Aug 19, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty (M-S)

Faculty 2018-2019

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

Brent Maddox, Associate Professor Theatre and Dance (2009)
M.F.A., University of Alabama; B.A., Brenau University; A.A., University of North Georgia, Gainesville

Robert H. Magruder, III, Professor of Physics/Chair Department of Chemistry and Physics (1984)
Ph.D., M.S., B.A., Vanderbilt University

Justin Makemsom, Assistant Professor of Art (2011)
Ph.D., M.S., Indiana University; B.A., William Jewell College

Lesley Mann, Assistant Professor of Music Education (2014)
Ph.D., M.M.E., B.M.E., Florida State University

Christine Manville, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy (2007)
Ed.D., Johnson & Wales University; M.Ed., Rhode Island College; B.S., University of Wisconsin

Robert D. Marler, Professor of Music (1979)
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati; M.M., Indiana University; B.M., University of Missouri

John M. Maslyn, Professor of Management (2004) 
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; B.A., Hobart College

V. Keith Mason, Instructor of Music/Coordinator of Music Tech and Commercial Music Studies (1998)
M.M., University of Miami; B.M., Winthrop University

Susan Maszaros, Collections Management Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2010)
M.S., Drexel University; B.A., Middle Tennessee State University

H. Vaughn May, Professor and Chair of Political Science (2003)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville

Donovan R. McAbee, Assistant Professor of Religion (2011)
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews; M.Div., Princeton University; B.A., Baylor University

Krista McBride, Assistant Professor of Physics (2013)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Florida Southern College

Otis B. McCowan, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1967)
Ph.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; M.A., Louisiana State University; B.S., Tennessee Technological University

Mitchell McCoy, Assistant Professor of Spanish/Legal Studies Minor and Pre-Law Coordinator (2012)
J.D., Samford University; Ph.D., M.A., University of Georgia; B.A., Samford University

Marcia A. McDonald, Professor of English (1981)
Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Stetson University

Gary McDowell, Assistant Professor of English (2011)
Ph.D., Western Michigan University; M.F.A., Bowling Green State University; B.A., Northrn Illinois University

Mark H. McEntire, Professor Religion (2000)
Ph.D., M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.S., University of Illinois Urbana

Kathryn McGowan, Instructor of Education/Director of Clinical Practice:Student Teach and Intships (2014)
M.A.T., Belmont University; B.A., Auburn University

Lori L. McGrew, Professor of Biology/Nueroscience Coor and Program Dir Summer Scholars Progam (2004)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Guilford College

J. Michael McGuire, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Psychiatry (2012)
Pharm.D., Samford University

James Morgan Meaders, Professor Emeritus of Art (1992)
M.F.A., Clemson University; B.A., Florida Southern College; A.A., Polk Community College

Natalie Michaels, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy (2014)
Ed.D., University of Central Florida; M.A., Fairfield University; B.S., Ithaca College

Helen T. Midkiff-Capra, Associate Professor Emerita of Music (1961)
M.M., B.M., University of Michigan and University of Sienna Italy; Additional study, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Amanda C. Miller, Assistant Professor of Religion (2011)
Ph.D., Union Presbyterian Seminary; M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary; B.M.E., University of Kansas

Andrew J. Miller, Professor of Mathematics and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (2003)
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley; B.A., Wartburg College

John-Lloyd Miller, Assistant Professor of Motion Pictures (2014)
B.S., Northeastern University

Jennifer Rushing Mills, Reference Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2005)
M.A., East Tennessee State University; M.S., University of Tennessee; B.A., Tennessee Tech University

Martha W. Minardi, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies and Religion (2011)
Ed.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Baylor University

Margaret P. Monteverde, Professor of English (1988)
Ph.D., Ohio State University; M.A., University of Leeds; B.A., Chatham University

Alison B. Moore, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director of General Education (2004) 
B.A., Transylvania University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Amy L. Moore, Professor of Law (2011)
J.D., University of Chicago; B.A., Harding University

Keith B. Moore, Professor of Music (1980)
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati; M.M., University of Louisville; B.A., Jacksonville State University

Elizabeth Morse, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2015)
D.N.P., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; M.S., University of London; B.A., University of Montana

