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Belmont University Graduate Catalog 2016-17


Robert C. Fisher, President (2000) 
     B.S., Henderson State University; 
     M.B.A., University of Memphis; 
     Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Thomas Burns, Provost (2011)
     B.A., Dickinson College; 
     Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Steven T. Lasley, Vice-President for Finance and Operations (1998) 
     B.S., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; 
     M.B.A., University of Georgia

Jason B. Rogers, Vice-President for Administration and University Counsel (1998) 
     B.A., Baylor University; 
     J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law 
     Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania

Susan H. West, Vice President & Chief of Staff (1988) 
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University; 
     M.A., Western Kentucky University; 
     Ed.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Perry Moulds, Vice President for Development and External Relations (2014)
     B.A., University of Mississippi
     M.A. University of Mississippi
     Ph.D. University of Mississippi

Todd L. Lake, Vice President for Spiritual Development (2005) 
     A.B., Harvard University; 
     M.Div., Southern Seminary; 
     Ph.D., Boston College

Paula A. Gill, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness (1994)
     B.S., Belmont University; 
     M.S. The University of Alabama; 
     Ed.D. The University of Alabama

Office of the President
Robert C. Fisher, President
Susan H. West,  Vice President & Chief of Staff
Sue Heflin, Executive Assistant to the President
Betsy Caffey, Executive Assistant to theVice President & Chief of Staff

Office of the Provost
Thomas Burns, Provost
Kim Carr, Executive Assistant to the Provost
Deborah Hayden, Budget Manager and Analyst Office of the Provost

Office of the Associate Provost
Beverly Schneller, Associate Provost
Jonathan Thorndike,  Director of Honors
Robin McCord, Assistant to the Associate Provost
Ernest W. Heard, Director of Library Services
Patricia A. Jacobs, Director of Career and Professional Development 
Mike Pinter, Director of Teaching Center
Bernard Turner, Director of Center for Social Entrepreneurship 
Tim Stewart, Director of Service Learning
David Sneed, Director of Growth and Purpose for Students (GPS)

College Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Bryce F. Sullivan, Dean
Linda Holt, Associate Dean
Lauren Lunsford, Associate Dean 
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
Mark Hogan, Chair
Alan Coverstone, M.Ed. and M.A.T. and Residency Director
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
Ted Peetz, Director of Sport Administration Program
Cindy Warner, Administrative Assistant & Adjunct Coordinator
     M.Acc., B.S., Belmont University 

School of Humanities
Brenda Hancock, Office Manager
Denise Mabry, Administrative Assistant

Department of English

David Curtis, Chair
Jamie Yeo, Director of English Graduate Program
Department of Foreign Languages
David Julseth, Chair
Department of Philosophy
Mark Anderson, Chair

School of Social Sciences
Karen Bennett, Office Manager
Bonnie Wagonfield, Administrative Assistant

Department of Communication Studies
Mary Vaughn, Chair
Department of History
Brenda Jackson-Abernathy, Chair
Department of Media Studies
Thompson E. Storey, Chair
Department of Political Science
Vaughn May, Chair
Department of Sociology
Shelby Longard, Chair
Department of Public Relations
Bonnie Reichert, Chair


College Sciences and Mathematics
Thom Spence, Dean

Kimberlee Daus, Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics
Ashley Turner, Office Manager 
     B.B.A., M.B.E., Middle Tennessee State University
Ray Seely, Laboratory Manager 
     B.S., Bradley University; M.S., Vanderbilt University
Kim Acree, College of Arts and Sciences Recruiting Coordinator
     B.B.A., University of Georgia

Department of Biology
Darlene Panvini, Chair
Terri Templeman, Administrative Assistant
     B.A., Cal State Fullerton
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Robert Magruder III, Chair
Laura Lowder, Administrative Assistant
     B.A., Michigan State University
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Mary Goodloe, Chair
Susan Headrick, Office Manager
     B.S., Belmont College
Department of Psychology
Linda Jones, Chair
Mary Godwin, Office Manager
     B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.A., Ohio State University

College of Business Administration

J. Patrick Raines, Dean
Susan M. Hopfensperger, Executive Assistant to the Dean and Technical Support Coordinator, 
     B.A.S., University of Richmond
Jennie Graves Bowman, Financial Officer 
     B.A., Emory University; M.S., Vanderbilt University; M.B.A., Belmont University

