Nov 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

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ACKER, ELIZABETH ANNE (2017)
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D English, University of Tennessee
M.A. English, East Tennessee State University
B.A. English, Milligan University

AKERS, DONNIE C. (2018)
Assistant Vice President for Clinical Education
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Optometry
Associate Professor of Optometry
O.D. Indiana University
B.S. Biology and Chemistry, University of Pikeville

AL-KHATEEB, FAISAL (2019)
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. Operation Management & Information Systems, Louisiana State University
M.P.A. Professional Accountancy, Louisiana Tech University
M.B.A. Business Administration, Tennessee State University
B.S. Accounting, Yarmouk University

ALLISON, J. CLEMENT (1966)
Professor Emeritus of Art
M.F.A. Printmaking, East Tennessee State University
M.A. Painting, Wayne State University
B.F.A. Art, Ohio Wesleyan University

ANDERSON, LORI (2018)
Dean of the School of Nursing, Professor of Nursing
Ph.D. Nursing, Duquesne University
M.S. Nursing, University of Minnesota
B.S.N. Nursing, Creighton University

ASHFORD, DENNIS (2017)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Carolina
B.S. Chemistry, Northern Kentucky University

BAKER, JORDAN (2018)
Instructor of Biology
M.S. Biology, East Tennessee State University
B.S. Biology, Lenoir-Rhyne University

BARNETT, DANIEL (1985)
Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
M.A. Chemistry, Western Carolina University
B.S. Chemistry, Newberry University

BERGVIN, GEIR (2005)
Associate Professor of Marketing
Ph.D. Marketing, Union Institute and University
M.B.A. Marketing, Ball State University
B.A. Marketing, Northern Michigan University

BLEDSOE, WILLIAM (2016)
Assistant Professor of Art and Design
M.F.A. Studio Art, East Tennessee State University
B.F.A. East Tennessee State University

BODARY, MICHAEL (2011)
Associate Professor of English
Ph.D. English, University of Memphis
M.A. English, University of Memphis
B.A. Anthropology and English, University of Memphis

BOS, ANTONIO (1996)
Professor of Business Administration
Ph.D. Economics, University of Tennessee
M.S. Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
B.S. Agriculture, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

BOTTA, ANGELO (2013)
Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Sports Studies
M.A. Physical Education, East Tennessee State University
B.S. Physical Education and Health, Tusculum University
A.A. Humanities and Social Sciences, County University of Morris

BOW, DAVID C. (1977)
Professor of Physical Education & Sport Studies, Tenured
D.A. Physical Education, Middle Tennessee State University
M.A. Health and Physical Education, Tennessee Technological University
B.S. Health and Physical Education, Tennessee Technological University

BRANSTRATOR, HAROLD (2016)
Associate Professor of Management
Ph.D. Organizational Management and Culture, Capella University
M.B.A. University of Redlands
B.S. Business Administration, Cal State University

BREWER, KENNETH (2012)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
M.A. Clinical Psychology, East Tennessee State University
B.A. Psychology, Auburn University

BROWN, REBECCA JANE (2013)
Associate Professor of Nursing
M.S.N. Nursing, University of Tennessee
B.S.N. Nursing, Lenoir Rhyne University

BURLESON, JEFFREY (2013)
Assistant Professor of Talent Development
Ph.D. Occupational/Technical Studies, Old Dominion University
M.R.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Kentucky
B.S. Special Education, East Tennessee State University

BUZZELLI, ANDREW (2018)
Executive Vice President and Dean of Niswonger College of Optometric Medicine
Professor of Optometry
O.D. Illinois College of Optometry
M.S. State University of New York
B.S. Illinois College of Optometry
A.A. Monmouth College

BYRD, SUZANNE (2010)
Associate Professor of Physical Education & Sport Studies
Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Management, Capella University
M.A. Education, East Carolina University
B.S. Health and Physical Education, East Carolina University

CARTER, TIM (2014)
Associate Professor of Marketing and Management
D.B.A. Marketing, Argosy University
M.A. Organizational Management, Tusculum University
B.S. Organizational Management, Tusculum University

CASTEEL, DiANN (1996)
Professor Emeritus of Education
Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
M.A. Reading Specialist, East Tennessee State University
B.S. History and Psychology, East Tennessee State University

CONLEY, RONALD (1983)
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
M.A. Mathematics, Appalachian State University
B.A. Mathematics, Berea University

