Dec 15, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Administration (Colleges)


The Jack C. Massey College of Business
J. Patrick Raines, Dean
Ph.D., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Alabama; B.A., University of Alabama
Krista M. Boonstra, Executive Assistant to the Dean
M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., University of Michigan
Jill Robinson, Director, External Relations and Executive Learning Networks
M.B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.A.O.M., Trevecca Nazarene University; B.A., Samford University
The Jack C. Massey Undergraduate School of Business

G. Stanley York, Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Management
Ed.D., University of Tennessee; M.S., Auburn University; B.A., Tennessee Temple University
Lara Loewl, Program Assistant
B.A., Abilene Christian University
Katie Rockey, Student Advising Coordinator,
M.A., University of Louisville; B.A., University of Kansas
Lori Wood LeBleu, Director of Career Development
M.B.A., Miami University; B.B.A., University of Kentucky
Chris Agans, Career Development and Internship Specialist
M.A., Eastern Illinois University; B.A., Eastern Illinois University
Elizabeth Gortmaker, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
M.B.A., Belmont University; B.B.A., Belmont University
Misty Wims, Academic Director
B.B.A., Belmont University
Bernard Turner, Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship & Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.B.A., University of Toledo; B.S., Findlay College
Erica Hughes, Program Assistant, Center for Social Entrepreneurship
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Harold Fogelberg, Director, Center for Business Ethics
M.B.A., Indiana University; B.S., Butler University
Jeff Overby, Director, Center for International Business & Professor of Marketing & International Business
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; M.B.A., Millsaps College; B.S., Mississippi State University

The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business

Joe F. Alexander, Associate Dean & Senior Professor of Performance Excellence
D.B.A., University of Memphis; M.B.A., University of Memphis; B.B.A., Harding University
Tonya Hollin, Admissions/Marketing Assistant 
B.B.A., Belmont University
Melissa G. Mitchell, Student Support Coordinator

The Center for Executive Education

Melanie Adams, Executive Director, Center for Executive Education
M.S., Murray State University; B.S., Tusculum College
BobbieJo Beach, Program Manager
M.B.A., Mississippi State University; B.S., Mississippi State University
Laura Hyde, Program Manager
M.A., University of Illinois at Springfield; B.A., Illinois College
Rebecca Wood, Client Services Associate
B.A., Mount Mercy University

Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
Douglas Howard, Dean
J.D. George Washington University; M.B.A. Vanderbilt University; B.B.A., Belmont University
Cheryl Slay Carr, Associate Dean
J.D., University of Maryland School of Law; M.P.A., Atlanta University; B.A., University of Michigan
Angela Breedon, Assistant to the Dean
B.S., Belmont University
Kellie Meeks, Administrative Assistant
Academic Administrative Offices

Rebecca Berkowitz, Program Assistant
M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University; B.S., Florida State University
Tina Dishman, Director, Academic Advising
B.B.A., Belmont University
Alex Quattlebaum, Academic Advisor
B.B.A., Belmont University
Julie Jackson, Internship Coordinator
M.Ed.; B.S., Tennessee State University

Facilities Operations

Lucas Boto, Coordinator of Sound Reinforcement & Live Events
B.B.A., Belmont University
Mike Porter, Facility Manager, 34 Music Square East, Adjunct Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology
B.B.A., Belmont University
Sal Greco, Coordinator of Recording Facility Maintenance, Adjunct Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology
Pat McMakin, Director of Operations Ocean Way Nashville Studio
B.B.A., Belmont University
Billy Wayne Prince, Manager, Robert E. Mulloy Studios, Adjunct Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology
A.S.E.E., Massey Technical Institute; Undergraduate Studies, Belmont University

Affiliate Staff & Curb College Representatives

Sarah Cates, University Advancement, Office of Development
M.Ed.; B.B.A., Belmont University
Keandra Golden, Admissions Coordinator
Ron Romano, Computer Technician
B.B.A., Olivet Nazarene University 
Tish M. Stewart, Career Development Specialist
M.Ed., Belmont University; B.B.A., University of Georgia
Julie Thomas, Associate Director of Alumni Relations
M.Ed.; B.M., Belmont University

Department/Programs

Audio Engineering Technology Program
Michael Janas, Chair
M.Ed., Belmont University; B.M.E., University of Kansas

Entertainment Industry Studies Program
David Schreiber, Chair 
Ph.D., University of Wesminster; M.M., University of Miami; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Media Studies Department

Motion Pictures Program
Will Akers, Chair
M.F.A., University Southern California; B.S., Vanderbilt University

Music Business Program
J. Rush Hicks, Chair
J.D., Mercer University; B.M., University of Mississippi

Songwriting Program
James Elliott, Chair
M.A., Austin Peay State University; B.A., John Wesley College

