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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

Faculty 2012-2013 (F-L)

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

Gregory K. Faulk, Professor of Finance (1993)
B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.B.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

William F. Feehely, Associate Professor of Theatre and Drama (2006)
B.A., St. Joseph University; M.F.A., Rutgers

Davon Ferrara, Assistant Professor of Physics (2012)
B.S., Centenary College of Louisiana; M.S., Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Cathy H. Ficzere, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of Drug Information Services, School of Pharmacy (2007)
B.S., Pharm.D., Samford University

Jane B. Finley, Professor of Accounting and Information Systems Management and Deloitte & Touche Professor in Accounting (1995)
B.B.A., Emory University; M.A.C.C., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Florida State University

Sarah Ann Fleming, Associate Professor of Mathematics (2005)
B.S., Mississippi College, M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Rachael A. Flynn-Hopper, Associate Professor of Education (2003)
B.S., M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Leslie A. Folds, Associate Professor of Nursing (2003)
B.A., Wheaton College; M.S., Vanderbilt University; Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

Linda Ford, Associate Professor Emerita of Music (1976)
B.M., Baylor University; M.M., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Jennifer J. Wilgus Fowler, Assistant Professor of Economics and Music Business (2006)
B.B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

Ruth A. Ford, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy (2005)   
B.S., Ohio State University; M.S.B.S., Medical College of Ohio; Ed.D., Bowling Green State University

Rachel B. Franks, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (2010)
A.A., University of Florida, Pharm.D., Palm Beach Atlantic University

Courtney R. Fuson, Electronic and Educational Resources Librarian with Assistant Professor Rank (2006)
B.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Kathleen M. Galloway, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (2006)
B.A., Southern Illinois University; M.P.T., Baylor University; D.Sc., Rocky Mountain University

Gary G. Garrison, Jr., Associate Professor of Information Systems Management (2005) 
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.B.A., University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Paul Gatrell, Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance (2002)
B.S., Lindenwood College; B.F.A., University of Georgia

Lawrence P. German, Professor Emeritus of Political Science (1988)
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Rebecca K. Geving, Instructor of Mathematics (2003)    
B.S., Belmont College; M.S., Troy State University; M.S., University of Oklahoma

Debra M. Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy (2012)
B.H.S., University of Florida; M.H.S., University of Florida; Ed.D., Argosy University

Peter J. Giordano, Professor of Psychology (1989)
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Timothy J. Gmeiner, Music Librarian with Associate Professor Emeritus Rank (1979)
B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.M., M.L.S., George Peabody College

Paul M. Godwin, Professor Emeritus of Music (1973) 
B.A., Arkansas Tech University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University

John S. Gonas, III, Associate Professor of Finance (1998)
B.B.A., M.B.A., George Washington University; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University

Alberto R. Gonzales, Professor of Law and Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor of Law (2012)
B.A. Rice University; J.D., Harvard Law School

Jose D. Gonzalez, Instructor of Entrepreneurship and Management (2007)
B.S., Instituto Tecnologico Autonoma de Mexico; M.B.A., Belmont University

Mary R. Goodloe, Associate Professor of Mathematics (2001)
B.A., Rhodes College; M.B.A., University of Memphis; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Alexander H. Graham, Assistant Professor of Music (2011)
B.F.A., The New School; M.M., Wayne State University; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Robert T. Grammer, Professor of Biology (1985)
B.S., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Elisa Greene, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2011)
B.S., Auburn University; Pharm.D, University of Tennessee

Suzanne Greenwalt, Instructor of Physical Therapy (2013)
B.S., M.P.T., Saint Louis University

Robert B. Gregg, Professor of Music (1984)
B.M.E., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.M.E., Ph.D., North Texas State University

Nathan D. Griffith, Associate  Professor of Political Science and Chair, Department of Political Science (2003)
B.A., Belmont University; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Indiana University

Judy C. Gunter, Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing (1983)
B.S., University of Tennessee-Nashville; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Steven R. Guthrie, Associate Professor of Religion (2005)
B.M., University of Michigan; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Darrell D. Gwaltney, Jr., Professor of Religion and Dean, School of Religion (2004) 
B.A., Missouri Baptist College; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Yvette C. Hachtel, Professor of Occupational Therapy (1997)
B.A., Queens College; Certificate in Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University; M.S.Ed.,University of Pittsburgh; J.D., Duquesne University

Angela M. Hagan, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2010)
B.S., M.P.S., University of Toledo; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Lindsey J. Hahn, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice (2011)
A.A., University of West Florida; Pharm.D, Samford University