COONEY, MIKAELA (2017)
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

COOPER, MARY (2016)
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. Political Science, Yale University
M.A. International Relations, Yale University
B.A. International Relations, Syracuse University

COVINGTON, SARAH (2016)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S. Nursing, Seattle Pacific University
B.S. Nursing, Seattle Pacific University
B.A. Parks and Recreation Administration, University of North Carolina

DAVIS, ROBERT (1970)
Professor Emeritus of Biology
Ph.D. Entomology, North Carolina State University
M.A. Biology, East Tennessee State University
B.S. Biology, East Tennessee State University

DuBRISK, WESS (1984)
Associate Professor Emeritus of Communications
M.A. Mass Communications, Texas Tech University
B.A. Business Management, University of LaVerne

EVERHART, KATHERINE (2017)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Sociology, Vanderbilt University
M.A. Sociology, Vanderbilt University
M.A. Sociology, University of North Carolina
B.A. Sociology, University of North Carolina

EWING, BRUCE (2018)
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Ph.D. Theory and Practice of Teacher Education: Special Education, University of Tennessee
M.S. Elementary Education; Individualized Instruction, University of Tennessee
B.A. Art History, University of Tennessee

FAIT, JACOB (2018)
Dean of the College of Business, Associate Professor of Business
Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, Gannon University
M.B.A. Duquesne University
B.S. Accounting, Duquesne University

FAWBUSH, RHONDA (2000)
Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Law
J.D. University of Tennessee
M.Acc. Tax Concentration, University of Tennessee
B.S. Accounting, University of Tennessee

FLYNN, CHERI (2001)
Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Law
J.D. University of Tennessee
M.Acc. Financial Accounting, University of Tennessee
M.S. Business Administration/Accounting, University of Tennessee

GALL, ROBERT (2016)
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Northcentral University
M.A. Counseling, Grace University
B.S. Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha

GARRETT, LINDA (2015)
Professor of Nursing
Ph.D. Nursing, East Tennessee State University
M.S. Nursing, East Tennessee State University
B.S. Nursing, East Tennessee State University

GIETEMA, DEBORAH (2011)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
M.S. Mathematics Education, University of Tennessee
B.A. Liberal Studies Teacher Education, Carson-Newman University

GOODALE, TROY (2006)
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. Political Science, University of Tennessee
M.A. Political Science, University of Tennessee
B.A. Political Science, University of Tennessee

GOODSON-ROCHELLE, PEGGY (2013)
Associate Professor of Education
Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
M.A. Special Education, East Tennessee State University
B.S. Education, University of Tennessee

HATFIELD, RAYMOND (2011)
Associate Professor of Education
Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
M.A. Education, Tusculum University
B.S. Biology, East Tennessee State University

HAYES, ALISA F. (2019)
Instructor of Criminal Justice
Ed.S. Educational Leadership, Freed Hardeman University
M.S. Ed. Mental Health and Agency Counseling, Southern University
B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Tennessee at Martin

HENLEY, BLAIR (2011)
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
M.S. Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, Lincoln Memorial University
B.S. Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University

HENNAGE, WILLIAM (2017)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S. Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Texas
B.S. Nursing, Florida Gulf Coast University
A.S. Nursing, Edison State University

HENSON-RAMSEY, HEATHER L. (2019)
Dean of the College of Science, Technology & Mathematics, Professor of Natural Sciences
Ph.D. Population Medicine, North Carolina State University
D.V.M., North Carolina State University
B.S. Biological Sciences

HICKENBOTHAM, ADAM (2018)
Director of Research
Assistant Dean of Research for Optometry; Professor of Optometry
O.D. University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley/San Francisco
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Brigham Young University

HICKS, CAROL (2018)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S. Nursing, East Tennessee State University
B.S.N. Nursing, East Tennessee State University
B.A. Political Science, East Tennessee State University

HIPPS, KATHY (2007)
Assistant Professor of Library Science
M.S. Information Sciences, University of Tennessee
B.S. Organizational Management, Tusculum University

Hu, Dr. Wei Hu (2019)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S. Mathematics, Indiana State University
Undergraduate Studies in Mathematics and Economics, Indiana State University
B.A. English, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China

HUNSADER, TRICIA (2016)
Dean of the College of Education, Professor of Education
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Florida
M.A. Elementary Education, University of South Florida
B.A. Business Administration, University of South Florida