Undergraduate School of Business Administration
Stan York, Associate Dean
Robert Dillingham, Massey Computer Lab Director
Jocelyn Gutekunst, Recruiting and Co-Curricular Coordinator, 
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Linda G. Jenkins, Program Assistant
Jaclyn Kerr, Coordinator, Professional B.B.A. Program 
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Arthur Lachowicz, Student Services Administrator, 
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Lori Wood LeBleu, Director of Career Development
     B.B.A., University of Kentucky; M.B.A., Miami University
Sarah Reeves, Program Coordinator, Center for Entrepreneurship
     B.B.A., Belmont University; M.P.P., Vanderbilt University
Misty Wims, Academic Director, 
     B.B.A., Belmont University

The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business
Joe F. Alexander, Associate Dean and Senior Professor of Performance Excellence
Tonya Hollin, Admissions/Marketing Assistant, 
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Melissa G. Mitchell, Program Assistant

Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
Office of the Dean

Douglas Howard, Dean
Cheryl Slay Carr, Associate Dean
Angela Breedon, Assistant to the Dean
     B.S., Belmont University
Kellie Meeks, Administrative Assistant

Academic Administrative Offices
Tina Dishman, Director, Academic Advising
     B.B.A., Belmont University; Graduate Studies, Belmont University
Angela Everett, Program Assistant
     B.S., Armstrong Atlantic State University
Michelle Ryan, Academic Advisor
     B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.A., University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Julie Jackson, Internship Coordinator
     B.S., M.Ed. 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
Undergraduate Studies, Institute of Audio Research
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
     B.B.A., M.Ed., Belmont University
Harry Chapman, Director of Development and Major Gifts
     B.A., University of Georgia
Ashlyne Huff, Admissions Coordinator
     B.A., Belmont University
Ron Romano, Computer Technician
     B.B.A., Olivet Nazarene University 
Tish M. Stewart, Career Development Specialist
     B.B.A., University of Georgia, Graduate Studies, Belmont University
Julie Thomas, Associate Director of Alumni Relations
     B.M., M.Ed., Belmont University

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

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

Motion Pictures Program
Barbara Doyle, Chair
     B.A., Framingham State College; Ed.M. Harvard University

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

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

College of Health Sciences
Cathy R. Taylor, Dean
Michelle Ayotte, Assistant to the Dean
Tina Hunt Frost, Operations Director
    B.B.A., Memphis State University
Beth Hallmark, Director of College of Health Sciences & Nursing Simulation Center
Bill Nichols, Enrollment Services & Marketing Director
    B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.A. Emerson College
Kaye Horsfall, Director, Frist Center
    B.S.W., University of Kentucky; M.A., Eastern Kentucky University

 Department of Social Work
Sabrina Sullenberger, Chair
Patsy Peach, Program Assistant
    B.S. Belmont University

 School of Nursing
Chris L. Algren, Associate Dean and Executive Director of Partners in Nursing
Martha Buckner, Director of Undergraduate Nursing
Leslie Higgins, Director of Graduate Nursing
Heather Germain, Program Assistant
     B.A., Briercrest Bible College
Karen Luter, Academic Support Assistant
     B.A., Sonoma State University; B.B.A., Belmont University

 School of Occupational Therapy
Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld, Associate Dean
Christina Twist, Admissions Coordinator
     BBA, Belmont University; MAcc, Belmont University
Katie Wray,  Program Assistant

 School of Physical Therapy
Renee Brown, Chair
Lucy Baltimore, Program Assistant
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University 
Amy Irwin, Academic Support Assistant
     B.S., Belmont University
Lucy Davidson, Admissions Assistant
     B.S., Webster University

College of Pharmacy
Phil Johnston, Dean
Scott Weston, Associate Dean
Condit Steil, Chair, Pharmacy Practice
Sal Giorgianni, Director, Experiential Education
Erin Wikle, Assistant to the Dean
Ginger Hooper, Program Assistant
     B.S. Middle Tennessee State University

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Cynthia R. Curtis, Dean
__, Program Assistant, CVPA Dean’s Office    
Sarah Davis, Director of Public Relations/Advancement
     B.A., Western Kentucky University
Joan C. Eakin, Administrative Coordinator 
     B.S., Belmont University
Maren Bishop, Admissions Coordinator
      M. Ed., Belmont University, B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

