2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

Faculty 2008-2009 (F-L)

Date in parentheses shows first year of full-time service to Belmont. 

Gregory K. Faulk, Professor of Finance (1993)
B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.B.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

William F. Feehely, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Drama (2006)
B.A., St. Joseph University; M.F.A., Rutgers

Jane B. Finley, Professor of Accounting and Information Systems Management and Deloitte & Touche Professor in Accounting (1995)
B.B.A., Emory University; M.A.C.C., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Florida State University

Rachael A. Flynn-Hopper, Assistant Professor of Education (2003)
B.S., M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Leslie A. Folds, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Course Leader (2003)
B.A., Wheaton College; M.S., Vanderbilt University; Ed.D. Candidate, Trevecca Nazarene University

Linda Ford, Associate Professor Emerita of Music (1976)
B.M., Baylor University; M.M., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Ruth A. Ford, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Associate Dean, School of Occupational Therapy (2005)    B.S., Ohio State University; M.S.B.S., Medical College of Ohio; Ed.D., Bowling Green State University

Stephan Foust, Instructor of Journalism (2007)
B.S., Indian University; M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Kathleen M. Galloway, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy (2006)
B.A., Southern Illinois University; M.P.T., Baylor University; D.Sc., Rocky Mountain University

Gary G. Garrison, Jr., Assistant Professor of Management (2005) 
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.B.A., University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Paul Gatrell, Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance (2002)
B.S., Lindenwood College; B.F.A., University of Georgia

Cheryl A. Geer, Professor of French (1989)
B.A., Centre College of Kentucky; M.A. University of Kentucky; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Lawrence P. German, Professor Emeritus of Political Science (1988)
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Rebecca K. Geving, Instructor of Mathematics (2003) 
B.S., Belmont College; M.S., Troy State University; M.S., University of Oklahoma

Peter Joseph Giordano, Professor of Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychology (1989)
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Salvadore J. Giorgianni, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Director, Experiential Education and Development, School of Pharmacy (2007)
B.S., Columbia University; Pharm.D., Columbia University

Timothy J. Gmeiner, Music Librarian with Associate Professor Rank (1979)
B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.M., M.L.S., George Peabody College

Paul M. Godwin, Professor of Music (1973)  
B.A., Arkansas Tech University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University

John S. Gonas, III, Assistant Professor of Finance (1998)
B.B.A., M.B.A., George Washington University; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University

Jose D. Gonzalez, Instructor of Entrepreneurship and Management (2007)
B.S., Instituto Tecnologico Autonoma de Mexico; M.B.A., Belmont University

Mary Reams Goodloe, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (2001)
B.A., Rhodes College; M.B.A., University of Memphis; M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, University of Kentucky

Robert T. Grammer, Professor of Biology, Associate Dean, School of Sciences and Chair, Department of Biology (1985)
B.S., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Robert B. Gregg, Professor of Music and Director of Admissions and Graduate Studies, School of Music (1984)
B.M.E., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.M.E., Ph.D., North Texas State University

Nathan D. Griffith, Assistant Professor of Political Science (2003)
B.A., Belmont University; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Indiana University

Judy C. Gunter, Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing (1983)
B.S., University of Tennessee-Nashville; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Steven R. Guthrie, Assistant Professor of Religion (2005) 
B.M., University of Michigan; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Darrell D. Gwaltney, Jr., Professor of Religion and Dean, School of Religion (2004)
B.A., Missouri Baptist College; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Yvette C. Hachtel, Professor of Occupational Therapy (1997)
B.A., Queens College; Certificate in Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University; M.S.Ed.,University of Pittsburgh; J.D., Duquesne University

Marjorie L. Halbert, Associate Professor of Music (1979)
B.M.E., M.M.E., Ouachita Baptist University; Additional Study, University of Arkansas

John S. Halle, Professor of Physical Therapy and Associate Dean, School of Physical Therapy (1997)
B.S., M.S., University of Oregon; M.P.T., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Iowa

Elizabeth  F. Hallmark, Instructor of Nursing (1996)
A.A., Samford University; B.S., Belmont College; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Carrie Harvey, Associate Professor of Nursing (2008)
A.N.D., B.S.N., Belmont University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D. University of Tennessee

Scott H. Hawley, Assistant Professor of Physics (2006)
B.S., College of William & Mary; Ph.D., University of Texas

Elizabeth K. Hay, Professor of Nursing and Course Leader (2000)
A.B., Randolph-Macon Women's College; B.S., Columbia University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Ernest W. Heard, Jr., Director of Library Services with Professor Rank (1979)
B.A., Centenary College; M.A., Scarritt College; M.L.S., George Peabody College; Ed.D., Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

David A. Herrera, Instructor of Music Business (2000)
B.B.A., M.B.A., Belmont University; Ph.D., Capella University

J. Rush Hicks, Assistant Professor of Music Business (2005)  
B.M., University of Mississippi; J.D., Mercer University

Leslie J. Higgins, Professor of Nursing and Director, Graduate Studies in Nursing (1995)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

David R. Hill, Professor Emeritus of Biology (1972)
B.S., Clemson University; M.S., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., North Carolina State

Catherine A. Hinton, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (1999)
B.A., University of Tennessee-Chattanooga; M.S., Boston University; Ph.D., Tennessee State University

Eric H. Hobson, Professor of Pharmacy, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Pharmacy (2007)
B.A., University of West Georgia, M.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Amy L. Hodges Hamilton, Assistant Professor of English (2006)
A.A., Gulf Coast Community College; B.A., Florida State University; M.A., Austin Peay State University; Ph.D.,Florida State University

