Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Lonnie Burnett
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History
Dr. Ted Mashburn
Professor of Humanities
Dr. Buddy Landry
Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Counseling
Dr. Cassidy J. Cooper
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Dr. Doug Mitchell
Professor of English
Dr. Gail Shelly
Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Gyromas W. Newman
Assistant Professor of Communication
Dr. Jamie O’Mally
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Jeremy Padgett
Assistant Professor of Communication
Dr. Joseph West
Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Julie Biskner
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Katherine Abernathy
Associate Professor of English
Dr. Lesley Baggett
Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr. Matthew L. Downs
Assistant Professor of History
Dr. Michael Robinson
Assistant Professor of History
Dr. Randy Craig
Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Stephen J. Schuler
Associate Professor of English
Dr. Tom Bevill
Professor of Marriage and Family Counseling and Christian Studies
Dr. Troy Henderson
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ms. Alison K. Henry
Instructor in Biology
Mrs. Barbara Brousseau
Assistant Professor of French
Mr. James Adams
Instructor in Mathematics
Mrs. Kim Fobes
Instructor in English
Ms. Megan Cary
Assistant Professor of Art
Mrs. Maria “Lourdes” Baumer
Instructor in Spanish
Mr. Phil Counselman
Associate Professor of Art
Mrs. Rachael Counselman
Instructor in English
Mrs. Rebekah Morrow
Assistant Professor of Biology
Mr. Steve Carey
Associate Professor of Biology
Mrs. Aimee Var
Assistant Professor of Psychology
School of Business
Dr. Jane Finley
Dean, School of Business; Associate Professor of Marketing/Finance
Mrs. Kathy Dunning
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Dr. Amy Taylor
Assistant Professor of Business
Dr. Jane Byrd
Professor of Management and Accounting
Dr. Nancy Gautier
Professor of Computer Information Systems and Mathematics
Dr. Randall DuPont
Associate Professor of Business
Dr. Sevints Nuriyeva
Assistant Professor of Global Business and Management
Dr. Anne Lowery
Professor of Economics
Mr. Michael Davis
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Mr. Nick Cillo
Assistant Professor
Mr. Rusty Roberts
Assistant Professor of Accounting
School of Christian Ministries
Dr. Joe Savage
Executive Dean, School of Christian Ministries; Director, Center for Leadership
Dr. Doug Wilson
Dean, School of Christian Ministries;
Dr. Jay Robertson
Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries
Dr. Robert Olsen
Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries
Dr. Miguel Echevarria
Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries
School of Education
Dr. Joyce Woodburn
Dean, School of Education and Associate Professor of Education
Dr. Sue Gober
Professor of Education
Dr. Nancy Huff
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Dr. Lori DeLong
Director of Athletic Training and Associate Professor of HPES
Dr. Carolyn D. Corliss
Associate Professor of Education and Certification Officer
Dr. Cynthia Erickson
Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Enrico Esposito
Associate Professor of HPES
Dr. Stephanie Hulon
Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Melissa Thomas
Assistant Professor of Education
Mrs. Brenda Chastain
Assistant Professor in Education
Ms. Karen Dennis
Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Katherine Reeves
Assistant Professor of Education
Mrs. Karon Bishop
Instructor in Education
Center for Performing Arts/School of Music & School of Worship Leadership
Dr. Roger Breland
Vice President for Project Development Founder/Director of TRUTH Gospel Music Hall of Fame
Dr. Al Miller
Dean, School of Music and Worship Leadership; Professor of Music
Mr. Bruce Earnest
Associate Professor of Music/Musical Theatre
Dr. Kathryn Hedlund
Assistant Professor of Music/Voice
Dr. Patrick Jacobs
Director of Opera and Associate Professor of Music
Mr. Steve Dunn
Assistant Professor/Instrumental Music
Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva
Associate Professor/Piano-Steinway Artist
Dr. Charlotte Hester
Associate Professor of Music Education
Mrs. Rebecca Fox
Associate Professor/Piano
Mr. Kenneth Hughes
Assistant Professor/Director of Instrumental Studies
Mr. Christopher Lovely
Assistant Professor/Piano and Theory
Andy Wood
Director of Worship Leadership/ Adjunct Faculty
Andrew Goodwin
Associate Director of Schools of Worship Leadership and Music/ Adjunct Faculty
Chris Springer
Director of 8Eighty Records/Adjunct Faculty
School of Nursing
Dr. Janith Wood
Dean, School of Nursing; Professor of Nursing
Dr. Kathryn Sheppard
Professor of Nursing
Dr. Linda Fontenot
Associate Professor of Nursing
Mrs. Diann Carithers
Associate Professor of Nursing
Mrs. Debra Chastang
Associate Professor of Nursing
Mrs. Amanda Coggin
Instructor in Nursing
Mrs. Mattie Easter
Assistant Professor of Nursing; Coordinator of Nursing Admissions
Mrs. Jenelle McElroy
Instructor in Nursing
Mrs. Deborah Ward
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Mrs. Sarah Witherspoon
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Mrs. Melanie Amberger
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Adult and Professional Studies
Mr. Daniel Chancey
Director, Center for Adult & Professional Studies
Joe Kennedy
Enrollment Counselor
Amanda Ruggs
Enrollment Counselor – Online Programs
Nate Knight
Enrollment Counselor – Online Programs