 Department of Art
Judy Bullington, Chair
Stacey Bryan, Office Manager

 School of Music
Madeline S. Bridges, Associate Dean for Academic Studies
Jeffery W. Kirk, , Associate Dean for Applied Studies, 
Kris Elsberry, Director of Graduate Studies
Rusty King, Production and Facilities Manager
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Ben Craine, Scheduling Coordinator/Graduate Secretary
     B.S., Belmont University, 
Sally Dodd, Music Facilities Secretary
    B.A., Belmont University
Thom Roberts, Music Facilities Assistant, 
Gina Lackore, Program Assistant
    B.M., Belmont University, A.A., North Iowa Area Community College
April Simpkins, Receptionist-Secretary 
     B.A., Harding University

Department of Theatre and Dance
R. Paul Gatrell, Chair, 
Jerry Stratton, Theatre Facilities Manager/Technical Director  
Joann Rosenblum, Office Manager

College of Theology and Christian Ministry
Darrell Gwaltney, Dean
Debbie Jacobs, Assistant to the Dean
     B.A., University of Mississippi

Moench Center for Church Leadership
Dr. Darrell Gwaltney, Director

Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education
Mimi Barnard, Associate Provost
Jennifer Shirley, Administrative Assistant
     B.B.A College of William and Mary, M.S. University of Virginia

Interdisciplinary Studies:
     University College Adult Degree Programs

Sara Gibson, Academic Services Specialist
     B.B.A. and M.B.A., Belmont University
Cayce Elliott, PBBA and Student Advising Coordinator
     B.S. University of Mississippi; M.Ed., 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
Leigh Hitchcock , Student Services Coordinator
     B.A., University of Richmond; M.Div., Southern Seminary

Asian Studies
Ronnie Littlejohn

Office of International Student and Scholar Services
      Office of Study Abroad
Shelley M. Jewell, Director
     B.A., Emory University; M.Ed., Peabody College at Vanderbilt University
Janet Braun, Student Advisor and Operations Manager
     B.S., University of Alabama; M.S., University of Memphis
Hayley Reed, Budget Manager
     B.S., Eastern Illinois University

General Education Program
Alison Moore, Director

Honors Program
Jonathan Thorndyke, Director

Library Services
____________, Director of Library Services
Deborah Bilbra, Assistant Circulation Supervisor for Evening/Weekend Services 
     B.A., University of the State of New York
E. Paige Carter, Interlibrary Loans Specialist
     B.A., Belmont University
Zachary Fischer, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
Courtney Fuson, Electronic & Educational Resources Librarian
Karen P. Hargrove, Office Manager 
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Chuck Hodgin, Systems Support Librarian
Allison Kee, Assistant Collection Management Supervisor for Serials
     B.S., Belmont University
Jennifer MacLean, Assistant Supervisor of the Listening/Viewing Center for Day Services
     B.M., University of Alabama
Sue Maszaros, Unit Head for Library Systems and Collection Management
Aubrey Brook McGinnis, Assistant Supervisor of the Listening/Viewing Center for Night/Weekend Services
     B.S., University of Mobile; M.M. Belmont University
Jenny Rushing Mills,  Research and Instruction Librarian and Coordinator of Research Services 
Sylvia D. Morris, Assistant Circulation Supervisor for Day Services
Laura Price, Assistant Collection Management Supervisor for Acquisitions 
     B.A., University of Alabama
Lina Sheahan, Music Librarian
Claire Wiley, Research and Instruction Librarian
Vance Joel Wilson, Circulation Manager 
     A.A., Pensacola Junior College; B.A., University of West Florida
Judith Williams, Research and Instruction Librarian

Office of Assessment and Institutional Research
Mary Lucus, Director of Institutional Research
    B.A., University of Kentucky; M.Ed., Belmont University
Patricia White, Director of Business Intelligence and Data Management 
Carol Smith, Assessment Coordinator
Jennifer Ervin, Systems Coordinator