Gary L. Hodgin, Associate Professor of Economics (1983)  
B.S., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Richard M. Hoffman, Associate Professor of Music (2000)
B.M., Campbell University; M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Harry Hollis, Professor of Management, James M. Medlin Chair of Business Ethics (1991)
B.A., University of Tennessee; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Additional Study, Vanderbilt University, University of Louisville

Linda P. Holt, Associate Professor of English (1993)
A.S., Volunteer State Community College; B.S., Austin Peay State University; M.A., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., University of Louisville

Sally Holt, Associate Professor of Religion (2008)
B.A., William Jewell College; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Fran M. Hoogestraat, Assistant Professor of Sports Administration (2005)
B.S., South Dakota State University; M.Ed., Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

William H. Hooper, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics and Computer Maintenance, School of Sciences (1989)
A.B., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Cherry Houston, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Community Health and Health Equity (2008)
B.S.N., M.P.H., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of LaSalle

Frank G. Hughes, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education (1982)
B.S., Tennessee Wesleyan; M.S., Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Julie Hunt, Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S., Belmont University; M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee

Sandra J. Hutchins, Professor of English (1998)
A.A., Freed-Hardeman College; B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., Memphis State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Trevor F. Hutchins, Professor of Education and Associate Dean, School of Education (1998)
B.S., M.Ed., Monash University; M.A., London University; Ph.D., Indiana University

Brenda K. Jackson-Abernathy, Associate Professor of History and Chair, Department of History (2003)
B.A., M.A., San Jose State University; Ph.D., Washington State University

James D. Jamieson, Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting (1982)
B.B.A., University of Mississippi; M.B.A., Memphis State University; C.P.A., State of Tennessee; C.M.A.

Michael J. Janas, Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology and Director of Recording Studio Operations (2007)
B.M., University of Kansas

Susan Jellissen, Assistant Professor of Political Science (2007)
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Caresse John, Assistant Professor of English (2008)
B.A., Millikin University; M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Daniel Glen Johnson, Associate Professor of Art (1994)
A.A., Casper College; B.F.A., Texas Tech University; M.F.A., West Texas A & M University

Joshua H. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Marketing (2007)
B.S., University of Virginia; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Philip E. Johnston, Professor of Pharmacy and Dean, School of Pharmacy, Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing (2007)
B.S., Pharm.D., University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

Linda D. Jones, Assistant Professor of Psychology (2000)
B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University

Kathryn Jordan, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2008)
B.S.N., Dominican College; M.P.H., University of Texas, M.S.N., Lewis University

David C. Julseth, Professor of Spanish and Chair, Department of Foreign Languages (1992)
B.A. and M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin

Sherry Hill Kelly, Associate Professor Emerita of Music (1976)
B.M., Westminister Choir College; M.M., University of North Carolina

H. James Kimmel, Associate Professor of Music (1995)
B.M.E., Hasting College; M.S.E., Northwest Missouri State University

Frances Joy Kimmons, Associate Professor of Education (1996)
B.A., M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

Merrie Beth King, Associate Professor of Education and Assistant Director, Teaching Center (2001)
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A.T., Georgetown University; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

Kinsley Kelly Kiningham, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
B.S., M.Sc., Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Jeffrey W. Kirk, Assistant Professor of Music and Associate Dean, Performance Studies, School of Music (1993)
B.M., University of Miami; M.M.E., Belmont University, Ed.D, University of Memphis

Kristian I. Klefstad, Assistant Professor of Music (2006)
B.M., Millikin University; M.M., University of Missouri; D.M.A., University of Texas

Terry W. Klefstad, Assistant Professor of Music (2006)
B.A., B.M., Millikin University; M.M., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Texas

Barry Kraus, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Belmont University Pep Band (2008)
B.M., Oklahoma State University; M.M., Baylor University; D.M.A., Arizona State University

Deanna M. Kuhn, Instructor of Nursing (2005) 
B.S.N., University of Cincinnati; M.S.N., University of Central Florida

Peter Kuryla, Assistant Professor of History (2008)
B.A., M.A., Midwestern State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Kristine LaLonde, Assistant Professor of Honors and Coordinator of Honors Leadership Studies (2007)
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Robert P. Lambert, Professor of Marketing (1974)
B.S., M.S., Northwestern State University; D.B.A., Memphis State University

Peter Lamothe, Assistant Professor of Music (2008)
B.A., M.A., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D. candidate, University of North Carolina

Kenneth E. Landers, Jr., Instructor of Music Business (1998)
B.M., Belmont College; M.A., Ohio University

W. Daniel Landes, Professor of Music (1983)
B.M., Shenandoah Conservatory of Music; M.M., University of Maryland; D.M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Joan R. Lind, Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2006)
B.A., Augustana College, Ph.D., University of Washington

Suzanne E. Lindsey, Associate Professor of Communication Studies (1992)
B.A., Wright State University; M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Indiana University

Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld, Professor of Occupational Therapy and Director of the School of Occupational Therapy MSOT Weekend Program (1997)
A.S., Palm Beach Junior College; B.S., Florida International University; M.S., Kent State University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Annette Little, Assistant Professor of Education (2008)
B.S., University of Tennessee at Martin; M.A., Austin Peay State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Ronnie L. Littlejohn, Professor of Philosophy,  Chair, Department of Philosophy and Director, Asian Studies Program (1984)
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University

Shelby Longard, Assistant Professor of Sociology (2007)
B.A., College of William and Mary, M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Lauren B. Lunsford, Assistant Professor of Education (2006)
B.A., University of Virginia; M.Ed., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University