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

Administration (Colleges)

The Jack C. Massey College of Business
J. Patrick Raines, Dean
Ph.D., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Alabama; B.A., University of Alabama
Krista M. Boonstra, Executive Assistant to the Dean
M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., University of Michigan
Jill Robinson, Director, External Relations and Executive Learning Networks
M.B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.A.O.M., Trevecca Nazarene University; B.A., Samford University
The Jack C. Massey Undergraduate School of Business

Jan R. Williams, Dean (Interim)
Ph.D., University of Arkansas; M.B.A., Baylor University; B.S., George Peabody College (now Vanderbilt University)
Krista M. Boonstra, Executive Assistant to the Dean
M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., University of Michigan
Jill Robinson, Director, External Relations and Executive Learning Networks
M.B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.A.O.M., Trevecca Nazarene University; B.A., Samford University
Marie Weatherford, Budget Manager
B.B.A., Belmont University

The Jack C. Massey Undergraduate School of Business

G. Stanley York, Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Management
Ed.D., University of Tennessee; M.S., Auburn University; B.A., Tennessee Temple University
Katie Rockey, Student Advising Coordinator
M.A., University of Louisville; B.A., University of Kansas
Misty Wims, Academic Director
B.B.A., Belmont University
Lori Wood LeBleu, Director of Career Development
M.B.A., Miami University; B.B.A., University of Kentucky
Chris Agans, Career Development and Internship Specialist
M.A., Eastern Illinois University; B.A., Eastern Illinois University
Erica Hughes, Program Assistant, Center for Social Entrepreneurship
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Bernard Turner, Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship & Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.B.A., University of Toledo; B.S., Findlay College
Elizabeth Gortmaker, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
M.B.A., Belmont University; B.B.A., Belmont University
Boyd Smith, Director, Center for Business Ethics
M.B.A., University of North Carolina; B.S., University of Tennessee
Jeff Overby, Director, Center for International Business & Professor of Marketing & International Business
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; M.B.A., Millsaps College; B.S., Mississippi State University

The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business

Jennifer Fowler, Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Economics & Music Business
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University; M.A., Middle Tennessee State University; B.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Amanda Tossberg, Graduate Enrollment Specialist
M.B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.S., Iowa State University; B.A., Belmont University
Melissa G. Mitchell, Student Support Coordinator

The Center for Executive Education

Melanie Adams, Executive Director, Center for Executive Education
M.S., Murray State University; B.S., Tusculum College
BobbieJo Jenkins, Senior Manager of Programs and Marketing
M.B.A., Mississippi State University; B.S., Mississippi State University
Polly Case, Client Services Associate
B.A., Indiana University Bloomington
Vicki Allen, Program Manager
B.S., University of North Alabama

Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
Douglas Howard, Dean
J.D. George Washington University; M.B.A. Vanderbilt University; B.B.A., Belmont University
Cheryl Slay Carr, Associate Dean
J.D., University of Maryland School of Law; M.P.A., Atlanta University; B.A., University of Michigan
Angela Breedon, Assistant to the Dean
B.S., Belmont University
Kellie Meeks, Administrative Assistant
Academic Administrative Offices

Rebecca Berkowitz, Program Assistant
M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University; B.S., Florida State University
Tina Dishman, Director, Academic Advising
B.B.A., Belmont University
Alex Quattlebaum, Academic Advisor
B.B.A., Belmont University
Julie Jackson, Internship Coordinator
M.Ed.; B.S., 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
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
M.Ed.; B.B.A., Belmont University
Keandra Golden, Admissions Coordinator
Ron Romano, Computer Technician
B.B.A., Olivet Nazarene University 
Tish M. Stewart, Career Development Specialist
M.Ed., Belmont University; B.B.A., University of Georgia
Julie Thomas, Associate Director of Alumni Relations
M.Ed.; B.M., Belmont University


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

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

Media Studies Department

Motion Pictures Program
Will Akers, Chair
M.F.A., University Southern California; B.S., Vanderbilt University