Teaching Center
Mike Pinter, Director
Nanci Alsup, Program Assistant


Office of the Registrar and Academic Records
Steven H. Reed, University Registrar 
     B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.Div., Lexington Theological Seminary; M.Ed., Belmont
     University; D.Min., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
La Kiesha Armstrong, Associate Registrar/VA Coordinator 
     B.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University; M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Ginger Bossier, Associate Registrar 
     B.A., Willamette University; M.Ed., Belmont University
Patricia Chaffin, Assistant Registrar
     B.B.A., Belmont University; M.B.A., Belmont University; M.Ed., Belmont University, 
     Ed.D. Trevecca Nazarene University
Adam T'Koy, Registrar Specialist
     B.S., DePaul University
Linda Mullins,Veteran Affairs Education Counselor
     B.S., Belmont University
Shelly L. Paul, TELS, Transfer Tracking Coordinator
     B.A., Gordon College; M.Div., Bethel Theological Seminary; Th.M., Princeton Theological
     Seminary; M.Phil., King's College, University of Aberdeen
Elena Sokol, Office Manager
     B.A., Fordham University
Misty Wellman, Academic Audit Analyst, A.S., Indiana Vocational Technical College; B.S., Belmont University;
     M.A., Belmont University 

Enrollment Services
David Mee, Associate Provost and Dean of Enrollment
    B.A., Houghton College; M.S., Indiana Wesleyan University
Teresa Elder, Assistant to the Dean
Rachel Leddy, Assistant Director of Enrollment Marketing
    B.F.A., Belmont University; M.Ed., Belmont University
Bill Nichols, Associate Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Health Sciences and Nursing and the College of Pharmacy
    B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.A. Emerson College
Amy Hodge, Graduate Admissions Coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and College of Visual and Performing Arts
    B.M., Central Methodist University

Office of Admissions
Brooke Brannin, Director of University Admissions
     B.B.A., Texas Christian University; M.B.A., University of Dallas
Mary Byars, Assistant Director of Admissions
     B.S., Belmont University
J. Ted Gray, Transfer Admissions Counselor 
     B.S., Austin Peay State University
Michael Waters, Associate Director of Admissions 
     B.A., Furman University; M.S., Georgia State University
Amanda Gill, Admissions Event Coordinator 
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Kimberly Agee, Data Enrollment Coordinator
     B.S., University of Tennessee 
Meghan Westbury,  Admission Guest Coordinator
     B.S. Auburn University; M.Ed., Belmont University
Pamela Howell, Call Center Manager
     B.S., Belmont University
John Palmer Rea, Admissions Counselor 
     B.S., Belmont University
Jim Poole, Assistant Director of Admissions 
     B.S., Belmont College; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Mobile
Steven Martin, Assistant Director of Admissions  
     B.B.A., Belmont University; M.ACC, Belmont University
Taylor Dillion, Admissions Counselor
B.B.A., Belmont University; M.Ed, University of South Carolina 
Maren Bishop, Admissions Coordinator for College of Visual and Performing Arts
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University ; M. Ed., Belmont University
Keith Davis, Admissions Coordinator for College of Health Sciences and Nursing 
     B.S., Grove City College
Ashlyne Huff, Admissions Coordinator for Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
     B.B.A., Belmont University
Amy Southard, Admissions Coordinator for Jack C. Massey College of Business
     B.A., Elon University; M.B.A., Belmont University
Angela Shedd, Director of Admissions Operations  
     B.S. Belmont University
Rachel Rogers, Data Enrollment Coordinator
Tina Hust, Data Enrollment Coordinator

Office of Student Financial Services
Patricia Smedley, Director of Student Financial Services
     B.S., Western Michigan University, M.Ed., Belmont University
Charles Harper, Director of Financial Aid, Associate Director of Student Financial Services
     B.S., Belmont University; M.Ed., Belmont University
Carrie Northington, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
     B.A., Austin Peay State University 
Jennifer Bussell, Assistant Director of Student Accounts
     B.A., Harding University; M.B.A., Harding University
Katie Ashley, Study Abroad/Third Party Billing Counselor
    B.S., University of Tennessee; M.Ed., Belmont University
Carrie Mendoza, Reconciliation Specialist
    B.S., University of Phoenix; M.B.A., University of Phoenix 
Ashley Frisbie, Information Specialist
     B.A., Belmont University; M.Ed., Belmont University
Helen Bond, Scholarship Counselor
     B.S., Belmont University; M.Ed., Belmont University
Derek McIntosh, Collections Supervisor
     B.S., Purdue University; M.Ed., Belmont University
Amber Odom, Verification Counselor
     B.A., University of Memphis; M.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
Kim Tennyson, Loan Counselor
Brian Turner, Perkins and Institutional Loan Counselor
     B.S., Fisk University
Valez Thornton, Work-Study Counselor
     B.S., Middle Tennessee State University; M.Ed., Belmont University
Melanie Herring, Administrative Assistant 
     A.A. Sandhills Community College