Patrick Morse, Assistant Professor of Psychology (2016)
Ph.D., University of California Riverside

Francesca Muccini, Associate Professor of Italian (2008)
Ph.D., M.A., Arkansas State University; M.A., Miami University; B.A., Universityersita’degli Studi di Urbi

Jessica Mueller, Assistant Professor of Theatre/Coordinator of Costume Shop (2011)
M.F.A., University of California Irvine; B.A., University of Northern Colorado

Loren E. Mulraine, Associate Professor of Law (2012)
J.D., Howard University; B.A., University of Maryland

Sandra W. Murabito, Assistant Professor  of Nursing (2005)
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., Western Kentucky University

C. Steven Murphree, Professor of Biology (1991)
Ph.D., Tennessee Tech University; M.S., B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

John Murray, Assistant Professor of Business Law (2013)
J.D., Georgia State University; B.A., Rhodes College

Douglas Murray, Professor of English (1987)
Ph.D., M.A., University of North Carolinal; A.B., Pfeiffer University

Maria Neophytou, Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2011)
Ph.D., Purdue University; B.S., University of Cyprus

Genevieve Ness, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy/Director of the Drug Information Center (2013)
Pharm.D., University of The Sciences

John H. Niedzwiecki, Associate Professor of Biology (2007)
Ph.D., University of Kentucky; B.S., Shippensburg University

Christopher Scott Norton, Professor of Music (2001)
D.M.A., Louisiana State University A&M; M.A., B.M., Eastman School of Music

Dwayne K. O’Brien, Instructor of Music Business (2012)
M.A., Vanderbilt University; B.S., East Central University

Marilyn Odom-Thompson, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2009)
B.S., Ph.D., University of South Alabama

D. D. O’Neal, Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics
M.A., University of Mississippi

Virginia J. Osborn, Assistant Professor Emerita of Philosophy (1990)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; J.D., Nashville Law School; M.A., B.A., University of Tennessee

Joel Overall, Asistant Professor of English (2013)
Ph.D., Texas Christian University; M.A., B.S., Abilene Chrstian University

Jeffrey W. Overby, Professor of Marketing and International Business and Director, Center International Business/Kennedy Chair (2005)
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; M.B.A., Millsaps College; B.S., Mississippi State University

Quintin Owens, Assistant Professor of Art (2016)
M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University

Adam C. Pace, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Manager (2012)
Pharm.D., B.S., University of Mississippi

Barry L. Padgett, Professor of Management, James M. Medlin Chair of Business Ethics (2010)
Ph.D., Purdue University; M.A., University of Louisville; B.A., Mobile College

Barbara Padovich, Instructor of Nursing (2011)
M.S.N., Belmont University; B.S.N., Richard Stockton College; A.A.S., Ocean County College

John H.E. Paine, Professor of Literature/Journal Editor (1980)
Ph.D., M.A., Emory University; B.A., Eckerd College

Darlene Panvini, Professor of Biology and Chair, Department of Biology (2003)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Gardner-Webb University

Kathryn Paradise, Instructor of Music (2007)
M.M., B.M., University of Miami

Alison Parker, Associate Professor of Chemistry (2004)
Ph.D., M.S., University of Cincinnati; B.A., Transylvania University

Theodore Peetz, Assistant Professor of Sports Administration/Director Sports Admin Grad Program (2012)
Ph.D., University of Nevada; M.Ed., Bowling Green State University; B.S.B.A., Kansas State University

Natalia Pelaz-Escribano, Associate Professor of Spanish (2006)
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; M.A., B.A., University of Valladolid

John N. Pell, Instructor of Music (1980)
Study at Boston University and Berklee School of Music

Adam Pfleegor, Assistant Professor of Sports Administration (2016)
Ph.D., Louisiana State University A&M; B.S., SUNY College at Brockport

J. Mark Phillips, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship (2011)
Ph.D., George Washington University; J.D., M.B.A., New York University; B.A., Johns Hopkins University

James E. Pierce, Assistant Professor of Art (2011)
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design; B.F.A., Belmont University