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

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

College of Health Sciences

Cathy R. Taylor, Dean
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Vanderbilt University, Dr.PH, University of Alabama Birmingham; M.S.N., University of Tennessee Health Science Center; B.S.N., University of Alabama Huntsville
Renee Brown, Associate Dean
Ph.D., University of Texas Dallas; M.S.P.T., University of North Carolina; B.S.P.T., Daemen College
Sandy Dowling, Assistant to the Dean
B.S., Oklahoma Christian University
Candace Smith, Budget Manager
M.B.A., Belmont University; B.S., University of Nevada Reno
Beth Hallmark, Director of College of Health Sciences & Nursing Simulation Center
Ph.D., Touro University International; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N. Belmont University; A.D.N., Samford University
Bill Nichols, Enrollment Services & Marketing Director
M.A., Emerson College; BA Eastern Nazarene College
Lara Casey, Admissions Coordinator
M.Ed,. University of West Alabama; B.S. University of Tennessee
Sarah Schulte, Admissions Coordinator
M.A., Providence College; B.A., Lee University

Department of Social Work

Jennifer Crowell Thompson, Chair
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University; MSSW, University of Tennessee Knoxville; B.A., Rhodes College
Patsy Peach, Program Assistant
B.S., Belmont University

Department of Exercise Science

Patrick Schneider, Chair
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; M.S., University of Wisconsin; B.S., Winona State University
Cindy Warner, Administrative Assistant & Adjunct Coordinator
M.A.C.C., B.S., Belmont University

School of Nursing

Martha Buckner, Associate Dean School of Nursing
Ph.D., Touro University International; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., Western Kentucky University
Linda Wofford, Director Graduate Nursing
D.N.P., University of Kentucky; M.S.N., University of Virginia; B.S.N., University of Mississippi
Sandy Murabito, Director Undergraduate Nursing
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S.N., Western Kentucky University
Amanda Waterman, Undergraduate Clinical Placement Coordinator
M.S.N., Capella University, B.S.N. Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, B.A., Quincy University
Erin Shankel, FNP Coordinator
D.N.P., Belmont University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Greenville College
Arlie Paris, Part Time Program Assistant
B.S., National Lewis University
Michaela Eason, Program Assistant
B.A., Baylor University
Mackenzie Mathews, Program Assistant
B.A., Western Kentucky University
Michal Christian, Academic Support Assistant
M.Ed., Belmont University; B.A., Belhaven University

School of Occupational Therapy

Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld, Chair
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University; M.S., Kent State University; B.S.O.T., Florida International University; A.S.O.T.. Palm Beach Jr. College
Tamara Lemmonds, Director Masters of Occupational Therapy
Ed.D., Trevecca University, M.S.O.T. & OTR/L, Belmont University
Allison Koch, Fieldwork Coordinator
O.T.D., Belmont University; OTR/L B.A., Harding University
Camille Turner, MSOT Program Fieldwork Coordinator

M.S., Belmont University, B.A., University of the South-Sewanee
Evelyn Sholar, Experiential Component & Fieldwork Assistant
M.S.O.T., Belmont University; B.A., Belmont University
Caitlin Haskell, Program Assistant
Ed.M., University of Buffalo; B.A. University of Buffalo
Misty Wellman, Program Assistant
M.A., Belmont University; B.S. Belmont University; A.S., Indiana Vocational Technical College

School of Physical Therapy

Gary Austin, Chair
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Regis University; Ph.D., M.A. & B.S., University of Connecticut
Gail Bursch, Clinical Education Director
M.S.Ed., University of Kentucky; B.H.S., University of Kentucky
Molly Duncan, Program Assistant
M.B.A., University of North Alabama; B.B.A., Mississippi State University
Thomas Ebner, Academic Support Assistant
B.A. Belmont University

Public Health Program

Christian Williams, Director
Dr.PH., East Tennessee State University; M.P.H., East Tennessee State University; B.S.P.H., East Tennessee State University
Patsy Peach, Program Assistant
B.S., Belmont University

