Jul 14, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty (A-E)

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

Faculty 2020-2021

Glenn Acree, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1997)
Ph.D., Emory University; M.S., Georgia State University; B.A., Samford University

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

Nathan Adam, Assistant Professor of Audio-Video Production (2010)
Ed.S., Middle Tennessee State University; M.B.A., B.B.A., Pittsburg State University

Rebecca Adams, Assistant Professor of Biology (2019)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Belmont University

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

Joe F. Alexander, Senior Professor of Performance Excellence (2007)
D.B.A., M.B.A., University of Memphis; B.B.A., Harding University

Nancy Allen, Intructor of Music, Coordinator of Musical Theatre (2014)
M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; B.S., Vanderbilt University

Beverley J. Alleyne, Associate Professor of Accounting (2008)
Ph.D., Argosy University; M.B.A., B.S., Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

James Al-Shamma, Associate Professor of Theatre (2013)
Ph.D., M.A., B.F.A., University of California Santa Barbara

Paul Ambrefe, Instructor of Nursing (2017)
M.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University; B.S., Trevecca Nazarene University; A.A.S., Columbia State Community College

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

Jhennifer Amundson, Dean, O’More College of Architecture and Design (2019)
Ph.D., University of Delaware; M.ARCH, B.S., University of Illinois Urbana

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

Charles Apigian, Executive Director of Belmont Data Collaborative (2021)
Ph.D., University of Toledo; M.B.A., Wayne State University; B.S, B.A., Bowling Green State University                                                         

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

Kristi Arth, Assistant Professor of Law (2019)
J.D., M.A., Ohio State University Columbus; B.A., University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

Alexander Assouad, Assistant Professor of Management and International Business (2016)
D.B.A., Kennesaw State University; M.B.A., University of South Florida; B.A., American University in Cairo

Jamie Atlas, Intructor and Chair, Fashion Design & Merchandising (2018)
MBE, Middle Tennessee State University; B.S., Indiana University Bloomington

Erica Aubrey, Intructor of Music (2018)
M.A., New York University; B.B.A., Belmont University

Gary Austin, Dept Chair & Professor of Physical Therapy (2019)
Ph.D., M.A., B.S., University of Connecticut; CERT, Regis University

Nicholas T. Bacon, Associate Professor of Sports Science (2011)
Ph.D., University of Alabama Tuscaloosa; M.S., B.S., Western Kentucky University

Olivia Bahemuka, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2017)
D.N.P., University of Alabama Birmingham; M.S.N., B.S.N., Queens University Charlotte

Kim Balding, Instructor of English (2021)
M.A., B.S., Belmont University

William Baldridge, Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology (2019)
B.S., Belmont University

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

Miriam Barnard, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Associate Provost, Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education (2012)
D.O.E., University North Texas; M.A., Saint Marys University; B.A., Abilene Chrstian University

Wayne Barnard, Instructor of Psychology (2021)
Ph.D., Texas Womans University; M.A., Saint Marys University; B.A., Abilene Chrstian University

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

Chris Barton, Associate Professor of Biology (2014)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Berea College

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

Bill Bates, Dean, College of Medicine (2021)
MD., B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paul Baumgardner, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies (2020)
Ph.D., M.A., Princeton University; B.A., Baylor University

Thomas Beckermann, Instructor of Biology (2021)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Webster University; A.A., East Central College

Erin Behnen, Professor/Associate Dean of Assessment & Academic Affairs, Pharmacy (2018)
Pharm.D., B.S., St Louis College Pharmacy

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

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

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

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

Bruce A. Bennett, Instructor of Music (2017)  
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music; B.A., Hardin-Simmons University

Elena Bennett, Instructor of Music (2017)
M.M., B.M., Gnesin St Pedagogical Mus Inst

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

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

Cynthia Bisson, Assistant Professor of History (2016)
Ph.D., Ohio State University Columbus; M.A., B.A., Murray State University

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

Anthony Blash, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Informatics (2013)
Pharm.D., Creighton University; B.S., Kean University; B.S.P., Long Island University Brooklyn Campus

Sarah Blomeley, Professor of English (2008)
Ph.D., Miami University; M.A., Auburn University; B.A., Eastern Kentucky University

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

Paulo J. Boero, Professor of Spanish (2006)
Ph.D., M.A., University of Kansas; B.A., Belmont University

Kevin Boettger, Faculty in Audio Engineering Technology (2021)
B.S., University of New Haven 

Joseph Bonnarens, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical, Social & Administrative Sciences (2020)
Ph.D., M.S., University of Mississippi; B.S., Oregon State University