College of Health Sciences

Cathy R. Taylor, Dean
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Vanderbilt University, Dr.PH, University of Alabama Birmingham; M.S.N., University of Tennessee Health Science Center; B.S.N., University of Alabama Huntsville
Sandy Dowling, Assistant to the Dean
B.S., Oklahoma Christian University
Will Bruer, Budget Analyst
M.P.A., M.P.H., University of Alabama-Birmingham; B.S., Auburn University
Beth Hallmark, Director of College of Health Sciences & Nursing Simulation Center
Ph.D., Touro University International; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N. Belmont University; A.D.N., Samford University
Bill Nichols, Enrollment Services & Marketing Director
M.A., Emerson College; BA Eastern Nazarene College

Department of Social Work

Sabrina Sullenberger, Chair
Ph.D., University of North Carolina; M.S.S.W., University of Memphis; B.S.W., University of Tennessee
Patsy Peach, Program Assistant
B.S., Belmont University

School of Nursing

Martha Buckner, Associate Dean School of Nursing
Ph.D., Touro University International; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., Western Kentucky University
Linda Wofford, Director Graduate Nursing
D.N.P., University of Kentucky; M.S.N., University of Virginia; B.S.N., University of Mississippi
Sandy Murabito, Director Undergraduate Nursing
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., Western Kentucky University
Victoria Buechel, Clinical Placement Coordinator
Erin Shankel, Interim FNP Coordinator
D.N.P., Belmont University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Greenville College
Heather Germain, Program Assistant
B.A., Briercrest Bible College
Barbara Sidwell, Undergraduate Program Assistant
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Candace Smith, Program Assistant
B.S., University of Nevada Reno
Michal Christian, Academic Support Assistant
B.A., Belhaven University
Lara Casey, Admissions & Enrollment Coordinator

School of Occupational Therapy
Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld, Chair
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University; M.S., Kent State University; B.S.O.T., Florida International University; A.S.O.T.. Palm Beach Jr. College
Sabrina Salvant, Director Occupational Therapy Doctorate
Ed.D., Columbia University; M.P.H., Columbia University; M.O.T., Columbia University
Tamara Lemmonds, Director Masters of Occupational Therapy
Ed.D., Trevecca University, M.S.O.T. & OTR/L, Belmont University
Allison Koch, Fieldwork Coordinator
O.T.D., Belmont University; OTR/L B.A., Harding University
Evelyn Sholar, Experiential Component & Fieldwork Assistant
M.S.O.T., Belmont University; B.A., Belmont University
Sarah Schulte, Admissions Coordinator
M.A., Providence College; B.A., Lee University
Katie Wray, Program Assistant
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Misty Wellman, Program Assistant
M.A., Belmont University; B.S. Belmont University; A.S., Indiana Vocational Technical College
School of Physical Therapy
Renee Brown, Chair
Ph.D., University of Texas Dallas; M.S.P.T., University of North Carolina; B.S.P.T., Daemen College
Gail Bursch, Clinical Education Director
M.S.Ed., University of Kentucky; B.H.S., University of Kentucky
Molly Duncan, Program Assistant
Addyson High, Academic Support Assistant
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Sarah Schulte, Admissions Coordinator
M.A., Providence College; B.A., Lee University
Public Health Program

Christian Williams, Director
Dr.PH., East Tennessee State University; M.P.H., East Tennessee State University; B.S.P.H., East Tennessee State University

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Bryce F. Sullivan, Dean
Ph.D., M.A., Ohio State University Columbus; B.S., Georgia State University
Linda Holt, Associate Dean
Ph.D., University of Louisville; M.A., Western Kentucky University; B.S., Austin Peay State University; A.S., Volunteer State Community College
Lauren Lunsford, Associate Dean
Ph.D., M.Ed., Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of Virginia
Chris Millar, Business Manager
B.S., Belmont University
Karen Bennett, Recruitment Coordinator
Michael Hudson, Learning Centers Coordinator
M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

School of Education

Alan Coverstone, Chair
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Wake Forest University
Ann Baldwin, Office Manager
Andrea McClain, Coordinator for Licensure, Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
B.A., M.Ed, Tennessee State University
Teresa Snyder, Practicum and Database Coordinator

Department of Sport Science
Patrick Schneider, Chair
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; M.S., University of Wisconsin; B.S., Winona State University
Ted Peetz, Director of Sport Administration Program
Ph.D., University of Nevada; M.Ed., Bowling Green State University; B.S.B.A., Kansas State University
Cindy Warner, Administrative Assistant & Adjunct Coordinator
M.A.C.C., B.S., Belmont University

School of Humanities

Brenda Hancock, Office Manager
Denise Mabry, Administrative Assistant

Department of English
David Curtis, Chair
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; M.A., B.A., University of North Florida
Jamie Yeo, Director of English Graduate Program
Ph.D., M.A., Rice University; B.A., Seattle Pacific University; A.A., Portland Community College

Department of Foreign Languages
David Julseth, Chair
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin; M.A., B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Department of Philosophy
Mark Anderson, Chair
Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Calgary; B.A., Belmont University

School of Social Sciences

Karen Bennett, Recruitment Coordinator & Academic Suport
Bonnie Wagonfield, Administrative Assistant

