Oct 27, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Full-Time Faculty


Modupe F. Adewuyi, Assistant Professor of Nursing, B.S.N., Emory University, M.P.H., Emory University, Ph.D., Mercer University Georgia Baptist College of Nursing.

Rebecca Alt, Assistant Professor of Communication, B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, M.A., The University of Maryland, Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Dale Bailey, Professor of English, B.A., Bethany College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Virginia C. Barfield, Professor of Theology, B.S. Winthrop University, M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ph.D. Duke University.

Bjarne Berg-Saether, Professor of Computer Science, 2002. B.S., B.A., Appalachian State University; M.B.A., East Carolina University; D.B.A., University of Sarasota; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Randall Bergman, Associate Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Science, B.S., Southeast Missouri State University; M.S., Indiana State University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee.

Rand P. Brandes, Professor of English, Martin Luther Stevens Professor, Fulbright Scholar to Ireland, Writer-in-Residence, B.A., Hanover College; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University.

John Brzorad, Associate Professor of Biology, B.S., Cornell University; M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Judith Burbank, Assistant Professor of Music, B.M., Wittenberg University; M.M., College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati; D.M.A., Rutgers State University.

Douglas Burkholder, Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the School of Mathematics and Computing Sciences. B.A., McPherson College; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Helen Caldwell, Associate Professor of Physics, B.S., Appalachian State University; M.S., Auburn University.

Gordon Cappelletty, Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the School of Humanities and Social Science. B.A., University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology at Fresno.

Summer Carrol, Assistant Professor of Education, B. A., Wittenberg University; M.A., Northeastern University; Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Diane G. Caruso, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of Nursing Practice & Family Nurse Practitioner Program, B.S. Wagner College, M.S., S.U.N.Y.at Stoney Brook, D.N.P., Duke University.

John A. Cheek, Professor of Music B.M., Indiana University, M.M., S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook; D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music. Fulbright Scholar to Armenia, 2001.

Hannah Cloninger, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne University, M.A., Lenoir-Rhyne University, M.F.A., Chatham University.

Nicole Coffey, Instructor of Occupational Therapy, B.S., Lenoir-Rhyne University, M.S., LenoirRhyne University.

Lou Ann Cole, Associate Professor of Human Services, B.A., M.S.W., University of Nebraska at Omaha, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

John Connelly, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, B.S., Jefferson, M.S., Geneva College, Ed.D, Duquesne University.

Jamie Conrad, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, D.B.A., Liberty University.

Charles F. Cooke, Professor of Physics, B.S., Lenoir-Rhyne College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Julie Covington, Assistant Professor of Dietetics and Director of the Dietetics Intern Program, B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; MS, Oklahoma State University; Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Paul A. Custer, Professor of History, B.A. University of Chicago, M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Asta Czerny, Assistant Professor of Counseling, B.S., Temple University, M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte,

Michael Deckard, Associate Professor of Philosophy, B.A., Wheaton College, M.A., Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium; Ph.D., Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Jeffrey Delbert, Associate Professor of Communication, B.S., M.A., State College of New York; Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia.

Melissa Di Natale, Assistant Professor of Nursing, B.S.N., Keuka College, M.S.N., Keuka College, Ed.D., St. John Fisher College.

Jay C. Dill, Associate Professor of Psychology, B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia.

Melanie Dobson, Assistant Professor of Theology, B.A., Furman University, M.Div., Duke University, Th.M., Duke University, Th.D., Duke University.

Mary Sue Dreier, Professor of Theology, B.A., Valparaiso University; M.Div., Luther Northwestern Seminary; Ph.D., Luther Seminary.

David Dreyer, Associate Professor of Political Science, B.A., John Carroll University; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Brent Driggers, Professor of New Testament, M.Div., Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; M.T.S., Duke Divinity School.