JOHNSON-NEAS, LISA (2004)
Assistant Professor of Education
Ed.D. Educational Supervision, East Tennessee State University
M.Ed. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
B.S. Education, East Tennessee State University

JOHNSON, VICKY (2016)
Assistant Professor of English
M.A. English, East Tennessee State University
B.A. English, Tusculum University

KEATON, ANGELA (2006)
Professor of History
Ph.D. History, University of Tennessee
M.A. History, Marshall University
B.A. History, Concord University

KEITZER, STEVEN (Connor) (2016)
Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Purdue University
M.S. Biology, Marshall University
B.S. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida

KESTER, MERVE (2016)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Memphis
M.Sc. Mathematics, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
B.S. Mathematics, Uludag University

KURMANJ, AGIR (2016)
Assistant Professor of Economics
Ph.D. Economics, North Carolina State University
B.S. Economics, Middle East Technical University

LAWSON, ALICE (2018)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S.N. Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner), East Tennessee State University
B.S.N. Nursing, East Tennessee State University

LOVEDAY, ELIZABETH (2007)
Associate Professor of Education
Ed.D. Special/Regular Education Administration, University of South Carolina
M.Ed. Special Education, Memphis State University
B.S. Elementary & Special Education, University of Tennessee

MATHERLY, DESIRAE (2009)
Associate Professor of English
Ph.D. Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Ohio University
M.A. Creative Writing, Nonfiction , Ohio University
B.A. Philosophy and English, East Tennessee State University

McGINN, DEBRA (2004)
Associate Professor of Biology
M.D. Vanderbilt University
M.A. Secondary Education (Biology), East Tennessee State University
M.S. Microbiology, University of Michigan
B.S. Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Illinois

MENGEL, FRANK (1998)
Instructor of Theatre
M.A. Communication – Theatre, Wichita State University
B.S. Mathematics, University of Alaska Anchorage
B.S. Secondary Education, University of Alaska Anchorage

Myers, Dr. Kellen (2019)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. Mathematics, Rutgers University
B.A. Mathematics, Colgate University

MILLER, KURTIS (2016)
Assistant Professor of Communication
Ph.D. Communication, Purdue University
M.A. Communication, University of Charleston
B.A. Communication, Anderson University

MONDAY EMMETT, LANNA (2017)
Assistant Professor of Art and Design
M.S. Interactive Communications/Interactive Media, Quinnipiac University
B.S. Communications, East Tennessee State University
B.S. Political Science, East Tennessee State University

MONTELEONE, SUSAN (2017)
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Ecology, University of North Texas
M.S. Biology, SUNY
B.S. Biology, Allegheny University

MOORE, GREG (2019)
Assistant Dean of Clinics for Optometry
Associate Professor of Optometry
O.D. Southern College of Optometry
B.S. West Virginia State University

NAMAEH, MASHAEL (2019)
Assistant Professor of Optometry
O.D. Salus University
Ph.D. Salus University
M.S. American University
B.S. Kuwait University
B.S. Salus University

NOLL, PETER (2011)
Associate Professor of Public History and Museum Studies
Ph.D. Agricultural History and Rural Studies, Iowa State University
M.A. Historical Administration, Eastern Illinois University
B.A. History, North Central University

PARKER, AMY JO (2018)
Senior Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N. Nursing, State University of New York at Buffalo
A.S.N. Nursing, Genesee Community College

PAULLING, JOHN (1995)
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University
M.S. Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University
B.S. Applied Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology

PEARSON, DOUGLAS (2016)
Associate Professor of Natural Sciences
Ph.D. Biophysics, Ohio State University
B.S. Physics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

PELLOSMAA, HOLLIE (2017)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, University of Texas
M.S. Health Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Texas
M.HuServ. Rehabilitation Counseling, Griffith University
B.A. Psychology and English, Albion University

PERRY, JEFFERY (2017)
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. American History, Purdue University
M.A. History, University of South Florida
B.A. History, University of South Florida

POLLARD, HERBERT WILLIAM (2013)
Assistant Professor of Accounting
D.B.A. Accounting, Nova Southwest University
M.A. Accounting, Georgia State University
M.Ed. Georgia Southern University
B.S. Education, Georgia Southern University

PROFFITT, DERRICK (2016)
Instructor of Business
M.B.A. Marketing, Lincoln Memorial University
B.S. Organizational Management, Tusculum University