College of Law

Alberto R. Gonzales, Dean and Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor of Law
J.D. Harvard Law School; B.A. Rice University
Ellen Black, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of Law, Director of Field Placements
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law; B.A. Mississippi University for Women
Timothy P. Chinaris, Associate Dean for Information Services & Professor of Law
J.D., University of Texas School of Law; M.A., Florida State University; B.A., Florida State University
Andy Matthews, Associate Dean for Student Services
J.D., Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law; B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lisa Doster, Director of Career and Professional Development
B.B.A., Belmont University
Lisa Giffen, Assistant to the Dean
M.Ed., Ohio University; B.A., State University of New York College at Fredonia
Allison Schaeffer, Administrative Assistant to the Dean’s Office and Academic Support Analyst
B.S., University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Concetta Smith, Career Advisor and Program Assistant
B.A., Wofford College
Elizabeth Stermer, Recruiting Coordinator
M.Ed., Ohio University; B.S., Miami University
Mallory Blake, Admissions Advisor and Program Assistant
B.S., Northwestern University
Xylinn Zubaly, Faculty Assistant
B.B.A., Belmont University
Chelsey Taylor, Faculty Assistant
B.A., UC Santa Barbara; Teaching Credential in Mathematics, California State University - Northridge

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Bryce F. Sullivan, Dean
Ph.D., M.A., Ohio State University Columbus; B.S., Georgia State University
Linda Holt, Associate Dean
Ph.D., University of Louisville; M.A., Western Kentucky University; B.S., Austin Peay State University; A.S., Volunteer State Community College
Lauren Lunsford, Associate Dean
Ph.D., M.Ed., Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of Virginia
Stephanie Callaway, Assistant to the Dean
B.A.S., Dallas Baptist University
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

Bryce F. Sullivan, Interim Chair
Ph.D., M.A., Ohio State University Columbus; B.S., Georgia State University
Ann Baldwin, Office Manager
Andrea McClain, Coordinator for Licensure, Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
M.Ed, B.A., Tennessee State University

School of Humanities

Brenda Hancock, Office Manager
Denise Mabry, Administrative Assistant

Department of English
David Curtis, Chair
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; M.A., B.A., University of North Florida
Sarah Blomeley, Director of English Graduate Program
Ph.D., Miami University; M.A., Auburn University; B.A., Eastern Kentucky University

Department of Foreign Languages
Paulo Boero, Chair
Ph.D., M.A., University of Kansas; B.A., University; B.A., Belmont University

Department of Philosophy
Mark Anderson, Chair
Ph.D., M.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Calgary; B.A., Belmont University

School of Social Sciences

Karen Bennett, Recruitment Coordinator & Academic Suport
Dana Perry, Administrative Assistant
M.A., B.A., Belmont University

Department of Communication Studies
Nathan Webb, Chair
Ph.D., University of Kansas; M.A., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.S., College of the Ozarks

Department of History
Brenda Jackson-Abernathy, Chair
Ph.D., Washington State University; M.A., B.A., San Jose State University

Department of Political Science
Vaughn May, Chair
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville

Department of Public Relations
Bonnie Reichert, Chair
Ph.D., University of Tennessee; B.A., University of Georgia

Department of Sociology
Shelby Longard, Chair
Ph.D.,M.A., Vanderbilt University; B.A., College of William and Mary

Department of Sport Administration
Ted Peetz, Chair
Ted Peetz, Director of Sport Administration Graduate Program
Ph.D., University of Nevada; M.Ed., Bowling Green State University; B.S., Kansas State University

College of Music and Performing Arts

Stephen R. Eaves, Dean
D.M.A., University of South Carolina; M.M.E., University of Mississippi; B.M.E., Union University
Jane Duncan, Associate Dean
Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; B.A., University of Dayton
Sarah Davis, Director of Public Relations/Advancement
B.A., Western Kentucky University
Joan C. Eakin, Administrative Coordinator
B.S., Belmont University
Caroline Scism, Program Assistant
M.M., Belmont University; B.M., University of North Carolina 

School of Music

Jeremy Lane, Director
Ph.D., Louisiana State University; M.M., Baylor University; B.M.E., New Mexico State University
Jeffrey W. Kirk, Associate Director
Ed.D, University of Memphis; M.M.E., Belmont University; B.M., University of Miami
Kathryn Paradise, Assistant Director
M.M., B.M., University of Miami
Rusty King, Production and Facilities Manager
B.B.A., Belmont University
Bretford Bell, Production Assistant
B.S. in Music Performance, University of North Alabam
Gina Lackore, Undergraduate Program Assistant
B.M., Belmont University, A.A., North Iowa Area Community College
Rebecca Dean, Scheduling Coordinator/Graduate Administrative Assistant
B.M., Belmont University
Caroline Scism, Scheduling Coordinator/Graduate Secretary
M.M., Belmont University; B.M., University of North Carolina 
April Simpkins, Receptionist
B.A., Harding University