Michael R. Pinter, Professor of Mathematics and Director of Teaching Center (1989)
Ph.D., M.S., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed., University of Mississippi; B.A., Hendrix College

Robbie C. Pinter, Professor of English (1986)
Ed.D., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Mississippi; B.A., Ouachita Baptist University

Teresa E. Plummer, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy (2004)
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University; M.S.O.T., Belmont University; B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; A.A., Mount Aloysius College

Traci M. Poole, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2010)
Pharm.D., Virginia Commonwealth University; B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Michael Poston, Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology (2012)
Attended Belmont College

Erin M. Pryor, Assistant Professor of Sociology (2011)
Ph.D., University of Akron; M.A., B.A., University of Toledo

William W. Pursell, Associate Professor of Music (1980)
D.M.A., M.M.,B.M., Eastman School of Music

Zachary Quint, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2013)
M.A., University of Colorado Boulder; M.S., University of Texas Austin; B.A., University of Kansas

Daniel Nicholas Ragsdale, Professor of Biology and Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics (2000)
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis; B.A., Wabash College

J. Patrick Raines, Dean, College of Business Administration and Professor of Economics (2003)
Ph.D., M.A., A.B., University of Alabama; B.M., University of Tennessee Knoxville

Donald R. Ramage, Professor Emeritus of Biology (1970)
Ph.D., University of Kentucky; B.S., Murray State University; A.S., Paducah Community College

Andrew Ramsey, Instructor of Songwriting (2011)
B.M., University of Tennessee

Kenneth W. Reed, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2010)
Ph.D., M.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center; B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University

Jesse Register. Dist Prof of Educ Leadership/Dir Belmont Center for Improvement of Educ Systems (2015)
Ed.D., Duke University

David Ribar, Professor of Art (1991)
M.F.A., University of Cincinnati; B.F.A., Murray State University

Bonnie P. Riechert, Associate Professor of Public Relations/Chair Dept of Public Relations (2006)
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; B.A., University of Georgia

Rachel E. Rigsby, Associate Professor of Chemistry (2005)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Kentucky Wesleyan College

Stephen J. Robinson, Associate Professor of Physics/Pathways Junior Mentor (2007)
Ph.D., M.S., University of Illinois; B.S., North Carolina State University

T. Kevin Robinson, Professor of Physical Therapy (1998)
D.Sc., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions; M.S., University of Kentucky; B.S., East Carolina University

Dorren Robinson, Instructor of Journalism (2012)
M.S., Murray State University; A.B., Western Kentucky University

Christine Rogers, Assistant Professor of Art (2015)
M.F.A., Tufts University; B.A., Oberlin College And Conservatory

Clyde P. Rolston, Professor of Songwriting (1994)
Ph.D., Temple University; M.S., B.S., Louisiana State University

Sabrina Salvant, Associate Professor and Director, Occupational Therapy Doctorate (2015)
Ed.D., M.P.H., M.S., Columbia University Teachers College; B.S., Cornell University

Daniel E. Schafer, Professor of History (1996)
Ph.D., M.A., University of Michigan; A.B., Washington University

Mark T. Schenkel, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship (2005) 
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; M.B.A., Northern Kentucky University; B.A., University of Cincinnati

Brad Schleben, Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2015)
Ph.D., M.S., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; B.A., Carthage College

Patrick L. Schneider, Associate Professor of Exercise Science/Chair Sports Science (2006)
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; M.S., University of Wisconsin; B.S., Winona State University

Beverly Schneller, Professor of English (2013)
Ph.D., M.A., Catholic University America; B.A., University of Saint Thomas Texas

David Schreiber, Assistant Professor and Chair of Entertainment Industry Studies (2015)
Ph.D., Miscellaneous Institution; M.M., University of Miami; B.A., University Wisc Stevens Point

Regine Schwarzmeier, Associate Professor of German (1997)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of Regensburg

Brenda C. See, Professor of Law (2012)
J.D., M.A., B.S., University of Alabama

Harold See, Professor of Law (2011)
J.D., University of Iowa; M.S., Iowa State University; B.A., Emporia State University

Patrick D. Sells, Professor of Physical Therapy (2004) 
D.A., Middle Tennessee State University; M.A., B.S., Tennessee Tech University

