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Graduate Catalog 2010

Faculty 2012-2013 (M-S)

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

Brent Maddox, Assistant Professor of Theatre (2009)
A.A., Gainesville State College; B.A., Brenau University; M.F.A., The University of Alabama

David Maddox, Assistant Professor of Music Business (2009)
B.A., North Georgia College; J.D., University of Georgia

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

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

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

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

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

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

V. Keith Mason, Instructor of Music (1998)
B.M., Winthrop University; M.M., University of Miami

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

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

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

Mitchell McCoy, Assistant Professor of Spanish (2012)
B.A., Samford University; J.D., Samford University; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia

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

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

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

Lori L. McGrew, Associate Professor of Biology (2004)
B.S., Guilford College; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

Scott D. McPhee, Professor of Occupational Therapy and Associate Dean, Occupational Therapy (1996)
B.A., University of Washington; B.S., University of Puget Sound, M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.P.Ad., Western Kentucky University; Dr.P.H., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kara D. S. Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Economics (2012)
B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.A., University of Tennessee, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Margaret P. Monteverde, Professor of English and Executive Director of the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (1988)
B.A., Chatham College; M.A., Leeds University; Ph.D., Ohio State 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, Associate Professor of Law (2011)
B.A., Harding University; J.D., University of Chicago

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

Francesca Muccini, Assistant Professor of Italian (2008)
B.A., Universita`degli Studi di Urbino; M.A., Miami University; M.A., Ph.D., Arkansas State University

Jessica Mueller, Assistant Professor of Theater (2011)
B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.F.A., University of California-Irvine


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

Sandra W. Murabito, Instructor of Nursing (2005)
B.S.N., Western Kentucky University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

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

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

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

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

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

Dwayne K. O’Brien, Instructor of Music Business (2012)
B.S., East Central University; M.A., Vanderbilt 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)
B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., University of Tennessee, J.D., Nashville Law School; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pamela Ann Parry, Associate Professor of Journalism and Chair, Department of Communications (2001)
B.J., University of Missouri at Columbia; M.R.E., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., American University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Linda J. Quigley, Instructor of Journalism (2000)
B.S., University of North Alabama; M.A., Penn State University

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

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

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

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

Mary Rau-Foster, Assistant Professor of Management (2010)
B.S., Georgia State University; M.B.A., University of St. Francis; J.D., Atlanta Law School

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

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

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

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

Stephen J. Robinson, Assistant Professor of Physics (2007)
B.S., North Carolina State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois

T. Kevin Robinson, Professor of Physical Therapy (1998)
B.S., East Carolina University; M.S., University of Kentucky

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

Tracy Rokas, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Assistant Provost of Assessment and Institutional Research (2012)
B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

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

Sandra A. Rosedale, Instructor of Nursing, Clinical Placement Coordinator (2010)
A.D., Michigan Technological University; B.A., University of LaVerne; B.S., University of California, San Francisco, M.S.N., University of California, San Francisco

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

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

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

Lorraina Q. Scholten, Associate Professor of Social Work and Chair, Department of Social Work (2000)
B.S., Belmont College; M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee; Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

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

Brenda C. See, Professor of Legal Practice (2012)
B.S., University of Alabama; M.S., University of Alabama; J.D., University of Alabama

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

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

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

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

Jane P. Shelby, Associate Professor of Nursing (1987)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Seraphine Shen-Miller, Assistant Professor of Psychology (2009)
B.A., National Cheng-Chi University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheryl Slay, Assistant Professor Music Business (2007)
A.B., University of Michigan; M.S., Clark Atlanta University; J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

Elisabeth Small, Assistant Professor of Music (2003)
B.M., M.M., The Julliard School

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

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

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

Alisa Spinelli, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2013)
A.A., University of Florida; Pharm.D., University of Florida

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

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

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

James C. Stamper, Professor of Education (1980)
B. A., Carson-Newman; M.A., Ed.D, University of Tennessee; Additional Study, Harvard University

Condit Steil, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Chair, Pharmacy Practice (2009)
B.S., PharmD., University of Kentucky

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

Sarita M. Stewart, Instructor of Entertainment Industry Studies (2007)
B.S., Oregon State University, M.B.A., Claremont Graduate University; Ph.D. candidate, University of Alabama

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

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

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

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