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Northern Kentucky University

Ashley E. Erickson, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S., B.S.N., Southern Adventist University

Stacey A. Fuhrmann, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Chamberlain College of Nursing
M.S.N., Western Governors University

Crystal C. Hawkins, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

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

Brittany N. Hilson, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
B.S.N., Cumberland University
M.S.N., Western Governors University

Trisha L. Holman, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S., University of Memphis
B.S.N., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.N., Western Governors University

Michelle L. Holtgraewe, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., D.N.P., Tennessee Technological University

Kaylen L. Jones, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University

Tanya D. Kelley, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S.N., Excelsior College
B.S.N., M.S.N, Western Governors University

Tifany L. Makuch, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S., B.S.N., Adventist University of Health Sciences 

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

Christy D. O'Connell, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Cumberland University

Eyitemi K. Owens, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S., B.S.N., M.S.N., Tennessee State University

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

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

Deana M. Schoelzel, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University

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

Laurel B. Stevens, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.P.A., B.B.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage

Lorie M. Valentin, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Texas
M.S.N., Walden University

Katelyn R. Vaughan, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Cumberland University
B.A., B.A., Converse College

Suzanne Wetzel-Ray, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.S.N., Tennessee State University
B.S.N., M.B.A., M.S.N., Cumberland University

Teresa L. Wilson, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Western Governors University

Athletic Department

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

Shelia C. Crockett, Assistant Athletic Director
B.S., Cumberland University
M.B.A., King University

Ronald G. Hunt, Assistant Athletic Director, Fundraising
B.S., Belmont University
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Eric A. Landis, Associate Professor of Management and Faculty Athletic Representative
B.A., M.A., University of Alabama
D.M., University of Phoenix

Kyle B. Allen, Sports Information Director
B.S., M.A., Cumberland 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

Kalea Y. Barnett, Assistant Coach, Cheerleading and Dance
B.B.A., Cumberland University

Christopher L. Barton, Assistant Coach, Football
B.A., Georgia Southern University

Shelby N. Beam, Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball
B.A., Georgetown College

Tyler K. Bennett, 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

Spencer R. Claypool, Head Coach, E-Sports
B.S., Kentucky Wesleyan University
M.S.E.S., Cumberland University

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

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

Thomas J. Denney, Associate Broadcasting Director

C. Austin Dillard, Head Coach, Strength & Conditioning
B.S., Georgia Southern University
M.Ed., University of Akron

Eric D. Evans, Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball

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

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

Christina M. Hollis, Head Coach, Bowling
B.A., M.B.A., University of Pikeville

Tyler P. Hott, Athletic Trainer
B.S., M.S., Shenandoah University

Ryan L. Hunt, Head Coach, Baseball
B.S., M.A.E., Cumberland University

Bentley R. Jones, Assistant Coach, Baseball
A.S., Dyersburg State Community College
B.S., Cumberland University

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

Christian M. Kiesel, Athletic Trainer
B.S., Heidelberg University
M.S., State University of New York College, Cortland

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

Thiago De Lins Oliveira, Head Coach, Men's Tennis
B.S., Bethel College
M.A., Cumberland University

Broc A. Loveless, Assistant Coach, Football
B.S., Cumberland University

Karen N. Martinez Bernal, Head Coach, Women's 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

Brett J. Neffendorf, Assistant Coach, Baseball
B.S., Oregon State University
M.S., Campbellsville University

Atsu Nyamadi, Assistant Coach, Track and Field
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Macie D. Pringle, Assistant Coach, Women's Volleyball
B.S., University of Alabama

Kalyn M. Pruett, Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer
B.S., Tennessee Technological University

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

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

Taurean C. Smith, Assistant Coach, Football
B.S., Western Kentucky University

Tyler S. Smith, Assistant Coach, Wrestling
B.S., Cumberland University
M.A., Southeastern University 

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

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

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

Taylor R. Woodring, Assistant Coach, Softball
B.A., M.B.A., Cumberland University

Athletic Training Preceptors

Tyler K. Bennett, Athletic Trainer
B.S., Kent State University
M.S., Tennessee State University  

Marissa Cantrell, Athletic Trainer
B.A., Mount Marty University
M.S., Augustana University

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

Tyler Hott, Athletic Trainer
B.S., M.S., Shenandoah University

Christian Kiesel, Athletic Trainer
B.S., Heidelberg University
M.S., State University of New York College, Cortland

B. Alex Page, Athletic Trainer
B.S., University of Alabama
M.S., Eastern Michigan University

James Wilson, Athletic Trainer
B.S., University of South Carolina
M.S., East Stroudsburg University

Emeriti Faculty

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

W. Russell Cheatham, Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice and Public Administration
B.S., University of North Alabama
B.S., Auburn University
M.C.J., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Mississippi State University

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

Kim Y. Finch, Emerita 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 (Peaybody College)

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

Dorothy D. Jenkins, Emerita Professor of Developmental Studies and Special Education
B.A., Samford University
M.A., Vanderbilt University (Peabody College)
Ed.S., Appalachian State University

Fay G. McRady, Emerita Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Vanderbilt University
M.S.N., Texas Women's University

Wilbur L. (Pete) Peterson, Emeritus Professor of Biology and Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., California State University, Humbolt
Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada)

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, emeritus members and a life trustee.

*Alumni of Cumberland University

Officers

Winstead P. Bone, III *, Chairman

William L. Vallett, Jr., Vice Chairman
Cathy F. Gracey *, Secretary
J. Samuel Hatcher *, Member
J. Roderick Heller, III, Member
William C. Koch, Jr., Member
Robert L. McDonald, Member
Lewis N. Rankin*, Member
Michael J. Spalding, Member

Class of 2021

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

André L. Churchwell
Brentwood, TN
Physician
Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer, Vanderbilt University

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

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

Damon H. Petty
Physician
Nashville, TN

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

Class of 2022

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

Laura A. Daily
Lebanon, TN
Senior Vice President of Retail, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

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

Michael A. Moscardelli
Lebanon, TN
Co-Owner, Real Property, LP

C. Wright Pinson
Nashville, TN
Deputy CEO and Chief Health Systems Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Rob E. Porter
Lebanon, TN
President and CEO, Civil Site Design Group, PLLC

G. Edward Powell
Nashville, TN
CEO,Intellectual Property Management

Lewis W. Rankin*
Brentwood, TN
Chief Executive Officer (retired)
Crain Construction Incorporated

Frank I. Rudy
Nashville, TN
Attorney and Partner, Rudy Winstead Turner, PLLC

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

Class of 2023

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

Harold G. Bone, Jr.*
Lebanon, TN
President, Bone & Associates

Jessica P. Fain*
Lebanon, TN
Chief Strategy Officer, YMCA of Middle Tennessee

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

Jack D. Lowery
Lebanon, TN
CEO, LoJac Companies, LLC
Senior Partner, Lowery, Lowery & Cherry

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

William L. Vallett, Jr.
Old Hickory, TN
Chief Executive Officer
Lochinvar, LLC


Life Trustee

Robert C. Bone Lebanon, TN
Physician (Retired)

Trustee Emeritus

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

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

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

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)

A C Wharton, Jr.
Memphis, TN
Attorney, The A C Wharton Group
Former Mayor, City of Memphis, Tennessee
Former Mayor, Shelby County, Tennessee