Layla Bonner, Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling (2018)
Ph.D., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.Ed., University Of Georgia; B.A., University Of Tn-Chattanooga

Christopher Born, Assistant Professor of Japanese (2018)
Ph.D., M.A., Washington University; B.A., Valparaiso Universty

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

Meaghan Brady Nelson, Assistant Professor of Art (2018)
Ph.D., M.A., Ohio State Univ Columbus; B.F.A., Washington State University; NDS, Western Washington University

Travis Brandon, Associate Professor or Law (2013)
J.D., M.S., B.A., Stanford University; M.A., M.Phil., Yale University

Dan Brawner, Associate Professor of Art (2020)
M.A., Syracuse University; M.F.A., University Hartford; B.F.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Madeline S. Bridges, Professor Emeritus of Music (1998)
Ed.D., University of Alabama Tuscaloosa; M.M.E., George Peabody College for Teaching at Vanderbilt University; B.M., Shorter University

Cheryl A. Brown, Professor of French (1990)
Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Kentucky; B.A., Centre College

Christopher Brown, Assistant of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences (2017)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Auburn University

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

Sybril M. Brown, Professor of Journalism and Program Director, Journalism (2003)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed., Loyola University, Chicago; B.A., Marquette University

Melissa Bryan, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy/ OTD Fieldwork Coordinator (2018)
D.O.T., Rocky Moutain University of Health Professionals; B.S., Univ Of Tennessee Health Science Center

Martha M. Buckner, Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean, School of Nursing (1998)
Ph.D., Touro University International; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., A.S., Western Kentucky University

Reuben Bueno, Associate Dean, Clinical Education (2021)
B.A., Yale University

Wesley A. Bulla, Professor of Audio Engineering Technology (1991)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.M.E., Belmont College; B.M., University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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

Jo Lynn Burks, Instructor of Music (2015)
M.M., University of Miami; A.B., University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

S. Gail Bursch, Associate Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy (1997)
M.S., B.S., University of Kentucky, Lexington

Steven Busby, Associate Professor of Nursing (2017)
Ph.D., Univ Tennessee Knoxville; M.S.N., University South Alabama; B.S.N., Troy University

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

Donald Byrd, Instructor of Music (2020)
J.D., Belmont University; M.A., University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh; B.A., B.M., Belmont University

Robert O. Byrd, Professor Emeritus of Religion (1972)
Th.D., M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A. Belmont College

Joseph Patrick Byrne, Professor Emeritus of History (1998)
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington; M.A., M.U.P., B.A., University of Washington

Sara Camp, Associate Professor of Nursing (2009)
D.N.P., Belmont University; M.S.N., Rush University; B.S.N., Harding University

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

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

Tavajay Campbell, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2019)
Pharm.D., Long Island University Post; B.A., Cornell University

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

Cheryl Carr, Associate Professor of Music Business and Associate Dean CEMB (2008)
J.D., University Maryland Baltimore Cnty; M.P.A., Clark Atlanta University; A.B., University Michigan Ann Arbor

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

Dennis Chen, Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Management (2011)
Ph.D., University of Kentucky; M.B.A., Baylor University; B.E., Vanderbilt University

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

Timothy Chinaris, Professor of Law and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs (2014)
J.D., University of Texas Austin; M.S., B.S., Florida State University

Song Hui Chon, Assistant Professor of Audio Engineering Technology (2019)
Ph.D., Mcgill University (Montreal); M.S., University Of Washington; B.S., Chonbuk National University (Korea)

Angela Clauson, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Director of Experential Education (2014)
Pharm.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Raluca Clendenen, Instructor of Mathematics (2021)
Ph.D., M.S., University of Memphis; B.S., University of Oradea (Romania)

Robin L. Cobb, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2012)
Ph.D., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Stonehill College

Ann Coble, Instructor of Religion (2021)
Ph.D., St Louis University; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Th.M., Covenant Theological Seminary; B.A., Washington University

Donald Cochran, Professor of Law (2021)
J.D., B.A., Vanderbilt University; NDS, Emory University

Howard H. Cochran, Jr., Professor of Economics and Management (1990)
D.A., Middle Tennessee State University; M.A., Wayne State University; B.B.A., Walsh College of Accountancy and Business

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

Rebecca Conway, Scientist Educator (2021)
Ph.D., University of Connecticut; B.S., Abilene Christian University 

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

Denise Corr, Instructor of Communications Studies (2021)
M.A., B.A., Auburn University

Douglas Crews, Assistant Professor of Social Work (2017)
Ph.D., University of Utah; M.Div., Vanderbilt University; M.S.W., University of Central Florida; B.A., Belmont University