Marjorie L. Halbert, Associate Professor of Music (1979)
B.M.E., M.M.E., Ouachita Baptist University; Additional Study, University of Arkansas

John S. Halle, Professor of Physical Therapy (1997)
B.S., M.S., University of Oregon; M.P.T., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Iowa

Elizabeth  F. Hallmark, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of Simulation (1996)
A.A., Samford University; B.S., Belmont College; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Touro University International

Amy-Joan L. Ham, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2012)
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., University of Arizona

Lora M. Harding, Assistant Professor of Marketing (2011)
B.B.A., Belmont University; M.S., Northwestern University; Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University

Carrie Harvey, Associate Professor of Nursing (2008)
A.N.D., B.S.N., Belmont University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D. University of Tennessee

Duane Hatch, Instructor of Chemistry (2011)
B.S., M.S., Tennessee Tech University; Ph.D. University of Cincinnati

Scott H. Hawley, Assistant Professor of Physics (2006)
B.S., College of William & Mary; Ph.D., University of Texas

Ernest W. Heard, Jr., Director of Library Services with Professor Rank (1979)
B.A., Centenary College; M.A., Scarritt College; M.L.S., George Peabody College; Ed.D., Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

David A. Herrera, Assistant Professor of Music Business (2000)
B.B.A., M.B.A., Belmont University; Ph.D., Capella University

J. Rush Hicks, Assistant Professor of Music Business and Chair, Music Business Program (2005)
B.M., University of Mississippi; J.D., Mercer University

Leslie J. Higgins, Professor of Nursing and Director, Graduate Studies in Nursing (1995)
B.S.N., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

David R. Hill, Professor Emeritus of Biology (1972)
B.S., Clemson University; M.S., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., North Carolina State

Catherine A. Hinton, Professor of Physical Therapy (1999)
B.A., University of Tennessee-Chattanooga; M.S., Boston University; Ph.D., Tennessee State University

Shelley Hix, Instructor of Occupational Therapy and Fieldwork Coordinator of Occupational Therapy (2009)
B.S., Louisiana State University; M.S.O.T., O.T.D., Belmont University

Eric H. Hobson, Professor of Pharmacy (2007)
B.A., University of West Georgia, M.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Amy L. Hodges Hamilton, Associate Professor of English (2006)
A.A., Gulf Coast Community College; B.A., Florida State University; M.A., Austin Peay State University; Ph.D.,Florida State University

Charles W. Hodgin, III, Instructor for Systems and Collections Management (2013)
B.A., University of Mobile; MLIS, Drexel University

Gary L. Hodgin, Associate Professor of Economics (1983)
B.S., M.A., Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Richard M. Hoffman, Professor of Music (2000)
B.M., Campbell University; M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Harry Hollis, Professor Emeritus of Management (1991)
B.A., University of Tennessee; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Additional Study, Vanderbilt University, University of Louisville

Linda P. Holt, Associate Professor of English (1993)
A.S., Volunteer State Community College; B.S., Austin Peay State University; M.A., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., University of Louisville

Sally Holt, Associate Professor of Religion (2008)
B.A., William Jewell College; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

William H. Hooper, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics and Computer Maintenance, School of Sciences (1989)
A.B., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Frank G. Hughes, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education (1982)
B.S., Tennessee Wesleyan; M.S., Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Julie Hunt, Assistant Professor of Social Work (2008)
B.S., Belmont University; M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee

Brenda J. Hutchins, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2012)
A.S., Fairmont State College; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; D.N.P., University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Sandra J. Hutchins, Professor of English (1998)
A.A., Freed-Hardeman College; B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., Memphis State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Trevor F. Hutchins, Professor of Education (1998)
B.S., M.Ed., Monash University; M.A., London University; Ph.D., Indiana University

Harry G. Hutchison, Professor of Law (2011)
B.A., M.A., J.D., Wayne State University; M.B.A., University of Michigan; D.B.T.S., Wycliffe Hall

Brenda K. Jackson-Abernathy, Associate Professor of History and Chair, Department of History (2003)
B.A., M.A., San Jose State University; Ph.D., Washington State University

James D. Jamieson, Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting (1982)
B.B.A., University of Mississippi; M.B.A., Memphis State University; C.P.A., State of Tennessee; C.M.A.