RATCLIFF, HOLLY (2018)
Visiting Instructor of English
M.A. English, University of Tennessee
B.A. History and Political Science, King University

RATTNER, ASHLEY (2019)
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D. Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Memphis
M.A. English, University of Memphis
B.A. English, Virginia Commonwealth University

RAY, JOSHUA (2013)
Associate Professor of Management
Ph.D. Business Administration, University of Tennessee
B.A. Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee

REED, SABRINA (2012)
Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Sports Studies
Ph.D. Education-Emphasis Sport Management, North Central University
M.S. Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of North Carolina
B.S. Psychology, East Tennessee University
A.S. Education, Northeast State Technical Community University

SAYLES, CHRISTI (2013)
Assistant Professor of Accounting
D.B.A. Accounting, Capella University
M.A. Accounting, University of Tennessee
B.S. Business Administration, University of Tennessee

SCHRAMM, STELLA (2001)
Professor of Economics
Ph.D. Economics, University of Tennessee
M.B.A. Finance, University of New Orleans
B.S. Psychology, Louisiana State University

SEXTON, JR., DONAL (1965)
Professor Emeritus of History
Ph.D. American History, University of Tennessee
M.A. European History, Michigan State University
B.A. History and Political Science, Michigan State University

SHARP, RUTH M. (1970)
Professor Emeritus of English
Ph.D. English, University of Wisconsin
M.A.T. Radcliffe University
B.A. English, Mount Holyoke University

SMITH, KATHERINE J. (2012)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, University of Kentucky
M.S. Experimental Psychology, University of Kentucky
B.S. Psychology, East Tennessee State University

SMITH, JR., MYRON J. (1990)
Professor Emeritus of Library Science and History
M.L.S. Librarianship, Western Michigan University
M.A. History, Shippensburg University
B.A. History, Ashland University

STRODER, MIRIAM (2018)
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Ph.D. Education Curriculum & Instruction, Southern Illinois University
M. Ed. Literacy Education, Western Kentucky University
B.S. Elementary Education, University of Arkansas

SWEET, MATTHEW (2018)
Accreditation Director/Assistant Professor of Management
D.B.A. Management, ABD, Lincoln Memorial University
M.B.A. Finance, Lincoln Memorial University
B.S. Mathematics, Lincoln Memorial University

THOMAS, WAYNE L. (2005)
Dean, of the College of Civic & Liberal Arts, Associate Professor of English;
M.F.A. Creative Writing, West Virginia University
M.F.A. Creative Writing, Georgia University and State University
B.A. Theatre, Georgia University and State University

TROM, KELSEY (2014)
Assistant Professor of English
M.F.A. Creative Writing (Fiction), Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A. English, University of Virginia

VAN AMBERG, JOEL (2005)
Professor of History
Ph.D. European History, University of Arizona
M.A. Church History, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
A.B. Religious Studies, Bowdoin University

WALL, SUSAN (2017)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
D.N.P. Nursing Practice, University of Tennessee
M.S.N. Nursing Education, University of North Carolina
B.S.N. Nursing, University of North Carolina

WATKINS, JIM (2019)
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Ph.D. Kinesiology, Sport Studies, Mississippi State University
M.Ed. Higher Education Administration, Auburn University
B.A. History, Mississippi State University

WEXLER, TERESSA (2018)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S. Nursing, University of Phoenix
B.S.N. Nursing, East Tennessee State University
A.S. Nursing, East Tennessee State University
L.P.N. Nursing, Kingsport School of Practical Nursing

WILLIAMS, TRAVIS (2011)
Associate Professor of Religion
Ph.D. Theology, University of Exeter
Th.M. New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary
B.A. Bible, Tennessee Temple University

WILSON, TIM (2018)
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
M.B.A. Business and Technology Management, North Carolina University
M.S. Human Performance & Sports Studies, University of Tennessee
B.S. Speech & Theater: Speech Communication, Middle Tennessee State University

WIMBERLY III, WALTER M. (2019)
Instructor of Computer Science
M.S. Computer Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
B.S. Computer Science, University of Central Florida

WITT, WALTER (2018)
Instructor of Mathematics
M.S. Mathematical Sciences, ETSU
M.E. Secondary Education, Emory & Henry University
B.A. Mathematics, Emory & Henry University