Department of Communication Studies
Mary Vaughn, Chair
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ball State University; B.S., Grace College

Department of History
Brenda Jackson-Abernathy, Chair
Ph.D., Washington State University; M.A., B.A., San Jose State University

Department of Political Science
Vaughn May, Chair
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville

Department of Sociology
Shelby Longard, Chair
Ph.D.,M.A., Vanderbilt University; B.A., College of William and Mary

Department of Public Relations
Bonnie Reichert, Chair
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; B.A., University of Georgia

College of Pharmacy

David Gregory, Dean
Erin Behnen, Associate Dean of Acedemic Affairs
Condit Steil, Chair, Pharmacy Practice
Sal Giorgianni, Director, Experiential Education
Heather Spilburg, Assistant to the Dean
Ginger Hooper, Program Assistant
     B.S. Middle Tennessee State University

College of Sciences and Mathematics
Thom Spence, Dean
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Birmingham Southern College
Nick Ragsdale, Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis; B.A., Wabash College
Ashley Turner, Assistant to the Dean/Budget Manager
M.B.E., B.B.A, Middle Tennessee State University                                                          
Kim Acree, Recruiting and Adjunct Coordinator
B.B.A., University of Georgia
Ray Seely, Laboratory Manager
M.S., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Bradley University
Vanessa Bright, Laboratory Manager
M.S., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University
Department of Biology

John Niedzwiecki, Chair
Ph.D., University of Kentucky; B.S., Shippensburg University
Terri Templeman, Administrative Assistant
B.A., Cal State Fullerton

Department of Chemistry and Physics

Robert Magruder III, Chair
Ph.D., M.S., B.A., Vanderbilt University
Laura Lowder, Administrative Assistant
B.A., Michigan State University

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Andrew Miller, Chair
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley; B.A., Wartburg College
Susan Headrick, Office Manager
B.S., Belmont College

Department of Psychology
Linda Jones, Chair
Ph.D., M.A., Kent State University; B.A., Wake Forest University
Samantha Marley, Administrative Assistant

College of Theology and Christian Ministry

Darrell Gwaltney, Dean
Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Missouri Baptist University
Tola Akhom-Pokrywka, Assistant to the Dean

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Stephen R. Eaves, Dean
D.M.A., University of South Carolina; M.M.E., University of Mississippi; B.M.E., Union University
Sarah Davis, Director of Public Relations/Advancement, CVPA
B.A., Western Kentucky University
Joan C. Eakin, Administrative Coordinator, CVPA
B.S., Belmont University
Holly Yearout, Program Assistant, CVPA Dean’s Office
M.M., B.M., Belmont University

Department of Art

Judy Bullington, Chair
Ph.D., Indiana University; M.A., M.S., B.A., University of Kentucky
Stacey Bryan, Office Manager
B.S., Belmont University

School of Music
Jeffrey W. Kirk, Associate Dean for Applied Studies Associate Director
Ed.D, University of Memphis; M.M.E., Belmont University; B.M., University of Miami
Kathryn Paradise, Assistant Director
M.M., B.M., University of Miami
Sally Dodd, Music Facilities Secretary
B.A., Belmont University
Rusty King, Production and Facilities Manager
B.B.A., Belmont University
Gina Lackore, Program Assistant
B.M., Belmont University, A.A., North Iowa Area Community College
Caroline Scism, Scheduling Coordinator/Graduate Secretary
M.M., Belmont University; B.M., University of North Carolina 
April Simpkins, Receptionist-Secretary 
B.A., Harding University
Department of Theatre and Dance
R. Paul Gatrell, Chair
B.F.A., University of Georgia; B.S., Lindenwood College
Joann Rosenbaum, Office Manager
Jerry Stratton, Technical Director/Facilities Manager
Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education

Mimi Barnard, Associate Provost
Ed.D., University North Texas; M.A., Saint Marys University; B.A., Abilene Chrstian University
Leigh Hitchcock, Administrative & Student Services Coordinator
B.A., University of Richmond; M.Div., Southern Seminary

University College Adult Degree Programs

Sara Gibson, Academic Services Specialist
B.B.A. and M.B.A., Belmont University
Jennifer Kiev, Marketing Specialist
B.S., Belmont University
Martha Minardi, Assistant Professor and Ministry Program Advisor
B.A., Baylor University; M.Div./RE and Ph.D., Southern Seminary
Valerie Nichols, Program Manager
B.S. and M.A., Eastern Nazarene College
Kim Powell, Enrollment Services Specialist
B.B.A., Belmont University

Office of Study Abroad

Thandi Dinani, Director of Global Education
Jess Lancaster, Interim Study Abroad Advisor
Jasmine Marecle, Study Abroad Advisor
M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee; B.S.W., Belmont University
Bonnie Marschner, Interim Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Service
Hayley Reed, Assistant Director of Study Abroad

Honors Program

Jonathan L. Thorndike, Director of Honors Program
Ph.D., M.A., Michigan State University; B.A., Alma College