Department of Theatre and Dance

R. Paul Gatrell, Chair
B.F.A., University of Georgia; B.S., Lindenwood College
Joann Rosenbaum, Office Manager
Jerry Stratton, Technical Director/Facilities Manager

College of Pharmacy

David Gregory, Dean
PharmD, University of Mississippi; BS, University of Mississippi
Erin Behnen, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy; BS, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Kelley Kiningham, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
PhD, University of Kentucky; MSc, Middle Tennessee State University; B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Cathy Ficzere, Chair, Pharmacy Practice
PharmD, Samford University; BS, Samford University
Marilyn Odom, Chair, Pharmaceutical, Social & Administrative Sciences
PhD, University of South Alabama; BS, University of South Alabama
Angela Clauson, Director, Experiential Education
PharmD, University of Tennessee
Heather Spilburg, Assistant to the Dean
MEd, Lipscomb University; BS, Lipscomb University
Dawn Smith, Program Assistant, Pharmacy Practice
MBA, Benedictine University; BA, Benedictine University
Ginger Hooper, Program Assistant, Pharmaceutical, Social & Administrative Sciences
BS, Middle Tennessee State University

College of Sciences and Mathematics

Thom Spence, Dean
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Birmingham Southern College
Nick Ragsdale, Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis; B.A., Wabash College
Ashley Turner, Assistant to the Dean/Budget Manager
M.B.E., B.B.A, Middle Tennessee State University                                                          

Department of Biology

Jennifer Thomas, Chair
Ph.D., Northwestern University; M.S., Loyola University Chicago; B.S., University of Evansville
Terri Templeman, Administrative Assistant
B.A., Cal State Fullerton
Ray Seely, Laboratory Manager
M.S., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Bradley University

Department of Chemistry and Physics

Robert Magruder III, Chair
Ph.D., M.S., B.A., Vanderbilt University
Libby Severson, Administrative Assistant
B.A., University of Wisconsin Madison
Vanessa Bright, Laboratory Manager
M.S., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Daniel Biles, Chair
Ph.D., M.S., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Susan Headrick, Office Manager
B.S., Belmont College

Department of Psychology

Linda Jones, Chair
Ph.D., M.A., Kent State University; B.A., Wake Forest University

College of Theology and Christian Ministry

Darrell Gwaltney, Dean
Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Missouri Baptist University
Tola Akhom-Pokrywka, Assistant to the Dean
Cory Bishop, Program Assistant

O’More College of Architecture, Art and Design

Jhennifer Admundson, Dean
Ph.D., University of Delaware; M. Arch., University of Illinois; B.S.A.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Shari Fox, Associate Dean
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University; B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Emily Kynerd, Program Assistant
M.S., Mississippi State University; B.A., Union University

Department of Art

James Pierce, Chair
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design; B.F.A., Belmont University
Stacey Bryan, Office Manager
B.S., Belmont University

Department of Fashion Design

Jamie Atlas, Chair
M.B.E., Middle Tennessee State University; B.S. in Apparel Merchandising, Indiana University

Department of Interior Design

Rebecca Moore, Chair
M.A., Savannah College of Art & Design; B.I.D., Auburn University

Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education

Mimi Barnard, Associate Provost
Ed.D., University North Texas; M.A., Saint Marys University; B.A., Abilene Chrstian University
Leigh Hitchcock, Administrative & Student Services Coordinator
B.A., University of Richmond; M.Div., Southern Seminary

University College Adult Degree Programs

Sara Gibson, Academic Services Specialist
B.B.A. and M.B.A., 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

Office of Study Abroad

Thandi Dinani, Director of Global Education
Jess Lancaster, Interim Study Abroad Advisor
Jasmine Marecle, Study Abroad Advisor
M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee; B.S.W., Belmont University
Bonnie Marschner, Interim Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Service
Hayley Reed, Assistant Director of Study Abroad

Honors Program

Jonathan L. Thorndike, Director of Honors Program
Ph.D., M.A., Michigan State University; B.A., Alma College