University of Mobile Adds New Faculty and Staff as Fall Semester 2017 Begins

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile has added seven new faculty and staff for the 2017-2018 academic year.

 

Dr. Todd Greer has been named dean of the School of Business. Greer currently serves as the CEO of Exchange 202, an entrepreneurial laboratory and incubator in Mobile. He brings with him a plethora of experience and a robust network here in the Gulf Coast region. 
He holds a bachelor of science in communication from Defiance College, a master of science in ministerial leadership from Amridge University, and a doctorate of philosophy in organizational leadership from Regent University.

 

 

 

 

Kyle Beshears has been appointed instructor of Christian Studies in the School of Christian Studies. He will spearhead two new areas of growth for the university in the academic discipline of Christian Studies, as he serves as editor of the university’s new research journal and will produce and host podcasts in the newly located School of Christian Studies. Beshears is teaching pastor at the People of Mars Hill church in Mobile. He holds a bachelor of science in biblical studies from Moody Bible Institute, a master of religious education from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a master of divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Steve Bowersox has been appointed assistant professor and chair of Worship Leadership in the Alabama School of the Arts. Bowersox was music minister at First Baptist Church Jacksonville, Florida, which has one of the most popular music programs in the Southern Baptist Convention. He holds a bachelor of music from Heidelberg College, a master of music education from University of North Texas, and a doctorate of philosophy in Christian media from Logos Christian College.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Michael Rands has been appointed assistant professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. An award-winning author, Rands was previously a graduate teaching assistant at Louisiana State University where he specialized in creative writing. He holds a bachelor of arts in English literature and philosophy and a master of arts in creative writing from University of Cape Town, and a master of fine arts from Louisiana State University.

 

 

 

 

Tammy Brown has been appointed instructor of nursing in the College of Health Professions – School of Nursing. A two-time UM alumna with a specialty in medical/surgical, Brown was a nurse manager at Spring Hill Medical Center. She holds an associate degree in nursing from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, a bachelor of science in nursing and a master of science in nursing from University of Mobile.

 

 

 

 

Hillary Seay has been appointed instructor of nursing in the College of Health Professions – School of Nursing. She has served as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Gulf Coast Pediatrics and will be teaching at both the undergraduate and nurse practitioner programs. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing from University of Alabama and a master of nursing as a pediatric nurse practitioner from University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

 

 

 

Gholamreza Tashbin has been appointed instructor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Previously, Tashbin was instructor and educational technology coordinator in the College of Education at University of South Alabama. He holds a bachelor of science in applied mathematics and a master of business administration from Spring Hill College.

 

 

 

 

About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Rivers Brunson

Rivers Brunson

Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.

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