Janice Drum, Instructor of Nursing, B.S.N., M.S.N., Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Molly Duggan, Assistant Professor of Community College Administration, 2012. B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

Brad Egan, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy. B.A., University of South Carolina, M.A., University of Alabama, O.T.D., Creighton University.

Carla Fallas, Assistant Professor of Nursing, B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S.N., Winston-Salem University, D.N.P., Duke University.

Marsha E. Fanning, Professor of Biology and Chair of the School of Natural Sciences, B.A., Columbia College; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Devon Fisher, Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean for Teaching Innovation B.A., Milligan College; M.A., University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sue Friguglietti, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, B.S., Elizabethtown College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; D.H.A., A.B.D., University of Phoenix.

Kerrie Fuenfhausen, Associate Professor of Counseling, B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Jennifer L. Garbett. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, B.A., Kenyon College, M.S., University of Notre Dame, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Clement Geitner, Alex Lee Professor of Business, B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Katherine Gerlaugh. Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. Centre College, M.A. Indiana University-Purdue University. Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Timothy E. Goldberg, Associate Professor of Mathematics, B.S., Bard College; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Brian Goldsmith, Associate Professor of History, B.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Christopher Gordon, Assistant Professor of Education, B.S., M.A., Ed.D., Michigan State University.

Neal D. Gray, Professor of Counseling and Chair of the School of Counseling and Human Services, B.A., Ohio University; M.Ed., Xavier University; Ph.D., University of New Orleans.

Richard Greene, Instructor of Accounting, B.S., M.A., Appalachian State University.

Ralph Griffith, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Center for Commercial and Social Entrepreneurship, B.A., Alma College; M.B.A., Northwood University; D.B.D., Baker College.

Daniel Grimm. Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., Memphis State University, M.S., Memphis University, Ph.D North Carolina State University.

Cade Hamilton, Instructor of Communication and Director of the Speech and Debate Program, 2012. B.A., University of North Texas; M.A., Wichita State University.

Lisa M. Harris, Professor of Communication, Chair of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, B.S., Appalachian State University; M.S., Pfeiffer University; Ed.D, North Central University.

Elaine Harwood, Assistant Professor of Nursing, B.S.N., Western Carolina University, M.S.N. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, D.N.P., Vanderbilt University.

Amy Hedrick, Associate Professor of Psychology, B.A., Elon University; M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University.

Jennifer L. Heller, Professor of English and Chair of the School of Arts and Letters, B.A., Cornell College; M.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Diane Helsel, Assistant Professor of Dietetics, B.S., University of Pittsburgh, M.A. Appalachian State University, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Judith J. Hilton, Professor of Nursing, B.S., Lenoir-Rhyne College; M.S.N., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Ph.D., Duquesne University.

Laura Hope-Gill, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Rollins College; M.F.A., Warren Wilson College.

Leah Howell, Instructor of Nursing, B.S.N., M.S.N., Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Kathy J. Ivey, Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center, B.A., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Lesly James, Assistant Professor of Occupation Therapy, B.S., Tuskegee University, M.A., Troy University, Ph.D Capella University.

Gary C. Johnson, University Provost and Professor of English, B.A., University of Virginia, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

David Jones, Associate Professor of Business and Chair of the Charles M. Snipes School of Business, B.A., St. Leo University; M.A., Webster University; Ph.D., Walden University.

Myra Jordan. Assistant Professor of Counseling, B.A. Manchester University, M.A., Sonoma University, Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Sandra Keavey, Assistant Professor and Interim Program Director of Physician Assistant Studies, B.S., Western Michigan University, Master in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska School of Medicine, D.H.S., Nova Southeastern University.

A. Dale King, Professor of Business Administration, B.S., M.S., Radford University; Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Daniel W. Kiser, Professor of Music and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, B.M., M.M., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana.

P. Douglas Knight, Assistant Professor of Physics, B.S., Lenoir-Rhyne University, M.S. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Alexander Koch, Professor of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science, B.S., M.S., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Keith Leiting, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, B.S., Western Illinois University, M.A., Ph.D., East Tennessee State University.

