Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 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

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

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

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

BOGGS, KERRI (2021)
Assistant Professor of Biology
PhD in Biochemistry, University of Kentucky
B.S. Biology, Chemistry, Milligan University

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)
Associate Professor of Psychology
M.A. Clinical Psychology, East Tennessee State University
B.A. Psychology, Auburn University

BUCHOLZ, JESSICA (2021)
Associate Professor of Education
Ed.D. Exceptional Student Education, Florida Atlantic University
M.Ed. Special Education, Dowling College
B.A. Elementary Education, Long Island 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

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

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)
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. Political Science, Yale University
M.A. International Relations, Yale University
B.A. International Relations, Syracuse University

DAVIDSON, NICHOLAS (2021)
ABD, PhD - Sport Management, Florida State University
MS - Sport Management, West Virginia University
BA - Sport Management, West Virginia 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)
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)
Chair of Psychology, Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Northcentral University
M.A. Counseling, Grace University
B.S. Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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, Chair of the Social Sciences Department
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

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

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

HILL, KEVIN (2021)
Assistant Professor of Business
PhD, Business Management Northcentral University
MBA, University of California
MA, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies California State University
BS, Safety Science, University of Southern California

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

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

LIM, DEXTER (2021)
Assistant Professor of Education
ABD (Ph.D.) Education Curriculum & Instruction, STEM Track with Math Ed. Focus
M.Ed. Instruction, Mathematics 5-12, University of Minnesota
B.S. Mathematics, University of Minnesota

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

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

MILLER, KURTIS (2016)
Assistant Professor of Communication, Chair of the Communication & Fine Arts Department
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

MONTGOMERY, CALLIE (2019)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Post Masters Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, East Tennessee State University
M.S. Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, King University
B.S. Nursing, East Tennessee State University

MYERS, KELLEN (2019)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. Mathematics, Rutgers University
B.A. Mathematics, Colgate 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

PEARSON, DOUGLAS (2016)
Chair of Natural Sciences, 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

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

RATCLIFF, HOLLY (2018)
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
M.B.A. , Tusculum University
B.A. Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee

REED, SABRINA (2012)
Associate 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

SHAO, MINJE (2019)
Assistant Professor of Business
PhD, Business Admin-Finance, University of Central Florida
MS, Management, University of Central Florida
MA, Applied Economics, University of Central Florida
BS, International Economics, Harbin Institute of Technology

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)
Associate 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

TALLEY, THOMAS (2019)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Educator, King University
M.S. Nursing, Nurse Educator, King University
B.S. Nursing, King 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)
Associate 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, Chair of the History, Museum Studies, & Religion Department
Ph.D. European History, University of Arizona
M.A. Church History, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
A.B. Religious Studies, Bowdoin University

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)
Associate 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)
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
M.S. Computer Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
B.S. Computer Science, University of Central Florida