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Graduate Catalog 2010

Faculty (A-E)

Faculty 2012-2013

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

Glenn Acree, Professor of Mathematics (1999)
B.A., Samford University; M.S., Georgia State University; Ph.D., Emory University

Jamie Adam, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2010)
A.S., Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne; B.S., Pittsburg State University; M.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University; D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University

Nathan Adam, Assistant Professor of Audio Engineering Technology (2010)
B.B.A. and M.B.A., Pittsburg State University; Ed.S., Middle Tennessee State University; Ed.D. Candidate, Tennessee State University

Sarah J Adams, Associate Professor of Sport Science and Chair, Department of Sport Science (2004)   
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University; M.S., Louisiana Tech University; D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

William M. Akers, Assistant Professor of Motion Pictures (2012)
B.S., Vanderbilt University, M.F.A., University of Southern California

Joe F. Alexander, Professor, Senior Professor of Performance Excellence and Associate Dean, Massey Graduate School of Business (2007)
B.B.A., Harding University; M.B.A., D.B.A., Memphis State University

Melissa Alexander, Assistant Professor of Law (2013)
B.A., Yale University; J.D., University of Virginia

Beverly J. Alleyne, Assistant Professor of Accounting (2008)
A.A.S., New York City Technical College; B.B.A., Long Island University; M.B.A., Long Island University; D.B.A., Argosy University

Jeffery Ames, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities (2008)
B.M., James Madison University; M.M.E., Ph.D., Florida State University

James Mark Anderson, Associate Professor of Philosophy (2006)
B.A., Belmont University; M.A., University of Calgary; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University                                                                                                            

John M. Arnn, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music (1981)
B.M.E., Murray State University; M.M., Indiana University; Additional Study, Hartt College, University of Hartford; Eastman School of Music

H. Mike Awalt, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy (1970)
B.A., Baylor University; B.D., M.Div., Southwestern Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University

Nicholas T. Bacon, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science (2010)
B.S., M.S., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., University of Alabama 

William N. Bailey, Professor of Psychology (1986)
B.B.A., University of Central Arkansas; M.S., Northeast Louisiana University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Amy Baker, Associate Professor of Sport Administration (2006)
B.S., Auburn University; M.S., Troy University; Ph.D., University of Louisville

Norma J. Baker, Professor Emerita of Psychology (1966)
A.A., Southwest Baptist University; B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.R.E., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., George Peabody College

Bryon P. Balint, Assistant Professor of Information Systems Management (2010)
B.A., University of North Carolina; M.B.A., Georgia State University; M.S., Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University

Ronald M. Barrett, Professor Emeritus of Biology (1967)
B.S., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University; Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Miriam Barnard, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Assistant Provost, Interdisciplinary and Global Studies (2012)
B.A., Abilene Christian University; M.A., St. Mary’s University; Ed.D., University of North Texas

Susan Barnes, Instructor of Public Relations (2008)
B.S., M.S., University of Tennessee

Sally M. Barton-Arwood, Associate Professor of Education (2006)
B.A., University of Tennessee; M.Ed., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Ashton Beggs, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Ambulatory Care (2012)
Pharm.D., St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Anthony Belfiglio, Associate Professor of Music (2006)
B.M., M.M., Temple University; M.M., University of Miami, D.M.A., University of Texas

Marty G. Bell, Professor of Religion (1988)  
B.A., Belmont College; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Debra L. Belue, Assistant Professor of Dance (2010)
B.S., University of North Carolina; B.A., Oklahoma City University; M.F.A., University of Iowa

K. Richard Bengtson, Professor of Audio and Video Production (1989)
B.A., Curry College; M.A., Wichita State University

Bruce A. Bennett, Instructor of Music (2004)  
B.A., Hardin-Simmons University; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

Sybril M. Bennett, Associate Professor of Journalism (2003)
B.A., Marquette University; M.Ed., Loyola University, Chicago; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Tabetha Ann Bewley, Associate Professor of Physical Education (2002)
B.S., Western Kentucky University; M.Ed., Trevecca Nazarene University; D.A. Middle Tennessee State University

Daniel Biles, Professor of Mathematics (2008)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University; M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Douglas R. Bisson, Professor of History (1987)
B.A., Florida Atlantic University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University

Ellen Black, Assistant Professor of Law (2012)
B.A., Mississippi University for Women; J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law

Jean M. Blank, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2003)
B.S.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham; M.S.N., University of Alabama, Huntsville