Michael Lemke, Instructor of Education, B.A. Purdue University, M.A., Appalachian State University.

Mary Lesser, Professor of Economics and Dean of the College of Professional & Mathematical Studies, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University.

Ryan Luhrs, Assistant Professor of Sacred Music, B.A. Luther College, M.M., Luther Seminary with St. Olaf College, Ph.D., Florida State University.

Michelle Lukomski, Instructor of Nursing, B.S.N., M.S.N., Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Mindy Makant, Associate Professor of Religion and Director of the Living Well Center for Vocation and Purpose, B.A., Mercer University; M.Ed., University of West Georgia; M. A., Ohio Dominican University; Th.D., Duke University Divinity School.

Joseph S. Mancos, Professor of Political Science, Fulbright Scholar to Russia, B.A., Boston University; M.S., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Susan W. McArver, Professor of Theology, B.A. Salem College, M.A.R. Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Ph.D., Duke University.

Veronica McComb, Associate Professor of History, Director of the University Honors Academy. B.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Boston University.

Keith McDade, Associate Professor of Sustainability Studies and Director of the Reese Institute, B.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan; M.S., M.C.R.P., University of Oregon.

Michael R. McGee, Professor of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science and Dean of the College of Health Sciences, B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Rebecca Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, B.S., Western Kentucky University, D.M., University of Kentucky School of Medicine.

Judy Moore, Assistant Professor of Biology, B.A., Rice University; M.Ed., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Kirsten Morin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, B.S., American University, M.A.T., American University, Ed.D., Georgia Southern University.

Donna Murray, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, B.S. M.S., Howard University, Physician Associate Certificate, Yale University School of Medicine.

Sarah Nelson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, B.S. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Taylor Newton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, B.A., Tulane University, M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver.

Christopher C. Nigrelli, Professor of Music, B. Mus.Ed., Western Michigan University, M.M. University of Michigan; D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana at Champaign.

Teresa Norris, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, 2005. B.S., Texas Women’s University; M.S.W., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Texas Women’s University.

Toni Oakes, Professor of Occupational Therapy and Chair of the School of Occupational Therapy, B.A., Randolph-Macon College; M.S., Medical College of Virginia; Ed.D., Liberty University.

Ali Oguz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration, B.S., Cukorova University, Turkey, M.B.A., University of New Mexico.

Tunay Oguz. Assistant Professor of Economics, B.S., Cukurova University, Turkey, M.B.A. M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Janet Painter, Professor of Education, B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College; M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Kimberly Pennington, Instructor of Public Health and Director of the Solmaz Institute, B.A., Meredith College; M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Brian Peterson, Professor of New Testament, M.Div., Luther Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary.

Rachel Phelps, Instructor of Nursing, B.S.N., M.S.N., Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Judy Phillips, Assistant Professor of Nursing, B.S.N., Florida Atlantic University; M.S.N., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Claire Pope Assistant Professor of Art, B.A. Berry College, M.A., University of Kentucky, and M.F.A., School of Art Institute of Chicago.

Kimberly Price, Assistant Professor of Public Health, B.S., Oakwood University, M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati.

David C. Ratke, Professor of Religion and Dean of the College of Theology, B.A., University of Alberta (Canada); M.A., Graduate Theological Union; M. Div., Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Universität Regensburg (Germany).

Wesley Reid, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, B.S., B.S.N., LenoirRhyne University, B.S., East Carolina University, M.H.S. Duke University.

Nashauna Richardson. Instructor of Occupational Therapy, B.S., Claflin University, M.S., Medical University of South Carolina, D.H.Sc, Nova Southeastern University.

William A. Richter, Professor of Communication, B.A., Columbia College; M.S., Arkansas State University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Joshua R. Ring, Associate Professor of Chemistry, B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Amy Rottman, Assistant Professor of Education, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Kimball Royster, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, B.A., Salem College, M.A. Appalachian State University, Physician Assistant Training, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University.