Richard C. Shadinger, Professor of Music/University Carillonneur (1974)
D.M.A., M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.M., Shorter University

David Shamburger, Associate Professor of Music (2008)
M.F.A., University of Nevada; B.A., Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Erin Shankel, Assistant Professor of Nursing/Interim Coor Family Nurse Practitioner Track (2013)
D.N.P., Belmont University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Greenville College

Lina Sheahan, Music Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2012)
M.A., SUNY College Buffalo; B.S., Gettysburg College

Stephen (Han) Kil Shin, Assistant Professor of Sports Administration (2011)
Ph.D., University of New Mexico; M.S., University of Wisconsin, La Crosse; B.P.E., Yong In University

Lynne S. Shores, Professor of Nursing (1995)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.S., University of  Tennessee, Memphis; B.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Lakisha L. Simmons, Assistant Professor of Information Systems Management (2012)
Ph.D., University of Mississippi; M.B.A., University of Phoenix; B.B.A., Tennessee State University

Debbie Dempsey Simpler, Professor Emerita of Social Work (1979)
M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee; B.A., Memphis State University; A.C.S.W.; L.C.S.W.

Steven H. Simpler, Professor Emeritus of Religion (1987)
Ph.D., Baylor University; M.Div., Southwestern Seminary; B.A., Baylor University

Annette M. Sisson, Professor of English (1989)
Ph.D., M.A., Indiana University; B.A., University of Evansville

Judy Skeen, Professor of Religion (1998)
Ph.D., M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Samford University

Cheryl Slay, Associate Professor of Music Business and Associate Dean (2007)
J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore; M.P.A., Clark Atlanta University; A.B., University Michigan

Elisabeth Small, Assistant Professor of Music/Coordinator of Camerata (2003)
M.M., B.M., The Juilliard School

Henry W. Smiley, Assistant Professor of Music (1998)
M.M., University of Tennessee; B.A., Emory & Henry College

Kara Smith, Assistant Professor of Economics (2012)
Ph.D., University of Tennessee Knoxville

Bonnie K. Smith-Whitehouse, Professor of English (2003)
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.A., University of Tennessee; B.A., University of the South

Joseph C. Smolira, Associate Professor of Finance (1999)
Ph.D., University of Kentucky; M.B.A., Marshall University; B.S., Wheeling Jesuit University

Richard Sowienski, Associate Professor of Publishing (2014)
M.F.A., B.Lib., University of Iowa

Emily Speck, Instructor of Music (2015)
M.M., B.M., Belmont University

Thom Spence, Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of Chemistry (2014)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Birmingham Southern College

Kenneth M. Spring, Associate Professor of Sociology (2002)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.A., B.A., University of Toledo; B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University

Justin J. Stace, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2010)
Ph.D., M.S., University of Cincinnati; B.S., Western Kentucky University

Jason D. Stahl, Instructor of Communication Studies/Director Speech and Debate Program (2005) 
M.A., Western Kentucky University; B.A., Georgetown College  Ph.D. Candidate, Louisiana State University

Condit Steil, Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2009)
Pharm.D., B.S., A.S., University of Kentucky

Andrea Stepnick, Professor of Sociology (2001)
Ph.D., M.S., Florida State University; B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Sarita M. Stewart, Assistant Professor of Entertainment Industry Studies (2007)
Ph.D., University of Alabama; M.B.A., Claremont Mckenna College; B.S., Oregon State University

Steven P. Stodghill, Professor, Pharmaceutical Social, and Administrative Sciences (2007)
Ph.D., B.S., University of Mississippi

Thompson Edward Storey, Professor of Journalism and Chair, Department of  Media Studies (1985)
M.S., Iowa State University; B.A., St. Bonaventure University

Andrea Stover, Professor of English/Director of Writing Program for English Dept (1999)
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts; M.A., Boston College; B.A., University Vermont

Sabrina Sullenberger, Associate Professor of Social Work/Chair Social Work Department (2013)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; M.S.W., University of Tennessee Knoxville; B.A., University of Memphis

Bryce Sullivan, Professor of Psychology and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (2008)
Ph.D., M.A., Ohio State University Columbus; B.S., Georgia State University