Jennifer Crowell, Associate Professor of Social Work (2013)
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.S., University of Tennessee Knoxville; B.A., Rhodes College

Joyce Blair Crowell, Professor Emerita of Computer Science and Program Director in Computer Science (1988)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.S., University of Kentucky Lexington; B.S., Eastern Kentucky University

Sharon L. Crumpton, Professor Emerita of Mathematics (1979)
Ed.D., M.S., B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Manuel Cruz, Assistant Professor of Religion (2013)
Ph.D., University of Chicago; M.A., SUNY Buffalo; M.T.S., University of Notre Dame; B.A., University of Rochester

Sue Curfman, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (2021)
DHS, University of St Augustine Health Science; M.S., Boston University; B.S., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Cynthia R. Curtis, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Professor Emeritus of Music (1983)
Ph.D., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; B.M.E., M.M., Baylor University; B.S., Springhill College

Cynthia Curtis, Associate Professor of Religion (2015)
Th.D., Duke University; M.A.T., M.Div., Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of Richmond

David Earl Curtis, Professor of English and Department Chair English (1996)
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.A., B.A., University of North Florida

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

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

Lucyellen M. Dahlgren, Associate Professor of Nursing (2004) 
D.N.P., University of Tennessee, Memphis; M.S.N., Anna Maria College; PM, Belmont University; B.A., Regis College

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

Kathryn Dambrino, Assistant Professor of Nursing (2019)
D.N.P., Belmont University; B.S.N., University Mississippi Medical Ctr

Courtney Daniel, Instructor of Nursing (2021)
M.S.N., Austin Peay State University; B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University

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

David Dark, Associate Professor of Religion (2013)
Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Nancy S. Darr, Professor of Physical Therapy/Adm Pediatric PHT Residency Program (1998)
D.P.T., Loma Linda University; M.S., University Southern California; B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University

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

Jimmy Thomas Davis, Professor of Speech Communication (1987)
Ph.D., M.A., Indiana University, Bloomington; B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Marita Dell’Aquila, Instructor of Nursing (2021)
M.B.A., Loyola University Maryland; M.S.N., University of Maryland; B.S., West Chester University

Lucian Dervan, Professor of Law (2017)
J.D., Emory University; B.A., Davidson College

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

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

Fernando Diggs, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice (2019)
Pharm.D., Belmont University; B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University

Sharon Dowdy, Professor Emerita of Nursing (1991)
Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Justin Dowse, Instructor of Audio Engineering Technology (2021)
M.S., Concordia University; M.S., University of Colorado, Denver

James Doyle, Associate Professor of Marketing (2020)
Ph.D., Carleton University; M.B.A., Brock University (Ontario); B.S.B.A., University Of Ottawa

Jennifer Duck Brown, Instructor of Journalism (2019)
M.S., Murray State University; B.A., Miami University

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

Sandra Dudley, Assistant Professor of Music (1995)
M.M., Eastman School of Music; B.M., SUNY College Fredonia

Jane Duncan, Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Theatre (2018)
Ph.D., Florida State University; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; B.A., University Of Dayton

Ruby K. Dunlap, Professor of Nursing (2006)
Ed.D., Tennessee State University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., Middle Tennessee State University; A.A.S., Hocking College

Stephen Eaves, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts (2016)
D.M.A., University of South Carolina Columbia; M.M., University of Mississippi; B.M., Union University

Arthur Edwards, Faculty in College of Law (2021)
J.D., Duke University; B.S., University of Mississippi

Lorena B. Edwards, Associate Professor Emerita of Management and Business Administration (1983)
Ed.S., M.A., B.S., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Finis Eliot, Assistant Professor of Interior Design (2019)
M.ARCH, M.U.P., University Of Washington; B.F.A., O’More College Of Design

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

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

Clare Eng, Associate Professor of Music (2011)
Ph.D., M.A., M.Phil., Yale University; B.M., Florida International University

Genevieve Engle, Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Director of the Drug Information Center (2013)
Pharm.D., University Of The Sciences

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

Kimberlee Entsminger, Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Coordinator of Pharmaceutical Studies (1997)
Ph.D., B.A., University of Tennessee Knoxville

Cathy Eschete, Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Clinical Practice & CAEP Coordinator (2020)
Ph.D., Louisiana State U-A And M-Baton Rouge; M.A., California St University Stanislaus; B.A., Louisiana College

Elena Espiritu, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy (2013)
D.O.T., University Illinois Chicago; M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary; B.S., Texas Womans University

Martha Ezell, Instructor of Nursing (2011)
M.S.N., B.S.N., Belmont University