R. Devon Boan, Professor of Honors and Director, Honors Program (1996)
B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College; M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Paulo J. Boero, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Director of the Foreign Language Learning Lab (2006)
B.A., Belmont University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

Loretta Bond, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2010)
B.S.N., Alverno College; M.S.N., Marquette University; D.N.Sc. Candidate, RUSH University

Kristy Booziotis, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2010)
Pharm.D., Butler University

Sarah Bowles, Assistant Professor of English and Director, Writing Center (2008)
B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; M.A., Auburn University; Ph.D., Miami University

Noel Boyle, Associate Professor of Philosophy (2008)
B.A., Grand Valley State University; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Mark Brewer, Associate Professor of Law (2012)
B.A., Samford University; M.L.L.P., Humboldt University, Berline; Ph.D., University of St. Andrews; J.D., Cornell Law School

Madeline S. Bridges, Professor of Music and Associate Dean for Academic Studies, School of Music (1998)
B.M., Shorter College; M.M.E., Peabody College/Vanderbilt University; Ed.D., University of Alabama

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

Renee M. Brown, Professor of Physical Therapy (2005)
B.S., Daemen College; M.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of Texas-Dallas

Gladys E. Bryant, Professor Emerita of History and Political Science (1963)
B.A., Furman University; M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.R.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Martha M. Buckner, Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean; Executive Director, Partners in Nursing (1998)
A.S.N., B.S.N., Western Kentucky University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Wesley A. Bulla, Associate Professor of Music Business and Dean, Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business (1991)
B.M., University of North Carolina, Greensboro; M.M.E., Belmont University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Judy Bullington, Professor of Art and Chair, Department of Art (2007)
B.A., M.S., M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Indiana University

S. Gail Bursch, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education, School of Physical Therapy (1997)
B.H.S., M.S.Ed., University of Kentucky

Leigh A. Bynum, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2011)
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Robert O. Byrd, Professor Emeritus of Religion and H. Franklin Paschal Chair of Biblical Studies (1973)
B.A., Belmont College; M.Div., Th.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Joseph Patrick Byrne, Professor of Honors (1998)
B.A., M.U.P., M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., Indiana University; post-doctoral work I.H.E., University of Georgia

Sara Camp, Instructor of Nursing (2009)
B.S.N., Harding University, M.S.N., Rush University

Hope E. Campbell, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Administration (2010)
B.S., University of the West Indies; Pharm.D., University of Maryland at Baltimore

Stephen R. Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1971)
B.S., Murray State College; M.S., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Colin D. Cannonier, Assistant Professor of Economics (2011)
B.S., University of the West Indies; M.A., Williams College; M.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Louisiana State University

Tracey B. Carter, Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (2011)B.A., Virginia Intermont College; M.P.A., Ed.D, Tennessee State University; J.D., University of Tennessee

Roy Z. Chamlee, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History (1969)
B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., University of Louisville; M. Div., Th.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph. D., George Washington University

Dennis Chen, Assistant Professor of International Business (2011)
B.E., Vanderbilt University; M.B.A., Baylor University; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Kentucky

Bradley D. Childs, Associate Professor of Accounting (2001)
B.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., Purdue University; J.D., Suffolk University

Mark Chirico, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Director of Experiential Education (2009)
B.S., Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy; Pharm.D., University of Kansas

Richard L. Churchman, Associate Professor of Management (2000)
B.S., Tennessee Technological University; M.B.A., Tennessee State University; D.B.A., Mississippi State University

Robin L. Cobb, Associate Professor of Nursing, Women’s Health
B.S., Stonehill College; M.S., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Donald Cochran, Associate Professor of Law (2012)
B.A., Vanderbilt University; J.D., Vanderbilt University

Howard H. Cochran, Jr., Professor of Economics and Finance (1989)
B.B.A., Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration; M.A., Wayne State University; D.A., Middle Tennessee State University; Additional Study, Harvard University

John W. Coker, Associate Professor of Accounting (1991)
B.S., Tennessee Technological University; M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University; C.P.A., State of Tennessee; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Jennifer M. Coleman, Associate Professor of Music (2004)
B.S. Eastern Oregon University; ; M.M., University of Illinois; D.M.A., University of Kentucky

Jacqueline M. Conard, Assistant Professor of Marketing (2007)
B.B.A., University of Iowa; M.B.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., Duke University

James H. Cook, Instructor of Mathematics (2000)
B.S., Tennessee Technological University; B.S., M.S., University of Texas