Belmont Central
Reginald Edwards, Student Services Coordinator
    B.S., Alabama A&M University
Jasmine Hunter, Student Services Coordinator
     B.S.W., Belmont University; M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee 
Wesley Notestine, Student Services Coordinator
     B.A., University of Mississippi

Office of Student Affairs
Katherine B. Wilson Dean of Students
    B.S.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., Vanderbilt University
Neil Jamerson, Assistant Dean of Students
    B.S., University North Carolina - Asheville; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University; Juris Doctorate, University of Tennessee-College of Law
Angie Bryant, Assistant Dean of Students -Director of Fitness & Recreation
    B.S., Belmont University; M.S., Middle Tennessee State University
__________, Director of Health Services 
Peg Leonard-Martin, Director of Counseling Services
    B.A, Maryville College; M.Div., Vanderbilt Divinity School; MSSW, University of Tennessee School of Social Work, Clinical Licensure State of Tennessee
Georgia Alexander, Assistant Director of Counseling
    B.A., Tennessee State University;  M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee School of Social Work, Clinical Licensure State of Tennessee   
Melissa Smith, Director of Disability Services
    B.A., University of TN, Knoxville; M.Ed. University of TN, Knoxville
Ben Lion, Director of New Student & Parent Programs
    B.A., Calvin College; M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University
Kevin Reynolds, Assistant Director of Student Activities
    B.A, Northern Kentucky University;  M.S., Illinois State University
Sara Stacy, Assistant Director of Student Activities
    B.S. and M.S., University of Tennessee
Jamie Zeller, Director of Fitness & Recreation
    B.S., Western Kentucky University; M.S., Western Kentucky University
Vanessa Tucker, Assistant to the Associate Provost (Student Affairs)

Office of Residence Life
Anthony Donovan, Assistant Dean of Students
    B.A. Berea College; M.A. Eastern Kentucky University
Jamie Shaffer, Assistant Director of Residence Life
    B.A. Vanderbilt University; M.Ed. Vanderbilt University
Rebekah Stewart, Assistant Director of Residence Life
    B.A. Eastern Kentucky University; M.Ed. Middle Tennessee State University
Monica Gibbs, Office Manager
    B.M. Belmont University; M.M. Belmont University
Amber Wing, Billing & Assignments Assistant
    B.S. Elmira College; M.S. Elmira College
Elizabeth Grubb, Heron Hall Residence Director
     B.A. Grove City College; M.Ed. Geneva College
Caleb Bridges, Pembroke Hall Residence Director
     B.A. University of South Alabama; M.A. Mississippi State University
Nathan Hendrix, Hail Hall Residence Director
     B.S. University of North Alabama; M.Ed. University of West Florida
Matthew Parnell, Patton/Bear House Residence Director
     B.A. Valdosta State University; M.Ed. Valdosta State University
Danielle Steffa, Potter Hall Residence Director
     B.A. Carthage College; M.S. Eastern Illinois University
Melanie Vincent, Wright Hall Residence Director
     B.A. The University of Findlay; M.A. Bowling Green State University
Jonathan Clem, Maddox Hall Residence Director
     B.A. Azusa Pacific University; M.S. Azusa Pacific University
Nicole Phillips, Kennedy Hall Residence Director
     B.A., Belmont University
Stephanie Matias, Thrailkill Hall Residence Director
     B.C.S. Ohio University; M.Ed. Ohio University
Shanna Carmack, Russell Hall Residence Director
     B.S. King College; M.A. University of Mississippi
Kimberly Kolk, Horrell Hall & Bruin Hills Residence Director
     B. S. Florida Southern College; M.S. Florida State University
Sarah Norton, Dickens Hall Residence Director
     B.S. Belmont University; M.Ed. Middle Tennessee State University
Lesley Brumfield, Lower Hillside Residence Director
     B.A. University of Southern Mississippi; M. S. Texas A&M University
Shandus Parish, Upper Hillside Residence Director
     B.S. Belmont University; M.A. Bowling Green State University
Hannah Aschliman, Belmont Commons Residence Director
     B.B.A. Belmont University; B.A. Belmont University