Michael J. Janas, Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology and Director of Recording Studio Operations (2007)
B.M., University of Kansas

Susan Jellissen, Assistant Professor of Political Science (2007)
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Careese John, Assistant Professor of English (2008)
B.A., Millikin University; M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Daniel Glen Johnson, Professor of Art (1994)
A.A., Casper College; B.F.A., Texas Tech University; M.F.A., West Texas A & M University

Joshua H. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Marketing (2007)
B.S., University of Virginia; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 

Philip E. Johnston, Professor of Pharmacy and Dean, College of Pharmacy (2007)
B.S., Pharm.D., University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

Linda D. Jones, Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychological Sciences (2000)
B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University

Kathryn Jordan, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director, Undergraduate Studies (2008)
B.S.N., Dominican College; M.P.H., University of Texas, M.S.N., Lewis University

David C. Julseth, Professor of Spanish and Chair, Department of Foreign Languages (1992)
B.A. and M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin

James Kaiser, Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology (2011)
B.S., Ohio State University; B.S.A.R, Ohio State University

Lauren B. Lunsford, Associate Professor of Education (2006)
B.A., University of Virginia; M.Ed., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Dan Keen, Instructor of Music Business (2010)
A.B., University of Northern Colorado; M.Ed., Belmont University

Sherry Hill Kelly, Associate Professor Emerita of Music (1976)
B.M., Westminister Choir College; M.M., University of North Carolina

Kristel P. Kemmerer, Associate Professor of Music Business and Associate Dean (2012)
B.M., Ithaca College; M.M., Ithaca College; Ed.D., Lehigh University

H. James Kimmel, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music (1995)
B.M.E., Hasting College; M.S.E., Northwest Missouri State University

Frances Joy Kimmons, Professor of Education (1996)
B.A., M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

Merrie Beth King, Associate Professor of Education and Director, Montessori Program (2001)
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A.T., Georgetown University; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

Kinsley Kelly Kiningham, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs (2009)
B.S., M.Sc., Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Jeffrey Kinsler, Professor of Law; Dean, College of Law (2010)
B.S., Ball State University; J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law; LL.M., Yale Law School

Jeffrey W. Kirk, Associate Professor of Music and Associate Dean, Performance Studies, School of Music (1993)
B.M., University of Miami; M.M.E., Belmont University, Ed.D, University of Memphis

Kristian I. Klefstad, Associate Professor of Music (2006)
B.M., Millikin University; M.M., University of Missouri; D.M.A., University of Texas

Terry W. Klefstad, Associate Professor of Music (2006)
B.A., B.M., Millikin University; M.M., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Texas

Barry Kraus, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Belmont University Pep Band (2008)
B.M., Oklahoma State University; M.M., Baylor University; D.M.A., Arizona State University

Deanna M. Kuhn, Instructor of Nursing (2005)
B.S.N., University of Cincinnati; M.S.N., University of Central Florida

Peter Kuryla, Assistant Professor of History (2008)
B.A., M.A., Midwestern State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Kristine LaLonde, Associate Professor of Honors and Coordinator of Honors Leadership Studies (2007)
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Robert P. Lambert, Professor of Marketing (1974)
B.S., M.S., Northwestern State University; D.B.A., Memphis State University

Peter Lamothe, Assistant Professor of Music (2008)
B.A., M.A., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D. candidate, University of North Carolina

W. Daniel Landes, Professor of Music (1983)
B.M., Shenandoah Conservatory of Music; M.M., University of Maryland; D.M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

John Lechner, Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology (2009)
B.M., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; M.S.M., Tennessee State University

Joan Li, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Chinese (2011)
B.A., Zhenghzou University; M.A., Belmont University; Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

Suzanne E. Lindsey, Associate Professor of Communication Studies (1992)
B.A., Wright State University; M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Indiana University

Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld, Professor of Occupational Therapy and Director of the School of Occupational Therapy MSOT Weekend Program (1997)
A.S., Palm Beach Junior College; B.S., Florida International University; M.S., Kent State University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Annette Little, Assistant Professor of Education (2008)
B.S., University of Tennessee at Martin; M.A., Austin Peay State University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Ronnie L. Littlejohn, Professor of Philosophy, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Director, Asian Studies Program (1984)
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University

Shelby Longard, Assistant Professor of Sociology (2007)
B.A., College of William and Mary, M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Robin A. Lovgren, Instructor of Mathematics (2011)
B.I.E., Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Jason Lovvorn, Instructor of English (2011)
B.A., University of Alabama; M.A. University of Virginia; Ph.D. Candidate, Vanderbilt University