Mary E. Cook, Associate Professor Emerita of Communication Studies (1975)
B.S., Concord College; M.A., Marshall University

Donna Copenhaver, Instructor of Nursing (2008)
A.D.N., University of Kentucky; B.S.N., University of San Diego; M.S.N., University of Phoenix, San Diego

Jeffrey R. Cornwall, Professor of Management, Jack C. Massey Chair in Entrepreneurship, and Director, Center of Entrepreneurship (2003)
B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.B.A., D.B.A., University of Kentucky

Mitchell Counts, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Information Services (2010)
B.S., Central Michigan University; M.L.S., Indiana University; J.D., South Texas College of Law

Cynthia Anne Cox, Associate Professor of English (1992)
B.A., Ohio Dominican College; M.A., Ph.D. , Ohio State University

Peggy J. Crenshaw, Associate Professor Emerita of Office Administration (1959)
B.S., Peabody College; M.A., Peabody College

Amy Crook, Assistant Professor of Management (2012)
B.A., Duke University; M.A., Rice University; Ph.D., Candidate, Rice University

Joyce Blair Crowell, Professor of Computer Science (1988)
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University; M.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Sharon L. Crumpton, Professor of Mathematics (1979)
B.S., University of Tennessee; M.S., University of Tennessee; Ed.D., University of Tennessee; Additional Study, University of Evansville

Cynthia R. Curtis, Professor of Music and Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts (1980)
B.S., Springhill College; B.M.E., M.M., Baylor University; Ph.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

David Earl Curtis, Professor of English and Associate Dean, School of Humanities (1996)
B.A., M.A., University of North Florida; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Oliver B. Curtis, Professor of Religion (1974)
B.A., Mississippi College; B.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University

Donald R. Cusic, Professor of Music Business and Music City Professor of Music Industry History (1994)
B.S., University of Maryland; M.A., D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Clyde W. Cutrer, Professor Emeritus of Religion (1976)
B.A., Louisiana State University; B.D., Th.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Lucyellen M. Dahlgren, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2004) 
B.A., Regis College; M.S.N., Anna Maria College

Corinne H. Dale, Professor Emerita of English (1986)
B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Francis Daniel, Assistant Professor of Management (2010)
B.S., United States Naval Academy; Ph.D., Florida State University

Nancy S. Darr, Professor of Physical Therapy (1998)
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.S., University of Southern California; D.P.T.Sc, Loma Linda University

Kimberlee Daus, Professor of Chemistry (1997)
B.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Andrew Davis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (2011)
B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., Villanova University

Jimmy Thomas Davis, Professor of Speech Communication and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (1987)
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Abigail L. DeBlasis, Assistant Professor of Legal Practice (2013)
B.S., Miami University; J.D., Wake Forest University

Delwyn D. DeVries, Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems (2007)
B.S.B.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., Arizona State University

Edgar Diaz-Cruz, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2011)
B.A., University of Puerto Rico; M.S., University of Puerto Rico; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Jane Dillard-Eggers, Associate Professor of Accounting (1998)
B.S., M.B.A., Austin Peay State University; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Sharon Dowdy, Professor Emerita of Nursing (1986)
B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia; M.S.N., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

William David Driskill, Professor Emeritus of Physics (1966)
B.S., Murray State College; M.A.T., University of the South; Ph.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Keary P. Dryden, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Vanderbilt University; M.S.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham

Bruce J. Dudley, Assistant Professor of Music (2006)
B.S., New York University; M.M., Eastman School of Music; D.M.A., University of Colorado

Sandra Dudley, Assistant Professor of Music (1995)
B.M., Fredonia State University; M.M., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Ruby K. Dunlap, Professor of Nursing (1996)
B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Lorena B. Edwards, Associate Professor Emerita of Management and Business Administration (1982)
B.S., M.A., Ed.S., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

James I. Elliott, Assistant Professor of Songwriting and Chair, Songwriting Program (1990)
B.A., John Wesley College; M.A., Austin Peay State University

Kristie B. Elsberry, Professor of Music (1981)
B.M., Shorter College; M.M., Ph.D., Florida State University

Clare Eng, Assistant Professor of Music (2011)
B.M., Florida International University; M.P., M.A. and Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University

Deen E. Entsminger, Professor of Music (1988)
B.M.E., Shenandoah Conservatory of Music; M.M., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., Florida State University

Martha Ezell, Instructor of Nursing (2010)
B.S., University of Toledo; B.S.N., M.S.N., Belmont University