Misty Sax, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, M.S., University of Oregon, Ph.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Scott Schaefer, Associate Professor of Biology, B.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign.

Eric J. Schramm, Professor of Spanish, B.A., Western Michigan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida.

Craig Schreiber, Associate Professor of Business, B.S., Frostburg State University; M.S., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University.

Jonathan Schwiebert, Associate Professor of Religion, B.S., Roberts Wesleyan College; M.A., Gordon-Conwell Seminary; Ph.D., Boston University.

Cynthia C. Sears, Instructor of Occupational Therapy, B.S., Medical University of South Carolina, M.A., Webster University.

Kimberly Sloop, Instructor of Nursing, B.S.N., M.S.N., Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Joseph L. Smith, Associate Professor of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science and Program Coordinator for Sports Management, B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College; M.A., Appalachian State University; Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Stephanie Stadden, Associate Professor of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science and Chair of the School of Health, Exercise & Sport Science, B.A. M.A., Minnesota State University of Mankato; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Robert Stallings, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, B.S., M.S., Radford University, Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Steele, Associate Professor of Chemistry, B.S., Carnegie-Mellon University; M.P.M., Western Carolina University; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Michael Stiff, Assistant Professor of Biology, B.S., Ball State University, Ph.D., North Carolina State University.

Joshua Stone, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, B.A., Carson Newman University, Ph.D., East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine.

Dara Swift, Instructor of Nursing, B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, M.S.N., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Paula Swindle, Assistant Professor of Counseling, B.A., Wake Forest University, M.A., Appalachian State University, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Kimberly Tenold, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, B.A., University of Virginia, M.S.H.S., George Washington University.

James Thomas, Associate Professor of Church and Ministry and Director of African American Studies Program, M.Div., Christ Seminary-Seminex; S.T.M., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Kerry Thompson, Professor of Nursing and Chair of the School of Nursing, B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S.N., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kathryn Tinkelenberg, Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Faculty Assembly, B.S.N., M.S.N., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Duquesne University.

Tabitha D. Toney, Instructor of Nursing, B.S.N., Lenoir-Rhyne University, M.S.N., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Thomas Turner, Assistant Professor of Marketing, B.S., Clemson University, M.B.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Neil Underwood, Instructor of Music and Director of the “Spirit of LR” Marching Band, B.M., M.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Nikki Vasilas, Associate Professor of Counseling, B.A., Anderson College; M.Ed., Clemson University; Ph.D., Auburn University.

Julie R. Voss, Associate Professor of English, B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Claremont Graduate University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Monica L. Weddington, Professor of Education and Chair of the School of Education, 2008. B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Scott Hank Weddington, Professor and Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, B.M., M.A., Ed.D., Appalachian State University.

Gabriele W. Weinberger, Professor of Languages and English, M.A., Regensburg University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Lindsay Weitkamp, Assistant Professor of Theatre, B.A. Truman State University, M.A., Emerson University, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder.

Frederick K. Whitt, President and Professor of Exercise Science, B.S., M.A. Appalachian State University, Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Charlotte C. Williams, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Associate Dean for Engaged and Global Learning. B.S.W., University of Illinois at Champaign at Urbana; M.A., University of Chicago.

Shaun Williams, Associate Professor of Chemistry, B.A., Capital University; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Amy Wood, Professor of Counseling, Dean of Graduate and Life Long Learning Programs, B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College; Ph.D., UNCGreensboro.

Beth Ann Wright, Associate Professor of Sociology, B.S., Union University; M.A., Memphis State University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University.

Jeffrey J. Wright, Professor of Economics, B.A., M.A., University of Rhode Island; Ph.D., University of Connecticut.

Carly York, Assistant Professor of Biology, B.S, Exercise Science, M.S., Western Kentucky University, Ph.D., Old Dominion University.